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NTSE-STAGE-I

WORK SHOP
DAILY PRACTICE PROBLEMS
SESSION 2011-12
1. The sum of the digits of a number 10
n
1 is 3798. The value of n is :
(A) 422 (B) 431 (C) 501 (D) 673
2. If
2
) 2 n ( 9 is a real number, then the number of integral values of n is :
(A) 3 (B) 5 (C) 7 (D) Infinitely many
3. If 2
x
= 3
y
= 6
z
, then |
|
.
|

\
|
+ +
z
1
y
1
x
1
is equal to :
(A) 0 (B) 1 (C)
2
3
(D)
2
1
4. If 2048 =
x
2
, 2187 =
y
3 and 3125 =
z
5 then value of x + y z is :
(A) 1 (B) 9 (C) 13 (D) 23
5. Factors of x
2
y
2
z
2
2yz are :
(A) (x + y + z) and (x y z) (B) (x + y z) and (x y z)
(C) (x y + z) and (x + y + z) (D) (x + y z) and (x + y + z)
6. If 4x 5z = 16 and xz = 12, 64x
3
125z
3
=
(A) 14512 (B) 15676 (C) 25833 (D) 15616
7. Factors of x
2
+ ax + b are (x 7) and (x + 9) then the value of a and b is :
(A) a = 2, b = 63 (B) a = 2, b = 63 (C) a = 2, b = 63 (D) a = 2, b = 63
8. In a piggy bank the number of 25 paise coins are five times the number of 50 paise coins. If there are 120
coins, find the amount in the bank ?
(A) Rs. 25 (B) Rs. 10 (C) Rs. 35 (D) Rs. 40
9. When expanded, the number of zeros in 1000
10
is :
(A) 13 (B) 30 (C) 4 (D) 10
10. The smallest number exactly divisible by 1
4
1
and 1
2
1
is
(A) 15/2 (B) 15/4 (C) 15 (D) None of the above
11. The number
5 1
1
+
lies between the numbers :
(A)
3
1
and
2
1
(B)
2
1
and
2
1
(C)
4
1
and
3
1
(D)
5
1
and
4
1
12. If a =
2 2 3
1

, b =
2 2 3
1
+
then the value of a
3
+ b
3
is :
(A) 193 (B) 194 (C) 198 (D) 196
Subject : Mathematics Topic : Number System & Algebra DPP No. 01 Class : VIII
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13. If n = 1 + x where x is the product of four consecutive positive integers, then which of the following is/are
true ?
a. n is odd b. n is prime c. n is a perfect square
(A) a and c only (B) a and b only (C) a only (D) None of these
14. If u, v and w are the digits of decimal system, then the rational number represented by 0.uwuvuvuvuv.......is
(A) (100 uw + 99 uv)/99 (B) (99uw + uv)/980
(C) (99uw + uv)/9900 (D) (9uw + 99uv)/900
15. The number of 2-digit numbers, greater than 10, divisible by 2 and 5 but not by 4 or 25 is :
(A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 5 (D) 12
16. 1
13
+ 2
13
+ 3
13
+ .....+ 60
13
is divisible by :
(A) 61 (B) 63 (B) 65 (D) 60
17. If the difference of (10
25
7) and (10
24
+ x) is divisible by 3 then x is equal to
(A) 3 (B) 2 (C) 6 (D) 1
18. What is the units digit of 1
781
+ 2
781
+ 3
781
+ ........ + 9
781
?
(A) 1 (B) 3 (C) 5 (D) 7
19. The number of prime factors of (3 5)
12
(2 7)
10
(10)
25
is :
(A) 47 (B) 60 (C) 72 (D) None of these
20. One of the factors of the expression (2a + 5b)
3
+ (2a 5b)
3
would be
(A) 4a (B) 10b (C) 2a + 5b (D) 2a 5b
21. The LCM of (16 x
2
) and (x
2
+ x 6) is :
(A) (x 3) (x + 3) (4 x
2
) (B) (4 x
2
) (x 3)
(C) 4(4 x
2
) (x + 3) (D) None of these
22. GCD of (x
2
4) and (x
2
+ x 6) is :
(A) x + 2 (B) x 2 (C) x
2
2 (D) (x
2
4)
23. Find the HCF and LCM of the polynomials (x
2
5x + 6) and (x
2
7x + 10) :
(A) (x 2), (x 2) (x 3) (x 5) (B) (x 2), (x 2) (x 3)
(C) (x 3), (x 2) (x 3) (x 5) (D) (x 2), (x 2) (x 3) (x 5)
2
24. If 3 is a prime number is 3 a prime number :
(A) Yes (B) No (C) Cant say (D) None of these
25. What is the unit digit of (52)
97
(43)
72
:
(A) 2 (B) 6 (C) 8 (D) 4
26. Smallest two digit number which is a perfect square and perfect cube both :
(A) 16 (B) 32 (C) 64 (D) 81
27. What is the square root of 9 +
4 5
:
(A) 2 + 5 (B) 4 + 5 (C) 5 + 2 (D) 7 + 2
28. A hundred and twenty digit number is formed by writing the first x natural numbers in front of each
other as 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12.......... Find the remainder when this number is divided by 4.
