# CAT 2019 Question Paper | Quants Slot 2

###### CAT Previous Year Paper | CAT Quants Questions | Question 9

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Question 9 : In 2010, a library contained a total of 11500 books in two categories - fiction and non-fiction. In 2015, the library contained a total of 12760 books in these two categories. During this period, there was 10% increase in the fiction category while there was 12% increase in the non-fiction category. How many fiction books were in the library in 2015?

1. 6600
2. 6160
3. 6000
4. 5500

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Increase in books = 12760 - 11500 = 1260
+ x (11500 - x) = 1260
10x + 12 x 11500 - 12x = 126000
x = 6000 books
So, Fiction books in 2015, 6000 + 600 = 6600 books

The question is "In 2010, a library contained a total of 11500 books in two categories - fiction and non-fiction. In 2015, the library contained a total of 12760 books in these two categories. During this period, there was 10% increase in the fiction category while there was 12% increase in the non-fiction category. How many fiction books were in the library in 2015? "

##### Hence, the answer is 6600

Choice A is the correct answer.

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