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The average price of 10 books is Rs. 12 while the average price of 8 of these books is Rs. 11.75. Of the remaining two books, if the price of one book is 60% more than the price of the other, what is the pice of each of these two books?

A.

16,12

B.

23,9

C.

8,7

D.

10,16

Answer with explanation

Answer: Option DExplanation

Total pice of the two books = Rs. [(12 x 10) – (11.75 x 8)]

= Rs. (120 – 94) = Rs. 26.

let the price of one book be Rs. x

Then, the price of other book = Rs. (x + 60% of x) = Rs.(x+(3/5)x) = Rs. (8/5)x

So, x+(8/5)x =26 <=> x =10

The prices of the two books are Rs. 10 and Rs. 16

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A.

66 kg

B.

67 kg

C.

68 kg

D.

69 kg

Answer with explanation

Answer: Option BExplanation

Let Arun’s weight by X kg.

According to Arun, 65 < X < 72

According to Arun’s brother, 60 < X < 70.

According to Arun’s mother, X <= 68

The values satisfying all the above conditions are 66, 67 and 68.

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The average weight of 25 boys in a class is 48 kgs. The average weight of the class of 40 students is 45 kgs. What is the average weight of the 15 girls in the class?

A.

42.5 kg

B.

44 kgs

C.

40 kgs

D.

42 kgs

Answer with explanation

Answer: Option CExplanation

Total weight of boys in the class = 25 *48 = 1200 kgs

Total weight of all students in the class = 45 * 40 = 1800 kgs

Total weight of the girls in the class = 1800 – 1200 = 600 kgs

Average weight of girls = = 40 kgs

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Average of 10 matches is 32, How many runs one should score to increase his average by 4 runs

A.

72

B.

80

C.

76

D.

70

Answer with explanation

Answer: Option CExplanation

Average after 11 innings should be 36

So, Required score = (11 * 36) – (10 * 32)

= 396 – 320 = 76

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The average temperature for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday was 40^{o}C. The average for Thursday, Friday and Saturday was 41^{o}C. If temperature on Saturday was 42^{o}C, what was the temperature on Wednesday?

A.

44^{o}C

B.

41^{o}C

C.

39^{o}C

D.

32^{o}C

Answer with explanation

Answer: Option CExplanation

Average temperature for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday = 40^{o}C

Total temperature = 3*40 = 120^{o}C

Average temperature for Thursday, Friday and Saturday = 41^{o}C

Total temperature = 41*3 = 123^{o}C

Temperature on Saturday = 42^{o}C

Now,

(Thursday + Friday + Saturday) – (Wednesday + Thursday + Friday) = 123-120;

Saturday – Wednesday = 3

Wednesday = 42-3 = 39^{o}C.

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A student was asked to find the arithmetic mean of the numbers 3, 11, 7, 9, 15, 13, 8, 19, 17, 21, 14 and x. He found the mean to be 12. What should be the number in place of x ?

A.

9

B.

6

C.

8

D.

7

Answer with explanation

Answer: Option DExplanation

Clearly, we have (3 + 11 + 7 + 9 + 15 + 13 + 8 + 19 + 17 + 21 + 14 + x) / 12 = 12.

or 137 + x = 144 or x = 144 – 137 = 7.

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The average monthly income of P and Q is Rs. 5050. The average monthly income of Q and R is Rs. 6250 and the average monthly income of P and R is Rs. 5200. The monthly income of P is:

A.

4000

B.

5000

C.

4050

D.

3500

Answer with explanation

Answer: Option AExplanation

Let P, Q and R represent their respective monthly incomes. Then, we have:

P + Q = (5050 x 2) = 10100 …. (i)

Q + R = (6250 x 2) = 12500 …. (ii)

P + R = (5200 x 2) = 10400 …. (iii)

Adding (i), (ii) and (iii), we get: 2(P + Q + R) = 33000 or P + Q + R = 16500 …. (iv)

Subtracting (ii) from (iv), we get P = 4000.

P’s monthly income = Rs. 4000.

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The average age of a family of 5 members is 20 years. If the age of the youngest member be 10 years then what was the average age of the family just a day before the birth of the youngest member?

A.

14 years

B.

13.5 years

C.

10 years

D.

12.5 years

Answer with explanation

Answer: Option DExplanation

At present the total age of the family = 5 * 20 = 100

The total age of the family at the time of the birth of the youngest member = [100-10-(10*4)] = 50

Therefore, average age of the family at the time of birth of the youngest member = 50/4 = 12.5.

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A library has an average of 510 visitors on Sundays and 240 on other day. The average number of visitors in a month of 30 days starting with sunday is

A.

290

B.

295

C.

285

D.

280

Answer with explanation

Answer: Option CExplanation

As the month begin with sunday, so there will be five sundays in the month. So result will be

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The mean of 50 observations was 36. It was found later that an observation 48 was wrongly taken as 23. The corrected new mean is :

A.

35

B.

42

C.

36.5

D.

30

Answer with explanation

Answer: Option CExplanation

Correct Sum = (36 * 50 + 48 – 23) = 1825.

Correct mean = = 1825/50 = 36.5

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When a student weighing 45 kgs left a class, the average weight of the remaining 59 students increased by 200g. What is the average weight of the remaining 59 students?

A.

58.2

B.

52.2

C.

56.8

D.

57

Answer with explanation

Answer: Option DExplanation

Let the average weight of the 59 students be A.

Therefore, the total weight of the 59 of them will be 59A.

The questions states that when the weight of this student who left is added, the total weight of the class = 59A + 45

When this student is also included, the average weight decreases by 0.2 kgs.

= A – 0.2

=> 59A + 45 = 60A – 12

=> 45 + 12 = 60A – 59A

=> A = 57.

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The average of four consecutive even numbers is 27. Find the largest of these numbers

A.

34

B.

32

C.

30

D.

28

Answer with explanation

Answer: Option CExplanation

Consider the consecutive even numbers as : x, (x + 2), (x + 4) and (x+ 6)

Simplifying we get, x = 24

Therefore,

Largest number = (x + 6) = (24 + 6) = 30

Smallest number = 24

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