BAJAJ PAPER ON 8th AUGUST 2008
1.Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of
them shot 4 bullets the total number of bullets remaining is
equal to the bullets each had after division. Find the
original number divided.
18
2.Find sum of digits of D. Let A= 19991999 B = sum of digits
of A, C = sum of digits of B, D = sum of digits of C. (HINT:
A = B = C = D (mod 9))
3.There is a 50m long army platoon marching ahead. The last
person in the platoon wants to give a letter to the first
person leading the platoon. So while the platoon is marching
he runs ahead, reaches the first person and hands over the
letter to him and without stopping he runs and comes back to
his original position. In the mean time the whole platoon
has moved ahead by 50m. The question is how much distance
did the last person cover in that time. Assuming that he ran
the whole distance with uniform speed.
4.If you take a marker & start from a corner on a cube, what
is the maximum number of edges you can trace across if you
never trace across the same edge twice, never remove the
marker from the cube, & never trace anywhere on the cube,
except for the corners & edges?
9
5.One of Mr. Bajaj, his wife, their son and Mr. Bajaj's
mother is an Engineer and another is a Doctor. If the Doctor
is a male, then the Engineer is a male. If the Engineer is
younger than the Doctor, then the Engineer and the Doctor
are not blood relatives. If the Engineer is a female, then
she and the Doctor are blood relatives. Can you tell who is
the Doctor and the Engineer?
6.Three men  Sam, Cam and Laurie  are married to Carrie,
Billy and Tina, but not necessarily in the same order. Sam's
wife and Billy's Husband play Carrie and Tina's husband at
bridge. No wife partners her husband and Cam does not play
bridge. Who is married to Cam?
7.There are 3 persons X, Y and Z. On some day, X lent
tractors to Y and Z as many as they had. After a month Y
gave as many tractors to X and Z as many as they have. After
a month Z did the same thing. At the end of this transaction
each one of them had 24. Find the tractors each originally
had?
8.A certain street has 1000 buildings. A signmaker is
contracted to number the houses from 1 to 1000. How many
zeroes will he need?
9.There are 9 coins. Out of which one is odd one i.e weight
is less or more. How many iterations of weighing are
required to find odd coin?
10.In a sports contest there were m medals awarded on n
successive days (n > 1). On the first day 1 medal and 1/7 of
the remaining m  1 medals were awarded. On the second day 2
medals and 1/7 of the now remaining medals was awarded; and
so on. On the nth and last day, the remaining n medals were
awarded. How many days did the contest last, and how many
medals were awarded altogether?
11.A number of 9 digits has the following properties: The
number comprising the leftmost two digits is divisible by 2,
that comprising the leftmost three digits is divisible by 3,
the leftmost four by 4, the leftmost five by 5, and so on
for the nine digits of the number i.e. the number formed
from the first n digits is divisible by n, 2<=n<=9. Each
digit in the number is different i.e. no digits are
repeated. The digit 0 does not occur in the number i.e. it
is comprised only of the digits 19 in some order. Find the
number.
12. 1/3 rd of the contents of a container evaporated on the
1st day. 3/4th of the remaining contents of the container
evaporated on the second day.
What part of the contents of the container is left at the
end of the second day?
(x1/3x)((x1/3x)3/4)=2/3x1/2x= 1/6x
13.Vipul was studying for his examinations and the lights
went off. It was around 1:00 AM. He lighted two uniform
candles of equal length but one thicker than the other. The
thick candle is supposed to last six hours and the thin one
two hours less. When he finally went to sleep, the thick
candle was twice as long as the thin one. For how long did
Vipul study in candle light? 3 hrs
14.If you started a business in which you earned Rs.1 on the
first day, Rs.3 on the second day, Rs.5 on the third day,
Rs.7 on the fourth day, & so on. How much would you have
earned with this business after 50 years (assuming there are
exactly 365 days in every year)?
15.A worker earns a 5% raise. A year later, the worker
receives a 2.5% cut in pay, & now his salary is Rs. 22702.68
What was his salary to begin with?
16.At 6'o a clock ticks 6 times. The time between first and
last ticks is 30 seconds. How long does it tick at 12'o.
17.In Mr. Mehta's family, there are one grandfather, one
grandmother, two fathers, two mothers, one fatherinlaw,
one motherinlaw, four children, three grandchildren, one
brother, two sisters, two sons, two daughters and one
daughterinlaw. How many members are there in Mr. Mehta's
family? Give minimal possible answer.
18.When Alexander the Great attacked the forces of Porus, an
Indian soldier was captured by the Greeks. He had displayed
such bravery in battle, however, that the enemy offered to
let him choose how he wanted to be killed. They told him,
"If you tell a lie, you will put to the sword, and if you
tell the truth you will be hanged." The soldier could make
only one statement. He made that statement and went free.
What did he say?
20.A person wanted to withdraw X rupees and Y paise from the
bank. But cashier made a mistake and gave him Y rupees and X
paise. Neither the person nor the cashier noticed that.
After spending 20 paise, the person counts the money. And to
his surprise, he has double the amount he wanted to
withdraw. Find X and Y. (1 Rupee = 100 Paise)
