# Aptitude and Reasoning Questions

• #### Verbal Reasoning - Mental Ability

Q:

Two cards are drawn at random from a pack of 52 cards.what is the probability that either both are black or both are queen?

 A) 52/221 B) 55/190 C) 55/221 D) 19/221

Explanation:

We have n(s) =$52C2$ 52 = 52*51/2*1= 1326.

Let A = event of getting both black cards

B = event of getting both queens

A∩B = event of getting queen of black cards

n(A) = $52*512*1$ = $26C2$ = 325, n(B)= $26*252*1$= 4*3/2*1= 6  and  n(A∩B) = $4C2$ = 1

P(A) = n(A)/n(S) = 325/1326;

P(B) = n(B)/n(S) = 6/1326 and

P(A∩B) = n(A∩B)/n(S) = 1/1326

P(A∪B) = P(A) + P(B) - P(A∩B) = (325+6-1) / 1326 = 330/1326 = 55/221

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Q:

A batsman makes a score of 87 runs in the 17th inning and thus increases his average by 3. Find his average after 17th inning?

Let the average after 7th inning = x

Then average after 16th inning = x - 3

16(x-3)+87 = 17x

x = 87 - 48 = 39

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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:

The average of runs of a cricket player of 10 innings was 32. How many runs must he make in his next innings so as to increase his average of runs by 4 ?

 A) 76 B) 79 C) 85 D) 87

Explanation:

Average = total runs / no.of innings = 32

So, total = Average x no.of innings = 32 x 10 = 320.

Now increase in avg = 4runs. So, new avg = 32+4 = 36runs

Total runs = new avg x new no. of innings = 36 x 11 = 396

Runs made in the 11th inning = 396 - 320 = 76

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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.

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Q:

It was Sunday on Jan 1, 2006. What was the day of the week Jan 1, 2010?

 A) Monday B) Friday C) Sunday D) Tuesday

Explanation:

On 31st December, 2005 it was Saturday.

Number of odd days from 2006 to 2009 = (1 + 1 + 2 + 1) = 5 days.

On 31st December 2009, it was Thursday.

Thus, on 1st Jan, 2010 it is Friday

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Q:

A man spends 35% of his income on food, 25% on children's education and 80% of the remaining on house rent. What percent of his income he is left with ?

 A) 6 % B) 8 % C) 10 % D) 12 %

Explanation:

Let the total income be x.

Then, income left = (100 -80)% of [100 -  (35 + 25)] % of x = 20% of 40% of x = 20/100 * 40/100 * 100) % of x = 8 % of x.

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Q:

The product of two numbers is 2028 and their H.C.F. is 13. The number of such pairs is:

 A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 4

Explanation:

Let the numbers 13a and 13b.

Then, 13a x 13b = 2028

=>ab = 12.

Now, the co-primes with product 12 are (1, 12) and (3, 4).

[Note: Two integers a and b are said to be coprime or relatively prime if they have no common positive factor other than 1 or, equivalently, if their greatest common divisor is 1 ]

So, the required numbers are (13 x 1, 13 x 12) and (13 x 3, 13 x 4).

Clearly, there are 2 such pairs.