(A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 (D) 3
29. x y xy = is true only when :
(A) x > 0, y > 0 (B) x > 0, y < 0 (C) x < 0, y > 0 (D) All of these
30. 16
5
+ 2
15
is divisible by :
(A) 31 (B) 27 (C) 13 (D) 33
31. xy is a number that is divided by ab where xy < ab and gives a result 0. xy xy xy.......then ab equals :
(A) 11 (B) 33 (C) 99 (D) 66
32. The product of a natural number and the number written by the same digits in the reverse order is 2430.
Find the numbers :
(A) 54 and 45 (B) 56 and 65
(C) 53 and 35 (D) 85 and 58
33. What is the unit digit of (173)
45
(152)
77
(777)
999
:
(A) 2 (B) 4 (C) 8 (D) 6
34. Which of these is greater 200
300
or 300
200
or 400
150
:
(A) 200
300
(B) 300
200
(C) 400
150
(D) Cant say
35. How many pairs of natural numbers are there the difference of whose squares is 45.
(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4
36. Find the least value of a + b, if 23a57b6 is divisible by 33:
(A) 4 (B) 1 (C) 10 (D) 6
37. 4 bells toll together at 9 : 00 AM. They toll after 7, 8, 11, and 12 seconds respectively. How many times will
they toll together again in the next 3 hr :
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 6
38. Find the value of a if pqa = (2p + q)
2
(2p q)
2
:
(A) 6 (B) 7 (C) 8 (D) 10
39. If a 2b = 15 and ab = 11 find the value of a
2
+ 4b
2
:
(A) 269 (B) 267 (C) 259 (D) 279
40. Simplify : (y 1) (y + 1) (y
2
+ 1) (y
4
+ 1)
(A) y
8
1 (B) y
6
1 (C) y
7
1 (D) None of these
41. Find the value of 49x
2
56xy + 16y
2
when x =
1
7
and y =
1
2
:
(A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 1
42. Factorize : p
2
+ pq +
2
q
4
+ 1 + 2p + q
(A)
2
p q
1
2 2
| |
+ +
|
\ .
(B)
2
p
q 1
2
| |
+ +
|
\ .
(C)
2
q
p 1
2
| |
+ +
|
\ .
(D) None of these
43. Find the value of 47
3
+ 29
3
76
3
:
(A) 0 (B) 301764 (C) 310764 (D) 310764
44. If p + q + r = 1 and pq + qr + pr = 1 and pqr = 1, find the value of p
3
+ q
3
+ r
3
:
(A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 (D) 1
45. Find the value of 27x
3
+ 8y
3
if 3x + 2y = 20 and xy =
14
9
:
(A) 4770 (B) 7440 (C) 7470 (D) 4740
NTSE-STAGE-I
WORK SHOP
DAILY PRACTICE PROBLEMS
SESSION 2011-12
1. What is the value of d Z in the given figure ?
(A) 107.5
(B) 120
(C) 200
A
B C
a a
55
d
D
b
b
(D) 117.5
2. Two sides of a triangle are 20 m and 40 m, find the maximum length of the third side, if angles are in the
ratio of 1 : 2 : 3
(A) 20.5 m (B) 20
5
m (C) 25 m (D) 22 m
3. In given figure if AB || DF, AD || FG, ZBAC = 65, ZACB = 55 then ZFGH is :
(A) 120
(B) 125
(C) 115
(D) 140
4. AABC is a right angled triangle, where ZB = 90. CD and AE are medians. If AE = x and CD = y then,
correct statement is :
(A) x
2
+ y
2
= AC
2
A
D
B
E
C
x
y
(B) x
2
+ y
2
= 2AC
2
(C) x
2
+ y
2
=
2
3
AC
2
(D) x
2
+ y
2
=
4
5

AC
2
5. In the adjoining figure ABCD is a parallelogram, then the measure of x is :
(A) 45
(B) 60
(C) 90
(D) 135
6. In fig. ABCD is a parallelogram. P and Q are mid points of the sides AB and CD, respectively. Then PRQS
is :
(A) parallelogram
(B) trapezium
(C) rectangle
(D) none of these
Subject : Mathematics Topic : Geometry DPP No. 02 Class : VIII
7. In the diagram two equal circles of radius 4 cm intersect each other such that each passes through the
centre of the other. Find the length of the common chord.
(A) 2 3 cm
(B) 4 3 cm
(C) 4 2 cm
(D) 8 cm
8. Three wires of length
1
,
2
,
3
form a triangle surmounted by another circular wire, If
3
is the diameter
and
3
= 2
1
, then the angle between
1
and
3
will be :
(A) 30
o
(B) 60
o
(C) 45
o
(D) 90
o
9. ABCD is a rhombus with ZABC = 56, then the ZACD will be
(A) 56 (B) 62 (C) 124 (D) 34
10. PQ is a chord of a circle. The tangent XR at X on the circle cuts PQ produced at R. If XR = 12 cm, PQ = x cm,
QR = x 2 cm, then x in cm is :
(A) 6
X
12
R
P Q
x x 2
(B) 7
(C) 10
(D) 14
11. How many tangents can be drawn, if two circle contact to each other externally -
(A) zero (B) two (C) four (D) three
12. In the adjoining figure, chord ED is parallel to the diameter AC of the circle with centre O. If
ZCBE = 65 then the measured of ZDEC is equal to.
