# A group of people were asked to choose their favorite fruit. 1/3 choose apple, 1/4 choose banana, 2/5 choose orange, and 3 peoples choose lichi. how many peaples are there in group

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2016-02-04T12:02:26+05:30

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Let there are x number of people
Apple chooser = x/3
banana chooser = x/4
orange chooser = 2x/5
so left are lichi chooser = x - (x/3 + x/4 +2x/5)= x/60
and lichi chooser = 3
so, x/60 = 3
⇒x =180
Apple chooser = 60
banana chooser = 45
orange chooser =72
lichi chooser = 3
number of total people in group is 180
2016-02-04T12:03:11+05:30

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Let the total number of people be x
people who chose apple=x/3
people who chose banana=x/4
people who chose orange=2x/5
people who chose litchi=3

x/3+x/4+2x/5+3=x
(20x+15x+24x)/60+3=x
59x/60+3=x
3=x-59x/60
3=x/60
x=180
therefore there were 180 people in the group