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Equal quantities of three mixtures of milk and water are mixed in the ratio 1:2, 2:3 and 3:4. The ratio of water and milk in the mixture is ?

A) 193 : 122 B) 97 : 102
C) 115 : 201 D) 147 : 185
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 193 : 122

Explanation:

Given the three mixtures ratio as (1:2),(2:3),(3:4)

(1+2),(2+3),(3+4)

Total content = 3,5,7

 

Given equal quantities of the three mixtures are mixed, then LCM of 3, 5, 7 = 105

105/3 = 35 , 105/5 = 21 , 105/7 = 15

 

Now, the individual equal quantity ratios are (35x1, 35x2), (21x2, 21x3), (15x3, 15x4)

 i.e (35,70), (42,63), (45,60)

 

So overall mixture ratio of milk and water is

35+42+45 : 70+63+60

122:193

 

But in the question asked the ratio of water to milk = 193 : 122

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Artists are generally whimsical. Some of them are frustrated. Frustrated people are prone to be drug addicts.

Based on these statements which of the following conclusions is true?

A) All frustrated people are drug addicts B) Frustrated people are whimsical
C) All drug addicts are artists D) Some artists may be drug addicts
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Some artists may be drug addicts

Explanation:
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Q:

Given that on 9th August 2016 is Saturday. What was the day on 9th August 1616 ?

A) Saturday B) Sunday
C) Friday D) Monday
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Saturday

Explanation:

We know that,

After every 400 years, the same day occurs.
Thus, if 9th August 2016 is Saturday, before 400 years i.e., on 9th August 1616 has to be Saturday.

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If selling price is doubled, the profit triples. Find the profit percent ?

A) 100% B) 200%
C) 300% D) 400%
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 100%

Explanation:

Let the C.P be Rs.100 and S.P be Rs.x, Then
The profit is (x-100)
Now the S.P is doubled, then the new S.P is 2x
New profit is (2x-100)
Now as per the given condition;
=> 3(x-100) = 2x-100
By solving, we get
x = 200
Then the Profit percent = (200-100)/100 = 100
Hence the profit percentage is 100%

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If today is Saturday, what will be the day 350 days from now  ?

A) Saturday B) Friday
C) Sunday D) Monday
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Saturday

Explanation:

350 days, 350/7 = 50, no odd days,

so it will be a Saturday.

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In an examination a candidate got 30% marks and failed by 30 marks. If the passing marks are 60% of the total marks, then the maximum marks will be: 

A) 450 B) 600
C) 300 D) 100
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 100

Explanation:

Passing marks are 0.6x 

 

so 0.3x + 30 = 0.6x   => x = 100

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If the third day of a month is Tuesday, which of the following would be the 4th day before the 27th day of that month?

A) Tuesday B) Monday
C) Wednesday D) Sunday
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Monday

Explanation:

Dates on which Tuesday fall are 3,10,17, and 24

 

Hence, the 27th day of the month will be (Tuesday + 3 days=)Friday

 

Required day of the month = Friday - 4 = Monday

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The sum of three consecutive multiples of 3 is 72. What is the second largest number ?

A) 27 B) 24
C) 21 D) 42
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 24

Explanation:

Let the numbers be 3x, 3x + 3 and 3x + 6.
Then,
3x + (3x + 3) + (3x + 6) = 72
9x = 63
x = 7
Largest number = 3x + 6 = 27.

=> Second largest number = 27 - 3 = 24

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