GATE Questions

Q:

In a pot, there is a mixture of milk and water in the ratio 4 : 5. If it is filled with an additional 8 litres of milk, the pot would be full and ratio of milk and water would become 6 : 5. Find the capacity of the pot ?

A) 11 lit B) 22 lit
C) 33 lit D) 44 lit
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 22 lit

Explanation:

Let the capacity of the pot be 'P' litres.
Quantity of milk in the mixture before adding milk = 4/9 (P - 8)
After adding milk, quantity of milk in the mixture = 6/11 P.
6P/11 - 8 = 4/9(P - 8)
10P = 792 - 352 => P = 44.

The capacity of the pot is 44 liters.

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11 1925
Q:

At what time between 3 and 4 o’clock will the minute hand and the hour hand are on the same straight line but facing opposite directions ?

A) 3:15 2/8 B) 3:49
C) 3:49 1/11 D) 3:51
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 3:49 1/11

Explanation:

On straight line means 180 degree angle.
180 = 11/2 min – 30 hrs
180 = 11/2 m – 30 × 3
180 = 11/2 m – 90
(180 + 90) 2 = 11 m
m = 540/11 = 49 1/11 minutes.

 

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7 1905
Q:

Five plays K, L, M, N and O are to be staged from Monday to Friday of a week. On each day, only one play will be staged. N or O should not be either the first or last to be staged. O should be immediately followed by M. L should be staged immediately after N. One play is staged between K and L.

Which is the second play to be staged ?

A) L B) O
C) M D) N
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) N

Explanation:

O should be immediately followed by M ie, the order OM should be followed. N should be immediately followed by L ie, the order NL should be followed. One play is staged between k and L and N or O should not be the first or last play. So, the order is

Monday             K

Tuesday            N

Wednesday        L

Thursday           O

Friday               M

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10 1893
Q:

Raghu can complete a work in 12days working 9 hours a day. Arun can complete the same work in 8 days working 11 hours a day. If both Raghu and Arun work together, working 12 hours a day, in how many days can they complete the work ?

A)3449 days   

B)12449 days 

C)4349 days    

D)41249 days

A) Option A B) Option B
C) Option C D) Option D
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Option C

Explanation:

Raghu can complete the work in (12 x 9)hrs = 108 hrs.

 

 Arun can complete the work in (8 x 11)hrs = 88 hrs.

 

Raghu's 1 hrs work = 1/108 and Arun's 1 hrs work = 1/88

 

(Raghu + Arun)'s 1 hrs work = 1108+188=492376

 
So, both Raghu and Arun will finish the work in 237649 hrs

Number of days of 12 hours each=237649×112 = 19849=4349 days

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4 1891
Q:

At what time, between 3 o’clock and 4 o’clock, both the hour hand and minute hand coincide each other  ? 

A) 3:16 7/11 B) 3:16 11/4
C) 3:30 D) 3:16 4/11
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 3:16 4/11

Explanation:

Coincide means 00  angle.

This can be calculated using the formulafor time A to B means  [11m/2 - 30 (A)]

Here m gives minutes after A the both hands coincides.

Here A = 3, B = 4

0 =11m/2 –30 × 3
11m = 90 × 2 = 180
m= 180/11 = 16 4/11

So time = 3 : 16 4/11

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5 1878
Q:

A watch gains 5 seconds in 3 minutes and was set right at 8 AM. What time will it show at 10 PM on the same day ?

A) 10 : 27 : 41 AM B) 8 : 51 : 04 AM
C) 9 : 45 : 15 PM D) 10 : 23 : 20 PM
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 10 : 23 : 20 PM

Explanation:

The watch gains 5 seconds in 3 minutes = 100 seconds in 1 hour.

From 8 AM to 10 PM on the same day, time passed is 14 hours.

In 14 hours, the watch would have gained 1400 seconds or 23 minutes 20 seconds.

So, when the correct time is 10 PM, the watch would show 10 : 23 : 20 PM

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6 1865
Q:

A number, when 35 is subtracted from it, reduces to its 80 percent. What is four - fifth of that number  ?

A) 175 B) 140
C) 135 D) 95
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 140

Explanation:

x - 35 = 80x/100 

=> x = 175 

=> 4x/5 = 4x175/5 = 140.

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4 1863
Q:

A girl facing north rotates 100(degree) clockwise then 190(degree) anticlockwise. what is new direction of the girl ?

A) North-East B) West
C) South-East D) South
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) West

Explanation:

First girl facing North
Then she rotates 100 deg clock wise => 10 deg ES
Then again she rotates 190 deg anti clock wise => for 100 deg it is North and more 90 deg means West.
Therefore, the new direction of the girl is West.

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7 1850