# Aptitude - Percentage - Discussion

Discussion Forum : 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:
588 apples
600 apples
672 apples
700 apples
Explanation:

Suppose originally he had x apples.

Then, (100 - 40)% of x = 420.

 60 x x = 420 100

 x = 420 x 100 = 700. 60

Video Explanation: https://youtu.be/-Pv25Do3WwY

Discussion:
133 comments Page 1 of 14.

Moli said:   2 weeks ago
If 60% = 420.
Then, find the total.

Given, 60% = 420( cary percentage to the right will become the denominator multiplied by 100.
Then, total = 420/60 X 100.
= 7 *100
= 700.

Prakash singh bhandari said:   3 weeks ago
420 = 60%.
100% = 420/.60.
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Starvin said:   2 months ago
60% = 420,
100% = x,
Cross Multiply;
x = 420 * 100/60,
x = 700.
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NANDISHA D said:   2 months ago
if 420+40%=100%
then 420=60%

hence 420 *40 / 60 = 280

420+280=700
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JISO said:   3 months ago
It's very simple,
Suppose he had 'x' apples,
Here x = 420.
Then (100 - 40)% = 60%.

Now required solution,
60/100 *x= 420,
x = (420 *100/60) = 700.

HOPE THIS WILL HELP!
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Madhukar Reddy said:   6 months ago
A fruit seller sell 40% apples and the remaining apples are 420.

So, here 100% of apples he sell 40% apples then he had the remaining 60% of apples.( 100-40=60)
60% ----> 420
100%---->x
x = 420*100/60
x = 700

or;
60%----> 420
40%--->x.
x = 420*40/60,
x = 280 (280 apples sold)

Then total apples 280+420 = 700.
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B DEMUDU said:   7 months ago
40% = 40/100 = 2/5.
Old new
5. 3
420/3 = 140.
140*5 = 700.
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Sunil thakur said:   7 months ago
If he sells 50% then 60 % will be rest of the fruits that is 420.
So, 420/60.

Which is equal to 7×100 = 700.
Therefore 700 was the total number of fruits.
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Harshad said:   8 months ago
x= 420+(x*40/100).
x = 420 + (x*4/10).
6x = 4200.
x = 700.
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Sanu said:   9 months ago
Good explanation @Villan.
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