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Suppose hospital $\text{A}$ admitted $21$ less Covid infected patients than hospital $\text{B},$ and all eventually recovered. The sum of recovery days for patients in hospitals $\text{A}$ and $\text{B}$ were $200$ and $152,$ respectively. If the average recovery days for patients admitted in hospital $\text{A}$ was $3$ more than the average in hospital $\text{B}$ then the number admitted in hospital $\text{A}$ was
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Let’s draw the table for better understanding.

$$\begin{array}{|l|l|l|} \hline & \text{Hospital A} & \text{Hospital B} \\\hline \text{Patients admitted} & x & x+21 \\ \text{Average recovery time} & r+3 & r \\\hline \end{array}$$


  • $x(r+3) = 200\quad \longrightarrow (1)$
  • $(x+21)r = 152\quad \longrightarrow (2)$ 

From equation $(2).$


Put the value of $r$ in equation $(1).$

$\Rightarrow x\left(\frac{152}{x+21}+3\right) = 200$

$\Rightarrow x\left(\frac{152+3x+63}{x+21}\right) = 200$

$\Rightarrow x(3x+215) = 200(x+21)$

$\Rightarrow 3x^{2}+215x = 200x+4200$

$\Rightarrow 3x^{2}+15x-4200 = 0$

$\Rightarrow x^{2}+5x-1400 = 0$

$\Rightarrow x^{2}+40x-35x-1400 = 0$

$\Rightarrow (x+40)(x-35) = 0$

$\Rightarrow x=-40\;\text{(or)}\;  x=35$

$\Rightarrow \boxed{x=35} \quad [\because \text{Number of patient can’t be negative}]$

$\therefore$ The number of patient admitted in hospital $\text{A}$ was $35.$

Correct Answer $:35$

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