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# ASDC Arithmetic Ability Test 2011

**Q1. A man sends his son to the market to buy mangoes. He gives the son 100 pence to buy 100 mangoes. In the market there are 3 kinds of mangoes: good mangoes each for 10 pence, average mangoes each for 5 pence, & not so god mangoes for .5 pence each. What type of mangoes & how much should the son buy? **

__ ANS:__ 90 mangoes for .5 pence each. 9 mangoes for 5 pence each, 1 mangoe for 10 pence.

**Q2. If in a jar there are jelly beans, some blue, some green, some yellow in colour, then what minimum amount of jelly beans should be picked to get two of the same colour?**

__4__

**ANS:****Q3. The average weight of 3 men A, B and C is 84 kgs another man D joined the group and the average now becomes 80. If another man E whose weight is 3 kgs more than that of D replaces A then the average weight of B, C, D, E becomes 79 kgs. The weight of A is?**

a) 70 kgs

b) 72 kgs

c) 75 kgs

d) 80 kgs

**ANS:**** 75 kgs **

**Q4. If "24 H in a D" means "24 hours in a Day", then what does "1000 Y in a M" mean?**

__ ANS:__ 1000 years in a Millenium.

**Q5. Find the next term: 144, 121, 100, 81, 64, ----.**

__49.__

**ANS:****Q6. Three friends divide among themselves equal amount of money. If after spending Rs. 4 each they have left with them the sum of Rs.6, then what was the original amount with them?**

__Rs. 18__

**ANS:****Q7. A Student was asked to find the value of 3/8th of sum of money. The student made A mistake by dividing the sum by 3/8 and thus got an answer which exceeed the correct answer by 55 the correct answer was?**

a) 9

b) 18

c) 24

d) 64

**ANS:****8/3x-3/8x=55 => X=24**

**Q8. In a year some fractions of girls & some fraction of boys graduate from High School. If, of them a/b of girls & x/y of boys go to college. What is the fraction of students who go to college?**

**Q9. Three children are born each second. What is the number of children born in the year 2001?**

**Q10. An electric train is moving southwards, but the smoke is moving westwards, ----.**

__ ANS:__ An electric train doesnot emits smoke!!!

**Directions for Questions 11 to 14:**

**There are six steps that lead from the first to the second floor. No two people can be on the same step. Mr. A is two steps below Mr. C, Mr. B is a step next to Mr. D. Only one step is vacant (No one standing on that step). Denote the first step by step 1 and second step by step 2 etc.**

**Q11. If Mr. E was on the third step & Mr. B was on a higher step than Mr. E, which step must be vacant?**

a) step 1

b) step 2

c) step 4

d) step 5

e) step 6

**ANS:****(a)**

**Q12. If there were two steps between the step that A was standing and the step that B was standing on, and A was on a higher step than D, A must be on step **

a) 2

b) 3

c) 4

d) 5

e) 6

**ANS:****(c)**

**Q13. If Mr. A is on the first step, Which of the following is true?**

a) Mr. B is on the second step

b) Mr. C is on the fourth step.

c) A person Mr. E, could be on the third step

d) Mr. D is on higher step than Mr. C.

**ANS:****(d)**

**Q14. If Mr. B was on step 1, which step could A be on?**

a) 2&e only

b) 3&5 only

c) 3&4 only

d) 4&5 only

e) 2&4 only

**ANS:****(c)**