## Books to refer

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## Question

Please help in the solution the following problem In what proportion must water be mixed with milk so as to gain 20% by selling the mixture at the cost price of the milk ? How to solve this kind problem , is there any general method/formula .

## Vedic mathematics

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## A simple puzzle

Hi, please solve the following problem , its a nice one. A farmer drives 35 miles to bring 300 pounds of tomatoes to market. Unbeknownst to the farmer, two months ago this village passed a ban on the purchase of tomatoes, and so her entire supply just sits out all day in the sun without anybody buying a single one. During this rather hot day, some of the water in the tomatoes evaporates, so that by the time she packs up her wares to go home, the water has dropped from comprising 99 percent of the total tomato down to constituting 98 percent of the tomato. How much does her supply weigh now?

## a question from math flt 012

Please solve the qs If for a positive integer n, n! = (215 ) x (36) x (53) x (72) x (11) x (13) then the value of n is it was on FLT 012... i got 13 in that test..how good is it I am thinking about appearing CAT 07

## Help in solving the qs

Please help me in solving the following question A 37 digit number k is comprised of 37 nines. Find the sum of the digits of the number k2 :?:

## Quantitative Aptitude for CAT from Pearson by Nishit Sinha

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## Linear Equation

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## QBM004

M161. How many cuboids exist for which the volume is less than 100 units3 and the integer side lengths are in an arithmetic sequence? M162. Prove that 6n + 8n is divisible by 7 iff n is odd. M163. How many solutions does the equation |x| + 2|y| = 100 have? M164. A truck driving east at 50 mph passes a certain mile marker. A motorcyclist also driving east passes that same mile marker 45 minutes later. If the motorcyclist is driving 65 mph, how long will it take for the motorcyclist to pass the truck? M165. Can you prove that (2n)! is divisible by 22n âˆ’ 1? M166. The velocity v of a body moving in a straight line t seconds after starting from rest is v = 4t3 - 12 t2 meters/second a. How many seconds after starting does its acceleration become zero? b. Mary began walking home from school, heading south at a rate of 4 mph. Sharon left school at the same time heading north at 6 mph. c. How long will it take for them to be 3 miles apart? M167. The sum of the infinite series 1- (1/2) + (1/4) - (1/8) + ... is M168. Two airplanes leave an airport simultaneously, one heading east; the other, west. The eastbound plane travels at 140 mph and the westbound plane travels at 160 mph. How long will it take for the planes to be 750 miles apart? M169. Sachin can paint a bat in 45 minutes; Rahul, in 30 minutes. If Sachin begins painting his bat and Rahul joins him to help after 15 minutes, how long will it take both to finish the job? M170.Farmer Brown told Bob and Sue that they could pick apples from his tree, but that neither of them could take more than 20. They worked for a while, and then Bob asked Sue, "Have you picked your limit yet?" Sue replied, "Not yet. But if I had twice as many as I have now, plus half as many as I have now, I would have my limit." How many did Sue have? M171.Q. The probability that Nike will get Cricket team contract is 2/3 and the probability that Nike will get Hockey team contract is 5/9. If the probability of getting at least one contract is 4/5, what is the probability of getting both the contract? a. 19/45 b. 13/45 c. 12/35 d. 11/23 END

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## Problem based on coins

Hi all, Did anyone has a solution for this question? The maximum number of identical coins from which a faulty one (weighing less than all others) can be found in three weighings on a simple balance is: Thanks in advance. Reference: It is given that the answer is 27.

## Perfect Number

What are the values of a and b? I. a and b are prime numbers and a is greater than b. II. Their product is a perfect number i.e. the sum of all the factors of the product add up to the product itself. I would like to know if we can derive such number with the help of the 2 conditions given. Thanks in advance.

## Math problem

5. There are 4 towns, three of which are non-collinear. Then, the number of ways to construct 3 roads ach road joining a pair of towns so that the roads do not form a triangle is: a)9 b)12 c)16 d)24 Thanks in advance

## how to solve the following equation

Please explain in details how to solve the following equation How many real numbers x are solutions to the following equation? |x - 1| = |x - 2| + |x - 3|

## How to go about solving the following question

How to go about solving the following question â€“ A graph may be defined as a set of points connected by lines called edges. Every edge connects a pair of points. Thus, a triangle is a graph with 3 edges and 3 points. The degree of a point is the number of edges connected to it. For example, a triangle is a graph with three points of degree 2 each. Consider a graph with 12 points. It is possible to reach any point from any other point through a sequence of edges. The number of edges, e, in the graph must satisfy the condition

1. 11 ≤ e ≤ 66
2. 10 ≤ e ≤ 66
3. 11 ≤ e ≤ 65
4. 0 ≤ e ≤ 11 Please expalin in details

## question on set theory

Please help me in solving the following question How many nonempty subsets of {1, 2, 3 . . . 12 } have the property that the sum of the largest element and the smallest element is 13?

## Help me in solving the following Quant questions

Help me in solving the following Quant questions : Q1. How many sets containing one or more consecutive natural numbers are there, such that the sum of the elements in the set is 500? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 Q2. How many three-digit numbers have the product of their digits as a perfect square as well as a perfect cube greater than 0? a. 11 b. 12 c. 15 d. 17

## A question on number system

Find a number consisting of 9 digits in which each of the digits from 1 to 9 appears only once. This number should satisfy the following requirements: a. The number should be divisible by 9. b. If the most right digit is removed, the remaining number should be divisible by 8. c. If then again the most right digit is removed, the remaining number should be divisible by 7. d. etc. until the last remaining number of one digit which should be divisible by 1.

## QBM023 math question

Please help in solving the following question. Q8. A piece of diamond is broken into 3 pcs. The weight of 3 pcs. In the ratio of 1:2:3. Price of piece of diamond is proportional to the square of its weight. Find the price of the original piece, if loss due to breaking is Rs.21000. Is it a sitter as written on this site ??

## QBM026

Q1. Find all sets of four real numbers x1, x2, x3, x4 such that the sum of any one and the product of the other three is equal to 2. Q2. During each hour of the day there is a time when the minute hand and the hour hand of the clock coincide. When does this happen between 3:00 and 4:00? Q3. We will call a number that consists of the same sequence of digits repeated twice, such as 11 or 12391239 a doublestring number. Find the smallest doublestring number which is a square. Q4. Two students play a game based on the total roll of two standard dice. Student A says that a 12 will be rolled first. Student B says that two consecutive 7s will be rolled first. The students keep rolling until one of them wins. What is the probability that A will win? Q5. 4 vertices of a regular tetrahedron are such that every three of them form an equilateral triangle. How many points in 3-space can you find so that every three of them form an isosceles triangle? Q6. In a partnership, two men invest \$2000 and \$3000. If the net profit of \$13500 at the end of the year is divided in accordance with the amount each partner invested, then the man who invested more gets Q7. In Ms. Brownâ€™s class the ratio of boys to girls is 3:5 . On a recent exam, the pass to fail ratio for the boys was 5:6 and the pass to fail ratio for the girls was 3:1 . What fraction of the entire class passed the exam? 1. Q8. The angle of elevation of the top of a tower 30 m high, from two points on the level ground on its opposite sides are 45 degrees and 60 degrees. What is the distance between the two points? A. 30 B. 51.96 C. 47.32 D. 81.96 Q9. Consider the following series. For which values of n is S(n) rational? Q10. In the equation (10x + x)x = 100 y2 + 10 y3 + y2, if y = 2 then x is Q11. A club has 8 male and 8 female members. The club is to choose a committee of 6 members. The committee must have 3 male and 3 female members. How many different committees can be chosen? a) 112896 b) 3136 c) 720 d) 112 Q12. What is the unitâ€™s digit of the number 31771? a) 1 b) 7 c) 3 d) none of these Q13. What is the sum of the series till 3n Series... 1 + 3 - 5 + 7 + 9 -11+ 13 + 15 - 17 Q14. A square is inscribed in a circle of radius r. The area of the region in the circle but not in the square, expressed as fraction of the area of the circle, is: 1) 1 - 2/ï° 2) 4/ï° 3) ï°/4 - 1 4) dependent upon the radius of the circle Q15. A club has 8 male and 8 female members. The club is choosing a committee of 6 members. The committee must have 3 male and 3 female members. How many different committees can be chosen? 1) 2896 2) 3136 3) 720 4) 112 END

## QBM027

Q1. In a plane a set of n points (n ≥ 3) is given. Each pair of points is connected by a segment. Let d be the length of the longest of these segments. We define a diameter of the set to be any connecting segment of length d. The number of diameters of the given set is at most? Q2. An integer n has property P if there are integers p and q such that 0 < p < q < n and the sum p+(p+1)+. . . +q is divisible by n. then n has property P if and only if a. n is not a power of 2. b. n is a power of 2. c. n is not a power of 3. d. n is a power of 3. Q3. A triomino is an arrangement of three squares with a "corner" as sketched below -- note that the figure may be rotated through any multiple of 90 degrees _____ | | | |__|__| | | |__| What is the largest number of squares on an 8 X 8 checkerboard which can be colored green so that any triomino on the board has at least one of its squares not colored green? Q4. We will call a number that consists of the same sequence of digits repeated twice, such as 11 or 12391239 a doublestring number. Find the smallest doublestring number which is a cube. Q.5 A technician mixes a solution having water and oil in the ratio 3 : 4 with another solution having oil and turpentine in the ratio 5 : 6. How much solution should he mix so that the amount of oil in the new mixture is 9 litres? Q6. If n is a positive integer, then n^5 + 5 and (n+1)^5 + 5 are relatively prime. a. Always true b. True for specific cases c. Always false d.Cant be said Q7. In an examination, the average marks obtained by students who passed was x%, while the average of those who failed was y%. The average marks of all students taking the exam was z%. Find in terms of x, y and z, the percentage of students taking the exam who failed.? Q8. Two-fifths of the voters promise to vote for P and the rest promise to vote for Q. Of these, on the last day, 15% of the voters went back on their promise to vote for P and 25% of voters went back of their promise to vote for Q, and P lost by 2 votes. Then the total number of voters is: (1)100 (2)110 (3) 90 (4) 95 Q9. In the game of picking the parcel, 4 players stand at the corners of a square and a parcel is kept at the center of the square. As soon as the signal goes up, a player has to run and pick up the parcel and proceed towards the diagonally opposite corner. The parcel changes hand, and the third player now runs with the parcel and taking a quarter-circular pat h lands at the spot vacated by the 1st player. He then places the parcel at the center and second player takes a quarter-circular path and passes the parcel to the player on his right returns of his spot. If the distance between opposite corners is 14 m, what is the total distance traveled by the parcel? (a)36m (b)44m (c)45m (d)47m Q10. When (629)24 is divided by 21, find the remainder. (1)1 (2)2 (3)5 (4)11 Q11. Which of the following is the highest? (1)122 +92 (2) 132 +82 (3) 142 +72 (4) 152 +62 Q12. What is the largest integer x so that x3 divides 40,000? (a) 10 (b) 20 (c) 25 (d) 26 (e) None of the above Q13. In a mathematical contest, three problems, A, B, C were posed. Among the participants there were 25 students who solved at least one problem each. Of all the contestants who did not solve problem A, the number who solved B was twice the number who solved C. The number of students who solved only problem A was one more than the number of students who solved A and at least one other problem. Of all students who solved just one problem, half did not solve problem A. How many students solved only problem B? Q14. In the game G(m; n), for given integers m; n with 2 ≤ m≤ n, players A and B alternately subtract any positive integer less than m from a running score which starts at n. Player A starts, and the winner is the player who brings the score to zero. For given m; n there is always one player who can force a win. Find who, and explain how. Q15. This past weekend I installed a new bi-fold door on a closet in the attic. The door consists of two panels, each one foot wide, hinged together in the middle. One side of one panel is fixed to the wall, while the other side of the other panel runs along track along the top of the door. As the door opens and closes, it rubs against a carpet on the attic floor, tracing out a path on the carpet pile. What is the equation of the path traced out by the door on the carpet? END

