In an examination, 96% of the candidates passed and 50 failed. How many candidates appeared?
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Let the number of candidates who appeared in the examination be n.
Percentage of candidates passing in the examination = 96%
∴ Percentage of candidates failing in the examination = 100% – 96% = 4%
Given, Number of candidates failing in examination = 50
∴ 4% of n = 50
Thus, the number of candidates who appeared in the examination is 1250.