# (Paper) ICICI Placement Paper (Aptitude-Problem Solving Ability)

**Paper: ICICI
Placement Paper (Aptitude-Problem Solving Ability)**

** Problem
Solving Ability **[1 x 25 = 25 Marks]

**1.** A truck
departed from

a. 16/1,200 MPH

b. 40/288 MPH

c. 1,494/240 MPH

d. 50 MPH

**2. **If m,n,o and
p are real numbers, each of the following expressions equals m(nop) EXCEPT

a. (op)(mn)

b. ponm

c. (mn)(mo)(mp)

d. (mp)(no)

**3****.**
If the ratio of women to men in a meeting is 4 to 1, what percent of the persons
in the meeting are men?

a. 20%

b. 25%

c. 33 1/3%

d. 80%

**4.** Tom received
89, 94, 86, and 96 on the first algebra tests. What grade must he receive on his
last test to have an average of 92?

a. 92

b. 94

c. 91

d. 95

**5.** If the
measures of the three angles of a triangle are (3x + 15), (5x - 15), and (2x +
30), what is the measure of each angle?

a. 75

b. 60

c. 45

d. 25

**6. **Which of the
following equations can be used to find a number x, if the difference between
the square of this number and 21 is the same as the product of 4 times the
number?

a. x - 21 = 4x

b. x2- 21 = 4x

c. x2 = 21-4x

d. x + 4x2=21

**7****.
**Emile receives a flat weekly salary of Rs.240 plus 12% commission of the
total volume of all sales he makes. What must his rupees volume be in a week if
he is to make a total weekly of Rs.540?

a. Rs.2,880

b. Rs.3,600

c. Rs.6,480

d. Rs.2,500

**8****.**
A and B undertake to do a work for Rs.56. A can do it alone in 7 days and B in 8
days. If with the assistance of a boy they finish the work in 3 days then the
boy gets Rs.--

a. 11

b. 45

c. 43

d. 21

**9.** A postal
truck leaves its station and heads for

a. 1.6 hours

b. 3 hours

c. 2 hours

d. 1.5 hours

**10.** In a class
of 40 students, 30 speak French and 20 speak German. What is the lowest possible
number of students who speak both languages?

a. 5

b. 20

c. 15

d. 10

**11.** The value of
B in the equation a = (h/2)(B+b) is

a. (2a - b)/h

b. 2h/a - b

c. 2a - b

d. 2a/h – b**1****2**. The perimeter of a
square inscribed in the circumference of radius R is

a. 4R

b. 8R

c. 2R(2)1/2

d. 4R(2)1/2

**13.** If R,S, and
Q can wallpaper a house in 8 hours and R and S can do it in 12 hours, how long
will it take Q alone to wallpaper the house ?

a. 12 hours

b. 24 hours

c. 8 hours

d. 20 hours

**14.** An old
picture has dimensions 33 inches by 24 inches. What one length must be cut from
each dimension so that the ratio of the shorter side to the longer side is 2:3?

a. 2 inches

b. 6 inches

c. 9 inches

d. 10 1/2 inches

**15.**In a group of 30 people the average height is 6 feet and 2 inches. Therefore, we can assume that

1. everyone is 6ft and 2 inches

2. most of the people are 6ft and 2 inches.

3. not all could be taller than 6ft and 2 inches.

a. 2 only

b. 3 only

c. 1 and 2 only

d. 1, 2 and 3

**16.** One wall
being made entirely of bricks is 40% built. If we need 1,200 more bricks to
complete the wall, how many bricks will the wall have ?

a. 1,500

b. 1,800

c. 2,000

d. 2,400

**17.** In a College
Bookstore where all books are the same price, a + b books are selling for
Rs.1,000. Myron buys 12 books and for each one has a discount of Rs.1. How much
does Myron need to pay ?

a. [(a + b) - 1] x 12

b. [(a + b)/1000 - 1] x 12

c. [(1000/(a + b)) - 1] x 12

d. [a + b] x 1

**18. **A square is
inscribed in a circle of area 18p. What is the length of a side of the square ?

a. 6

b. 3

c. 3(2)1/2

d. 6(2)1/2

**19. **A box
contains 6 red marbles and 4 blue marbles. What is the probability that if 2
marbles are simultaneously drawn from the box, both will be red ?

a. 2/3

b. 1/3

c. 1/2

d. 1/5

**20.** If it is 250
kms from

a. 12

b. 24

c. 36

d. 48

**2****1.** A car
goes 15 kms on a litre of petrol. When it is driven at 60 kms per hour it only
goes 80% as far. How many litres of petrol will it take to travel 120 kms
driving at 60 kms per hour?

a. 2

b. 6.4

c. 8

d. 9.6

**22.** The solution
of the equation 4 - 5(2y + 4) = 4 is

a. 1.-2/5

b. 8

c. 4

d. -2

**23.** I went to
Lucky Duck Casino and in the first game I lost one-third of my money, in the
second game I lost half of the rest. If I still have Rs.1,000, how much money
did I have when I arrived at the Casino?

a. Rs.1,000

b. Rs.2,000

c. Rs.3,000

d. Rs.6,000**24**. For each Rupee spent by the
sales department, the research department spends 20 paise. For every Rs. 4 spent
by the research department, the packing department spends Rs.1.50. The triple
ratio of the money spent by the sales department to the money spent by the
research department to the money spent by the packing department can be
expressed as

a. 40 : 8 : 3

b. 20 : 4 : 1

c. 8 : 4 : 1

d. 1 : 1 : 5

e. 2 : 1 : 5

**25.** From the
beginning to the end of 1996, the price of a rare book rose 20 percent. In 1997,
it dropped 25 percent. In 1998, it rose 20 percent. What percent of 1996`s
starting price is 1998`s starting price?

a. 90

b. 95

c. 100

d. 108