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Q:

Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

The policy on foreign direct investment in multi- brand retail may be _______ in a political impasse, but big retail chains are using India as sourcing base and making an _________ on local businesses.

A) Caught, impact B) Caught, effect
C) Fetched, affect D) Fetching, impact
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Caught, impact

Explanation:

Caught - according to the sentence given caught means to become involved in something, often without wanting to.

Impasse - means a situation in which further development is impossible.

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Which of the Phrases(1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrases printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct.

The ban is applied by the district’s commercial taxes department after protests by a community, which had threat to burn theatres screening the controversial movie.

A) had threated to burn B) had threatened to burn
C) had threatened to burning D) had threats of burning
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) had threatened to burn

Explanation:
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Study the question and all the three statements given and decide whether any information provided in the statements are redundand and can be dispensed with while answering the questions.

Question : 

What is the rate of interest per year ?

Statements :

1. The amount invested is Rs. 6000.
2. The amount becomes Rs. 6741.60 in 2 years at compound interest.
3. The difference between compound interest and simple interest in 2 years is Rs. 21.60.

A) Only 3 B) Both 2 & 3
C) Any two of (1, 2 & 3) D) None
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Any two of (1, 2 & 3)

Explanation:

Using Both 1 & 2 statements we get the rate of interest as in (1) we have given principle amount and in (2) compound interest for 2 years. By this data we get the rate%.

Using Both 1 & 3 statements we can get the rate% as we have principle amount & difference between compound interest and simple interest in 2 years.

Using Both 2 & 3 statements we get compound interest & simple interest by which we get principle amount. So that we can calculate %rate.

Hence by using any two of the three statements(1,2&3) we get rate of interest.

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In a joint family, there are 24 members whose age is decreased by 4 months, when one girl aged 24 years is replaced by a new boy. Find the age of the new boy ?

A) 18 years B) 12 years
C) 15 years D) 16 years
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 16 years

Explanation:

Age of new boy = (Age of moved girl) – (Number of family members × Decreased in average)

= 24 – 24×4/12

= 24 – 8

= 16 years.

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A town having teenagers(boys & girls) of 5000 requires 150 litre of water per head. It has a tank measuring 20 m × 15 m × 5 m. The water of this tank will sufficient for ____ days.

A) 8 B) 6
C) 4 D) 2
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 2

Explanation:

Total Water reqduired = 5000 × 150 lit

= 750,000 litres = 750 cu.m.

Volume of tank = 20 × 15 × 5 = 1500 Cu.m.

Number of days required =1500/750 = 2 days.

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