19th December, 2016 (CSAT)


1. A person bought 8 quintals of rice for certain rupees. After a week, he sold 3 quintals of rice at 10% profit, 3 quintals of rice with neither profit nor loss and 2 quintals at 5% loss. In this transaction, what is the profit?

(a) 1%

(b) 2%

(c) 3%

(d) 2.5%


2. “Cases of food-poisoning have been reported from village X. After a dinner party arranged for 100 people, 68 were admitted to the hospital, and 36 were reported to be out of danger. The food, which was cooked and stored in an open space for almost 12 hours, was served after reheating. Investigation is going on.” A news report.

Which of the following can be hypothesised from the above information?

(a) Cases of food-poisoning need to be handled carefully.

(b) Stale food is likely to be the cause of food-poisoning.

(c) Late-night dinner parties for a large number of people result in food-poisoning.

(d) Cases of food-poisoning are not reported in urban dinner parties.

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