Quant Boosters  Kamal Lohia  Set 8

Q7) The price of a car rises by 30% while the sales come down by 20%. What is the percent change in total revenue? [CAT1996]
a. 4
b. 2
c. +4
d. +2

Q8) A is 50% as efficient as B. C does half the work done by A & B together. If C alone does the work in 40 days, then in how many days will A alone can do the work?
a. 30 days
b. 40 days
c. 45 days
d. 50 days
e. 60 days

Q9) A, B and C can do a piece of work in 20, 30 and 60 days respectively. In how many days can A do the work if he is assisted by B and C on every third day?
a. 12 days
b. 15 days
c. 16 days
d. 18 days

Q10) 2/5 of voters promise to vote for P and the rest promised to vote for Q. Of these, 15% of the voters went back of their promise to vote for P and 25% of the voters went back of their promise to vote for Q and P lost by 2 votes. Then total number of voters is
a. 100
b. 110
c. 90
d. 95

Q11) A alone can do a piece of work in 6 days and B alone in 8 days. A and B undertook to do it for Rs. 3200. With the help of C, they completed the work in 3 days. How much is to be paid to C?
a. Rs. 375
b. Rs. 400
c. Rs. 600
d. Rs. 800

Q12) The rate of inflation was 1000%. Then what will be the cost of an article, which cots 6 units of currency now, two years from now? [CAT1995]
a. 666
b. 660
c. 720
d. 726

Q13) A student took five papers in an examination, where the full marks were same for each paper. His marks in these papers were in the proportion of 6:7:8:9:10. In all papers together, the candidate obtained 60% of the total marks. Then the number of papers in which he got more than 50% marks is [CAT2001]
a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5

Q14) I bought 5 pens, 7 pencils and 4 erasers. Rajan bought 6 pens, 8 erasers and 14 pencils for an amount which was half more than what I paid. What percent of the total paid by me was for pens? [CAT1996]
a. 37.5%
b. 62.5%
c. 50%
d. None of these

Q15) Given the equation (5/2)x  b = (8/5)x + 142, find the smallest positive integer b such that the solution x is a positive integer.

Q16) Solve for x if (x  a  b)/c + (x  b  c)/a + (x  c  a)/b = 3 and ab + bc + ca ≠ 0.

Q17) Find the condition for 'a' such that equation ax  2y  3 + 5x + 9 = 0 has the solution (x, y) where x, y have same sign

Q18) Find the number of positive integer solutions of the equation 123x + 57y = 531.

Q19) Find all x which satisfy the equation x^4  12x^3 + 47x^2  60x = 0.

Q20) Given x  2 < 3, solve the equation x + 1 + x  3 + x  5 = 8.

Q21) Find real x such that xx  3x  4 = 0

Q22) For how many integers (m, n) whose absolute value is less than 7, the system of equations 3x + my  5 = 0 and x + ny  4 = 0 has no solution?

Q23) Assume the equation 2x² + x + a = 0 has the solution set A, and the equation 2x² + bx + 2 = 0 has the solution set B, and A ⋂ B = {1/2}, find A ⋃ B

Q24) Find real valued solutions (x, y, z) for the equation √(x) + √(y  1) + √(z  2) = (x + y + z)/2.

Q25) Solve the equation (x + 1)/(x + 4)  (x + 4)/(x + 1) + (x + 1)/(x  2)  (x  2)/(x + 1) = 2/3.

Q26) If the equation x²  2x  4y = 5 has real valued solutions, find the maximum value of x  2y.