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## Ladrags India is conducting its beauty contest for women at Malabar Hills. It has several rounds for Preliminary selection of candidates. All candidates participate in all the rounds and are marked out of 100 in each round. After all the rounds, the candidates are divided into 3 categories depending on their average scores. A candidate is said to be in “AAA” category if the average of her scores is between 90 and 95(both inclusive). Category “BBB” has candidates whose average lies between 84 and 89(both inclusive). If the average is below 84 the candidate is classified under “CCC” category. Richa is preparing for the last round and she realizes that she must score a minimum of 96 to get “AAA” category. However, after the round, she realizes that she will score 54 and will just manage “BBB” category. How many rounds did Richa participate in before the last round?... more

Amar Singh answered  •  16 minutes ago
Solution: Let the total number of rounds in the contest be n.
Let Richa’s score till the 2nd last round be x. To get “AAA” category, she has to score a minimum of 96 in the last round.
So, to get an average of 90, she has to score a minimum of 96 in the last round.

Sambhav Batra asked   •  8 minutes ago

## In each question below three statements (I, II, III) are given followed by four conclusions numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Choose the correct options (A & D) presented below.Q. Statements: I. Some barbers are fashion designersII. No fashion designers are businessmenIII. Some businessmen are tradersConclusions: 1. No Fashion designers are traders2. Some traders are not fashion designers3. Some fashion designers are traders4. Some barbers are not businessmena)Either 1, 2 and 4 or 3, 2 and 4 followb)Either 1 and 4 or 3 and 4 folloc)Either 1 and 2 or 3 and 2 followd)None of the aboveCorrect answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Karam Chand answered  •  16 minutes ago
Solution: “Catechism” means 'a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for religious instruction”. Option 1 is correct.
Hence, the correct answer is option 1.

Mahinder Singh asked   •  17 minutes ago

## Group QuestionA passage is followed by questions pertaining to the passage. Read the passage and answer the questions. Choose the most appropriate answer.Hecate or Hekate (ancient Greek 'EKCuri [Hekate], "far-shooting") was a popular chthonian Greco-Roman goddess, often associated with magic, witches, ghosts, and crossroads. She is attested in poetry as early as Hesiod's Theogony. An inscription from late archaic Miletus naming her as a protector of entrances is also testimony to her presence in archaic Greek religion. Regarding the nature of her cult, it has been remarked, “She is more at home on the fringes than in the center of Greek polytheism. Intrinsically ambivalent and polymorphous, she straddles conventional boundaries and eludes definition.” She has been associated with childbirth, nurturing the young, gates and walls, doorways, crossroads, magic, lunar lore, torches and dogs. William Berg observes, “Since children are not called after spooks, it is safe to assume that Carian theophoric names involving hekat- refer to a major deity free from the dark and unsavoury ties to the underworld and to witchcraft associated with the Hecate of classical Athens.” But he cautions, “The Laginetan goddess may have had a more infernal character than scholars have been willing to assume.” In Ptolemaic Alexandria and elsewhere during the Hellenistic period, she appears as a three-faced goddess associated with ghosts, witchcraft, and curses. Today she is claimed as a goddess of witches and in the context of Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism. Some neo-pagans refer to her as a “crone goddess,” though this characterization appears to conflict with her frequent characterization as a virgin in late antiquity. She closely parallels the Roman goddess Trivia.Hecate has been characterized as a pre-Olympian chthonic goddess. She appears in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter and in Hesiod's Theogony, where she is promoted strongly as a great goddess. The place of origin of her following is uncertain, but it is thought that she had popular followings in Thrace. Her most important sanctuary was Lagina, a theocratic city-state in which the goddess was served by eunuchs. Lagina, where the famous temple of Hecate drew great festal assemblies every year, lay close to the originally Macedonian colony of Stratonikeia, where she was the city's patroness. In Thrace she played a role similar to that of lesser-Hermes, namely a governess of liminal regions (particularly gates) and the wilderness, bearing little resemblance to the night-walking crone she became. Additionally, this led to her role of aiding women in childbirth and the raising of young men.   Q. From the passage, we can conclude that:  ... more

Darshan Lal answered  •  16 minutes ago
Solution: A “chthonian” is a deity or a spirit of the underworld. Also, from William Berg’s observation, one can conclude that Hecate has “dark and unsavoury ties to the underworld and to witchcraft”. Therefore, option 1 is incorrect.
From the extract, “She is more at home on the fringes than in the center of Greek polytheism,” one can conclude that option 2 is also incorrect.
Option 3 is correct, as Hecate is defined as being “intrinsically ambivalent”, and is associated with both negative- witchcraft, curses, ghosts as well as positive things- childbirth, nurturing the young.
Option 4 is incorrect. Hecate was sometimes called the “crone goddess”. A crone is “a withered, witch-like old woman.” Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

## When he was a toddler, Donald didn't seem to care whether his parents came or went. Before turning 2, he'd already memorized Psalm 23 ("The Lord is my shepherd...") and could recite the catechism from memory, but never paid attention to a fully costumed Santa Claus during the winter holidays. He soon became obsessed with watching spinning objects and would have explosive temper tantrums if he was interrupted. Worried, Donald's father sent a 33- page typed letter recounting these and other unusual behaviors to a young psychiatrist named Leo Kanner at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore. The year was 1938, and Donald would later become the first American child ever diagnosed with autism. For decades afterward, it was believed that the condition was rare. Times have certainly changed. Today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, or ASDs, and it's four to five times more likely to occur in boys than in girls.The almost fivefold jump in schoolchildren diagnosed with autism between 1993 and 2003 has prompted some authorities and politicians to proclaim that we're in the midst of an "autism epidemic." Bombarded with news about autism (as I write this, Google reports that 4,470 new stories mentioned the condition in the past 24 hours), parents of babies and toddlers are understandably alarmed and confused. I've been there myself. As a pediatrician and first-time father, I followed my son Jake's growth and development with anticipation, and eagerly awaited his first smile and steps. But when he was almost 2, back in 2003, he was saying only a few words. According to a checklist known as the Denver Scale that was used at the time, he should have known more words. Naturally, my wife and I were very worried.One reason that autism frightens mothers and fathers so deeply is because its cause is unclear. Parents also fear that a diagnosis of autism virtually guarantees a difficult life -- not only for their child, but for their entire family. But researchers are more encouraged than ever about early parental intervention, which can be enormously beneficial. "We can do so much to help children manage their challenges," explains Patricia Wright, Ph.D., M.P.H., national director of autism services for Easter Seals, which provides support for people with disabilities. "Wherever your child is now, he or she can make significant progress over time."Simply put, autism is a defect of brain development that impairs social skills. The condition can occur on a spectrum from mild to severe. Experts still don't know the cause, but there are many theories. '"We are sure that genetics plays a role," says Parents advisor Philip Landrigan, M.D., M.Sc., a pediatrician and director of the Children's Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York City. In fact, a new study in Pediatrics of babies who have an older sibling with autism found that nearly 19 percent of them were diagnosed with the disorder by age 3. The link was almost three times stronger for boys: Twenty-six percent of the male infants developed autism, compared with only 9 percent of female infants.Many scientists, including Dr. Landrigan, also suspect a direct connection between a child's exposure to certain chemicals, particularly in utero, and the risk of brain disorders including autism. Another possible cause: a parent's age. A study in Autism Research in 2010 found that while mothers have a steadily increasing risk of having a child with autism as they get older, the advanced age of the fathers only seems to contribute to that risk when the mother is younger than 30. But it's entirely possible that older parents are just more attuned to the warning signs of developmental problems in their children.Vaccines are incorrectly believed by many to be another risk factor. A full 25 percent of parents think that some immunizations can cause autism in otherwise healthy infants, found a 2010 survey from the University of Michigan. (That may explain why nearly 10 percent of kids ages 19 to 35 months are not up to date on their immunizations.) However, at least two dozen studies in medical journals have refuted any connection between autism and vaccines.  Q. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?... more

Balbir Singh answered  •  16 minutes ago
Solution: Donald was the first American child to be diagnosed with autism- not the first child (in the world). Eliminate option 1. The passage mentions “Bombarded with news about autism ... parents of babies and toddlers are understandably alarmed and confused.”. Option 2 is untrue. "... autism is a defect of brain development that impairs social skills” helps eliminate option 3. "... mothers have a steadily increasing risk of having a child with autism as they get older” makes it clear that option 4 is wrong.
Option 5 is correct according to the passage: “...A full 25 percent of parents think that some immunizations can cause autism ... (That may explain why nearly 10 percent of kids ages 19 to 35 months are not up to date on their immunizations.)”.
Hence, the correct answer is option 5.

