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Form the pair of linear equations in the following problems and find their solutions (if they exist) by any algebraic method : (iii) Yash scored 40 marks in a test, getting 3 marks for each right answer and losing 1 mark for each wrong answer. Had 4 marks

Q4.    Form the pair of linear equations in the following problems and find their solutions (if they exist) by any algebraic method :

(iii) Yash scored 40 marks in a test, getting 3 marks for each right answer and losing 1 mark for each wrong answer. Had 4 marks been awarded for each correct answer and 2 marks been deducted for each incorrect answer, then Yash would have scored 50 marks. How many questions were there in the test?

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Let the number of right answer and wrong answer be x and y respectively

Now, According to the question,

$3x-y=40..........(1)$

And

$\\4x-2y=50\\\Rightarrow 2x-y=25..........(2)$

Now, subtracting (2) from (1) we get,

$x=40-25$

$x=15$

Putting this value in (1)

$3(15)-y=40$

$\Rightarrow y=45-40$

$\Rightarrow y=5$

Hence the total number of question is $x+y=15+5=20.$

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