## QBM028

Q1. We will call a number that consists of the same sequence of digits repeated three times, such as 555 or 705570557055 a triplestring number. Find the smallest triplestring number which is a square. Q2. Find an arrangement of eight points in the plane so that the perpendicular bisector of the line segment joining any two of the points passes through exactly two of the points. Q3. Traveling at 90 km/hr, I reach my destination in 5 hours. If my speed becomes 72 km/hr, what is the time taken? Ans 6.25 Q4. Using positive chips, P, and negative chips, N, model the process and solution for finding the difference between - 4 and +2 Q5. The surface area of the three coterminous faces of a cuboid are 6, 15, 10 sq.cm respectively . Find the volume of the cuboid. a.30 b.20 c.40 d. 35 Q6. A and B together can do a piece of work in 6 days. A alone can do it in 10 days. What time will B require to do it alone? a)20 days b)15 days c)25 days d)30 days Q7. The sum of the interior angles of a polygon is 16200. The number of sides of the polygon must be: a. 9 b. 11 c. 15 d. 12 Q8. Find a ten digit integer, N, with the property that the one's digit of N is the number of 9's in N, the ten's digit is the number of 8's, and so on, with the leading digit being the number of 0's. Q9. Amar transport corporation has five trucks each of which can carry 10 tonnes. The schedule of the trucks is such that the first truck leaves every day, thesecond leaves every alternate day; the third every third day & so on. Find out how many days in the year 2000 at least four trucks left on the same day (Assume that all the trucks left for the first time on the 1st of Jan 2000) a.49 b.60 c.63 d.70 and here is one on alligation. Q10.It took 1461 days to construct a building. The construction started on the first of January of 19AB and was completed by the 31st of December of 19CD. How many February days were there in the above period? a.112 b.113 c.114 d.115 Q11. The sides of a rhombus ABCD measure 2 cm each and the difference between two angles is 90° then the area of the rhombus is: a. √2 sq cm b. 2 √ 2 sq cm c. 3√ 2 sq cm d. 4 √2 sq cm Q12. Two positive integers differ by 4 and the sum of their reciprocals is 10/21. One of the numbers is: a. 3 b. 1 c. 5 d. 21 Q13.Rajdhani express leaves Mumbai towards Delhi at 3.10 p. m. and travels uniformally at 120 kmph. August Kranti Express leaves Delhi towards Mumbai at 12.20 p. m. and travels uniformally at 80 kmph. Both trains cross at Baroda at 4.30 p. m. On a particular day, Rajdhani leaves at 3.20 p. m. When will the two trains cross? a. 4.32 p. m. b. 4.36 p. m. c. 4.28 p. m. d. 4.40 p. m Q14. a, b and c are the sides of a triangle. Equations ax2 + bx + c = 0 and 3x2 + 4x + 5 = 0 have a common root. Then angle C is equal to a. 60 b. 90 c. 120 d. None of these Q15. How many different necklaces can be made by stringing 4 red beads and 2 blue beads together? a. 3 b. 4 c. 5 d. 6 Q16. You are given that ALL primes that are one more than a multiple of 4 can be written as the sum of two squares. For example, 13 = 22+32. Assuming that a prime is expressible as the sum of two squares , then in how many ways this can be done ? a. One way for all the numbers b. More than one way for some numbers c. Both a and b d. Cant be determined. END

## QBM029

Q1. If one and only one edge of a tetrahedron is greater than 1, then its volume is a. ≤ 1/8 b. ≤ 1/16 c.≥ 1/8 d.≥ 1/16 Q2. Find all integers n such that S(n) = S(2n) = ... = S(n*n), where S is the sum of the base-10 digits. Q3. A fly sits on the corner of a wooden cube. What is the shortest distance it must travel in order to reach the opposite corner of the cube? Q4. Find the integer N such that N and N2 together contain all 10 digits from 0 through 9 twice each, and also have the largest number of double digits (such as 11 or 66). Q5. If three integers x, y, and z satisfies the Pythagorean relation (x+y)2 + (x+z)2 = (y+z)2 Then which of the following is definitely true? a. there is no such set of odd positive integers b. there is only set of odd positive integers which satisfies the above condition. c. there are two sets of odd positive integers which satisfies the above condition. d. there are infinity sets of odd positive integers which satisfies the above condition. Q6. What is the smallest number divisible by three that is the sum of four distinct primes? (a)18 (b)21 (c)24 (d)27 (e) None of the above Q7. Using a rectangular area model, model the process and solution for finding the sum of 2/3 and 1/5. The answer must be clearly obtained from your model. Q8. If the diagonal and the area of a rectangle are 25 m and 168 m2, what is the length of the rectangle? A.17 m B.31m C.12m D.24 m Q9. 5^3 is 125, with 3 digits. 8^5 is 32768 with 5 digits. Find the largest N-digit number which is an N-th power. Q10. The sum of 5 numbers in AP is 75; and the product of the greatest and the lower is 161. What is the "greatest" number? a)7 (b)23 (c)36 (d)39 Q11.S and L are the smallest and the largest n-digit natural numbers respectively. a)9 b)10 c)9 and 10 d)none of these Q12. In a sport contest, there were m medals awarded on n successive days ( n >1). On the first day, one medal and 1/7 of the remaining m -1 medals were awarded. On the second day, two medals and 1/7 of the now remaining medals were awarded; and so on. On the n-th day and last day, the remaining n medals are awarded. How many days did the contest last, and how many medals were awarded altogether? Q13. Compute x if x = 1/1*2 + 1/2*3 + 1/3*4 + ....+ 1/(n-1)*n + 1/n*(n+1) a)n/(n-1) b) 2n/(n+1) c) n/(n+1) d) None of these Q14. SQRT(A) denotes the positive square root of (A) and MOD(A) denotes the largest integer less than A. Then: (MOD{SQRT[MOD(65)]} + 2] is equal to: Q15.If Sn denotes the sum of the first n terms in an Arithmetic Progression and S1 : S4 = 1 : 10 then the ratio of first term to fourth term is: (A)1:3 (B)2:3 (C)1:4 (D)1:5 END

## QBM030

Q1. What is the value of m which satisfies 3m2 - 21m + 30 < 0? (1) m < 2, or m > 5 (2)m > 2 (3) 2 < m < 5 (4) m < 5 Q2. When 3/4th of a unitâ€™s digit is added to the tenâ€™s digit of a 2-digit number, the sum of the digits becomes 10. If 1/4th of the tenâ€™s digit added to the unit digit, then the sum of the digits is 1 less than previous. Find the number (a)94 (b)84 (c)48 (d)88 Q3. How many triangles are possible which satisfies the following conditions? A. The side length of the triangles are consecutive integers B. One of the angle of the triangle is twice as large as another. a. 1 b. 2 c. More than 2 d. Such triangle is not possible Q4. What is the smallest positive integer with the property that if the digit on the exteme right (i.e. the one's digit) is moved to the extreme left, the resulting number is one-and-a-half times the original number. Q5. Determine the positive numbers are such that (3+âˆša)1/3 + (3-âˆša)1/3 is an integer. Q6. Find the smallest integer N such that N and N3 together contain all 10 digits from 0 through 9 the same number of times. Q7. Find the value of the infinite product Q8. The sequence {1, 3, 2} has the property that the average of the first two entries is an integer, as is the average of the first three entries. Is there a permutation of the positive integers, a1, a2, a3, . . . , such that the average of each initial segment is an integer? Q9. If a, b and c are three real numbers, then which of the following is NOT true? (A)|a+b| â‰¤ |a| + |b|, (B)|a-b| â‰¤ |a| + |b|, (C)|a-b| â‰¤ |a| - |b|, (D)|aâ€“c| â‰¤ |aâ€“b| + |bâ€“c| Q10. The sides of a triangle are 5, 12 and 13 units respectively. A rectangle is constructed which is equal in area to the triangle and has a width of 10 units. Then the perimeter of the rectangle is (1)30 (2)26 (3)13 (4)None of these Q11. If x > 8 and y > â€“ 4, then which one of the following is always true? (A) xy < 0 (B) x2 < â€“y (C)â€“x<2y (D) x>y Q11. Three bells chime at an interval of 18, 24 and 32 minutes respectively. At a certain time they begin to chime together. What length of time will elapse before they chime together again? (1)2 hours 24 minutes (2) 4 hours 48 minutes (3) 1 hour 36 minutes (4) 5 hours Q12. Sum of all prime numbers less than 50 is 1) more than 500 (2) less than 200 3) a prime number (4) an even number Q13. N = 10x +y, where x and y are single-digit natural numbers. To find N, which of the following informationâ€™s is/are necessary/sufficient? Y is a multiple of 3 and x is a multiple of 2 N is a prime Number. N is a perfect square. (1) only A and B together (2) only B and C together (3) only A and C together (4) All even together are not sufficient Q14. If f(x âˆ’ 2) = x2 + 1, which of the following is equal to f(x + 1)? (a) f(x) = x2 + 7x + 6 (b) f(x) = x2+ 7x + 8 (c) f(x) = x2 + 5x + 9 (d) f(x) = x2 + 6x + 10 (e) None of the above Q15. There are 32 computers in a network numbered with 5 bit-integers 0000, 0001, ..... 11111. There is a one-way connection from computer A to computer B, if and only if A and B share four of their bits with the remaining bit being 0 at A and 1 at B. Which of the following computers CANNOT be sent a message from the computer 10101 (a)11101 b)10111 (c)10001 (d)All of these can be sent END

