Verbal Reasoning - Arithmetic Reasoning - Discussion

Discussion :: Arithmetic Reasoning - Section 1 (Q.No.41)


The number of boys in a class is three times the number of girls. Which one of the following numbers cannot represent the total number of children in the class ?

[A]. 48
[B]. 44
[C]. 42
[D]. 40

Answer: Option C


Let number of girls = x and number of boys = 3x.

Then, 3x + x = 4x = total number of students.

Thus, to find exact value of x, the total number of students must be divisible by 4.

Arunck said: (Sep 18, 2011)  
How is this possible? 42 isn't divisible by 4.

Parth said: (Sep 8, 2014)  
This is wrong right answer is 48.
4x = 3x+x.
48 = 3(12)+12.

Prathap said: (Dec 9, 2014)  
Can I know why you put 12 in x place? Please tell me correct reason.

Abdul Rehman said: (Jul 12, 2015)  
How the answer 42?

It is not exact divisible by 4. Please explain.

Srinivas said: (Apr 10, 2016)  
The correct answer is 48.

Venkatesh Neralla said: (Sep 5, 2016)  
Read the question once, there it is mentioned clearly which will not represent the total number of students in class it means, which number will never divisible by 4 in the given options it will be the answer.

Gokulsarathy said: (Sep 21, 2016)  
Yeah, the correct answer is 48. But they asked only what is the wrong answer among the given options, So it's obviously 42 which it can't divisible by 4 directly.

Flying Birds said: (Dec 6, 2016)  
Only 42 is not divisible by 4. So here the answer is option (C).

Mukinda Pawar said: (Mar 20, 2018)  
42 is not divisible to 4 then how can answer 42?

Anonymous said: (Mar 1, 2019)  
I too agree the correct one is 48.

Yogesh said: (Jul 11, 2019)  
The correct answer is 42. I agree with the given answer.

V.Mahitha said: (Aug 18, 2019)  
Not getting this, please anyone help me to get it.

Raja said: (Nov 26, 2019)  
The question cannot represent the total number of children in the class.(Cannot).

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