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1. Pipes A and B can fill a tank in 5 and 6 hours respectively. Pipe C can empty it in 12 hours. If all
the three pipes are opened together, then the tank will be filled in:
A. 3 9/17hours B. 1 13/17 hours
C. 2 8/11 hours D. 4 1/2 hours

2. Two taps can separately fill a cistern 10 minutes and 15 minutes respectively and when the waste
pipe is open, they can together fill it in 18 minutes. The waste pipe can empty the full cistern in?

A. 7 min B. 13 min C. 23 min D. 9 min

3. Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 4 and 5 hours respectively. If they are turned up alternately for
one hour each, the time taken to fill the tank is?
A. 2 hrs 15 min B. 4 hrs 24 min C. 5 hrs D. 3 hrs

4. Two pipes A and B can fill a cistern in 12 and 15 minutes respectively. Both are opened together
but after 3 minutes A is turned off. After how much more time will the cistern be filled?
A. 3 1/4 min B. 5 1/4 min C. 8 1/4 min D. 9 1/4 min

5. A cistern is normally filled in 8 hours but takes two hours longer to fill because of a leak in its
bottom. If the cistern is full, the leak will empty it in?
A. 16 hrs B. 20 hrs C. 40 hrs D. 25 hrs

6. An outlet pipe can empty 2/3 rd of a cistern in 12 minutes. In 8 minutes, what part of the
cistern will be emptied?

A. 4/9 B. 2/3 C. 4/7 D. 1/6

7. Two pipes function simultaneously the reservoir will be filled in 12 hours. One pipe fills
reservoir 10 hours faster than the other. How many hours does the faster pipe take to fill the

A. 25 hrs B. 28 hrs C. 20 hrs D. 35 hrs

8. Pipes P and Q would fill a cistern 18 and 24 minutes respectively. Both pipes being opened,
find when the first pipe must be turned off so that the cistern may be just filled in 12 minutes?

A. after 12 mins B. after 9 mins C. after 8 1/2 mins D. after 10


9. A cistern which could be filled in 9 hours takes one hour more to be filled owing to a leak in
its bottom. If the cistern is full in what time will the leak empty it?
A. 45 hrs B. 60 hrs C. 75 hrs D. 90 hrs
11. A pump can fill a tank with water in 2 hours. Because of a leak, it took 2 2/3 hours to fill the tank.
The leak can drain all the water of the tank in

A. 6 hours B. 8 hours C. 9 hours 10 hours

12. Two pipes A and B together can fill a cistern in 4 hours. Had they been opened separately, then B
would have taken 6 hours more than A to fill the cistern. How much time will be taken by A to fill the
cistern separately?

A. 6 hours B. 2 hours C. 4 hours D. 3 hours

13. Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 15 minutes and 40 minutes respectively. Both the pipes are
opened together but after 4 minutes, pipe A is turned off. What is the total time required to fill the

A. 10 min 10 sec B. 25 min 20 sec C. 29 min 20 sec D. 20 min 10 sec

14. A cistern can be filled by a tap in 4 hours while it can be emptied by another tap in 9 hours. If
both the taps are opened simultaneously, then after how much time will the cistern get filled?

A. 4.5 hrs B. 5 hrs C. 6.5 hrs D. 7.2 hrs

15. A tap can fill a tank in 6 hours. After half the tank is filled three more similar taps are opened.
What is the total time taken to fill the tank completely?

A. 3 hrs 15 min B. 3 hrs 45 min C. 4 hrs D. 4 hrs 15 min

16. One pipe can fill a tank three times as fast as another pipe. If together the two pipes can fill tank
in 36 min, then the slower pipe alone will be able to fill the tank in?

A. 81 min B. 108 min C. 144 min D. 192 min

17. A large tanker can be filled by two pipes A and B in 60 and 40 minutes respectively. How
many minutes will it take to fill the tanker from empty state if B is used for half the time and A and
B fill it together for the other half?

A. 15 min B. 20 min C. 27.5 min D. 30 min

18. Two pipes can fill a tank in 20 and 24 minutes respectively and a waste pipe can empty 3
gallons per minute. All the three pipes working together can fill the tank in 15 minutes. The
capacity of the tank is?