(A) 35 (B) 55 (C) 37.5 (D) 25
13. Two circles of radii 20 cm and 37 cm intersect in A and B. If O
1
and O
2
are their centres and AB = 24 cm, then
the distance O
1
O
2
is equal to
(A) 44 cm (B) 51 cm (C) 40 cm (D) 45 cm
14. If one of the interior angles of a regular polygon is to be equal to
|
.
|

\
|
8
9
times of one of the interior angles
of a regular hexagon, then the interior sides of the polygon is :
(A) 7 (B) 8 (C) 4 (D) 5
15. Suppose the triangle ABC has an obtuse angle at C and let D be the midpoint of side AC. Suppose
E is on BC such that the segment DE is parallel to AB. Consider the following three statements.
(i) E is the midpoint of BC
(ii) The length of DE is half the length of AB
(iii) DE bisects the altitude from C to AB
(A) only (i) is true (B) only (i) and (ii) are true
(C) only (i) and (iii) are true (D) all three are true.
16. The straight lines AB and CD intersect one another at the point O. If Z AOC + Z COB + Z BOD =
274, then Z AOD =
(A) 86 (B) 90 (C) 94 (D) 137
17. There are four lines in a plane no two of which are parallel. The maximum number of points in which
they can intersect is :
(A) 4 (B) 5 (C) 6 (D) 7
18. Each interior angle of a regular polygon is 135. The number of sides of the polygon is :
(A) 6 (B) 8 (C) 5 (D) 9
19. A polygon has 27 diagonals. The number of sides of the polygon is :
(A) 9 (B) 10 (C) 11 (D) 12
20. How many degrees are there in an angle which equals one-fifth of its supplement?
(A) 15 (B) 30 (C) 75 (D) 150
21. From the adjoining figure the value of y is :
A
B
C
D
E
F
O
5y
4y
9y
(A) 24
(B) 22
(C) 20
(D) 10
22. In fig. OE is the bisector of ZAOB and OF is the angle bisector of ZAOC, then the value of ZEOF is :
O
C
E
A F
B
(A) 90 (B) 180 (C) 270 (D) None of these
23. In figure, AB || CD and EF || DQ. Determine ZPDQ, ZAED and ZDEF.
A
B
C
P
D
Q
F
34
o
78
o
E
(A) 68, 68, 34 (B) 78, 34, 68 (C) 68, 34, 68 (D) 102, 34, 68
24. The sum of the two angles in a triangle is 95 and their difference is 25. Then the angles of the triangle
is
(A) 75, 50, 55 (B) 85, 65, 30 (C) 50, 45, 85 (D) 60, 35, 85
25. In the figure find x if AB || CD|| EF .
(A) 45 (B) 55
A
B
C
D
E
F
x
25
150
(C) 60 (D) 70
26. What value of x will make AOB a straight line ?
C
B
A
O
2x + 30
2x 50
(A) 30 (B) 50 (C) 49 (D) None of these
27. In figure, AP and BQ are bisectors of ZXAY and ZUBA respectively. Find the value of x for which
l || m :
(A) 10 (B) 20 (C)
20
3
(D)
10
3
28. In a rectangular close box the number of pairs of parallel planes is :
(A) 3 (B) 5 (C) 2 (D) 6
29. The sum of the interior angles of a regular polygon is twice the sum of its exterior angles. The polygon is
:
(A) An octagon (B) A nonagon (C) A decagon (D) A hexagon
30. In the given figure AB || CD, Z ABE = 130, Z BED = 20 and Z EDC = y, then the value of y is :
(A) 150 (B) 110 (C) 170 (D) 140
31. n coplanar straight lines meet at a point. The angles between consecutive lines are x, 2x, ., nx. The
value of n in order that the minimum angle be 24, is :
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 6
32. ABCDE is a regular pentagon. Alternate vertices are joined to make a five-pointed star ACEBDA. The
sum of the 5 vertical angles of this star is :
(A) 1 right angle (B) 2 right angles (C) 270 (D) 300
33. In the pentagon, sum of the angles marked is :
(A) 360 (B) 540 (C) 720 (D) 1260
34. For a triangle ABC, the true statement is :
(A) AC
2
= AB
2
+ BC
2
(B) AC = AB + BC (C) AC > AB + BC (D) AC < AB + BC
35. In a AABC, the sides AB and AC have been produced to D and E. Bisectors of Z CBD and Z BCE meet
at O. If Z A = 64, then Z BOC =
(A) 52 (B) 58 (C) 26 (D) 112
36. The distance between the tops of two trees 20 m and 28 m high is 17 m. The horizontal distance between
the trees is :
(A) 11 m (B) 31 m (C) 15 m (D) 9 m
37. In an equilateral triangle ABC, if AD BC, then :
(A) 2AB
2
= 3 AD
2
(B) 4 AB
2
= 3 AD
2
(C) 3 AB
2
= 4 AD
2
(D) 3 AB
2
= 2 AD
2
38. The hypotenuse of a right angled triangle is 25 cm. The other two sides are such that one is 5 cm longer
than the other. Their lengths (in cm) are :
(A) 10, 15 (B) 20, 25 (C) 15, 20 (D) 25, 30
39. From the adjoining figure the value of x is :
(A) 60
(B) 75
(C) 90
(D) 120
40. In the adjoining figure AM BC and AN is the bisector of ZBAC. If ZB = 70 and ZC = 35 then ZMAN
is :
(A) 17.5
(B) 27.5
(C) 37.5
(D) 47.5
41. Two sides of a triangle are 7 and 10 units. Which of the following length can be the length of the third
side?
(A) 19 cm (B) 17 cm (C) 13 cm (D) 3 cm
42. In the adjoining figure, BD and CD are angle bisectors of Z ABC and Z ACE respectively. Then, which of
the following is true ?
