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## According to a new scheme, a mobile network

company offers a few free calls to its customers
every month. Every subsequent call after the free
calls, is charged at a fixed rate. Garima paid 1300
for 850 calls in the month of May and 800 for 600
calls in the month of June. What amount will she
have to pay if she makes a total of 1450 calls in
July?
(1) 2100
(2) 2350
(3) 2500
(4) None of these

## If a, b, c and d are positive real numbers, where a =

2b and 3c = 4d, then find the ratio of (abc2 + 2b2d2 )
and (a2cd + 2bc2d).
(1) 41 : 96
(2) 41 : 48
(3) 25 : 72
(4) 25 : 144
(5) Cannot be determined

## The total cost of 2 pencils, 5 erasers and 7

sharpeners is 30, while 3 pencils and 5 sharpeners
cost 15 more than 6 erasers. By what amount (in
) does the cost of 39 erasers and 1 sharpener
exceed the cost of 6 pencils?
(1) 20

(2) 25
(3) 30

## (4) It does not exceed

(5) Cannot be determined

## The selling price of three pens is equal to the cost

price of five pens. The marked price of three pens is
equal to the selling price of five pens. The cost price
is what percentage of the marked price?
(1) 54%
(2) 36%
(3) 24%
(4) 72%

## If the selling price of 10 oranges is equal to the cost

price of 14 oranges, which in turn, is equal to onethird of the total discount offered upon 70 oranges,
then find the profit/loss percentage when the markup percentage is halved and the discount percentage
is decreased by 5 percentage points.
(1) 12.5% profit
(2) 20% profit
(3) 7.5% loss
(4) 10% loss

If p : q

(1) 3

(2) 6
(3) 9

(4) 36

q:r

r :s

pq
6, then 2
q

qr
r2

rs
s2

p
If L =
p

q
q
,M=
q
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r
r
and N =
r
r

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,
p

(1) 1

(2) 0
(3) 1

(4) 2

## Rohan went to a casino to play a card game. At the

end of each round of the game, he doubled the
amount with him and gave 2048 to his friend. After
playing ten rounds, he was left with no money. What
was the amount he started with?
(1) 3071

(2) 4098
(3) 2046

(4) 2047

## Some friends planned to contribute equally to jointly

buy a CD player. However, two of them decided to
withdraw at the last minute. As a result, each of the
others had to shell out one rupee more than what
they had planned for. If the price (in ) of the CD
player is an integer between 1000 and 1100, find
the number of friends who actually contributed.
(1) 21
(2) 23

(3) 44
(4) 46

## The ratio of earnings of A, B and C is 2 : 3 : 5. If A

increases his earnings by a certain amount, B by
double that amount and C by triple that amount,
which of the following could be the ratio of the
earnings of A and C after the increase?
(1) 7 : 17
(2) 9 : 22
(3) 13 : 40

(4) 16 : 45

## Arun bought a DVD player and a television. He sold

the DVD player for a loss equal to 20% of its
selling price, whereas the profit on the television
was 20% of its selling price. If, on the whole, Arun
made a profit of 12.5% on the cost price, what is
the ratio of the cost price of the DVD player to that
of the television?
(1) 3 : 13
(2) 9 : 26
(3) 3 : 7
(4) 2 : 7

## A man is thrice as old as his son. If the man was

42 years old when his son was born, find the age
of the son when the man was seven times as old as
his son?
(1) 7 years
(2) 14 years
(3) 12 years
(4) 21 years

## Six numbers a, b, c, d, e, f are such that a b =

1, b c = , c d = 6, d e = 2, e f = .
What is the value of a d : b e : c f?

(1) 72 : 1 : 9
(2) 8 : 9 : 9
(3) 24 : 2 : 3
(4) 6 : 1 : 9
(5) 4 : 3 : 27

## The age of a father was three times that of his son

when the father was as old as the son is now. Find
the ratio of the present ages of the father and the
son.
(1) 3 : 2
(2) 2 : 1
(3) 5 : 3
(4) 5 : 2

## The sum of the present ages of Minna, Sony and

Rohan is 90 years. When Sony will be as old as
Rohan is, the ratio of Rohans age and the excess of
Minnas age over one-fourth her present age would
be 2 : 1. When Rohan was as old as Sony is, the
ratio of Sonys age and Minnas age was 2 : 1. Find
the present age of Sony.
(1) 50 years
(2) 54 years
(3) 36 years
(4) 30 years
(5) 48 years

