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Q:

A number is increased by 20% and then decreased by 20%, the final value of the number is ?

A) increase by 2% B) decrease by 3%
C) decrease by 4% D) increase by 5%
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) decrease by 4%

Explanation:

Here, x = 20 and y = - 20
Therefore, the net % change in value
=x + y + xy100 %
20 + -20 + 20 × -20100%  or  - 4%

Since the sign is negative, there is a decrease in value by 4%.

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The sale price of an article including the sales tax is Rs. 616. The rate of sales tax is 10%. If the shopkeeper has made a profit of 12%, then the cost price of the article is :

A) Rs. 560 B) Rs. 530
C) Rs. 500 D) Rs. 514
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Rs. 500

Explanation:

110% of S.P. = Rs. 616

S.P. = (616 x 100)/110 = Rs. 560

C.P = (110 x 560)/112 = Rs. 500

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5 C in an OF?

A) 5 Cards in an Old Fan B) 5 Circles in an Olympic Flag
C) 5 Colors in an Old Football D) 5 Colors in an Old Flag
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 5 Circles in an Olympic Flag

Explanation:

5 C in an OF denotes 5 Circles in an Olympic Flag.

These are riddles of type

12 S of the Z

52 W in a Y.

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Q:

Which city is known as 'Gold capital of the world' ?

A) Johannesburg B) Paris
C) Dubai D) Saudi
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Johannesburg

Explanation:
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Q:

If the numerator of a fraction is increased by 150% and the denominator of the fraction is increased by 350%, the resultant fraction is 25/51. What is the original fraction ?

A) 31/25 B) 15/17
C) 14/25 D) 11/16
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 15/17

Explanation:

The original fraction is  2551 × 350+100150+100  = 15/17.

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A cistern is normally filled in 8 hours but takes two hours longer to fill because of a leak in its bottom. If the cistern is full, the leak will empty it in    ?

A) 20 hrs B) 28 hrs
C) 36 hrs D) 40 hrs
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 20 hrs

Explanation:

1/8 - 1/x = 1/10

 => x = 40 hrs

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A letter is takenout at random from 'ASSISTANT'  and another is taken out from 'STATISTICS'. The probability that they are the same letter is :

A) 35/96 B) 19/90
C) 19/96 D) None of these
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 19/90

Explanation:

ASSISTANTAAINSSSTT

STATISTICSACIISSSTTT

Here N and C are not common and same letters can be A, I, S, T. Therefore

 Probability of choosing A =  2C19C1×1C110C1 = 1/45 

 Probability of choosing I = 19C1×2C110C1 = 1/45

Probability of choosing S = 3C19C1×3C110C1 = 1/10

Probability of choosing T = 2C19C1×3C110C1 = 1/15

Hence, Required probability =   145+145+110+115= 1990 

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What should come in place of question mark (?) in the following number series?

 132       156       ?         210          240          272 

A) 196 B) 182
C) 199 D) 204
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 182

Explanation:

The given series follows a logic that

11 x 12, 12 x 13, 13 x 14, 14 x 15, 15 x 16,...

So the missing number is 13 x 14 = 182

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