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# 20 Most Important CAT Questions On Number System with Video Solutions PDF

The Number System is one of the key topics in the CAT exam. As we all know, the quantitative ability section is a challenging section for many students who are preparing to take the CAT exam, especially for students who are from a non-engineering background. But the fact is, the topics in the quantitative ability section in CAT are very familiar to the topics one studied in his 10th standard. In this article, we will provide you with the top 20 CAT Questions on Number System with Video Solutions PDF.

The questions given in this article are from the Previous Year’s CAT Questions on the Number System with detailed video solutions made by all-time CAT toppers and IIMA Alumni.

**Number System Weightage in CAT**

When we talk about the weightage of number systems in the CAT, there is no exact weightage for the number system in the CAT exam. But we can expect **1**** or 2 questions**Â to appear from this topic. Even though the weightage is less for this topic, these are the low-hanging fruits in this section to secure a good score.

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## CAT Questions On Number System with Video Solutions PDF

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**Question 1:Â **What are the last two digits of $7^{2008}$?

- 21
- 61
- 01
- 41
- 81

**1)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

$7^4$ = 2401 = 2400+1

So, any multiple of $7^4$ will always end in 01

Since 2008 is a multiple of 4, $7^{2008}$ will also end in 01

**Question 2:Â **A shop stores x kg of rice. The first customer buys half this amount plus half a kg of rice. The second customer buys half the remaining amount plus half a kg of rice. Then the third customer also buys half the remaining amount plus half a kg of rice. Thereafter, no rice is left in the shop. Which of the following best describes the value of x?

- $2 \leq x \leq 6$
- $5 \leq x \leq 8$
- $9 \leq x \leq 12$
- $11 \leq x \leq 14$
- $13 \leq x \leq 18$

**2)Â AnswerÂ (B)**

**Solution:**

After the first sale, the remaining quantity would be (x/2)-0.5 and after the second sale, the remaining quantity is 0.25x-0.75

After the last sale, the remaining quantity is 0.125x-(7/8) which will be equal to 0

SoÂ 0.125x-(7/8) = 0 => x = 7

**Question 3:Â **How many even integers n, where $100 \leq n \leq 200$ , are divisible neither by seven nor by nine?

- 40
- 37
- 39
- 38

**3)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

Between 100 and 200 both included there are 51 even nos. There are 7 even nos which are divisible by 7 and 6 nos which are divisible by 9 and 1 no divisible by both. hence in total 51 – (7+6-1) = 39

There is one more method through which we can find the answer. Since we have to find even numbers, consider the numbers which are divisible by 14, 18 and 126 between 100 and 200. These are 7, 6 and 1 respectively.

**Question 4:Â **The number of positive integers n in the range $12 \leq n \leq 40$ such that the product (n -1)*(n – 2)*â€¦*3*2*1 is not divisible by n is

- 5
- 7
- 13
- 14

**4)Â AnswerÂ (B)**

**Solution:**

positive integers n in the range $12 \leq n \leq 40$ such that the product (n -1)*(n – 2)*â€¦*3*2*1 is not divisible by n, implies that n should be a prime no. So there are 7 prime nos. in given range. Hence option B.

**Question 5:Â **Let T be the set of integers {3,11,19,27,â€¦451,459,467} and S be a subset of T such that the sum of no two elements of S is 470. The maximum possible number of elements in S is

- 32
- 28
- 29
- 30

**5)Â AnswerÂ (D)**

**Solution:**

No. of terms in series T , 3+(n-1)*8 = 467 i.e. n=59.

Now S will have atleast have of 59 terms i.e 29 .

Also the sum of 29th term and 30th term is less than 470.

Hence, maximum possible elements in S is 30.

**Question 6:Â **The sum of four consecutive two-digit odd numbers, when divided by 10, becomes a perfect square. Which of the following can possibly be one of these four numbers?

- 21
- 25
- 41
- 67
- 73

**6)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

Maximum sum of the four numbers <= 384=99+97+95+93

384/10 = 38.4

So, the perfect square is a number less than 38.4

The possibilities are 36, 25, 16 and 9

For the sum to be 360, the numbers can be 87, 89, 91 and 93

The sum of four consecutive odd numbers cannot be 250

For the sum to be 160, the numbers can be 37,39,41 and 43

The sum of 4 consecutive odd numbers cannot be 90

So, from the options, the answer is 41.

**Question 7:Â **The digits of a three-digit number A are written in the reverse order to form another three-digit number B. If B > A and B-A is perfectly divisible by 7, then which of the following is necessarily true?