## QBM031

Q1. Let Sn = 1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + _ _ _+ 1/n (n = 1; 2; _ _ _). then Sn âˆ’ Sm is
(i)Always a prime number for m(ii)Always an odd number for m (iii) Always an even number for m(iv)never an integer for m2 - 10x - 22 ? Q4. You may recall that a real number is called rational if it can be written as a fraction with integers in both the numerator and denominator, otherwise it's called irrational . There are many irrational real numbers; for example, if n is any positive integer which is not a perfect square, then is irrational. Find two irrational numbers, a and b, so that ab is an integer. Q5. Find the smallest integer N such that N and N2 together contain each digit its own number of times, that is, 0 zeros, 1 one, 2 twos, ..., 9 nines. Q6. Two players take turns choosing one number at a time (without replacement) from the set {-4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4}. The first player to obtain three numbers (out of three, four, or five) which sum to 0 wins. Does either player have a forced win? Q7. Determine all the square integers whose decimal representations end in 2001. What is the smallest of these numbers? Q8. In an apartment building there are seven elevators, each stopping at no more than six floors. If it is possible to go from any one floor to any other floor without changing elevators, what is the maximum number of floors in the building? Q9. How many numbers between 1 to 1000 (both excluded) are both squares and cubes?
(A)none
(B)1
(C)2
(D)3 Q10. 56 - 1 is divisible by
(1)13
(2)31
(3)5
(4) None of these Q11. Find the smallest whole numbers, M and N such that you can rearrange the digits of M to get N, and you can rearrange the digits of M3 to get N3. Q12. Is there a set S of positive integers such that a number is in S if and only if it is a sum of two distinct members of S or a sum of two distinct positive integers not in S? Q13. At a movie theater, the manager announces that a free ticket will be given to the first person in line whose birthday is the same as someone in line who has already bought a ticket. You have the option of getting in line at any time. Assuming that you don't know anyone else's birthday, and that birthdays are uniformly distributed throughout a 365 day year, what position in line gives you the best chance of being the first duplicate birthday? Q14. 1/m + 1/n = 1/94, where m and n are positive integers. Find m + n, given that m is half of n.
(1)49
(2)282
(3)423
(4)927 Q15. The units digit of 2006 29 + 972006 is:
a.2
b.4
c.6
d.8
e.0 END

## QBM032

Q1. The digits of 53, 125, can be rearranged to form 83, 512. Find the smallest cube whose digits can be rearranged to form 2 other cubes. Q2. The sides of a rectangular field are in the ratio 3 : 4 with its area as 7500 sq. m. The cost of fencing the field @ 25 paise per meter is:
a)Rs. 87.50
b)Rs. 86.50
c)Rs. 67.50
d) Rs. 55.50 Q3.There is a work to be done by three friends A,B,C. Three of them together take 5 hours less than A alone would have taken,one-third that B alone would have taken and two-ninths the time C alone would have taken. How long does the three of them take to finish the work?
(a)3 hrs
(b) 4 hrs
(c) 5 hrs
(d) None of these Q4. A car is at rest at point A. The speed of the car increases by 5 m/min at the end of every minute. How long does it take to reach the point B which is at a distance of 50 m from A?
1) 4 min
2) 5 min
3) 6 min
4) 4Â½ min Q5.An equilateral triangle is formed by joining the middle points of the sides of a given equilateral triangle. A third equilateral triangle is formed inside the second equilateral triangle in the same way. If the process continues indefinitely, then the sum of areas of all such triangles when the side of the first triangle is 16 cm is: Q6. Which one of the following cannot be the ratio of angles in a right-angled triangle?
(1) 1: 2 : 3
(2) 1 : 1 : 3
(3) 1 : 3 : 6
(4) None of these Q7.Two teams participating in a competition had to take a test in a given time. Team B chose the easier test with 300 questions, and team A the difficult test with 10% less questions. Team A completed the test 3 hours before schedule while team B completed it 6 hours before schedule. If team B answered 7 questions more than team A per hour, how many questions did team A answer per hour?
(a)15
(b)18
(c)21
(d) 24 Q8. The length of the sides of a triangle are x + 1, 9 â€“ x and 5x â€“ 3. The number of values of x for which the triangle is isosceles is:
(A) 0
(B)1
(C)2
(D)3 Q9. A, B, C and D are four towns, any three of which are non -collinear. The number of ways to construct three roads each joining a pair of towns so that the roads do not form a triangle is:
(1)7
(2) 8
(3) 9
(4) more than 9 Q10. Sum of all prime numbers less than 50 is
1) more than 500
(2) less than 200
3) a prime number
(4) an even number Q11. A worm crawls up a 53 foot pole 3 feet each day, but slips back 2 feet each night. After how many days will he reach the top?
(a) 51
(b) 52
(c) 53
(d) 54
(e) None of the above Q12. Which of the following statements is true?
(1) 87 â€“ 8 is divisible by 7
(2) 910 â€“9 is divisible by 10
(3) (10)11 â€“10 is divisible by 10
(4) None of these Q13. N = aebfcg is a six- digit number where a, b, c, e, f, g are six digit; If a = e, b = f and c = = g then which of the given informations is not correct? (1)If g = 4 then N is divisible by 44.
(2) If a + b + c = 6 then N is divisible by 33.
(3) If g= 8, then for different values of a, b, c and e, N may be a perfect square
(4) If b = c = 0, then N is not a perfect square. Q14. For the product n(n + 1) (2n + 1), n E N, which one of the following is necessarily false?
(1) It is always even
(2) Divisible by 3.
(3) Always divisible by the sum of the square of first n natural numbers
(4) Never divisible by 237. Q15. If x + y + z = 1 and x, y, z are positive real numbers, then the least value of (1/x â€“ 1)(1/y â€“ 1)(1/z â€“1 )is:
(A)4
(B)8
(C)16
(D) None of the above END

## QBM033

Q1. I have a d-digit positive integer where each digit from 1 to d appears exactly once, and in which each digit (except for the leftmost) differs from one further to the left by +1 or -1. For example, if d = 3, the only numbers satisfying the conditions are, in increasing order, 123, 213, 231 and 321. Find a formula in terms of d for the number of integers satisfying these conditions. Q2. Determine the smallest integer that is a square and whose decimal representation starts with 2005. Q3. A 3x4 rectangle has sides 3,4,3,4 and diagonals 5,5. Its "weight" is said to be 3+4+3+4+5+5 = 24. Find a quadrilateral with all sides and diagonals having integer length and whose weight is smaller than 24. Q4. Let ABC be an isosceles triangle (AB = AC) with BAC = 20°. Point D is on side AC such that DBC = 60°. Point E is on side AB such that ECB = 50°. Find, with proof, the measure of EDB. Q5. It's given that the number Z = n4 + a is not prime for any natural number n. Then which of the following is true about a i. There is no such value for a
ii. There is only value for a
iii. Infinity many natural numbers are possible.
iv.None of the above. Directions Q. 6 to 7: are based on the following information: There are three different cable channels namely Ahead, Luck and Bang. In a survey it was found that 85% of viewers respond to Bang, 20% to Luck, and 30% to Ahead. 20% of viewers respond to exactly two channels and 5% to none. Q6. What percentage of the viewers responded to all three? (1) 10
(2) 12
(3) 14
(4) None of these Q7. Assuming 20% respond to Ahead and Bang, and 16% respond to Bang and Luck, what is the percentage of viewers who watch only Luck? (1) 20
(2) 10
(3) 16
(4) None of these Q8. Pipe A can fill a tank in "a" hours. On account of a leak at the bottom of the tank it takes thrice as long to fill the tank. How long will the leak at the bottom of the tank take to empty a full tank, when pipe A is kept closed? A. (3/2) a hours
B. (2/3) a hours
C. (4/3) a hours
D.(3/4) a hours Q9. The sum of the reciprocals of two real numbers is âˆ’1, and the sum of their cubes is 4. What are the numbers ? Q10. In a zoo, there are rabbits and pigeons. If their heads are counted, these are 90 while their legs are 224. Find the number of pigeons in the zoo. a) 70
b) 68
c) 72
d) 22 Q11. LCM of two distinct natural numbers is 211. What is their HCF? a) 37
b) 211
c) 1
d) data insufficient Q12. a six digit number is formed by writing 3 consecutive two digit number side by side in ascending order. If the number so formed is divisible by 2,3,4,5,6,8, then what is the hundreds digit of the number? Q13. If a2 = b2, then a = b is 1) always true
2) sometimes true
3) always false
4) none of these Q14. A man buys shares at a discount of Rs. X. Later he sells all but 10 of the shares he purchased at a premium of Rs. X. If his investment was Rs. 4500 and proceeds from the sale were Rs. 6250, how many shares did he buy originally? [Assume face value of shares as Rs. 100] (a)50
(b)40
(c)60
(d)90 Q15. Dhruv claims that he in 1994, his age is equal to the sum of the digits of his year of birth. What is the sum of the digits of Dhruva's age in 1994? 1) 3
2) 5
3) 7
4) 17 Q16. ABCD is a square whose side is 2 cm each; taking AB and AD as axes, the equation of the circle circumscribing the square is: (A) x2 + y2 = (x + y)
(B) x2 + y2 = 2(x + y)
(C) x2 + y2 = 4
(D) x2 + y2 = 16
END

## QBM034

Q1. The remainder obtained when a prime number greater than 6 is divided by 6 is: (1) 1 or 3
(2) 1 or 5
(3) 3 or 5
(4) 4 or 5 Q2. N = (A7A)17 is a perfect square. Which of the following statement is FALSE? (1) A is an even digit.
(2) A is divisible by 3.
(3) When N is divided by 13 we get remainder 3.
(4) None of these Q3. ABC is a three-digit number in which A, B and C are three different prime digits. The number formed by the first two digits, i.e. AB and the numbers formed by the last two, i.e. BC, are also prime numbers. Find the sum of the digits of the number. (1) 12
(2) 15
(3) 21 or 15
(4) None of these Q4. A group of people buy larks together (on a lark.) If each person paid 9 Franc, there would be 11 Franc left over after the purchase. If, however, each person contributed only 6 Franc, there would be a shortfall of 16 Franc. How many people are in the group? (a) 10
(b) 11
(c) 12
(d) 13 (e) None of the above Q5. A 7 foot ladder is leaning against a wall and just resting on a box which is 1 foot on a side. See figure. Precisely how high up the wall is the ladder sitting, assuming it is touching higher up the wall than it is out from the wall? The answer must be exact, no approximations! Q6.How may number of squares with total area less than or equal to 1/2 can be packed into a square S of area 1 (in such a way that any point belonging to two of the packed squares is on the boundary of both). a. 1
b.2
c.Any
d. None Q7. Suppose a type of glass is such that: 70% of light shining from one side is transmitted through to the other.
20% of the light is reflected.
The remaining 10% is absorbed in the glass.
How much of an original light source will be transmitted through 3 panes of glass? Q8. rhombus, ABCD, has sides of length 10. A circle with center A passes through C (the opposite vertex.) Likewise, a circle with center B passes through D. If the two circles are tangent to each other, what is the area of the rhombus? Q9. In a race of 200 meters, A beats S by 20 meters and N by 40 metres. If S and N are running a race of 100 metres with exactly the same speed as before, then by how many metres will S beat N? (1)11.11 metres
(2) 10 metres
(3) 12 metres
(4) 25 metres Q10. A mother purchase three shirts of the same color but of different size for her three sons. All the three shirts were kept in a box in a dark room. The three boys took one shirt each at random from the box. What is the probability that none of the boys this own shirt? (1)1/2
(2)1/3
(3)2/3
(4)1/4 Q11. A square flat piece of metal was used to construct a 2-inch high open box. This was accomplished by cutting 2-inch by 2-inch squares from each corner and folding up the sides. The resulting box holds 18 cubic inches. How wide was the original square? (a)6 inches
(b) 7 inches
(c) 8 inches
(d) 9 inches
(e) None of the above Q12. Predict the next number in the sequence 1, 2, 4, 7, 11, 16, 22, 29, 37, 46, a.55
b.56
c.57
d.58
e.59 Q13. A man can do a piece of work in 60 hours. If he takes his son with him and both work together then the work is finished in 40 hours. How long will the son take to do the same job, if he worked alone on the job? A.20 hours
B.120 hours
C.24 hours
D.None of these Q14.What is the ratio of the sides of the inner and outer square, where the boundaries of the inner square are lines drawn from the vertices of the square to the midpoint of the opposite side. 1) 1:2
2) 1:3
3) 1: √(5)
4) None of these Q15. Given that x is a positive integer prove that f(x) = x2 + x + 1 will never divide by 5. Q16. If Ram and Shyam can do a piece of work in 15 days, Shyam and Sohan in 20, and Sohan and Ram in 30 days. Ram, Shyam and Sohan can individually do the work respectively in how many days? a) 12, 10, 13
b) 60, 20, 45
c) 40, 24, 120
d) 10, 12, 15 END

