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-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 050

-----------------------------------------------------Each question is followed by two statements X and Y. Answer each question using the following
instructions:
Choose 1
Choose 2
Choose 3
Choose 4
Choose 5

if the question can be answered by X only


if the question can be answered by Y only
if the question can be answered by either X or Y
if the question can be answered by both X and Y
if the question can not be answered by combining X and Y also

If 1 < a < 2 and k is an integer, then what is [ak/(2 - a)], where [x] denotes the greatest integer not
larger than x.
(X) [a[k/(2 - a)] + a/2] = p
(Y) [a[k/(2 - a)] + (a+1)/2] = q and k is even
-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 049
-----------------------------------------------------Two budding MBAs who are also mathematicians, Srikar and arbit_rageur, play a game. The
computer selects some secret positive integer N < 60 (both Srikar and arbit_rageur know that , but
that they don't know what the value of N is). The computer tells Srikar the unit digit of N, and it tells
arbit_rageur the number of divisors of N. Then, Srikar and arbit_rageur have the following dialogue:
Srikar: I don't know what N is, and I'm sure that you don't know either. However, I know that N is
divisible by at least two different primes.
arbit_rageur: Oh, then I know what the value of N is.
Srikar: Now I also know what N is.
Assuming that both Srikar and arbit_rageur speak truthfully and to the best of their knowledge, how
many possible values of N are there?
(a)0

(b) 1

(c) 2

(d) 3

(e) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 048


-----------------------------------------------------Katrina walks down an up-escalator and counts 150 steps. Priyanka walks up the same escalator and
counts 75 steps. Katrina takes three times as many steps in a given time as Priyanka. How many steps
are visible on the escalator?
(a) 105

(b) 150

(c) 135

(d) 120

(e) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 047


-----------------------------------------------------The number of real roots of the equation |1 - |x|| - (1.01)^(1.01x) = 0 is/are
(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 0

(e) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 046


-----------------------------------------------------Let ABCD be a rectangle and E be a point beyond C on AC extended. If < DEB = < CBE, and AB/BC = 3,
then BE/CE equals
(1) 3: 2

(2) 2: 1

(3) 2 + 1: 3

(4) 4: 5 + 1

(5) 3+1: 2

-------------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 045


-------------------------------------------------------Let F be be mini 4X4 chessboard => it has 16 fields in all. In how many ways is it possible to select two
fields of F such that the midpoint of the segment joining the centres of the two fields should also be the
centre of a field?
(1) 15

(2) 18

(3) 24

(4) 32

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 044


-----------------------------------------------------The question is followed by two statements X and Y. Answer using the following instructions:
Choose 1
Choose 2
Choose 3
Choose 4
Choose 5

if the question can be answered by X only


if the question can be answered by Y only
if the question can be answered by either X or Y
if the question can be answered by both X and Y
if the question can be answered by neither X and Y

Two vessels A and B having different capacities are partly filled with spirit of different
concentrations. If the content of A is poured into vessel B till it is full, then the % concentration of B
increases by 5%. Is the difference in concentrations of spirits in containers more than 5%?
(X) initial level of spirit B is greater than that in A
(Y) If the content of B is poured into vessel A till it is full, then the % concentration of A decreases by
10%
-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 043
-----------------------------------------------------Consider two cones of heights 1 and 8 units having the same base radii. It is found that their height is
increased by x keeping their vertex angle unchanged, their volume becomes equal. Then x equals
(1) 2/3

(2) 4/3

(3) 8/3

(4) 16/3

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 042


-----------------------------------------------------Each question is followed by two statements X and Y. Answer each question using the following
instructions:
Choose 1
Choose 2
Choose 3
Choose 4
Choose 5

if the question can be answered by X only


if the question can be answered by Y only
if the question can be answered by either X or Y
if the question can be answered by both X and Y
if the question can be answered by neither X and Y

For positive reals x, y, z, Is 1/x + 1/y + 1/z <= 1?


