# CAT Questions

Q:

What was the day on 15th august 1947 ?

 A) Friday B) Saturday C) Sunday D) Thursday

Explanation:

15 Aug, 1947 = (1946 years + Period from 1.1.1947 to 15.8.1947)

Odd days in 1600 years = 0

Odd days in 300 years = 1

46 years = (35 ordinary years + 11 leap years) = (35 x 1 + 11 x 2)= 57 (8 weeks + 1 day) = 1 odd day

Jan.   Feb.   Mar.   Apr.   May.   Jun.   Jul.   Aug

( 31 + 28 + 31 + 30 + 31 + 30 + 31 + 15 ) = 227 days = (32 weeks + 3 days) = 3 odd days.

Total number of odd days = (0 + 1 + 1 + 3) = 5 odd days.

Hence, as the number of odd days = 5 , given day is Friday.

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Q:

Today is Monday. After 61 days, it will be :

 A) Tuesday B) Monday C) Sunday D) Saturday

Explanation:

Each day of the week is repeated after 7 days. So, after 63 days, it will be Monday.

After 61 days, it will be Saturday.

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Q:

A problem is given to three students whose chances of solving it are 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4 respectively. What is the probability that the problem will be solved?

 A) 1/4 B) 1/2 C) 3/4 D) 7/12

Explanation:

Let A, B, C be the respective events of solving the problem and  be the respective events of not solving the problem. Then A, B, C are independent event

are independent events

Now,  P(A) = 1/2 , P(B) = 1/3 and P(C)=1/4

$∴$ P( none  solves the problem) = P(not A) and (not B) and (not C)

= $PA∩B∩C$

= $PAPBPC$

=  $12×23×34$

= $14$

Hence, P(the problem will be solved) = 1 - P(none solves the problem)

= $1-14$= 3/4

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Q:

If 20% of a = b, then b% of 20 is the same as :

 A) 4% of a B) 6% of a C) 8% of a D) 10% of a

Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 4% of a

Explanation:

20% of a = b

=> (20/100) * a = b

b% of 20 =(b/100) x 20 = [(20a/100)  / 100] x 20= 4a/100 = 4% of a.

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Q:

The tropic of cancer does not pass through which of these Indian states ?

 A) Madhya Pradesh B) West Bengal C) Rajasthan D) Odisha

Explanation:

The tropic of cancer passes through 8 Indian states.

They are Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkand, Tripura and Mizoram.

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Q:

Fathometer is used to measure

 A) Earthquakes B) Rainfall C) Ocean depth D) Sound intensity

Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Ocean depth

Explanation:

Fathometer is used to measure Ocean depth.

Fathometer is A depth finder that uses sound waves to determine the depth of water.

The Richter Scale is used to measure the intensity of Earthquakes.

The Decibel Scale is used to measure sound intensity.

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Q:

The purest form of iron is

 A) wrought iron B) steel C) pig iron D) nickel steel

Answer & Explanation Answer: A) wrought iron

Explanation:

Wrought Iron is the purest form of iron. It contains 0.12 to 0.25% carbon and so it is the purest form of iron.

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Q:

Fresh fruit contains 68% water and dry fruit contains 20% water. How much dry fruit can be obtained from 100 kg of fresh fruits ?

 A) 20 B) 30 C) 40 D) 50

Explanation:

The fruit content in both the fresh fruit and dry fruit is the same.

Given, fresh fruit has 68% water.so remaining 32% is fruit content. weight of fresh fruits is 100kg

Dry fruit has 20% water.so remaining 80% is fruit content.let weight if dry fruit be y kg.

Fruit % in freshfruit = Fruit% in dryfruit

Therefore, (32/100) x 100 = (80/100 ) x y

we get, y = 40 kg.