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Notebooks were distributed equally among children of a class. The notebooks each child got was one – eighth of the number of children. If the number of children is half, each child would have got 16 notebooks. The total number of notebooks distributed is: 

(A) 512 

(B) 312 

(C) 248 

(D) 428

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Correct option is (A) 512

Let total number of children = x 

And number of books distributed to each child is y 

⇒ Total no of books = xy.

By the sum, y = 1/8x .....   (1)

and 1/2x x 16 = xy

⇒ y = 8

⇒ x = 64

∴ Total number of note books distributed is 64 x 8 = 512.

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