(A) ZD =
2
1
ZA (B) Zx +Zy =ZA +ZD (C) ZD =
2
y x Z + Z
(D) All of the above
43. The angles ABC and BDC are right angles, If AD = 9 cm and DC = 16 cm and AB = 15 cm, then the length
of BD is :
(A) 12 cm (B) 16 cm (C) 15 cm (D) 25 cm
44. In figure, if QT PR, ZTQR = 40 and ZSPR = 30, then (x, y) = :
y
x
T
R Q
S
P
(A) (50, 80) (B) (80, 50) (C) (50, 70) (D) (70, 50)
45. As shown in the figure, AB = AC. D and E are points on AC and AB respectively such that AD = ED = EC
= BC. Then ZBEC : ZEDC =
A
B C
E
D
(A) 3 : 2 (B) 1 : 3 (C) 2 : 3 (D) 3 : 1
46. In the given figure, Z ABC = 90 and BM is a median, AB = 8 cm and BC = 6 cm. Then length of BM is
equal to :
(A) 3 cm (B) 4 cm (C) 5 cm (D) 7 cm
47. A man goes to a garden and runs in the following manner. From the starting point, he goes west 25 m,
then due north 60 m, then due east 80 m and finally due south 12 m. The distance between the starting
point and the finishing point is :
(A) 177 m (B) 103 m (C) 83 m (D) 73 m
48. If ABC is a triangle right angled at B and M,N are the mid-points of AB and BC, then 4 (AN
2
+ CM
2
) =
(A) 4 AC
2
(B) 5 AC
2
(C)
5
4
AC
2
(D) 6 AC
2
49. In the figure, the bisectors of ZB and ZC meet at O. Then ZBOC is :
(A) Z +
2
1
90 A
O
C
A
B
1
2
3
4
(B) Z +
2
1
90 B
(C) Z +
2
1
90 C
(D) None of these
50. In the adjoining figure BO, CO are angle bisectors of external angles of AABC, Then ZBOC is :
(A) A
2
1
90 Z (B) A
2
1
90 Z +
(C) A
2
1
180 Z (D) A
2
1
180 Z +
51. If a right angled triangle is with sides a, b and hypotenuse c, and altitude drawn on the hypotenuse is h,
then.
(A) h
2
= ab (B)
2 2 2
b
1
a
1
h
1
+ =
(C) h
2
= a
2
+ b
2
(D) h = a + b
52. In figure LM | | AB, AL = x 3, AC = 2x, BM = x 2, BC = 2x + 3, then x = :
(A) 9
(B) 6
(C) 3
(D) 12
53. If PQRS is a square and SRT is an equilateral triangle then ZTQR =
(A) 5 (B)10 (C) 15 (D) 20
54. The number of triangles with any three of the lengths 1, 4, 6 and 8 cm as sides is :
(A) 4 (B) 1 (C) 2 (D) 0
55. The figure formed by joining the consecutive mid-points of any rhombus is always :
(A) A square (B) A rhombus (C) A rectangle (D) None of these
56. AB and CD are two parallel chords of a circle such that AB = 10 cm and CD = 24 cm. If the chords are on
the opposite sides of the centre and the distance between them is 17 cm, find the radius of the circle.
(A) 16 cm (B) 25 cm (C) 9 cm (D) 13 cm
57. Two circles of radii 10 cm and 8 cm intersect and the length of the common chord is 12 cm. Find the
distance between their centres.
(A) 13 cm (B) 13.29 cm (C) 16.29 cm (D) 16 cm
58. A circle is divided into three parts in the ratio of 3 : 4 : 5. Find the angles of the triangle formed by joining
the point of division :
(A) 45, 60, 75 (B) 60, 60, 60 (C) 45, 45, 90 (D) None of these
59. Find the value of X.
(A) 78 (B) 102 (C) 90 (D) 42
60. Find the value of y.
(A) 72 (B) 102 (C) 45 (D) 78

NTSE-STAGE-I
WORK SHOP
DAILY PRACTICE PROBLEMS
SESSION 2011-12
1. The area of a square and a rectangle is same. If the side of the square is 40cm. and breadth of the
rectangle is 25 cm. The length of the rectangle will be-
(A) 54 (B) 64 (C) 46 (D) 45
2. A dice is thrown. The outcomes of prime number is -
(A) 4 (B) 3 (C) 2 (D) 1
3. In the given pie chart, the marks obtained by a student in Hindi, English, Maths, Social Science and Science
is shown. If the student scores total 540 marks then the marks obtained in Maths exceeded marks in Hindi
by -
90
55
70
80
65
Social
S
c
i
e
n
c
e
H
in
d
i
Eng
lish
M
a
t
h
s
(A) 15 (B) 20 (C) 25 (D) 30
4. A cuboid has sides 5cm, 2cm, 5cm. The required number of cuboids to make it a cube is-
(A) 15 (B) 20 (C) 25 (D) 30
5. A tank is filled by a tap at the rate of 60 litre per minute. If the volume of the tank is 108m
3
, the total time
to fill the tank completely is.
(A) 20hrs. (B) 25 hrs. (C) 30hrs. (D) 35 hrs.
