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SET-1

km

Monday 5 _
Tuesday _ 6
Wednesday 4 _
Thursday _ 4
Friday 3 _

## 1. A boatman rows down stream at 6kmph on Wednesday. Find the

speed of upstream and Speed of current?
1.7 kmph
2.2 kmph
3.3 kmph
4.5 kmph
5.None of these

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## Answer 2.2 kmph

Explanation :
Downstream Speed = 6kmph
Upstream Speed = 8kmph 6kmph = 2kmph
Speed of Current = (6-2)/2 = 2kmph

## 2. A boatman rows up stream at 4kmph, 2 kmph and 8 kmph on

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively. Then find the ratio
between the down stream speed of boat on Monday, Wednesday,
and Thursday together and the rate of current on the same days
together?
1.4:7
2.3:1
3.4:1
4.4:3
5.None of these

## Answer & Explanation

Answer 3.4:1
Explanation :
Downstream Speed of boat on Monday = 10 4 = 6kmph. similarly
Downstream Speed of boat on Wednesday and Thursday = 6 kmph,
16kmph
Rate of current = 1kmph, 2kmph and 4kmph
Ratio = 28:7 = 4 : 1

## 3. A boatman rows up stream at 16 kmph and 2 kmph on Tuesday

and Friday. Then find the difference between the down stream
speed of boat on Tuesday and Friday together and the speed of
boat in still water on the same days together?
1.7 kmph
2.11 kmph
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3.5 kmph
4.3 kmph
5.None of these

## Answer 1.7 kmph

Explanation :
down stream speed of boat on Tuesday and Friday = 32 kmph
Still water speed = 25 kmph
Difference = 32 25 = 7 kmph

## 4. What time will be taken by a boat to cover a distance on Tuesday

along the stream, if the up stream of boat is 3 kmph?
1.4 hours
2.5 hours
3.2 hours
4.3 hours
5.None of these

## Answer 3.2 hours

Explanation :
upstream of boat = 3 kmph
down stream of boat =15 kmph
Down Stream Distance = 15% of 200 = 30; Time = 30/15 = 2 hr

## 5. What is the sum of total distance travelled by the boat on Monday,

Wednesday and Friday together?
1.316
2.328
3.356
4.296
5.336

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## Answer & Explanation

Answer 2.328
Explanation :
Total distance travelled by the boat on Monday = 48 + 90 = 138
Similarly Total distance travelled by the boat on Wednesday and Friday =
102, 88
Total distance travelled by the boat on Monday, Wednesday and Friday =
138 + 102 + 88 = 328 km

## 6. Find the ratio between the down stream distance travelled by

boat on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday together and
the Up stream distance travelled by the boat on the same days
together?
1.15:27
2.14:21
3.20:27
4.17:24
5.None of these

## Answer & Explanation

Answer 4.17:24
Explanation :
Down stream distance travelled by boat on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday together = 48 + 30 + 40 + 52 = 170
Up stream distance travelled by boat on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday together = 90 + 72 + 42 + 36 = 240
17 : 24.

## 7. Find the difference between the up stream distance travelled by

boat on Tuesday and Friday together and the down stream
distance travelled by boat on the same days together?
1.12 km
2.18 km
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3.16 km
4.14 km
5.None of these

## Answer & Explanation

Answer 4.14 km
Explanation :
Difference = 96 82 = 14

## 8. Total downstream distance travelled by boat on Monday, Tuesday

and Wednesday together is what percentage of total upstream
distance travelled by boat on the same days together?
1.48.6%
2.46.7%
3.48.5%
4.47.5%
5.None of these

## Answer & Explanation

Answer 1.48.6%
Explanation :
Total downstream distance travelled by boat on Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday = 108
Total up stream distance travelled by boat on Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday = 222
% = 108/222 * 100 = 48.6%

## 9. A boatman rows down stream at 6kmph on Wednesday. Find the

time taken by the boat to cover upsream distance on the same
day?
1.50
2.40
3.20

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4.36
5.None of these

## Answer & Explanation

Answer 4.36
Explanation :
Downstream Speed = 6kmph
Upstream Speed = 8kmph 6kmph = 2kmph
Time taken by the boat to cover upstream distance = 72/2 = 36 hours

## 10.A boatman rows up stream at 16 kmph on Tuesday. Find the

approximate time taken by the boat to cover downstream distance
on the same day?
1.1
2.5
3.8
4.6
5.None of these

## Answer & Explanation

Answer 1.1
Explanation :
Downstream speed = 28 kmph; Time taken by the boat to cover
downstream distance = 30/28 = 1 hr

SET-2

(Q.no: 1-5). Refer to the table and answer the given questions.
NA refers the data which is not needed for a particular question. The number of
working days of A, B, C, D is given below and some of them are missing. Take the
data of the first row for the first question and the second row for the second
question and so on.