- 100<A<299
- 106<A<305
- 112<A<311
- 118<A<317

**7)Â AnswerÂ (B)**

**Solution:**

Let A = 100x + 10y + z Â and B = 100z + 10y + x .According to given conditionÂ B – A = 99(z – x) As (B – A) is divisible by 7 . So clearly Â (z – x) should beÂ Â divisible by 7.Â Â z and x can have values 8,1 or 9,2 , such that 8-2=9-2=7 andÂ Â y can have Â value from 0 to 9.

So Lowest possible value of A lowest x,y and z which is Â is 108 and the highest possible value of A is 299.

**Question 8:Â **For a positive integer n, let $P_n$ denote the product of the digits of n, and $S_n$ denote the sum of the digits of n. The number of integers between 10 and 1000 for which $P_n$ + $S_n$ = n is

- 81
- 16
- 18
- 9

**8)Â AnswerÂ (D)**

**Solution:**

Let n can be a 2 digit or a 3 digit number.

First letÂ n be a 2 digit number.

So n = 10x + y and Pn = xy and Sn = x + y

Now, Pn + Sn = n

Therefore, xy + x + y = 10x + y , we have y = 9 .

Hence there are 9 numbers 19, 29,..Â ,99, so 9 cases .

Now ifÂ n isÂ a 3 digit number.

Let n = 100x + 10y + z

So Pn = xyz and Sn = x + y + z

Now, for Pn + Sn = n ; Â xyz + x + y + z = 100x + 10y + z ; so.Â xyz = 99x + 9y .

For above equation there is no value for which the above equation have an integer (singleÂ digit) value.

Hence option D.

**Question 9:Â **Let S be a set of positive integers such that every element n of S satisfies the conditions

A. 1000 <= n <= 1200

B. every digit in n is odd

Then how many elements of S are divisible by 3?

- 9
- 10
- 11
- 12

**9)Â AnswerÂ (A)**

**Solution:**

The no. has all the digits as odd no. and is divisible by 3. So the possibilities are

1113

1119

1131

1137

1155

1173

1179

1191

1197

Hence 9 possibilities .

**Question 10:Â **Of 128 boxes of oranges, each box contains at least 120 and at most 144 oranges. X is the maximum number of boxes containing the same number of oranges. What is the minimum value of X?

- 5
- 103
- 6
- Cannot be determined

**10)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

Each box contains at least 120 and at most 144 oranges.

So boxes may contain 25 different numbers of oranges among 120, 121, 122, …. 144.

Lets start counting.

1st 25 boxes contain different numbers of oranges and this is repeated till 5 sets as 25*5=125.

Now we have accounted for 125 boxes. Still 3 boxes are remaining. These 3 boxes can have any number of oranges from 120 to 144.

Already every number is in 5 boxes. Even if these 3 boxes have different number of oranges, some number of oranges will be in 6 boxes.

Hence the number of boxes containing the same number of oranges is at least 6.

**Question 11:Â **Let n be the number of different five-digit numbers, divisible by 4 with the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, no digit being repeated in the numbers. What is the value of n?

- 144
- 168
- 192
- None of these

**11)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

To be divisible by 4 , last 2 digits of the 5 digit no. should be divisible by 4 . So possibilities are 12,16,32,64,24,36,52,56 which are 8 in number. Remaining 3 digits out of 4 can be selected in $^4C_3 $ ways and further can be arranged in 3! ways . So in total = 8*4*6 = 192

**Question 12:Â **Let D be recurring decimal of the form, $D = 0.a_1a_2a_1a_2a_1a_2…$, where digits $a_1$ and $a_2$ lie between 0 and 9. Further, at most one of them is zero. Then which of the following numbers necessarily produces an integer, when multiplied by D?

- 18
- 108
- 198
- 288

**12)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

Case 1: $a_1=0$

So, D equals $0.0a_20a_20a_2…$

So, 100D equals $a_2.0a_20a_2…$

So, 99D equals $a_2$

Case 2: $a_2=0$

So, DÂ equals $0.a_10a_10a_1…$

So, 100D equals $a_10.a_10a_1….$

So, 99D equals $a_10$

So, in both the cases, 99D is an integer. From the given options, only option C satisfies this condition (198=2*99) and hence the correct answer is C.

