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1. A reduction of 20% percent in the price of rice enables a housewife to buy 5 kg more for rupees 1200. The reduced price per kg of rice
a. 36
b. 45
c. 48
d. 60
e. None of these
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2. The population of a village has increased annually at the rate of 20%. If at the end of 3 years it is 21600, the population in the beginning of the first year?
a. 10000
b. 12500
c. 15000
d. 17500
e. None of these
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3. 12 percent of the voters in an election did not cast their votes. In this election there are only two candidates. The winner by obtaining 45% of the total votes and defeated his rival by 2000 votes. The total number of votes in the election
a. 50000
b. 75000
c. 100000
d. 125000
e. None of these
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4. A number is first decreased by 25%. The decreased number is then increased by 20%. The resulting number is less than the original number by 40. Then the original number is –
a. 100
b. 200
c. 300
d. 400
e. None of these
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5. The number of seats in a cinema hall is decreased by 8% and also the price of the ticket is increased by 4 percent. What is the effect on the revenue collected?
a. increase 4.32%
b. decrease 4.32%
c. increase 3.32 %
d. decrease 3.32%
e. None of these
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6. A man spends 60% of his income. His income is increased by 20% and his expenditure also increases by 10%. Find the percentage decrease in his saving?
a. 10%
b. 15%
c. 20%
d. 25%
e. None of these
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7. Weights of two friends A and B are in the ratio of 1:2. A’s weight increases by 20% and the total weight of A and B together becomes 60 kg, with an increase of 30%. By what percent the weight of B increase?
a. 30%
b. 35%
c. 40%
d. 45%
e. None of these
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8. The marked price of an article is 20% higher than the cost price. A discount of 20% is given on the marked price. In this transaction the seller
a. bears no loss no profit
b. losses 4%
c. gain 4%
d. losses 1%
e. None of these
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9. When the price of rice is increased by 30 percent, a family reduces its consumption such that the expenditure is only 20 percent more than before. If 50 kg of rice is consumed by family before, then find the new consumption of family (approx.)
a. 43kg
b. 44kg
c. 45kg
d. 46kg
e. None of these
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10. A man has 4000 rupees in his account two years ago. In the first year he deposited 20 percent of the amount in his account. In the next year he deposited 10 percent of the increased amount in the account. Find the total amount in the account of the person after 2 years.
a. 6650
b. 5280
c. 5740
d. 5840
e. None of these
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11. In an election contested by two parties A and B, party A secured 25 percent of the total votes more than Party B. If party B gets 15000 votes. By how much votes does party B loses the election?
a. 8000
b. 10000
c. 12000
d. 15000
e. None of these
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12. A vendor sells 50 percent of apples he had and throws away 20 percent of the remainder. Next day he sells 60 percent of the remainder and throws away the rest. What percent of his apples does the vendor throw?
a. 20%
b. 22%
c. 24%
d. 26%
e. None of these
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13. 40% of the women are above 30 years of age and 80 percent of the women are less than or equal to 50 years of age. 20 percent of all women play basketball. If 30 percent of the women above the age of 50 plays basketball, what percent of players are less than or equal to 50 years?
a. 50%
b. 60%
c. 70%
d. 80%
e. None of these
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14. Alisha goes to a supermarket and bought things worth rupees 60, out of which 40 paise went on sales tax. If the tax rate is 10 percent, then what was the cost of tax free items?
a. 54.60
b. 55.60
c. 56.60
d. 57.60
e. None of these
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15. 60 percent of the employees of a company are women and 75% of the women earn 20000 or more in a month. Total number of employees who earns more than 20000 per month in the company is 60 percent of the total employees. What fraction of men earns less than 20000 per month?
a. 5/8
b. 5/7
c. 1/5
d. ¾
e. None of these
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16. In a library, 30% of the books are in History  50% of the remaining are in English and 40% of the remaining are in German. The remaining 4200 books are in regional languages. What is the total number of books in library?
a. 10000
b. 15000
c. 20000
d. 25000
e.None of these
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17. A got 30% of the maximum marks in an examination and failed by 10 marks. However, B who took the same examination got 40% of the total marks and got 15 marks more than the passing marks. What were the passing marks in the examination?
a. 65
b. 75
c. 80
d. 90
e. None of these
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18. The population of a town is 15000. It increases by 10 percent in the first year and 20 percent in the second year. But in the third year it decreases by 10 percent. What will be the population after 3 years.