Hyndavi Arasvelli asked   •  29 minutes ago

## Group QuestionThe passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question.China is subverting the status quo in the South and East China Seas, on its border with India, and even concerning international riparian flows - all without firing a single shot. Just as it grabbed land across the Himalayas in the 1950’s by launching furtive encroachments, China is waging stealth wars against its Asian neighbors that threaten to destabilize the entire region. The more economic power China has amassed, the greater its ambition to alter the territorial status quo has become.Throughout China’s recent rise from poverty to relative prosperity and global economic power, the fundamentals of its statecraft and strategic doctrine have remained largely unchanged. Since the era of Mao Zedong, China has adhered to the Zhou Dynasty military strategist Sun Tzu’s counsel: “subdue the enemy without any battle” by exploiting its weaknesses and camouflaging offense as defense. “All warfare,” Sun famously said, “is based on deception.” For more than two decades after Deng Xiaoping consolidated power over the Chinese Communist Party, China pursued a “good neighbor” policy in its relations with other Asian countries, enabling it to concentrate on economic development. As China accumulated economic and strategic clout, its neighbors benefited from its rapid GDP growth, which spurred their own economies. But, at some point in the last decade, China’s leaders evidently decided that their country’s moment had finally arrived; its “peaceful rise” has since given way to a more assertive approach.One of the first signs of this shift was China’s revival in 2006 of its long-dormant claim to Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh. In a bid to broaden its “core interests,” China soon began to provoke territorial disputes with several of its neighbors. Last year, China formally staked a claim under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to more than 80% of the South China Sea.From employing its strong trade position to exploiting its nearmonopoly on the global production of vital resources like rare-earth minerals, China has staked out a more domineering role in Asia. In fact, the more openly China has embraced market capitalism, the more nationalist it has become, encouraged by its leaders’ need for an alternative to Marxist dogma as a source of political legitimacy. Thus, territorial assertiveness has become intertwined with national renewal.  Q. The author’s main objective in writing this passage seems to... more

Kulwant Singh answered  •  16 minutes ago
Solution: The author documents China’s foreign policy through the years as well as various factors that have contributed to its territorial assertiveness. Though, he mentions “China’s cultural legacy”, “Marxism” and the domineering role it has adopted, the passage remains centered on analyzing China’s attempts to further its territory. This eliminates options 1 and 3.
Option 2 is incorrect since it only talks about the shortcomings of the China's territorial assertiveness.
Option 5 is incorrect since it states that the author's objective is “to highlight China's dominance”, which cannot be deduced from the passage.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

## China is subverting the status quo in the South and East China Seas, on its border with India, and even concerning international riparian flows - all without firing a single shot. Just as it grabbed land across the Himalayas in the 1950’s by launching furtive encroachments, China is waging stealth wars against its Asian neighbors that threaten to destabilize the entire region. The more economic power China has amassed, the greater its ambition to alter the territorial status quo has become.Throughout China’s recent rise from poverty to relative prosperity and global economic power, the fundamentals of its statecraft and strategic doctrine have remained largely unchanged. Since the era of Mao Zedong, China has adhered to the Zhou Dynasty military strategist Sun Tzu’s counsel: “subdue the enemy without any battle” by exploiting its weaknesses and camouflaging offense as defense. “All warfare,” Sun famously said, “is based on deception.” For more than two decades after Deng Xiaoping consolidated power over the Chinese Communist Party, China pursued a “good neighbor” policy in its relations with other Asian countries, enabling it to concentrate on economic development. As China accumulated economic and strategic clout, its neighbors benefited from its rapid GDP growth, which spurred their own economies. But, at some point in the last decade, China’s leaders evidently decided that their country’s moment had finally arrived; its “peaceful rise” has since given way to a more assertive approach.One of the first signs of this shift was China’s revival in 2006 of its long-dormant claim to Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh. In a bid to broaden its “core interests,” China soon began to provoke territorial disputes with several of its neighbors. Last year, China formally staked a claim under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to more than 80% of the South China Sea.From employing its strong trade position to exploiting its nearmonopoly on the global production of vital resources like rare-earth minerals, China has staked out a more domineering role in Asia. In fact, the more openly China has embraced market capitalism, the more nationalist it has become, encouraged by its leaders’ need for an alternative to Marxist dogma as a source of political legitimacy. Thus, territorial assertiveness has become intertwined with national renewal.  Q. Which of the following are likely consequences of Chinese territorial assertiveness in light of the views put forth in the passage?A. Instability in South East Asia.B. Rise in the Chinese nationalist sentiment.C. Benefit to China’s clout in Asia.D. Rapid economic development in China.... more

Darshan Singh answered  •  16 minutes ago
Solution: Statement A has been mentioned in the passage as “China is waging stealth wars against its Asian neighbors that threaten to destabilize the entire region”.
Statement B can be inferred from the last line of the passage which states “Thus, territorial assertiveness has become intertwined with national renewal.”.
Statements C and D are out of context with respect to the passage.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.

## Q.Mark the odd man out.a)Incontinenceb)Licentiousnessc)Sanctimoniousnessd)CarousalCorrect answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Sardool Singh answered  •  17 minutes ago
“Incontinence”, “Licentiousness” and “Carousal” all refer to extreme indulgence in drinking involving promiscuity. “Sanctimoniousness” is an excessive show of morality or holiness and is quite the opposite of the remaining three words. Hence, the correct answer is option 3.

Aishwarya Anil Mahajan asked   •  34 minutes ago

## Lines AD, BE and CF are parallel to each other such that lines p and q are transversal to these lines. Line p intersects AD, BE and CF at X, Y and Z respectively while line q intersects them at L, M and N respectively. If XY : XZ = 2 : 3 and LM = 4 units, MN = ?a)2 unitsb)3 unitsc)1.5 unitsd)1 unitCorrect answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Gulab Chand answered  •  17 minutes ago
AD, BE and CF are parallel lines and p and q are the transversals
XY / YZ = LM / MN
XY : XZ = 2 : 3
XY / YZ = 2 / 1 = LM / MN
LM = 4
MN = 4/2 = 2 units
Hence, option 1.

Lalitha Sri Boddu Aiitj asked   •  55 minutes ago

## Given below is a layout of streets in a certain area of a city.There are two days before the monsoon is expected to arrive in the city. In these two days, certain repairs and other issues related to the street roads have to be completed. The issues and the routes on which it is to be done are given below:Repairing telephone cables - P-R-S-T Repairing the drainage pipelines - P-Q-S-TRepairing the manholes - P-Q-R-TPainting the roads - Q-R-TFixing neon lights on the road - P-R-SIt is not possible to carry out more than one activity on the same street on the same day. However, all these activities have to be completed within these two days only. The road Q-S is closed on the first day due to a religious procession.Which of the following is true?... more

Ramesh Chand answered  •  17 minutes ago
From the table given in the solution to the first question of the set, it is clear that repairing the manholes can only be done on the first day.
Hence, option 4.

