Aptitude and Reasoning Questions

Q:

A, B and C can do a piece of work in 24 days, 30 days and 40 days respectively. They began the work together but C left 4 days before the completion of the work. In how many days was the work completed?

A) 11 days B) 12 days
C) 13 days D) 14 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 11 days

Explanation:

One day's work of A, B and C = (1/24 + 1/30 + 1/40) = 1/10.

C leaves 4 days before completion of the work, which means only A and B work during the last 4 days.

Work done by A and B together in the last 4 days = 4 (1/24 + 1/30) = 3/10.

Remaining Work = 7/10, which was done by A,B and C in the initial number of days. 

Number of days required for this initial work = 7 days. 

Thus, the total numbers of days required = 4 + 7 = 11 days.

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A can do a piece of work in 10 days, B in 15 days. They work together for 5 days, the rest of the work is finished by C in two more days. If they get Rs. 3000 as wages for the whole work, what are the daily wages of A, B and C respectively (in Rs):

A) 200, 250, 300 B) 300, 200, 250
C) 200, 300, 400 D) None of these
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 300, 200, 250

Explanation:

A's 5 days work = 50%  

B's 5 days work = 33.33% 

C's 2 days work = 16.66%     [100- (50+33.33)] 

Ratio of contribution of work of A, B and C = 50 : 3313 : 1623 = 3 : 2 : 1   

A's total share = Rs. 1500 

B's total share = Rs. 1000 

C's total share = Rs. 500  

 

A's one day's earning = Rs.300  

B's one day's earning = Rs.200  

C's one day's earning = Rs.250

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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 %
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 8 %

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:

What was the day of the week on, 16th July, 1776?

A) Tuesday B) Wednesday
C) Monday D) Saturday
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Tuesday

Explanation:

16th July, 1776 = (1775 years + Period from 1st Jan, 1776 to 16th July, 1776)

Counting of odd days :

1600 years have 0 odd day.

100 years have 5 odd days.

75 years = (18 leap years + 57 ordinary years) =  [(18 x 2) + (57 x 1)] = 93 (13 weeks + 2 days) = 2 odd days


1775 years have (0 + 5 + 2) odd days = 7 odd days = 0 odd day. 

 

Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul  

31 + 29 + 31 + 30 + 31 + 30 + 16 = 198 days= (28 weeks + 2 days) 

 

Total number of odd days = (0 + 2) = 2.  

Required day was 'Tuesday'.

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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?

Answer

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:

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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In an examination, a student scores 4 marks for every correct answer and loses 1 mark for every wrong answer. If he attempts all 60 questions and secures 130 marks, the no of questions he attempts correctly is :

A) 35 B) 38
C) 40 D) 42
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 38

Explanation:

Let the number of correct answers be X.

Number of incorrect answers = (60 – X).

4x – (60 – x) = 130

=> 5x = 190 

=> x = 38

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Q:

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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