Quantitative Aptitude Quiz for UPSI: 21 April 2021

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Q. 1: Suppose a shopkeeper has bought 1 kg of apples for 100 rs. And sold it for Rs. 120 per kg. How much is the profit gained by him?

Solution:

Cost Price for apples is 100 rs.

Selling Price for apples is 120 rs.

Then profit gained by shopkeeper is ; P = SP – CP

P = 120 – 100 = Rs.

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20/-

Q.2: For the above example calculate the percentage of the profit gained by the shopkeeper.

Solution:

We know, Profit percentage = (Profit /Cost Price) x 100

Therefore, Profit percentage = (20/100) x 100 = 20%.

Q.3: A man buys a fan for Rs. 1000 and sells it at a loss of 15%. What is the selling price of the fan?

Solution: Cost Price of the fan is Rs.1000

Loss percentage is 15%

As we know, Loss percentage = (Loss/Cost Price) x 100

15 = (Loss/1000) x 100

Therefore, Loss = 150 rs.

As we know,

Loss = Cost Price – Selling Price

So, Selling Price = Cost Price – Loss

= 1000 – 150

Selling Price = R.850/-

Q.4: If a pen cost Rs.50 after 10% discount, then what is the actual price or marked price of the pen?

Solution: MP x (100 – 10) /100 = 50

MP x (90/100) = 50

MP = (50 x 100)/90

MP = Rs. 55.55/-

 

Q 5. A builder appoints three construction workers Akash, Sunil and Rakesh on one of his sites. They take 20, 30 and 60 days respectively to do a piece of work. How many days will it take Akash to complete the entire work if he is assisted by Sunil and Rakesh every third day?

  1. 10 days
  2. 15 days
  3. 25 days
  4. 30 days
  5. 45 days

Answer: (2) 15 days

Solution:

Total work done by Akash, Sunil and Rakesh in 1 day = {(1/20) + (1/30) + (1/60)} = 1/10

Work done along by Akash in 2 days = (1/20) × 2 = 1/10

Work Done in 3 days (1 day of all three together + 2 days of Akash’s work) = (1/10) + (1/10) = 1/5

So, work done in 3 days = 1/5

Time taken to complete the work = 5×3 = 15 days

Q 6. To complete a piece of work, Samir takes 6 days and Tanvir takes 8 days alone respectively. Samir and Tanvir took Rs.2400 to do this work. When Amir joined them, the work was done in 3 days. What amount was paid to Amir?

  1. Rs. 300
  2. Rs. 400
  3. Rs. 800
  4. Rs. 500
  5. Rs. 100

Answer: (1) Rs.300

Solution:

Total work done by Samir and Tanvir = {(1/6) + (1/8)} = 7/24

Work done by Amir in 1 day = (1/3) – (7/24) = 1/24

Amount distributed between each of them =  (1/6) : (1/8) : (1/24) = 4:3:1

Amount paid to Amir = (1/24) × 3 × 2400 = Rs.300

Q 7. Dev completed the school project in 20 days. How many days will Arun take to complete the same work if he is 25% more efficient than Dev? 

  1. 10 days
  2. 12 days
  3. 16 days
  4. 15 days
  5. 5 days

Answer: (3) 16 days

Solution:

Let the days taken by Arun to complete the work be x

The ratio of time taken by Arun and Dev = 125:100 = 5:4

5:4 :: 20:x

⇒ x = {(4×20) / 5}

⇒ x = 16

Q 8. Time taken by A to finish a piece of work is twice the time taken B and thrice the time taken by C. If all three of them work together, it takes them 2 days to complete the entire work. How much work was done by B alone?

  1. 2 days
  2. 6 days
  3. 3 days
  4. 5 days
  5. Cannot be determined

Answer: (2) 6 days

Solution:

Time taken by A  = x days

Time taken by B = x/2 days

Time Taken by C = x/3 days

⇒ {(1/x) + (2/x) + (3/x) = 1/2

⇒ 6/x = 1/2

⇒ x = 12

Time taken by B = x/2 = 12/2 = 6 days

Q 9. Sonal and Preeti started working on a project and they can complete the project in 30 days. Sonal worked for 16 days and Preeti completed the remaining work in 44 days. How many days would Preeti have taken to complete the entire project all by herself? 

  1. 20 days
  2. 25 days
  3. 55 days
  4. 46 days
  5. 60 days

Answer: (5) 60 days

Solution:

Let the work done by Sonal in 1 day be x

Let the work done by Preeti in 1 day be y

Then, x+y = 1/30 ——— (1)

⇒ 16x + 44y = 1  ——— (2)

Solving equation (1) and (2), 

x = 1/60

y = 1/60

Thus, Preeti can complete the entire work in 60 days

Q 10 - A can do a bit of work in 10 days while B alone can do it in 15 days. They cooperate for 5 days and whatever remains of the work is finished by C in 2 days. On the off chance that they get Rs. 4500 for the entire work, by what means if they partition the cash?

A - Rs 1250, Rs 1200, Rs 550
B - Rs 2250, Rs 1500, Rs 750
C - Rs 1050, Rs 1000, Rs 500
D - Rs 650, Rs 700, Rs 500

Answer - B
Explanation
(A+B)'s 5 days work = 5(1/10+ 1/15)= (5* 1/6)= 5/6
Remaining work = (1-5/6) = 1/6
C's 2 days work = 1/6
(A's 5 day work): (B's 5 day work): (C's 2 days work)
= 5/10: 5/15: 1/6
= 15: 10:5 = 3:2:1
A's offer = (4500*3/6) = Rs. 2250
B's offer = (4500*2/6) = Rs. 1500
C's share= (4500*1/6) = Rs. 750

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