## the restaurant bill of a party for a certain number of people is rupees 19200 if there were 10 more persons the bill each person had to pay

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the restaurant bill of a party for a certain number of people is rupees 19200 if there were 10 more persons the bill each person had to pay should have been reduced by rupees 160 find the no of people

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Number of people will be 30 .

### Step-by-step explanation:

Let, number of people be x

and

amount paid by each person be y

then,

y = 19200 / x   ___ ①

Now,

it is given that when there would be 10 more persons then bill paid by each person will be reduced by Rs 160

so,

y – 160 = 19200 / (x + 10)

using equation ①

→  (19200/x) – 160 = 19200/(x+10)

→  (19200/x) – (19200/(x+10)) = 160

Taking LCM in LHS

→ (19200 x+192000-19200 x)/(x²+10 x) = 160

→ 192000 / (x² + 10 x) = 160

cross multiplying

160 x² + 1600 x = 192000

dividing by 160 both sides

x² + 10 x = 1200

→ x² + 10 x – 1200 = 0

→ x² + 40 x – 30 x – 1200 = 0

→ x ( x + 40 ) – 30 ( x + 40 ) = 0

→  ( x – 30 ) ( x + 40 ) = 0

→  x = 30   or   x = -40

Since, number of people cannot be negative

therefore we will neglect x = -40

And thus,

Number of people is 30 .