A group of men decided to do a job in 8 days. But since 10 men dropped out every day, the job got completed at the end of the 12th day. How many men were there at the beginning?

- 80
- 90
- 165
- 175

**Answer**

If x men were there on day one, there would be (x - 110) men on the 12th day.

Hence, on an average there were (x - 55) men.

The job takes 3/2 times the normal time.

Hence, the average number of people = 2/3

x - 55 = 2x/3

Hence, x = 165

**The correct option is C.**