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A family, planning a weekend trip, decides to spend not more than a
total of 8 hours driving. By leaving early in the morning, they can
average 40 miles per hour on the way to their destination. Due to the
heavy Sunday traffic, they can average only 30 miles per hour on the
return trip. What is the farthest distance from home they can plan to
(a) 120 miles or less (b) Between 120and 140 miles (c) 140 miles
(d) Between 140 and 160 miles (e) 160 miles or more
A car is filled with four and half gallons of fuel for a round trip. If
the amount of fuel taken while going is 1/4 more than the amount taken
for coming, what is the amount of fuel consumed while coming back?
(a) Less than 2 gallons (b) 2 gallons (c) 2 1/2 gallons
(d) 3 gallons (e) More than 3 gallons
3. A 3-gallon mixture contains one part S and two parts R. In order to
change it to a mixture containing 25% S, how much R should be added?
(a) 1/2 gallon (b) 2/3 gallon (c) 3/4 gallon (d) 1 gallon (e) 1 1/2
4. A tree grows only 3/5 as fast as the one beside it. In four years
the combined growth of the two trees is eight feet.
How much does the shorter tree grow in two years?
(a) Less than 2 feet (b) 2 feet (c) 2 1/2 feet
(d) 3 feet (e) more than 3 feet.
Wind flows at 160 miles in 330 minutes, for traveling 80 miles how much
time does it require?
(a) 1 hour 30 minutes (b) 1 hour 45 minutes (c) 2 hours
(d) 2 hours 45 minutes (e) 3 hours
6. A stationary engine has enough fuel to run 12 hours when its tank is
4/5 full. How long will it run when the tank is 1/3 full?
(a) Less than 2 hours (b) 2 hours (c) 3 hours
(d) 4 hours (e) 5 hours
If A is traveling at 72 km per hour on a highway. B is traveling at a
speed of 25 meters per second on a highway. What is the difference in
their speeds in meters per second?
(a) 1/2 m/sec (b) 1 m/sec (c) 1 1/2 m/sec
(d) 2 m/sec (e) 3 m/sec
A salesperson by mistake multiplied a number and got the answer as 3,
instead of dividing the number by 3. What is the answer he should have
(a) 0 (b) 1/3 (c) 1 (d) 2 (e) 3
If the length of a rectangle is increased by 30% and the width is
decreased by 20%, then the area is increased by...
(a) 10% (b) 5% (c) 4% (d) 20% (e) 25%
10. In the class of 40 students, 30 speak Hindi and 20 speak English.
What is the lowest possible number of students who speak both the
(a) 5 (b) 20 (c) 15 (d) 10 (e) 30
11. The most economical prices among the following prices is:
(a) 10 kilo for Rs.160 (b) 2 kilo for Rs.30 (c) 4 kilo for Rs.70
(d) 20 kilo for Rs.340 (e) 8 kilo for Rs.130
12. A truck contains 150 small packages, some weighing 1 kg each and
some weighing 2 kg each. how many packages weighing 2 kg each are in
the truck if the total weight of all the packages is 264 kg?
(a) 36 (b) 52 (c) 88 (d) 124 (e) 114
A man was arrested for exceeding the speed limit by 10 miles an hour. A
second man was charged with exceeding the same limit by twice as much.
The second man was driving 35 miles per hour. What was the speed limit?
(a) 10 miles per hour (b) 15 miles per hour (c) 20 miles per hour
(d) 25 miles per hour (e) 30 miles per hour
14. One year ago Pandit was three times his sister's age. Next year he
will be only twice her age. How old will Pandit be after five years?
(a) 8 (b) 12 (c) 11 (d) 13 (e) 15
If two pencils cost 8 cents, then how much do 5 pencils cost?
(a) 18 cents (b) 20 cents (c) 22 cents (d) 23 cents (e) 24
Solve the following and check with the answers given at the end.
