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Q:

# How many number of times will the digit ‘7' be written when listing the integers from 1 to 1000?

 A) 243 B) 300 C) 301 D) 290

Explanation:

7 does not occur in 1000. So we have to count the number of times it appears between 1 and 999. Any number between 1 and 999 can be expressed in the form of xyz where 0 < x, y, z < 9.

1. The numbers in which 7 occurs only once. e.g 7, 17, 78, 217, 743 etc

This means that 7 is one of the digits and the remaining two digits will be any of the other 9 digits (i.e 0 to 9 with the exception of 7)

You have 1*9*9 = 81 such numbers. However, 7 could appear as the first or the second or the third digit. Therefore, there will be 3*81 = 243 numbers (1-digit, 2-digits and 3- digits) in which 7 will appear only once.

In each of these numbers, 7 is written once. Therefore, 243 times.

2. The numbers in which 7 will appear twice. e.g 772 or 377 or 747 or 77

In these numbers, one of the digits is not 7 and it can be any of the 9 digits ( 0 to 9 with the exception of 7).

There will be 9 such numbers. However, this digit which is not 7 can appear in the first or second or the third place. So there are 3 * 9 = 27 such numbers.

In each of these 27 numbers, the digit 7 is written twice. Therefore, 7 is written 54 times.

3. The number in which 7 appears thrice - 777 - 1 number. 7 is written thrice in it.

Therefore, the total number of times the digit 7 is written between 1 and 999 is

243 + 54 + 3 = 300

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If each of the vowels in the word 'MEAT' is kept unchanged and each of the consonants is replaced by the previous letter in the English alphabet, how many four-lettered meaningful words can be formed with the new letters, using each letter only once in each word?

 A) 3 B) 4 C) 1 D) 2

Explanation:

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Q:

In a bag containing red, green and pink tokens, the ratio of red to green tokens was 5 : 12 while the ratio of pink to red tokens was 7 : 15. What was the ratio of green to pink tokens?

 A) 25 : 28 B) 36 : 7 C) 8 :25 D) 12 : 7

Explanation:

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Q:

The ratio of the members of blue to red balls in abag is constant. When there were 44 red balls, the number of blue balls was 36. If the number of blue balls is 54, how many red balls will be in the bag?

 A) 68 B) 32 C) 64 D) 66

Explanation:

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Q:

If each vowel of the word NICELY is changed to the next letter in the English alphabetical series and each consonant is changed to the previous letter in the English alphabetical series and then the alphabets are arranged in alphabetical order, which of the following will be fourth from the left?

 A) M B) J C) B D) O

Explanation:

Thus after arranging the letters as per English alphabetical series; we get; Thus 4th letter from the left end will be K.

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Q:

How many such pair of letters are there in the word ‘TROUBLED’ which have as many letters between them in the word as they have between them in the English alphabet?

 A) 2 B) 3 C) 4 D) 5

Explanation:

Hence there are two pairs

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Q:

If it is possible to make a meaningful word with the first, the seventh, the ninth and the tenth letters of the word RECREATIONAL, using each letter only once, which of the following will be the third letter of the word? If more than one such word can be formed, give ‘X’ as the answer. If no such word can be formed, give ‘Z’ as the answer.

 A) T B) X C) N D) R

Explanation:

The first, the seventh, the ninth and the tenth letters of the word RECREATIONAL are R, T, O and N respectively. Meaningful word from these letters is only TORN. The third letter of the word is ‘R’.

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Q:

16 persons are participated in a party. In how many differentways can they host the seat in a circular table, if the 2particular persons are to be seated on either side of the host?

 A) 16! × 2 B) 14! × 2 C) 18! × 2 D) 14!

Explanation:

(16 – 2)! × 2 = 14! × 2

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Q:

From a pack of 52 cards, 3 cards are drawn together atrandom, What is the probability of both the cards are king?

 A) 1/5225 B) 1/5525 C) 5525 D) 1/525