# Aptitude and Reasoning Questions

• #### Verbal Reasoning - Mental Ability

Q:

How many such pairs of digits are there in the number 421579368 each of which has as many digits between them in the number as when they are arranged in ascending order?

 A) None B) One C) Two D) Three

Explanation:

Given Number:     4  2  1  5  7  9  3  6  8

Ascending order:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

Hence the required pairs are  12, 49, 16

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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

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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Q:

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

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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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:

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

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.

154 50010
Q:

In a certain code language COMPUTER is written as RFUVQNPC. How will MEDICINE be written in that code language?

 A) MFEDJJOE B) EOJDEJFM C) MFEJDJOE D) EOJDJEFM

Explanation:

- There are 8 letters in the word.

- The coded word can be obtained by taking the immediately following letters of word, expect the first and the last letters of the given word but in the reverse order. That means, in the coded form the first and the last letters have been interchanged while the remaining letters are coded by taking their immediate next letters in the reverse order.

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Q:

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

Explanation:

Angle traced by the hour hand in 6 hours=(360/12)*6

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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