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You have 5 jars of pills. Each pill weighs 10 gram, except for contaminated pills contained in one jar, where each pill weighs 9 gm. Given a scale, how could you tell which jar had the contaminated pills in just one measurement?

ANS. 1. Mark the jars with numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
2. Take 1 pill from jar 1, take 2 pills from jar 2, take 3 pills from jar 3, take 4 pills from jar 4 and take 5 pills from jar 5.
3. Put all of them on the scale at once and take the measurement.
4. Now, subtract the measurement from 150 ( 1*10 + 2*10 + 3*10 + 4*10 + 5*10)
5. The result will give you the jar number which has contaminated pill.

In a tournament there are 20 flag poles equidistant from each other. each runner starts from the first flag. In 24 sec the runner reaches the 12th flag. How
much it will take him to complete the 20th flag.

ans. (24/11)*19

At 6'o clock clock ticks 6 times. The time between first and last ticks was 30sec. How much time it takes at 12'o clock.

Ans. 66 sec. 2 marks.

Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the total no. of remaining bullets is equal to that of one has after division. Find the original number divided.

Ans. x x x
x-4 x-4 x-4
3x-12 = x
x= 6
ans is 18 2 marks

A ship went on a voyage after 180 miles a plane started with 10 times speed that of the ship. Find the distance when they meet from starting point.

Ans. 180 + (x/10) = x
x = 20
ans is 180+20=200miles. 2 marks

There N stations on a railroad. After adding x stations 46 additional tickets have to be printed. Find N and X.

Ans. let N(N-1) = t;
(N+x)(N+x-1) = t+46;
trail and error method x=2 and N=11 4 marks

A beggar collects cigarette stubs and makes one full cigarette with every 7 stubs. Once he gets 49 stubs . How many cigarettes can he smoke totally.

Ans. 8

1000000000 can be written as a product of two factors neither of them containing zeros

Ans 2 power 9 x 5 power 9

Light glows for every 13 seconds . How many times did it between 1:57:58 and 3:20:47 am

Ans : 383 + 1 = 384

A person spending out 1/3 for cloths , 1/5 of the remaining for food and 1/4 of the remaining for travelled is left with Rs 100/- . How he had in the beginning ?

Ans RS 250/

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