# The organizers of an essay competition decide that a winner in the competition gets a prize of Rs 100 and a participant

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The organizers of an essay competition decide that a winner in the competition gets a prize of Rs 100 and a participant who does not win gets a prize of Rs 25. The total prize money distributed is Rs 3000. Find the number of winners, if the total number of participants is 63.

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Let the number of winners be x. Therefore, the number of participants who did not win will be 63 − x.

Amount given to the winners = Rs (100 × x) = Rs 100x

Amount given to the participants who did not win = Rs [25(63 − x)] = Rs (1575 − 25x)

According to the given question,

100x + 1575 − 25x = 3000

On transposing 1575 to R.H.S, we obtain

75x = 3000 − 1575

75x = 1425

On dividing both sides by 75, we obtain

75x/75 = 1425/75

x = 19

Hence, number of winners = 19

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