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## A B C D Ratio Total Number of Working Days

_ 25 NA NA Efficiency (A : B) = 5 : 4 NA
_ _ _ NA NA _
16 64/5 32 NA NA NA
NA NA 50 _ _ _
NA 9 8 3 NA _

1. A started a work alone and then B joined her 5 days before actual
completion of the work. For how many days A worked alone?
A. 9
B. 11
C. 10
D. 25
E. 12

## Answer & Explanation

Answer B. 11
Explanation :
Efficiency (A : B) = 5 : 4
Number of days(A : B) = 4x : 5x = 4x : 25
Number of days required by A to finish the work alone = 4x
= 4 x 5 = 20.
A and B work together for last 5 days = 5 x 9 = 45%
Efficiency of A = 5% and Bs efficiency = 4%
No. of days taken by A to complete 55% work = 55/5 = 11days

## 2. Working together B and C take 50% more number of days than A,

B and C together take and A and B working together, take 8/3
more number of days than A, B and C take together. If A, B and C
all have worked together till the completion of the work and B has
received Rs.120 out of total earnings of Rs. 480 then in how many
days did A, B and C together complete the whole work?
A. 2 days
B. 4 days

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C. 6 days
D. 8 days
E. 5 days

## Answer & Explanation

Answer E. 5 days
Explanation :
The days ratio of (A + B + C) : (B + C) = X:3X/2 = 2X:3x;
Efficiency ratio = 3X:2X
Efficiency of A = x.
(480/3X) = Rs.160
Amount received by B = Rs.120 & C = 200
160:120:200 =4:3:5
1/4:1/3:1/5= 15:20:12;
(1/15+1/12+1/20)*Y = 1
Y = 5 days

## 3. All of them started to work together but A leaves after 4 days.

B leaves the job 3 days before the completion of the work. How
long would the work last?
A. 6 days
B. 9 days
C. 18 days
D. 5 days
E. None of these

## Answer & Explanation

Answer B. 9 days
Explanation :
Let the work lasted for x days,
As 4 days work + B (x 3) days work + Cs x days work = 1
(4/16) + (x 3) / (64/5) + x/32 = 1
5(x 3)/64 + x/32 = 1 1/4
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## [5(x 3) + 2x] / 64 = 3/4

7x 15 = 48
x = (48 + 15)/7 = 63/7 = 9 days

4. C started the work and left after some days, when 25% work was
done. After it D joined and completed it working for 25 days. In
how many days C and D can do the complete work, working
together?
A. 6
B. 8
C. 10
D. 12
E. 20

## Answer & Explanation

Answer E. 20
Explanation :
Efficiency of C = (100/50) = 2%
Rest work = 75%
Efficiency of D = 75/25 = 3%
Combined efficiency of C and D = 5%
Number of days required by C and D to work together = 100/5 = 20
days.

5. B and C started the work. After 3 days D joined them. What is the
total number of days in which they had completed the work?
A. 12
B. 8
C. 4
D. 6
E. None of these

## Answer & Explanation

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## Answer C.4 days

Explanation :
Efficiency of B and C = 11.11 + 5.55 = 16.66%
Work done in 3 days = 3 x 16.66 = 50%
Rest work done by B, C and D = 50/50 = 1 day
Work can be completed in 4 days.

(Q.no: 6 -10). Refer to the table and answer the given questions.

NA refers the data which is not needed for a particular question. The price details of
5 products are given below and some of them are missing. Take the data of the
first row for the first question and the second row for the second question and so
on.