1. It was calculated that 75 men could complete a piece of work in 20
days. When work was scheduled to commence, it was found necessary to
send 25 men to another project. How much longer will it take to
complete the work?
One day work = 1 / 20
One man’s one day work = 1 / ( 20 * 75)
No. Of workers = 50
One day work = 50 * 1 / ( 20 * 75)
The total no. of days required to complete the work = (75 * 20) / 50 =
2. A student divided a number by 2/3 when he required to multiply by
3/2. Calculate the percentage of error in his result.
Since 3x / 2 = x / (2 / 3)
3. A dishonest shopkeeper professes to sell pulses at the cost price,
but he uses a false weight of 950gm. for a kg. His gain is …%.
He sells 950 grams of pulses and gains 50 grams.
If he sells 100 grams of pulses then he will gain (50 / 950) *100 =
4. A software engineer has the capability of thinking 100 lines of code
in five minutes and can type 100 lines of code in 10 minutes. He takes
a break for five minutes after every ten minutes. How many lines of
codes will he complete typing after an hour?
250 lines of codes
5. A man was engaged on a job for 30 days on the condition that he
would get a wage of Rs. 10 for the day he works, but he have to pay a
fine of Rs. 2 for each day of his absence. If he gets Rs. 216 at the
end, he was absent for work for ... days.
The equation portraying the given problem is:
10 * x – 2 * (30 – x) = 216 where x is the number of working days.
Solving this we get x = 23
Number of days he was absent was 7 (30-23) days.
6. A contractor agreeing to finish a work in 150 days, employed 75 men
each working 8 hours daily. After 90 days, only 2/7 of the work was
completed. Increasing the number of men by ________ each working now
for 10 hours daily, the work can be completed in time.
One day’s work = 2 / (7 * 90)
One hour’s work = 2 / (7 * 90 * 8)
One man’s work = 2 / (7 * 90 * 8 * 75)
The remaining work (5/7) has to be completed within 60 days, because
the total number of days allotted for the project is 150 days.
So we get the equation
(2 * 10 * x * 60) / (7 * 90 * 8 * 75) = 5/7 where x is the number of
men working after the 90th day.
We get x = 225
Since we have 75 men already, it is enough to add only 150 men.
7. What is ‘a’ percent of ‘b’ divided by ‘b’ percent of ‘a’?
(a) a (b) b (c) 1 (d) 10 (d) 100
a percent of b : (a/100) * b
b percent of a : (b/100) * a
a percent of b divided by b percent of a : ((a / 100 )*b) / (b/100) * a
)) = 1
8. A man bought a horse and a cart. If he sold the horse at 10 % loss
and the cart at 20 % gain, he would not lose anything; but if he sold
the horse at 5% loss and the cart at 5% gain, he would lose Rs. 10 in
the bargain. The amount paid by him was Rs._______ for the horse
and Rs.________ for the cart.
Cost price of horse = Rs. 400 & the cost price of cart = 200.
Let x be the cost price of the horse and y be the cost price of the
In the first sale there is no loss or profit. (i.e.) The loss obtained
is equal to the gain.
Therefore (10/100) * x = (20/100) * y
X = 2 * y -----------------(1)
In the second sale, he lost Rs. 10. (i.e.) The loss is greater than the
profit by Rs. 10.
Therefore (5 / 100) * x = (5 / 100) * y + 10 -------(2)
Substituting (1) in (2) we get
(10 / 100) * y = (5 / 100) * y + 10
(5 / 100) * y = 10
y = 200
From (1) 2 * 200 = x = 400
1.One of the following is my secret word: AIM DUE MOD OAT TIE. With the
list in front of , if I were to tell you any one of my secret word,
then you would be able to tell me the number of vowels in my secret
word. Which is my secret word?
2.In the following figure: A B C
E F G
Each of the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 is:
a) Represented by a different letter in the figure above.
b) Positioned in the figure above so that each of A + B + C,C + D +E,E
+ F + G, and G + H + I is equal to 13. Which digit does E represent?
