The average price of 10 books is Rs. 12 while the average price of 8 of these books is Rs. 11.75. Of the remaining two books, if the price of one book is 60% more than the price of the other, what is the pice of each of these two books?
Answer with explanationAnswer: Option D
Total pice of the two books = Rs. [(12 x 10) – (11.75 x 8)]
= Rs. (120 – 94) = Rs. 26.
let the price of one book be Rs. x
Then, the price of other book = Rs. (x + 60% of x) = Rs.(x+(3/5)x) = Rs. (8/5)x
So, x+(8/5)x =26 <=> x =10
The prices of the two books are Rs. 10 and Rs. 16