# Aptitude - Square Root and Cube Root - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Square Root and Cube Root - General Questions (Q.No. 8)
8.
A group of students decided to collect as many paise from each member of group as is the number of members. If the total collection amounts to Rs. 59.29, the number of the member is the group is:
57
67
77
87
Explanation:

Money collected = (59.29 x 100) paise = 5929 paise. Number of members = 5929 = 77.

Discussion:
34 comments Page 1 of 4.

Divya Nesana said:   3 years ago
First, let's take an example.

Consider there are 10 members in the group and everybody pay 10 paise.
So the total amount collected is the number of members * total money paid by each member = 10*10 = 100.
Now remember this and consider the given question..

Here number of members = Money collected by each member = x
total money collected = x*x
5929 = x^2
X =√ 5929.
x= 77.
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Kanhu Charan mardi said:   4 years ago
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Gaurav Sarode said:   5 years ago
Here, it is not given the accurate number of group members, so why we should take a group of 2 members or 3 members?
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Manoj said:   5 years ago
They will collect "as many paise from each member of the group as is the number of members" that means amount of paise collected from each member is equal the total number of members. As they collected 5929 paise that means there should have been 77 members. And they collected 77 paise from each member.
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Saurabh kumar said:   6 years ago
Why taking the square root of paise?

I didn't understand.

Deep Dey said:   6 years ago
Here first we know when money is collected then this was paise not rupees.

But here the amount given in Rs.59.29 Which is eqal to Rs.59.29=(59.29*100)=5929 paise.

Secondly the conditon is if there was x menmber in a group and one member gives x paise then we can said,
X^2=5929. Or x=77.
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Amaraiah said:   6 years ago
Why taking square root in the last step?

Karunya said:   6 years ago
@Mei144.

The question says "as many paise from each member of the group as is the number of members".that means the numbers of members and the amount donated is the same. There are 77 students and each donates 77 paise so 77*77=5929.

Hence the answer relates to the question.
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Mei144 said:   7 years ago
There is a flaw in this question, the question doesn't mention "each member contributes the same amount", therefore, one could contribute 2 paise, another may contribute 25 paise, another may contribute 50 paise. This will result in an alteration in the no.of the members.

Sbn. said:   7 years ago
@Vinitha & @Abhinav.

First, you have to understand the problem and convert the paise into a square root.