(X) For every quadrilateral with sides a, b, c, d, x.a^2 + y.b^2 + z.c^2 > d^2
(Y) x + y + z >= x.y.z
-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 041
-----------------------------------------------------N people vote for one of 27 candidates. Each candidate's vote % is atleast one less than his/her number
of votes. What is the smallest possible value of N?
(a) 108

(b) 127

(c) 134

(d) 162

(e) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 040


-----------------------------------------------------Two cars A and B started from P and Q respectively towards each other at the same time. Car A was
travelling at a speed of 54km/h but due to some problem reduced its speed by 1/3rd after travelling for
60 minutes. Car B was travelling at a speed of 36km/h. Had the technical problem in car A had arisen
30 minutes later, they would have met at a distance which is (1/30*PQ) more than towards Q than
where they met earlier(PQ > 120km). Anothet car C starts from P, 90 minutes after car B started at Q,
and car C travels towards Q with a speed of 36km/h, at what distance from P will cars B and C meet?
(a) 63 km (b) 48 km (c) 40.5 km (d) none of the foregoing
-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 039
-----------------------------------------------------Let f(k) be defined on integer k as f(k) = [k](3) + [2k](5) + [3k](7) - 6k,

where [k](2n+1) denotes the multiple of (2n+1) closest to k. How many values can f(k) assume?
(1) 4

(2) 7

(3) 10

(4) 13

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 038


-----------------------------------------------------Let |2x-1| - 3|x+1| = a has two real solutions p and q satisfying 2 <= |p-q| <= 10, then Max(a) - Min(a)
equals
(a) 19/3

(b) 15/2

(c) 35/6

(d) 11/2

(e) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 037


-----------------------------------------------------Pavan had 6 friends in a B-school. At a certain restaurant, he met each of them 12 times, every 2 of
them 6 times, every 3 of them 4 times, every 4 of them 3 times, every 5 twice and all 6 only once. Pavan
had dined out alone 8 times without meeting any of them. How many times had he dined out
altogether?
(1) 36

(2) 22

(3) 32

(4) 26

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 036


-----------------------------------------------------In a triangle ABC, AB = AC, <A = 80 and S is the circumcentre. Bisectors of angles ACS and ABS meet
BS and CS respectively at X and Y. Then < AXY equals
(1) 20

(2) 40

(3) 50

(4) 60

(5) 100

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 035


-----------------------------------------------------The number of ordered (x, y) such that 1/x + 1/y = 1/20 is
(1) 1

(2) 3

(3) 5

(4) 7

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 034


-----------------------------------------------------In how many ways can the letters of the word JUPITER be arranged in a row so that the vowels appear
in alphabetic order?
(1) 736

(2) 768

(3) 792

(4) 840

(5) 876

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 033


-----------------------------------------------------Garibchand decided to sell 89 articles (of same kind). After achieving break even (on exact no. of
articles), he decided to give 10% discount and when he achieved exact 10% profit, he decided to give
20% discount. Garibchand sold all articles with 20% net profit. Had he not given discount, he would
have made profit of
(1)23.6%

(2) 25.3%

(3) 27.8%

(4) 29.2%

(5) 31.4%

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 032


-----------------------------------------------------If r is the root of f(x) = x^4 + ax^3 - 6x^2 - ax + 1 = 0, then which among the following is also a root of f
(x) = 0?
(1) -1/r

(2) (1+r)/(1-r)

(3) (r-1)/(r+1)

(4) All of these

(5) Exactly two of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 031


-----------------------------------------------------Consider a rectangular purse of dimension 8 cm X 9 cm. What could be the maximum radius of two
identical coins which can be completely put inside the purse without overlapping?

(1) 2 cm

(2) 2.25 cm

(3) 2.5 cm

(4) 2.75 cm

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 030


-----------------------------------------------------A cylinder of radius 6 cm and height 33 cm is inscribed inside a cube such that the axis of cylinder
is along a diagonal of the cube. The length of side of the cube is
(1) 6 cm

(2) 7 cm

(3) 8 cm

(4) 9 cm

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 029


-----------------------------------------------------Each question is followed by two statements X and Y. Answer each question using the following
instructions:
Choose 1
Choose 2
Choose 3
Choose 4
Choose 5

if the question can be answered by X only


if the question can be answered by Y only
if the question can be answered by either X or Y
if the question can be answered by both X and Y
if the question can be answered by neither X and Y

Let x and y be positive real numbers. Is x^2 + y^2 < 1?


(X) y^3 + y <= x - x^3
(Y) |x| + |y| < 2 and |x| < 1 and |y| < 1
-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 028
-----------------------------------------------------The sum of all the divisors of 19^88 - 1 which are of the form (2^a).(3^b) with a, b > 0 is
(1) 168

(2) 224

(3) 360

(4) 744

(5) 1080

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 027


-----------------------------------------------------Vineet has Rs 600 with him. Each day he buys either beer for Rs 100 or vodka for Rs 200 or whisky for
Rs 200. In how many ways can Vineet spend all his money?
(1) 20

(2) 24

(3) 30

(4) 32

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 026


-----------------------------------------------------Let ABCD be a rectangle with AB = a, and BC = b. Suppose x is the length of the radius of the circle
passing through A and B and touching CD, and y be the length of the circle passing through B and C
and touching AD. If x + y k.(a+b) for all a and b, then k =
(1) 3/2

