WORD PROBLEMIn a basket, there were 60 mangoes. Out of these 1/12 oh the mangoes were eatted. 7/4 of the remaining mangoes were sold. Find the number of mangoes left.

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In a basket, there were 60 mangoes. Out of these 1/12 of the mangoes were eatted. 7/4 of the remaining mangoes were sold. Find the number of mangoes left.
the question
i think 20 magoes left
the lesson name is fraction and decimal

2014-07-14T09:32:10+05:30

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Total no of mangoes= 60
Fraction of mangoes eaten=1/12
No of mangoes eaten= 60×1/12 = 5
Remaining mangoes= 60-5=55
Fraction of mangoes sold= 7/4
No of mangoes sold= 55×7/4=96.25

Since, mango is a countable object its answer cannot come in Decimal point.
There is some mistake in the question.
Kindly, look through it.
2014-07-16T15:52:57+05:30
Mangoes=60
eaten= 1/12 of 60=5
left=55
sold= 7/4 of 55= 13.75×7= 96.25
left= -41.25
question is definitely wrong because you cannot have a negative no. f mangoes or a decimal no. of mangoes also when you have a no. of objects of can't take a fraction of the no. that is bigger that the number itself i.e. 7/4 improper fraction bigger than 1