## Total number of factors of a natural number N is 45. What is the maximum number of prime numbers by which N is exactly divisible? Correct answer is '3'. Can you explain this answer?

Suresh Kumar answered  •  17 minutes ago
Solution: If can factorize the number N into its prime factors as follows N = aw x bx x cy x dz x... where a, b, c, d are prime numbers, Then, number of factors of N = (w + 1 )(x + 1 )(y + 1 )(z + 1)...
Here, the number of factors of N = 45 In order to maximize the number of prime factors of N, we express 45 such that it cannot be factorized any further. 45 = 3 x 3 x 5 N = a2 x b2 x c4 N can have a maximum of 3 prime factors.

Subey Singh asked   •  1 hour ago

## A shopkeeper sells a pen to a buyer at a loss of 12%. The same buyer sells the pen to another buyer at a loss of 11 % on the new price. The new buyer then sells it at a loss of 10% and so on. The value of the loss decreases by 1 percentage point for each transaction. After how many such transactions will the price of the pen be less than 60% of its original value?a)3b)4c)5d)6Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Abhijeet Vatts answered  •  9 hours ago
Consider original value as 100. after 12% loss - 88
11% loss =78.32
10% loss= 70.482
9% loss = 63.43
8% loss gives less than 60. so answer is 5

Sunita Devi asked   •  1 hour ago

## Let A and B be two regular polygons having a and b sides, respectively. If b = 2a and each interior angle of B is times each interior angle of A, then each interior angle, in degrees, of a regular polygon with a + b sides isCorrect answer is '150'. Can you explain this answer?

Divay Agarwal asked   •  1 hour ago

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## A motorcyclist left point A for point B. Two hours later, another motorcyclist left A for B and arrived at B at the same time as the first motorcyclist. Had both the motorcyclists started simultaneously from A and B travellin... more

Yashoda Devi asked   •  1 hour ago

## In a village, the production of food grains increased by 40% and the per capita production of food grains increased by 27% during a certain period. The percentage by which the population of the village increased during the same period is nearest toa)16b)13c)10d)7Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Azlan Ansari asked   •  1 hour ago

## Let P be an Interior point of a right-angled isosceles triangle ABC with hypotenuse AB.If the perpendicular distance of P from each of AB, BC, and CA is 4(y2 — l) cm, then the area, In sq cm, of the triangle ABC isCorrect answer is '16'. Can you explain this answer?

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## What is the highest power OF 2 in (2^10-1)! Ans- 2^10-11?

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## A and B are two solid iron ball bearings. Surface area of ball bearing A is 300% higher than the surface area of ball bearing B. The volume of ball bearing B is found to be k% lower/higher than the volume of ball bearing A. The value of k must be: (Note: Round off your answer upto one decimal place, if required.)Correct answer is '87.5'. Can you explain this answer?

Stats For asked   •  2 hours ago

## The interior angles of a polygon are in Arithmetic Progression. If the smallest angle is 120° and common difference is 5°, then number of sides in the polygon is:a)7b)8c)9d)None of the aboveCorrect answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

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## Suppose a, b and c are in Arithmetic Progression and a2, b2 and c2 are in Geometric Progression. If  then the value of a =a)L 1b)L 2c)L 3d)L 4Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Stats For asked   •  2 hours ago

## a)20b)22c)15d)None of the aboveCorrect answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

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## DSBO Company produces Z units of output at a total cost of Rs. R, where  At what level of output will the average variable cost attain its minimum?a)20b)33c)25d)None of the aboveCorrect answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Mahathy Dronamraju asked   •  2 hours ago

## Percentage value comparison method explanation for 173/212 with 181/241 . If anyone can help me to find which is greater from Arun Sharma concept ?

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## Four sentences are given below labeled (1), (2), (3) and (4). Of these, three sentences need to be arranged in a logical order to form a coherent paragraph/passage. Pick out the sentence that does not fit the sequence.1. The European Union and the United States, both of whom could have pushed for our inclusion, have their own incentives to placate Turkey, including its cooperation with Europe’s response to the refugee crisis and a need for Turkish support in the military campaign against the Islamic State.2. We understand the demands of realpolitik, but the exclusion of Rojava from the U.N. talks is shortsighted and unjust.3. Turkey has tried to legitimate its opposition with propaganda falsely depicting Rojava as an ethnic project for Kurdish dominance that aims to divide Syria.4. This system could be a model for all of Syria, a country where any functioning democratic system would have to include all ethnic groups and religions in order to survive.Correct answer is '4'. Can you explain this answer?

Sunita Devi asked   •  2 hours ago

## Q.The question below consists of a paragraph in which the first and the last sentences are fixed. Rearrange the intermediate sentences to form a coherent paragraph and enter the correct sequence in the box provided.1. From my reading I know that most civilized successors of early cultures smile at the primitive ignorance of their ancestors.2. Astonishingly, the land of my ancestors is little changed from that of a thousand years ago.3. Yes, the modem buildings have sprung up but there is still little consideration for women.4. Human society eagerly rushes to embrace the knowledge and change.5. As civilization advances, the fear of freedom for the individual is overcome through enlightenment.6. Consideration for the quality of lives of women still receives a shrug of indifference.Correct answer is '5423'. Can you explain this answer?

Sumitra asked   •  2 hours ago

## Answer the following question based on the information given below.In a Rolo Polo tournament, three teams; Team A, Team B and Team C were in the fray for the final winners position. Each team consisted of two members, one of whom was labelled as Rolo and the second member as Polo.The peculiar characteristic of all the Rolos was that they never lied whereas all the Polos always lied. The names of all the six participants are Aryan, Bryan, Cyan, Dyan, Evan and Friam. The conversation of all these participants with an outsider was as follows:I. Aryan : Cyan is representing team B.II. Bryan : None of Aryan, Cyan and Evan is from Team A.III. Bryan : Bryan is from Team B.IV. Dyan : At most one of Aryan, Bryan and Evan is Polo.V. Evan : Friam and I are in different teams.VI. Friam : Dyan is a Polo from Team B.VII. Aryan : Bryan is from Team C.VIII. Cyan : Evan and I are from the same team. Q. Who among the following is from Team B? I. BryanII. DyanIII. FriamIV. Aryan... more

Gajendra Jain asked   •  2 hours ago

## If x = 44 x 56 x 65 x 710 x 88, then how many factors of x are of the form 6 A2?Correct answer is '1368'. Can you explain this answer?

Shrutika Varankar asked   •  2 hours ago

## Add plus or minus signs in between the numbers below such that the result is 100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9?

Yash Raj asked   •  2 hours ago

## A dishonest shopkeeper mixes pure sugar with some sugar like substance to gain extra profit. The cost price of sugar like substance is 2/3 times the pure sugar. If the shopkeeper wants to gain a profit of 30 % on selling the mixture at the cost price of pure sugar, then find the ratio of sugar like substance to pure sugar in the mixture.a)5 : 6b)7 : 5c)9 : 4 d)5 : 9Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Surinder Kaur asked   •  3 hours ago

## The set S has elements of the form 2n, with n taking on all natural number values. Let m be any element of S. If p is the number of real roots of the equation xm + 1 - x = 0, how many different values are possible for p?Correct answer is '1'. Can you explain this answer?

