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Question

A, B and C start a partnership business. A invests Rs. 900 and C invests Rs. 600. What should B have invested if it wanted to earn a share of Rs. 400 in the annual profit of Rs. 800?

A

Rs. 750.

B

Rs. 850.

C

Rs. 650.

D

Rs. 950.

Soln.
Ans: a

By inspection, the desired share is 1/2 of the annual profit. So B should have contributed half of the capital, which is ${900 + 600}/2$ = Rs. 750.


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