**11.**

Three candidates contested an election and received 1136, 7636 and 11628 votes respectively. What percentage of the total votes did the winning candidate get?

A. 57% B. 60%

C. 65% D. 90%

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Total number of votes polled = (1136 + 7636 + 11628) = 20400.

Required percentage = 11628 x 100 % = 57%.

20400

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12.

Two tailors X and Y are paid a total of Rs. 550 per week by their employer. If X is paid 120 percent of the sum paid to Y, how much is Y paid per week?

A. Rs. 200 B. Rs. 250

C. Rs. 300 D. None of these

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Let the sum paid to Y per week be Rs. z.

Then, z + 120% of z = 550.

z + 120 z = 550

100

11 z = 550

5

z = 550 x 5 = 250.

11

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13.

Gauri went to the stationers and bought things worth Rs. 25, out of which 30 paise went on sales tax on taxable purchases. If the tax rate was 6%, then what was the cost of the tax free items?

A. Rs. 15 B. Rs. 15.70

C. Rs. 19.70 D. Rs. 20

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Let the amount taxable purchases be Rs. x.

Then, 6% of x = 30

100

x = 30 x 100 = 5.

100 6

Cost of tax free items = Rs. [25 – (5 + 0.30)] = Rs. 19.70

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14.

Rajeev buys good worth Rs. 6650. He gets a rebate of 6% on it. After getting the rebate, he pays sales tax @ 10%. Find the amount he will have to pay for the goods.

A. Rs. 6876.10 B. Rs. 6999.20

C. Rs. 6654 D. Rs. 7000

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Rebate = 6% of Rs. 6650 = Rs. 6 x 6650 = Rs. 399.

100

Sales tax = 10% of Rs. (6650 – 399) = Rs. 10 x 6251 = Rs. 625.10

100

Final amount = Rs. (6251 + 625.10) = Rs. 6876.10

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15.

The population of a town increased from 1,75,000 to 2,62,500 in a decade. The average percent increase of population per year is:

A. 4.37% B. 5%

C. 6% D. 8.75%

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Increase in 10 years = (262500 – 175000) = 87500.

Increase% = 87500 x 100 % = 50%.

175000

**Required average = 50 % = 5%.**