Ashish Singh asked   •  3 hours ago

## There were seven elective courses - El to E7 - running in a specific term in a college. Each of the 300 students enrolled had chosen just one elective from among these seven. However, before the start of the term, E7 was withdrawn as the instructor concerned had left the college. The students who had opted for E7 were allowed to join any of the remaining electives, Also, the students who had chosen other electives were given one chance to change their choice. The table below captures the movement of the students from one elective to another during this process. Movement from one elective to the same elective simply means no movement. Some numbers in the table got accidentally erased; however, it is known that these were either 0 or 1. Further, the following are known: Before the change process there were 6 more students in El than in E4, but after the reshuffle, the number of students in E4 was 3 more than that in El. The number of students in E2 increased by 30 after the change process. Before the change process, E4 had 2 more students than E6, while E2 had 10 more students than E3Q. Later, the college imposed a condition that if after the change of electives, the enrollment in any elective (other than E7) dropped to less than 20 students, all the students who had left that course will be required to re­enroll for that elective.Which of the following is a correct sequence of electives in decreasing order of their final enrollments?... more

AARUSHI AMLAN asked   •  3 hours ago

## Answer the following question based on the information given below.The old idea of recasting the welfare state by instituting an unconditional universal basic income has lately been capturing imaginations across the political spectrum. On the left, it is regarded as a simple and potentially comprehensive antidote to poverty. On the right, it is viewed as a means to demolish complex welfare bureaucracies while recognizing the need for some social transfer obligations in a way that doesn’t weaken incentives significantly. It also provides some assurance for the dreaded future when robots may replace workers in many sectors.The main drawback, according to critics, is that a basic income would weaken the motivation to work, particularly among the poor. Given that the value of work extends beyond income, the logic goes, this could pose a serious problem. European social democrats, for example, worry that a basic income could undermine the worker solidarity that underpins current social-insurance programs. But, in developing countries, workers in the dominant informal sector are already excluded from social-insurance programs. And no feasible basic income would be large enough, at least for now, to enable people simply to leave work behind.In fact, among the poorest groups, basic incomes would enhance the dignity- and solidarity-enhancing effects of work, by easing some of the pressure on people - particularly women - who are now vastly overworked. Instead of constantly fearing for their livelihoods, self-employed people, such as small-scale producers and vendors, could engage in more strategic decision-making, taking advantage of their enhanced bargaining power against traders, middlemen, creditors, and landlords.The final argument against basic income is that the poor will use the money to fund personally or socially detrimental activities, such as gambling and alcohol consumption. But experiences with direct cash transfers in a range of countries, including Ecuador, India, Mexico, and Uganda, have not provided much evidence of such misuse; in general, the cash is spent on worthwhile goods and services.Proposals for a universal basic income, fancied by utopian socialists and libertarians, may be premature in the advanced countries. But such schemes should not be dismissed in the developing world, where conditions are such that they could offer an affordable alternative to administratively unwieldy and ineffective welfare programs. Basic incomes are no panacea; but for overworked developing-country citizens living in extreme poverty, they would certainly be a relief.Q.What is the primary concern of the passage?... more

Noor Jahan asked   •  3 hours ago

## A passage is followed by questions pertaining to the passage. Read the passage and answer the questions. Choose the most appropriate answer.Folklorists often interpret the fairy tale Cinderella as the competition between the stepmother and the stepdaughter for resources, which may include the need to provide a dowry. Gioachino Rossini's opera La Cenerentola makes this economic basis explicit: Don Magnifico wishes to make his own daughters' dowry larger, to attract a grander match, which is impossible if he must provide a third dowry. One common penalty for the kidnapping of an unmarried woman was that the abductor had to provide the woman's dowry. Until the late 20th century this was sometimes called wreath money, or the breach of promise. Providing dowries for poor women was regarded as a form of charity by wealthier parishioners. The custom of Christmas stockings springs from a legend of St. Nicholas, in which he threw gold in the stockings of three poor sisters, thus providing for their dowries. St. Elizabeth of Portugal and St. Martin de Porres were particularly noted for providing such dowries, and the Archconfraternity of the Annunciation, a Roman charity dedicated to providing dowries, received the entire estate of Pope Urban VII. As the French crown provided dowries for many of the women persuaded to travel to New France for marriages and settlement there, they were known as filles du roi (daughters of the king). In some parts of Europe, land dowries were common. In the County of Bentheim, for instance, parents who had no sons might give a land dowry to their new son-in- law. It was commonly given with the condition that he take the surname of his bride, in order to continue the family name. The Portuguese crown gave two cities as dowry to the British Crown in 1661 when King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland married Catherine of Braganza, a princess of Portugal. They were Mumbai (Bombay) in India and Tangier in Morocco. Q.Which of the following could be an apt title for the passage?... more

Harjeet Kaur asked   •  3 hours ago

## In a student exchange program, four prominent management institutes from the city had shown an initiative to facilitate learning for their students.The institutes were: The Pride, The Mascot, The Embezzlers and The Educators.The selected destinations for each of these institutes were USA, Japan, France, Australia, Germany, Korea and Canada.The chart below gives the breakup of students sent by each of these institutes to each of these countries in terms of percentage of the total students sent by it to all the places put together.Additional Information: Canada had exactly same number of students from two of the institutes. Q.Which of the following is definitely true?... more

Saroj Rani asked   •  4 hours ago

## The passage given below is followed by a questios. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question.In far-off Syria, a country lying northeast of Palestine, the land in which Jesus was born, the farmers who keep vineyards are very much troubled with foxes and bears, which destroy their crops at night. And so, to protect their vineyards, they build high stone-walls about them, and put broken bottles on the top to keep these animals out, much as some people in this country who have orchards do, in order to keep out small boys. These fences keep out the bears, because they cut themselves on the glass in trying to climb over, and they also keep out some of the foxes. But after all, when the grapes are nearly ripe, the owners of the vineyards and their men are obliged to build platforms up above the trellises, and stay there all night, in order to guard their crops. These watchers manage very well with all the other wild animals excepting the little foxes. They can see the big foxes and drive them off, but the little ones they cannot see, and so these destroy the vines. I suppose that it was an experience something like that which led one of the Bible-writers to say that the little foxes destroy the vines. It seems to me that this is very true with sins, too; it is the little sins that destroy us. When a big sin like stealing, lying or cheating comes along we can see that easily enough, and we will not let it over the fence into our lives. We drive it away, and are soon rid of it. But when the little sins come, like little foxes, we do not see them, and so they get in and destroy our character. What are some of these little foxes? I think one is pride, which makes you so conceited, because you live in a big house or have an automobile or fine clothes, that you will not speak to or play with other boys and girls who have not quite such fine things, although they may be just as bright and just as good as you. Pride is a little fox that kills the vine of brotherliness which Christ planted in our hearts. Then another little fox is sulkiness. Sulkiness makes you frown and go away in a corner. It sucks up all the sunlight there is, and makes the world very gray and dull, like a day in November. This fox kills the vine called “peace” which Christ planted.One more little fox is jealousy. This makes boys and girls dislike others who get higher marks than they in school, or who have more friends, or better toys. It is one of the most destructive little foxes there is, for it kills the best vine of all that Christ planted: that is, love. Be careful, then, boys and girls, of these little foxes, for they are worse than bears and big foxes, because they look so small and harmless, and slip by when you are not paying attention, but which destroy your character as readily as the others. Q.The author of the passage calls jealousy as the most destructive sins of all because ... more

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## Arrange statements 1-5 given below in a logical sequence in order to form a coherent paragraph. Your answer will be the order of statement numbers that forms this logical sequence e.g. 23514.1. This increased capacity per unit area can be used to decrease cost and/or increase functionality.2. But, since the speed and power consumption gains are apparent to the end user, there is fierce competition among the manufacturers to use finer geometries. |3. In general, as the feature size shrinks, almost everything, including functionality improves - the cost per unit and the switching power consumption go down, and the speed goes up.4. ICs have consistently migrated to smaller feature sizes over the years, allowing more circuitry to be packed on each chip. 5. ICs with nanometer-scale devices are not without their problems, principal among which is leakage current. Correct answer is '41352'. Can you explain this answer?

