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HURDLE-11 : EFFECT OF CHANGE OF % ON NUMBERS

(Solve this Hurdle by 13th March)

Q1. I have certain number of Mangoes which I distribute to my 6 friends. How many of the following statements cannot be true.
1) I gave 5 mangoes each to 5 of my friends and balance 15 % to my 6th friend.
2) I gave 10 mangoes each to 5 of my friends and balance 40 % to my 6th friend.
3) I gave equal number of mangoes to all my friends and still have 5 % balance with me.
4) To 5 of my friends, I give 20 % of mangoes each. Each of my 5 friends give 50 % of their share to the 6th friend. All the six friends have same number of mangoes.

Choices : A) Zero B ) One C) Two D) Three

Q2. Certain prime number is reduced by 20 %. How many of the following statement cannot be true.

a) If you add 7 to the result, you get a negative number.
b) If you add 7 to the result, you get a composite number.
c) If you add 7 to the result, you get a rational number.
d) If you add 7 to the result, you get a prime number.
e) If you add 7 to the result, you get a whole number.

Choices : A) Zero B ) One C) Two D) Three

Q3. I have certain number of gems and 4 of my friends have none. To each of my 4 friends I give 25 % of gems. Each one
return back 10 gems to me and I return back 5 to each one of them. (UrPercentile.com) I have the maximum numbers of gems at the end. What is the minimum amount of gems I could have in starting.
A) 5
B) 25
C) 40
D) 50
E) 100

Q4. 33 is subtracted from 40 % of a number to get 115. What is the number ?

Q5. 30 % of employees take Voluntary retirement. The next month 43 more employees leave the company. The remaining
employees are 272 in number. How many employees were there in the beginning?

Q6. 41 subtracted from 90 % of a number leaves a balance of 400. What is the number?

Q7. 45 subtracted from 10 % of a number leaves a balance of 8. What is the number?

Q8. 40 % of employee belong to production department. 39 employee of production department leave the company making
number of employee in production department as 189. How many employees are there in the company?

Q9. In a superstore, 74 % of employee belong to sales department. 103 employee of the sales department leave the company making number of employee in sales department as 378. How many employees are there in the company?

Q10. There are 690 students in a school. How many % of students should be taken in a group so that if 127 students are
further reduced from the group only 11 remain?

Q11. There are 730 employees in a company. How many % of employees should be taken to form a group so that when 22
employees are further reduced from the group only 416 remain?

Q12. What % of 730 should be subtracted from 730 so that when 22 is reduced further the balance is 416?

Q13. What % of 770 should be subtracted from 770 so that when 23 is reduced further the balance is 208?

Q14. There was a increase in number of members at URPERCENTILE.COM by 40 % in a week. 239 new members
joined URPERCENTILE.COM the next week to make the total number of members as 3109. How many members were there
at the start?

Q15. URPERCENTILE.COM expects to increase the number of members by 12 % this week and further increase the number of members by 320 the week after to make the number of members as 3288. How many member are there at present
based on this statistics?

Q16. URPECENTILE.COM had increase in members by 30 % during a week. The owner of URPERCENTILE removed 47
members as they were sending SPAM to make the total as 2878 members. How many members were there at the beginning?

Q17. URPERCENTILE.COM had an increase in members by 35 % in a month. 33 of the members who were not actively
participating were removed to make the total number of members as 3450. How many members were there at the
beginning, based on this statistics?

Q18. 30 % of URPERCENTILE.COM members recommended URPERCENTILE.COM to one friend each. One new member for each recommendation joined URPERCENTILE.COM. Later 29 members whose email were bouncing were removed. 2935
members remained at the end. How many member were there at the beginning?

Q19 . There was an increase on 10 % in membership of URPERCENTILE.COM during first 6 days of the week. On the 7th
day, 21 new members joined and 41 were removed as they were sending SPAM thus making a final total of 2895. How many
members were there at the beginning?

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MATCH THE WORDS IN SET A WITH THEIR MEANINGS IN SET B

SEAT A:

Q20.Insular, Q21. Legionary, Q22. Mountebank, Q23. Parturition Q24. Postprandial Q25. Recalcitrant.


SET B:
A. A medicine.
B. Concerning with dictionary.
C. A bank to deposit your will.
D. Pertaining to an island.
E. An Egyptian building
F. A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern
French Legion of Honour.
G. A accidental discovery
H. A heavy fine or Tax imposed.
I. The waiting time after dialling the phone till the person picks up
the phone.
J. Boastful pretender
K. Relating to childbirth.
L. To recollect the past.
M. After dinner
N. Stubborn.