## Praful went to the market and bought apples,

bananas and oranges. He purchased at least 25
fruits of each variety and calculated that if the cost
of each orange was 1 more and the cost of each
banana was 4 more, then his total expenditure on
the fruits would have gone up by 136. If he bought
a total of 80 fruits, find the number of bananas he
purchased.
(1) 26
(2) 27
(3) 28
(4) 29
(5) Cannot be determined

## Balram, the local shoe shop owner, sells four types of

footwear- Slippers (S), Canvas Shoes (C), Leather Shoes
(L) and Joggers (J). The following information is known
regarding the cost prices and selling prices of these four
types of footwear:
(i) L sells for 500 less than J, which costs 300 more than
S, which, in turn, sells for 200 more than L.
(ii) L costs 300 less than C, which sells for 100 more
than S, which, in turn, costs 100 less than C.
If it is known that Balram never sells any item at a loss,
then which of the following is true regarding the profit
percentages earned by Balram on the items L, S, C and J
represented by l, s, c and j respectively?
(1) l c s j
(3) l s c j

(2) c s l j
(4) s l j c

## Two articles were sold at a profit of 25% each. The

ratio of the profits made on the two articles was 6 :
7. If the average selling price of the two articles was
3510, what was the absolute difference (in )
between the profits earned on the two articles?
(1) 100

(2) 108
(3) 132

(4) 120

## In a class, every boy is friends with exactly four girls

and every girl is friends with exactly three boys. It is
known that there are only 17 desks in the
classroom, each of which can hold not more than
four students. If there are 59 students in the class
who study German, find the number of students in
the class.
(1) 60
(2) 63
(3) 66
(4) 70

## My present age is two years more than thrice the

age of one of my sisters named Aayesha. After N
years, I will be two years more than thrice the age
of my other sister named Aayushi. What is the
minimum possible integral difference (in years)
between the ages of my two above mentioned
sisters? (N is a natural number.)
(1) 6
(2) 4
(3) 3
(4) 2

## Raja has 160 mobile phones with him. The mobiles

with him are either 2G or 3G. The ratio of number of
2G to 3G phones is 3 : 5. The number of mobiles
with Bluetooth to those without Bluetooth is 1 : 4.
The ratio of number of 2G phones with Bluetooth to
3G phones with Bluetooth is 3 : 1. Find the ratio of
numbers of 2G phones without Bluetooth to 3G
phones without Bluetooth.
(1) 9 : 23

(2) 11 : 21
(3) 1 : 3
(4) 5 : 11
(5) 7 : 25

## The cost price of a pair of shoes is increased by

18%. A trader who revised the selling price of the
pair of shoes to maintain the same profit percentage
noted that he got 9 more than the earlier profit by
selling one pair of shoes. What was the earlier
profit?
(1) 36

(2) 45
(3) 50
(4) 54
(5) Cannot be determined

## Two beakers, A and B, contain benzene, toluene and

naphthalene in the ratio 1 : 3 : 2 and 2 : 1 : 5
respectively. Some part of the solution from beaker
A and beaker B are thoroughly mixed and put into
another beaker C. Which of the following cannot be
the ratio of benzene, naphthalene and toluene in
beaker C?
(1) 10 : 23 : 15
(2) 7 : 15 : 16
(3) 6 : 13 : 13
(4) 4 : 9 : 7

(5) 9 : 20 : 18

## The number of students in batch A and batch B are

in the ratio 2 : 3 in 2009 and 5 : 8 in 2010. The
number of students in batch A and batch B is
increased from 2010 to 2011 at a rate that is twice
and thrice respectively, of the rate at which it
increased from 2009 to 2010. If the ratio of the
aggregate number of students in these two batches
in 2010 and 2009 is 26 : 5, then find the ratio of
number of students in batch A and batch B in 2011.
(1) 25 : 64

(2) 25 : 84

(3) 45 : 112

(4) 35 : 92

(5) 3 : 10

## On giving 3 pencils free wit every 5 pens bought, a

shopkeeper makes a profit of 20% and on giving 6
pencils free with every 2 pens bought, he suffers a
loss of 25%. Find the approximate profit percent
made by the shopkeeper when he gives 4 pencils
free with every 6 pens bought, if the selling price of
1 pen remains the same. (Assume that the pencils
are identical and the same applies to the pens.)
(1) 16%

