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Analytical Section : Analytical Reasoning

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Questions 36 - 40

Daniel works certain hours a day and rests for some time. Suppose he works for m hours and rests for n hours. He continues with this pattern for a week and then reverses his work and rest hours in the next week. This is repeated until four weeks. Every fifth week he follows a different pattern. When Daniel works for more hours than he rests, his per hour income is twice of the amount what he earns when he works less. Here is a table showing his daily working hours for the weeks numbered from 1 to 13.

 First weekFifth weekNinth weekThirteenth week
Rest234-
Work5768

Note: There are 6 working days in a week and there a month consists of four weeks.

36. What will be Daniel's salary for the first month, if he is paid $20 per hour in the first week?

  1. $ 1760
  2. $ 1440
  3. $ 1320
  4. $ 1680
  5. $ 1900

Correct answer: a

37. What will be Daniel's average monthly salary at the end of the first four months?

  1. $ 1780
  2. $ 2040
  3. $ 1830
  4. $ 1680
  5. $ 1200

Correct answer: d

38. The new senior manager James stipulated that $ 5 will be deducted for every hour of rest and $ 25 will be paid per hour of work from the starting of the ninth week. According to this plan, what will be the change in Daniel's salary for the third month?

Note: starting from the ninth week, the hourly deductions are constant for all weeks

  1. $ 540
  2. $ 480
  3. $ 240
  4. $ 120
  5. $ 150

Correct answer: a

39. Referring to the data mentioned in the above table, what will be the Daniel's total earning at the end of sixteen weeks?

  1. $ 7200
  2. $ 7800
  3. $ 8400
  4. $ 9600
  5. $ 10,000

Correct answer: a

40. Nicholas has planned to make rice for the dinner party. It takes 30 minutes to cook 1 kg of rice in an induction cooker. But, Nicholas has to prepare 5 kg of rice for the guests. How much time will it take to cook 5 kg of rice in the same induction cooker?

  1. 40 minutes
  2. 80 minutes
  3. 120 minutes
  4. 160 minutes
  5. 200 minutes

Correct answer: a

Explanation:

It will take the same amount of time i.e. 30 minutes to cook 5 kg of rice using the same induction cooker irrespective of the value of n.

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