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

1. 50%
2. 62%
3. 75%
4. 37%
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
Explanation: 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