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PERCENTAGE SPEED TEST

1. What is the % change in the area of a rectangle if its length increases by a third and its width decreases by a fourth? (1) 8.33% increase (2) 6.25% increase (3) 2.2% decrease (4) 0% increase A real estate broker charges commission at the rate of 6.25% for the first Rs. 400,000, 3.75% for the next Rs. 600,000 and 2.625% for the remainder of the selling price of a property. What commission should he charges, if the selling price amounted to Rs. 3 mn? What is his average % commission on this sale? (1) 105,000; 3.45% (2) 100,000; 3.33% (3) 74,000; 3.7% (4) 47,500; 4.75% A man invested half of his wealth in real estate and invested half of his remaining wealth in stocks. If he is left with Rs. 1 crore after his investments, what is the size of his wealth? (1) Rs. 3 crores (2) Rs. 2 crores (3) Rs. 4 crores (4) Rs. 5 crores 14.28% of the salary was deducted as tax and Rs. 84 was deducted against a loan taken by Ram. If he takes home two thirds of his gross salary, what was his gross salary? (1) Rs. 105 (2) Rs. 841 (3) Rs. 441 (4) Rs. 504 Hispanics constituted 31.25% of a gathering. Of the Hispanics, 40% were women and there were 24 men. How many non-Hispanics were there in the class? (1) 88 (2) 128 (3) 144 (4) 40 6. In an examination a candidate who got 30% of the maximum marks failed by 15 marks. Another candidate who got 45% of the maximum marks got 30 marks more than the pass mark. What is the passing mark? (1) 135 (2) 90 (3) 105 (4) 120 The price of a car is increased by 20% before budget and in the budget the price is increased by 10% again. Find the total % increase in the price of the car? (1) 30% (2) 10% (3) 22% (4) 32% A bill was passed in the parliament with 77.77% of the members voting for it which was 45 more than the numbers who opposed the bill. If all the members were present and non abstained from voting, how many members opposed for the bill? (1) 81 (2) 63 (3) 45 (4) 18 In a test, A got 18.75% more than B. B got 85.71% of the marks that C got who got 20% less than D. If D got 58.33% and full marks were 120, how much did A get? (1) 76 (2) 57 (3) 48 (4) 69

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10. As salary is 87.5% less than B’s. How much % is B’s more than A’s? (1) 12.5% (2) 46.67% (3) 70% (4) None of these 11. The price of sugar is increased by 7%. By how much percent should a housewife reduce her consumption of sugar to have no extra expenditure?

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Quant Workshop # 02 18. In a class of 360 students 62.5% are men. 26.67% of the men knew swimming and 25% of the class knew swimming. What % of the women knew swimming? (1) 30 (2) 18.18 (3) 60 (4) 22.22 19. A clock loses a minute every three hours for 4 days and gains 1% in the subsequent 6 days. If it was set right on Friday at 11 A.M. what will be time at the end of 10 days? (1) 11:54:40 A.M. (2) 11:56:24 A.M. (3) 12:16:40 P.M. (4) 11:54:24 A.M. 20. A clock gains 2% during the first three days. Subsequently it losses time at x% for two days. If it was set right on Sunday Noon and the time it shows on Friday Noon is 11:56:24 A.M., what was the % at which it was losing time during the last two days? (1) 6.25% (2) 3.125% (3) 1.875% (4) None of these 21. In a certain examination there are three papers and a candidate must get 37.5% marks of the total to pass. In one paper, the candidate obtained 35% out of 60, and in the second he obtained 43.75% out of 80. How much must be obtain out of 100 in the third to pass? (1) 44 (2) 56 (3) 34 (4) 46 22. What is the % change in t he area of a rectangle if its length decreases by 15% and its width decreases by 20%? (1) 34.7% decrease (2) 32% decrease (3) 35% decrease (4) 30% decrease 23. A sample of 25 liters of gasoline is found to be adulterated to the extent 16%. How much pure gasoline should be added to bring up the level of purity to 90%? (1) 25 litres (2) 1.5 litres (3) 15 litres (4) 2.5 litres 24. In an examination 80% of the candidates passed in French and

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12. In order to maintain his expenditure of coffee, how much % should Alok reduce his consumption if coffee price increased by 36.36% (1) 26.67% (2) 57.14% (3) 42.85% (4) 30.75% 13. The prices of tea and coffee per kg were the same in June. In July, the price of coffee shot up by 200% and that of tea dropped by 90%. If in July, a mixture containing equal quantities of tea and coffee costs Rs. 139.50 for 3 kgs, how much did a kg of tea cost in July? (1) Rs. 4.5 (3) Rs. 9 (2) Rs. 3 (4) Rs. 90