Ans.E is 4
3.One of Mr. Horton, his wife, their son, and Mr. Horton's mother is a
doctor and another is a lawyer.
a)If the doctor is younger than the lawyer, then the doctor and the
lawyer are not blood relatives.
b)If the doctor is a woman, then the doctor and the lawyer are blood
c)If the lawyer is a man, then the doctor is a man.
Whose occupation you know?
Ans.Mr. Horton:he is the doctor.
4.Here is a picture of two cubes:
a) The two cubes are exactly alike.
b) The hidden faces indicated by the dots have the same alphabet on
Which alphabet-q, r, w, or k is on the faces indicated by the dots?
5. In the following figure:
B G E
Each of the seven digits from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 is:
a) Represented by a different letter in the figure above.
b) Positioned in the figure above so that A*B*C,B*G*E, and D*E*F are
Which digit does G represent?
Ans. G represents the digit 2.
6.Mr. and Mrs. Aye and Mr. and Mrs. Bee competed in a chess
tournament.Of the three games played:
a)In only the first game werethe two players married to each other.
b)The men won two games and the women won one game.
c)The Ayes won more games than the Bees.
d)Anyone who lost game did not play the subsequent game.
Who did not lose a game?
Ans.Mrs.Bee did not lose a game.
7.Three piles of chips--pile I consists one chip, pile II consists of
chips, and pile III consists of three chips--are to be used in game
played by Anita and Brinda.The game requires:
a)That each player in turn take only one chip or all chips from just
b)That the player who has to take the last chip loses.
c)That Anita now have her turn.
From which pile should Anita draw in order to win?
8.Of Abdul, Binoy, and Chandini:
a)Each member belongs to the Tee family whose members always tell the
truth or to the El family whose members always lie.
b)Abdul says ''Either I belong or Binoy belongs to a different family
from the other two."
Whose family do you name of?
9.In a class composed of x girls and y boys what part of the class is
composed of girls
A.y/(x + y)
C.x/(x + y)
10.What is the maximum number of half-pint bottles of cream that can be
filled with a 4-gallon can of cream(2 pt.=1 qt. and 4 qt.=1 gal)
11.If the operation,^ is defined by the equation x ^ y = 2x + y,what is
the value of a in 2 ^ a = a ^ 3
12.A coffee shop blends 2 kinds of coffee, putting in 2 parts of a 33p.
a gm. grade to 1 part of a 24p. a gm.If the mixture is changed to 1
part of the 33p. a gm. to 2 parts of the less expensive grade, how much
will the shop save in blending 100 gms.
13.There are 200 questions on a 3 hr examination. Among these questions
are 50 mathematics problems. It is suggested that twice as much time be
spent on each maths problem as for each other question. How many
minutes should be spent on mathematics problems
14.In a group of 15,7 have studied Latin, 8 have studied Greek, and 3
have not studied either.How many of these studied both Latin and Greek
15.If 13 = 13w/(1-w) ,then (2w)2 =
16. If a and b are positive integers and (a-b)/3.5 = 4/7, then
(A) b < a
(B) b > a
(C) b = a
(D) b >= a
17. In june a baseball team that played 60 games had won 30% of its
game played. After a phenomenal winning streak this team raised its
average to 50% .How many games must the team have won in a row to
attain this average?
18. M men agree to purchase a gift for Rs. D. If three men drop out how
much more will each have to contribute towards the purchase of the
19. A company contracts to paint 3 houses. Mr.Brown can paint a house
in 6 days while Mr.Black would take 8 days and Mr.Blue 12 days. After 8
days Mr.Brown goes on vacation and Mr. Black begins to work for a
period of 6 days. How many days will it take Mr.Blue to complete the
20. 2 hours after a freight train leaves Delhi a passenger train leaves
the same station traveling in the same direction at an average speed of
16 km/hr. After traveling 4 hrs the passenger train overtakes the
freight train. The average speed of the freight train was?
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