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# Quantitative Section : Quantitative Ability

Below are a few questions on Multiple Choice. Choose the correct answer from the following questions

1. If a/b = 0.625, then b/a is equal to which of the following?

1. 1.50
2. 2.67
3. 2.80
4. 3.53
5. 4.85

Explanation: Make the base on both sides of the equation the same. 81 is similar as 34. So 34x  = 34, which means that x = 1

2. If x - 3 = 3 (1 - x), then what is the value of x?

1. 0.33
2. 0.57
3. 1.40
4. 1.97
5. 2.15

Explanation: The fraction b/a is a reciprocal of a/b. To find the numerical value of b/a, just flip the numerical value of a/b, which is 0.625. Your calculation will tell you that 1/0.625 = 1.6.

3. Points A, B C and D are arranged in a line in the same order. If AC = 13, BD = 14 and AD = 21 then BC =

1. 12
2. 9
3. 8
4. 6
5. 3

Explanation: To solve the problem algebraically isolate x one step at a time. First multiply through by 3 on the right, x - 3 = 3 - 3x. Next add 3x to each side and then add 3 to each side to get 4x = 6. Divide each side by 4 to get x = 6/4 or 1.5

4. The distance between the points (-3, 5) and (-3, -12) is

1. √13
2. 48
3. 8
4. 17
5. √50

Explanation: Notice that the x coordinate in both points is the same. So you just have to find the difference in the y coordinates. The difference is 5 - (-12) = 17

5. If the cube root of the square root of a number is 2, what is the number?

1. 19
2. 64
3. 148
4. 286
5. 1,094

Explanation: Translate the whole into math's 3√x = 2. Now take away. First cube both sides. √x = 8. Now square both sides; x = 64

6. From a pack of 52 cards find the number of ways in which

1. A ruler or the queen can be drawn
2. Both a ruler and the Queen can be drawn

1. 18 ways
2. 25 ways
3. 16 ways
4. 23 ways
5. 85 ways

Explanation: A ruler can be drawn in 4 dissimilar ways. A queen can be drawn in 4 different ways. By fundamental principle of addition a ruler or a queen can be drawn in 4 + 4 = 8 ways. By fundamental principles of multiplication a ruler and queen can be drawn in 4 * 4 = 16 ways

7. How many words can be made with the letters of the word Mathematics? In how many of them do the vowels occur together?

1. 120960 ways
2. 125789 ways
3. 147874 ways
4. 568784 ways
5. 789654 ways

Explanation: Total alphabets is equal to 11, M, A, T Occur twice. Total arrangements is equal to 11 (2/2/2) = 4989600. Treat the four vowels A, A, E and I as one unit. This with remaining 7 letters of which two are repeated can be arranged among themselves in 4/2 ways. Therefore total number of ways = (8/2/2) (4/2) = 120960

8. Twenty people are invited to a party. In how many ways can they and the host be seated at a rounded table? In how many of these ways will two particular people be seated on either sides of the host.

1. 21 ways
2. 18 ways
3. 15 ways
4. 23 ways
5. 85 ways

Explanation: There are 20 + 1 = 21 people to be seated at the table. Fixing the seat of one person the remaining twenty can be seated in twenty ways. Two particular can  sit on both sides of the host in 2 ways. Remaining 18 can arrange themselves in 18 ways. Therefore the answer is 18.

9. Ten different letters are given. Words with five letters are to be formed from these given letters. Find the number of words which have at least one letter repeated

1. 69760
2. 45123
3. 78541
4. 12365
5. 78954

Explanation: When there is no repetition of alphabets. Total number of words with 5 letters = 10p5 = 30240. When any alphabet is repeated any number of times, total number of words = 105

Therefore required numbers of words = 100000 - 30240 = 69760

10. A photograph of 4 players is to be taken from 11 players of a cricket team. How many different photographs can be taken if the captain and vice captain have to be present in each photograph

1. Must be included
2. Are never included

1. 568
2. 864
3. 125
4. 478
5. 899

Explanation: Two players can be chosen in 9c2 ways.

1. Total number of photographs = 9c2 * 4 = 864
2. Total number of photographs is equal to 9p4

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