In order to solve a case, Holmes was forced to work in disguise of a travelling man and found himself living with a group of nomads. One day, while he spent time with them, he was able to note the following few things: 1. 10% of the group comprised of young girls 2. 22% were young boys 3. 14% were old men 4. 10% of the total group members were old women 5. Out of the remaining 22 nomads, 50% were men. Can you tell the total number of members in the group and the number of males?
Answer: There were a total of fifty nomads in the group out of which 29 were male.
Assume that the total number of nomads in the group is x According to the question, 10% of x=young girls 10% of x= old women 22% of x= young boys 14% of x= old men
Therefore, 0.1x+0.1x+0.22x+0.14x=x-22 0.56x=x-22 x-0.56x=22 0.44x=22 x = 50