## Product MP CP SP Profit(%) Loss(%) Profit/Loss

Mobile NA 8400 __ 5% 5% _
Investment NA NA NA NA 40% NA
2 Bags NA __ __ 14% 14% NA
TV 40% 54000 __ __ NA NA
Machine NA NA NA 30% 20% NA

## 6. Rahul purchased a mobile and sold it for a loss(loss % given in the

table). From that money, he purchased another article and sold it
for a gain of (Profit % given in the table). What is the overall gain
or loss?
A. Profit of Rs.21
B. Profit of Rs.24
C. Loss of Rs.21
D. Loss of Rs.24
E. None of these

## Answer C. Loss of Rs.21

Explanation :

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CP = 8400
SP = 8400 * 95/100 = 7980
CP = 7980
SP = 7980 * 105/100 = 8379
Difference = 8400 8379 = 21

## 7. A, B and C invests rupees 8000, 12000 and 10000 respectively in a

business. At the end of the year the balance sheet shows a loss of
initial investment. Find the share of loss of B.
A.4000
B.4500
C.4800
D.5000
E.None of these

## Answer & Explanation

Answer C.4800
Explanation :
Total loss after one year = 30000*40/100 = 12000
share of B = (40/10)*12000 = 4800

8. A Shop Keeper sells two bags for Rs. 500 each. On one, he gets %
profit(as per the table) and on the other he gets % loss(as per the
table). His profit or loss in the entire transaction was?
A. 64/25 % Gain
B. 49/25 % Gain
C. 64/25 % Loss
D. 49/25 % Loss
E. None of these

## Answer D. 49/25 % Loss

Explanation :

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%=x
Loss % = x/100 = 196/100 = 49/25%

9. The price of TV was marked up by %(as per the table).It was sold
at a discount of 20% on the marked price. What was the profit
percent of the cost price?
A. 10%
B. 11%
C. 15%
D. 12%
E. None of these

## Answer & Explanation

Answer D. 12%
Explanation :
Explanation:
40 20 + [40 * (-20)/100] = 20 8 = 12%

## 10.Preethi sold a machine to Shalini at a profit of %(as per table).

Shalini sold this machine to Arun at a loss of %(as per table). If
Preethi paid Rs.5000 for this machine, then find the cost price of
machine for Arun?
A. 6200
B. 5200
C. 4800
D. 4750
E. None of these

## Answer & Explanation

Answer B. 5200
Explanation :
R1 = 30% R2 = 20%
5000 * 130/100 * 80/100 = Rs. 5200

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## Directions : A train runs through cities A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H. The line graph

indicates the time schedule of the train including times of arrival and departure.

Question 1: The overall average speed of the entire trip excluding stoppage time is
nearly
(a) 46 km/h
(b) 75 km/h
(c) 81 km/h
(d) 65 km/h
Question 2: What percentage of time of the entire trip was actually spent
travelling between the cities?
(a) 76%
(b) 42.4%
(c) 7.6%
(d) 92%
Question 3: The total stoppage time at the cities in the first half and second half of
the total distance is in the ratio
(a) 2 : 1
(b) 1 : 3
(c) 3 : 1
(d) 1 : 2
Question 4: Between how many pairs of consecutive stations does the train run
below the overall average speed of the entire trip?
(a) 3
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(b) 2
(c) 1
(d) 4

## Answers and Explanations

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SET-4

Directions for questions 1 to 3 : A team of 5 players Arpit, Bimal, Chatur, Dinu and

Elan participated in a Freaket tournament and played four matches (1 to 4). The

following table gives partial information about their individual scores and the total

## runs scored by the team in each match.

Each column has two values missing. These are the runs scored by the two lowest

scorers in that match.None of the two missing values is more than 10% of the total

## runs scored in that match.

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by player
Bimal 88 65 52

Chatur 110

Dinu 72 75 20 56

Elan 60 78

## total runs scored in the four matches?

A. 19.7% B. 19.9%

C. 20.1% D. 20.2%

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

## Maximum possible percentage contribution:

(27+100+19+53)/(270+300+240+200)x100% = 199/1010x100%

= 19.7%

2) If the absolute difference between the total runs scored by Arpit and

Chatur in the four matches is minimum possible then what is the absolute

difference between total runs scored by Bimal and Elan in the four

matches?

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A. 32 B. 37

C. 27 D. Cannot be determined

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

## Maximum possible total runs scored by Chatur in the four matches = 27 + 30 +

110 + 20 = 187.

In such a case minimum possible total runs scored by Arpit in the four matches =

23 + 100 + 13 + 53 = 189.

