# Mathematics Questions for CDS & CAPF: 15th October

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**Q1. Prashant buys 2 gross (i.e. 24 dozens) of bananas at Rs. 20 a dozen. During Transport and storage four dozen get spoilt. If Prashant spends 25% of cost price on transport and sell the remaining bananas at 2.5 Rs/per banana find his profit or loss percent.**

(a) 20%

(b) 25%

(c) 16%

(d) No profit, No Loss

**Q2. In a vessel milk and water are mixed in the ratio 3 : 4 and in another vessel they are mixed in the ratio 5 : 2. In what ratio should the contents of the two vessels be mixed together so that the new mixture contains milk and water is the ratio 1 : 1?**

(a) 2 : 1

(b) 2 : 3

(c) 3 : 1

(d) 3 : 2

**Q4. A producer buys two types of raw material in Rs. 3750. He sells first type at a loss of 8% and second type at a profit of 22%. What is the SP of first Type material if in the whole Transaction there is No profit no loss.**

(a) 2024

(b) 2530

(c) 2250

(d) 2750

**Q5. Value of ‘a’ for which the sum of square of the roots of the equation x² – (a – 2) x – a – 1 = 0 assume the least value?**

(a) 1

(b) 3

(c) 0

(d) 2

**SOLUTIONS**

**S1. Ans.(d)**

**Sol.**

2 gross = 24 dozens = 288

CP of banana = 20 × 24 = 480

Transportation cost =(480×25)/100

Total CP = 480 + 120 = 600

Selling price = 2.5 Rs/per banana

A dozen SP = 2.5 × 12 = 30

Total SP = 30 × (24 – 4) = 600

Profit & loss = 600 – 600 = 0

No profit no loss

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