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## Explanation

The amount was distributed among 14 boys.

Each of them got 80 more than the amount received by each boy when the same amount is distributed equally among 18 boys.

Let “y” represent total amount. So; this amount is distributed among 14 boys i.e. y/14.

Same amount is distributed equally among 18 boys i.e. y/18.

According to the condition; y/14 – 80 = y/18

Through this equation; we can find out total amount is 5040.

## To Find

Total amount = ?

## Solution

Let suppose

Total amount = y

According to the given condition;

y/14 – 80 = y/18

y/14 – y/18 = 80

(9y – 7y)/126 = 80

2y = 80 x 126

2y = 10080

y = **5040 answer**

## Conclusion

When an amount was distributed among 14 boys, each of them got 80 more than the amount received by each boy when the same amount is distributed equally among 18 boys. The amount will be 5040.

Why we are substracting 80 here?? In statement it said 80 more????

In order to maintain the balance on both sides of the equation, we are subtracting here.