(2) 5/8

(3) 1/2

(4) 1/2

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 025


-----------------------------------------------------In a test taken by 100 students, 60 cleared cut-off in DI, 44 cleared cut-off in mathematics, 38 cleared
cut-off in English and 27 students cleared cut-off in GK. 20 students cleared cut-off in all 4 sections.
How many maximum students could have failed to clear the cut-off in all four sections?
(1) 38

(2) 41

(3) 47

(4) 50

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 024


-----------------------------------------------------The number of those subsets of {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} such that the equation x+y = 7 has no solution in it is
(1) 18

(2) 21

(3) 27

(4) 36

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 023


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(5) none of these

ABCD is a square, point E is inside triangle ACD and point F is inside triangle ACB. < EAF = <ECF =
45. If DE = 3, and BF = 4, then EF equals
(1) 5

(2) 23

(3) 7/2

(4) 24/7

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 022


-----------------------------------------------------Let a sequence S(n) be defined for positive integers n such that S(0) = 1 and S(1) = 1. If S(n+2) = 2S(n
+1) + S(n), and S(n+1)/S(n) approaches a finite number R as n -> Infinity, then R equals
(1) 2 + 1

(2) 5/2

(3) 5

(4) 33/2

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 021


-----------------------------------------------------A point at the intersection of two or more grid lines is called a lattice point. S is a 5 x 5 array of lattice
points. How many squares have their vertices in S?
(1) 30

(2) 36

(3) 44

(4) 50

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 020


-----------------------------------------------------For all integers x, y, f(x, y) is defined as f(x+2, y+1) = f(f(x+1, y), f(x, y)) and f(x+1, 0) = f(x, 1), then f(f
(2, 3), f(2, 2)) =
(1) f(4, 5)

(2) f(3, 3)

(3) f(3, 4)

(4) f(4, 3)

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 019


-----------------------------------------------------The question is followed by two statements X and Y. Answer each question using the following
instruction:
Choose 1
Choose 2
Choose 3
Choose 4
Choose 5

if the question can be answered by X only


if the question can be answered by Y only
if the question can be answered by either X or Y
if the question can be answered by both X and Y
if the question can be answered by neither X nor Y

The positive integers are such that p < q r < s < 100, ps = qr and s - p 1. What is the value of p?
(X) The last digit of s is either 1, 2 or 3
(Y) 50 < p and r < 90
-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 018
-----------------------------------------------------Two spherical balls lie on the ground touching. If one of the balls has a radius of 8 cm, and the point of
contact is 10 cm above the ground, what is the radius of the other ball?
(1) 18 cm

(2) 40/3 cm

(3) 25/2 cm

(4) 13 cm

(5) none of the these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 017


-----------------------------------------------------Let R(x) be the remainder when x^16 + x^8 + x^6 + x^4 + x^2 + 1 is divided by x^3 - 1. Let D(x) be the
divisor (less than degree 4) of x^6 + 4x^3 + 8. Then which among the following is true?
(1) The sum of the coefficients of R(x) and D(x) is equal
(2) The sum of the absolute value of coefficients of R(x) and D(x) is equal
(3) R(x) > D(x) for all non-positive x
(4) at least 2 of the above
(5) none of the above
-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 016
-----------------------------------------------------A PaGal is stationed at C, 60 meters directly west of a CAT located at M. The CAT is trying to

escape running at 7m/s in a direction 30 degrees east of north. The PaGal an expert in geometry runs
at
13m/s in a suitable straight line path that will intercept the CAT as quickly as possible.
Then which among is following is true?
(1) It takes 15/2 seconds for the PaGaL to catch CAT
(2) If CAT chooses a different direction to escape, irrespective of the direction, all interception
points lie on a circle.
(3) If the CAT is intercepted after running a distance of x meters in a particular direction and
if the mouse had been intercepted after it had run a distance of y meters in the opposite
direction then min (x+y) is 1430
(4) All of the above
(5) Exactly 2 of the above
-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 015
-----------------------------------------------------How many (a, b, c) satisfy log(2ab) = loga*logb, log(bc) = logb*logc, log(2ac) = loga*logc ?
(1) none

(2) 1

(3) 2

(4) 4

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 014


-----------------------------------------------------Let x be the number of base systems in which the largest 3 digit perfect square in base 6 can be
represented as a 2 digit number. Then x in base 7 is a
(1) odd but not prime
(2) prime
square
(5) none of these

