# XAT Linear Equations questions

## XAT 2024 Linear Equations questions

#### Question 1

Consider the system of two linear equations as follows: $$3x + 21y + p = 0$$; and $$qx + ry - 7 = 0$$, where p, q, and r are real numbers.
Which of the following statements DEFINITELY CONTRADICTS the fact that the lines represented by the two equations are coinciding?

#### Question 2

The cost of running a movie theatre is Rs. 10,000 per day, plus additional Rs. 5000 per show. The theatre has 200 seats. A new movie released on Friday. There were three shows, where the ticket price was Rs. 250 each for the first two shows and Rs. 200 for the late-night show.
For all shows together, total occupancy was 80%. What was the maximum amount of profit possible?

Instruction for set 1:

Aman has come to the market with Rs. 100. If he buys 5 kilograms of cabbage and 4 kilograms of potato, he will have Rs. 20 left; or else, if he buys 4 kilograms of cabbage and 5 kilograms of onion, he will have Rs. 7 left. The per kilogram prices of cabbage, onion and potato are positive integers (in rupees), and any type of these vegetables can only be purchased in positive integer kilogram, or none at all.

#### Question 3

Aman decides to buy only onion, in whatever maximum quantity possible (in positive integer kilogram), with the money he has come to the market with. How much money will he be left with after the purchase?

## XAT 2023 Linear Equations questions

#### Question 1

The Guava club has won 40% of their football matches in the Apple Cup that they have played so far. If they play another n matches and win all of them, their winning percentage will improve to 50. Further, if they play 15 more matches and win all of them, their winning percentage will improve from 50 to 60. How many matches has the Guava club played in the Apple Cup so far? In the Apple Cup matches, there are only two possible outcomes, win or loss; draw is not possible.

#### Question 2

Let x and y be two positive integers and p be a prime number. If x (x - p) - y (y + p) = 7p, what will be the minimum value of x - y?

## XAT 2021 Linear Equations questions

#### Question 1

Rahul has just made a $$3 \times 3$$ magic square, in which, the sum of the cells along any row, column or diagonal, is the same number N. The entries in the cells are given as expressions in x, y, and Z. Find N?

## XAT 2020 Linear Equations questions

#### Question 1

A shop sells bags in three sizes: small, medium and large. A large bag costs Rs.1000, a medium bag costs Rs.200, and a small bag costs Rs.50. Three buyers, Ashish, Banti and Chintu, independently buy some numbers of these types of bags. The respective amounts spent by Ashish, Banti and Chintu are equal. Put together, the shop sells 1 large bag, 15 small bags and some medium bags to these three buyers. What is the minimum number of medium bags that the shop sells to them?

## XAT 2014 Linear Equations questions

#### Question 1

The sum of the possible values of X in the equation |X + 7| + |X - 8| = 16 is:

## XAT 2010 Linear Equations questions

#### Question 1

The chance of India winning a cricket match against Australia is 1/6. What is the minimum number of matches India should play against Australia so that there is a fair chance of winning atleast one match?

#### Question 2

A chocolate dealer has to send chocolates of three brands to a shopkeeper. All the brands are packed in boxes of same size. The number of boxes to be sent is 96 of brand A, 240 of brand B and 336 of brand C. These boxes are to be packed in cartons of same size containing equal number of boxes. Each carton should contain boxes of same brand of chocolates. What could be the minimum number of cartons that the dealer has to send?