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# Math Section : Multiple Choice Questions

## Miscellaneous

1. Which amongst the following investments has the lowest return?

a. 7% Rs.100 shares at Rs.120
b. 8% Rs.10 shares at 13.50
c. 9% Rs.50 shares at Rs.54

1. a
2. b
3. c
4. a and c

Ans : A

2. The classic problem of a monkey and the greased flag pole . The height of a certain flag pole is 30 feet. Grease is applied to the pole. A monkey attempts to climb the pole. It climbs 3 feet every second but slips down 2 ft in the next second. When will the monkey reach the top of the flag pole?
1. 56 secs
2. 27 secs
3. 60 secs
4. 55 secs

Ans : D

3. How many squares can be formed using the checkered 1 * 1 squares in a normal chessboard?
1. 64
2. 204
3. 1296
4. 65

Ans : B

4. Solve for real 'x' if :
1. x > 9
2. 0 < x < 9
3. x < 0
4. None of these

Ans : B

5. If log 2 = 0. 3010, then find how many digits are contained in the number 256.
1. 15
2. 16
3. 17
4. Cannot be determined

Ans : C

6. A gentleman buys every year Bank's cash certifisates of value exceeding the last year's purchase by Rs. 300. After 20 years, he finds that the total value of the certifisates purchased by him is Rs. 83,000. Find the value of the certificates purchased by him in the 13th year.
1. Rs. 4900
2. Rs. 6900
3. Rs. 1300
4. None of these.

Ans : A

7. From the following choices what is the equation of a line whose x intercept is half as that of the line 3x + 4y = 12 and y intercept is twice as that of the same line.
1. 3x + 8y = 24
2. 8x + 3y = 24
3. 16x + 3y = 24
4. 3x + y = 6

Ans : D

8. Pipe A can fill a tank completely in 5 hours. However, on account of a leak at the bottom of the tank, it takes 3 more hours to fill the tank. How long will the leak take to empty a full tank, when pipe A is shut?
1. 13 hours 20 minutes
2. 7.5 hours
3. 14 hours 40 minutes
4. None of these

Ans : A

9. The sum of the first 50 terms common to the series 15,19,23 ... and 14,19,24 ... is
1. 25450
2. 24550
3. 50900
4. Cannot be determined

Ans : A

10. For what values of 'x' will the function be defined in the real domain?
1. -10 < x < 4
2. 4 < x < 10
3. x does not lie between the closed interval 10 and 4
4. x does not lie between the open interval 4 and 10

Ans : D

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