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A fruit seller sold 40% of his apples and was left with 420 apples. What is the number of apples he had initially?​


A

708

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600

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C

700

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605

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Solution

The correct option is C

700


Let the number of apples he had initially be x.

Given, (100 - 40)% of x = 420

60% of x = 420

60100×x=420

0.6x = 420

Hence,

x=4200.6 = 42006 = 700

Therefore, the number of apples he had initially = 700


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