# Aptitude and Reasoning Questions

• #### Verbal Reasoning - Mental Ability

Q:

The wildcard in a WHERE clause is useful when

 A) An exact match is not possible in a SELECT statement. B) An exact match is necessary in a CREATE statement. C) An exact match is not possible in a CREATE statement. D) An exact match is necessary in a SELECT statement.

Answer & Explanation Answer: A) An exact match is not possible in a SELECT statement.

Explanation:

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Q:

Two equal sums were lent, one at the rate of 11% per annum for five years and the other at the rate of 8% per annum for six years, both under simple interest. If the difference in interest accrued in the two cases is Rs 1008. Find the sum?

 A) Rs. 14,400 B) Rs. 15,600 C) Rs. 14,850 D) Rs. 15,220

Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Rs. 14,400

Explanation:

Let the required Sum = Rs.S

From the given data,

1008 = [(S x 11 x 5)/100] - [(S x 8 x 6)/100]

=> S = Rs. 14,400.

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Q:

One fill pipe A is 3 times faster than second fill pipe B and takes 32 minutes less than the fill pipe B. When will the cistern be full if both pipes are opened together?

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

Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 12 min

Explanation:

Let pipe A takes p min to fill

Then,

pipe B takes 3p min to fill

=> 3p - p = 32

=> p = 16 min => 3p = 48 min

Required, both pipes to fill = (48 x 16)/(48 + 16) min = 12 min.

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Q:

How many rectangles can be drawn with 36 cm as the perimeter, given that the sides are positive integers in cm?

 A) 8 B) 9 C) 10 D) 11

Explanation:

Perimeter = 36

⇒ 2 ( l + w ) = 36

⇒ l + w = 18

Since length and width are positive integers in centimeters.

Therefore, possible dimensions are :

( 1, 17 )cm , ( 2, 16 ) cm , ( 3, 15 ) cm, (4 , 14) cm, ( 5,13) cm, ( 6, 12) cm , ( 7, 11) cm, ( 8, 10 ) cm, ( 9, 9) cm.

Hence, there are 9 rectangles.

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Q:

A tangent contains at most how many chords?

 A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 0

Explanation:

A tangent contains ZERO chords, as it touches the circle at only one point.

Hence, it does not contain any chord.

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Q:

The areas of three consecutive faces of a cuboid are 12 cm², 20cm² and 15 cm², then the volume (in cm³) of the cuboid is

 A) 60 B) 55 C) 45 D) 40

Explanation:

From the given data,

let the length, breadth and height of the cuboid are m, n, r

m x n = 12

n x r = 20

r x m = 15

Hence, m x n x n x r x r x m = 12 x 20 x 15

mnr = sqrt of (12x20x15) = 60 cub.cm.

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Q:

Cartesian product in relational algebra is

The Cartesian Product is also an operator which works on two sets. It is sometimes called the CROSS PRODUCT or CROSS JOIN. It combines the tuples of one relation with all the tuples of the other relation.

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Q:

Mohan was married 5 years ago. At present his age is 6/5 times of his age at the time of marriage. His wife is 3 year younger to him. Find his wife’s present age?

 A) 21 yrs B) 24 yrs C) 27 yrs D) 30 yrs

Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 27 yrs

Explanation:

Let Mohan present age = p

ATQ,

5/6 x p = p - 5

p = 30

His wifes age = 30 - 3 = 27 yrs.