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## Explanation

A boy was asked to multiply a number by 25.

He instead multiplied the number by 52.

He got the answer 324 more than the correct answer.

Let suppose the number is “y”. Now; according to the given condition of the question;

y x 52 – 324 = y x 25

Through this equation we can easily find out the value of “y” (y = 12 required answer).

## To Find

The number to be multiplied = ?

## Solution

Let suppose the number is “y”.

Now; according to the given condition of the question;

y x 52 – 324 = y x 25

52y – 25y = 324

27y = 324

y = 324/27

y = **12 answer**

## Conclusion

A boy was asked to multiply a number by 25. He instead multiplied the number by 52 and got the answer 324 more than the correct answer. The number to be multiplied was 12.