6. The length of a rectangle is 40cm. If the length of the diagonal is 41 cm, the perimeter of rectangle is-
(A) 96Cm (B) 98Cm (C) 100Cm (D) 102Cm
7. In an examination marks obtained in mathematics by fifteen students are follows :-
19, 25, 23, 20, 09, 20,15, 10, 05, 16, 25, 20, 24,12, 20 Median of obtained marks is-
(A)16 (B)19 (C) 20 (D)10
8. What is the mode of the following data 1, 1,2, 3, 4, 3, 4, 2, 1, 2, 2, 4,
(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4
9. Which of the following triplet is pythagorean :
(A) (2, 3, 4) (B) (1, 2, 3) (C) (3, 4, 5) (D) (4, 5, 6)
10. The number of lines of symmetry in a parallelogram is :
(A) 0 (B) 4 (C) 6 (D) 8
11. Volume of the greatest cone which can be cut from the cube of side 3 cm, is
(A) 9 t cm
3
(B) t
4
9
cm
3
(C) 3 t cm
3
(D) t
2
9
cm
3
Subject : Mathematics Topic : Mensuration & Statistics DPP No. 03 Class : VIII
12. A box tied by a ribbon, as shown in the figure, is to klbe presented as a gift.After allowing an additional
length of 10 cm. for the knot, length of the ribbon required is
(A)140 cm (B) 150 cm (C) 70 cm (D) 80 cm
13. If the length of a cuboid is decreased by 50% then its volume is decreased by
(A) %
2
1
33 (B) 75% (C) 50% (D) None of these
14. If V and C stand respectively for the volume and curved surface area of a cylinder with radius r of base
then
(A) VC = r t (B) 2V = Cr
(C) 2C = Vr (D) 2r = VC
15. If the length of a rectangle is increased by 10% and area is unchanged then the corresponding breadth
must be decreased by
(A) %
11
1
9 (B) 10% (C) 11% (D) %
9
1
11
16. If radius of circle is 2m then the area of shaded portion will be
(A) (4 t) m
2
(B) 2(4 t) m
2
(C) 4(4 t) m
2
(D) (4 4t) m
2
17. In a scalene triangle ABC, AD BE and CF are medians which intersect at point G, then G is called
(A) Centroid (B) Incentre (C) Otho centre (D) None of these
18. How many cubes of edge 5cm. can be ..... off form a cube of edge 20cm.
(A) 4 (B) 16 (C) 64 (D) 100
19. The lateral (Cuved) surface are of a cone is 220 square cm and its slant height 10 cm. Its total surface
area is
(A) 119 t cm
2
(B) 490 t cm
2
(C) 269 t cm
2
(D) None of these
20. Area of triangle RST is :
Q
R S
T
P
4m
12 m
3m
(A) 6 m
2
(B) 72 m
2
(C) 54 m
2
(D) None of these
21. Surabhi scored an 88 on her last test. Her scores before the last test were 95, 89, 90 and 93. What score
must Surabhi make on the next test in order to receive a mean score of 90 ?
(A) 85 (B) 88 (C) 90 (D) 91
22. The number of pairs of parallel planes that a regular hexagonal prism posses is
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 6
23. In AABC, AB = 20, AC = 14 and BC = 12. If sides AB and AC are doubled while BC remains the same.
then the area of the triangle :
(A) will be double (B) will be eight times (C) will be four times (D) will be zero
24. If the area of three adjacet faces of a cuboid is a, b and c. Then find its volume.
C
A B
(A) abc (B)
abc
(C) a
2
b
2
c
2
(D) a + b + c
25. The perimeter of the base of a cylinder is as same as the perimeter of a square whose one side is 11 cm.
If the volume is 98t, the height of the cylinder will be.
(A) 2 cm (B) 3 cm (C) 1 cm (D) 4 cm
26. When two cube of side 12 cm are joined end to end to form a cuboid then the total surface area of cuboid
is.
(A) 1740 cm
2
(B) 1640 cm
2
(C) 1540 cm
2
(D) 1440 cm
2
27. In the figure, ABCD is a parallelogram and PBQR is a rectangle
D C
Q
B P
A
R
If AP : PB = 1 : 2 = PD : DR, what is the ratio of the area of ABCD to the area of PBQR ?
(A) 1 : 2 (B) 2 : 1 (C) 1 : 1 (D) 2 : 3
28. A square board side 10 centimeters, standing vertically, is tilted to the left so that the bottom-right
corner is raised 6 centimeters from the ground
6

c
m
By what distance is the top-left corner lowered from its original position ?
(A) 1 cm (B) 2 cm (C) 3 cm (D) 0.5 cm
29. From one corner of a square of side 8 centimeters, a small square of side 1 centimeter is cut off. What is
the perimeter of the remaining figure ?
(A) 28 cm (B) 30 cm (C) 32 cm (D) 34 cm
30. In the figure, ABCD is a square, HGF is a semicircle and HE, FE are quarter-circles.
H
G
D C
F
B A
E
2cm
What is the area of the shaded part ?
(A) 4 sq. cm (B) 2 sq. cm (C)
2
1
t sq. cm (D) t sq. cm
31. In the figure, O is the centre of the circle and OABC is rectangle :
A
B
C
O3cm2cm
What is the length of AC ?
(A) 4 cm (B) 4.5 cm (C) 5 cm (D) 5.5 cm
32. In the figure below, ABCD is a rectangle and E is the midpoint of AB :
A
D C
B E
If the area of the triangle EBC is 8 sq. cm, then what is the area of the trapezium AECD ?