## QBM035

Q1. A person starts from the origin of the coordinate axis. He travels in this pattern. 1 unit to right , (1/2) units up , (1/4) units right, (1/8) units down , and continues the above pattern . At what point will he ultimately come to stop? (a)(4/3,2/5)
(b)(3/2,4/3)
(c)(2/5,4/3)
(d)(4/5,4/3) Q2. Each meal costs Rs. 9 in a hotel. If one takes a monthly coupon (1 meal a day and 30 days a month), the total cost is Rs. 225. The discount per meal is 1)16 2/3%
2)Re 1
3) Rs 45
4) 15% Q3. Three bells chime at an interval of 18, 24 and 32 minutes respectively. At a certain time they begin to chime together. What length of time will elapse before they chime together again? (1) 2 hours 24 minutes
(2) 4 hours 48 minutes
(3) 1 hour 36 minutes
(4) 5 hours Q4. A mathematics professor and four mathematics students are in a square room, 10 feet on a side. The four students are stationed at the room's four corners, each student armed with a water pistol having a range of 10 feet. What is the area of that portion of the room in which the professor is simultaneously in range of all four water pistols? Q5. Several years ago, three suitors from three countries were vying for the hand of a lovely maiden. They agree to fight a pistol duel under the following conditions: Q6. Let Hn = 1/1 + 1/2 + ... + 1/n. Show that, for n > 1, Hnis not an integer. Q7. When Darby remarked that the apples seemed very small this week, the seller offered to throw an extra apple into the dollar basket. Darby noted that this reduced the price per dozen by 5 cents and she then purchased the basket. How many apples did she get for her dollar? (a)15
(b)16
(c)17
(d)18
(e) None of the above Q8. What units digits exist in the product of all prime numbers between 10 and 30? (1)5
(2)4
(3)3
(4)2 Q9. A tree was planted when it was 4 feet tall and thereafter grew an equal number of feet each year. At the end of 6 years it was twice as tall as it had been at the end of 2 years. How tall was the tree at the end of 4 years? (a)12 feet
(b)13 feet
(c)14 feet
(d)15 feet
(e) None of the above Q10. The captain of a luxury cruise ship wants to install windshield wipers on the portholes of the ship. The straight wipers are to be attached at a point on the circumference of the circular portholes, furthermore, the entire length of the blade must remain in contact with the flat glass at all times. How long should the wiper blade be so as to clean half of the porthole? Q11. One may perform the following two operations on a natural number:
1. Multiply it by any natural number;
2. Delete zeros in its decimal representation.
For any natural number n, can one perform a sequence of these operations that will transform n to a one-digit number. Q12. In an attempt to copy down from the board a sequence of six positive integers in Arithmetic Progression, a student wrote down the five numbers, 113, 137, 149, 155, 173 accidentally omitting one. He later discovered that he also miscopied one of them. Which number was miscopied? 1) 137
2) 149
3) 155
4) 173 Q13. How many whole numbers between 200 and 700 begin and/or end with 3? a. 150
b.160
c.140
d.170
e.None of these Q14. Four men and three women can do a job in 6 days. When five men and six women work on the same job, the work gets completed in 4 days. How long will a woman take to do the job, if she works alone on it? A. 18 days
B. 36 days
C. 54 days
D. None of these Q15.It is between 2 and 3 o' clock, and in 10 minutes the minute hand will be as much after the hour hand as it is behind it now, what is the time (in minutes, post 2 o'clock)? END

## QBM036

Q1. The sum of a two-digit number and its reverse is equal to 99. How many such two-digit numbers are there? a)6
b) 9
c) 8
d) none of these Q2. The rate of inflation was 1000%. What will be the cost of an article, which costs 6 units of currency now, two years from now? (1) 666
(2)660
(3)720
(4) 726 Q3. Is x/y prime? I. x is divisible by 3 but not by 9 II. y is a multiple of 6 Direction for Q4 and Q5 A cube is divided into 4 equal cubes. Each of these cubes is further sub-divided into 4 equal cubes. Q4. What is the ratio of the surface area of the smallest cube as a percentage of the original cube? (a)0.625 (b)0.0625 (c)0.0156 (d) 0.25 Q5. The original cube’s sides are painted blue, then what is the probability that exactly 2 sides of a small cube is painted blue? Q6. 30 playing cards of length 12 cm and 6 cm are used to make a pyramid with 4 cards in the base. Find the area covered by the front side of the pyramid. (a) 2883 cm2
(b)1803 cm 2
(c) 3603 cm 2
(d) 5763cm 2 Q7. How much does it cost @ Rs. 2/ft2 to paint the roof and the walls of a 10 ft x 8 ft x 10 ft (length x width x height) room? 1) Rs. 440
2) Rs. 880
3) Rs. 720
4) Rs. 540 Q8. Given that 'a' and 'b' are positive integers and 'a' is not equal to 'b' and (4a+1)(4b+1)=3c+1 find the value of ab+ba (a)-1
(b) 0
(c) 1
(d) indeterminate Q9. Shim can do a job in 20 days, Ram in 30 days and Singh in 60 days. If Ram and Singh help Shim every 3rd day, how long will it take for them to complete the job? A. 12 days
B.16 days
C.15 days
D.10 days Q10. In a class of 40 students, 15% are absent today. How many students are in class today ? a.30
b.31
c.32
d.33
e.34 Q11. The number of right-angled triangles that can be formed by using any three of the six points (0,0), (0,2), (0,4), (2,0), (4,0), (2,2) as vertices is: a.9
b.10
c.11
d.12
e. None of these Q12. Find the area of the triangle whose vertices are (-6, -2), (-4, -6), (-2, 5). A.36
B.18
C.15
D.30 Q13. The pressure of wind on a plane surface varies as the square of the velocity of the (in kmph). The pressure on a square cm is 2 2/9 gm when the wind is moving at a rate of 24 kmph. Find the velocity of the wind when the pressure on a square metre is 18 kg. a) 32.4
b) 30.1
c) 21.6
d) 26.5 Q14. How many zeroes will be there at the end of 36!36!? a) 8
b) 64
c) 8 x 36!
d) none of these Q15. A set S consists of 12 distinct elements a1,a2,...,a12. How many subsets can be made of S with the restriction that the subscripts of elements in any subset starting from the second element is an integral multiple of the subscript of the first element. eg: if the 1st element is a1, we could have the set as {a1, a2 , a3..} if the 1st element is a2, we could have the set as {a4 , a6..} (a) 1221
(b) 2112
(c) 2101
(d) 2102 END

## QBM037

Q1.If A and B together can complete a task in 6 2/3 days, B and C together can complete it in 12 days, and C and A together can complete it in 7 1/2 days, then how many days will it take for A alone to complete half the task? 1) 2( 8/11) days
2) 5 days
3) 7 (8/11) days
4) 5 (8/11) days Q2.In a race of 200 meters, A beats S by 20 meters and N by 40 metres. If S and N are running a race of 100 metres with exactly the same speed as before, then by how many metres will S beat N? (1)11.11 metres
(2) 10 metres
(3)12 metres
(4) 25 metres Q3.A rod of length 1 is broken into four pieces. What is the probability that the four pieces are the sides of a trapezoid? Q4.Take a deck of 52 playing cards consecutively numbered from 1 to 52. A perfect shuffle occurs when you divide the deck in two, one half in each hand, and riffle them together in an alternating fashion; after the shuffle the cards in the deck will be ordered as follows: 1, 27, 2, 28, 3, 29, ... , 24, 50, 25, 51, 26, 52 Notice that the top card always stays on top and the bottom card always stay on the bottom. Imagine now that you repeatedly shuffle the cards, performing a perfect shuffle every time. How many times will you have to do this before all the cards in the deck are restored to their original position? Q5. Is the number 2438100000001 prime or composite? No calculators or computers allowed! Q6. A man has to invite six of his friends on his birthday for dinner. He can send invitations by post, by phone or by his servant. In how many ways can he send invitations to his friends so that each of his friends gets only one invitation? (1)120
(2)720
(3)729
(4)216 Q7. On 1st January 1969, a person purchases Rs. 10,000, 4% debentures. On 1st Jan. 1970, he sells 3/4 of it at a discount of 6% and invests the proceeds in steel shares at Rs. 470 per share. He sells the remaining debentures at Rs. 105 and purchases bonds at a price of Rs. 75 per bond. Each bond pays Rs. 5. Each share pays Rs. 16. Find the alternation in his annual income in 1970? (1)Rs. 15 decrease
(2)Rs. 25 increase
(3)Rs. 15 increase
(4) None Q8. A 3 x 2 grid is placed so that its corners are at (0,0) and (3,2). A legal move is defined as a move either in the positive x or positive y direction. The darkened point has been removed from the grid. Now, how many possible paths are there from (0,0) to (3,1)? 1) 3
2) 6
3) 11
4) 7 Q9. How many four digit numbers exist which can be formed by using the digits 2, 3, 5 and 7 once only such that they are divisible by 25? A.4! - 3!
B.4
C.8
D.6 Q10. The sum of A and B is 12 and their reciprocals add up to 3/8. Then A and B are: a) 5, 7
b) 3, 9
c) 4, 8
d) 2, 10 Q11. An elastic ball is propped from a height of 20 m. If the height of fall is twice the height of bounce, the total distance travelled by the ball before it comes to rest is 1) 40 m
2)60 m
3)80 m
4) infinite Q12. The largest value of min (2 + x2, 6 - 3x) when x > 0 is (1)1
(2)2
(3)3
(4) 4 Q13. When is the product of two consecutive natural numbers a non-trivial integer power; that is, for which natural numbers n, t, k is n(n+1) = tk, for natural numbers t and k > 1? Q14. An absentminded professor buys two boxes of matches and puts them in his pocket. Every time he needs a match, he selects at random (with equal probability) from one or other of the boxes. One day the professor opens a matchbox and finds that it is empty. (He must have absentmindedly put the empty box back in his pocket when he took the last match from it.) If each box originally contained n matches, what is the probability that the other box currently contains k matches? (Where 0 k n.) Q15. 2/3rd of the balls in a bag are black, the rest are red. If 5/9th of the black balls and 7/8th of the red balls are defective, find the total number of balls in the bag, if the number of non-defective balls is 146. (a)216
(b)432
(c)648
(d)578 END