(2) 18%

(3) 20%

(4) 22%

(5) 24%

## In a shop an acid is available only in sealed bottles

of volume 1 litre. The concentration of the
mentioned acid is one or the other of three
concentrations 20%, 30% and 50% and the cost per
litre of the acid is 20, 30 and 40 respectively. A
person wants to prepare a solution of 10 litres of
acid having concentration 40% using the bottles of
acid available in the shop. What is the minimum
possible amount he must spend in buying the bottles
of acid?
(1) 330

(2) 333.33

(3) 340

(4) 360

(5) 380

## Mr. Four-Twenty while buying cloth uses a faulty

metre-tape which actually measures 110 cm and
while selling cloth, he uses a faulty metre-tape
which actually measures 90 cm. If he buys the cloth
at a discount of 5% on the marked price and sells it
on a discount of 10% on the same marked price,
then what is his percentage gain or loss?
(1) 5% loss
(2) 4.21% loss
(3) 15.8% profit
(4) 25% profit
(5) None of these

## Given three mixtures consisting of three components

A, B and C. The first mixture contains only
components A and B in the ratio 3 : 5, the second
mixtures contains components B and C in the weight
ratio of 1 : 2, and the third mixture contains only
the components A and C in the weight ratio of 2 : 3.
in what ratio must we take these mixtures so that
the resulting mixture of components A, B and C
stand in the weight ratio of 3 : 5 : 2?
(1) 18 : 10 :7

(2) 16 : 11 : 6

(3) 5 : 3 : 2

(4) 20 : 6 : 3

## (5) None of these

A student spends a certain sum of money on a bookbag, a fountain pen and a book. If the cost of the
book-bag were less by a factor of 5, the pen by a
factor of 2 and the book by a factor of 2.5, the
overall cost would be 8 dollars. Now, if compared to
the original cost, the prices were reduced twofold
for the book-bag, fourfold for the pen, and threefold
for the book then the total outlay would be 12
dollars. Which of the following is true about the cost
of the book-bag and the pen?
(1) Former is more than latter
(2) Latter is more than former
(3) Former is equal to latter
(4) They cannot be compared

## Tom and Jerry were comparing their ages and found

that Jerry is as old as Tom was when Jerry was as
old as Tom had been when Jerry was half as old as
Tom is. If the sum of their present ages is 44 years,
then Toms age is
(1) 22
(2) 24
(3) 25
(4) 26
(5) 28

## A shopkeeper sells two items A and B. The selling

price of A is 80% of that of B, while the marked
prices of A and B are in the ratio of
2 : 3
respectively. Further, there is a 331/3% discount
offered on B and the cost prices are in the same
ratio as the respective marked prices. If the cost
price and profit percentage of A are 50 and 60%
respectively, then find the marked price of B.
(1) 150
(2) 100
(3) 90
(4) 80
(5) 70

## The strength of DPS is double of that of MPS. The

ratio of the number of boys in class X to the total
strength of class X of DPS is 3 : 5 and the same for
MPS is 3 : 4. The girls of class X form 2% of the
total school strength, both in DPS as well as MPS. If
all the students of class X of both the schools are
grouped together, what will be the ratio of girls to
boys in the group formed?
(1) 1 : 3
(2) 1 : 2
(3) 3 : 1
(4) 2 : 1
(5) Data insufficient

## Each of four girls, A, B, C, and D, had a few

chocolates with her. A first gave 1/3rd of the
chocolates with her to B, B gave 1/4th of what she
then had to C and C gave 1/5th of what she then had
to D. finally, all the four girls had an equal number
of chocolates. If A had 80 chocolates more than B
initially, find the difference between the number of
chocolates that C and D initially had.
(1) 15
(2) 20
(3) 24
(4) 30
(5) None of these

## Each of ten girls around a circle chooses a number

and tells it to the neighbor on each side. Thus each
person gives out one number and receives two
numbers. Each girl then announces the average of
the two numbers she received. Remarkably, the
announced numbers, in order around the circle,
were 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. What was the
number chosen by the girl who announces the
number 6?
(1) 1

(2) 2
(3) 4
(4) 6
(5) Cannot be determined