## Absolute difference = 224 187 = 37

3) The players are ranked 1 to 5 on the basis of the total runs scored by

them in the four matches, with the highest scorer getting Rank 1. If it is

known that no two players scored the same number of total runs, how

## many players are there whose rank can be exactly determined?

A. 0 B. 1

C. 3 D. 5

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

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Arpit-> 189-199

Bimal-> 218-224

Chatur-> 182-187

Dinu-> 223

Elan-> 187-188

SET-5

## Kanpur Central 21:48 21:53 440

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Answer :

## New Delhi - Kanpur Central 440 4.72 93.22

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JN

JN

## Cuttack - Bhubaneswar 28 0.92 30.43

1.The longest run for the train between the two successive halts is

## (c) Kanpur Central - Mughal Sarai JN (d) Balasore - Balasore

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Answer : Option b

Explanation :

With the run is of 440 km, the longest run is between New Delhi - Kanpur

Central.

2. The average speed that the train maintained between two successive

## (a) Kanpur Central - Mughal Sarai JN (b) Mughal Sarai JN - Gaya JN

(c) New Delhi - Kanpur Central (d) Bokaro Steel City - Tatanagar JN

Answer : Option c

Explanation :

The average speed of 93.22 kmph is the highest between New Delhi -

Kanpur Central.

3. The average speed that the train maintained between New Delhi and

## (a) 72 kmph (b) 74 kmph (c) 75 kmph (d) 82 kmph

Answer :

Explanation :

The average speed that the train maintained between New Delhi and

## Bhubaneswar, the train has the longest halt at

(a) Kanpur Central (b) Mughal Sarai JN (c) Tatanagar JN (d) Kharagpur JN

Answer : Option d

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Explanation :

## The train has the longest halt of 15 minutes at Kharagpur JN.

5. The train begins its return journey from Bhubaneswar to New Delhi

Seventeen hours after it has arrived at Bhubaneswar. If the train left New

Delhi on Tuesday on what day will it have returned to New Delhi? (Assume

that on the return journey that train maintains the same average speed as

## (a) Thursday (b) Friday (c) SaturdayAnchor (d) SundayAnchor

Answer : Option b

Explanation :Friday

SET-6

Direction (1-5): Study the following charts and answer the questions that
follow:

## PERSON NO.OF DAYS THEY WORKED

A 4

B 3

C 6

D 7.5

E 6

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## PERCENTAGE OF WORK DONE BY

5 PEOPLE TO COMLETE THE
PROJECT
A-20%
B-10%
C-25%
D-30%
E-15%

1. A and B started doing the work. After 2 days they both left, and C joined the
work. He completed his part of work. Now the remaining work was completed
by F in 7 days. In how many days can F complete whole work?
A) 18 days
B) 16 days
C) 12 days
D) 20 days
E) 10 days

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Option C
Solution:
A does 20% work in 4 days. so 100% work in 100*4/20 = 20 days
Similarly B can complete 100% work in 100*3/10 = 30 days
They worked for 2 days, so did [1/20 + 1/30]*2 = 1/6 work
Now C completed 25% = 1/4 work
So now remaining work = 1 (1/6 + 1/4) = 7/12
F complete 7/12 work in 7 days, so complete work in 12 days

2. G who can complete whole work in 30 days replaced A and did As part of work.
He left and then B also worked for same number of days as G. If remaining
work was completed by M who can do complete work in one-fourth the number
of days in which E can complete the work, then in how many days was the
whole work completed?
A) 22 days
B) 14 days
C) 21 days
D) 18 days
E) 12 days

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Option D
Solution:
As part of work = 20% = 1/5
So G did 1/5 of work,
Whole work in 30 days, s 1/5 work in 1/5 * 30 = 6 days
Now B also worked for 6 days.
B can complete whole work in 30 days, so In 6 days, completed 6/30 = 1/5 of
work
Now remaining work = 1 (1/5 + 1/5) = 3/5 [After G and B did work]
Now E can complete whole work in 40 days [100*6/15]
So M can complete work in 10 days. So completed 3/5 work in 3/5 * 10 = 6
days
So total number of days = 6+6+6 = 18 days

3. All people decided to complete work in less number of days. So they divided the
work equally among themselves. In how many days will the work be completed
this way? (They all worked individually)
A) 25 4/5 days
B) 27 4/5 days
C) 23 5/6 days
D) 24 3/5 days
E) None of these

