• # question_answer A boy was asked to multiply a given number by (8/17). Instead, he divided the given number by (8/17) and got the result 225 more than what he should have got if he had multiplied the number by (8/17). The given number was _____. A) 8                                  B) 17                    C)  64                   D)         136

Let the number be x. Then, according to question.             $\frac{x}{8/17}=225+x\times \frac{8}{17}\Rightarrow \frac{17x}{8}-\frac{8x}{17}=225$ $\Rightarrow$  $225x=8\times 17\times 225\Rightarrow x=136$