## QBM038

Q1. There are 20 boys and 10 girls in class. The average score of the class in an examination is 40. If the average score of the girls is 46, the average of the boys is 1)36
2)37
3)38.5
4)39 Q2. Vijay writes first hundred whole numbers. How many times does he write zero? a)12
b)11
c)9
d)10 Q3. There is a five-volume dictionary among 50 books arranged on a shelf in random order. If the volumes are not necessarily kept side-by-side, the probability that they occur in increasing order from left to right is: (A)1/5
(B)1/550
(C)1/50
(D) None of these Q4. A spherical ball, when immersed in a cylinder of base radius 7cms. Raises the level of water in the cylinder by 2cms. Find the radius of the ball? (a)3 (210/6)
(b)3 (147/2)
(c)94/7 (d) Cannot be determined Q5. A monster prowls around the perimeter of a perfectly circular pond. You are sitting on a raft in the middle of the pond. The monster can move four times the speed at which you can swim, but if you can reach the shore in front of the monster, you can out run him (because, of course, monsters cannot see people who are standing on dry ground). Can you escape from your watery prison, and, if so, how? Q6. Find all solutions to c2 + 1 = (a2-1)(b2 - 1), in integers a, b, and c. Q7.A man can buy 10 kg more rice when the price of reduces by 10%. If the price increases by 12.5%, how much less can he buy for Rs. 1800. What was the original price? a. 15kg, Rs. 12
b. 10kg, Rs. 20
c. 9kg,Rs.20
d.12 kg, rs.15
e. insufficent data Q8. There are some original documents and some photocopies in a bunch of five sheets. No original has less than one copy and no two originals have an equal number of copies. There is more than one original document in the bunch. The number of originals in the set is 1)4
2)3
3)1/4
4) none of these Q9.A cistern can be filled separately by two pipes A and B in 40 minutes and 30 minutes resp. A tap C at the bottom can empty the full cistern in 60 mins. Taps A and B are opened at 3.10pm and tap Cis opened 10 minutes later. find when the cistern will b full. a. 4.00 pm
b. 3.40pm
c. 3.20pm
d. 3.30pm
e.none of these Q10. Three labeled boxes containing black and white cricket balls are all mislabeled. It is known that one of the boxes contains only white balls and other only black balls. The third contains a mixture of black and white balls. You are required to correctly label the boxes with the labels black, white and white by picking a sample of 1 ball from only 1 box. What is the label on the box you should sample? 1]White
2] Black
3] Black and white
4] Not possible determine from a sample of 1 ball Q11. Two gamblers take turns rolling a fair N-sided die, with N at least 5. The faces of the die are labeled with the numbers 1 to N. The first player starts. If he rolls an N or an N-1, he wins and the game is over. Otherwise, the other player rolls the die; if she rolls a 1, 2, or 3, she wins and the game is over. Play continues, with the players alternating rolls until one of them wins. What is the probability that the first player will win? Are there any values of N for which the first player has at least an even chance of winning? Q12. How many ways can 90316 be written as a + 2 b + 4 c + 8 d + 16 e + 32 f where the coefficients can be any of 0, 1, or 2? Q13. Consecutive fifth powers (or, indeed, any powers) of positive integers are always relatively prime. That is, for all n > 0, n5 and (n + 1)5 are relatively prime. Are n5 + 5 and (n + 1)5 + 5 always relatively prime? If not, for what values of n do they have a common factor, and what is that factor? ANS: n 5 + 5 and (n + 1)5 + 5 are relatively prime only if n ≠ 533360 (mod 1968751). If n ≠ 533360 (mod 1968751), their greatest common divisor is 1968751. Q14. For the product n(n + 1) (2n + 1), n is an integer, which one of the following is necessarily false? (1)It is always even
(2)Divisible by 3.
(3)Always divisible by the sum of the square of first n natural numbers
(4)Never divisible by 237. Q15. END

## QBM039

Q1. There are two vessels, one containing 1 litre of pure milk and the other containing 1 litre of water. If half a litre of the latter is transferred to the former and upon stirring the contents well, half a litre of the former is transferred to the latter, what is the ratio of milk to water in the latter? 1)4 : 5
2) 3 : 4
3) 2 : 3
4) 1 : 2 Q2. What is the remainder when (2222)5555+ (5555)2222 is divided by 7 ? a)3
b)5
c)6
d)0 Q3. P is a prime number greater than 5. What is the remainder when P is divided by 6? a)5
b)1
c)1 or 5
d) none of these Q4. Divide 60 into two parts, so that three times the greater may exceed 100 by as much as 8 times the less falls short of 200. What is the greater part? a)40
b)36
c)32
d) 31 Q5. The average age of a family of 5 members is 20 years. If the age of the youngest member were 10 years then what was the average age of the family at the time of the birth of the youngest member? A.13.5
B.14
C.15
D.12.5 Q6. The playoffs in Major League Baseball begin in just about a week, culminating in the World Series which selects the champion team. The World Series is a tournament of seven games with the champion being the first team to win four games. How many different ways can the World Series be played? Q7.Boxes numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are kept in a row, and they are to be filled with either a red or a blue ball, such that no two adjacent boxes can be filled with blue balls. How Many different arrangements are possible, given that all balls of a given color are exactly identical in all respects? (1)8
(2)10
(3)15
(4)22 Q8. A priest and a pirate are shipwrecked on an island with a boat which is large enough to carry only one of them to the mainland. They decide to let Lady Luck decide which one of them will be rescued. On the island they find two coins. Assuming that at least one of the coins is fair -- that is, gives heads or tails 50% of the time -- but not knowing which one that may be, how can they use the coins to decide fairly who gets off the island? Q9.If you'd like me to notify you by email when the Problem of the Week resumes in the fall, please drop me a line, including your email address. I'll send you a note in late August or early September. Q10. What is interesting about the following sequence? 1/89, 1/9899, 1/998999, 1/99989999, Q11. Roll a standard pair of six-sided dice, and note the sum. There is one way of obtaining a 2, two ways of obtaining a 3, and so on, up to one way of obtaining a 12. Find all other pairs of six-sided dice such that: a. The set of dots on each die is not the standard {1,2,3,4,5,6}. b. Each face has at least one dot. c. The number of ways of obtaining each sum is the same as for the standard dice. Q12. If 0 < x > 9, y>10, 94, 3B. abc < xyz
C. (x + y + z) > (a + b + c) (1) All of A, B, and C
(2) only B
(3) only C
(4) only Band C Q13. A bag contains 40 jellybeans, of which 10 are red, 10 are black, 10 are green, and 10 are yellow. The least number that a blindfolded person must eat to be certain of having eaten at least one of each color is: a.31
b.22
c.4
d.5
e. None of these Q14. If the average of three numbers a, b, and c is A. What is the average of the four numbers a, b, c and A? A. A/4
B. A/2
C. 2A
D. None of these END

## QBM040

Q1. A field in the shape of a right triangle is to be subdivided into two fields of equal size by building a straight fence between two sides of the field. If the lengths of the sides of the field are 300 and 400 feet long, respectively, with the hypotenuse being 500 feet long, what is the shortest fence that will do the job and where should the fence be built? Q2. A straight bar of metal, initially 800 feet long, expands 8 inches in length. The ends are fixed so that the bar becomes distorted into the shape of an arc of a circle, for which the original bar would now be a chord. What is the approximate height above the center of the original bar of this new distorted bar? Q3. Which of the following is NOT true? (1)|a + b| = | b + a|
(2) |a - b| = |b - a|
(3) |a + b | < |a| +|b|
(4) | a - b | > |a| - |b| Q4. The ratio of two numbers is 7:3. The sum of these two numbers is 30. What is the difference of these two numbers? a.9
b.10
c.11
d.12
e.13 Q5. The average monthly salary of 12 workers and 3 managers in a factory was Rs. 600. When one of the manager whose salary was Rs. 720, was replaced with a new manager, then the average salary of the team went down to 580. What is the salary of the new manager? A.570
B.420
C.690
D.640 Q6. The sides of a triangle are 6 cm, 11 cm and 15 cm. The radius of its incircle is: a) 5√2/4 cm
b) 3√2 cm
c) 6√2 cm
d) 4√2/5 cm Q7. Three consecutive positive even numbers are such that thrice the first number exceeds double the third by 2; then the third number is: (1)10
(2)14
(3)16
(4)12 Q8. If in the previous question, Akshay's speed from home to bank was 30 m/min and from bank to market was 20 m/ 10 min, find his average speed. (a)2.8 m/10 min
(b)3 m/min
(c)3.6 m/10 min
(d) 4.8 m/min Q9. A rectangular block of wood has for its three dimensions a different odd prime number of inches. Its volume and (total) surface area are, respectively, a three digit number and a four digit number. What are the dimensions of the block? Q10. Fix a positive integer n. How many sequences (a1, a2, ... , an) of positive integers are there with the property that at most i of the terms are greater than n-i, for all i = 0,1,...,n? Q11. Show that n4 + 4n is composite for all integers n > 1. Q12. The side of equilateral triangle is 96 cm. the mid points of its side are joined to form another triangle whose mid points are turn joined to form still another triangle. This Process is repeated indefinitely. Find the sum of the perimeter of all the triangles. (1)1176 cm
(2)1275 cm
(3)576 cm
(4) None of these Q13. The largest value of min (2 + x2, 6 - 3x) when x > 0 is (1)1
(2)2
(3)3
(4)4 Q14. Let x, y and z be natural numbers satisfying x < y < z and x + y + z = k. which of the following is the smallest values of k which does not determine x, y, z uniquely? (1)9
(2)6
(3)7
(4) 8 Q15. Two ferry boats sail back and forth across a river, each traveling at a constant speed, and turning back without any loss of time. They leave opposite shores at the same instant, pass for the first time 700 feet from one shore, continue on their way to the banks, return and pass for the second time 400 feet from the opposite shore. What is the width of the river? END

