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# SSCCGL Quantitative Aptitude Solved Question Paper 2016

#### Multiple Choice Questions

55.

Sum of two numbers is thrice their difference. Their ratio is

• 1 : 2

• 2 : 1

• 3 : 1

• 1 : 3

B.

2 : 1

Let two numbers be x and y.
According to the question,
x + y = 3 (x - y)
x + y = 3x - 3y
2x = 4y
x = 2y
∴ x : y = 2 : 1

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58.

A's salary is 50% more than that of B. Then B's salary is less than that of A by:

• 50%

• • • B. Required Percentage:  126 Views

53.

Two adjacent sides of a parallelogram are 21 cm and 20 cm. The diagonal joining the end points of these two sides is 29 cm. The area of the parallelogram (in sq cm) is

• 240

• 120

• 210

• 420

D.

420 In ΔBDC, Area of ΔBDC ∴ Area of || gm ABCD =  2 x Area ΔBDC
= 2 x 210 = 420 cm2

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56.

The average age of 36 students in a group is 14 years. When the teacher's age is included in it, the average increases by one. The teacher's age in years is

• 31 years

• 51 years

• 36 years

• 50 years

B.

51 years

Required Teacher's age = 37(14 + 1) - 36 x 14
= 37 x 15 - 36 x 14
= 555 - 504
= 51 years

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54.

A dealer marks his goods 20% above cost price. He then allows some discount on it and makes a profit of 8%. The rate of discount is

• 4%

• 6%

• 10%

• 12%

C.

10%

Shortcut Method: 69 Views

60.

If the simple interest on Rs 1/- for 1 month is 1 paisa, then the rate percent per annum will be:

• 10%

• 8%

• 12%

• 6%

C.

12%

Principal = Rs. 1.
Simple interest  = 1 paisa = (1/100)
Time  = 1 month = (1/12) yr
According to the question, 94 Views

59.

Speed of a boat along and against the current are 14 km/hr and 8 km/hr respectively. The speed of the current is

• 11 km/hr

• 6 km/hr

• 5.5 km/hr

• 3 km/hr

D.

3 km/hr

Speed downstream  = 14 km/hr
Speed upstream = 8 km/hr
Speed of current 136 Views

57.

A dishonest dealer professes to sell his goods at cost price but uses a weight of 875 gm for the kilogram weight. His gain in percentage is

• 17%

• • • 14%

C. Required gain percentage:  52 Views

52.

A and B together can do a piece of work in 36 days, B and C together can do it in 24 days. A and C together can do it in 18 days. The three working together can finish the work in

• 8 days

• 16 days

• 30 days

• 32 days

B.

16 days

Shortcut Method:
Let ABC together can finish a work in x days.
Apply shortcut: 47 Views

51.

Find the least number which must be subtracted from 18265 to make it a perfect square.

• 30

• 38

• 40

• 45

C.

40 ∴ Required number to be subtracted to make it a perfect square = 40

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