# 1200 soldiers in a fort had enough food for 28 days.after 4 days some soldiers were  transferred to another fort and thus the food lasted for 32 more days.how many soldiers left the fort.

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If the question is 1200 soldiers in a fort had enough food for 28 days. After 4 days some soldiers were transferred to another fort and thus the food lasted for 32 days. How many soldiers left the fort? Then the answer is:

After 4 days out of 28 days, the fort hand enough food for 1200 soldiers for 28 – 4= 24 days. Let x soldiers are being transferred from a fort to another.

Now, there are 1200 – x students in the fort.

According this information the food remains for 32 days.

This information can be represented in a tabular manner as:

Thus, 300 soldiers are being transferred.

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1200 soldiers -------------- 28 days

1 day --------------- 42  24/28 in lowest terms it is 42 6/7 soldiers

4 days ----------------- 171  12/28 in lowest terms 171  3/7 soldiers

So 171 3/7 soldiers left the fort

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