CAT Number Systems Questions with Answers

Number Systems

The most important topics in Number Systems for CAT are divisibility, factors, cyclicity of factors, remainder theorems, highest power of a number in a factorial, and the last few digits of a number. All these topics are covered in the questions given below which come with detailed explanations and video solutions.

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Question 1

A book contains 57 stories each with fewer than 58 pages. The first story starts on the 2nd page and each story thereafter, starts on a fresh page. What is the largest number of stories than can begin on an odd numbered page?

Question 2

a,b,c,d are four integers such that a>b>c>d. The largest integer which will always divide (a-b)(a-c)(a-d)(b-c)(b-d)(c-d) is

Question 3

A six - digit number N is formed using the digits 0, 3, 6 and 9 only. Each of the digits is used at least once. It was found that N is divisible by 18. What is the ten’s digit of the smallest such six-digit number?

Question 4

What is the remainder when $$16^3$$ + $$17^3$$ + $$18^3$$ + $$19^3$$ is divided by 70 ?

Question 5

How many pairs of integers exist such that the difference between their product and sum is 72?

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Question 6

Find the number of natural number pairs ( a,b ) such that 7*a - 20*b = 1 and a < 2000.

Question 7

If $$17 < a < 67$$, how many integral pairs of (a, b) are possible satisfying the equation $$\frac{3}{a} + \frac{2}{b} = \frac{1}{18}$$?

Question 8

$$(245)_{x}+(162)_{x}-(427)_{x}=0$$ in some base x. What is the value of x?

Question 9

How many distinct natural numbers 'n' are there such that, amongst all its divisors, greater than 1 and less than 'n', the largest divisor is 21 times the smallest divisor?

Question 10

X is the smallest number which leaves a remainder of 2 when divided by 7 and a remainder of 1 when divided by 19. What is the remainder when X is divided by 23?

Question 11

For all natural numbers n, suppose f(n) = n + sum of the digits of n. Then, for how many natural numbers n is f(n) = 120 ?

Question 12

Let ‘a’ and ‘b’ be two 2 digit numbers such that b is obtained by reversing the digits of a. It is also known that they satisfy the relation
$$a^{2} - b^{2} = k^{2}$$ where k is some positive integer. What is the value of a+b+k?

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Question 13

If the units digit of $$1^{1!}+2^{2!}+ 3^{3!}+ 4^{4!}+ 5^{5!}+….. (k-1)^{k-1!}$$ is same as that of $$1^{1!}+2^{2!}+ 3^{3!}+ 4^{4!}+ 5^{5!}+….. k^{k!}$$. Given that $$k\leq105$$, how many values can k assume?

Question 14

If X and Y are multiples of 7 with X>Y>0, which of the following statements is not always true?

Question 15

How many even factors of 135000 are not factors of 10800?

Question 16

Find the remainder when $$7^{21}+49^{21}+343^{21}+2401^{21}$$ is divided by $$7^{20}+1$$.

Question 17

At a printing press, the machine develops some problem. Due to this problem the machine skips the numbers which contain digits 5 and 7 and instead prints the next number(For example after 49, it will print 60). However, since it is urgent the owner goes ahead with printing a novel. Ajay and Vijay buy the same novel but Vijay’s novel was printed at this faulty printing press. Ajay describes some scene of the novel to Vijay which is there on page number 189 in Ajay’s book. Vijay’s checks his novel but cannot find it on page 189 in his book. On which page should he look in his book, so that he can find the scene which was described by Ajay?

Question 18

Find the remainder when 16! + 86 is divided by 323

Question 19

How many ordered quadruplets (x,y,z,w) are possible such that x!+y!+z! = $$3^w$$. Given that x, y, z, w are natural numbers such that x>y>z.

Question 20

How many number $$X$$ less than 350 exist such that the sum of the number of divisors of $$X$$ and $$X^{2}$$ is 60?

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