Verbal Reasoning - Arithmetic Reasoning - Discussion

Discussion :: Arithmetic Reasoning - Section 1 (Q.No.42)

42. 

A shepherd had 17 sheep. All but nine died. How many was he left with ?

[A]. Nil
[B]. 8
[C]. 9
[D]. 17

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

'All but nine died' means 'All except nine died' i.e. 9 sheep remained alive.


Shivakumar Rajanna said: (Oct 27, 2014)  
How it is?

Summi said: (Apr 15, 2015)  
How? Anyone please explain.

Swarup Das said: (Jun 4, 2015)  
All but 9 died means, all died but 9 are alive. So, the answer will be 9.

Amrit said: (Aug 19, 2015)  
All but nine died means all except nine died i.e. 9 sheep remained alive.

Jogendra Panda said: (Aug 23, 2016)  
How? Please explain the answer.

Shahrukh said: (Jul 6, 2017)  
All but except 9 alive then dead sheep 17-9=8.

Rishika said: (Jul 10, 2017)  
It's given that all died except 9 which means we are only left with 9 because all sheep died except these 9. Another way is 17-x=9 i.e x=8 means 8are dead now deduct these 8from total 17-8=9{live}.

Alvin Jephter Jnr said: (Jul 12, 2017)  
All but 9 died, meaning 9 was the exception.

Uday Kandlapelli said: (Jul 30, 2017)  
How many are left? means.

9 died sheep's left the flock (group).

Mukinda Pawar said: (Mar 20, 2018)  
In the question, clearly told that all means all 17 Sheep but nine died it means 8 sheep remain alive.

Sunita Agarwal said: (Feb 25, 2019)  
How many are left? please tell clearly.

Shruti Chauhan said: (Aug 25, 2019)  
How?Anyone please explain.

Abhinav said: (Oct 13, 2019)  
This means all died but 9 remained < all but 9 died > here but means all except 9 died which means 9 are alive.

Swami said: (Jan 25, 2021)  
Yes, 9 is the answer.
According to the question, all but nine died.
All sheep 17.
9 not died.
Similarly 17-x=9,
17-9=x,
8=x,
17-8=9.
Answer is 9 sheep.

Sudhanshoo said: (Aug 1, 2021)  
Just remember "BUT Means EXCEPT"
All 17 died except 9.
17-9 = 8 are dead so alive is 9.
or except 9 everyone R.I.P so, the answer is 9.

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