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Q:

Twenty times a positive integer is less than its square by 96. What is the integer ?

A) 42 B) 36
C) 48 D) 24
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 24

Explanation:

Let the integer be x. Then,

x2 - 20x = 96

(x + 4)(x - 24) = 0

x = 24

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Taps X and Y can fill a tank in 30 and 40 minutes respectively.Tap Z can empty the filled tank in 60 minutes.If all the three taps are kept open for one minute each,how much time will the taps take to fill the tank?

A) 48min B) 72min
C) 24min D) None of these
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 24min

Explanation:

Given taps X and Y can fill the tank in 30 and 40 minutes respectively. Therefore,

 

part filled by tap X in 1 minute = 1/30

 

part filled by tap Y in 1 minute = 1/40

 

Tap Z can empty the tank in 60 minutes. Therefore,

 

part emptied by tap Z in 1 minute = 1/60

 

Net part filled by Pipes X,Y,Z together in 1 minute = [1/30 +1/40 - 1/60] = 5/120 = 1/24

 

i.e., the tank can be filled in 24 minutes.

 

 

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In a town of 500 people, 285 read Hindu and 212 read Indian Express and 127 read Times of India, 20 read Hindu and Times of India and 29 read Hindu and Indian Express and 35 read Times of India and Indian express . 50 read no news paper . Then how many read only one paper ?

A) 123 B) 231
C) 312 D) 321
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 321

Explanation:

No. of people who read Hindu = 285
No. of people who read TOI = 127
No. of people who read IE = 212
Now,
No. of people who read Hindu and TOI both is = 20
No. of people who read TOI and IE both is = 35
No. of people who read Hindu and IE both is = 29
Let No. of people who read Hindu , TOI and IE all is = x ;
So, only Hindu is = 285-20-29-x = 236-x ;
Only TOI is = 127-20-35-x = 72-x ;
Only IE is = 212-35-29-x = 148-x ;
Now, 236-x + 72-x + 148-x + 20 + 29 + 35 + x + 50 = 500 590 -2x = 500
So, x = 45 this is the value who read all the 3 dailies.
So, No. of people who read only one paper is = 236-45 + 72-45 + 148-45 = 191 + 27 + 103 = 321.

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If the positions of the first and the third digit within each number are interchanged, which of the following will be the third digit of the second lowest number ?

987, 514, 658, 487, 404, 269

A) 8 B) 9
C) 2 D) 4
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 4

Explanation:

According to the question, after the position of the first and third digit interchanged new numbers are
789, 415, 856, 784, 404, 962

962, 856, 789, 784, 404, 415
Here the second lowest number is 404 and the last digit of it is '4'.

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If the selling price of a mat is five times the discount offered and if the percentage of discount is equal to the percentage profit, find the ratio of the discount offered to the cost price.

A) 6:31 B) 11:30
C) 7:30 D) 31:6
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 7:30

Explanation:

Since S.P. = 5 (M.P. - S.P.) => 5 M.P. = 6 S.P.
M.P. = (6/5) S.P.
Since the percentage discount = Percentage profit,
65S.P - S.P65S.P×100 = S.P -C.PC.P×100
Therefore, 1/6 = (S.P/C.P) – 1 => S.P = (7/6) C.P
M.P = 6/5 S.P = 6/5 x 7/6 C.P = 7/5 C.P
Therefore, Ratio of discount to C.P
= (M.P – S.P)/C.P = [{(7/5)C.P - (7/6)C.P} / C.P.]
= 7/30

 

Therefore, the ratio is 7 : 30

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Q:

The percentage discount offered for "Buy 6 get 1 free is" ?

A) 85.78 % B) 58. 48 %
C) 19.25 % D) 14.285 %
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 14.285 %

Explanation:

Total Items = 7
Discounted = 1
Percentage = 1/7 x 100
= 14.285%

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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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On 24th Nov, 2007 Thursday falls. What day of the week was it on 10th Nov, 2006 ?

A) Wednesday B) Tuesday
C) Friday D) Thursday
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Wednesday

Explanation:

The year 2006 is an ordinary year. So, it has 1 odd day.
So, the day on 24th Nov, 2007 will be 1 day beyond the day on 24th Nov, 2006.
But, 24th Nov, 2007 is Thursday.
24 - 10 = 14 days.
Therefore, 2 weeks ago it is same day.
Thus, 10th Nov, 2006 is one day before 10th Nov, 2007 i.e. it is Wednesday.

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