Infosys Latest Placement Questions: Quant - 1


1. Jake left point A for point B. 2 hours and 15 minutes later, Paul left A for B and arrived at B at the same time as Jake. Had both of them started simultaneously from A and B travelling towards each other, they would have met in 120 minutes.  How much time (hours) did it take for the slower one to travel from A to B if the ratio of speeds of the faster to slower is 3:1?
Ans: x x
Sol: It seems there is some problem with this question.
Let the distance between A and B is D km.  As Paul is faster, take the speeds of Jake and Paul are s and 3s kmph.
As the speeds are in the ratio of 1 : 3, times taken by them should be 3 : 1.  Take the times taken by them are 3x , x. But We know that 3x - x = 2 hour 15 min. So 2x = 9/4 hours, x = 9/8 hours. So time taken by the slower one (Jake) takes 3x time = 3 x 9/8 = 27/8 hours = 202.5 minutes.

(Or)
Take Jake speed = j and Paul = p kmph.
Now given that $\displaystyle\frac{D}{j} - \frac{D}{{p}}$ = 2 hr 15  min = $2\displaystyle\frac{1}{4}$ hrs =  9/4 hrs
Also both of them together covered D distance in 2 hours.  So $\displaystyle\frac{D}{j} + \frac{D}{p} = 2$
Adding these two equations will give us $\displaystyle\frac{{2D}}{j} = \frac{9}{4} + 2 = \frac{{17}}{4} $ = 4 hours 15 minutes.

So in the above problem, some part is redundant.

2. A completes a work in 2 days, B in 4 days, C in 9 and D in 18 days.  They form group of two such that difference is maximum between them to complete the work.  What is difference in the number of days they complete that work?
Ans: 14/3 days.
Sol: If C and D form a pair and A and B form a pair the difference is maximum.
Now C and D together can complete the work = $\displaystyle\frac{{9 \times 18}}{{9 + 18}}$ = 6 days.
A and B together can complete the work = $\displaystyle\frac{{2 \times 4}}{{2 + 4}}$ = 4/3 days.
Difference = 6 - 4/3 = 14/3 days.

3. How many 4 digit numbers contain number 2. 
a.  3170
b. 3172
c. 3174
d. 3168
Ans: D
Sol:
Total number of 4 digit numbers are 9000 (between 1000 and 9999).
We find the numbers without any two in them. So total numbers are 8 x 9 x 9 x 9 = 5832
So numbers with number two in them = 9000 - 5832 = 3168

4. How many three digit numbers abc are formed where at least two of the three digits are same.
Ans: 252
Sol:
Total 3 digit numbers = 9 x 10 x 10 = 900
Total number of 3 digit numbers without repetition =  9 x 9 x 8 = 648
So number of three digit numbers with at least one digit repeats =  900 - 648=252

5.  How many kgs of wheat costing Rs.24/- per kg must be mixed with 30 kgs of wheat costing Rs.18.40/- per kg so that 15% profit can be obtained by selling the mixture at Rs.23/- per kg?
Ans: 12
Sol:
S.P. of 1 kg mixture = Rs.23.  Gain = 15%.
C.P. of 1 kg mixture = Rs.[(100/115) x 23] = Rs.20
Let the quantity of wheat costing Rs.24 is x kgs. 
Using weighted average rule =  $\displaystyle\frac{{x \times 24 + 30 \times 18.4}}{{x + 30}} = 20$
Solving we get x = 12


6. What is the next number of the following sequence
7, 14, 55, 110, ....?
Ans: 121
Sol:
Next number = Previous number + Reverse of previous number
So 
7 ,7+7=14, 14+41 = 55, 55+55 = 110, 110+011 = 121

7.  How many numbers are divisible by 4 between 1 to 100
Ans: 24
Sol: There are 25 numbers which are divisible by 4 till 100. (100/4 = 25).  But we should not consider 100 as we are asked to find the numbers between 1 to 100 which are divisible by 4. So answer is 24. 

8. ${(11111011)_2}$ = ${({\rm{ )}}_8}$
Ans: 373
Sol: $11111011{)_2} = {({\rm{251)}}_{10}} = {\left( {373} \right)_8}$
or
You can group 3 binary digits from right hand side and write their equivalent octal form.

