### Discussion :: Percentage - General Questions (Q.No.3)

3. | A fruit seller had some apples. He sells 40% apples and still has 420 apples. Originally, he had: |
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Answer: Option D Explanation: Suppose originally he had Then, (100 - 40)% of
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Sonu said: (Dec 15, 2010) | |

45% of ? + 30% of 90= 30% of 210? |

Sonu said: (Dec 15, 2010) | |

If 37% of a no. is 990.86, what will be approximately 19% of that no.? |

Aparna said: (Jan 28, 2011) | |

@sonu the ans. is 102.22 45/100*x=30/100*90=30/100*210 9x/20+27=63 9x/20=63-27 x=(46*20)/9 x=102.22 |

Srinivas said: (Feb 4, 2011) | |

45/100*x=30/100*90=30/100*210 9x/20+27=63 9x/20=63-27 x=(36*20)/9 x=80 |

Ramesh said: (Feb 11, 2011) | |

APPLES SOLD = 40% SO REMAINING APPLES = 60% 60% = 420 FULL (100%) = (100/60) X 420 = 700 ANS: 700 APPLES |

Vipul said: (Mar 11, 2011) | |

Here Whole apples is 60% acco. to the quess and we have sell 40% ok here aftr sellng 40% of apple remaing is 60% ok thn 60% of apple =420 remaing apples then 60/100=420 =700 |

Sanjeev Kumar said: (May 22, 2011) | |

Let Total apple = x x of 40% + 420 = x 2x/5+420=x 5x = 2x+2100 3x = 2100 x = 700 |

Viji said: (Aug 2, 2011) | |

Excellent answer!! |

Kartik Patel said: (Aug 9, 2011) | |

Let x is total apple Since he sell 40% of total i.e. 40x/100 x-40x/100=420 6x=4200 x=700 |

Amit said: (Aug 16, 2011) | |

RAMESH you are Great. |

Sachin Soni said: (Oct 8, 2011) | |

Apple sold 40%. Remaining 60% = 420. Then 1% apple are 420/60 = 7. Then 100% = 7x100 = 700 answer. |

Nilesh said: (Nov 6, 2011) | |

Hey aprna, your answer is wrong dear...right ans. 80 30% of 210=63 30% of 90=27 63=27+45% of x 45% f x=63-27=36 if 36=45 f x thn 36/45^100=80 |

Donkor said: (Dec 2, 2011) | |

40% of apples are sold and still left with 420 apples remaining=60%(100%-40%) if remaining=420 apples, then it is also equal to 60% therefore if 60%=420 apples 40%=? ratio and proportion if less more divide 40/100 x 100/60(dividing 40% by 60%, and reciprocating it in the multiplication) x 420 =2/3 x 420= 280 here 280 only represent 40% therefore whole apples(60%+40%) 280+420=700 |

Nikky said: (Dec 21, 2011) | |

45% of ? + 90% of 9000= 30% of ? |

Md Saleh said: (Jan 19, 2012) | |

A simple solution: ie. 40% sold means Remaining 60%=420 Therefore 420/60=70 ie 10% therefore 70*40%=280 ie 280+420=700 total apples. |

Iqbal Singh said: (Apr 2, 2012) | |

@sachin soni. You solve this question very easy. Excellent answer. |

Parthi said: (Apr 25, 2012) | |

40% apple sold 60% apple 420 therefore 40% apple = (420/60)*40 = 280 60% + 40% = 100% 420 + 280 = 700 |

Santosh said: (May 3, 2012) | |

Can We Do Like This??? From The Options If We take any option And Taking 40% from that Option and adding to the remaining Apples We Have To Get The Original Option Ex : (40% of 700 is 280)+ (remaining Apples 420)= 700 |

Kalai said: (May 5, 2012) | |

Simple: 40% apples sold. remains =420 it means 60% .... 60%=420 Then 1%=70 Then (Total)=100% =( 1% * 100) ===> 100*7 = 700Apples |

Sangeetha said: (Jul 7, 2012) | |

Let the total apples be X. 40% of total apples are sold. Remaining apples are 420. Here, Total - remaining apples = apples sold. X-420=40% of X. X-2/5X=420. X=700. |