## QBM041

Q1. If x and y are positive real numbers, show that xy + yx > 1. Q2. Given any sequence of n integers, show that there exists a consecutive subsequence the sum of whose elements is a multiple of n. For example, in sequence {1,5,1,2} a consecutive subsequence with this property is the last three elements; in {1,âˆ’3,âˆ’7} it is simply the second element. Q3. How many positive integers not greater than 600 are multiples of 2 but not 3? a.300
b.250
c.200
d.150
e.None of these Q4. A boat travels from point A to point B upstream and returns from point B to point A downstream. If the round trip takes the boat 5 hours and the distance between point A and point B is 120 kms and the speed of the stream is 10 km/hr, how long did the upstream journey take? A.2 hours 40 minutes
B.2 hours 24 minutes
C.3 hours
D.2 hours Directions 5-9: Of 1500 people surveyed, 800 read the Times of India, 700 read Indian Express and 550 read Hindustan Times. 300 read the Times of India and Indian Express, 400 read Indian Express and Hindustan Times and 350 read Hindustan Times and the Times of India. There were 250 people who read all the tree newspapers. Q5. How many people read only the Times of India? a)800
b)300
c)400
d)200 Q6. How many people read Indian Express but not the Times of India? a)300
b)200
c)250
d)400 Q7. The number of people subscribing to Hindustan Times only is: a)200
b)50
c)100
d)150 Q8.The number of people who do not subscribe to any of these three newspapers is: a)250
b)100
c)150
d)200 Q9.If x = 777...777 ( 101 7 are there ) then what is x mod 440 ? Q10. A and B starting from x and y simultaneously, heading for y, x respectively. The ratio of their speeds is 2:1. If each one does 6 return trips (if A return trip is x to y; y to x) how many times would they met each other? (a) 3
b)4
(c)5
(d)6 Q11. The profit margin on readymade shirts is 20%. If there is a defect, they are disposed off at Rs. 100 per shirt. It costs Rs. 120 to make a shirt, and 5 shirts out of 100 are defective. The profit realised on 100 shirts coming out of the tailoring unit is 1) Rs. 2180
2) Rs. 2400
3) Rs. 2280
4) Rs. 4180 Q12. In a certain year, April has exactly four Tuesdays, and exactly 4 Saturdays. On what day could April 1 possibly fall that year? a.Monday
b.Tuesday
c.Wednesday
d.Friday
e.Saturday Q13. 5333 + 25222 - 625111 is same as a)1
b)25
c)125
d)0 Q14. At a given time clock A shows 1.20.20 and clock B shows 1.20.40. With respect to clock C, which is running correctly, A is gaining 1 s/min and B is losing 1 s/min. After how much time will A and B show the same time? 1)10s
2)20s
3)10min
4)20 min Q15. A person travels through 5 cities - A, B, C, D, E. Cities E is 2 km west of D. D is 3 km north-east of A. C is 5 km north of B and 4 km west of A. If this person visits these cities in the sequence B - C - A - E - D, what is the effective distance between cities B and D? (1)13km
(2)9km
(3)10km
(4)11 km Q16. A man has 10 pairs of shows in his cupboard. One morning he picks 4 shoes (one by one) at random. Find the probability that there is at least one pair complete so that he can go to office without making any further withdrawal from the cupboard. (1)224/323
(2)99/323
(3)112/323
(4)None of these END

## QBM042

Q1. Find the smallest natural number greater than 1 billion (109) that has exactly 1000 positive divisors. (The term divisor includes 1 and the number itself. So, for example, 9 has three positive divisors.) Q2. Describe as explicitly as you can all cubic polynomials with integer coefficients having (a)three distinct real roots,
(b) local maximum and minimum values at integers, and
(c) point of inflection at an integer. Q3. In a 16-team basketball league, each team plays every other team exactly 4 times. Find the total number of games played in the league. a.480
b.960
c.900
d.450
e. None of these Q4. If (x + 2) 2 = 9 and (y + 3) 2 = 25, then the maximum value of x/y is. A.1/2
B. 5/2
C.5/8
D.1/8 Q5. The rate of inflation was 1000%. What will be the cost of an article, which costs 6 units of currency now, two years from now? (1)666
(2)660
(3)720
(4)726 Q6. You are being evaluated in three different categories. In category I you can receive either a 0, 1, or 2. In categories II and III you can receive either a 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4. Your ultimate rating is the sum of the points you receive in each category. In how many different ways could you end up with a rating of 5? (a)10
(b)11
(c)12
(d)13
(e) None of the above Q7. Of 100 students, 42 took mathematics, 38 took chemistry, and 20 took both mathematics and chemistry. How many took neither mathematics nor chemistry? a.20
b.25
c.30
d.35
e. None of these Q8. What is the angle between the minute hand and the hour hand when the time is 1540 hours? A.150
B.160
C.140
D.130 Q9. In a game, a basket is kept in the centre, with 16 potatoes placed on either side of the basket in a single line at equal intervals of 6 feet. How long will a competitor take to bring the potatoes one by one into the basket, if he starts from the basket and runs at an average speed of 12 feet a second? a)144s
b)72s
c)84s
d) 272s Q10. The income of A is twice that of B. A spends 90% of his income while B spends 80% of his income. What is the ratio of their savings? 1)2 : 1
2) 1 : 2
3) 1 : 1
4) 8 : 9 Q11. Question deleted Q12. Take any two positive integers N and a. Show that Na is the sum of N consecutive odd integers. As an easy example, note that 713 = 96889010407 = 13841287195 + 13841287197 + 13841287199 + 13841287201 + 13841287203 + 13841287205 + 13841287207 Most solvers noted that the result is not true if a = 1 and N is even, but is otherwise correct. Since Na is the sum of N times the integer Na-1 it is also the sum of N integers whose average is Na-1. Take these integers to be the N odd integers centered at the odd integer Na-1 - N + 1. Q13. Suppose n fair 6-sided dice are rolled simultaneously. What is the expected value of the score on the highest valued die? Q14. Let a, m, and n be positive integers, with a > 1, and m odd. What is the greatest common divisor of am âˆ’ 1 and an + 1? Q15. A man invests Rs. 3000 at a rate of 5% per annum. How much more should he invest at a rate of 8%, so that he can earn a total of 6% per annum? (1)Rs. 1200
(2)Rs.1300
(3)Rs.1500
(4)Rs. 2000 END

## QBM043

Q1. When 36 divide a number, it leaves a remainder of 19. What will be the remainder when 12 divide the number? A.10
B.7
C.11
D.None of these Q2.An isosceles triangle with equal angles = 75o is cut from a cardboard. How many such triangles need to be joined together to form a regular polygon? 1)10
2) 12
3)6
4) A regular polygon cannot be formed Q3.Find a number such that if 5, 15 and 35 are added to it, the product of the first and third results may be equal to the square of the second. a)10
b)7
c)6
d) 5 Q4.What is the ten's digit of 436? a)4
b) 1
c) 9
d) none of these Q5. A can do a piece of work in 36 days, B in 54 days and C in 72 days. All of them began together but A left 8 days and B left 12 days before the completion of the work. How many days in all did C put in till the entire work was finished? (1)48 days
(2)24 days
(3)12 days
(4) None Q6. The remainder obtained when a prime number greater than 6 is divided by 6 is: (1)1 or 3
(2) 1 or 5
(3) 3 or 5
(4) 4 or 5 Q7. The length of a ladder is exactly equal to the height of the wall it is resting against. If lower end of the ladder is kept on a stool of height 3 m and the stool is kept 9 m away from the wall, the upper end of the ladder coincides with the top of the wall. Then, the height of the wall is: (1)12m
(2)15m
(3)18m
(4)11m Q8-Q9 Pinky enters a shop to buy almonds, biscuits and chocolates. She has to buy at least 7 units of each. She buys more biscuits than she does almonds and more chocolates than she does biscuits. She picks up a total of 26 items. Q8. How many almonds does she buy? (1)7
(2)8
(3)9
(4) Cannot be determined Q9.Which of the following is not a valid value for number of chocolates bought? (1)9 (2)10 (3)11 (4) All are valid Q10. Four bells begin to toll together and then at intervals of 6, 7, 8 and 9 seconds. The number of times they will toll together in 2 hours and the intervals at which they will are (a) 14 times, 504 sec
(b) 15 times, 600 sec
(c) 13 times, 650 sec
(d) 11 times, 720 sec Q11. Ram purchased a flat at Rs. 1 lakh and Prem purchased a plot of land worth Rs. 1.1 lakh. The respective annual rates at which the prices of the flat and the plot increased were 10% and 5%. After two years they exchanged their belongings and one paid the other the difference. Then: (1) Ram paid Rs. 275 to Prem
(2) Ram paid Rs. 475 to Prem
(3) Ram paid Rs. 2750 to Prem
(4) Prem paid Rs. 475 to Ram Q12. Mr. Akshay stays in a triangular colony. He stays at one vertex, with a bank and a market at the other two vertices. The roads meeting at the market are at 90. Akshay goes to the bank from his home and then to the market totally covering 160 m. He then walks straight back home from the market. If distance from home to bank is 40 m more then what he covered from bank to market, find the distance he walked from market to home. (a) 80 m
(b) 120 m
(c) 100 m
(d) 155 m ANS: Q13. If you walk for 30 minutes at a rate of 4 miles per hour and then run for 15 minutes at a rate of 10 miles per hour, how many miles have you gone at the end of 45 minutes? a. 5 miles
b.6 miles
c. 5.5 miles
d. 4.5 miles
e. None of these Q14. How many zeros contained in 100!? A. 100
B.24
C.97
D.Cannot be determined Q15. Divide 183 into 3 parts in GP such that the sum of first and third terms is 2 1/20 times the second. What is the middle term? a)84
b)75
c)60
d) 48

## QBM044

Q1. How many positive integers divide at least two of the following integers: 410, 620, 320? (1)39
(2)40
(3)41
(4)None of these Q2. A bucket with a capacity of 5 liters is used to draw water from a cylindrical tank of radius 7 m in which and water is filled upto a height of 2 m. The density of the bucket is 0.5 and the weight 2 kg. What is the level of water in the tank when the bucket is dipped the third time to draw water? (Density =Volume/Weight) (a)1.8m
(b)1.9m
(c)1.96m
(d)2m Q3. The remainder obtained when a prime number greater than 6 is divided by 6 is: (1)1or3
(2)1or5
(3)3or5
(4)4or5 Direction for questions 4 and 5: Read the data below The climb from the foot to the top of a hill is 800 m. Amar climbs at 16 m/min and tests for 2 minutes or 20 m in 2 min and rest for 1 minute. Bonny can climb at 10 m/min and rest for 1 minute or 16 m/min and rest for 2 minutes. Q4. If Amar has to reach the top in exactly 2 hours, what is the maximum number of tests that he can take? (a)40
(b)41
(c)39
(d)38 Q5. If both Amar and Bonny climb as fast as they can, then how far would Bonny be from the top when Amar reaches the top? (a)630m
(b)170m
(c)640m
(d)160m Q6. A merchant purchases 25% more goods spending Rs 240 after the price of the goods fall by 20%. What are the old and new prices of the goods? (a) 22, 20
(b) 24, 19.2
(c) 10, 8
(d) 30, 24 Q7. A trader buys goods from Delhi to sell in Bombay where he gets 20% higher price realisation. Per journey, he spends Rs. 2000 on travelling, Rs. 2500 as bribe to the parcel authority and makes a net profit of Rs. 20,000. Find the total value of goods purchased by the dealer in 7 journeys to Delhi. (1)Rs.1,22,500
(2)Rs.2,45,000
(3)Rs.8,57,500
(4) None Q8. What is the shortest distance between M1 and M2? (1)11km
(2)7ï€ 2km
(3)7km
(4)14 km Q9.A man invests Rs. 3000 at a rate of 5% per annum. How much more should he invest at a rate of 8%, so that he can earn a total of 6% per annum? (1)Rs.1200
(2)Rs.1300
(3)Rs.1500
(4)Rs.2000 Q10. This is the last problem of the fall semester. The Problem of the Week will return for the spring semester. Hope to hear from everyone then. What is the probability that the sum of three integers, each between 1 and 999, yields no "carry"? Q11.What is the greatest integer so that each of its interior digits is less than the average of its neighbors? Q12.The length of a ladder is exactly equal to the height of the wall it is resting against. If lower end of the ladder is kept on a stool of height 3 m and the stool is kept 9 m away from the wall, the upper end of the ladder coincides with the top of the wall. Then, the height of the wall is: (1)12m
(2)15m
(3)18m
(4)11 m Q13. If A and B are nonzero digits, the number of digits (not necessarily different) in the sum of 9876 + A32 + B1 is: a.4
b.5
c.6
d.9
e. None of these Q14. The Sum of the internal angle of a n-sided convex polygon is An + B, where A and B are constants. What is the value of A/B? (a)â€“2
(b)â€“1/2
(c)2
(d)1/2 Q15. A starts from patna to bilaspur and walks at the rate of 5 kmph; B starts from bilaspur 3 hrs. later and walks towards- patna at the rate of 4.5 kmph; if they meet in 11 hrs after B started. After how much time of A's meeting with B, will A reach bilaspur? (1)8 hrs
(2)9 hrs
(3)10 hrs
(4)11 hrs END