(A) 48 sq. cm (B) 32 sq. cm (C) 24 sq. cm (D) 16 sq. cm
33. A wheel has a radius of 35 cm. How many revolution will it make to cover 11 km.
(A) 4990 (B) 5000 (C) 5020 (D) 5040
34. The rainfall (in centimetre) recorded in the month of June to December are 14, I5, 25, 20, 30,42 and
8.Then the average rainfall is:
(A) 21 (B) 22 (C) 24 (D) 26
35. If the diagonals of a rhombus are 20 em. and 25 cm, what is its area ?
(A) 100 cm
2
(B) 150 cm
2
(C) 200 cm
2
(D) 250 cm
2
36. The area of a trapezium is 100 m
2
. If the sum of its parallel sides is 50m, then its height is equal to :
(A) 4 m (B) 6 m (C) 8 m (D) 10 m
37. If the radius of a sphere is halved then the ratio of their volumes is :
(A) 1 : 8 (B) 8 : 1 (C) 8 : 3 (D) 3 : 8
38. Find the arithmetic mean from the following table :
x 4 5 6 7 8 21
f (Frequency) 3 2 3 5 2 1
(A) 5 (B) 6 (C) 7 (D) 8
39. The average of 9 readings is 9 that of first 5 being 10 and of last 5 being 8. What is the fifth reading ?
(A) 10 (B) 9 (C) 8 (D) 7
40. The mean of 20 items of a data is 5 and if each item is multiplied by 3, then the mean will be :
(A) 5 (B) 10 (C) 15 (D) 20
41. The average age of two brothers is 13 It is increased by 11 years when their mother's age is also included.
The age of the mother is :
(A) 45 years (B) 46 years (C) 47 years (D) 48 years
42. If a sphere and a cube have the same surface area then the ratio of diameter of sphere to edge of cube
is :
(A)
6
:
t
(B)
t
:
6
(C) 2 : 1 (D) 1 : 2
43. Area of square ABCD is 169 sq. em. E, F, G, H are mid points of AB, BC,CD and DA respectively. Area of
quadrilateral EFGH is :
(A) 84 sq. cm. (B) 845 sq. cm. (C) 85 sq. cm. (D) 85.5 sq. cm.
44. Length of one diagonal of a rhombus is10 cm and its area is 120 sq. cm. Length of each side of the
rhombus is side of the rhombus is :
(A) 12 cm. (B) 13 cm. (C) 14 cm. (D) 15 cm.
45.
A B
D C
28 cm
1
7

c
m
20 cm
The area of the trapezium ABCD is :
(A) 300 cm
2
(B) 360 cm
2
(C) 480 cm
2
(D) None of these
46-50. Study the following table carafully and answer the questions given below.
Export of Tea and coffee (in million kgs)
Year Tea Coffee
1993-94 150 137
1994-95 147 138
1995-96 167 170
1996-97 169 180
1997-98 210 525
46. The approximate percentage by whih the export of coffee increased from 1996-97 to 1997-98 is :
(A) 185 (B) 190 (C) 195 (D) 205
47. The ratio of the export of coffee in 1994-95 to that in 1996-97 is :
(A) 69 : 85 (B) 30 : 23 (C) 85 : 69 (D) 23 : 30
48. The percentage increase in the export of tea in 1997-98 from that in 1993-94 is :
(A) 20 (B) 35 (C) 40 (D) 90
49. The percentage by which the export of tea fell in 1994-95 from that in the previous year is :
(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4
50. The ratio between export of coffee to tea in 1997-98 is :
(A) 5 : 14 (B) 2 : 5 (C) 5 : 2 (D) 14 : 5
NTSE-STAGE-I
WORK SHOP
DAILY PRACTICE PROBLEMS
SESSION 2011-12
Subject : Mathematics Topic : Commercial Mathematics DPP No. 04 Class : VIII
1. At an election where there are two candidates only, the candidate who gets 43% of the votes is rejected
by a majority of 420 votes. Find the total number of votes recorded :
(A) 3000 (B) 600 (C) 1200 (D) 2400
2. Two numbers are respectively 20% and 35% more than a third. What percentage is the first of the
second :
(A)
200
%
3
(B)
400
%
9
(C)
800
%
9
(D)
200
%
9
3. The population of town increases by 12% during first year and decreases by 10% during second year. If
the present population is 50400, what it was 2 years ago :
(A) 40000 (B) 50000 (C) 42000 (D) 40400
4. If the price of a commodity be raised by
2
16 %
3
, find how much percent must a householder reduce his
consumption of that commodity, so as not to increase his expenditure :
(A)
1
14 %
7
(B)
6
13 %
7
(C)
2
14 %
7
(D)
2
16 %
3
5. The difference between a discount of 35% and two successive discounts of 20% and 20% on a certain
bill was Rs 22. Find the amount of the bill :
(A) Rs 1100 (B) Rs 200 (C) Rs 2200 (D) Data inadequate
6. The number of seats in a cinema hall is increased by 25%. The price on a ticket is also increased by
20%. What is the effect on the revenue collected :
(A) 45% increase (B) 49% increase (C) 50% increase (D) 52% increase
7. A candidate scores 35% and fails by 40 marks, while another candidate who scores 60% marks, gets 35
marks more that the minimum required marks to pass the examination. Find the maximum marks for the
examination:
(A) 300 (B) 200 (C) 350 (D) 450
8. What quantity of water should be added to reduce 6 litres of 50% acidic liquid to 20% acidic liquid :
(A) 8 litres (B) 9 litres (C) 12 litres (D) 9.5 litres
9. A reduction of 24% in the price of tea enables a person to buy 3 kg more for Rs 75. Find the original price
of tea per kg :
(A) Rs
16
6
19
(B) Rs
17
7
19
(C) Rs 6 (D) Rs
17
6
19
10. The average height of 30 girls out of a class of 40 is 160 cm and that of the remaining girls is 156 cm. The
average height of the whole class is :
(A) 158 cm (B) 158.5 cm (C) 159 cm (D) 159.5 cm
11. The average of 15 numbers is 50. The average of first 8 of these numbers is 52 and the last 8 of these
numbers is 49. What is the 8th number.
