Top Important CAT Number System Questions [Download PDF]

by Naveen Neredimalli Wed 12 Jun 2024 05:37 PM 92

You can find the important CAT Number System questions from previous papers, complete with detailed video explanations, on this page. The number system is a crucial part of the CAT quantitative section. There are numerous tricks, shortcuts, and formulas that can help you solve these questions quickly. These solving tips are explained in the video solutions by CAT experts and IIM alumni. This is your one-stop resource for practicing the CAT Number Systems concept.

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Question 1

Zahir and Raman are at the entrance of a dark cave. To enter this cave, they need to open a number lock. Raman sees a note on a rock: “ ... chest of pure diamonds kept for the smart one ... number has six digits ... second last digit is 2, third last is 4 ... divisible by all prime numbers less than 15 ...”. Excited, Zahir and Raman seek your help: which of these can be the first digit of the six-digit number that will help them open the lock?

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Question 2

In a six-digit number, the sixth, that is, the rightmost, digit is the sum of the first three digits, the fifth digit is the sum of first two digits, the third digit is equal to the first digit, the second digit is twice the first digit and the fourth digit is the sum of fifth and sixth digits. Then, the largest possible value of the fourth digit is

Question 3

How many 4-digit numbers, each greater than 1000 and each having all four digits distinct, are there with 7 coming before 3?

Question 4

The mean of all 4-digit even natural numbers of the form 'aabb',where $$a>0$$, is

Question 5

How many pairs(a, b) of positive integers are there such that $$a\leq b$$ and $$ab=4^{2017}$$ ?

Question 6

How many 3-digit numbers are there, for which the product of their digits is more than 2 but less than 7?

Question 7

Let m and n be natural numbers such that n is even and $$0.2<\frac{m}{20},\frac{n}{m},\frac{n}{11}<0.5$$. Then $$m-2n$$ equals

Question 8

What is the remainder if $$19^{20} - 20^{19}$$ is divided by 7?

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Question 9

If a, b and c are positive integers such that ab = 432, bc = 96 and c < 9, then the smallest possible value of a + b + c is

Question 10

When expressed in a decimal form, which of the following numbers will be non - terminating as well as non-repeating?

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Question 11

The product of two positive numbers is 616. If the ratio of the difference of their cubes to the cube of their difference is 157:3, then the sum of the two numbers is

Question 12

For all possible integers n satisfying $$2.25\leq2+2^{n+2}\leq202$$, then the number of integer values of $$3+3^{n+1}$$ is:

Question 13

Wilma, Xavier, Yaska and Zakir are four young friends, who have a passion for integers. One day, each of them selects one integer and writes it on a wall. The writing on the wall shows that Xavier and Zakir picked positive integers, Yaska picked a negative one, while Wilma’s integer is either negative, zero or positive. If their integers are denoted by the first letters of their respective names, the following is true:

Given the above, which of these can $$W^{2}+X^{2}+Y^{2}+Z^{2}$$ possibly evaluate to?

Question 14

Let N, x and y be positive integers such that $$N=x+y,2<x<10$$ and $$14<y<23$$. If $$N>25$$, then how many distinct values are possible for N?

Question 15

How many integers in the set {100, 101, 102, ..., 999} have at least one digit repeated?

Question 16

How many of the integers 1, 2, … , 120, are divisible by none of 2, 5 and 7?

Question 17

An encryption system operates as follows:

Step 1. Fix a number k $$(k \leq 26)$$.

Step 2. For each word, swap the first k letters from the front with the last k letters from the end in reverse order. If a word contains less than 2k letters, write the entire word in reverse order.

Step 3. Replace each letter by a letter k spaces ahead in the alphabet. If you cross Z in the process to move k steps ahead, start again from A.

Example: k = 2: zebra --> arbez --> ctdgb.

If the word “flight” becomes “znmorl” after encryption, then the value of k:

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Question 18

For a 4-digit number, the sum of its digits in the thousands, hundreds and tens places is 14, the sum of its digits in the hundreds, tens and units places is 15, and the tens place digit is 4 more than the units place digit. Then the highest possible 4-digit number satisfying the above conditions is

Question 19


Question 20

A supplier receives orders from 5 different buyers. Each buyer places their order only on a Monday. The first buyer places the order after every 2 weeks, the second buyer, after every 6 weeks, the third buyer, after every 8 weeks, the fourth buyer, every 4 weeks, and the fifth buyer, after every 3 weeks. It is known that on January 1st, which was a Monday, each of these five buyers placed an order with the supplier.

On how many occasions, in the same year, will these buyers place their orders together excluding the order placed on January 1st?

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