a is x % of b, b is x% more than a. Find x.

  1. 50%
  2. 62%
  3. 75%
  4. 37%
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Answer: Option B Explanation:
a = bx b = a (1 + x), substituting this in the previous equation, we get x (x + 1) = 1 x2 + x – 1 = 0 or x is approximately 0.62 or 62%.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]2. P, Q, R, S, T, U, V & W are eight friends sitting around a circle facing towards the centre. (i) W is to the immediate left of P but is not the neighbour of T and S. (ii) U is to the immediate right of Q and V is neighbour of T. (iii) R is between T and U. Question 1: What is the position of V? (a) To the immediate right of W (b) Between T and R (c) Third to the right of U (d) Second to the left of S (e) None of these Question 2: What is the position of S? (a) Between Q and U (b) To the immediate left of P (c) Second to the right of U (d) To the immediate left of Q (e) None of these Question 3: Which of the following statements is true? (a) U is the neighbour of V (b) V is between W and T (c) W is between P and S (d) T is between U and Q (e) None of these Show Answer
Explanation: lr 1 Answer 1: (c) The position of V is third to the right of U. Correct option is (c). Answer 2: (d) The correct position of S is to the immediate left of Q. Correct option is (d) Answer 3: (b) From the given information, we can make the following diagram. Hence, V is between W and T.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]3. Para-Jumbles A. On Monday the secretary of state is due to hold a day of meetings with high-level political, military and business figures to further a “strategic dialogue” aimed at further expansion of US trade in India. B. US secretary of state Hillary Clinton arrived in India on Sunday for strategic talks aimed at bolstering bilateral ties and securing firmer support for the war in Afghanistan. C. Clinton arrived by plane in Delhi before noon, according to a reporter travelling with her, ahead of expected talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Patel in the evening.
  1. BAC                        2. BCA                        3. CBA                        4. CAB
Show Answer Answer: Option  B
Explanation:
This is a fairly easy question and hope each one of you was able to identify Option 2, BCA, as the correct answer. The key points for identifying the correct answer in this case are:
  • Statement B forms the perfect starting sentence, providing us with the ideal introduction for hat is to follow.
  • Statements C and Atake forward the paragraph in the chronological order in which the events are scheduled, with first the explanation for the evening being provided and then for the next day.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]4. What is the 2017 theme of World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)? [A] Tobacco: deadly in any form or disguise [B] Tobacco – a threat to development [C] Tobacco kills, don’t be duped [D] Tobacco: deadly for human development Show Answer
Answer: Option B Explanation:
The World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year on May 31 to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to nearly 6 million deaths each year worldwide, including 600,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. The 2017 theme “Tobacco – a threat to development” has been set by the World Health Organization (WHO). The campaign aims to demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to sustainable development, including the health and economic well-being of citizens in all countries.
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]5. The following pie chart shows the amount of subscriptions generated for India Bonds from different categories of investors. Capture1                 If the investments by NRI are rs 4000 cr, then the investment by corporate house and FII together is: [A] 24000 cr [B] 24363 cr [C]  25423.4 cr [D] 25643.3 cr Show Answer
Answer: Option B Explanation:
The investment by corporate house and FII together is 6711 x 4000 = 26844000
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