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Question 1:Â If $a : b : c = 1 : 3 : 5$, what is the value of $\frac{4a – b + 2c}{3(a + b + c)}$ ?

a)Â $\frac{8}{27}$

b)Â $\frac{10}{27}$

c)Â $\frac{11}{27}$

d)Â $\frac{1}{3}$

Solution:

Let a = x; b= 3x, c=5x

$\frac{4a – b + 2c}{3(a + b + c)}=\frac{\left(4x-3x+10x\right)}{3\left(x+3x+5x\right)}=\frac{11}{27}$

Question 2:Â A earns â‚¹640 per day and works for 8 hours. B earns â‚¹360 per day and works for 6 hours. The ratio of per day wages of A to that of B is:

a)Â 16 : 9

b)Â 4 : 5

c)Â 5 : 4

d)Â 9 : 16

Solution:

Wage of A per day =Â â‚¹640

Wage of B per day = â‚¹360

$\therefore$ Ratio of per day wages of A to that of B = 640 : 360 = 16 : 9

Hence, the correct answer is Option A

Question 3:Â Two numbers are in the ratio 3 : 4. On increasing each of them by 30, the ratio becomes 9 : 10. The numbers are:

a)Â 30, 40

b)Â 18, 24

c)Â 15, 20

d)Â 12, 16

Solution:

Let the two numbers be $3x$, $4x$

According to the problem

$\ \frac{3x+30}{4x+30}=\frac{9}{10}$

$=$> $30x+300=36x+270$

$=$> $6x=30$

$=$> $x=5$

$\therefore\$The numbers are $3x,4x=3(5),4(5)=15,20$

Hence, the correct answer is Option C

Question 4:Â The ratio between the speeds of two trains is 2 : 5. If the first train runs 350 km in 5 hours, then the sum of the speed (in km/h) of both the trains is:

a)Â 265

b)Â 350

c)Â 245

d)Â 180

Solution:

Let the speed of two trains be 2p and 5p respectively

Speed of first train = $\frac{\ 350}{5}$ = 70 km/hr

$=$> 2p = 70

$=$> p = 35

$\therefore\$Sum of the speed of both trains = 2p+5p = 7p = 7(35) = 245 km/hr

Hence, the correct answer is Option C

Question 5:Â Two numbers are in the ratio 3 : 4. On increasing each of them by 30, the ratio becomes 9 : 10. The sum of the numbers is:

a)Â 35

b)Â 30

c)Â 32

d)Â 25

Solution:

Let the two numbers be $3x$, $4x$

According to the problem

$\ \frac{3x+30}{4x+30}=\frac{9}{10}$

$=$> Â $30x+300=36x+270$

$=$>Â Â $6x=30$

$=$> Â $x=5$

$\therefore\$Sum of the numbers$=3x+4x=7x=7\left(5\right)=35$

Hence, the correct answer is Option A

Question 6:Â The ratio between the speeds of two trains is 2 : 5. If the first train covers 350 km in 5 hours, then the speed (in km/h) of the second train is:

a)Â 180

b)Â 175

c)Â 165

d)Â 150

Solution:

Let the speed of two trains be 2p and 5p respectively

Speed of first train = $\frac{\ 350}{5}$ = 70 km/hr

$=$>Â  2p = 70

$=$> Â  p = 35

$\therefore\$The speed of second train = 5p = 5(35) = 175 km/hr

Hence, the correct answer is Option B

Question 7:Â Two numbers are in the ratio of 7 : 5. On diminishing each of them by 40, the ratio becomes 27 : 17. The sum of the numbers is:

a)Â 300

b)Â 240

c)Â 325

d)Â 275

Solution:

let two numbers be X1 and X2

Acc to question X1 : X2 = 7 : 5 i,e X1\X2 = 7/5 => X1= (7/5)*X2 =1.4*X2……….Eq1

(X1-40)/(X2-40) = 27/17 …..Eq2

Putting Eq1 in Eq2

(1.4*X2 – 40) / (X2-40) = 27/17

=>Â (1.4*X2Â – 40)Â *17 = 27*Â (X2-40)

=> 23.8*X2 – 680 = 27 X2-1080

=> 3.2*X2 = 400

=> X2=125 …..Eq3

Put value of X2 in Eq1

X1= 1.4*X2

X1= 1.4*125

X1=175

ie sum of two numbers X1+X2=125+175=300

Question 8:Â Two numbers are in the ratio 7 : 5. On diminishing each of them by 40, the ratio becomes 27 : 17. The difference between the numbers is:

a)Â 25

b)Â 50

c)Â 75

d)Â 40

Solution:

Let the numbers are $x$ and $y$

According to questions,Â  Ratio of $x$ and $y$ are $7:5$

$\therefore \frac{x}{y}=\frac{7}{5}$

$\Rightarrow y=\frac{5x}{7}$

After diminishing both of them by 40, Ratio becomes $27:17$

$\therefore \frac{(x-40)}{(y-40)} = \frac{27}{17}$

$\Rightarrow 17(x-40)=27(y-40)$

$\Rightarrow 17x – 17\times40 = 27y – 27\times40$

$\Rightarrow 27y – 17x=27\times40 – 17\times40$

$\Rightarrow 27y – 17x=40\times(27-17)$

$\Rightarrow 27y – 17x=400$

Putting value of $y$ in above equation,

$\Rightarrow 27(\frac{5x}{7}) – 17x=400$

$\Rightarrow \frac{135x}{7} – 17x=400$

$\Rightarrow \frac{135x-119x}{7}=400$

$\Rightarrow 16x=2800$

$\Rightarrow x=\frac{2800}{16}=175$

$\Rightarrow y=\frac{5x}{7}=\frac{5\times175}{7}=5\times25=125$

$\therefore$ Difference b/w both numbers =$175-125=50$

Question 9:Â Three numbers are in the ratio $\frac{1}{2} : \frac{2}{3} : \frac{3}{4}$. The difference between the greatest and the smallest number is 27. The smallest number is:

a)Â 72

b)Â 54

c)Â 81

d)Â 40

Solution:

$\frac{1}{2} : \frac{2}{3} : \frac{3}{4}$

$\frac{1}{2}*12 : \frac{2}{3} *12: \frac{3}{4}$*12

$6 : 8 : 9$

Let the numbers are 6x, 8x and 9x

By the problem 9x – 6x = 27

i.e x =9

hence the smallest number is 6x i.e 54

Question 10:Â Incomes of A and B are in the ratio 5 : 3 and their expenditures are in the ratio 9 : 5. If income of A is twice the expenditure of B, then what is the ratio of savings of A and B?

a)Â 3:2

b)Â 3:4

c)Â 2:3

d)Â 1:1

Solution:

Let income of A be 5x
so income of B will be 3x
Now let expenditure of A be 9y
so expenditure of B will be 5y
Now as per given condition
we get 5x=10y
or x = 2y
so 3x will be 6y
Now saving of A = 5x-9y =yÂ Â Â  (1)
saving of B will be 3x-5y = y (2)
Therefore ratio of savings = 1:1

Question 11:Â If $x + y + z = 19, x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 133$, then the value of $x^3 + y^3 + z^3 – 3xyz$ is:

a)Â 361

b)Â 352

c)Â 380

d)Â 342

Solution:

$\left(x+y+z\right)=19$

Squaring both side,

$\left(x+y+z^{ }\right)^2=19^2$

$x^2+y^2+z^2+2\left(xy+yz+xz\right)=361$

$133+2\left(xy+yz+xz\right)=361$

$\left(xy+yz+xz\right)=114$

$x^3 + y^3 + z^3 – 3xyz=(x+y+z)(x^2+y^2+z^2-xy-yz-xz$

$x^3 + y^3 + z^3 – 3xyz=19 (133-114) = 361. Question 12:Â Two numbers A and arein the ratio 5 : 2, If 4 is added to each number then this ratio becomes 9 : 4. If 5 is subtracted from each ofthe original numbers,then the ratio of A and B will be: a)Â 8 : 3 b)Â 7 : 2 c)Â 3 : 1 d)Â 4 : 1 12)Â AnswerÂ (C) Solution: Let numbers be 5x and 2x Now when 4 is added to each number , the ratio becomes 9:4 so we get 5x+4:2x+4 =9:4 cross multiplying we get 20x+16=18x+36 we get x=10 so numbers are 50 and 20 Now when 5 is subtracted from the numebers The numbers will become :45 ,15 and we get ratio as 3:1 Question 13:Â In an examination, the success to failure ratio was 5 : 2. Had the number of failures been 14 more, then the success to failure ratio would have been 9 : 5. The total number of candidates who appeared for the examination was: a)Â 126 b)Â 210 c)Â 196 d)Â 203 13)Â AnswerÂ (C) Solution: As per the question$\dfrac{\text{number of success student}}{\text{number of failed student}}=\dfrac{5}{2}$Hence, number of success student$5k$and number of failed student$=2k$so, total number of appeared student$=5k+2k=7k$According to the question’s condition,$\dfrac{5k-14}{2k+14}=\dfrac{9}{5}$Hence,$25k-70=18k+12625k-18k=126+707k=196k=\dfrac{196}{7}=28$Hence, total number of candidates appeared in the exam$=7\times k =7\times28=196$Question 14:Â â‚¹2100 is divided among P, Q and R in such a way that P’s share is half of the combined share of Q and R, and Q’s share is one-fourth of the combined share of P and R. By what amount is R’s share more than that of P? a)Â â‚¹200 b)Â â‚¹250 c)Â â‚¹500 d)Â â‚¹280 14)Â AnswerÂ (D) Solution: According to the question,$P+Q+R=2100$………………….(1) P’s share is half of the combined share of Q and R$=$> Â$P=\frac{\ Q+R}{2}=$> Â$2P=\ Q+R$……………………..(2) From (1) and (2), Â$P+2P=2100=$>Â Â$P=700$Q’s share is one-fourth of the combined share of P and R$=$> Â$Q=\frac{\ P+R}{4}=$> Â$4Q=\ P+R$……………………..(3) From (1) and (3), Â$Q+4Q=2100=$> Â$Q=420$Substituting$P=700$and$Q=420$in equation(1)$700+420+R=2100=$> Â$R=980$Now, Â$R-P=980-700=280$So, R’s share is 280 more than P’s share Hence, the correct answer is Option D Question 15:Â The sum of the squares of three numbers is 336 and the ratio of the first and the second as also of the second and the third is 1 : 2. Then find the difference of third and first number? a)Â 10 b)Â 12 c)Â 14 d)Â 16 15)Â AnswerÂ (B) Solution: Let the number be x, 2x, 4x According to the question,$x^2+4x^2+16x^2=33621x^2=336x^2=16x=4$Required difference = 16 – 4= 12 Question 16:Â The ratio of the incomes of A and B is 2 : 3 and that of their expenditures is 1 : 2. If 90% of Bâ€™s expenditure is equal to the income of A, then what is the ratio of the savings of A and B? a)Â 8:7 b)Â 1:1 c)Â 9:8 d)Â 3:2 16)Â AnswerÂ (A) Solution: consider incomes of A=2x consider incomes of B=3x consider Expenditure of A=y consider Expenditure ofÂ B=2y In the question given 90% of B’s expenditure is equal to the income of A$\frac{90}{100}$Ã—2y=2x$\frac{x}{y}$=$\frac{9}{10}$x=$\frac{9}{10}$y Formula to find savings is Savings= Income-Expenditure Given Income=$\frac{2x}{3x}$Expenditure=$\frac{y}{2y}$Savings=$\frac{2x-y}{3x-2y}$Substitute x value in the above savings formula then we get Savings=(2Ã—$\frac{9}{10}$y-y)Ã·(3Ã—$\frac{9}{10}$y-2y) Savings=$\frac{8Ã·10}{7Ã·10}$Hence savings=8:7 Question 17:Â A sum of â‚¹4,360 was to be divided among A,B, C and D in the ratio of 3 : 4: 5 : 8, but it was divided in the ratio of$\frac{1}{3} : \frac{1}{4} : \frac{1}{5} :Â \frac{1}{8}$by mistake. As a result: a)Â D received â‚¹1,144 less b)Â B received â‚¹318 more c)Â A received â‚¹956 more d)Â C received â‚¹132 less 17)Â AnswerÂ (A) Solution: Sum was to be divided in the ratioÂ 3:4:5:8 Let the sum of A,B,C and D is 3x,4x,5x and 8x respectively According to question, we get 20x=4360 x=218 so we get A=654 ; B =872 ; 1090;D=1744 But by mistake it was divided in the ratio ;Â$\frac{1}{3}:\frac{1}{4}:\frac{1}{5}:\frac{1}{8}$By Equating , the ratio will beÂ Â ;Â 40 : 34 : 24 : 15 New sum of A,Â B, C and D will be 40x, 30x, 24x and 15x respectively Solving in the same way, we get A = 1600 , B = 1200, C = 960 and D = 600 So we can say D got 1144 less HenceÂ Option AÂ is correct. Question 18:Â If x + y + z = 19, xyz = 216 and xy + yz + zx = 114, then the value of$\sqrt{x^3 + y^3 + z^3 + xyz}$is: a)Â 28 b)Â 30 c)Â 35 d)Â 32 18)Â AnswerÂ (C) Solution:$we\ have,\ x+y+z=19xy+yz+zx=114xyz=216(x+y+z)^2=x^2+y^2+z^2+2(xy+yz+zx)361=x^2+y^2+z^2+228we\ get\ ,\ x^2+y^2+z^2=133Now,\ x^3+y^3+z^3-3xyz=(x+y+z)(x^2+y^2+z^2-xy-yz-zx)19\left(133-114\right)+3\times\ 216361+648\ =\ 1009we\ get\ ,\ x^3+y^3+z^3=1009Now\sqrt{\ x^3+y^3+z^3+xyz}=\sqrt{\ 1009+216}\ =\ 35$Question 19:Â The prices of two articles are in the ratio 4 : 5. If the price of the first article is increased by x% and that of the other is decreased by 30%, then the new prices of A and B will be in the ratio 10 : 7. The value of x is: a)Â 24.5 b)Â 22.5 c)Â 25 d)Â 20 19)Â AnswerÂ (C) Solution: Ratio of price of two articles = 4 : 5 Let the price of two articles are 4p and 5p respectively The price of the first article is increased by x% New price of the first article =Â$\frac{100+x}{100}\times$4p The price of the second article is decreased by 30% New price of the second article =Â$\frac{70}{100}\times$5p Ratio of the new prices of articles = 10 : 7$\Rightarrow$Â$\frac{\frac{100+x}{100}\times4p}{\frac{70}{100}\times5p}=\frac{10}{7}\Rightarrow$Â$\frac{\left(100+x\right)\times4}{70\times5}=\frac{10}{7}\Rightarrow$Â$\frac{\left(100+x\right)\times2}{10\times5}=\frac{5}{1}\Rightarrow$Â 200 + 2x = 250$\Rightarrow$Â 2x = 50$\Rightarrow\$Â  x = 25

Hence, the correct answer is Option C