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Option B
Solution:
5 people equally divided the work so each did 1/5 work now
So A 1/5 work in 4 days as earlier
B == 1/10 work in 3 days , so 1/5 work in 6 days
C == 1/4 work in 6 days , so 1/5 work in 24/5 days
D == 3/10 work in 7.5 days , so 1/5 work in 5 days
E == 3/20 work in 6 days , so 1/5 work in 8 days
So complete work in = 4 + 6 + 24/5 + 5 + 8 = 27.8 days

4. P is 20% more efficient than B and Q is 60% more efficient than C. They
worked together for 5 days and left the work, after which the remaining work
was completed by C and E together. Had all worked together, in how many less
days they could have completed the work?
A) 6 3/13 days
B) 5 days
C) 4 3/5 days
D) 7 days
E) 8 4/11 days

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Option A
Solution:
P and B::
P == 120 : 100 = 6 : 5. So days = 5 : 6
6 = 30, so 1 = 5, so 5 = 25. P can complete work in 25 days
Q and C::
Q == 160 : 100 = 8 : 5. So days = 5 : 8
8 = 24, so 1 = 3, so 5 = 15. Q can complete work in 15 days
They worked for 5 days. So
[1/25 + 1/15]*5 = 8/15 work
Reaming 7/15 by C and E
So [1/24 + 1/40]*x = 7/15
x = 7 days
Total = 5+7 = 12 days
Now had they did work together::
[1/25 + 1/15 + 1/24 + 1/40] = 13/75
So 75/13 days
So less days = 12 75/13 = 81/13 = 6 3/13 days

5. J can complete the whole work in number of days equal to the average of
number of days in which A and B can complete the work. J, C, D, and E all
started the work and after 5 days they were replaced by A and B. A and B
completed the remaining work in how many days?
A) 3 1/5 days
B) 2 2/3 days
C) 1 2/3 days
D) 2 3/5 days
E) 4 2/5 days

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Option A
Solution:
A in 20 days, B in 30 days. So J in (20+30)/2 = 25 days
J, C, D, and E started work::
[1/25 + 1/24 + 1/25 + 1/40]= 11/75. Worked for 5 days so did 11/75 * 5 =
11/15 of work
Remaining work = 4/15
[1/20 + 1/130]*x = 4/15
Solve. x = 48/15 days = 3 1/5 days

SET-7

Directions (1 5): Study the following table carefully and answer the
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The table shows the discount % given by stores on different items. The Market
Price of any article on all stores is same. Some values are missing. Answer the
questions on the basis of given table and information in question.

## 1. If the average SP of article II by in all the stores is Rs 2568, Find the MP of

article II.
A) Rs 3200
B) Rs 4500
C) Rs 3600
D) Rs 4300
E) Rs 4000

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Option C
Solution:
SP by store A = (100-28)/100 * MP = 72% of MP, by B = 82% of MP, by C =
60% of MP
So (72+82+60)/3 * MP/100 = 2568
Solve, MP = Rs 3600

## 2. Difference between SP of article I by stores A and B is Rs 486, Find the SP of

same article by store C.
A) Rs 3506
B) Rs 4005
C) Rs 4808
D) Rs 4104
E) Rs 3205

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Option D
Solution:
Difference in SP = 93% of MP 84% of MP
So 9% of MP = 486
Solve, MP = 5400
So SP by store C = 76% of 5400 = Rs 4104

## 3. Average SP of article III by stores A and B is Rs 3608, by stores B and C is Rs

3300. Find the SP of article III by store C.
A) Rs 2984
B) Rs 3122
C) Rs 3080
D) Rs 2764
E) Rs 3452

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Option C
Solution:
Let x% discount by store B
So [84 + (100-x)]/2*100 * MP = 3608
And [70 + (100-x)]/2*100 * MP = 3300
Put value of (100-x) from 1 equation to another and solve for MP
MP = Rs 4400
So SP by store C = 70/100 * 4400 = Rs 3080

## 4. Store A earned 10% profit by selling product V. If CP of articles at all articles is

same, find the ratio of profits by B and C in selling V.
A) 6 : 15
B) 9 : 16
C) 8 : 15
D) 6 : 13
E) 9 : 14

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Option E
Solution:
MP = x
SP by A = 88% of x
So CP by A = 100/110 * 88/100 *x = 4x/5
Now CP is same
SP by B = 89x/100, so profit of B = 89x/100 4x/5 = 9x/100
SP by C = 94x/100, so profit of B = 94x/100 4x/5 = 14x/100
So required ratio = 9 : 14

