# Verbal Reasoning - Arithmetic Reasoning - Discussion

### Discussion :: Arithmetic Reasoning - Section 1 (Q.No.48)

48.

At a dinner party every two guests used a bowl of rice between them, every three guests used a bowl of dal between them and every four used a bowl of meat between them. There were altogether 65 dishes. How many guests were present at the party ?

 [A]. 60 [B]. 65 [C]. 90 [D]. None of these

Explanation:

 Thilo said: (Sep 10, 2011) They have said that 65 such dishes are there and how is it possible to add only these three dishes.

 Abhishek said: (Aug 25, 2014) Dish means what here? Is it dishes to eat or dish to serve? Please clear.

 Neha said: (Jan 28, 2015) Please explain somebody.

 Chandan Pandey said: (Jan 5, 2016) They are saying about 65 dishes, how it is possible to take 3 dishes equal to 65?

 Mido said: (Mar 4, 2016) Because, it says every two guest used one bowl, so we divided the number of each dish to get it.

 Mido said: (Mar 4, 2016) So, x present the number of the guests because we have already the number of dishes 65, so we in the first dish every two used 1 dish that's means x divided by every 2 guest to has number of dish. The same with second and third dish. So, total of the party, the total dishes used equal number of guest so, x\2 + x\3 + x\4 = 65.

 Mathslover said: (Nov 7, 2016) Here, For rice (1,2) (3,4) (5,6) (7,8) (9,10) (11,12) [total of 6 dishes]. For dal (1,2,3) (4,5,6) (7,8,9) (10,11,12) [total of 4 dishes]. For meat (1,2,3,4) (5,6,7,8) (9,10,11,12) [total of 3 dishes]. So 12 guests used 13 dishes, So 13 dishes by 12 guests, 65 dishes by x guests, 13 : 12 :: 65 : x. x = 60.

 Cherry said: (Dec 19, 2020) There are total x people from them; x/2 is rice, x/3 is dal and, x/4 is meat, If we add them we get them and solve the equation we get the answer as 60.