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The gas provider Centrica has seen its half-year profits fall by 20% to £992 million. Despite this it has decided to increase its dividend to shareholders to 3.9p per share. The rise in energy prices released before the announcement of Centrica's profits was designed, said the company, to restore "reasonable profitability". The chief executive, Sam Laidlaw, said, "We produced a good set of results in tough market conditions... we will continue to concentrate on improving customer service in British Gas..." This is an interesting statement given the record rise in prices to households. The announcement of profits which are not far off one billion pounds, a day after the announcement of the rise in price and the increase in dividend to shareholders, is likely to provoke angry reaction. Many will question the extent of the market power that Centrica possesses. There will also be those that will question what the phrase 'reasonable profitability' means in the context of profits of nearly one billion pounds. 

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Question: 1) Announcing large profits, soon after announcing price rises, is likely to provoke angry reaction.

Question: 2) Companies increase shareholder dividends when profits fall.

Question: 3) One way companies can restore profitability is to increase prices.

 

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M, K, J, T, R, D and W are seven members of a family. There are two married couples among them belonging to two different generations. Each of them has a different choice of cuisine - Chinese, Continental, Thai, Punjabi, South Indian, Gujarati and Malwani. The grandfather in the family likes Gujarati food. None of the ladies likes Continental or Thai food. T is the son of M, who likes Chinese food. W is J's daughter-in-law and she likes South Indian food. K is grandfather of D, who likes Punjabi food. J is mother of R, who likes Continental food.

Question 1:

How is R related to D?

a) Father b) Brother c) Uncle d) Data inadequate

 

Question 2:

Which of the following group contains one each from the same generations?

a) JRT b) JRW c) MRD  d) MWT

Answer

Answer 1:

c) Uncle

R is Uncle to D.


 


Answer 2:

a) JRT

JRT are one each from the same generations.

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Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below them.

 
(A) Here’s a rundown of some useful Google gems that
 
(B) But those apps are just a hint of what this Internet behemoth offers
 
(C) Gmail, Google maps, and Blogger are used widely.
 
(D) By now, most know that Google is about far more than search.
 
(E) Under the hood of its famous search engine.
 
(F) You may not know about, but probably should

A) CDBAEF B) DCBEAF
C) BCDAEF D) DCEBFA
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) DCBEAF

Explanation:

(D) By now, most know that Google is about far more than search.(C) Gmail, Google maps, and Blogger are used widely.(B) But those apps are just a hint of what this Internet behemoth offers (E) under the hood of its famous search engine.(A) Here’s a rundown of some useful Google gems that (F) you may not know about, but probably should.

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Read the following puzzle carefully, answer the question asked below ?

Seven person K, L, M, N, O, P & Q likes seven colours. Yellow, White, Red, Orange, Blue, Gray and Black. They visit in different days starting from Monday to Sunday.

1) K visits one day after Thursday.

2) Only 4 people are in between K and L

3) The one who likes Red colour visits immediately after L.

4) Only one person visit between Red and Blue

5) The one who like white colour visit before one of days on which day M visits

6) The one who like white colour does not visit on Monday.

7) Only 1 person is in between N and O. N like Yellow.

8) There are same as many person in between K and Blue colour which are one less in between L and M.

9) Neither Q nor P likes Black.

10) Q does not visit on Saturday and does not like grey colour.

Question :

Who visits on Sunday and Tuesday and their favourite colors ?

A) P & M B) N & K
C) K & L D) P & Q
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) K & L

Explanation:

Monday          - N  - Yellow

Tuesday         - L  - White

Wednesday    - O  - Red

Thursday       - Q  - Orange

Friday           - M  - Blue

Saturday       - P  - Grey

Sunday         - K  - Black

From the above table,

K & L visits Sunday & Tuesday and their favourite colors are Black and white respectively.

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In a family of six person O, N, M, R, Q and P each play one game out of six games viz. Football, Hockey, Golf, Tennis, Cricket and Basketball. There are two married couples. N who play Hockey is daughter-in-law of Q. O is the father of R who is Golf player. R is the father of M who is a cricketer. P is the brother of M. Football is not played by any female member. Q's husband play Basketball.

Questions :

1. How is M related to Q ?  

2. Which person play Tennis ?

Answer

   Q(f)      -     O(m)


 (Tennis)      (Basketball)


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             R(m)  -   N(f) 


           (Golf)     (Hockey)


                      |


               M              P(m)


        (Cricketer)      (Football)


 


Answer   1: Can't be determined because M may be Grandson or Grand daughter of Q.