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## What is the difference between expected and actual results?

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## Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow.6 people Anil, Biswas, Deepak, Eshan, Gaurav and Harsh participated in the finals of the Tata Crucible quiz competition. At the end of the final round, no two of them had the same points. After the end of the competition, Sumit asked the six people about their standings. Each one of them gave a different statement as given below.Anil: Biswas was ranked 6th in the quizBiswas: Deepak stood 4th in the quizDeepak: Harsh secured the fifth position in the quizEshan: Gaurav was the winner of the quizGaurav: Anil secured the third position in the quizHarsh: Eshan secured the second positionSumit is aware of the fact that people who secured first, second and third positions are truth tellers while the people who secured fourth, fifth and sixth positions are liars. Which of the following statements can be made by Biswas?... more

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## Lifebuoy is a brand of soap marketed by which of the following companies? a)ITCb)Procter & Gamblec)Godrejd)UnileverCorrect answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

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## Group QuestionThe passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question.The advent of vaccines has led to a dramatic rise in the quality of life in the 20th century. Vaccines have reduced morbidity of diphtheria, mumps, polio, and several other diseases by over 99%. In the wake of such overwhelming success, many government policies have moved to make vaccines mandatory, but many libertarians and conservatives have argued that this infringes on the individual right to his or her body. However, I believe that mandatory vaccines may in fact protect rights.When evaluating individual rights, the quote “The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins” is important to consider. Does the right to choose whether or not to vaccinate harm other individuals? In the sense that you enable yourself to transmit disease to unvaccinated individuals, yes.The problem with this logic falls in the concept of “herd immunity”. “Herd immunity” is when such a large percentage of a population is immune to a disease that, even if one susceptible person becomes ill, the disease is unlikely to spread. For example, if 96% of a population has received a measles vaccine, when one individual gets measles, it is unlikely that they confer the disease to the other 4% of people, because the individual is surrounded by so many who are immune.These individuals aren’t all free riders either. Vaccines are not 100% effective, they cannot be used on people of all ages, and some people are allergic to them. These individuals did not make a conscious choice to be vulnerable to a disease, and by one person choosing not to vaccinate, their “herd immunity” is weakened, significantly increasing their risk of becoming sick.This has happened several times before, particularly after Andrew Wakefield’s false autism link. In 2014, a measles outbreak occurred in California, only 45% of measles cases occurred in unvaccinated individuals, and among those 12 were in infants too young to be vaccinated.In defending mandatory vaccines, I have been asked if this same argument could be applied to justify gun control. While the data is conflicting depending how it’s looked at, even if there is a link between gun ownership and gun violence, I don’t believe that the increased risk associated with gun ownership is not grounds considering it a right infringement. With guns, the decision that puts others in harm’s way is not the decision to purchase, but the decision to fire. Furthermore, the decision to fire is already controlled by the illegality of assault, manslaughter, and murder, while the decision not to vaccinate cannot be controlled by anything other than laws mandating it.Vaccines are one of the most important health advancements of the 20th century, but there are many people that they cannot directly protect. For this reason, it is critical that we prevent healthy adults from making a choice not to vaccinate. Q. What is the tone of the passage?... more

Faqir Chand asked   •  4 hours ago

## The ‘Octanacia’ residential complex with eight row houses was built in 1998. Eight couples A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H occupied the houses in 1999. Couple A had a baby in 1999, couple B in 2000, couple C in 2001 and so on. All babies were born before 31st December of their respective birth years.Every alternate year, starting from 2000, one couple with their one-year old child, shifted to another city, leaving their row house vacant. No one had his/her birthday on 31st December. The ages considered are integers corresponding to the completed number of years. The sums of the ages of all residents of the complex on 31st December in the years 1999 to 2006 were as follows: Q. If the wife in couple E was 35 in 1999, how old was her husband then?Correct answer is '35'. Can you explain this answer?

Deepak Kumar asked   •  4 hours ago

## These questions are based on the following graphs.                          Total Investment Funds = Rs. 11 crore 5 lakhQ. According to these graphs, approximately, how much money from the investment portfolio was invested in high-risk stoks ?a)9,00,000b)10,10,000c)98,000d)None of theseCorrect answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Rajinder Kaur asked   •  4 hours ago

## In a Rolo Polo tournament, three teams; Team A, Team B and Team C were in the fray for the final winners position. Each team consisted of two members, one of whom was labelled as Rolo and the second member as Polo.The peculiar characteristic of all the Rolos was that they never lied whereas all the Polos always lied. The names of all the six participants are Aryan, Bryan, Cyan, Dyan, Evan and Friam. The conversation of all these participants with an outsider was as follows:I. Aryan : Cyan is representing team B.II. Bryan : None of Aryan, Cyan and Evan is from Team A.III. Bryan : Bryan is from Team B.IV. Dyan : At most one of Aryan, Bryan and Evan is Polo.V. Evan : Friam and I are in different teams.VI. Friam : Dyan is a Polo from Team B.VII. Aryan : Bryan is from Team C.VIII. Cyan : Evan and I are from the same team. Q.What can be said about the following two statements? 3 MarksI. Friam is from Team A.II. Evan is from Team C.... more

Sagarika Shinde asked   •  4 hours ago

## Study the table carefully to answer the following questions. Number of tractors (in thousands) manufactured by six different tractor companies and percentage of defective tractors over the years. Q. What is the ratio of non-defective tractors manufactured by Company G in the year 1999 to the non-defective tractors manufactured by Company E in the same year?a)4366 : 6225b)6225 : 4366c)4959 : 6928d)6928 : 4959e)None of theseCorrect answer is option 'E'. Can you explain this answer?

Ayush Shaw asked   •  4 hours ago

## Sum of 1/(1! +2!) +1/(2! +3!)+.. . 1/(9! +10!)=? Can anyone please solve this question? Related: Types of Questions in CAT , XAT | Number Series?

Isha Mishra asked   •  4 hours ago

## Percent profit earned by two Companies A and B over the years.Profit = Income - ExpenditureQ. If the expenditure of Company 'A' in 2003 was Rs.70 lakhs and income of Company A in 2003 was equal to its expenditure in 2004. What was the total income (in lakh Rs.) of the Company 'A' in 2003 and 2004 together ?a)175b)131.25c)218.75d)Cannot be determinede)None of theseCorrect answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Gurdev Kaur asked   •  5 hours ago

## A passage is followed by questions pertaining to the passage. Read the passage and answer the questions. Choose the most appropriate answer.Until about 1830, pizza was sold from open-air stands and out of pizza bakeries. Pizzerias keep this age-old tradition alive today. It is possible to enjoy pizza wrapped in paper and a drink sold from open-air stands outside the premises. Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba in Naples is widely regarded as the city's first pizzeria. It started producing pizzas for peddlers in 1738 but expanded to a pizza restaurant with chairs and tables in 1830. It still serves pizza from the same premises today.A description of pizza in Naples around 1830 is given by the French writer and food expert Alexandre Dumas, pere in his work Le Corricolo, Chapter VIII. He writes that pizza was the only food of the humble people in Naples during winter and that "in Naples pizza is flavored with oil, lard, tallow, cheese, tomato, or anchovies."The Neapolitans take their pizza very seriously. Purists, like the famous pizzeria “Da Michele” in Via C. Sersale (founded 1870), consider there to be only two true pizzas — the Marinara and the Margherita — and that is all they serve. These two "pure" pizzas are the ones preferred by many Italians today.The Marinara is the older of the two and has a topping of tomato, oregano, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. It is named “Marinara” not because it has seafood on it (it doesn't) but because it was the food prepared by "la marinara", the seaman's wife, for her sea faring husband when he returned from fishing trips in the Bay of Naples. Q.Why could the “Marinara” be easily mistaken as a seafood pizza?... more

