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NOVELL - Placement
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1). A beggr collects cigarette stubs and makes one ful
cigarette

with every 7 stubs. Once he gets 49 stubs . How many
cigarettes

can he smoke totally.

Ans. 8

2). A soldiar looses his way in a thick jungle at
random walks

from his camp but mathematically in an interestingg
fashion.

First he walks one mile east then half mile to north.
Then 1/4

mile to west, then 1/8 mile to south and so on making
a loop.

Finally hoe far he is from his camp and in which
direction.

ans: in north and south directions

1/2 - 1/8 + 1/32 - 1/128 + 1/512 - and so on

= 1/2/((1-(-1/4))

similarly in east and west directions

1- 1/4 + 1/16 - 1/64 + 1/256 - and so on

= 1/(( 1- ( - 1/4))

add both the answers

3). hoe 1000000000 can be written as a product of
two factors

neither of them containing zeros

Ans 2 power 9 x 5 ppower 9 ( check the answer )

4). Conversation between two mathematcians:

first : I have three childern. Thew pproduct of their
ages is 36

. If you sum their ages . it is exactly same as my
neighbour's

door number on my left. The sacond mathematiciaan
verfies the

door number and says that the not sufficient . Then
the first

says " o.k one more clue is that my youngest is the
youngest"

Immmediately the second mathematician answers . Can
you aanswer

the questoion asked by the first mathematician?

What are the childeren ages? ans 2 and 3 and 6

5). Light glows for every 13 seconds . How many
times did it

between 1:57:58 and 3:20:47 am

ans : 383 + 1 = 384

6). 500 men are arranged in an array of 10 rows and 50
columns .

ALL tallest among each row aare asked to fall out .
And the

shortest among THEM is A. Similarly after resuming that
to their

originaal podsitions that the shorteest among each
column are

asked to fall out. And the longest among them is B .
Now who is

taller among A and B ?

ans A

7). A person spending out 1/3 for cloths , 1/5 of the
remsaining

for food and 1/4 of the remaining for travelles is left
with

Rs 100/- . How he had in the begining ?

ans RS 250/-

8). there are six boxes containing 5 , 7 , 14 , 16 ,
18 , 29

balls of either red or blue in colour. Some boxes
contain only

red balls and others contain only blue . One sales man
sold one

box out of them and then he says " I have the same
number of red

balls left out as that of blue ". Which box is the one
he solds

out ?

Ans : total no of balls = 89 and (89-29 /2 = 60/2 =
30

and also 14 + 16 = 5 + 7 + 18 = 30

9). A chain is broken into three pieces of
equal lenths

conttaining 3 links each. It is taken to a backsmith to
join into

a single continuous one . How many links are to tobe
opened to

make it ?

Ans : 2.

10). Grass in lawn grows equally thickand in a uniform
rate. It

takes 24 days for 70 cows and 60 for 30 cows . How many
cows can

eat away the same in 96 days.?

Ans : 18 or 19

11). There is a certain four digit number whose fourth
digit is

twise the first digit.

Third digit is three more than second digit.

Sum of the first and fourth digits twise the third
number.

What was that number ?

Ans : 2034 and 4368

If you qualify in the first part then you have to appear
for

the second i.e the following part.

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Part 2.
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1. From a vessel on the first day, 1/3rd of
the liquid

evaporates. On the second day 3/4th of the
remaining liquid

evaporates. what fraction of the volume is present at
the end of

the II day.

2. an orange galss has orange juice. and white glass
has apple

juice. Bothe equal volume 50ml of the orange juice is
taken and

poured into the apple juice. 50ml from the white glass
is poured

into the orange glass. Of the two quantities, the
amount of

apple juice in the orange glass and the amount of orange
juice in

the white glass, which one is greater and by how much?

3. there is a 4 inch cube painted on all sides.
this is cut

into no of 1 inch cubes. what is the no of cubes which
have no

pointed sides.

4. sam and mala have a conversation. sam says i am
vertainly not

over 40. mala says i am 38 and you are atleast 5
years older

than me. Now sam says you are atleast 39. all the
sattements by

the two are false. How hold are they realy.

