Bank PO Questions


Q:

At what time between 4 and 5 o'clock will the hands of a watch point in opposite directions?

A) 54 past 4 B) (53 + 7/11) past 4
C) (54 + 8/11) past 4 D) (54 + 6/11) past 4
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) (54 + 6/11) past 4

Explanation:

4 o'clock, the hands of the watch are 20 min. spaces apart.
To be in opposite directions, they must be 30 min. spaces apart.
Minute hand will have to gain 50 min. spaces.
55 min. spaces are gained in 60 min

50 min. spaces are gained in  min. or 

 Required time =  min. past 4.

 

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If the radius of a circle is decreased by 50%, find the percentage decrease in its area.

A) 55% B) 65%
C) 75% D) 85%
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 75%

Explanation:

Let original radius = R.

New radius = 

Original area =  and new area = 

Decrease in area =  = 75%

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If log 27 = 1.431, then the value of log 9 is

A) 0.754 B) 0.854
C) 0.954 D) 0.654
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 0.954

Explanation:

log 27 = 1.431
{\color{Black} \Rightarrow \log (3^{3})=1.431}
3 log 3 = 1.431
log 3 = 0.477
log 9 = {\color{Black} \log (3^{2})} = 2 log 3 = (2 x 0.477) = 0.954

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A sum of money lent at compound interest for 2 years at 20% per annum would fetch Rs.482 more, if the interest was payable half yearly than if it was payable annually . The sum is

A) 10000 B) 20000
C) 40000 D) 50000
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 20000

Explanation:

Let sum=Rs.x

C.I. when compounded half yearly = 

C.I. when compounded annually =

=> x=20000

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An accurate clock shows 8 o'clock in the morning. Through how may degrees will the hour hand rotate when the clock shows 2 o'clock in the afternoon?

A) 360 B) 180
C) 90 D) 60
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 180

Explanation:

Angle traced by the hour hand in 6 hours=(360/12)*6

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