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Question 1 of 5
1. Question
The owner of a Television shop charges his customer 16% more than the cost price. If a customer paid Rs.17,400 for a Television, then what was the cost price of the television?
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Solution (c)
We can assume Cost Price to be Rs.100.
Then, selling price would be Rs.116 (16% more is charged on the cost price).
So, if in reality selling price is Rs.17,400 then cost price would beRs.15,000.
We could use unitary method to find the value.
S.P. —— C.P.
Rs.116 ——– Rs.100
Rs.1 ———Rs.(100/116)
Rs.17,400 ——Rs.(100/116)* Rs.17,400 which gives C.P. as Rs.15,000
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Solution (c)
We can assume Cost Price to be Rs.100.
Then, selling price would be Rs.116 (16% more is charged on the cost price).
So, if in reality selling price is Rs.17,400 then cost price would beRs.15,000.
We could use unitary method to find the value.
S.P. —— C.P.
Rs.116 ——– Rs.100
Rs.1 ———Rs.(100/116)
Rs.17,400 ——Rs.(100/116)* Rs.17,400 which gives C.P. as Rs.15,000

Question 2 of 5
2. Question
The difference between 42% of a number and 28% of the same number is 210. What is 75% of that number?
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Solution (c)
The difference in percentage is 42%28% = 14%.
So, using unitary method,
If 14% of a number is 210, then 1% of that number will 210/14 which 15.
Therefore, 100% of the number would be 1500.
Question is to find out 75% of the number which is nothing but 75% of 1500 which gives answer as 1125.
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Solution (c)
The difference in percentage is 42%28% = 14%.
So, using unitary method,
If 14% of a number is 210, then 1% of that number will 210/14 which 15.
Therefore, 100% of the number would be 1500.
Question is to find out 75% of the number which is nothing but 75% of 1500 which gives answer as 1125.

Question 3 of 5
3. Question
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow each passage. Your answer to these questions should be based on passage only.
Once a group of 500 people were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each person a balloon. Each person was then asked to write their name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room. The people were then let into that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written on it within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos. At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon. Then, the speaker asked each person to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker then began, “this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life…the pursuit of happiness.”
According to the passage, which is the most suitable way of life style?
 Living a selfcentered life with absolute focus on selfprogress and materialistic improvements.
 Promoting the culture of sustainable happiness and inclusive growth
 Enhanced focus on social life along with personal monetary gains
Select the correct answer using the codes below:
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Solution (b)
Author is clearly advocating the concept of sustainable happiness, which according to him lies in the bonds we have amongst us.
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Solution (b)
Author is clearly advocating the concept of sustainable happiness, which according to him lies in the bonds we have amongst us.

Question 4 of 5
4. Question
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow each passage. Your answer to these questions should be based on passage only.
Once a group of 500 people were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each person a balloon. Each person was then asked to write their name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room. The people were then let into that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written on it within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos. At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon. Then, the speaker asked each person to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker then began, “this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life…the pursuit of happiness.”
Which of the following is the most suited topic for the seminar?
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Solution (a)
Author is guiding the reader to understand the concept of social happiness and inclusive growth, which according to him will bring sustainable happiness.
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Solution (a)
Author is guiding the reader to understand the concept of social happiness and inclusive growth, which according to him will bring sustainable happiness.

Question 5 of 5
5. Question
A 330 meters long train crosses a 300 meters long platform in 18 seconds. What is the speed of the train in kmph?
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Solution (c)
Total distance travelled = 330m + 300m = 630mts
Time taken = 18s
Speed = Distance / Time = 630m/18s = 35m/s
The formula for converting m/s to kmph = speed in m/s * 18/5
Therefore, speed of train in kmph = 35m/s*18/5 = 126kmph.
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Solution (c)
Total distance travelled = 330m + 300m = 630mts
Time taken = 18s
Speed = Distance / Time = 630m/18s = 35m/s
The formula for converting m/s to kmph = speed in m/s * 18/5
Therefore, speed of train in kmph = 35m/s*18/5 = 126kmph.