Naren Khudania asked   •  5 hours ago

## A thief is running on a circular track of radius 5 m at 1.5 m / s . A policeman whose speed is twice that of the thief arrived at the starting point of the track 4 seconds after the thief. The policeman can either run along the circular track in the direction of the thief or go to the centre and then go to any point on the circle from the centre. Find the minimum distance covered by the thief after the policeman starts chasing him.a)6 metersb)4 metersc)5 metersd)4.5 meters Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Kanta Devi asked   •  5 hours ago

## Given below are a few jumbled sentences. Rearrange the sentences in a proper and logical sequence.A. The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it.B. Over the hedge on one side we looked into a plowed field C. Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water-lilies grew at the deep end.D. At the top of the meadow was a grove of fir trees and at the bottom a running brook overhung by a steep bank.E. And on the other we looked over a gate at our master’s house, which stood by the roadside.   a)ABCDEb)ACBEDc)ADEBCd)ABCEDe)DABCECorrect answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Saroj Devi asked   •  5 hours ago

## If    then  8 x 2 is?a)16b)10c)12d)14Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Yash Raj asked   •  5 hours ago

## A finance company keeps revising the interest rate it offers every year with a constant percentage increase in rate of interest over the previous year. However the rate of interest remains same for a certain investment over the years of investment. If an investment of one lakh rupees in 2010 at 6% rate of simple interest and an investment of one lakh rupees in 2011 amounts to the same sum in 2014, then find the rate of simple interest offered in 2015. Correct answer is '25.28'. Can you explain this answer?

Laxmi asked   •  5 hours ago

## Badrinath College of Engineering (BCE) was established on 1st May 1993 on the 60th birth anniversary of Mr. Prakash Badrinath with 4, 5, 3 and 2 professors in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Information Technology department respectively. On 1st of June 1993 one more professor joined. On every 1st June of the subsequent years up to 1996 one professor is recruited for one of the departments with the salary of Rs. 15,000 per month. So, at the end of 4 years, 4 new professors were recruited across 4 departments. Professors who joined in May 1993 were placed in different pay scales based on their experience and qualifications, with the minimum of Rs. 15,000 per month and difference between any two pay scales is in multiples of Rs. 5,000. Each department has only one head of the department and he is paid more than the others. After completion of one year of service, each professor is given an annual increment of Rs. 3,000 effective from 1st June every year. During the period from 1st May 1993 to 31st May 1996 only one professor resigned across the four departments.The table given below shows the annual average monthly salary of the professors of BCE for each department as on 1st June every year. In which period and from which department did a professor resign? (Note: 1st June, 1993 to 31st May, 1994 is considered as period 93-94.)... more

Neeta asked   •  6 hours ago

## 27, 32, 30, 35, 33, __.a)28b)31c)36d)38Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

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Kanta Devi asked   •  6 hours ago

## Answer the question based on the passage given below.In the past decade or so, researchers have produced a significant body of research measuring the dreadfulness of a long commute. People with long transit times suffer from disproportionate pain, stress, obesity and dissatisfaction. The joy of living in a big, exurban house, or that extra income left over from your cheap rent? It is almost certainly not worth it.Q. Which one is a major assumption in this argument?... more

Sunita Rani asked   •  6 hours ago

## If β is positive constant and θ increases, then the value of G if θ > 1 :  a)Increasesb)Decreasesc)Increases and then decreasesd)Decreases and then increasese)Cannot be determinedCorrect answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Sahil Dhiman asked   •  6 hours ago

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## Three friends Pradeep, Dinesh and Manish started a business of manufacturing soaps, shampoos and deodorants. For the first month, they contributed in the ratio of 5 : 6 : 7. On each day of that month, they manufactured soaps and shampoos such that the cost incurred due to total soap production was thrice of that of the total cost of shampoos production. Also, the production cost of seven units of soap was equal to nine units of shampoos. The combined selling price of a unit of soap and shampoo was Rs. 30. In the next month, they started with the production of deodorants as well whose cost of production per day was thrice the combined cost of production of soaps and shampoos per day. For the second month, the number of deodorants was l/6th of the total number of soaps and shampoos manufactured per day. There are 30 days in the 1st month of the production when they manufactured only soaps and shampoos. And further, the production happened on all the days of the month.On a day in next month, 2000 units of deodorant were manufactured and the cost of production of soaps was Rs. 15,000. What would be the cost of production of a set of a soap, a shampoo and a deodorant? [Round off your answer to the nearest integer.]... more

Mehek Agrawal asked   •  7 hours ago

## What is the logarithm of Log 32700?

Abin Sharaf asked   •  8 hours ago

## The paragraph also discusses vygotskian principles, so how can you attribute to the title only about constructivisim ? ?

Sweta Mohapatra asked   •  8 hours ago

## Constructivism is a new approach in education that claims humans are better able to understand the information they have constructed by themselves. According to constructivist theories, learning is a social advancement that involves language, real world situations, and interaction and collaboration among learners. The learners are considered to be central in the learning process. Learning is affected by our prejudices, experiences, the time in which we live, and both physical and mental maturity. When motivated, the learner exercises his will, determination, and action to gather selective information, convert it, formulate hypotheses, test these suppositions via applications, interactions or experiences, and to draw verifiable conclusions. Constructivism transforms today’s classrooms into a knowledge-construction site where information is absorbed and knowledge is built by the learner.In constructivist classrooms, unlike the conventional lecturer, the teacher is a facilitator and a guide, who plans, organizes, guides, and provides directions to the learner, who is accountable for his own learning. The teacher supports the learner by means of suggestions that arise out of ordinary activities, by challenges that inspire creativity, and with projects that allow for independent thinking and new ways of learning information. Students work in groups to approach problems and challenges in real world situations, this in turn leads to the creation of practical solutions and a diverse variety of student products.A Vygotskian classroom emphasizes creating one’s own concepts and making knowledge one’s property; this requires that school learning takes place in a meaningful context, alongside the learning that occurs in the real world. The Vygotskian classroom stresses assisted discovery through teacher-student and student-student interaction. Some of the cognitive strategies that group members bring into the classroom are questioning, predicting, summarizing, and clarifying.In a Vygotskian classroom, dynamic support and considerate guidance are provided based on the learner’s needs, but no will or force is dictated. Students are exposed to discussions, research collaborations, electronic information resources, and project groups that work on problem analysis.Some examples of classroom activities that might be used in a constructive classroom are as follows: Students in a political science class can use a computer simulation to decide on global issues as representatives of United Nations. A geography class studying Turkey can take a virtual trip of tourist and historical sites and parks. The journalism class may publish a newsletter with scanned photographs, excerpts from the press and charts about a recent journey to space. Q.An appropriate title for this passage would be? ... more

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## Group QuestionAnswer the following question based on the information given below.In the following questions, a word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in the options. The set of numbers given in the options represents letters in the same sequence using the two given matrices. The columns and rows of matrix I are numbered from 0 to 4 and that of matrix II from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by column number.Example: The code for B can be 10 or 21 or 41.For each word, choose an option that correctly represents the word. Q.NORMAL... more

Yash Raj asked   •  8 hours ago

## Group QuestionAnswer the following question based on the information given below.Three friends Pradeep, Dinesh and Manish started a business of manufacturing soaps, shampoos and deodorants. For the first month, they contributed in the ratio of 5 : 6 : 7. On each day of that month, they manufactured soaps and shampoos such that the cost incurred due to total soap production was thrice of that of the total cost of shampoos production. Also, the production cost of seven units of soap was equal to nine units of shampoos. The combined selling price of a unit of soap and shampoo was Rs. 30. In the next month, they started with the production of deodorants as well whose cost of production per day was thrice the combined cost of production of soaps and shampoos per day. For the second month, the number of deodorants was l/6th of the total number of soaps and shampoos manufactured per day. There are 30 days in the 1st month of the production when they manufactured only soaps and shampoos. And further, the production happened on all the days of the month.If the selling price of one unit of soap is Rs. 10 and the total sales in the first month is Rs. 4,44,600, then what is the difference in the number of units of soaps and shampoos sold in a day assuming that the entire production has been sold off? Correct answer is '456'. Can you explain this answer?

