Aptitude and Reasoning Questions

Q:

if the price of a book is first decreased by 25% and then increased by 20%, then the net change in the price will be  : 

A) 10 B) 20
C) 30 D) 40
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 10

Explanation:

Let the original price be Rs. 100.

New final price  = 120 %  of (75 % of Rs. 100) = Rs. (120/100 * 75/100 * 100) = Rs. 90.

Decrease = 10%

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Tickets numbered 1 to 20 are mixed up and then a ticket is drawn at random. What is the probability that the ticket drawn has a number which is a multiple of 3 or 5?

A) 1/2 B) 3/5
C) 9/20 D) 8/15
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 9/20

Explanation:

Here, S = {1, 2, 3, 4, ...., 19, 20}.

Let E = event of getting a multiple of 3 or 5 = {3, 6 , 9, 12, 15, 18, 5, 10, 20}.

P(E) = n(E)/n(S) = 9/20.

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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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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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Friday

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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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 6055×50 min. or 54611 

 

Required time = 54611 min. past 4.

 

 

 

 

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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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 4991

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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Find the number of triangles in the given figure.

A) 28 B) 32
C) 36 D) 40
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 36

Explanation:

  

The simplest triangles are AML, LRK, KWD, DWJ, JXI, IYC, CYH, HTG, GOB, BOF, FNE and EMA i.e. 12 in number.

The triangles composed of two components each are AEL, KDJ, HIC and FBG i.e. 4 in number.

The triangles composed of three components each are APF, EQB, BQH, GVC, CVJ, IUD, DUL and KPA i.e. 8 in number.

The triangles composed of six components each are ASB, BSG, CSD, DSA, AKF, EBH, GGJ and IDL i.e. 8 in number.

The triangles composed of twelve components each are ADB, ABC, BCD and CDA i.e. 4 in number.

Total number of triangles in the figure = 12 + 4 + 8 + 8 + 4 = 36.

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If South-East becomes North, North-East becomes West and so on. What will West become?

A) North-East B) North-West
C) South-East D) South-West
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) South-East

Explanation:

 

It is clear from the diagrams that new name of West will become South-East.

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