General Programming Questions

  1. John weighs twice as much as Marcia. Marcia’s weight is 60% of Bob’s weight. Dave weighs 50% of Lee’s weighs 190% of John’s wight. Which of these 5 persons wighs the least? A) Bob B) Dave C) John D) Lee E) Marcia? Ans: E

  2. A trip takes 6 hours to complete. After traveling 1/4 of an hour, 1 3/8hours, and 2 1/3 hours, howmuch time does need to complete the trip? A) 2 1/12hours B) 2hours, 2 1/2 minutes C) 2 hours,5minutes D) 2 1/8 hours? Ans) B

  3. It takes 30 days to fill a laboratory dish with bacteria. If the size of the bacteria doubles each day, how long did it take for the bacteria to fill one half of dish? Ans) D (29 days)

  4. A car wash can wash 8 cars in 18 minutes. At this rate, how many cars can the car wash wash in 3 hours? Ans) 80

  5. If the ratio of the areas of 2 squares is 2:1, then what is the ratio of the perimeters of the squares? Ans) sqrt(2):1

  6. There are three types of tickets available for a concert: orchestra, which cost $12 each; balcony, which cost$9 each: and box, which cost $25 each. There were P orchestra tickets , B balcony tickets, and R box tickets sold for the concert. Which of the following expressions gives the percentage of ticket proceeds due to the sale of orchestra tickets? 100*12P/(12P+9B+25R)

  7. In a survey of town of Wasco, it was found that 65% of the people surveyed watched the news on television, 40% read newspaper, and 25% read a newspaper and watched the news on television. What percent of the people surveyed neither watched the news on the television nor read a newspaper? 20%

  8. City B is 5 miles east of City A. City C is 10 miles southest of City B. Which of the following is the closest to the distance from City A to City C? Ans: 14 miles

  9. If the area of a square increases by 69%, then the side of the square increased by? 30%

  10. There are 30 socks in a drawer. 60% of the socks are red and the rest are blue. What is the minimum number of socks that must be taken from the drawer without looking in order to be certain that atleast two blue socks have been chosen? 20


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