Prithvi Singh asked   •  9 hours ago

## Panaroma Farming Company who were in the farming business had purchased six farms, F1, F2......F6, for three of its core businesses, Fruits, Poultry and Fishery. To cater to all the local requirements, it started all its three activities on all of its farms simultaneously. Compared to 2014, the overall profitability in 2015 grew by 18%. The table below shows the growth of profit for each area of business in percentage when compared to 2014. Q. In 2014, the percentage contribution of F5 in the overall profit of the Panaroma Company cannot be more than:Correct answer is '75'. Can you explain this answer?

Gita Devi asked   •  9 hours ago

## What is the probability (in %) that any 4 people chosen randomly will not have their birthdays on the same day of the week? a)23b)35c)38d)27e)None of the aboveCorrect answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Gaje Singh asked   •  9 hours ago

## In a certain coded language, # means addition, & means subtraction, β means multiplication and % means division. All expressions of the form (a symbol b) are to be read from left to right.Q.What is the value of (224 % 32 β 21 # 13 & 5 # 34 & 247 % 13) % (2 β 391 % 23 & 190 % 5 # 9)?a)29b)33c)34d)38Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Mahima Choudhary asked   •  10 hours ago

## There are two sections A and B of a class, consisting of 36 and 44 students respectively. If the average weight of section A is 40 Kg and that of section B is 35 Kg, find the average weight of the whole class.a)30 kgb)35 kgc)42.5 kgd)37.25 kgCorrect answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Ramesh asked   •  10 hours ago

## Group QuestionAnalyse the following passage and provide an appropriate answer for the questions that follow.Formation of focal brand expectations is a well-accepted part of the pre-purchase choice process. However, whether these same expectations are the standard for post-choice performance evaluation has been questioned. There is very little theoretical justification for consumers using focal brand expectations to judge performance after purchase. Customer satisfaction/dissatisfaction is more likely to be determined by how well a consumer perceives that focal brand performance fulfils needs, wants, or desires.Importantly, there is no necessary relationship between prepurchase focal brand expectations and the performance required to meet those wants. Thus, consumers are very likely to use other kinds of performance standards in the post-purchase evaluation. Consumers are likely to rely on standards that reflect the performance a consumer believes a focal brand should provide to meet needs/wants. To distinguish these standards from the usual expectations concept, we call them "experience-based norms." These norms have two important characteristics: (1) they reflect desired performance in meeting needs/wants and (2) they are constrained by the performance consumers believe is possible as indicated by the performance of known brands. The second characteristic requires elaboration. Though consumers may imagine some abstract ideal performance that a brand should provide, they also have concrete experiences with various real brands and their performance. Because consumers are more likely to think in concrete rather than abstract terms, experience with real brands should set limits on the performance a consumer believes the focal brand should provide. Consumers may derive a norm from experience with known brands in at least two different ways. First, the norm might be the typical performance of a particular brand - e.g., a consumer's most preferred brand, a popular brand, or last-purchased brand.Importantly, this brand may not be the focal brand. For example, when evaluating the dining experience in a new restaurant, a consumer may apply a norm that is the typical performance of another, favourite restaurant. Interestingly, focal brand expectations may correspond to this norm, but only if the focal brand is also the brand from which the standard is derived, such as when a consumer dines in his or her favourite restaurant. In all other cases, the norm is necessarily different from expectations because the norm is derived from experience with a different brand. A second possibility is that the norm might be an average performance a consumer believes is typical of a group of similar brands — a product-based norm. This kind of norm may be reasonable when no one brand stands out in the consumer's mind and the consumer has experience with many brands. In general, the experience-based norms concept is significant because it suggests that past research may have attached unwarranted importance to focal brand expectations as the standard of performance influencing feelings of satisfaction.Q. The statement, “there is no necessary relationship between pre-purchase focal brand expectations and the performance required to meet those wants” implies that:... more

Prakash asked   •  11 hours ago

## The passage given below is followed by a question. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question.Today we are faced with the harsh reality that the treatment or prevention of infectious diseases has not made quantum advances since the early successes of vaccines and antimicrobial therapies. In a sense, the world is headed backward, as once-treatable microbes become resistant to existing therapies, and new infections for which there are no effective interventions continue to arise. This situation represents a serious and imminent threat to the world.The emergence of a highly lethal and rapidly spreading antimicrobial- resistant infection would lead to untold numbers of deaths and unimaginable misery. The consequences could be similar in magnitude to a large-scale terrorist attack. Communities could be walled off, national borders closed, and travel could be restricted or even suspended. Health systems could disintegrate or collapse, as could economies. The possibility of such an apocalyptic scenario suggests that the threat of infectious diseases is among the most important challenges that humankind faces. It is not just a public health risk; it is a threat to national and global security. Thus, it must be met with a comprehensive and effective solution.The research and development required to produce new medicines or vaccines is time-consuming, often taking more than a dozen years. It is also very expensive, costing hundreds of millions of dollars for every new product. Moreover, there is no guarantee of success; indeed, for each successful product, there are as many as nine equally promising candidates that fail. Given the risks involved, it is not surprising that pharmaceutical companies are very careful in their choice of investments in new drug or vaccine programs, selecting only those that promise financial gains sufficient to cover the costs of both successes and failures and provide a reasonable return on the required investment.Almost every country is prepared to channel a large percentage of its GDP toward investments in national defense or security. The global threat of emerging or resistant infections must be viewed first and foremost in that context, with all countries committed to providing financing, intellectual capital, and available resources to support the discovery, development, manufacture, stockpiling, and equitable distribution of new antimicrobial agents and vaccines. Unless countries recognize the risks they face, they are unlikely to make such a commitment. It goes without saying that this would be a complicated undertaking, with many details to be worked out. But somehow we must suspend disbelief and take action now, lest we be caught off-guard against an imminent global threat. This is a battle we cannot afford to lose. Q.In the passage, which of the following is/are obstacles faced by pharmaceuticals?A. Bottlenecks in development and production of new medicines and vaccinesB. Constraints in raising capital for research and developmentC. Availability of skilled workers and competent scientists to develop new medicines and vaccines ... more

Shamsher Singh asked   •  12 hours ago

## In a student exchange program, four prominent management institutes from the city had shown an initiative to facilitate learning for their students.The institutes were: The Pride, The Mascot, The Embezzlers and The Educators.The selected destinations for each of these institutes were USA, Japan, France, Australia, Germany, Korea and Canada.The chart below gives the breakup of students sent by each of these institutes to each of these countries in terms of percentage of the total students sent by it to all the places put together.Additional Information: Canada had exactly same number of students from two of the institutes. Q.What can be said regarding the following two statements? 1. Germany had witnessed an equal number of students from three institutes.2. Canada had witnessed an equal number of students from The Mascot and The Embezzlers.... more

