Data Interpretation

• ( 1 ) A beam 9 m long, 40 cm wide and 20 cm high is made up of iron which weighs 50 kg per cubic metre. The weight of the beam is.

• 1) 56 kg
• 2) 36 kg
• 3) 48 kg
• 4) 27 kg
• Discussion in forum
Solution : Volume = 9 * 40/100 * 20/100 = 18/25
weight = 18/25 *50 = 36

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• ( 2 ) A cylindrical tub of radius 12 cm contains water upto a depth of 20 cm. A spherical iron ball is dropped into the tub and thus the level of water is raised by 6.75 cm. The radius of the ball is :

• 1) 7 cm
• 2) 8.5 cm
• 3) 9 cm
• 4) 9.5 cm
• Discussion in forum
Solution : Let the radius of the ball be r cm.
Volume of ball = Volume of water displaced by it.
4/3 πr3 = π * 12 * 12 * 6.75
=> r3 = 9 * 9 * 9
=> r = 9 cm.

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• ( 3 ) A triangle and a parallelogram are constructed on the same base such that their areas are equal. If the altitude of the parallelogram is 100 m , then the altitude of the triangle is

• 1) 10√ 2 m
• 2) 100 m
• 3) 100√ 2 m
• 4) 200 m
• Discussion in forum
Solution : Let the altitude of the triangle be h and base of each be b.
Then , (1/2) * b * h1 where h2 = 100 m.
= h1 = 2h2
= ( 2 * 100) m
= 200 m.

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• ( 4 ) A room 5m 55cm long and 3m 74cm broad is to be paved with square tiles. Find the least number of square tiles required to cover the floor?

• 1) 176
• 2) 175
• 3) 185
• 4) 188
• Discussion in forum
Solution : Area of the room = (544 * 374)cm 2
Size of largest square tile = H.C.F of 544 & 374cm = 34 cm
Area of 1 tile = (34 * 34)cm2
Number of tiles required = [544 * 374 / 34 *s 34]
= 176.

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• ( 5 ) The base of a parallelogram is twice its height. If the area of the parallelogram is 72 sq.cm. Find its height?

• 1) 3
• 2) 6
• 3) 7
• 4) 9
• Discussion in forum
Solution : Let the height of the parallelogram be x cm.Then base = (2x) cm
=> 2x2 = 72
=> x2 = 36
x = 6.

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• ( 6 ) The number of small cubes with edge 10 cm that can be accomodated in a cubical box of 1 metre edge, is:

• 1) 10
• 2) 1000
• 3) 100
• 4) 10000
• Discussion in forum
Solution : Number of cube = 100 * 100 * 100 / (10 * 10 *10) = 1000

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• ( 7 ) How many bags of grain can be stored in a cuboid granary12 m x 6 in x 5 m, if each bag occupies a space of 0.48 cu. metre?

• 1) 75
• 2) 480
• 3) 750
• 4) 288
• Discussion in forum
Solution : number of bag = vol of granary / vol of bag = 12 * 6 * 2 / 0.48 = 750

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• ( 8 ) The length of a rectangular hall is 5m more than its breadth. The area of the hall is 750 m. The length of the hall is:

• 1) 20
• 2) 25
• 3) 30
• 4) 35
• Discussion in forum
Solution : Le breadth= x meters
Then, length= (x + 5)meters
x(x + 5) = 750
x2 + 5x - 750= 0
(x + 30)(x - 25)= 0
x = 25

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• ( 9 ) A triangle has a perimeter 13. The two shorter sides have integer lengths equal to x and x + 1. Which of the following could be the length of the other side?

• 1) 4
• 2) 6
• 3) 8
• 4) None of the above
• Discussion in forum
Solution : The measure of the third side of a triangle must lie between the sum and the difference of the other two sides. Using this fact along with the answer choices, we can eliminate the wrong answers.
=> cannot be correct because 4 would not be the longest side.(sides 4, 5, and 4)
=>could be correct because the other two sides would be 3 and 4.
=>cannot be correct because this third side would be greater than the sum of the other two sides.

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• ( 10 ) The area of a square is 69696 cm square. What will be its diagonal ?

• 1) 373.196 cm
• 2) 373.110 cm
• 3) 373.290 cm
• 4) 373.296 cm
• Discussion in forum
Solution : If area is given then we can easily find side of a square as,
Side = √ 69696 = 264cm
we know diagonal = √ 2*side = √ 2*264 = 1.414*264 = 373.296cm

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