9. There are 1000 junior and 800 senior students in a class.And there are 60 sibling pairs where each pair has 1 junior and 1 senior.  One student is chosen from senior and 1 from junior randomly.What is the probability that the two selected students are from a sibling pair?
Ans: 714 / 80000
Sol:
Junior students = 1000
Senior students = 800
60 sibling pair = 2 x 60 = 120 student
One student chosen from senior = ${}^{800}{C_1}$=800
One student chosen from junior=${}^{1000}{C_1}$=1000
Therefore, one student chosen from senior and one student chosen from junior n(s) = 800 x 1000=800000
Two selected students are from a sibling pair n(E)=${}^{120}{C_2}$=7140
therefore,P(E) = n(E) / n(S)=7140/800000 = 714/80000

10.  161?85?65?89 = 100, then use + or - in place of ? and take + as m,- as n then find value of m-n.
Ans:  - 1
Sol:
161 - 85 - 65 + 89 = 100
so m's =1, n's = 2 => (m - n)= - 1

11.  In a cycle race there are 5 persons named as J,K,L,M,N participated for 5 positions so that in how many number of ways can M finishes always before N?
Ans: 60
Sol: Total number of ways in which 5 persons can finish is 5! = 120 (there are no ties)
Now in half of these ways M can finish before N.

12. Rahul took a part in cycling game where 1/5 ahead of him and 5/6 behind him excluding him. Then total number of participants are
Ans: 31
Sol:
Let the total no of participants including Rahul = x
Excluding rahul=(x-1)
$\displaystyle\frac{1}{5}(x - 1) + \frac{5}{6}(x - 1)$ = x
31x - 31=30x
Total no. of participants x =31

13. If a refrigerator contains 12 cans such that 7 blue cans and 5 red cans. In how many ways can we remove 8 cans so that atleast 1 blue can and 1 red can remains in the refrigerator.
Ans:
Sol:
Possible ways to draw 8 balls from the refrigerator which contains atleast 1 blue and 1 red can after the drawing are (6,2) (5,3) (4,4).
For (6, 2) = $ \Rightarrow $7c6*5c2$ \Rightarrow $7*10=70
For (5, 3) = $ \Rightarrow $7c5*5c3$ \Rightarrow $21*10=210
For (4, 4) = $ \Rightarrow $7c4*5c4$ \Rightarrow $35*5=175
So Total ways = 70+210+175=455

14. There are 16 people, they divide into four groups,  now from those four groups select a team of three members,such that no two members in the team should belong to same group.
Ans: 256
Sol:
We can select any three of the 4 groups in ${}^4{C_3}$ ways. Now from each of these groups we can select 1 person in 4 ways.
So total ways = 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 = 256

15. How many five digit numbers are there such that two left most digits are even and remaining are odd and digit 4 should not be repeated.
Ans: 2375
Sol:
We have
4 cases of first digit {2,4,6,8}
5 cases of second digit {0,2,4,6,8}
But 44 is one case we have to omit. So total ways for leftmost two digits are 4 x 5 - 1 = 19
5 cases of third digit {1,3,5,7,9}
5 cases of fourth digit {1,3,5,7,9}
5 cases of fifth digit {1,3,5,7,9}
So total ways = 19 x 5 x 5 x 5 = 2375

16. 7 people have to be selected from 12 men and 3 women,  Such that no two women can come together. In how many ways we can select them?
Ans: 2772
Sol:
We can select only one woman, and remaining 6 from men.
So ${}^{12}{C_6} \times {}^3{C_1}$ = 2772

17.  Tennis players take part in a tournament. Every player plays twice with each of his opponents. How many games are to be played?
Ans: 210
Sol:
We can select two teams out of 15 in ${}^{15}{C_2}$ ways.  So each team plays with other team once. Now to play two games, we have to conduct ${}^{15}{C_2}$ x 2 = 210 games.

18.  Find the unit digit of product of the prime number up to 50 .
Ans: 0
Sol:  No need to write all the primes upto 50.  There are two primes 2, 5 gives unit digit of 0. So the entire product has unit digit 0.

19.  If  [x^(1/3)] - [x^(1/9)] = 60 then find the value of x. 
Ans: ${4^9}$
Sol:
Let t = ${x^{1/9}}$
So,
${t^3} - t = 60$
Therefore, (t-1) x t x (t + 1) = 60 =3 x 4 x 5.
therefore, t = ${x^{1/9}}$ =4.
hence, x = ${4^9}$

20. A family X went for a vacation. Unfortunately it rained for 13 days when they were there. But whenever it rained in the mornings, they had clear afternoons and vice versa. In all they enjoyed 11 mornings and 12 afternoons. How many days did they stay there totally?
Ans: 18
Sol:
Total they enjoyed on 11 mornings and 12 afternoons = 23 half days
It rained for 13 days. So 13 half days.
So total days = (13 + 23) / 2 = 18