a labourer is engaged for 20 days on the condition that he will receive 280 rs for each day he works and will be fined 60 rs for each day he is absent. if he recieves 2540 rs in all, for how many days did he remain absent?

Asked by singhaprajita7144.7sdatl | 27th May, 2020, 04:12: PM

Expert Answer:

Let the number of days he worked be x.
Number of days he didn't work will be 20-x.
Money received for each day's working = Rs. 280
Rs. 60 deducted for each day in case he is absent.
According to the question,
 
280x - (20-x)60 = 2540
280x - 1200 + 60x = 2540
340x = 2540 + 1200
340x = 3740
x = 11
No. of days he worked = 11
Hence, the number of days he remain absent is 20-11 = 9

Answered by Renu Varma | 27th May, 2020, 06:20: PM