# CAT Quantitative Aptitude Questions | CAT Ratios, Mixtures, Alligations and Averages Questions

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Question 43: For a global sports event, Nike has to make 810 pair of shoes while Adidas has to make 900 pair of shoes, in the same period of time. Nike could complete the order 3 days before the scheduled time while Adidas completed the order 3 days before Nike. How many pair of shoes did each make per day if Adidas made 21 more shoes per day than Nike?

1. 44 and 65
2. 21 and 42
3. 34 and 55
4. 54 and 75

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### Explanatory Answer

##### Method of solving this CAT Question from Ratio, Mixtures and Averages: How the individual data points affect the average?

Let Nike make x pair of Shoes/day
So, Adidas makes (x + 21) pair of Shoes/day
Also, let the schedule delivery be in Y number of days.
Therefore,
x(y-3) = 810
=> xy – 3x = 810………………….(1)
and, (x+21) (y-6) = 900
=> xy + 21y – 6x -126 = 900
Putting xy from (1)
=> 810 + 3x + 21y – 6x = 1026
=> 21y – 3x = 216
=> y = $$frac{$72 + x$}{7}$ Putting y in equation$1) (Sometimes, you just gotta solve)
$$frac{$72 + x$* x}{7}$ - 3x = 810 => 72x + x2 – 21x = 810 * 7 => x2 + 51x – 5670 = 0 From the looks of the equation, x has to be a large number. Start by putting the largest number in equation x = 54 satisfies the equation. The question is "How many pair of shoes did each make per day if Adidas made 21 more shoes per day than Nike?" ##### Hence, the answer is "54 and 75". Choice D is the correct answer. ###### Best Online CAT CoachingSignup and try 9 classesfor free Signup Now! ###### Already have an Account? ###### CAT Coaching in ChennaiEnroll at 26,000/- Next Weekend Batch Starts Sat, August 17th, 2019 ###### Best CAT Coaching in ChennaiRegister Online, get Rs 4000/- off Intakes Closing Soon! ##### Where is 2IIM located? 2IIM Online CAT Coaching A Fermat Education Initiative, 10-C, Kalinga Colony, Bobbili Raja Salai K.K.Nagar, Chennai. India. Pin - 600 078 ##### How to reach 2IIM? Phone:$91) 44 4505 8484
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