CAT 1990


For the following questions answer them individually

Question 11

There were 'x' pigeons and 'y' mynahs in a cage. One fine morning, 'p' birds escaped to freedom. The bird-keeper, knowing only that p = 7, was able to figure out without looking into the cage that at least one pigeon had escaped. Which of the following does not represent a possible (x,y) pair?

Question 12

The remainder when $$2^{60}$$ is divided by 5 equals

Question 13

Mr.X enters a positive integer Y(>1) in an electronic calculator and then goes on pressing the square . root key repeatedly. Then

Question 14

What is the sum of the following series: $$ \frac{1}{1 \times 2} + \frac{1}{2 \times 3}+\frac {1}{3 \times 4}$$ ....... $$+ \frac{1}{100 \times 101}$$?

Question 15

The value of $$\frac{1}{1-x}+\frac{1}{1+x}+\frac{2}{1+x^2}+\frac{4}{1+x^4}$$

Question 16

Let a, b be any positive integers and x = 0 or 1, then

Question 17

There are six boxes numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Each box is to be filled up either with a white ball or a black ball in such a manner that at least one box contains a black ball and all the boxes containing black balls are consecutively numbered. The total number of ways in which this can be done equals.

Question 18

Consider the following steps :
1. Put x = 1, y = 2
2. Replace x by xy
3. Replace y by y +1
4. If y = 5 then go to step 6 otherwise go to step 5.
5. Go to step 2
6. Stop Then the final value of x equals

Question 19

In a stockpile of products produced by three machines M1, M2 and M3, 40% and 30% were manufactured by M1 and M2 respectively. 3% of the products of M1 are defective, 1% of products of M2 defective, while 95% of the products of M3 III are not defective. What is the percentage of defective in the stockpile?

Question 20

From any two numbers $$x$$ and $$y$$, we define $$x* y = x + 0.5y - xy$$ . Suppose that both $$x$$ and $$y$$ are greater than 0.5. Then
$$x* x < y* y$$ if

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