14. 22.22% of fruit in a shop were bad. The shopkeeper kept 40% of the remainder in cold storage and had 84 numbers kept in the stall. How many fruits were bad? (1) 140 (2) 180 (3) 56 (4) 40 15. The price of gold in June was Rs. 440 per gm. In July it increased to Rs. 550 per gm. Subsequently in August, the price increased by the same % with respect to July as the % increase in July with respect to June. What is the price of gold in August? (1) Rs. 412.50 (2) Rs. 660 (3) Rs. 687.50 (4) None of these 16. The price of a Pentium computer has come down from rs. 72,000 to Rs. 66,000. By what % has it come down? (1) 9.09% (2) 11.11% (3) 8.25% (4) 8.33% 17. 27.27% of cement is lost while it is packed. However, if 16.67% is lost in packing, the company would have sold 0.35 mn tonnes more. If there were no loss in packing, how many tonnes will be the company be able to sell? (1) 23.1 mn (2) 2.1 mn (3) 18.7 mn (4) 3.3 mn

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Quant Workshop # 02 50% in German while 12% failed in both the subjects and 63 passed in both the subjects. How many candidates took these two exams? (1) 150 (2) 100 (3) 300 (4) None of these 25. The price of Car X costing Rs. 420,000 is 22.22% less than Car Y. What is the price of Car Y? (1) 450,000 (2) 540,000 (3) 480,000 (4) 510,000 26. One litre of water is evaporated from 8 litre of a solution containing 7% salt. Find the percentage of salt in the remaining solution? (1) 6% (2) 8 (3) 5.71% (4) 4.76% 27. In an examination a candidate who got 60% of the maximum marks failed by 22.5 marks. Another candidate who got 80% of the maximum marks got 7.5 marks more than the pass mark. What was the passing %? (1) 120 (2) 75 (3) 68 (4) 105 28. The price per kg of tea and coffee in January is the same and price of tea increases by 20% and the price of coffee decreases by 40% in February. If a kg containing a mixture of tea and coffee in the ratio of 3 : 2 costs Rs. 96/kg in February, what is the price per kg of coffee in February? (1) 60 (2) 30 (3) 64 (4) 32 29. Ravi’s salary was reduced by 10%. To get his salary back to the original amount, it must be raised by (1) 10% (3) 11 1/9% (2) 11% (4) 12.5% 31. A’s salary is 45.45% of B’s. How much % is B’s more than A’s? (1) 83.33% (2) 25% (3) 120% (4) 20% 32. A debtor can pay 87p in a rupee, but if his creditors would take 20% off his debts he could pay them and have Rs. 4200 left. Find the debts. (1) Rs. 50,000 (2) Rs. 60,000 (3) Rs. 70,000 (4) Rs. 80,000 33. The length and breadth of a square are increased by 20%. By what percent does the perimeter increase? (1) 20% (2) 40% (3) 30% (4) 10% 34. A 30 litre mixture of milk and water contains 20% water in it. How many litres of the mixture should be replaced with pure milk to bring down the percentage of water in the mixture to 5%? 35. A merchant professes to make a loss of 20% of his cost price. However, in reality he makes a profit of 205. By how much does he defraud his customers when the claims to sell 1 kg? (1) 250 gms (2) 333.33 gms (3) 666.67 gms (4) 750 gms 36. In an election contested by two candidates the winner got 18% of the total votes more than the loser. If the loser got 205,000 votes, how many more votes did the winner get? (1) 2419000 (2) 90,000 (3) 230625 (4) None of these 37. An airline increased it faire by 16.67% due to spiraling fuel costs. What % of decrease in the number of passengers traveling by the airline will result in the airline revenue remaining neutral on account of the fare increase? (1) 20% (2) 16.67% (3) 14.28% (4) None of these 38. Fresh grapes contain 80% water, while dried grapes contain 30% water. How many kgs of fresh

30. A tradesman, by means of a false balance defrauds to the extent of 10 percent in buying goods and also defrauds 10 percent in selling. The gain on his outlay by his dishonesty is (1) 21% (2) 11% (3) 20% (4) 22.22%

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Quant Workshop # 02 grapes are needed to make 30 kgs of dried grapes? (1) 80 kgs (2) 105 kgs (3) 60 kgs (4) 45 kgs 39. Priya’s income increased by 20% and her expenses increased by 25%. By what percentage has her savings changed? (1) 0% change (2) 5% increase (3) 25% increase (4) None of these 40. The price of 10 Kgs of rice is Rs. 460 and the price of 10 Kgs of wheat is Rs. 380. If the price of one Kg of maize is the average of the price of rice and wheat, by what % is the price of rice greater than that of maize?

(1) 14.28% (3) 13.33% of these

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