Out of the shirts produced in a factory, 15% are defective

Percentages

Out of the shirts produced in a factory, 15% are defective, while 20% of the rest are sold in the domestic market. If the remaining 8840 shirts are left for export, then the number of shirts produced in the factory is

  1. 13600
  2. 13000
  3. 13400
  4. 14000

Answer

A total of 15% shirts are defective. Of the remaining 85%, 20% are sold in the domestic market. So, 20% of 85%, i.e. 17% are sold in the domestic market and the remaining 68% are exported. But, it is given that 8840 shirts were exported.

If 68% is 8840, then

100% = (8840 × 100)/68

= 13000

The correct option is B.