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### Chapter - Percentages

Difficulty Level of Questions - 1 (Out of 3)

## Q.1. In a physical measurement, by mistake, Shyam gave his height as 25% more than normal. In the interview panel, he clarified that his height was 5 feet 5 inches. Find the percentage correction made by the candidate from his stated height to his actual height.

A. 20

B. 28.56

C. 25

D. 16.66

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## Q. 2. If we express 12(4/5)% as a fraction, then it is equal to

A. 46/375

B. 46/125

C. 23/250

D. None of these

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## Q.3. A number is mistakenly divided by 2 instead of being multiplied by 2. Find the percentage change in the result due to this mistake.

A. 100%

B. 125%

C. 200%

D. 75%

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## Q. 4. Harsh and Bhuwan have salaries that jointly amount to ₹ 10,000 per month. They spend the same amount monthly and then it is found that the ratio of their savings is 6:1. Which of the following can be Harish's salary?

A. ₹ 6000

B. ₹ 5000

C. ₹ 4000

D. ₹ 3000

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## Q. 5. The population of a town is 6000. If the number of males increases by 10% and the number of females increases by 20 %, then the population becomes 6800. Find the population of females in the town.

A. 2500

B. 2000

C. 3500

D. 3000

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## Q.6. In an election contested by two parties, Party SJP secured 12 percentage points of the total votes more than Party SJD. If party SJD got 1,32,000 votes and there are no invalid votes, by how many votes did it lose the election?

A. 18,000

B. 25,000

C. 24,000

D. 36,000

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## Q. 7. Ramesh buys a house for ₹ 2,00,000. The annual repair cost comes to 6.0% of the price of purchase. Besides, he has to pay an annual tax of ₹ 12,000. At what monthly rent must he rent out the house to get a return of 20 % on his investment (in ₹) of the first year?

A. ₹ 3867.67

B. ₹ 3733.33

C. ₹ 3000

D. ₹ 3212.50

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## Q.8. Recently, while shopping in Meena Market in Lucknow, I came across two new pairs of trousers selling at a discount. I decided to buy one of them for my little boy Sherry. The shopkeeper offered me the first pair of trousers for ₹ 42 and said that they usually sold for 8/7 of that price. He then offered me the other pair of trousers for ₹ 36 and said that they usually sold for 7/6 of that price. Of the two pairs of trousers which one do you think is a better bargain and what is the percentage discount on it?

A. First pair of trousers, 12.5%

B. Second pair of trousers, 14.28%

C. Both are the same

D. None of these

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## Q. 9. In an examination, 80% students passed in Physics, 70% students passed in Chemistry while 15% failed in both the subjects. If 3250 students passed in both the subjects. Find the total number of students who appeared in the examination.

A. 7,500

B. 8,000

C. 3,000

D. 5,000

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## Q. 10. The salary of Anuj is 20% lower than Bhuwan's salary and the salary of Chauhan is 56.25% greater than Anuj's salary. By how much percentage the salary of Bhuwan is less than the salary of Chauhan.

A. 20%

B. 25%

C. 40%

D. 15%

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**Questions Courtesy: How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma**

## Books I recommend for Quantitative Aptitude:

### 1. How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma

### 2. Ace Quantitative Aptitude For Banking and Insurance

### 3. Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma

### 4. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal

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