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A thief steals half the total number of loaves of bread plus 1/2 loaf from a bakery. A second thief steals half the remaining number of loaves plus 1/2 loaf and so on. After the 5th thief has stolen there are no more loaves left in the bakery. What was the total number of loaves did the bakery have at the beginning ?

A) 21 B) 11
C) 17 D) 31

Answer:   D) 31



Explanation:

Let y be the total number of loaves
a be the remaining loaves after 1st thief
b be the remaining loaves after 2nd thief
and c, d..so on after 3 and 4 th
e = 0 be the remaining loaves after 5th thief

a = y - (y/2 + 1/2)
= y/2 - 1/2

b = a - (a/2 + 1/2)
= a/2 - 1/2

c = b - (b/2 + 1/2)
= b/2 - 1/2

d = c - (c/2 + 1/2)
= c/2 - 1/2

e = d - (d/2 + 1/2)
= d/2 - 1/2
we know that, e = 0,
thus by substitution, we get
d = 1
c = 3
b = 7
a = 15
y = 31
Therefore total number of bread loaves in bakery was 31.

Q:

Which expression is equivalent to i233?

A) i B) 1
C) -i D) -1
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) i

Explanation:

We know that,

i2 = -1i3 = i2 x i = -1 x i = -ii4 = i2 x i2 = -1 x -1 = 1Hence, i233  =i4 x 58 + 1 = i232 x i1 = 1 x i = i

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The product of a number and its multiplicative inverse is

A) 1 B) 0
C) -1 D) Infinity
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 1

Explanation:

The mutiplicative inverse of a number is nothing but a reciprocal of a number.

Now, the product of a number and its multiplicative inverse is always equal to 1.

 

For example :

Let the number be 15

Multiplicative inverse of 15 = 1/15

The product of a number and its multiplicative inverse is = 15 x 1/15 = 1.

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Q:

25 divided by 7

A) 3.571 B) 35.71
C) 0.351 D) 0.0357
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 3.571

Explanation:

Here we have 25 divided by 7.

25 will not go directly in 7

Hence, we get the result in decimals.

25/7 = 3.571.

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Q:

Which of the following is not a prime number?

A) 5 B) 11
C) 21 D) 37
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 21

Explanation:

A prime number is a whole number greater than 1 whose only factors are 1 and itself.

 

Factors of 5 are 1, 5

Factors of 11 are 1, 11

Factors of 21 are 1, 3, 7, 21

Factors of 37 are 1, 37.

 

Hence, according to the definition of a prime number, 21 is not a prime number as it has more than two factors.

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Q:

What are the Multiples of 4?

Answer

The Multiples of 4 are 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40 upto 40. Mutiples of 4 means which can be divided by 4 leaving remainder '0'.


Common Multiples of 4 & 6 are 12, 24, 36, 48, 60 upto 60.

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Q:

The sum of three consecutive odd numbers is 93. What is the middle number?

A) 31 B) 33
C) 29 D) 27
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 31

Explanation:

Let the three consecutive odd numbers be x, x+2, x+4

Then,

x + x + 2 + x + 4 = 93

=> 3x + 6 = 93

=> 3x = 87

=> x = 29 => 29, 31, 33 are three consecutive odd numbers.

 

Therefore, the middle number is 31.

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Q:

How many numbers up to 300 and 700 are divisible by 2, 3 and 7 both together ?

A) 7 B) 9
C) 11 D) 5
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 9

Explanation:

LCM of 2, 3, 7 is 42.

=> (700 – 300)/42 = 9  22/42 => 9 Numbers.

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In a triangle ABC, angle 'a' is the smallest one & A+7B = 112. Find the range of value 'c' ?

A) 138 to 164 B) 125 to 147
C) 148 to 158 D) 152 to 164
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 152 to 164

Explanation:

A+7B=112

it is clear that A = 14, then it becomes A>=B, but A is smallest angle) given
so, range of A is 0.0001 to 13.9999 ( I am taking upto 4 decimal places)
so, range of B becomes 14 to 16 ( after rounding off to 4 decimal places)
so, range of C becomes 152 to 164 ( after rounding off to 4 decimal places)

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