**Question 1:** Alphonso, on his death bed, keeps half his property for this wife and divides the rest equally among his three sons : Ben, Carl and Dave. Some years later, Ben dies leaving half his property to his widow and half to his brothers Carl and Dave together, sharing equally. When Carl makes his will, he keeps half his property for his widow and the rest he bequeaths to his younger brother Dave. When Dave dies some years later, he keeps half his property for his widow and the remaining for his mother. The mother now has Rs. 1,575,000.What was the worth of the total property?

(a) Rs. 30 lakh

(b) Rs. 8 lakh

(c) Rs. 18 lakh

(d) Rs. 24 lakh

(e) Rs. 20 lakh

**Question 2:** Two oranges, three bananas and four apples cost Rs. 15. Three oranges, two bananas and one apple cost Rs. 10. I bought 3 oranges, 3 bananas and 3 apples. How much did I pay?

(a) Rs. 10

(b) Rs. 8

(c) Rs. 15

(d) Rs. 12

(e) Cannot be determined

**Question 3: **A watch dealer incurs an expense of Rs. 150 for producing every watch. He also incurs an additional expenditure of Rs. 30,000, which is independent of the number of watches produced. If he is able to sell a watch during the season, he sells it for Rs. 250. If he fails to do so, he has to sell each watch for Rs. 100.If he produces 1500 watches, what is the number of watches that he must sell during the season in order to breakeven, given that he is able to sell all the watches produced?

(a) 500

(b) 700

(c) 800

(d) 1000

(e) 1100

**Question 4:** A stockist wants to make some profit by selling sugar. He contemplates about various methods. Which of the following would maximize his profit?

1. Sell sugar at 10% profit.

2. Use 900 g of weight instead of 1 kg.

3. Mix 10% impurities in sugar and selling sugar at cost price.

4. Increase the price by *5% *and reduce weights by 5%.

(a) I or III

(b) II

(c) II, III and IV

(d) Profits are same

(e) I or II

**Question** **5**: A dealer offers a cash discount of 20% and still makes a profit of 20%, when he further allows 16 articles to a dozen to a particularly sticky bargainer. How much per cent above the cost price were his wares listed ?

(a) 100%

(b) 80%

(c)75%

(d) 66%

(e) 85%

**Question 6:** Two full tanks, one shaped like a cylinder and the other like a cone, contain jet fuel. The cylindrical tank holds 500 L more than the conical tank. After 200 L of fuel has been pumped out from each tank, the cylindrical tank contains twice the amount of fuel in the conical tank. How many litres of fuel did the cylindrical tank have when it was full?

(a) 700 L

(b) 1,000 L

(c) 1,100 L

(d) 1,200 L

(e) None of these

**Question 7:** There’s a lot of work in preparing a birthday dinner. Even after the turkey is in the oven, there’re still the potatoes and gravy, yams, salad, and cranberries, not to mention setting the table. Three friendsAsit, Arnold, and Afzal, work together to get all of these chores done. The time it takes them to do the work together is six hours less than Asit would have taken working alone, one hour less than Arnold would have taken alone, and half the time Afzal would have taken working alone. How long did it take them to do these chores working together?

(a) 20 minutes

(b) 30 minutes

(c) 40 minutes

(d) 50 minutes

(e) 55 minutes

**Question 8:** A can complete a piece of work in 4 days. B takes double the time taken by A, C takes double that of B, and D takes double that of C to complete the same task. They are paired in groups of two each. One pair takes two-thirds the time needed by the second pair to complete the work. Which is the first pair?

(a) A,B

(b) A,C

(c) B,C

(d) A, D

(e) B, D

**Question 9:** Three small pumps and a large pump are filling a tank. Each small pump works at 2/3rd the rate of the large pump. If all four work at the same time, they should fill the tank in what fraction of the time it would have taken the large pump alone?

(a) 4/7

(b) 1/3

(c) 2/3

(d) 3/4

(e) 1/4

**Question 10:** Six technicians working at the same rate complete the work of one server in 10 hrs. If they start at 11 : 00 a.m. and one additional technician per hour being added beginning at 5 : 00 p.m., at what time the server will be complete ?

(a) 6 : 40 p.m.

(b) 7 p.m.

(c) 7 : 20 p.m.

(d) 8 : 00 p.m.

(e) 8 : 15 a.m.