## shopkeeper buys a number of books for rupees 80 if he had bought 10 more books amount each book would have cost him RS. 1 less . how many bo

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Answer:Let he bought x books for rs 80

So the cost of each book was 80/x

If the cost of each books were re 1 less then he can buy 4 more books

So, he can buy x+4 books

So the cost of each of the book would be

80/(x+4)

According to the question,

80/x-80/(x+4)=1

(80x+320-80x)/(x^2 +4x)=1

x^2+4x=320

x^2+4x-320=0

x^2+20x-16x-320=0

x(x+20)-16(x+20)=0

(x+20)(x-16)=0

Therefore, x= -20, 16

As x wouldnt be negative because quantity of book cant be negative so x=16

So he bought 16 books

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