# If 50 less had applied and 25 less selected, the ratio of selected to

| If 50 less had applied and 25 less selected, the ratio of selected to unselected would have been 9 : 4. So how many candidates had applied if the ratio of selected to unselected was 2 : 1.

A. 125

B. 250

C. 375

D. 500

### Right Answer is: C

#### SOLUTION

Initially there were total 3x candidates and 2x were selected.

According to question

Ratio of selected to applied:

26x – 25*13 = 27x – 9*50

27x – 26 x = 450 – 325

x =125

Total candidates = 3x = 3*125 = 375

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If 50 less had applied and 25 less selected, the ratio of selected to