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1. If 80% of A = 50% of B and B = x% of A, then the value of x is:
(a) 400       (b) 300           (c) 160       (d) 150

2.If x is 80% of Y, what percent of x is Y?

(a) 75%      (b)80%           (c) 100%    (d)125%

3. If 8% of x is the same as 4% of y, then 20% of x is the same as:

(a)10% of Y                      (b) 16% of y

(c)80% of y                        (d)50 % of Y

4.If 120 is 20% of a number , then 120% of that number will be:

(a) 20         (b) 120           (c) 480       (d)720

5. If x is less than y by 25% then y exceeds x by:

(a) 20\frac{1}{3} %   (b)25%       (c)75%          (d) 66\frac{2}{3}%


6. If 80% of a number added to 80 gives the result as the number itself, then the number is:

(a) 200      (b)300        (c)400           (d)500

7. A person who spends 66\frac{2}{3}% of his income is able to save ₹ 1200 per month. His monthly expenses (in ₹ ) is:

(a)1,200    (b)2,400     (c)3,000        (d)3,200

8. The income of C is 20% more than B’s and the income of B is 25% more than A’s. Find by how much percent is C’s income more than A’s?

(a) 150%    (b)50%       (c)25%          (d)35%

9. If A exceeds B by 40% , B is less than C by 20%, then A:C is:

(a) 28:25       (b)26:25     (c)14:27      (d)27:14

10. In a school 70% of the students are girls. The number of boys are 510. Then the total number of students in the school is:

(a)850           (b)1700      (c)1830       (d)1900


11. Price of sugar rises by 20%. By how much percent should the consumption of sugar be reduced so that the expenditure does not change?

(a) 20%        (b)10%       (c) 16\frac{2}{3}%      (d)18%

12. What percent decrease is salary would exactly cancel out the 20 percent increase?

(a)20%      (b) 16\frac{2}{3}%         (c) 33\frac{1}{3}%       (d)18%

13. If food prices go up by 10%, By how much should a man reduce his consumption so as not to increase his expenditure?

(a) 9\frac{1}{11}%          (b)10%

(c) 9\frac{2}{11}%          (d)the data is not sufficient

14. The price of an article is decreased by 10%. To restore its former value the new price must be increased by:

(a) 10%         (b)11%       (c)11\frac{1}{8} %    (d) 11\frac{1}{9}%

15. Salary of a person is first increased by 20%, then it is decreased by 20%. Then the percentage change in his salary is:

(a)4% decreased         (b)8% increased

(c)8% decreased         (d)20% increased


16. In an examination, there were 1000 boys and 800 girls. If 60% of the boys and 50% of the girls passed. Find the percentage of the failed candidates?

(a)46.4%   (b)48.4%       (c)44.4%       (d)49.6%

17. In an examination a candidate must secure 40% marks to pass. A candidate, who gets 220 marks, fails by 20 marks. Find the maximum marks for the examination?

(a)1200     (b)300           (c)600           (d)450

18. In a class 60% of the students pass in Hindi and 45% pass in Sanskrit. If 25% of them pass in both subjects, what percentage of the students fail in both the subjects?

(a)80%      (b)75%          (c)20%          (d)25%

19. In an examination 70% of the candidates passed in English, 80% passed in Mathematics. 10% failed in both the subjects if 144 candidate passed in both, the total number of candidates was:

(a)125       (b)200           (c)240           (d)375

20. The ratio of the number of boys and girls in a collage is 3 : 2. If 20% of boys and 25% of girls are adults, the percentage of those students who are not adults is:

(a) 58%        (b)67.5%    (c)78%       (d)82.5%


21.   8% of the voters in an election did not cast their votes. In this election, there were only two candidates. The winner by obtaining 48% of the total votes defeated his contestant by 1100 votes. The total number of votes in the election was:

(a).2100        (b)23500    (c)22000    (d)27500

22. In an election between two candidates, 75% of the voters cast their votes, out of which 2% votes were declared invalid. A candidate got 9261 votes which were 75% of the valid votes. The total number of voters enrolled in that election was:

(a).16000   (b)16400          (c)16800    (d)18000

23. In an election between two candidates, the candidate getting 60% of the votes polled is elected by a majority of 14,000 votes. The number of votes obtained by the winning candidates is

(a)28,000                     (b)32,000

(c)42,000                     (d)46,000

24.  A man spends 40% of his monthly salary on food and one-third of the remaining on transport. If he saves ₹ 4,500 per month which is equal to half month which after spending on food and transport, his monthly salary is:

(a)₹ 11,250                  (b)₹ 22,500

(c)₹ 25,000                  (d)₹ 45,000

25. In an election there were only two candidates. One of the candidates secured 40% of votes and is defeated by the other candidate by 297 votes. The total number of votes polled is:

(a)745        (b)1460            (c)1490            (d) 1500


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26. The population of village has increased annually at the rate of 25%. If at the end of 3 years it is 10,000, the population in the be-ginning of the first year was:

(a) 5120                     (b)5000

(c) 4900                     (d)4500

27. The population of a town 2 years ago was 62,500. Due to migration to big cities, it decreases every year at the rate of 4%. The present population of the town is:

(a)57,600                   (b)56,700

(c)76,000                   (d)75,000

28. The population of a town increases every year by 4%. If population was 5,000 in starting, then after 2 year it will be:

(a)53,900                   (b)54,000

(c)54,080                   (d)54,900

29. In an alloy, there is 12% of copper, to get 69 kg of copper, how much alloy will be required?

(a) 424 kg                    (b) 575 kg

(c) 828 kg                    (d)  1736\frac{2}{3} kg

30.  A sample of 50 liters of glycerin is found to be adulterated to the extent of 20%. How much pure glycerin should be added to it so as to bring down the percentage of impurity to 5%?

(a).155 litres                 (b)150 litres

(c)150.4 litres               (d) 140 litres



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