(1) 9 cards are there. u have to
arrange them in a 3*3 matrix.

cards are of 4 colors. they are red,
yellow, blue, green.

conditions for arrangement: one red
card must be in first row

or second row.2 green cards should be
in 3rd column. Yellow

cards must be in the 3 corners only.
Two blue cards must be in

the 2nd row. Atleast one green card in
each row.

Solution:

Yello Red Gren

Blu Blu Gren

Yello Gren Yello

2. 4 cards are placed on a table, each
card has two colors. U

don't know the color of the back side
of eachcard.4 persons A

B C and D are sitting on the table before
the cards. They can

see Red, Green Red and blue .Out of the
4 poeple 2 always lie.

They see the color on the reverse side
and give the following

comment

A: Yello/green

B: Neither Blue/nor Green

c: Blue/Yello

D: Blue/ Yello

find out the color on the other side of
the 4 cards.

3.Red and brown tribes [FROM BARRONS
GRE] Conditions to

get married with each other.

4. Venn diagram regarding Rich,
muscular, soft-skinned,

employed, etc.,( Refer BARRONS GRE
GUIDE)

PART 2.

1. SAKUNTALA DEVI'S PUZZLE BOOK :
PUZZLES TO PUZZLE YOU.

problem no: 3. ( Brothers and Sisters)

A family I know has several children.
Each boy in this

family has as many sisters as brothers
but each girl has

twice as many brothers as sisters. How
many brothers

and sisters are there?

ans: 4 boys and 3 girls.

2. No. of animals is 11 more than the
no. of birds. If the

no. of birds were the no. of animals
and no. of animals

were the no. of birds( ie.,
interchanging no.s of animals

and birds.), the total no. of legs get
reduced by one fifth

(1/5). How many no. of birds and
animals were there?

ans: birds:11,animals:22

3. In a soap company a soap is
manufactured with 11 parts.

For making one soap you will get 1 part
as scrap. At the

end of the day u have 251 such scraps.
From that how many

soaps can be manufactured? ans:
22 + 2+ 1 = 25.

4. 2 * * |

3 * * | No. 7 does not occur in this

---------------- |

5 * * | multiplication.

* 4 * |

* * 3 | Find the product.

---------------- |

* * * * * |

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ans 2 8 1

3 2 2

-----

5 6 2

5 6 2 0

8 4 3 0 0

---------

9 0 4 8 2

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5. There is a 5digit no. 3 pairs of sum
is eleven each.

Last digit is 3 times the first one.

3 rd digit is 3 less than the second.

4 th digit is 4 more than the second
one.

Find the digit. ans
: 25296.

6. There are five thieves, each loot a
bakery one after the

other such that the first one takes 1/2
of the total no.

of the breads plus 1/2 of a bread.
Similarly 2nd, 3rd,4th

and 5fth also did the same. After the
fifth one no. of

breads remained are 3. Initially how
many breads were there?

ans : 31.

7.ESCALATOR PROBLEM OF SAKUNTALA DEVI
'PUZZLES TO PUZZLE'book.

Problem No: Problem 27( Down the
escalator)

ans : the no of steps in the stair way
: 46.

8.Harbour line and Main line Problem of
Sakuntala Devi Puzzle

book. Ans
: 4/5.

( More Puzzles book)

9.There are some chicken in a poultry.
They are fed with corn

One sack of corn will come for 9
days.The farmer decides to

sell some chicken and wanted to hold 12
chicken with him.

He cuts the feed by 10% and sack of
corn comes for 30 days.

So initially how many chicken are
there?

10.Two people X & Y walk on the
wall of a godown in opposite

direction. They meet at a point on one
side and then go

ahead. X after walking for some time,
walks in opposite

direction for 15 mtrs.Then again he
turns back and walks

in the original direction. What
distance did Y walk before

they met again, if X walks 11 mtrs by
the time Y walks

8 mtrs.

11.Problem from SAKUNTALA DEVI 'PUZZLES
TO PUZZLE U'.

Problem no: 23( Walking back to
happiness.)

The walking time : 55
mins

1)A begger 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). how 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 to be 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

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 train7. 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

4. reading comprehension

5. a bird keeper has got pigeon, 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

person 4 says 3n>10

person 5 says N<8

whaT IS value of N

a) 1. no of persons who speak false being less than no of persons

who tells the truth.

2. person 2 is telling the truth.

b) 1. no of persong telling the truth is greater than no of

persons telling lies

2. person 5 is telling the truth.

7. there are N coins on a table. there are two players A&B.

you can take 1 or 2 coins at a time. the person who takes the

last coin is the loser. a always starts first

--1. if N=7

a) A can always win by taking two coins in his first chanse

b) B can win only if A takes two coins in his first chance.

c) B can always win by proper play

d) none of the above

--2. A can win by proper play if N is equal to

a) 13 b) 37 c) 22 d) 34 e) 48 ans. e.

--3. B can win by proper play if N is equal to

a) 25 b)26 c) 32 d) 41 e) none

--4. if N<4, can A win by proper play always

8. Two turns have vertain pecular charcteristics. One of them

always lies on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. \the other always lies

on Tuesdays, thursdays and saturdays. On the other days they tel

the truth. You are given a conversation.

person A-- today is sunday my name is anil

person B-- today is tuesday, my name is bill

answers for selected questions

2. equal 1. 150

3. 8 2. 60 kmph

4. 37(M),41(S) 3. Mukherjee

5. 45 min. 8. today is tuesday

6. 0.8

7. 18

11. T max value = 4

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