A. 60 gallons B. 100 gallons C. 120 gallons D. 180 gallons

19. Three pipes A, B and C can fill a tank in 6 hours. After working at it together for 2 hours. C is
closed A and B can fill the remaining par in 7 hours. The number of hours taken by C alone to fill
the tank is?
A. 10 B. 12 C. 14 D. 16

Averages (HANDOUT-01)
1. In the first 10 overs of a cricket game, the run rate was only 3.2. What should be the run rate in
the remaining 40 overs to reach the target of 282 runs?
A. 6.25 B. 5.5 C. 7.4 D. 5

2. A grocer has a sale of Rs. 6435, Rs. 6927, Rs. 6855, Rs. 7230 and Rs. 6562 for 5 consecutive
months. How much sale must he have in the sixth month so that he gets an average sale of Rs.
A. 4800 B. 4991 C. 5004 D. 5000

3. The average age of three boys is 15 years and their ages are in proportion 3:5:7. What is the age
in years of the youngest boy?

A. 15 B. 9 C. 18 D. 21

4. The average of 11 numbers is 10.9. If the average of first six is 10.5 and that of the last six is 11.4
the sixth number is?

A. 11.0 B. 11.3 C. 11.4 D. 11.5

5. The average of 10 numbers is calculated as 15. It is discovered later on that while calculating the
average, one number namely 36 was wrongly read as 26. The correct average is?

A. 12.4 B. 14 C. 16 D. 18.6

6. The average age of 8 men increases by 2 years when two women are included in place of two
men of ages 20 and 24 years. Find the average age of the women?

A. 36 years B. 24 years C. 30 years D. 18 years

7. A batsman in his 17 th innings makes a score of 85 and their by increasing his average by 3. What
is his average after the 17thinnings?

A. 34 B. 35 C. 36 D. 37

8. In a hostel there were 100 students. To accommodate 20 more students the average is decreased
by rupees 5. But total expenditure increased by Rs.400. Find the total expenditure of the hostel now?

A. Rs.5000 B. Rs.4600 C. Rs.5400 D. Rs.2300

9. Visitors to show were charged Rs.15 each on the first day. Rs.7.50 on the second day, Rs.2.50 on
the third day and total attendance on the three days were in ratio 2:5:13 respectively. The average
charge per person for the whole show is?

A. Rs.3 B. Rs.4.50 C. Rs.5.00 D. Rs.7.50

10. A man purchased 3 blankets @ Rs.100 each, 5 blankets @ Rs.150 each and two blankets at
a certain rate which is now slipped off from his memory. But he remembers that the average
price of the blankets was Rs.150. Find the unknown rate of two blankets?
A. Rs.150 B. Rs.225 C. Rs.250 D. None

11. The average temperature for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday was 48 degrees
and for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday was 46 degrees. If the temperature on
Monday was 42 degrees. Find the temperature on Friday?

A. 40 degrees B. 38 degrees C. 36 degrees D. 34 degrees

12. Nine men went to a hotel. Eight of them spent Rs.3 each over their meals and the ninth
spent Rs.2 more than the average expenditure of all the nine. Determine the total money spent
by them?

A. Rs.29.25 B. Rs.30.25 C. Rs.32 D. Rs.35

13.The average weight of 25 persons sitting in a boat had some value. A new person added to
them whose weight was 46 kg only. Due to his arrival, the average weight of all the persons
decreased by 5 kg. Find the average weight of first 25 persons?

A. 55 kg B. 62 kg C. 56 kg D. None

14. Three years ago the average age of a family of six members was 19 years. A boy have been
born, the average age of the family is the same today. What is the age of the boy?

A. 1 year B. 1.5 years C. 2 years D. 2.5 years

15. The average of five results is 46 and that of the first four is 45. The fifth result is?

A. 1 B. 10 C. 12.5 D. 50

16. The average marks of a class of 30 students is 40 and that of another class of 50 students is
60. Find the average marks of all the students?

A. 50 B. 47.5 C. 59 D. 52.5

17. The sum of five numbers is 655. The average of the first two numbers is 85 and the third
number is 125. Find the average of the two numbers?

A. 180 B. 170 C. 190 D. 175

18. The average amount with a group of seven numbers is Rs. 20. If the newly joined member
has Rs. 50 with him, what was the average amount with the group before his joining the group?

A. Rs. 25 B. Rs. 18 C. Rs. 15 D. Rs. 22

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