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Indian cricket team won 4 more matches than it lost to New Zealand. If it won 35th of its matches, how many matches did India play ?

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8
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20
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30
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40
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Solution

The correct option is B 20
Let the number of matches lost be x.
Number of matches won=x+4 (By question)
Total matches played =x+x+4=2x+4
Since the team won 35th of its matches, we have
x+4=35(2x+4)
5(x+4)=3(2x+4)
5x+20=6x+12
6x5x=2012
x=8
Total matches played = 2x+4
= 16+4
= 20

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