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Practice set on arithmetic reasoning - section 2

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1. 

A student got twice as many sums wrong as he got right. If he attempted 48 sums in all, how many did he solve correctly ?

2. 

David gets on the elevator at the 11th floor of a building and rides up at the rate of 57 floors per minute. At the same time, Albert gets on an elevator at the 51st floor of the same building and rides down at the rate of 63 floors per minute. If they continue travelling at these rates, then at which floor will their paths cross ?

3. 

I have a few sweets to be distributed. If I keep 2, 3 or 4 in a pack, I am left with one sweet. If I keep 5 in a pack, I am left with none. What is the minimum number of sweets I have to pack and distribute ?

4. 

If a clock takes seven seconds to strike seven, how long will it take to strike ten ?

5. 

In a group of cows and hens, the number of legs are 14 more than twice the number of heads. The number of cows is

6. 

A father tells his son, "I was of your present age when you were born". If the father is 36 now, how old was the boy five years back ?

7. 

A fires 5 shots to B's 3 but A kills only once in 3 shots while B kills once in 2 shots. When B has missed 27 times, A has killed

8. 

In a class, 3/5 of the students are girls and rest are boys. If 2/9 of the girls and 1/4 of the boys are absent, what part of the total number of students is present ?

9. 

In a family, a couple has a son and a daughter. The age of the father is three times that of his daughter and the age of the son is half of that of his mother. The wife is 9 years younger to her husband and the brother is seven years older than his sister. What is the age of the mother ?

10. 

If a 1 mm thick paper is folded so that the area is halved at every fold, then what would be the thickness of the pile after 50 folds ?

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