Data Sufficiency Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0007


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: Data Sufficiency

    Post your solutions as reply to respective questions below.


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    Question 1

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    What is the distance x between two cities A and B in integral number of kilometres?

    A. x satisfies the equation log2 x = √x

    B. x ≤ 10 km

    ( CAT 1999 )


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    Question 2

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    Mr Mendel grew 100 flowering plants from black seeds and white seeds, each seed giving rise to one plant. A plant gives flowers of only one colour. From a black seed comes a plant giving red or blue flowers. From a white seed comes a plant giving red or white flowers. How many black seeds were used by Mr Mendel?

    A. The number of plants with white flowers was 10.

    B. The number of plants with red flowers was 70.

    ( CAT 1999 )


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    Question 3

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    ( CAT 1998 )


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    Question 4

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    Is n odd?

    A. n is divisible by 3, 5, 7 and 9.

    B. 0 < n < 400

    ( CAT 1998 )


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    Question 5

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

     ( CAT 1998 )


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    Question 6

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    Radha and Rani appeared in an examination.

    What was the total number of questions?

    A. Radha and Rani together solved 20% of the paper.

    B. Radha alone solved 3/5 of the paper solved by Rani

    ( CAT 1998 )


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    Question 7

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    What is the price of tea?

    A. Price of coffee is Rs. 5 more than that of tea.

    B. Price of coffee is Rs. 5 less than the price of a cold drink which cost three times the price of tea.

    ( CAT 1998 )


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    Question 8

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    What is the value of ‘a’ ?

    a. Ratio of a and b is 3 : 5, where b is positive.

    B. Ratio of 2a and b is 12/10, where a is positive.

    ( CAT 1998 )


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    Question 9

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    In a group of 150 students, find the number of girls.

    A. Each girl was given 50 paise, while each boy was given 25 paise to purchase goods totalling Rs. 49.

    B. Girls and boys were given 30 paise each to buy goods totalling Rs. 45.

    ( CAT 1998 )


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    Question 10

    (1) question can be answered from statement A alone but not by using the statement B alone.
    (2) question can be answered from statement B alone but not by using the statement A alone.
    (3) question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.
    (4) question can be answered by using both the statements but not by either of the statements alone.
    (5) question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

    There are four envelopes — E1, E2, E3 and E4 — in which one was supposed to put letters L1, L2, L3 and L4 meant for persons C1, C2, C3 and C4 respectively, but by mistake the letters got jumbled up and went in wrong envelopes. Now if C2 is allowed to open an envelope at random, then how will he identify the envelope containing the letter for him?

    A. L2 has been put in E1.

    B. The letter belonging to C3 has gone in the correct envelope.

    ( CAT 1998 )


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