### Question

**When 5 oranges were given to each member of a group, one orange was left. When each one was given 8 oranges, one person did not get any. The number of people in the group was ***__*.

*__*.

A. 3

B. 4

C. 5

D. 6

**Answer: A. 3**

**Solution:**

According to question,

Let us assume there are x persons in the group,

5x + 1 = 8(x – 1)

=> 5x + 1 = 8x – 8

=> 3x = 9

=> **x = 3**

So, there are 3 persons in the group.

Hence, ‘3’ is the correct answer.