Abhisek said: (Sep 20, 2012) | |

There are so many process but we need only short one. 100-40= 60% 60%= 420 100% = 420*100/60 =700 |

Santhosh Kiran said: (Sep 30, 2012) | |

x=40/100[x+420] 10x=4x+1680 6x=1680 x=1680/6 x=280 So the original apple=x+420 =280+420 =700 |

Abhisek said: (Nov 22, 2012) | |

100-40=60% 60%=420 So 100%= 420*100*100/100*60=700 Its more short type. |

Sameer said: (Mar 6, 2013) | |

It is very simple. If 40% is sold out then 60% is remains. Then, (420/60) *100= 700. |

Chandan said: (Apr 5, 2013) | |

It really simple . See if 40% sold out then remain is 60%, That means 60% = 420. Let total number of fruit is X, we have to find the value Of X? So, 60/100*X = 420 as of question, X = 4200/6 = 700(ans). |

Varun said: (May 27, 2013) | |

Person sold 40% of apples. Then 60% of apples are leftover. 420 = 60% He asked to find out total number of apples, and total number of apples are given in the options. That means take the options individually and find 60% of that number, if the answer is 420, then thats the total number of appeals he had. |

Deeps said: (Jun 6, 2013) | |

I hope this is the best answer: Consider x = Original number of apples, Sold 40% of x remaining is 420. x-40% of x = 420. x-40/100 x = 420. x-2x/5 = 420 (dividing 40/100 =2/5). x = 700. |

Sandeep Dhek said: (Aug 28, 2013) | |

Short one: Remaining apples (100%-40%) = 60%. 60% = 420. 40% = (40*420) /60. = 280 (unitary method). Answer = 280+420. = 700. |

Hari said: (Sep 5, 2013) | |

40/100*x+420 = x. 40x+42000 = 100x. 42000 = 60x. 700 = x. |

Rahul said: (Sep 10, 2013) | |

Let the no.of the apples be x. 40% of x = 0.4x. x - 0.4x = 420. x(1-0.4) = 420. x = 420/0.6. x = 700. |

Peter said: (Oct 1, 2013) | |

Remaining apple = 60%. 60% = 420. 100% = ? So, (100*420)/60 = 700. |

Jenda Fayaz said: (Jan 3, 2014) | |

He had 100% apples. He sold 40%, Remaining 60% = 420 apples. 100% = 420/60*100 = 720. |

Krishnappa .G said: (Feb 17, 2014) | |

Guys lets take Total Fruits % is 100. We know remaining number of fruits = 420 ---> 60%. ? ---> 40%. Simply do cross multiplication 60*? = 420*40. ? = (420*40)/60. ? = 280. Total no.of Fruits 280+420 = 700. |

Chetana said: (Mar 14, 2014) | |

Take total fruits as X. Total fruits sold 40%. Remaining is 60 ie 420 which is giver in the question, Now 60%can be written as 60/100. And, 60% of x which is total fruit can be written as 60/100*x. Which is equal to 420. So we can write, 60/100*x = 420. We want total fruits means we want a value of x here, x = 420*100/60. = 42000/60. = 4200/6. x = 700. |

Atul said: (Apr 21, 2014) | |

Short and simple. Suppose total no.of oranges X. So, % of oranges sold. 40% of x = 40X/100...........(1). And given that 420 oranges are still remaining so, The oranges sold = x-420 .......(2). X*40/100= x-420. From equation 1 & 2. 40X/100 = X-420. 40X= 100X-420,00. 420,00 = 60X. X = 420,00/60. X = 700 oranges. |

Mudassir said: (Jun 20, 2014) | |

If we found the 40% of apple and the adding to the 60% we will get the 100%. 40% sold out. Therefore remaining 60%=420. For 60--420. Then for 40--?? Therefore 40*420/60=280 . Therefore 40% is 280. We already have 60% i.e. 420. 420+280=700. |

Amit Kumar Singh said: (Aug 2, 2014) | |

40%-------- X. 60%--------420. X = 420*40/60. = 280 . = 280 + 420 = 700. |

Narayana Rao Gartam said: (Aug 7, 2014) | |

In sum, we know after selling of 40%, 420 were left. so, 60% is 420 apples. To know value of 1% : 420/60 = 7. Now we got value of 1%, then 100% * 7 = 700. Finally total apples are :700. |

