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Sample quantitative question and answers for competitive exams 2013

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A merchant sells an item at a 20 percent discount. but still makes a gross profit of 20 percent of the cost. What percent of cost would be gross profit on the item have been if it had been sold without the discount?
50%

A millionaire bought a job lot of hats 1/4 of which were brown. The millionaire sold 2/3 of the hats including 4/5 of the brown hats. What fraction of the unsold hats were brown?
3/20

How many integers 'n' greater than and less than 100 are there such that, if the digits of 'n' are reversed, the resulting integer is n+9 ?
8

An investor purchased a shares of stock at a certain price. If the stock increased in price Rs.0.25 per share and the total increase for the x shares was Rs 12.50, how many shares of stock had been purchased?
50

At a special sale, 5 tickets can be purchased for the price of 3 tickets. If 5 tickets are purchased at the sale, the amount saved will be what percent of the original price of the 5 tickets?
40%

Working independently, Tina can do a certain job in 12 hours. Working independently, Ann can do the same job in 9 hours. If Tina works independently at the job for 8 hours and then Ann works independently, how many hours will it take Ann to complete the remaining job?
3

HCL prototyping machine can make 10 copies every 4 seconds. At this rate, How many copies can the machine make in 6 min.?
900

If q <> 0 and k = qr/2 -s, then what is r in terms of k,q,s?
2(k+s) q

How many of the integers between 25 and 45 are even?
10

If taxi fares were Rs 1.00 for the first 1/5 mile and Rs 0.20 for each 1/5 miles thereafter. The taxi fare for a 3-mile ride was?
Rs.3.80

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