(A) 58 (B) 50 (C) 55 (D) 56
12. A cricketer has completed 31 innings and his average is 18 runs. How many runs must he make in his
next innings so as to raise his average to 22 :
(A) 124 (B) 146 (C) 136 (D) 142
13. 5 years ago, the average of Ram and Shyams age was 20 years. Now the average age of Ram, Shyam
and Mohan is 30 years. What will be Mohans age 10 years hence :
(A) 45 years (B) 50 years (C) 49 years (D) 60 years
14. A sum of money is to be divided among A, B and C in the ratio 2 : 3 : 7. If the total share of A and B
together is Rs 1500 less than C, what is As share in it :
(A) Rs 1000 (B) Rs 1500 (C) Rs 2000 (D) Data inadequate
15. A horse is sold for Rs 1230 at a loss of 18%. What would have been gain or loss percent if it had been
sold for Rs 1600 :
(A)
2
6 %
3
loss (B)
2
6 %
3
gain (C)
1
6 %
3
gain (D) None of these
16. A customer asks for the production of x number of goods. The company produces y number of goods
daily out of which z% are unfit for sale. The order will be completed in :
(A)
( )
days
1 z y
x 100
(B)
( )
days
1 z y 100
x
(C) days
x
yz 100
(D)
100x
days
y(100 z)
17. The length and breadth of a square are increased by 30% and 20% respectively. The area of the rect-
angle so formed exceeds the area of the square by
(A) 20% (B) 36% (C) 50% (D) 56%
18. A man bought an article and sold it at a gain of 10%. If he had bought it at 20% less and sold it for Rs. 10
more, he would have made a profit of 40%. Find the C.P. of the article?
(A) Rs. 500 (B) Rs. 600 (C) Rs. 400 (D) Rs. 550
19. Some toffees are bought at the rate of 11 for Rs. 10 and the same number at the rate of 9 for Rs. 10. If
the whole lot is sold at one rupee per toffee, find the gain or loss percent on the whole transaction.
(A) Gain 2% (B) Gain 1% (C) Loss 2% (D) Loss 1%
20. Jyoti and Meena run a ready-made garment shop. They mark the garments at such a price that even
after allowing a discount of 12.5%, they make a profit of 10%. Find the marked price of a suit which
costs them
Rs. 1470.
(A) Rs. 1848 (B) Rs. 1617 (C) Rs. 1798 (D) Rs. 1948
21. Samir bought a shirt for Rs 336, including 12% sales tax and a necktie for Rs 110 including 10% sales
tax. Find the printed price of the shirt and necktie together .
(A) Rs. 450 (B) Rs. 600 (C) Rs. 400 (D) Rs. 500
22. Which is greatest in
%
3
1
33
,
15
4
and .35 ?
(A)
%
3
1
33
(B)
15
4
(C) 0.35 (D) all are equal
23. Three items are purchased at Rs. 450 each. One of them is sold at a loss of 10%. At what price should
the other two be sold so as to gain 20% on the whole transaction? What is the gain % on these two
items?
(A) 40.5% (B) 31.5% (C) 35% (D) 45%
24. The difference in simple interest and compound interest on a certain sum of money at %
3
2
6 per annum
for 3 years is Rs. 46. Determine the sum.
(A) Rs 3375 (B) Rs. 3125 (C) Rs. 3525 (D) Rs. 3275
25. Find the difference between the compound interest and simple interest, on a sum of Rs. 50,000 at 10%
per annum for 2 years.
(A) Rs. 400 (B) Rs. 450 (C) Rs. 600 (D) Rs 500
26. In a mixture of 625 litres, milk and water are in the ratio of 13 : 12. What is the quantity of water in the
mixture:
(A) 300 (B) 180 (C) 350 (D) 325
27. There is a sufficient food for 150 men for 15 days. After 10 days, 75 men leave the place. For how many
days will the rest of the food last for the rest of the men :
(A) 10 days (B) 8 days (C) 5 days (D) 15 days
28. A can do a piece of work in 12 days. B is 60% more efficient than A. The number of days, it takes B to do
the same piece of work, is :
(A)
1
7
2
days (B)
1
6
4
days (C) 8 days (D) 6 days
29. The third proportional to x
2
y
2
and x y is :
(A) x + y (B) x y (C)
x y
x y
+

(D)
x y
x y

+
30. A student walks from his house at 5 kmph and reaches his school 10 minutes late. If his speed had been
6 kmph he would have reached 15 minutes early. The distance of his school from his house is :
(A) 2.5 km (B) 12.5 km (C) 5.5 km (D) 3.6 km
31. Two trains start at the same time from Aligarh and Delhi and proceed towards each other at 36 kmph
and 42 kmph respectively. When they meet, it is found that one train has travelled 48 km more than the
other. The distance between the two stations (in km) is :
