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?

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?

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 ?

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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?


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