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In 2010, a library contained a total of 11500 | Quantitative Aptitude – Percentage

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CAT 2019 – Slot -2 - Question 2 - In 2010, a library contained a total of 11500

Q. 2: In 2010, a library contained a total of 11500 books in two categories – fiction and nonfiction. In 2015, the library contained a total of 12760 books in these two categories. During this period, there was 10% increase in the fiction category while there was 12% increase in the non-fiction category. How many fiction books were in the library in 2015?
1. 6000
2. 6160
3. 5500
4. 6600
 

In 2010:

Fiction = x

Non fiction = 11500-x

In 2015:

Fiction = 1.1x

Non fiction = 1.2(11500-x)

But in 2015, total books are 12760

So, 1.1x + 1.2(11500-x) = 12760

On solving, we get Number of fiction books in the library in 2015 is 1.1x = 6600

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