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READING COMPREHENSIVE (RC)

Read the article below and answer the question mentioned after the passage :

Source: The Hindu

" TWO IMPORTANT recent economic decisions of the UPA Government have many features in common. The more recent one has to do with modernisation of the Delhi and Mumbai airports. After considerable procedural delay and overcoming not a little political and trade union opposition the Government went ahead with the award of the contracts to two successful bidders.

Earlier, on January 24, it took a step forward in encouraging foreign direct investment in retail trade: it allowed overseas investors to invest up to 51 per cent in single-brand products retailing without having to seek prior approval. Global retailers dealing in single brands, big names such as Reebok, Adidas and Nokia, can set up shop on their own instead of having to franchise the distribution channels or through wholesalers. Big retail chains such as Wal-Mart dealing in a variety of goods cannot seek entry under the new liberalisation.

Convoluted process

On the face of it, the start of modernisation of the Mumbai and Delhi airports appears to be by far the more significant of the two decisions. Part of that perception is due to the highly vociferous opposition and the strike by workers of the Airports Authority of India. The strike was called off after the Government merely reiterated its commitment to protect jobs. It is difficult to see what the trade unions achieved beyond sending a message that they still count.

The Government stood firm after deciding on the bidders. But the process of decision-making was convoluted, to say the least.

After repeatedly postponing deadlines for deciding on the bids, the Government could not come out unscathed. A legal challenge has been mounted by one of the unsuccessful bidders, Reliance (Anil Ambani group), which had made the highest financial bid. Its allegation is that the Government changed the rules, after the tender process was completed, to suit the eventual winner.

Legal challenges are perhaps inevitable in such processes where the stakes are high for the bidders as well as the Government. In India, awarding contracts to modernise or build airports is something new, although in similar infrastructure areas such as power or even ports, the Government has made a beginning in inducting private parties. For decision makers it has been particularly daunting to venture into unknown territory. More so when the decisions tread the domain of "privatisation,'' involve organised labour and large sums of money. The absence of progress in the once vibrant public sector divestment programme is proof that the climate has changed: it has not been possible even to dilute a small stake in profitable government owned companies. The inclusion of foreign partners /equity providers only aggravates the opposition.

Yet in the final analysis, the two principal airports are being modernised only by co-opting the private sector along with its foreign partners. The advantages seen in that course have clearly outweighed the arguments against. One has to wait and see whether the model adopted for Delhi and Mumbai will be followed when the modernisation processes for other airports including Kolkata and Chennai are taken up. For all their significance and news appeal, therefore, the decision to award contracts for modernising the Delhi and Mumbai airports need not be considered a precedent or trendsetter.

The role of foreign direct investment in retail has always been controversial. In allowing foreign investment in only single brand stores, the Government has again been tentative. Opposition here has been based on fears that the large foreign retail channels will wipe out the small "mom and pop" shops that currently account for 97 per cent of the retail trade in the country. Supporters argue that apart from the investment, FDI in retail will bring a new shopping experience to the growing middle class. Besides, foreign retail chains will invest in logistics here and increasingly source goods from India to feed their other international operations as well.

Despite endless debates, there is no unanimity as to whether FDI will lead to job losses in the Indian retail sector. That being the case, it is clear that the opposition to it is partly at least ideological. Paradoxically, those who oppose on political grounds are in the company of the large Indian retail chains which, more than the mom and pop stores, have valid reasons to be worried over the competition from foreign chains, if and when that happens.

The parallel with the airports modernisation is this: the public sector airport employees might have been the most vociferous in their opposition to the route chosen for modernising the airports. But they are on the same side as the companies losing the bids."

Q26 . Select the best option :
Statement 1: Single brand stores can be 100 % owned by a foreign investor.
Statement 2: After repeatedly postponing deadlines for deciding on the bids, the Government could not come out with a clear
winner.
a) Both statement are true
b) Only Statement 1 is true.
c) Only statement 2 is true
d) Both the statements are false.


Q27 The legal challenges in processes where the stakes are high for the bidders as well as the Government are .......
(Select the best option)
a) Dispensable b) Ineluctable c)Imperious d ) Impassable

Q28 Select the true statement/s from the following :
A) All the customers are able to get benefit of reduced transaction cost due to the new technology.
B) Technology has been able to de-centralise the management control at many branches of banks.
C) Financial institutions have become strict in the procedural checks.
D) Technology has taken over the decision making process from humans.

Answers of Above Hurdle-11
Those who got 24 or more correct including correct answer for Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q26 have done well.
Hurdle 11-Answers

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A train 600 meters long is traveling at a speed of 30 Mt/ Sec.The train enters a tunnel of length 2.1 Km .
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