a. 16820
b. 15820
c. 17820
d. 19820
e. None of these
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19. 30 litre of solution contains alcohol and water in the ratio 2:3. How much alcohol must be added to the solution to make a solution containing 60% of alcohol?
a. 10
b. 12
c. 14
d. 15
e. None of these
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20. 2000 sweets need to be distributed equally among the school students in such a way that each student gets sweet equal to 20% of total students. Then the number of sweets, each student gets.
a. 50
b. 100
c. 120
d. 150
e. None of these
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21. In a class of 60 students , 40% of the students passed in Reasoning, 5% of the students failed in Quants and Reasoning, and 20% of the students passed in both the subjects. Find the number of student passed only in Quants?
a. 17
b. 33
c. 23
d. 37
e. None of these
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22. The maximum marks per paper in 3 subjects in Mathematics , Physics and Chemistry are set in the ratio 1 : 2 : 3 respectively. Giri obtained 40% in Mathematics, 60% in Physics and 35% in Chemistry papers. What is overall percentage marks did he get overall?
a. 44%
b. 32%
c. 50%
d. 60%
d. None of these
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23. In an examination, 50% of the students passed in Science and 75% passed in Social, while 20% students failed in both the subjects. If 270 students passed in both subjects, find the total number of students who appeared in the exam?
a. 400
b. 540
c . 600
e.None of these
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24. Fresh fruits contain 75% while dry fruits contain 20% water. If the weight of dry fruits is 300 kg, what was its total weight when it was fresh?
a. 900kg
b. 850kg
c. 920kg
d. 960kg
e.None of these
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25. In a college election 35% voted for Person A, whereas 42% voted for Person B. The remaining people were not vote to any person. If the difference between those who vote for Person B in the election and those who are uncertain was 570, how many people are participated in the college election?
a. 1500
b. 2000
c. 2100
e. None of these
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26. In a factory there are three types of bulbs L1, L2 and L3 which produces 20%, 15% and 32% of the total products respectively. L1, L2 and L3 produces 3%, 7% and 2% defective products, respectively. Find the percentage of non-defective products ?
a. 46%
b. 30%
c. 53%
d. 64%
e. None of these
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27. In a class of 500 students ,65% are boys. 20% of the girls and 40% of the boys failed the exam.Find the of students in the school passed the exam?
a. 335
b. 270
c. 400
d. 362
e. None of these
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28. The population of village increases at the rate of 6% per annum. There is an additional increase of 2% in the population due to rural development .Therefore the percentage increase in the population after 2 years will be
a. 15.46%
b. 16.64%
c. 14.46%
d. 12.56%
e. None of these
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29. The total salary of Guagn and Harish in an organization is Rs 30000. If the salary of Guganincrease by 5% and salary of Harish increase by 7%, then their total salary would increase to Rs 31800. Find the salary of Harish ?
a. Rs.10,000
b. Rs.15,000
c. Rs.18,000
d. Rs.12,000
e. None of these
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30. In an examination 70% candidates passed in prelims and 55% candidates passed in Mains. If 62% candidates passed in both these subjects, then what per cent of candidates failed in both the exams?
a. 37%
b. 26%
c. 43%
d. 15%
e. None of these
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31. In a class, 60% of the students are boys and in an examination, 80% of the girls scored more than 40 marks(Maximum Marks:150). If 60% of the total students scored more than 40 marks in the same exam, what is the fraction of the boys who scored 40 marks or less.
A. 8/15
B. 7/15
C. 4/5
D. 1/5
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32. In an election 10% of the voters on the voters’ list did not cast votes and 60 voters cast their ballot papers blank. There were only two candidates. The winner was supported by 47% of all voters in the list and he got 308 votes more than his rival. The number of voters on the list was:
A. 3600
B. 6200
C. 4575
D. 6028
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33. Deepak was to get a 50% hike in his pay but the computer operator wrongly typed the figure as 80% and printed the new pay slip. He received this revised salary for three months before the organization realized the mistake. What percentage of his correct new salary will get in the fourth month, if the excess paid to him in the previous three months is to be deducted from his fourth month?
A. 30%
B. 40%
C. 45%
D. 25%
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34. The prices of two articles are in the ratio 3 : 4. If the price of the first article be increased by 10% and that of the second by Rs. 4, the original ratio remains the same. The original price of the second article is
A. Rs.40
B. Rs.35
C. Rs.10
D. Rs.30
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35. The ratio of the number of boys and girls in a school is 3:2. If 20% of the boys and 25% of the girls are scholarship holders, the percentage of the students who are not scholarship holders is
A. 30%
B. 60%
C. 75%
D. 78%
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