Sravani said: (Aug 14, 2014) | |

@Aparna. You wrote 46 instead of 36 yaar, that's why you got wrong answer. |

Sravani said: (Aug 14, 2014) | |

@Nikky. Hey, in your equation two unknowns are present. It is impossible to solve, you should know two values to solve that. Please check your equation once. |

Sreekanth said: (Oct 22, 2014) | |

Let us consider a total apples X. Seller sells 40% of apples out of 100 apples (generally). Remaining apples 420. Then (100-40)%X = 420. 40%X = 420. 60/100*X = 420. 3/5X = 420; X = 420*5/3; X = 700. |

Shekhar said: (Nov 10, 2014) | |

(60/100)x = 420. Therefore, x = 420*100/60 = 700. |

Vijaynandan said: (Feb 27, 2015) | |

Total apples = x. Remaining apples = 420. Sold = 40%, unsold = 60%. According to formula = (420/x)*100 = 420. Then x = 700. |

Rakesh Sharma said: (Mar 13, 2015) | |

Let total apple = 100 unit. Sell = 40 unit. Remaining = 100-40 = 60 unit. Remaining apple = 420. 60 unit value = 420. 1 unit value = 420/60 = 70. 1 unit apple = 70. 100 unit apple = 100*70 = 700 apples. |

Basu said: (Mar 16, 2015) | |

If Original apple is 'x'. 100%-40% = 60%apple is 420 apple. So x = 420/60 = 7 apple is per 1%. Then 100% apple is = 7*100 = 700 apple. |

Kanhai Marndi said: (May 20, 2015) | |

In simple way. Question given to us-: Fruit seller sales 40% apples & remaining he has 420 apples that is (100-40)60%. There is need to find out 1% apples=? Hence 1% apples = 7 apples (420/60). So 40% apples = 280 apples (40x7). Hence total apples = 700 apples (280+420). |

Ankit Neema said: (Jun 28, 2015) | |

Apple sold 40%. So remaining apple = 100-40. So, 60% and given in question that 60% = 420. 60/100 = 420. So result is = 700 apple. |

Aruun said: (Jul 15, 2015) | |

Easy way this type of questions. 100%-40% = 60%. 60%-420. 100%-? When 100*420/60 = 700 answer. |

Shubham Ladase said: (Aug 20, 2015) | |

Let total apple be 'x'. x*60/100 = 420. x = 420*100/600 = 700. |

Yash said: (Sep 13, 2015) | |

40% sell and 40/100*700 = 280. |

Er. Mantu Suna said: (Nov 19, 2015) | |

40% sale. 100% = ? 60% = 420. 1% = 420/60. 1% = 7. So 100% = 7*100. 100% = 700. |

Rakesh said: (Feb 1, 2016) | |

So he left with 60% apple which are 420. 60% = 420. 1% = 420/60. 100% = 420/60*100 = 700 answer. |

Nikita said: (Apr 28, 2016) | |

APPLES SOLD = 40% SO REMAINING APPLES = 60% 60% of 420 then 100% of ? So, 100*420/(60) ANS: 700 APPLES |

Naveena said: (Jul 2, 2016) | |

Suppose. Assume sum=100% of x apples. Already he sells off 40% x apples. Then we have to do (100 - 40) % of x = 60% of x. Now 60/100 of x = 420 (when and/is given we have to take '=' operator). 3/5 of x =420. 3x =420 * 5 3x =2100. x =700. |

Raghu said: (Aug 4, 2016) | |

Please, can anyone solve this? A Person buys some bananas for some cost. Another person bought same bananas with 40% discount. After 40% discount, he got 60 bananas more than first one. Then how much cost for dozen bananas? |

Aditya said: (Aug 7, 2016) | |

Good explanation & method @Ramesh. |

Sachin said: (Aug 28, 2016) | |

x - (x * 40%) = 420. And you will get the value of x. |

Niharika said: (Sep 3, 2016) | |

Can anyone explain me shortly? |

Anu Parsa said: (Sep 4, 2016) | |

Here we can easy to find the answer by options. 40% of apples are sold in total apples. 60% apples are left so, By options. D. 700. Then 60% of 700 = 420. Here the total apples are 700. |

