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Math Questions - Misc

1. 10 bulbs glowing for 2 hours a day for 3 days incur a cost of Rs. 10. What will be the cost
of 4 bulbs glowing for 4 hours a day for 5 days?
2. Multiplying a number by 2 gives the same result as subtracting 10 from it. What's the
number?
3. The diameter of the wheel of a car is 60 cm. How many rotations would it have made in a
trip of 528 km?
4. Express the speed of rotation (degrees moved / time) of the hour and the minute hand of a
clock in ratio form.
5. In 2010 the ratio of the ages of a Mother and her Daughter was 5:2. Given that the daughter
was 15 years old in 2005, find the year of birth of the mother.
6. Divide 3x in the ratio

1
3
:
2
4

7. Dividing a number by 8 is the same as reducing it by ______ %


8. 7 horses can plough 2 fields in 3 days. How long will it take 10 horses to plough 3 fields?
9. Divide Rs. 12000 among X, Y & Z, such that Z gets what X & Y combined get.
10. If the area of rectangle is 40 square cm, give me 5 possible values for its perimeter.
11. 3 banks give the following info

For every 1000 you borrow, pay us back 1100 at the end of 18 months
For every 500 you borrow, pay us back 540 at the end of 1 year
For every 10000 borrow, pay us back 10900 at the end of 24 months

Which is the most profitable if one is looking to borrow money?


12. Using only a compass and a ruler, draw a line that is parallel to a given line at a distance of
6 cm.
13. 3 houses share a generator. The amount of power consumed by them in a given day are in
the ratio 4.5 : 9 : 3. What percentage of power was consumed by each house?
14. 5 horses and 7 oxen take 4.5 days to plough a field. How long will it take 4 horses and 10
oxen to do it? (Note: in this case, assume that 2 horses can do as much work as 3 oxen)

15. Isolate x in the following equations

20 x=500

x 2=

20 a b + y = 9 a 2 x + 2 x

3 x+a=7

2ax
b

The cube root of 64 times x is equal to x


x multiplied by itself is found to be equal to half the sum of a, b & c.

16. How many degrees are swept by the hour hand of a clock in 36 minutes?
17. What is the ratio of the volumes of 2 cubes whose surface areas are in the ratio 1:3 ?
18. Find the new coefficient of x in the following

x is increased by 10. 9 %
x is decreased by 14.75 %
3
x is divided by
4
x is added to itself and the sum is decreased by 20 %
5 is subtracted from x and the result is multiplied by 3a
x is increased by a factor of 3.456

19. The product of a number and the square of it's reciprocal = __________________
20. Write 10 numbers that lie between 10.101011 and 10.10101 in the number line
21. A certain cube weighs 50 kg. What would be the ratio of the side of this cube to another
cube (of the same material) that weighs 40% less.
22. What is the maximum rate I can afford to borrow Rs. 18000 if I am not willing to pay back
more than 21000 at the end of 2 years?
23. Which of the following are true?

1
:1: x
x
a : b = (a 5) : (b 5)
ax : bx = ay : by
The product of two number is always greater than either
In division of 2 numbers, the quotient is always less than the dividend
g 3 g 4 = g g 6
w 3 w2 = w( w w 2) = w 2(w 1)
x : x2: x3 =

24. What is the ratio of the sides of 2 squares whose areas are in the ratio 1:2 ?
25. Tom, Dick & Harry pool Rs. 35000, Rs. 45000 & Rs. 20000 respectively for a small
business venture. If the profit is to be divided in proportion to their investments, derive
simple formulas that will calculate their share for any given profit.

26. A cubic bar of a certain metal of side 10 cm weighs 1.5 kg. What would be the length of the
side a cube made of the same metal that weighs 6 kg?
27. Item A was sold at Rs. 15500 which amounted to a profit of 8 %. At what price should it
have been sold to make a profit of 12 % ?
28. The volume of a cuboid is 576 cubic cm. Give me 3 sets of possible dimensions.
29. Two cars travel at 50 kmph and 65 kmph. Find the ratio of the distance covered by them in
45 min.
30. Some gardening work needs to be done. 5 boys and 2 men volunteer. It is assumed that 3
men can do as much work as 6 boys in a given time. And after 2 days, 80% of the work is
completed. How many more boys would it take to complete the work in 1 day?
31. To paint a cuboid of wood of dimensions 50 cm X 20 cm X 15 cm it cost Rs. 250. How
much do you expect it would it cost if the dimensions were 10% larger?
32. Plot a point that is at a distance of 10 cm and 5 cm respectively from 2 other points that are
6 cm apart.
33. A shopkeeper buys 10 pencils and sells it at the price of 12 pencils. Find his gain %
34. 80 feet of barbed wire is needed to fence a square plot of side 10 feet. How much will be
needed for a plot whose area is 21% more?
35. Dividing a number 'x' by 12 is the same as subtracting 'a' times 'x' from it. Find 'a'
36. Complete the following

xy = _____% of x

1 = _____%

x = _____% of y

0.25 = _______ %

2/5 % = _______

2/5 = _______%

________% increase in x = 1.39x

________increased by 5% = 140

37. A person buys 2 articles M & N. He paid Rs. 7500 for M, and incurred a loss of 8% when
he sold it. Then he managed to sell N at a gain of 10% which worked out to be an overall
gain (M & N combined) of Rs. 400. Find the cost price of N.
38. The prices of 3 articles are in the ratio 3 : 2 : 4. They are sold at a gain of 15%, 20% and a
loss of 10% respectively. Find the total loss or gain %.