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James fills his car tank after traveling for 56 miles from the starting point (A) and then travels for another 76 miles.

If he overshoots his destination by 16 miles and has to travel backwards. How far is his destination from the starting point A?

A
96 miles
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B
116 miles
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C
2 miles
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D
136 miles
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Solution

The correct option is B 116 miles
Given:
Distance of fuel pump from the starting point = 56 miles
Distance further traveled = 76 miles

Step 1: Total distance traveled = 76 + 56
= 126
= 2 miles

Step 2: Subtract the distance that he overshoots from the total distance he travels. i.e,

Final destination after he overshoots
= 126 - 16 = 116 miles


Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.

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