Uday said: (Sep 13, 2016) | |

According to options, consider there was 1000 applies originally. 40% sold means, in 1000 apples 400 were sold remaining 600 apples. But given 420 apples remaining. So 420 * 1000/600 = 700 apples are there totally. |

Lipsa said: (Oct 22, 2016) | |

Then why the % of 420/700 becomes 60% instead of 40%? |

Satish said: (Nov 21, 2016) | |

x * 60 ÷ 100 = 420. x =700. |

Meraj Alam said: (Dec 10, 2016) | |

60% = 420, 1% = 7, So 100% = 700 ans. |

Mohan said: (Dec 19, 2016) | |

He sells 40% then from 100% u will have remaining 60%. That 60% = 420app. So, 60% = 420 10% = 42 40% = 42 * 4 = 168 Total app = 60% + 40% = 168 + 420 = 588apples. So, option A is the correct answer. |

Farhana said: (Dec 21, 2016) | |

He sold 40% means remaining 60%. So divide 420 with 60 as, 420/60 * 100, 70 * 10 = 700. |

Narendra.Nikk said: (Feb 3, 2017) | |

420/60 = 7. 40 * 7 = 280, 280 + 420 = 700. |

Pushpanjali said: (Feb 5, 2017) | |

They had given indirectly for 60,.. = 420 Apples. Then we have to find for 100, ....=x. Soln: cross multiplication : x = (420 * 100)/60. Ans = 700. |

Pavan Gupta said: (Feb 12, 2017) | |

They had given directly for 420 apples. I agree @Narendra. |

Sozharajan. B said: (Mar 20, 2017) | |

(40/100) * total = x, total = 420+x, (40/100)*(420+x) = x, 100x=40x+16800, x=280. Total Apple = 420 + 280 = 700. |

Ramesh Kannnan said: (Apr 14, 2017) | |

420 apple is 60%. So divide it by 6 420%6=70 then balance 40% 70 * 4=280. 280 + 420 = 700. |

Ansari said: (Jun 19, 2017) | |

Let Total apple = x. x of 40% + 420 = x, 2x/5+420=x, 5x = 2x+2100, 3x = 2100, x = 700. |

Kamal Joshi said: (Jul 14, 2017) | |

Let total apple = 100%. apple sold = 40%, remaining apple =60%, apple remain = 420, so, 60% = 420. 100%= 420 * 100/60 = 700 . Total apple =700. |

Ayaz said: (Jul 26, 2017) | |

Here, 100-40=60% Hence, the correct option should be whose 60% is 420 and 700*(60/100)=420. |

Debraj Roy said: (Jul 27, 2017) | |

60% ---------------------> 420, 1% ----------------------> 420/60, 100% ------------------> (420/60)X100=700. |

Dhanush Raj said: (Aug 17, 2017) | |

420 apples are 60% of apples that are left and the amount of apples he sold are 40%. Then if we want to know the total number of apples he had, then 10% of 420 is 70 and 100% is 700. |

Sukumar said: (Aug 23, 2017) | |

700 is the right answer. |

Sathish said: (Sep 21, 2017) | |

420/60*100. Answer 700. |

Prakash Jha said: (Nov 12, 2017) | |

Remaining 60 percent = 420. So, 20 percent = 14. So, 100 percent = 700. |

Jai said: (Dec 11, 2017) | |

Let the Original is X. sold 40% then 100%-40%=60%. Still, he has 420 apples. X=420/60*100 =420/6*10 =4200/6 X =700. |

Jai said: (Dec 11, 2017) | |

100%-40%=60%, = (420/60)*100, = (7)*100, = 700. |

Lopamudra said: (Dec 24, 2017) | |

60% =420, 1%=420/60. 100%=420*100/60=700. |

Jones said: (Jan 5, 2018) | |

60% =420 apples is there so. 40%= ? How many apples he sold? Do cross multiple You will get 280 apples he would have sold. So, 280+420=700 apples. |

Manju said: (Jan 24, 2018) | |

He had X apples. So, X-40/100(40%)=420. X=700 this method is so simple. |

Shrishail said: (Jan 27, 2018) | |

Can we do like this? 40%x+420=x (40/100)x+420=x 420=x-(2/5)x 2100=3x x=700. |

Kate said: (Mar 2, 2018) | |

It's as simple Sell 40% so remaining is 60% and we have remaining apples in number is 420. then cross multiply 40% = ? 6% = 420 40% * 420 /60% = 280 . Then add remaining apples + sell apples. 280 + 430 = 700. |