## math question

The question : I have a d-digit positive integer where each digit from 1 to d appears exactly once, and in which each digit (except for the leftmost) differs from one further to the left by +1 or -1. For example, if d = 3, the only numbers satisfying the conditions are, in increasing order, 123, 213, 231 and 321. Find a formula in terms of d for the number of integers satisfying these conditions. Taken from qbm033

## Problem based on concepts of Triangles as well as probability

Hello all, Can someone help in solving this problem? Suppose M is a set of triangles formed by using sides of lengths 1,2,4 & 7 units: whatis the probability that a triangle at random from set will be equilateral? This involves the concepts of both Proability and triangles as well. Thanks in advance.

Please help me in solving the following question â€˜pâ€™ and â€˜qâ€™ are two distinct roots of the equation x^2 â€“ pqx + 2(q-p) = 0 What is the value of p^2 + q ^2 Given that x is not equal to 0. a. 160/9 b. 169/9 c. 144/9 d. 140/9

## Number system

Hello all, I got 2 problems on Numbers. Are there any best possible solutions for these 2 problems? 1) A 3 digit number N is such that it is divisible by 11. Also, N/11 is equal to the sum of squares of three digits of N. N can take ......... value(s) 2) Let N=1000!. N is divided successively by distinct numbers of the form X^x. Where x is a prime number. What is the maximum number of divisions that can be performed, before getting a non-zero remainder? Thanks in advance.

## Arithmetic progression

Hello all, Here is a problem on Arithmetic progressions. Please help me in solving this. 1) The sum of n(n+2) terms of an A.P with the first term as a and common difference as d is 0. If the series is extended backwards by m terms (i.e., if a-d, a-2d, a-3d, ... a-(m-1)d are also included) and a-(m-1)d is designated as the first term, then what is the sum of n^2+2n+2m terms of the series? Also there is another problem which I found difficult to solve. This is not on progressions. 2) D1, D2, D3 & D4 are recurring decimals given by D1 = 0.q1q2q3q4 ( all 4 decimals recurring) D2 = 0.q1q2q3q4 ( only q3, q4 recurring) D3 = 0.q1q2q3q4 ( only q2, q3, q4 recurring) D4 = 0.q1q2q3q4 ( only q4 recurring). Where q1, q2, q3, q4 are any 4 digits from 1 to 9. Which of the following numbers when multiplied by at least one of the above mentioned decimal will always result in an integer? Thanks in advance.

## 3 Quant Questions

Q1. Find the shortest path that a spider, at point A, the midpoint of an edge of a unit cube, walks on the faces of the cube to catch a fly at point B, a vertex. Q2. Given the sets of consecutive integers { 1 } , {2, 3}, {4, 5, 6}, . . , where each set contains one more element than the preceding one, and where the first element of each set is one more than the last element of the preceding set. Let Sn be the sum of the elements in the nth set. For example, S1 = 1 and S2 = 5. Then S21 equals Q3.Three spheres of radius one are placed on a table with each touching the other two, one additional sphere of the same size is stacked on top, as sketched on the left. What is the radius of the largest sphere that can be placed in the hollow spot between the four spheres? * * * *

## findin remainder

What is the remainder when the number [123123...123] of 300 digits is divided by 99? Choose one answer. a. 36 b. 27 c. 18 d. 33 the right answer is 33.. i don find any connection to this so cud u pls guide towrads the right answer...

## TIME Quant Doubts

Please help me in solving the following questions Q1. A set 'P' consists of all odd numbers from 1 to 55 and all even numbers from 56 to 150. What is the highest power of 3 in the product of all the elemnts of set 'p' a. 35 b. 48 c. 9 d. 24 Q2.Five dice are thrown simultaneously. what is the probability of getting the sum as seven? a. 5/6^5 b. 10/6^5 c. 15/6^5 d. None Q3. There are seven identical cubes. One of the cubes is placed at the center and the other six cubes are attached on each face of the first cube. Find the ratio of the total surface are of the solid formed to that os a single cube.

## Integral Points

1. The lines y=3x and x+y=40 and the x axis bound a triangular area . Find the total number of points on or inside this triangle with integral coordinates? Can anyone, give the complete solution of this problem and point out a general way(if any), for solving these type of questions.

## QUESTION FROM MATH FLT 20

how we can solve dat problem given in math flt 20....the problm waz lyk dat.... a red lite flashes 3 in one minute n green flashes 5 in 2 mins..what z da no f times both lights vil flash in 1 hour...??? n da othr 1 is 77777777.....(101 digits)/440

## how to solve this sort of questions

Find the following sum: 1 /(1.2) + 1 /(2.3)+ 1 /(3.4) + . . . . .+ 1 / (99.100)

## Two Quant doubts

Please help me insolving the following two questions Q1.What is the coefficient of the linear term of the least degree polynomial whose graph passes through (1,1), (0,-1), (2, 4)? Q2. One root of mx2 + 8x + 4 =0 is three times the other root. The value of m is a. -5 b. 5 c. -28/9 d. -3 e. 3

## help me in solving these questions

1)Triangle ABC is an acute angled triangle. A transversal intersects the side BC produced at D and AC and AB at points E and F respectively Then (BD / DC) * (CE/EA) * (AF/FB) = ? a.1/3 b.1/2 c.2/5 d.1 e.Not Attempted 2)There are four machines that makes gears for a factory . The fastest machine can make one gear in two hours . The slowest machine makes one gear in 3 hours . which of the following cannot be the value of the average time taken by each to make a gear ? a. 2.2 hours b. 2.3 hours c. 2.6 hours d. 2.68 hours 3)The smallest positive integer which can be expressed as a sum of two different cubes in two different ways is: a.1000 b.729 c.1729 d.1728 4)if a+b+c=0 , where a ? b ? c then [(a2)/(2a2+bc)] +[(b2)/(2b2+ac)] + [(c2)/(2c2+ab)] is equal to a. 4 b. 5 c. 6 d. 7 5)The maximum possible value of y = min(1/2 - 3x2/4 , 5x2/4) for the range 0 < x < 1 is a. 1/3 b. 1/2 c. 5/27 d. 5/16 thanks in advance.

## Question from QBM034

What is the answer Q9. In a race of 200 meters, A beats S by 20 meters and N by 40 metres. If S and N are running a race of 100 metres with exactly the same speed as before, then by how many metres will S beat N? (1)11.11 metres (2) 10 metres (3) 12 metres (4) 25 metres

## Two tough questions

Tried a lot but not sure if i am correct. I dont have the right answers Q1. Find the largest positive integer n such that 1^2 + 2^2 + 3^2 + . . . +n^2 is divisible by 1+2+3 +. . . .+ n. By trail and error it seems n cant be more than 1 but is there any better way of proving it Q2. Three distinct lines are drawn in the plane. Suppose there exist exactly n circles in the plane tangent to all three lines. Find all possible values of n.

## tricky question

Q1. An old man has Rs (1! + 2! + 3! + ...+ 50!), all of which he wants to divide equally (without fractions) among his n children. Then, n may be (a)5 (b)7 (c)9 (d)11 wat cud b da ansr......guyzzz

## Quant Question from yahoo answer

Here is a question I found in yahoo answer w/o any answers :-) Any math guru here... X and Y are real number and |X + Y| = 100 Then (i)what is the maximum value of |X| + |Y| (ii)what is the minimum value of |X| + |Y| (iii)what is the maximum value of |X| - |Y| (iv)what is the minimum value of |X| - |Y| My answers (i)It should be infinity/indeterminate because either of X and Y can be any value and the other negative of that with 100 less (ii)should be same as 100 (iii)again it should be infinity/indeterminate (iv) Zero Then I am asking it.. just to get the confirmation

## quant doubts from CL

Please give me the solution of following questions? 2. The smallest positive integer X with 24 divisors is a. 480 b. 420 c. 864 d. None of these 3. 5 coins are tossed. If two of them show heads, then the probability that all 5 coins show head is a. 1/32 b. 1/10 c. 1/26 d. 1/13

## Divisor question

How to approach the following question ?
Please tell me in details .

A number and its 17th multiple leave respective reminders of 8 and 4 when divided by a divisor. Another multiple of the same number when divided by the same divisor leaves the reminder 3.
which of the following is a possible value of the divisor
a. 22
b. 33
c. 44
d. 66

## Cigarette Question

Today I had too many cigarettes and while taking the puffs one math question came to my mind If a man's Life expectancy decreases by 0.001% with every cigarette then at what age the man 'll die if he starts smoking at the age of 20 and takes 10 cigarette per day? (Approx. age = you can consider the man to be dead when 99% Life expectancy is gone) or the man 'll never die

## registration

I have been rgstd. but then i am not able to access certain sites.

## Fastest & simple method for Age problem

what is the easiest and fastest method to solve the below problem Current ages of a mother and her son are in the ratio 11:5. when the son becomes as old as his mother is now, then the ratio of his father's age to mother's age will be 19:17 and when the son becomes as old as his father is now, then the sum of his father's age and his age will be 170. what is the father's current age? a. 60 b. 65 c. 55 d. 70 can we solve above problem w/o taking any variable x/y and doing much calculation

## CLoack Question

thanx.can u ans foll question a clock which gains uniformly is 5mts slow at 8 am and is 5mts 48sec fast at 8 pm.on the following sunday.at wht time does it show the correct time?

