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


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

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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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Re: CAT : PROBLEM SOLVING - PERCENTAGES - February 12th, 2009

nice post......................... dude nice work but the answers could be helpfull
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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....
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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
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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
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