In a test, a candidate attempted only 8 questions and secured

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In a test, a candidate attempted only 8 questions and secured 50% marks in each of the questions. If he obtained a total of 40% in the test and all questions in the test carried equal marks, how many questions were there in the test?

  1. 8
  2. 10
  3. 15 
  4. 16

Answer

Let x questions be there with 10 marks for each question.

Maximum marks = 10x

8*5 = 40% of 10x

x = 10

The correct option is B.