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# Total Gadha's CAT DI Challenge

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by Total Gadha - Thursday, 20 September 2007, 11:13 AM

This is for students who have been only practicing quant or verbal on TG and not solving enough DI question. All the CAT 2007/2008 aspirants are ordered to solve these DI sets. We will keep posting similar sets every week. Solve every set completely and not just one or two questions from the sets. Good luck!

DI-1

CAT 2004- 2 marker
Twenty one participants from four continents (Africa, Americas, Australasia, and
Europe) attended a United Nations conference. Each participant was an expert in one of
four fields, labour, health, population studies, and refugee relocation. The following five
facts about the participants are given.
(a) The number of labour experts in the camp was exactly half the number of experts in
each of the three other categories
(b) Africa did not send any labour expert. Otherwise, every continent, including Africa,
sent at least one expert for each category.
(c) None of the continents sent more than three experts in any category.
(d) If there had been one less Australasian expert, then the Americas would have had
twice as many experts as each of the other continents.
(e) Mike and Alfanso are leading experts of population studies who attended the
conference. They are from Australasia.

1. Alex, an American expert in refugee relocation, was the first keynote speaker in the
conference. What can be inferred about the number of American experts in refugee
relocation in the conference, excluding Alex?
i. At least one

ii. At most two
1. Only i and not ii
2. Only ii and not i
3. Both i and ii
4. Neither i nor ii

2. Which of the following numbers cannot be determined from the information given?
1. Number of labour experts from the Americas
2. Number of health experts from Europe.
3. Number of health experts from Australasia
4. Number of experts in refugee relocation from Africa

3. Which of the following combinations is NOT possible?
1. 2 experts in population studies from the Americas and 2 health experts from Africa
attended the conference.
2. 2 experts in population studies from the Americas and 1 health expert from Africa
attended the conference.
3. 3 experts in refugee relocation from the Americas and 1 health expert from Africa
attended the conference.

4. Africa and America each had 1 expert in population studies attending the conference.

4. If Ramos is the lone American expert in population studies, which of the following is
NOT true about the numbers of experts in the conference from the four continents?
1. There is one expert in health from Africa.
2. There is one expert in refugee relocation from Africa.
3. There are two experts in health from the Americas.
4. There are three experts in refugee relocation from the Americas.

DI-2
CAT 2005 (2- marker)

In the table below is the listing of players, seeded from highest (#1) to lowest (#32), who
are due to play in an Association of Tennis Players (ATP) tournament for women. This
tournament has four knockout rounds before the final, i.e., first round, second round,
quarterfinals, and semi-finals. In the first round, the highest seeded player plays the
lowest seeded player (seed # 32) which is designated match No. 1 of first round; the 2nd
seeded player plays the 31st seeded player which is designated match No. 2 of the first
round, and so on. Thus, for instance, match No. 16 of first round is to be played between
16th seeded player and the 17th seeded player. In the second round, the winner of match
No. 1 of first round plays the winner of match No. 16 of first round and is designated
match No. 1 of second round. Similarly, the winner of match No. 2 of first round plays
the winner of match No. 15 of first round, and is designated match No. 2 of second
round. Thus, for instance, match No. 8 of the second round is to be played between the
winner of match No. 8 of first round and the winner of match No. 9 of first round. The
same pattern is followed for later rounds as well.

1. If there are no upsets (a lower seeded player beating a higher seeded player) in the first
round, and only match Nos. 6, 7, and 8 of the second round result in upsets, then who
would meet Lindsay Davenport in quarter finals, in case Davenport reaches quarter
finals?

1. Justine Henin
3. Patty Schnyder
4. Venus
Williams

2. If Elena Dementieva and Serena Williams lose in the second round, while Justine
Henin and Nadia Petrova make it to the semi-finals, then who would play Maria
Sharapova in the quarterfinals, in the event Sharapova reaches quarterfinals?
1. Dinara Safina

2. Justine Henin
4. Patty
Schnyder

3. If, in the first round, all even numbered matches (and none of the odd numbered ones)
result in upsets, and there are no upsets in the second round, then who could be the lowest
seeded player facing Maria Sharapova in semi-finals?
1. Anastasia Myskina 2. Flavia Pennetta

4. Svetlana
Kuznetsova

4. If the top eight seeds make it to the quarterfinals, then who, amongst the players listed
below, would definitely not play against Maria Sharapova in the final, in case Sharapova
reaches the final?
1. Amelie Mauresmo 2. Elena Dementieva 3. Kim Clijsters 4. Lindsay Davenport

DI-3
CAT 2006- 4 marker

Two traders, Chetan and Michael, were involved in the buying and selling of MCS shares
over five trading days. At the beginning of the first day, the MCS share was priced at Rs
100, while at the end of the fifth day it was priced at Rs 110. At the end of each day, the
MCS share price either went up by Rs 10, or else, it came down by Rs 10. Both Chetan
and Michael took buying and selling decisions at the end of each trading day. The
beginning price of MCS share on a given day was the same as the ending price of the
previous day. Chetan and Michael started with the same number of shares and amount of

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Each day if the price went up, Chetan sold 10 shares of MCS at the closing price.
On the other hand, each day if the price went down, he bought 10 shares at the closing
price.

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If on any day, the closing price was above Rs 110, then Michael sold 10 shares
of MCS, while if it was below Rs 90, he bought 10 shares, all at the closing price.

1. If Chetan sold 10 shares of MCS on three consecutive days, while Michael sold 10 shares only once during the five days, what was the price of MCS at the end of day 3? (1)Rs 90

(2) Rs 100
(3) Rs 110
(4) Rs 120
(5) Rs 130