(A) 624 (B) 636 (C) 544 (D) 460
32. Renu rides at the rate of 10 km per hour but stops for 10 minutes to take rest at the end of every 15 km.
How many hours will she take to cover 100 km. :
(A) 10 (B) 11 (C) 12 (D)
6
1
11
33. If a train 110 m long passes a telegraph pole in 3 seconds, then the time taken (in seconds) by it to cross
a railway platform 165 m long, is :
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 7.5
34. A motor boat takes 2 hours to travel a distance of 9 km down the current and it takes 6 hours to travel the
same distance against the current. The speed of the boat in still water and that of the current (in km/hr)
respectively are :
(A) 3, 1.5 (B) 3, 2 (C) 3.5,2.5 (D) 3, 1
35. A and B can do a piece of work in 18 days; B and C in 24 days; C and A in 36 days. In how many days can
they do it all working together ?
(A) 12 (B) 13 (C) 16 (D) 26
36. If 1 man or 2 women or 3 boys can do a piece of work in 44 days, then the same piece of work will be
done by 1 man, 1 woman and 1 boy in :
(A) 21 days (B) 24 days (C) 26 days (D) 33 days
37. A and B working separately can do piece of work in 9 and 12 days respectively. If they work for a day
alternately, beginning with A, in how many days, the work will be completed?
(A)
2
1
10 days (B)
4
1
10 days (C)
3
2
10 days (D)
3
1
10 days
38. 4 men and 6 women finish a job in 8 days, while 3 men and 7 women finish it in 10 days. In how many
days will 10 women finish it ?
(A) 24 days (B) 32 days (C) 36 days (D) 40 days
39. If
a 4
b 3
=
and
x 7
y 5
=
then
2ax 3by
ax by +
= :
(A) 116 : 31 (B) 19 : 37 (C) 11 : 43 (D) 18 : 35
40. A train overtakes two persons who are walking in the same direction in which the train is going, at the rate
of 2 kmph and 4 kmph and passes them completely in 9 and 10 seconds respectively. The length of the
train (in metres) is
(A) 45 (B) 54 (C) 50 (D) 72
41. A quantity x varies inversely as the square of y. Given that x = 4 when y = 3, the value of x when y = 6 is
(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4
42. A bag contains rupee, 50 paise and 25 paise coins in the ratio 5 : 7 : 9. If the total amount in the bag is
Rs 430, find the numbers of coins of each kind :
(A) 200, 280, 360 (B) 280, 200, 360 (C) 360, 280, 200 (D) 360, 200, 280
43. 10 men can cut 15 trees in 2 hours. If 2 men leave the job, how many trees will be cut in 3 hours :
(A) 15 trees (B) 20 trees (C) 16 trees (D) 18 trees
44. A, B and C can do a piece of work in 18, 27 and 12 days respectively. They work at it together, A stops the
work after 6 days and B is called off 3 days before the work is done. In what time was the work finished :
(A) 6 days (B) 8 days (C) 10 days (D)
6
6
13
days
45. If A : B = 2 : 3, B : C = 4 : 5, and C : D = 6 : 7 then A : B : C : D is :
(A) 16 : 22 : 30 : 35 (B) 16 : 24 : 15 : 35
(C) 16 : 24 : 30 : 35 (D) 18 : 24 : 30 : 35
46. In what time would a cistern be filled by three pipes whose diameters are 1 cm, 2 cm and 3 cm, respectively
if largest alone fill it in 42 minutes, the amount of water flowing in by each pipe being proportional to the
square of its diameter :
(A) 27 min (B) 36 min (C) 18 min (D) 24 min
47. A and B could together finish a job in p days. They worked together for q days and then A was called
off. B finished the remaining work in r days. A will finish the work alone in :
(A)
pr
r p q +
days (B)
q p r
pq
+
days (C)
q p r
pq
+
days (D)
pr
p q
days
48. If
ds cr
ds cr
bq ap
bq ap +
=
+
then which of the following is true :
(A) ap, bq, cr and ds are in proportion (B) as, br, cq, and dp are in proportion
(C) Both A and B (D) None of these
49. Walking at
4
5
of his usual speed, a person is 6 min late to his office. Find his usual time to cover the
distance:
(A) 12 min (B) 18 min (C) 24 min (D) Data inadequate
50. A man covers a certain distance on scooter. Had he moved 4 km/hr faster, he would have taken 30
minutes less. If he had moved 3 km/hr. slower, he would have taken 30 min more. Find the original speed :
(A) 24 km/hr (B) 20 km/hr (C) 28 km/hr (D) 18 km/hr
51. The incomes of A and B are in the ratio 7 : 5 and their expenditures are in the ratio 5 : 3. If each saves Rs
1600, what are their incomes :
(A) Rs 5600, Rs 4000 (B) Rs 7000, Rs 5000 (C) Rs 14000, Rs 10000(D) Rs 21000, Rs 15000
52. A certain number of men can do a work in 45 days. If there were 4 men less it could be finished in 15 days
more. How many men are there?
(A) 28 men (B) 16 men (C) 24 men (D) 20 men
53. A is 4 times as fast as B, and is therefore able to finish a work in 45 days less than B. Find the time in
which they can do it working together :
(A) 8 days (B) 20 days (C) 24 days (D) 12 days
54. If x : y = 5 : 2 then (8x + 9y) : (8x + 2y) =
(A) 22 : 29 (B) 26 : 61 (C) 29 : 22 (D) 61 : 26