# Aptitude and Reasoning Questions

• #### Verbal Reasoning - Mental Ability

Q:

A bag contains 6 white and 4 black balls .2 balls are drawn at random. Find the probability that they are of same colour.

 A) 1/2 B) 7/15 C) 8/15 D) 1/9

Explanation:

Let S be the sample space

Then n(S) = no of ways of drawing 2 balls out of (6+4) =$10C2$ 10 =$10*92*1$ =45

Let E = event of getting both balls of same colour

Then,n(E) = no of ways (2 balls out of six) or (2 balls out of 4)

=$6C2+4C2$ = $6*52*1+4*32*1$= 15+6 = 21

Therefore, P(E) = n(E)/n(S) = 21/45 = 7/15

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Q:

A clock is set right at 8 a.m. The clock gains 10 minutes in 24 hours will be the true time when the clock indicates 1 p.m. on the following day?

 A) 48 min. past 12. B) 46 min. past 12. C) 45 min. past 12. D) 47 min. past 12.

Explanation:

Time from 8 a.m. on a day to 1 p.m. on the following day = 29 hours.

24 hours 10 min. of this clock = 24 hours of the correct clock.

$1456$ hrs of this clock = 24 hours of the correct clock.

29 hours of this clock = $24*6145*29$ hrs of the correct clock

= 28 hrs 48 min of the correct clock.

Therefore, the correct time is 28 hrs 48 min. after 8 a.m.

This is 48 min. past 12.

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Q:

A grocer has a sale of Rs 6435, Rs. 6927, Rs. 6855, Rs. 7230 and Rs. 6562 for 5 consecutive months. How much sale must he have in the sixth month so that he gets an average sale of Rs, 6500 ?

 A) 4991 B) 5467 C) 5987 D) 6453

Explanation:

Total sale for 5 months = Rs. (6435 + 6927 + 6855 + 7230 + 6562) = Rs. 34009.

Required sale = Rs.[(6500 x 6) - 34009]

= Rs. (39000 - 34009)

= Rs.  4991.

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Q:

A trader mixes 26 kg of rice at Rs. 20 per kg with 30 kg of rice of other variety at Rs. 36 per kg and sells the mixture at Rs. 30 per kg. His profit percent is:

 A) No profit, no loss B) 5% C) 8% D) 10%

Explanation:

C.P. of 56 kg rice = Rs. (26 x 20 + 30 x 36) = Rs. (520 + 1080) = Rs. 1600.

S.P. of 56 kg rice = Rs. (56 x 30) = Rs. 1680.

Gain =(80/1600*100) % = 5%

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Q:

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

 A) 100% B) 200% C) 300% D) 400%

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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Q:

8 litres are drawn from a cask full of wine and is then filled with water. This operation is performed three more times. The ratio of the quantity of wine now left in cask to that of the water is 16 : 65. How much wine the cask hold originally?

 A) 18 litres B) 24 litres C) 32 litres D) 42 litres

Explanation:

Let the quantity of the wine in the cask originally be x litres

Then, quantity of wine left in cask after 4 operations =$x1-8x4$litres

$⇒1-8x4=234$

$⇒x=24$

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Q:

Insert the missing number.

7, 26, 63, 124, 215, 342, (....)

 A) 391 B) 421 C) 481 D) 511

Explanation:

Numbers are (23 - 1), (33 - 1), (43 - 1), (53 - 1), (63 - 1), (73 - 1) etc.

So, the next number is (83 - 1) = (512 - 1) = 511.

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Q:

Out of 7 consonants and 4 vowels, how many words of 3 consonants and 2 vowels can be formed?

 A) 25200 B) 52000 C) 120 D) 24400

Explanation:

Number of ways of selecting (3 consonants out of 7) and (2 vowels out of 4) = ($7C3$*$4C2$

= 210.

Number of groups, each having 3 consonants and 2 vowels = 210.

Each group contains 5 letters.

Number of ways of arranging 5 letters among themselves = 5! = 120

Required number of ways = (210 x 120) = 25200.