# Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic Ability Questions

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Q:

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

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 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:

A student has to obtain 33% of the total marks to pass. He got 125 marks and failed by 40 marks. The maximum marks are :

 A) 500 B) 600 C) 800 D) 1000

Explanation:

Given that the student got 125 marks and still he failed by 40 marks

=> The minimum pass mark = 125 + 40 = 165

Given that minimum pass mark = 33% of the total mark

=> total mark =33/100 =165

=> total mark = 16500/33 = 500

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Q:

A, B, C started a business with their investments in the ratio 1:3 :5. After 4 months, A invested the same amount as before and B as well as C withdrew half of their investments. The ratio of their profits at the end of the year is :

 A) 1 : 2 : 3 B) 3 : 4 : 15 C) 3 : 5 : 10 D) 5 : 6 : 10

Explanation:

Let their initial investments be x, 3x and 5x respectively. Then,

A:B:C = (x*4+2x*8) : (3x*4+(3x/2)*8) : (5x*4+(5x/2)*8)

20x : 24x : 40x = 5 : 6 : 10

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Q:

A, B and C enter into a partnership and their shares are in the ratio 1/2 : 1/3 : 1/4. After 2 months, A withdraws half of his capital and after 10 months, a profit of Rs. 378 is divided among them. What is B's share ?

 A) 144 B) 169 C) 225 D) 339

Explanation:

Ratio of initial investments = 1/2 : 1/3 : 1/4 = 6 : 4 : 3.

Let their initial investments be 6x, 2x and 3x respectively.

A : B : C = (6x * 2 + 3x * 10) : (4x * 12) : (3x * 12) = 42 : 48 : 36 = 7 : 8 : 6.

B's share =  Rs. (378 * 8/21) = Rs. 144.

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Q:

A shopkeeper cheats to the extent of 10% while buying and selling, by using false weights. His total gain is.

 A) 20% B) 21% C) 22% D) 23%

Explanation:

Gain % = %

=$100+102100-100$

= 21%

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Q:

Tea worth of Rs. 135/kg & Rs. 126/kg are mixed with a third variety in the ratio 1: 1 : 2. If the mixture is worth Rs. 153 per kg, the price of the third variety per kg will be____?

 A) Rs. 169.50 B) Rs.1700 C) Rs. 175.50 D) Rs. 180

Explanation:

Since first second varieties are mixed in equal proportions, so their average price = Rs.(126+135)/2= Rs.130.50

So, Now the mixture is formed by mixing two varieties, one at Rs. 130.50 per kg and the other at say Rs. 'x' per kg in the ratio 2 : 2, i.e., 1 : 1. We have to find 'x'.

Cost of 1 kg tea of 1st kind         Cost of 1 kg tea of 2nd kind

x-153/22.50 = 1  => x - 153 = 22.50  => x=175.50.

Hence, price of the third variety = Rs.175.50 per kg.

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Q:

Salaries of Ravi and Sumit are in the ratio 2:3. If the salary of each is increased by Rs. 4000, the new ratio becomes 40:57. What is Sumit's salary?

 A) 38000 B) 46800 C) 36700 D) 50000

Explanation:

Let the original salaries of Ravi and Sumit be Rs. 2x and Rs. 3x respectively.
Then,
(2x+4000) / (3x+4000) = 40 / 57
⇒ 57 × (2x + 4000) = 40 × (3x+4000)
⇒ 6x = 68,000
⇒ 3x = 34,000
Sumit's present salary = (3x + 4000) = Rs.(34000 + 4000) = Rs. 38,000