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CAT : PROBLEM SOLVING - PERCENTAGES - June 20th, 2007

Hey, MPians............ I'm back with CAT threads again.............

Please post ur answers as well as put ur questions here also, especially for CAT 2007 aspirants...............

PERCENTAGES

1. Ryan’s stock of goods is worth \$ 9462, which is 15 % more than Harland’s, and 15 % less than Lambert’s. What is the value of stock carried by Harland and Lambert respectively?

1] \$ 8218, \$ 10032
2] \$ 1419, \$ 10881
3] \$ 8042, \$ 10881
4] \$ 8228, \$ 11132

2. An electrical contractor purchases a certain amount of wire, 10 % of which was stolen. After using 85 % of the remainder, he had 47m and 25 cm of wire left. How much wire did he purchase?

1] 325m
2] 350m
3] 96m
4] 103m

3. The population of two parts of a town i.e. the upper and the lower parts of a town were equal. After the former had fallen 20 per cent, the total number of inhabitants was 39390. What was the population of each part at first?

1] 32825
2] 20200
3] 21435
4] 76810

4. A fraction in reduced form is such that when it is squared and then the numerator is reduced by 100/3 % and the denominator is reduced by 20%, its result is twice the original fraction. The sum of the numerator and the denominator is :-

1] 8
2] 17
3] 13
4] None of these

5. Which of the following statement/s is/are true?

I – If two numbers are such that one is 25 % more than the second then the sum of the two numbers is nine times that of the difference of the two numbers.

II – If 56 % of a number A is 24 % of another number B then 49 % of A is 21 % of B.

III – If 7/11 x is same as 2/9 y, then 81 % of x is same as 188/7 of y.

1] Only I.
2] Only III.
3] Only I and II.
4] Only II and III.

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 (2 (permalink)) ed1968   Management Paradise Newbie  Institute: PES Status: Offline Posts: 111 Join Date: Feb 2009 Re: CAT : PROBLEM SOLVING - PERCENTAGES - February 12th, 2009 nice post......................... dude nice work but the answers could be helpfull Friends: (0)
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 (3 (permalink)) kmaheshkumar18    Institute: cvr COLLEGE OF eNGINEERING Status: Offline Posts: 1 Join Date: Apr 2009 Re: CAT : PROBLEM SOLVING - PERCENTAGES - April 23rd, 2009 nice work friend here are my answers please tell me whethe i am correct or not.... 1)1 2)2 3)3 4)didn't get 5)3 Please give a clue for 4th problem.. thanks.. keep up the good work going.... Friends: (0)
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 (4 (permalink)) surajissun    Institute: bcollege Status: Offline Posts: 1 Join Date: Jan 2010 Re: CAT : PROBLEM SOLVING - PERCENTAGES - January 18th, 2010 here is my answer...it might be wrong..so please check.thanks in advance.. 1)1 2)2 3)3 Friends: (0)
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 (5 (permalink)) Anshul Agarwal   Student of Science and Engineering at efdsf Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands  Institute: efdsf Status: Offline Posts: 1 Join Date: Jul 2011 Location: Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Re: CAT : PROBLEM SOLVING - PERCENTAGES - July 17th, 2011 for the fourth one .. what u need to do is assume the fraction in reduced form as a/b . now according to question { a^2 - 1/3 X a^2 } / {b^2 - 1/5 X b^2} = 2a/b. solve it ,u'll get a/b=12/5 answer is -> 12+5 =17 Friends: (0)
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 (6 (permalink)) Business Education   Student of BMM Mumbai, Maharashtra Management Paradise Guru Status: Offline Posts: 4,329 Join Date: Jun 2012 Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra Re: CAT : PROBLEM SOLVING - PERCENTAGES - July 11th, 2015 Here are some more tricky question for my Cat friends.. Q.1A dealer decides to sell his goods at Cost Price but still gains 25%. How many grams does he give instead of a kg? 1) 800 gms 2) 50 gms 3) 850 gms 4) None of these Q.2 A milk vendor sells milk at Cost Price but still gains 20%. Find the ratio of milk and water in every litre that he sells. 1) 4:1 2) 5:1 3) 5:2 4) 6:1 Q.3 Mr. Ram purchases an article at a discount of 20%, sells it at 60 Rs more than its marked priced and thus gained 50%. Find the Marked Price of the article 1) 400 Rs 2) 100 Rs 3) 300 Rs 4) 200 Rs Friends: (0)

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