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Some children goto ice-cream shop. 9 flavours are available there. Each child takes a cone with two different flavours. No two children take same combination and they have taken all such possible combinations. How many children went to ice cream shop ?

A) 28 B) 56
C) 44 D) 36
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 36

Explanation:

Given there are 9 flavours of ice creams.
Each child takes the combination of two flavours and no two children will have the same combination
This can be done by 9C2 ways i.e children.
Number of children = 9C2 = 9 x 8 / 2 = 36.

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Find out the wrong number in the following series:

5, 15, 30, 80, 180, 540, 1080

A) 540 B) 180
C) 30 D) 80
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 80

Explanation:

There should be 90 instead of 80
so we can have a series
5, 5x3, 15x2, 30x3, 90x2, 180x3, 540x2 and 1080x3 and so on...

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If Reena’s age was twice of her present age, when subtracted from four times three years from hence, with three times the three years before her present age. What will be her age after one year ?

A) 22 yrs B) 21 yrs
C) 20 yrs D) 24 yrs
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 22 yrs

Explanation:

Let Reena’s present age be 'K' yrs.
Given:{(K+3) x 4} - {(K-3) x 3)}
=> K = 21 yrs
So her present age is 21 yrs.
Then, her age after 1 year is 22 yrs.

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Which alphabet replaces the question mark ?

63 O 49
72 T 37
96 L 15
14 ? 58

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

Explanation:

6-3 = 3 9-4 = 5 (3x5=15) 15=O
7-2 = 5 7-3 = 4 (5x4=20) 20=T
9-6 = 3 5-1 = 4 (3x4=12) 12=L

Similarly, 4-1 = 3 8-5 = 1 (3x1=3) 3=C

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In a row, Kumar is at 7th place from the left and Pawan is at 9th place from the right. When they interchange the positions Kumar becomes 11th from left. How many were seated in the row ?

A) 19 B) 20
C) 21 D) 27
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 19

Explanation:

Initialy from left 7th = kumar
from right 9th = pawan
Interchange kumar = 11th from left, from right kumar = 9th;
11+8 = 19;
8 is 1,2,3,4,5,6,7(pawan),8,9,10,11(kumar),12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19;
simply count the 9th place from right we will get total as 19.

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