Mulk Raj asked   •  12 hours ago

## The passage given below is followed by a question. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question.Is anyone a born entrepreneur, a born leader or born to win? I believe everyone is born to win but you have to make winning a habit. Think of this: a quitter never wins, a winner never quits. I have been privileged to share the dream and journey of many entrepreneurs. A few traits are habits with all of them. A winner is a believer. Belief in oneself and one’s convictions — that inner voice of core strength to pursue dreams despite difficulties.Along the way everyone they meet gets swept up in their dreams and aspirations. This belief is rooted in a bigger purpose than self- satisfaction. Winners are great listeners. They learn continuously; they take inputs; they don’t think they have all the answers; and they are confident to have the humility to hear other points of view.Listening is about striving for comprehension and making oneself open to possibilities. Winners value self-development. They constantly challenge themselves and set aggressive goals and often surpass expectations. They make organisational learning a priority. Winners are unstoppable. They don’t count hurdles. They don’t brood about failures and risks. They are activators.They have a clear compass on why they keep trying and what they set out to achieve. Hence they have the edge to get up, dust themselves off, and set out again and again.Winners are decisive. They chart the course and make choices all the time while being transparent and suffused with a clarity of purpose. They are less prone to procrastination. They are resilient to change and very effective in communicating their decisions. Another word for this is nimbleness, and in these times, this quality is essential to innovate.Is all this too much to ask? Of late, too often, I read are we expecting too much from young entrepreneurs. Was too much expected of Alexander when he became king at 20 and set out to conquer the world? Or of Akbar who inherited the empire at the age of 14? Being a founder, building a high-velocity organisation is no doubt high-pressure, but isn’t it a choice? Isn’t competing in the Olympics different from playing cricket in your backyard?Over the years, I have a more nuanced take about winning itself.Winning doesn’t always mean being first; winning means you are doing better than you have done before. Q.Which of the following, if true, strengthens the argument in the above passage?A. Thomas Edison, the famous scientist, invented the light bulb only after making 1,000 unsuccessful attempts.B. Communication is not an identifying characteristic of a winner as there are a number of winners who have been poor communicators.... more

Avtar Kaur asked   •  12 hours ago

## The passage given below is followed by a question. Choose the most appropriate answer to each question.Conventional wisdom for the future of India is that we must grow like China or Japan. That we must build large companies creating thousands of jobs and exporting goods. I believe that domestic consumption, not exports, will drive India’s growth. The economy will be services-led and not manufacturing-led like China or Japan. Small businesses will lead rather than large corporations.India is the largest young country in an ageing world and will continue to have a young population for the next 25 years, whereas China has started ageing. Indians will either migrate or do outsourcing work. Care providers around the world will come from India. There will be doubling of GDP growth in housing, education, health - all services. Services are labour intensive and their incremental return on capital is much faster than manufacturing and then there will be services like tourism that create jobs.Many economists have suggested that India should copy China, but it cannot. When China started its development journey, it had no established competition. Global overcapacity challenges India. For example, China has steel capacity of 822 million tonnes and India has 86 million tonnes. Recently, the Indian government had to protect its steel industry by introducing minimum import pricing. Normal competition without tariffs will be difficult in many sectors in Indian economy.India’s free market for labour combined with single market for services is the reason why services is the country’s biggest growth area. The only place where India can achieve economy of scale is in services. This is apparent in the dramatic growth of service tax.The set of programming interfaces built on the trifecta of government- created people’s bank account of Jan Dhan, Aadhaar no., and mobile phones - in brief JAM - enables paperless, presence-less and cashless transactions.Dramatic consequences will follow creating thousands of startups and billions of dollars of capitalisation. Four shifts will happen. First, banking at scale because everything a bank can do, individuals can do on a mobile phone. Second, investment at scale - people can buy a mutual fund on the phone with one click. Third, credit at scale where entrepreneurs can get a loan with just a click by aggregating their own data. And fourth, skilling at scale - as platforms happen, India will have thousands, millions of people gathering skills to operate in this new economy with great strides in reading and math literacy happening at scale.World trade may be shrinking and barriers may be emerging among nations, all making movement of labour difficult. India with its vast unified market, youthful labour force and growing digital platform-backed services alone is poised to build a new power economy. Q.Which of the following best describes author’s style of writing?... more

Om Pati asked   •  12 hours ago

## Answer the following question based on the information given below.There are eight people Aamir, Amit, Rajni, Ajay, Abhishek, Akshay, Vishnu and Rama. Among them, there are four groups formed with two friends in each group. It is known that Aamir is not the friend of Amit or Rajni or Ajay. Abhishek is not the friend of Aamir or Ajay or Akshay. Ajay is not the friend of Aamir or Amit or Rama or Vishnu. Rama is not the friend of Abhishek or Rajni or Vishnu. Q. Who among the following cannot be each other’s friends? a)Aamir and Vishnub)Amit and Rama c)Abhishek and Rajnid)Rajni and AkshayCorrect answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Raj Rani asked   •  12 hours ago

## Carefully read the statements in the questions below and arrange them in a logical order.1. The man was suddenly taken by a violent spasm of coughing.2. The two adversaries faced each other with clenched fists and fuming eyes.3. It had been 7 years into their marriage and it had degenerated beyond a point.4. The fight broke out over his refusal to help in the household chores.5. One could notice traces of concern in her eyes, all hope was not lost then.Correct answer is '34215'. Can you explain this answer?

Kusum Devi asked   •  12 hours ago

## In a certain meteorological model, the temperature of a city (in degrees) is postulated to vary as 20(cos2 θ + sin4θ), where 6 is a parameter that varies such that sin 6 takes on all possible values between -1 and 1 over the course of its variation. What is the minimum possible temperature (in degrees) in this city? a)5b)10c)20d)15Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

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## A small child observes the movement of the minute hand on a large street clock. He sees that the minute hand reaches to the edge of the clock. He wants to find the distance the tip of the minute hand moves in half an hour, and calls this quantity D.Suddenly, he sees the following inscription at the bottom of the clock tower: The tip of the minute hand of the clock moves at a rate of π/25 m/min. a)3π/4b)4π/5c)5π/6d)6π/5Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

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Rona Devi asked   •  12 hours ago

## A passage is followed by questions pertaining to the passage. Read the passage and answer the questions. Choose the most appropriate answer.Until about 1830, pizza was sold from open-air stands and out of pizza bakeries. Pizzerias keep this age-old tradition alive today. It is possible to enjoy pizza wrapped in paper and a drink sold from open-air stands outside the premises. Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba in Naples is widely regarded as the city's first pizzeria. It started producing pizzas for peddlers in 1738 but expanded to a pizza restaurant with chairs and tables in 1830. It still serves pizza from the same premises today.A description of pizza in Naples around 1830 is given by the French writer and food expert Alexandre Dumas, pere in his work Le Corricolo, Chapter VIII. He writes that pizza was the only food of the humble people in Naples during winter and that "in Naples pizza is flavored with oil, lard, tallow, cheese, tomato, or anchovies."The Neapolitans take their pizza very seriously. Purists, like the famous pizzeria “Da Michele” in Via C. Sersale (founded 1870), consider there to be only two true pizzas — the Marinara and the Margherita — and that is all they serve. These two "pure" pizzas are the ones preferred by many Italians today.The Marinara is the older of the two and has a topping of tomato, oregano, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. It is named “Marinara” not because it has seafood on it (it doesn't) but because it was the food prepared by "la marinara", the seaman's wife, for her sea faring husband when he returned from fishing trips in the Bay of Naples. Q.The passage implies that the Margherita and the Marinara are the only two “pure” pizzas: ... more

Gina Devi asked   •  12 hours ago