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In a class test, the sum of Shefali’s marks in Mathematics and English is 30. Had she got 2 marks more in Mathematics and 3 marks less in English, the product of their marks would have been 210. Find her marks in the two subjects.

Q5.    In a class test, the sum of Shefali’s marks in Mathematics and English is 30. Had she got 2 marks more in Mathematics and 3 marks less in English, the product of their marks would have been 210. Find her marks in the two subjects.

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Let the marks obtained in Mathematics be 'm' then, the marks obtain in English will be '30-m'.

Then according to the question:

(m+2)(30-m-3) = 210

Simplifying to get the quadratic equation:

\Rightarrow m^2-25m+156 = 0

Solving by the factorizing method:

\Rightarrow m^2-12m-13m+156 = 0

\Rightarrow m(m-12)-13(m-12) = 0

\Rightarrow (m-12)(m-13) = 0

\Rightarrow m = 12,\ 13

We have two situations when,

The marks obtained in Mathematics is 12, then marks in English will be 30-12 = 18.  

Or,

The marks obtained in Mathematics is 13, then marks in English will be 30-13 = 17.  

 

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