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The difference between a positive proper fraction and its reciprocal is 9 / 20. Then the fraction is :

A) 3/5 B) 3/10
C) 4/5 D) 5/4
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 4/5

Explanation:

Let the required fraction be x. Then, (1 / x )- x = 9/20
1 - x^(2) / x = 9 / 20  =>  20 - 20 * x^(2) = 9 * x.
20 * x^(2) + 9 *x - 20 = 0.
=> (4 * x + 5) (5 * x - 4) = 0.
=> x = 4 / 5.

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476 ** 0 is divisible by both 3 and 11.The non zero digits in the hundred's and ten's places are respectively:

A) 6 and 2 B) 8 and 2
C) 6 and 5 D) 8 and 5
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 8 and 5

Explanation:

Let the number  be 476ab0 

 

476ab0 is divisible by 3 

=> 4 + 7 + 6 + a + b + 0 is divisible by 3

=> 17 + a + b is divisible by 3 ------------------------(i)

 

476ab0 is divisible by 11

[(4 + 6 + b) -(7 + a + 0)] is 0 or divisible by 11

=> [3 + (b - a)] is 0 or divisible by 11  --------------(ii)

 

Substitute the values of a and b with the values given in the choices and select the values which satisfies both Equation 1 and Equation 2.

 

if a=6 and b=2, 

17 + a + b = 17 + 6 + 2 = 25 which is not divisible by 3 --- Does not meet equation(i).Hence this is not the answer

 

if a=8 and b=2, 

17 + a + b = 17 + 8 + 2 = 27 which is divisible by 3 --- Meet equation(i)

[3 + (b - a)] = [3 + (2 - 8)] = -3 which is neither 0 nor divisible by 11---Does not meet equation(ii).Hence this is not the answer

 

if a=6 and b=5, 

17 + a + b = 17 + 6 + 5 = 28 which is not divisible by 3 --- Does not meet equation (i) .Hence this is not the answer

 

 

if a=8 and b=5, 

17 + a + b = 17 + 8 + 5 = 30 which is divisible by 3 --- Meet equation 1

[3 + (b - a)] = [3 + (5 - 8)] = 0 ---Meet equation 2

Since these values satisfies both equation 1 and equation 2, this is the answer

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If the product 4864*9 P 2 is divisible by 12, the value of p:

A) 1 B) 2
C) 3 D) 4
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 1

Explanation:

clearly 4864 is divisible by 4
So 9 P 2 must be divisible by 3.So(9+P+2) must be divisible by 3.
so P=1.

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A boy multiplied 987 by a certain number and obtained 559981 as his answer. If in the answer both 98 are wrong and the other digits are correct , then the correct answer would be :

A) 553681 B) 555181
C) 555681 D) 556581
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 555681

Explanation:

987 = 3 * 7 * 47.
So, the required number must be divisible by each one of 3, 7, 47
553681 => (Sum of digits = 28, not divisible by 3)
555181 => (Sum of digits = 25, not divisible by 3)
555681 is divisible by each one of 3, 7, 47.

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The sum of the two numbers is 12 and their product is 35.What is the sum of the reciprocals of these numbers?

A) 12/35 B) 1/35
C) 35/8 D) 7/32
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 12/35

Explanation:

Let a and b are the numbers.Then a+b is 12 and ab is 35.

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