### Questions from past MBA CET papers (31 to 40):

**31. A thief hides his loot in a house. As the police chase him, he runs 2 kms to the west before taking a right turn and running for another 2 km. He then takes a right turn and runs for another 7 kms. Finally, he takes two right turns and runs 2 kms after taking each turn and defeats the police. How far must he walk in order to reach the house in which he had hidden the loot?**

(a) 2 kms (b) 3 kms (c) 4 kms (d) 1 km (e) None of these

Solution: From his house, he walks 2 km west, 2 kms north, walks 7 km east, 2 km south, and 2 km west. Hence, the distance will be 5 – 2 = 3. Answer: 3 kms

**32. If all the letters in the word WATCHDOG are rearranged as they appear in the English alphabet the position of how many letters will remain unchanged after the rearrangement?**

(a) None (b) One (c) Two (d) Three (e) Four

Solution: Rearranging will give you only H at the same position.

W A T C H D O G

A C D G H O T W

Answer: One

**Directions (Q.33-35): A, B, C, D, and E live in a six storey building (ground floor + five floors). Second floor of the building is vacant. B lives only above C. A lives immediately above E. D does not stay on the topmost floor.**

33. Who of the following lives on the ground floor of the building?

(a) A (b) B (c) C (d) D (e) E

34. Who of the following lives immediately above the floor that is vacant?

(a) A (b) B (c) C (d) D (e) E

35. How many people live between B and A?

(a) None (b) One (c) Two (d) Three (e) Can not be determined

Solution: As B lives only above C, C has to be on the ground floor as there are 5 people and a floor is vacant. This will put B on the first floor. AE will always appear together with A above E and as D is not on the topmost floor, D will be on 3^{rd} floor.

**36. What should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following equation?**

5169 + 3072 – (?) = 4924

(a) 3767 (b) 3947 (c) 3137 (d) 3317 (e) None of these

Solution: 5169 + 3072 = 8241 – 4924. Answer: 3317

**37. What approximate value should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following equation?**

2/7 of 1594 × 4.493 = ½ of (?)

(a) 4100 (b) 4800 (c) 3800 (d) 3400 (e) 4900

Solution: As the options are quite far from each other, easier to approximate. 1400 + 196 is completely divisible by 7, so let1594 be 1596. When divided by 7, it gives you 228. Double of which is 456. 456*4.5*2 = 456*9 ~ 4100. Answer: 4100

**38. What should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following equation?**

45% of 860 + (?) = 33.33% of 1500

(a) 143 (b) 83 (c) 113 (d) 123 (e) None of these

Solution: 1/3^{rd} of 1500 = 500. 45% of 860 is (860/2 – 43) = 430 – 43 = 387. 500 – 387 will give you 113. Answer: 113

**39. What approximate value should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following equation?**

5376.12 ÷ 11.956 ÷ (?) = 55

(a) 8 (b) 6 (c) 10 (d) 12 (e) 4

Solution: 11.956 is close to 12. 5376/12 = 448. When 448/55, we get 8.something. Answer: 8

**40. What approximate value should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following equation?**

31% of 561.32 + 43% of 684.89 = (?)% of 1735.23

(a) 35 (b) 33 (c) 27 (d) 23 (e) 37

Solution: Approximate numbers. 30% of 560 = 168. 43% of 685 = (68.5*4 + 68.5/3) = 296.8 ~ 297

168 + 297 = 465. Now, 465/1735 = 93/347 = More than 25% but less than 33%. Answer: 27

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