5. ram singh goes to his office in the city, every day
from his

suburbun house. his driver mangaram drops him at
the railway

station in the morning and picks him up in the
evening. Every

evening ram singh reaches the station at 5 o'clock.
mangaram

also reaches at the same time. one day ramsingh
started early

from his office and came to the station at 4
o'clock. not

wanting to wait for the car he starts walking home.
Mangaram

starts at normal time, picks him up on the way and takes
him back

house, half an hour early. how much time did ram singh
walk.

6. in a railway station, there are tow trains going.
One in the

harbour line and one in the main line, each having a
frequency of

10 minutes. the main line service starts at 5
o'clock. the

harbour line starts at 5.02a.m. a man goes to the
station every

day to catch the first train. what is the
probability of man

catchinhg the first train

7. some people went for vaction. unfortunately it
rained for 13

days when they were there. but whenever it
rained in the

morning, they had clean afternood and vice versa. In
all they

enjoyed 11 morning and 12 afternoons. how many days
did they

stay there totally

8. exalator problem repeat

9. a survey was taken among 100 people to firn their
preference

of watching t.v. programmes. there are 3 channels.
given no of

people who watch

at least channel 1

" " 2

" " 3

no channels at all

atleast channels 1and 3

" " 1 and 2

" " 2 and 3

find the no of people who watched all three.

10. albert and fernandes they have two leg swimming
race. both

start from opposite and of the pool. On the first leg,
the boys

pass each other at 18 mt from the deep end of the
pool. during

the II leg they pass at 10 mt from the shallow end of
the pool.

Both
go at const speed. but one of them is faster. each
boy

rests for 4 sec to see at the end of the i leg.
what is the

length of the pool.

11.
T H I S Each alphabet stands for
one

I S digit, what is the maximum
value T

-------------- can take

X F X X

X
X U X

--------------

X
X N X X

--------------

1.
an escalator is descending at constant speed. A
walks down

and
takes 50 steps to reach the bottom. B runs down and
takes 90

steps in the same time as A takes 10 steps. how many
steps are

visible when the escalator is not operating.

2.
Every day a cyclist meets a train at a particular
crossing.

the
road is straignt before the crossing and both are
travelling

in
the same direction. cyclist travels with a speed of 10
Kmph.

One
day the cyclist comes late by 25 min. and meets the
train 5km

before the crossing. what is the seppd of the train.

3.
five persons muckerjee, misra, iyer, patil and
sharma, all

take
then first or middle names in the full names. There
are 4

persons having I or middle name of kumar, 3 persons with
mohan, 2

persons withdev and 1 anil.

--Either mukherjee and patil have a I or middle name
of dev or

misra and iyer have their I or middle name of dev

--of
mukherkjee and misre, either both of them have a
first or

middle name of mohan or neither have a first or middle
name of

mohan

--either iyer of sharma has a I or middle name of kumar
hut not

both.

who
has the I or middle name of anil

Reading conprehension

5. a
bird keeper has got Ppigeon, M mynas and S sparrows.
the

keeper goes for lunch leaving his assistant to watch the
birds.

a.
suppose p=10, m=5, s=8 when the bird keeper comes
back, the

assistant informs the x birds have escaped. the
bird keeper

exclaims oh no! all my sparrows are gone. how many
birds flew

away.

b. when the bird keeper come back, the assistand told
him that

x
birds have escaped. the keeper realised that atleast2
sparrows

have
escaped. what is minimum no of birds that can escape.

6.
select from the five alternatives A,B,C,D,E

AT THE end of each question ,two conditions will be
given.

the
choices are to filled at follows.

a.
if a definete conclusion can be drawn from condition 1

b.
if a definete conclusion can be drawn from condition 2

c.
if a definete conclusion can be drawn from condition 1
and 2

d.
if a definete conclusion can be drawn from condition 1
or 2

e.
no conclusion can be drawn using both conditions

1.
person 1 says N<5

person says n>5

person 3 says 3N>20