• # question_answer DIRECTIONS: Passage ? 2: Read the passage(s) given below and answer the questions that follow. $\frac{2}{3}$ of the pens Mrs. Sonia bought were blue and the rest were red. She gave away $\frac{3}{4}$ of the blue pens and $\frac{1}{4}$ of the red pens and had 90 pens left. How many pens Mrs. Sonia bought? A) 216                  B)          196 C) 150                  D)          250

Let total number of pens = x She gave blue pens $=\frac{3}{4}\left( \frac{2}{3}x \right)\,=\frac{1}{2}x$ She gave red blue $=\frac{1}{4}\,\left( \frac{1}{3}x \right)=\frac{1}{12}x$ Number of $=\frac{1}{2}x+\frac{1}{12}\,x=90$ Pens left $\frac{5x}{12}=90$ $x=\frac{90}{5}\times 12$ $=18\times 12=216$ No. of pens she bought = 216