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Question

You buy 50 pencils. You keep 10 for yourself and distribute the remaining pencils equally among your 8 friends. Which of the following expression gives the number of pencils that each person receives?

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(50 - 8)/10
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(50 - 10)/8
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(50 + 10)/8
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(10 + 8)/50
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Solution

The correct option is B (50 - 10)/8Number of pencils bought = 50 Number of pencils remaining = 50 - 10 To distribute these among your 8 friends, it should be divided by 8. Hence, the expression required to find the pencils received by each person is (50 - 10)/8.

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