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He got 40 marks and failed by 40 marks. What is the maximum marks given in the exam?

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Tom has to secure 40% marks to clear his exam.
He got 40 marks and failed by 40 marks. What is the maximum marks given in the exam?

posted Sep 14, 2014 by anonymous

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200 marks .....

answer Nov 4, 2014 by Kshitij Maloo
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On behalf of Chhavi Mathur:

Answer: 200 is the maximum marks given in the exam.

he scored 40 and failed by 40
so, passing marks is 80 and 40% marks are required to clear exams.
if 40%=80, 40/100=80/x, where x is the maximum marks
solving this, we get x=200

answer Nov 4, 2014 by Salil Agrawal
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40/100 *x = 40+40
x = 80*40/100
x= 200

answer Dec 27, 2016 by anonymous

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