# IBPS Clerk Prelims: Quants Day 24

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1. x2 = 4, 2y2 – 13y + 20 = 0
A) x > y
B) x < y
C) x ≥ y
D) x ≤ y
E) x = y or relationship cannot be determined
B) x < y
Explanation:

x2 = 4
x = 2 , -2
2y2 – 13y + 20 = 0
2y2 – 8y – 5y +20 = 0
2y(y-4) – 5(y-4) = 0
y = 4, 5/2
put on number line
-2              2                   5/2                 4

2. 2x + 5y = 11, x – 20y = -8
A) x > y
B) x < y
C) x ≥ y
D) x ≤ y
E) x = y or relationship cannot be determined
A) x > y
Explanation:

To solve the equations, multiply 2nd equation by 2, and subtact both equations:
2x + 5y = 11
2x – 40y = -16
On subtraction – 0x + 45y = 27
y = 3/5
now put y = 3/5 in any of the equations to find x, x= 4

3. 2x2 + x – 36 = 0, y2 + y – 6 = 0
A) x > y
B) x < y
C) x ≥ y
D) x ≤ y
E) x = y or relationship cannot be determined
E) x = y or relationship cannot be determined
Explanation:

2x2 + x – 36 = 0
2x2 – 8x + 9x – 36 = 0
x = 4 , -9/2
y2 + y – 6 = 0
y = -3, 2
put on number line
-9/2              -3             2               4

4. x2 – 5x = 0, 2y2 – y – 3 = 0
A) x > y
B) x < y
C) x ≥ y
D) x ≤ y
E) x = y or relationship cannot be determined
E) x = y or relationship cannot be determined
Explanation:

x2 – 5x = 0
x(x-5) = 0
x = 0, 5
2y2 – y – 3 = 0
2y2 +2y – 3y – 3 = 0
y = -1, 3/2
put on number line
-1             0                 3/2                  5

5. 2x2 – 9x + 4 = 0, 2y2 + 7y – 4 = 0
A) x > y
B) x < y
C) x ≥ y
D) x ≤ y
E) x = y or relationship cannot be determined
C) x ≥ y
Explanation:

2x2 – 9x + 4 = 0
2x2 – 8x – x + 4 = 0
x = 4 , 1/2
2y2 + 7y – 4 = 0
2y2 + 8y – y – 4 = 0
y = -4, 1/2
put on number line
-4                   1/2                  4

6. A mixture contains A and B in the ratio 5 : 3. 16 litres of the mixture is taken out and 16 litres of liquid B is poured in and after this the ratio of the amount of both liquids in the mixture is 15 : 17. Find the amount of liquid A present in the mixture.
A) 24 litres
B) 40 litres
C) 30 litres
D) 32 litres
E) None of these
B) 40 litres
Explanation:

Method of doing these type of questions when same quantity is taken out and poured in:
Initial ratio = 5 : 3, 16 litres taken out
Let total quantity = 5x+3x + 16 = 8x+16
After pouring 16 litres of B, ratio is 15 : 17. So
5x/(3x+16) = 15/17
Solve, x = 6
So total quantity = 8*6 + 16 = 64
So A = 5/8 * 64 = 40 litres

7. A and B can complete a work in 10 days and 14 days respectively. Both start this work and A left after 4 days. B completes the remaining work in how many days?
A) 9 days
B) 9 4/5 days
C) 5 3/5 days
D) 4 2/5 days
E) None of these
D) 4 2/5 days
Explanation:

A+B)’s 1 day’s work = 1/10 + 1/14 = 12/70
So work done in 4 days = 4 * 12/70 = 24/35
Now A left.
Work left = 1 – 24/35 = 11/35
B does 1 work in 14 days so 11/35 work in 14 * 11/35 = 22/5 days

8. P and Q starts from point A to B 21 km away at the same time. P travels at 3 km/hr and Q at 4 km/hr. Q reaches point B and then returns towards point A and he meets P in between. Find the distance travelled by Q when he meets P.
A) 20 km
B) 24 km
C) 22 km
D) 18 km
E) 26 km
B) 24 km
Explanation:

Since both start at same time, when they meet they have travelled for same time
Let both meet at point C and let BC = x, then A has travelled (21-x) km, and B has travelled (21+x) km
Now times are same, so
(21-x)/3 = (21+x)/4
Solve, x = 3
So B has travelled = 21+3

9. A man buys a certain number of marbles at 2 for a Rupee and the same number of marbles at 4 for a Rupee. He sells all of them at 6 for Rs 2. What is his gain/loss percent in the whole transaction?
A) 11% loss
B) 11 1/9% gain
C) 13 1/9% gain
D) 11 1/9% loss
E) None of these
D) 11 1/9% loss
Explanation:

Buys certain number at 2/Re, let b1 = 2. Buys certain number at 4/Re, let b2 = 4
He sells 6 marbles for Rs 2, so this means he sells 3 marbles for Re 1, let s1 = 3
Next we have a direct formula for it:
Gain/loss % = [(2*b1*b2/s1(b1+b2s)) – 1] * 100
Gain/loss % = [(2*2*4/3(2+4)) – 1] * 100 = [(8/9) – 1] * 100 = -100/9 %

10. At a certain rate of interest Rs 1000 becomes Rs 1320 in 4 years. Now the rate of interest is increased by 4% per annum. What will Rs 1000 amount to now?
A) Rs 1440
B) Rs 1480
C) Rs 1280
D) Rs 1400
E) None of these
B) Rs 1480
Explanation:

When rate increase by 4% fir 4 years, Increase in interest = (1000*4*4)/100 = Rs 160
So increased amount = 1320+160

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