**Question 13:Â **If $x^2 + y^2 = 0.1$ and |x-y|=0.2, then |x|+|y| is equal to:

- 0.3
- 0.4
- 0.2
- 0.6

**13)Â AnswerÂ (B)**

**Solution:**

$(x – y)^2 = x^2 + y^2 – 2xy$

$0.04 = 0.1 – 2xy => xy = 0.03$

So, |xy| = 0.03

$(|x| + |y|)^2 = x^2 + y^2 + 2|xy| = 0.1 + 0.06 = 0.16$

So, |x|+|y| = 0.4

**Question 14:Â **What is the greatest power of 5 which can divide 80! exactly?

- 16
- 20
- 19
- None of these

**14)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

The highest power of 5 in 80! = [80/5] + [$80/5^2$] = 16 + 3 = 19

So, the highest power of 5 which divides 80! exactly = 19

**Question 15:Â **If x is a positive integer such that 2x +12 is perfectly divisible by x, then the number of possible values of x is

- 2
- 5
- 6
- 12

**15)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

If 2x+12 is perfectly divisible by x, then 12 must be divisible by x.

Hence, there are six possible values of x : (1,2,3,4,6,12)

**Question 16:Â **If a number 774958A96B is to be divisible by 8 and 9, the respective values of A and B will be

- 7 and 8
- 8 and 0
- 5 and 8
- None of these

**16)Â AnswerÂ (B)**

**Solution:**

According to the divisible rule of 9, theÂ sum of all digits should be divisible by 9.

i.e. 55+A+B = 9k

So sum can be either 63 or 72.

For 63, A+B should be 8.

In given options, option B has values of A and B whose sum is 8 and by putting them we are having a number which divisible by both 9 and 8.

Hence answer will be B.

**Question 17:Â **If n is an integer, how many values of n will give an integral value of $\frac{(16n^2+ 7n+6)}{n}$ ?

- 2
- 3
- 4
- None of these

**17)Â AnswerÂ (D)**

**Solution:**

Expression can be reduced to 16n + 7 + $\frac{6}{n}$

Now to make above value Â an integer n can be 1,2,3,6,-1,-2,-3,-6

Hence answer will be D).

**Question 18:Â **$n^3$ is odd. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true?

I. $n$ is odd.

II.$n^2$ is odd.

III.$n^2$ is even.

- I only
- II only
- I and II
- I and III

**18)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

if $n^3$ is odd then $n$ will be odd. let’s say it is $2k+1$

then $n^2$ will be = $(4k^2 + 4k + 1)$ which will be odd

Hence answer will be C.

**Question 19:Â **How many five digit numbers can be formed from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, without repetition, when the digit at the unitâ€™s place must be greater than that in the tenâ€™s place?

- 54
- 60
- 17
- 2 Ã— 4!

**19)Â AnswerÂ (B)**

**Solution:**

Possible numbers with unit’s place as 5 = $4 \times 3 \times 2 \times 1 = 24$

Possible numbers with unit’s place as 4 and ten’s place 3,2,1 = $3 \times 3 \times 2 \times 1 = 18$

Possible numbers with unit’s place as 3 and ten’s place 2,1 = $2 \times 3 \times 2 \times 1 = 12$

Possible numbers with unit’s place as 3 and ten’s place 1 = $1 \times 3 \times 2 \times 1 = 6$

Total possible values = 24+18+12+6 = 60

**Question 20:Â **A is the set of positive integers such that when divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 leaves the remainders 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 respectively. How many integers between 0 and 100 belong to set A?

- 0
- 1
- 2
- None of these

**20)Â AnswerÂ (B)**

**Solution:**

Let the number ‘n’ belong to the set A.

Hence, the remainder when n is divided by 2 is 1

The remainder when n is divided by 3 is 2

The remainder when n is divided by 4Â is 3

The remainder when n is divided by 5Â is 4 and

The remainder when n is divided by 6Â is 5

So, when (n+1) is divisible by 2,3,4,5 and 6.

Hence, (n+1) is of the form 60k for some natural number k.

And n is of the form 60k-1

Between numbers 0 and 100, only 59 is of the form above and hence the correct answer is 1

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## CAT Number System: FAQs

**How many questions come from the number system in CAT?**

As the CAT exam duration decreased to 2 hrs, they have made many changes regarding the weightages for all the topics in the CAT sections. If you can compare the number of questions on number systems in the previous papers of CAT, the weightage for the number system is significantly lower. However, we can expect **1 or 2 questions** from this topic.

**Is the number system tough for CAT?**

No, the number system is one of the easiest topics in the quantitative section of the CAT exam.

**How do you prepare for the CAT number system?**

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**Is the number system important for CAT?**

Of course, the number system is also one of the important topics. But, the weightage is less for the number system. So, ensure that you cover the major topics in quant, which have high weightage and then move on to the number system.

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