(3) even and perfect square

(4) even but not perfect

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 013


-----------------------------------------------------Let x and y be positive real numbers such that x^3 + y^3 = 4x^2. A is the maximum value of x + y.
Let a, b, c be real such that a+b+c = 5 and ab + bc + ca = 3. B is the largest possible value of c.
Then A + B lies in the range
(1) [7, 8)

(2) [8, 9)

(3) [9, 10)

(4) [10, 11)

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 012


-----------------------------------------------------Let ABC be a triangle and D and E be internal points on AB and AC respectively. The segment s joining
BE and CD divide the triangle into 4 regions. If all the 4 regions have equal area then the triangle ABC
is
(1) not possible
none of these

(2) obtuse-angled

(3) equilateral

(4) isosceles with < A = 36

(5)

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 011


-----------------------------------------------------How many eight letter words exist that are composed of Xs and Ys, and which contain neither three
consecutive Xs nor three consecutive Ys?
(1) 74

(2) 66

(3) 76

(4) 68

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 010


-----------------------------------------------------The total ordered pair of positive integers (p, q) such that the roots of equations x^2 -px + p + q - 3 = 0
and x^2 -qx + p + q - 3 = 0 are also positive integers are
(1) 2

(2) 3

(3) 4

(4) 6

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 009


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A shokeeper sells 2 different brands of an article, one for Rs 10 and other for Rs 12 each. One day he
left the shop in the hands of his management graduate son who confused the two brands and sold
them at each other's price. Due to this, the shopkeeper lost Rs 40 which amounted to 10% fall in his
expected profit. If shopkeeper's expected profit was one among 10%, 15%, 20%, or 25% then
(1) the number of cheaper brand sold at higher cost was 60
(2) the expected profit was 20%
(3) if the profit per article of expensive brand is 40 paise more than that of cheaper brand => the least
number of articles of expensive brand he had to sell to recover his loss would be 34
(4) at least two of the foregoing
(5) none of the foregoing
-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 008
-----------------------------------------------------Let S be the set of first 14 natural numbers. A special subset of S is a subset S' which satisfies the
following three properties
a) S' has exactly 8 elements
b) If x belonging to S is even, then x is in S' if and only if x/2 is in S'
c) If y belonging to S is odd, then y is in S' if and only if (y+15)/2 is in S'
Let X denotes elements of S that cannot be the part of special subset. Then n(X) (i.e. number of
elements in X) equals
(1)2

(2) 3

(3) 5

(4) 6

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 007


-----------------------------------------------------In a quadrilateral ABCD sides AB and CD are equal with <A = 150, <B = 44, and <C = 72.
Perpendicular bisector of the segment AD meets meets the sides BC at point X. Then m(<AXD) is
(1) 42

(2) 58

(3) 64

(4) 78

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 006


-----------------------------------------------------In a soccer tournament n teams play against one another exactly once. The win fetches 3 points, draw
1 each and loss 0. After all the matches were played, it was noticed that the top team had unique
number of maximum points and unique least number of wins. What can be the minimum possible
value of n?
(1) 5

(2) 6

(3) 7

(4) 8

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 005


-----------------------------------------------------A particle moves around a circle (once) such that its displacement from the initial point in given time
t is t(6-t) meters where t is the time in seconds after the start. The time in which it completes one-sixth
of the distance is
(1) 0.60 s

(2) 0.88 s

(3) 1 s

(4) 1.12 s

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 004


-----------------------------------------------------N students are seated at desks in an m x n array, where m, n >= 3. Each student shakes hands with the
students who are adjacent horizontally, vertically or diagonally. If there are 81 handshakes, what is
N?
(1) 28

(2) 27

(3) 30

(4) 25

(5) 24

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 003


-----------------------------------------------------Let f(x) be a function such that f(x).f(y) - f(xy) = 3(x+y+2). Then f(3) (equals )
(1) can not be determined

(2) 7

(3) -8

(4) either 7 or -8

(5) none of these

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 002


-----------------------------------------------------Consider a string of n 7s, 7777....77, into which + signs are inserted to produce an arithmetic
expression. For example, 7 + 777 + 7 = 791 could be obtained from five 7s in this way. For how many
values of n is it possible to insert + signs so that the resulting expression has value 7000?
(1) 105

(2) 106

(3) 108

(4) 109

(5) 111

-----------------------------------------------------Quantitative Question # 001


-----------------------------------------------------Let the sum S = 20 of four natural numbers a, b, c, d be such that a(a+1) + b(b+1) + c(c+1) + d(d+1) =
312. Which among the a, b, c, d is/are uniquely determinable ?
(1) None if a = b
foregoing

(2) Atleast 2 if a b

(3) All if a > b

(4) All of the foregoing

(5) Exactly 2 of the