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## 5. Ratio of discounts on article IV by stores A and B is 2/3. Difference in SP of

article IV by stores A and C is Rs 432. If SP of article IV by store A is Rs 216
more than that by store B, find the SP of article IV by store C?
A) Rs 2138
B) Rs 2687
C) Rs 2736
D) Rs 2522
E) Rs 2544

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Option C
Solution:
x/18 = 2/3
So discount by A = 12%
Now
88% of MP = 82% of MP + 216
Solve, MP = Rs 3600
Now:
let y% discount by store C
[88 (100-y)]/100 * MP = 432
MP = Rs 3600
Solve, y = 24%
So SP by C = 76% of 3600 = Rs 2736

Directions (6 10): Study the following pie-chart and table carefully and
answer the questions that follow:
Some values are missing. Answer the questions on the basis of given table and
information in question. Speed of stream is same for both upstream and
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6. Time taken to cover the upstream distance on Friday is same as time taken to
cover the downstream distance on Thursday. Total speed of still water on
Thursday and Friday is 10 km/hr. Find the ratio of speed of still water on
Thursday and Friday.
A) 6 : 13
B) 4 : 11
C) 7 : 13
D) 4 : 15
E) 7 : 12

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Option C
Solution:
Distances upstream:
Monday = 18/100 * 150 = 27 km, Tuesday = 12/100 * 150 = 18 km.
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## Wednesday = 39 km, Thursday = 45 km, Friday = 21 km

Similarly Distances downstream:
Monday = 27 km, Tuesday = 45 km. Wednesday = 18 km, Thursday = 36 km,
Friday = 54 km
Let speed of still water upstream on Friday = x, then downstream on Thursday
= (10-x)
Now
21/(x-3) = 36/[(10-x)+2.5)]
Solve, x = 6.5
So required ratio is 3.5 : 6.5 = 7 : 13

7. On Monday, the boat takes a total of 4 hrs 30 minutes to cover both upstream
and downstream distance. Ratio of speed of boat in still water in going
upstream to downstream is 4 : 5. Find the speed of boat in still water while
going downstream.
A) 13 km/hr
B) 15 km/hr
C) 9 km/hr
D) 10 km/hr
E) 12 km/hr

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Option B
Solution:
speeds 4x and 5x
So on Monday
27/(4x-3) + 27/(5x+3) = 9/2
Solve, x = 3
So downstream speed = 5x = 15 km/hr

## 8. On Tuesday, Ratio of speed of boat in still water in going upstream to

downstream is 3 : 8. Also difference in speed of boat in still water in going
upstream and downstream is 5 km/hr. If the total time taken by boat to cover
upstream and downstream distance is 14 hours on Tuesday, find the speed of
stream.
A) 2 km/hr
B) 1 km/hr
C) 3 km/hr
D) 2.5 km/hr
E) 1.5 km/hr

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Option B
Solution:
8x and 3x, Also 8x 3x = 5
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## So x = 1, speeds are 8 and 3 km/hr

So for Tuesday
18/(3-b) + 45/(8+b) = 14
Solve, b = 1 km/hr

## 9. On Wednesday, Ratio of speed of boat in still water in going upstream to

downstream is 4 : 5. The difference between time to cover upstream distance
and downstream distance is 5 hours, find the total time taken to cover
upstream distance and downstream distance.
A) 5 hours
B) 4 hours
C) 7 hours
D) 8 hours
E) 6 hours

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Option D
Solution:
On Wednesday
39/(4x-2) 18/(5x+2) = 10
Solve
Solve, x = 2 km/hr
So required distance :
39/(8-2) + 18/(10+2) = 8 hours

## 10.Time taken to cover the upstream distance on Thursday is 12 hours more

than time taken to cover the downstream distance on Friday. Total speed of still
water on Thursday and Friday is 11 km/hr. Find the ratio of speed of still water
on Thursday and Friday.
A) 6 : 7
B) 4 : 5
C) 7 : 9
D) 5 : 6
E) 7 : 8

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Option D
Solution:
Let speed of still water upstream on Thursday = x, then downstream on Friday
= (11-x)
Now
45/(x-2.5) 54/[(11-x)+3)] = 12
15/(x-2.5) 18/(14-x) = 4
The time is integral value, so by putting values higher than 2.5, x can be found

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