Sandeep said: (May 10, 2018) | |

Since it has given 40% of apple sold and remaining is 420 apple. So, let's consider a total number of apple X and 40% of apple =X-420. now, we could write 40% of X = X-420. X = 420/.6 = 700 apples. |

Bishnu said: (May 25, 2018) | |

60% apple is remaining thus; 420/0.6= 700. |

Bhyri Ajay said: (Jul 9, 2018) | |

(45/100)x+(30/100)90 = (30/100)210. x 45/100+2700/100 = 6300/100. x 45/100 = 63-27. x 45/100 = 36. x = 36*100/45. x = 80. |

Navithachityala said: (Aug 13, 2018) | |

Let assume total 100%. He sells 40% of apples. So, he has remaining apples=100-40 = 60%. In the question, they already given remaining apples are 420. So, 60%-------420 100%-------x??. x= 100 * 420/60. x=700. |

Saran Mysker said: (Sep 13, 2018) | |

Let, 60% : 420. 100% : x. Now cross multiply it, we get; 100 * 420 = 60 * x. then, 42000/60=x. so, x= 700. |

Vamshi Dharmarapu said: (Sep 19, 2018) | |

See 60% of apples remaining, which is equal to = 420, IF 60% ------ 420 , then 40% ------ ? 40 x 420/60 = 280. Finally 420+280 = 700 Apples. |

Anomie said: (Oct 11, 2018) | |

As per my solution. Total 100% = 40% sold + 60% remaining (420). = 420/60 = 7. 1% = 7. 100% = 700. |

Ganesh said: (Nov 20, 2018) | |

If already sell 40% then remain 60% = 420 apples. If 60*7 = 420. Then 100*7= ? And the Answer is 700. |

Yogesh Kumar said: (Dec 10, 2018) | |

Total sold =40% =2/5. Total remaining = 60% = 3/5 =420. If, is 140. So, 5 is 700. |

Srinidhi A said: (Jan 20, 2019) | |

Total sold = 40% , 60% remaining. Remaining is 420 apples. Let us calculate for 1% how many apples we will get 420/60 = 7. we will get 7 apples for 1%. so for 40% it is 40 * 7 = 280. Total apples, in the beginning, = (280+420). = 700 apples. |

Rana Sajid said: (Jan 22, 2019) | |

Let x be the apple. Sold apple x * 40/100 = 2x/5. Left 420. Eq is; Tototal = sale + left. X= 2x/5 + 420. |

Nitish said: (Jan 30, 2019) | |

@Sonu. The answer is 80. 45% of 80 is 36 & 30% of 90 is 27 which is equal to 63, nothing but 30% of 210. |

T. Abhishek said: (Feb 27, 2019) | |

The answer is 700. 100-40 = xx420, 60 ÷ 100 = 420, 420 * 100 ÷ 60=700. |

Prashant Singh Pundir said: (Mar 18, 2019) | |

40% = 2/5. Simply we have total no of apples = 5. Now according to Qs Sell-2 ; unsell= 5-2 = 3. As we know 420 apples are still unsold so 420/3=140; 140 is a unit of one apple. 140*2 = 280 sell apples. So, 280 + 420 = 700. |

Prasoon Mishra said: (Mar 19, 2019) | |

60% = 420. 1% = 420/60 100% (pure apple) = (420/60) * 100, = 700 ans. |

Muskan said: (Mar 28, 2019) | |

Simply, the solution is; 100 - 40 % of x = 420, 60/100*X = 420. X = 420 * 100/60 = 700. |

Akshita said: (Jun 10, 2019) | |

@Aparna. It should be; 45x/100 +(30*90/100) = 30*210/100, 45x+(30*90) = 30*210, 45x = 30(210-90), 9x = 6*120, X = 80. |

Harshit Jain said: (Jun 13, 2019) | |

If you want to save your time in examination, you can just solve it by look at the options given, There is 700 is available in option so take 40% of 700, which is 280, now. 700-280=420 (apples left). So, originally fruit seller had 700 apples. |

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