## Co-ordinate Geometry

Hello all, In the problem specified below, I felt that there is no statement existing which is true. But, the answer provided for the problem in the source site is different. Can someone help me in solving this out? Which of the following is / are true? (1) (a,a),(a,a),(3a,3a) are the vertices of an equilateral triangle. (2) (0,2),(3,1),(0,4),(3,1) are the vertices of a square. (3) (0,1),(2,3),(6,8),(8,3) are the vertices of a rectangle. In the solution provided the answer is given based on the distance between the points. But, virtually plotting the given vertices on a graph will not yield the shapes specified. Kindly, help me in knowing the way of solving the problem out. Thanks in advance.

## a question from Nishit Sinha

This is also a q from the same book: 12121212..........300 times/99. What is the remainder? Despite the solution is given, i am not able to understand it.

## Few Quant Doubts

Hello Every one Please help me in solving the following questions 1. How many of the numbers under 100 that are divisible by 10 can you make by adding four consecutive integers? 2. Determine whether or not there exists a positive integer n such that n id divisible by exactly 2000 different prime numbers and 2n is divisible by n. 3 If n= 1 – 1/2 + 1/3 – 1/4 + . . . . . – 1/1318 + 1/1319 Then (a) n is divisible by1979 (b) n is divisible by1989 (c) n is divisible by1879 (d) n is divisible by1889 (e) None of the above

## intresting one...

hii all..herz an intrestin question... Q How many digits are used to make a book containing 500 pages? wot cud b da ansr..??? um gettn 1791 as ansr..

## jst chek out da ansr..

ques How many zeroes will be there at the end of 1^1 x 2^2 x 3^3x . . . . . . x 100^100 ? um gettin 1220 zeroes.. wots ur ansr dudes...???

## APPEAL...

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## Quant questions

Some doubts.. help me in solving them Q1.Find the sum of the digits in the expanded product 199,999,997 x 200,000,003. a. 129 b. 139 c. 229 d. 239 Q2.What is the angle between the two lines passing through the points (1, 2) (4,2) and (-3, 6) Q3. What is the smallest integer x larger than 1 such that x^2 ends in the same three digits as x does? a. 476 b. 376 c. 276 d. 176

## Qustn frm qustn bank

. A, B, C and D are four towns, any three of which are non -collinear. The number of ways to construct three roads each joining a pair of towns so that the roads do not form a triangle is: (1)7 (2)8 (3)9 (4) more than 9 Q. A, B, C and D are four towns, any three of which are non -collinear. The number of ways to construct three roads each joining a pair of towns so that the roads do not form a triangle is: (1)7 (2)8 (3)9 (4)more than 9

## QBM 035 Questions

I couldnt solve the following 4 questions out of the given 15 Q1. A person starts from the origin of the coordinate axis. He travels in this pattern. 1 unit to right , (1/2) units up , (1/4) units right, (1/8) units down , and continues the above pattern . At what point will he ultimately come to stop? (a)(4/3,2/5) (b)(3/2,4/3) (c)(2/5,4/3) (d)(4/5,4/3) Q4. A mathematics professor and four mathematics students are in a square room, 10 feet on a side. The four students are stationed at the room's four corners, each student armed with a water pistol having a range of 10 feet. What is the area of that portion of the room in which the professor is simultaneously in range of all four water pistols? Q11. One may perform the following two operations on a natural number: 1. Multiply it by any natural number; 2. Delete zeros in its decimal representation. For any natural number n, can one perform a sequence of these operations that will transform n to a one-digit number. Q15. It is between 2 and 3 o' clock, and in 10 minutes the minute hand will be as much after the hour hand as it is behind it now, what is the time (in minutes, post 2 o'clock)?

## CAT05 math doubts

Today I took the test and got 10 out of 10 in 1 mark questions but faltered to score anything in 2 marks I 'll be solving all of them one by one . Please help me in understanding how to approach the following two questions. I am not asking for any solution just some sort of hints or how to begin ( though solution and explanations are always welcome) 11. Let n! = 1 x 2 x 3 x ... x n for integer n ? 1. If p = 1! + (2 x 2!) + (3 x 3!) + . . . + (10 x 10!), then p + 2 when divided by 11! leaves a remainder of a. 10 b. 0 c. 7 d. 1 e.Not Attempted 12. Consider a triangle drawn on the X-Y plane with its three vertices at (41, 0), (0, 41) and (0, 0), each vertex being represented by its (X, Y) coordinates. The number of points with integer coordinates inside the triangle (excluding all the points on the boundary) is a. 780 b. 800 c. 820 d. 741 e.Not Attempted

## Quant Questions

How to solve the following two questions Q1. Find the greatest number that will divide 640, 710 and 1526 so as to leave the reminders 11, 7 and 9 respectively? a. 35 b. 37 c. 42 d. 47 Q2. 10% of a mixture of alcohol and water replaced with water. If the resulting ratio of alcohol and water in the new mixture is 2 : 5 , what was the alcohol and water in the ratio in the original solution? a. 4:9 b. 4:5 c. 20:43 d. 31:49 Both are from Career launcher take off. The solutions given are very confusing

## last 2 digits

hey frds pls tell me how to solve such kind of qus ...>???? what are the last 2 digits of 8^7^6^5^4^3^2^1

## Math Doubts from QBM037

Please tell me the answers and solutions of following questions Q3.A rod of length 1 is broken into four pieces. What is the probability that the four pieces are the sides of a trapezoid? Q4.Take a deck of 52 playing cards consecutively numbered from 1 to 52. A perfect shuffle occurs when you divide the deck in two, one half in each hand, and riffle them together in an alternating fashion; after the shuffle the cards in the deck will be ordered as follows: 1, 27, 2, 28, 3, 29, ... , 24, 50, 25, 51, 26, 52 Notice that the top card always stays on top and the bottom card always stay on the bottom. Imagine now that you repeatedly shuffle the cards, performing a perfect shuffle every time. How many times will you have to do this before all the cards in the deck are restored to their original position? Q5. Is the number 2438100000001 prime or composite? No calculators or computers allowed! Q14. An absentminded professor buys two boxes of matches and puts them in his pocket. Every time he needs a match, he selects at random (with equal probability) from one or other of the boxes. One day the professor opens a matchbox and finds that it is empty. (He must have absentmindedly put the empty box back in his pocket when he took the last match from it.) If each box originally contained n matches, what is the probability that the other box currently contains k matches? (Where 0 k n.) I am in TIME and performing quite well but these questions are forcing me to think I am far behind in the race :-((

## Quants doubt

Please tell me how to approach this... What is the digit at the ten`s place of 7^99. Units place can be done by cyclicity but what about ten`s place.

## will clear many concepts...

.What is the remainder when 17^19 + 13^19 is divided by 25?

## number of ways in making 100

Please help in finding In how many ways one-hundred can be written as sum of natural numbers? Is there any general method which we can use to answer such questions? Like the question can be asked with many different numbers In how many ways two-hundred can be written as sum of natural numbers? In how many ways three-hundred can be written as sum of natural numbers? I want to know if there is any general method to solve such kind of questions ?

## Questions from Math FLT

Questions from Math FLT-06 :- 5.Three pipes are made of different shapes . The cross-sections of the pipes are an equilateral triangle . A hexagon and a circle. The perimeter of each of these cross- sections is equal . Flow through the pipes is proportional to the area of cross-section . If it takes 8 minutes for the triangular pipe to fill up the tank , what will be the difference in the times taken by the hexagonal and circular pipes 28.if a+b+c=0 , where a ≠ b ≠ c then [(a2)/(2a2+bc)] +[(b2)/(2b2+ac)] + [(c2)/(2c2+ab)] is equal to 29. The maximum possible value of y = min(1/2 - 3x2/4 , 5x2/4) for the range 0 < x < 1 is
for 1st one (5.) - I got answer = 1 min 12 sec (approx) - but it is not matching with the answer = 30 sec I look forward to general approach for questions like last one (29.)
Also any general approach for question like below (form FLT-M001) - 1. The lines y=3x and x+y=40 and the x axis bound a triangular area . Find the total number of points on or inside this triangle with integral coordinates? 11.Consider a triangle drawn on the X-Y plane with the vertices at (41,0) ,(0,41) and (0,0), each vertex being represented by its (X,Y) coordinates. The number of points with integer coordinates inside the triangle(excluding all the points on the boundary )is

## from arun sharma

There are 6 black and 6 white balls of each same size. In hw many ways these can be put into 10 boxes such that there is at least one ball in each box.

## what is the remeinder of

what is the remeinder of ((25)^625 + 26)/247...???? kan ne1 help me !!!

## Quantitative Questions

Answer the following two questions Q1. A candidate is required to answer exactly 6 out of 10 questions divided into two groups, each containing 5 questions. He is not permitted to attempt more than 4 from each group. In how many ways can he made up his choice? a. 2^6 b. 200 c. 300 d. None of these Q2. A and B start from the same point to run in opposite directions round a circular path of 550 yards in length. A gives B a start of 100 yards. They pass each other when A has run 250 yards. Who will come first to the starting point and what distance would they be apart then? a. A, 10 yards b. B, 10 yards c. A, 20 yards d. None of these

## vampire number

A number n is said to be vampire number (VN) If n = x * y where n contains the same digits as x and y. Find out what is the smallest 4 digit Vampire number?

## Minimum Value of an equation

What is the minimum value of the equation f(x)=4x |2x-4| + x^2|x^2 - 4| where x is an integer. Thanks

## CAT03 quant doubts

Can some one tell me the answers of following CAT03 questions

10. When the curves y = log10 x and y = x-1 are drawn in the x-y plane, how many times do they intersect for values x > 1 ?

• a. Never
• b. Once
• c. Twice
• d. More than twice.
• e.Not Attempted

16. The number of non-negative real roots of 2x - x - 1 = 0 equals

• a. 0
• b. 1
• c. 2
• d. 3
• e.Not Attempted

## NO. SYS QN2??

QA) WATS THE REMAINDER OF (100!+1)/101?.....ANS-0 QB) WATS THE REMAINDER OF (3^450)/108??....ANS-81 QC) Mr. X added "N" no's & got the sum as 1850.However he added a no. twice by mistake.what is the difference b/w N & that no.??...ans-40 HELP ME !!!

## quant problem...

n is a number such that the sum and product of its digits are in the ratio of 3:40. also n is divisible by 37. so how many factors does n have?

thanks

## Number Question

Consider a real number x such that x  = ab.cd, where a, b, c and d are the digits of the number . Also, a and d is not equal to 0.

[x] = The greatest integer less than or equal to x and {x} = x – [x]

if [10{p}] = 8 and {10{p}}=9
Also, [p] is 5 less than the sum of the digits of the quantity 100{p}. Find p
a. 21.89
b. 89.12
c. 12.89
d. None of the above

## geometry q from nishit sinha

hi,

This is a question on page 386 - benchmarking test for geometry - q.no. 19.

triangle ABC is divided into four parts by straight line from two of its vertices(line from vertices to the opposite side). The areas of three traingular part thus formed are 8, 5 and 10 sq units. wht is the area of the fourth traingular part thus formed.

plz help