Answer   2: Q plays Tennis.

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Seven people A, B, C, D, E, F and G live on separate floors of a 7-floor building. Ground floor is numbered 1, first floor is numbered. 2 and so on until the topmost floor is numbered 7. Each one of these having a different cars-Cadillac, Ambassador, Fiat, Maruti, Mercedes, Bedford and Fargo but not necessarily in the same order. Only three people live above the floor on which A lives. Only one person lives between A and the one having a car Cadillac. F lives immediately below the one having a car Bedford. The one having a car Bedford lives on an even-numbered floor. Only three people live between the ones having a car Cadillac and Maruti. E lives immediately above C. E is not having a car Maruti. Only two people live between B and the one having a car Fargo. The one having a car Fargo lives below the floor on which B lives. The one having a car Fiat does not live immediately above D or immediately below B. D does not live immediately above or immediately below A. G does not have a car Ambassador.

Question :

 How many people live between the floors on which D and the one having a car Bedford ?

A) One B) Two
C) Three D) Four
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Two

Explanation:

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Above is the table obtained from the given information in the passage.

There are two people (B & G) live between the floors on which D and the one having a car Bedford.

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Rearrange the following five sentences in proper sequence so as to for a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below them.


1. After Examining him, the doctor smiled at him mischievously and took out a syringe.
2. Thinking that he was really sick, his father summoned the family doctor.
3. That day, Mintu wanted to take a day off from school
4. Immediately, Mintu jumped up from his bed and swore that he was fine
5. Therefore, he pretended to be sick and remained in bed.

A) 34215 B) 35241
C) 35214 D) 34251
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 35214

Explanation:
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Dhoni ,Raina ,Kohli and Sikhar have all played 5 innings each and each scored 131 runs.The players Score Card is given below : 100,90,85,80,30,25,20,20,15,15,10,10,10,3,3,3,2,1,1,1.

 Given hints are:

 1. Dhoni & Raina have scored different runs in 4 innings however in one innings they have scored same runs.

2. Shikhar & Kohli have also scored different runs in 3 innings however their indivitual score is same throughout 2 innings(meaning each has scored same run twice in 2 innings). 

3. Shikhar's highest score is greater than that of Kohli's highest score.

4. Only Shikhar has scored more than 1 run in each innings.

5. Raina's hiighest score is greater than that of Dhoni's highest score.

Questions :

1. Who scored century in one innings ?
2. Who scored 35 runs in 2 consecutive innings ?
3. Who scored 30 runs in one innings ?

Answer

Scores of individuals :


Dhoni= 80,30,10,10,1
Raina=100,25,3,2,1
Kholi=85,20,15,10,1
Shikhar=90,20,15,3,3


Above combination satisfies all conditions given in the question.


Answer 1) Raina


Answer 2) Kohli and Shikhar


Answer 3) Dhoni

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Four girls Robin, Mandy, Stacy, Erica of four families Miller, Jacob, Flure and Clark prepare four salads using the fruits Apples, cherries, bananas, grapes .Each girls uses 3 fruits in her salad. No body have the same combination.

1) Robin not a Miller girl uses apples.
2) Miller and Mandy uses apples and cherries.
3) Clark uses cherries and grapes but Flure uses only one of them.
4) Erica is not Clark nor Flure.

Question :

Give all combinations of Girls with their family and salads ?

Answer

Out of 4 fruits, any 3 are chosen by 4 families.So the combinations are
Apple - A Cherries - C Banana - B Grapes - G
1) ACB
2) ACG
3) BCG
4) GAB


By 2nd condition, Miller family uses either i)ACB or ii)ACG
Now we have Robin, Mandy and Miller who uses apples (ACB,ACG,GAB)
while Miller and Mandy both uses A and C. That leaves GAB for Robin.


By 3rd condition Flure uses either C or G. So if we leave out the terms containing both C and G, we are left with ACB and GAB


Now, for the time being let's suppose Robin is not a Flure.
So ACB is taken by Flure.


So ACG has to be Miller and that leaves BCG to be Clark. So we get Robin - Jacob(GAB).


By 4th and 2nd conditions Erica and Mandy belong to the first two. That leaves Stacy - Clark(BCG).


By 2nd condition Mandy is not a Miller, so we get Mandy - Flure(ACB) and that leaves Erica - Miller(ACG).

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