# (Paper) PARAGON PLACEMENT PAPER (APTITUDE)

**PAPER: PARAGON
PLACEMENT PAPER (APTITUDE)**

**1.**Judy is now
twice as old as Adam, but 6 years ago, she was 5 times as old as he was . How
old is judy now?

A) 10 B) 16 C) 20 D) 24 E) 32

**2**. if 3x=2(5-2x), then x = ?

A) 10/7 B) 0 C) 3/7 D) 1 E) 10/7

**3.** If a is equal to the sum of b
and c, which of the following is equal to the difference of b and c

A) a-b-c B) a-b+c C) a-c D) a-2c E) a-b-2c

**4**.if the sum of five consecutive
even integers is t, then, in terms of t, what is the greatest of these integers?

A) (t-20)/5 B) (t-10)/5 C) t/5 D) (t+10)/5
E) (t+20)/5

**5.** If a school cafeteria needs c
cans of soup each week for each student, and if there are s students
in the school, for how many weeks will x cans of soup last?

A) csx B) xs/c C) s/cx D) x/cs E) cx/s

**6.** A vendor sell h hot dogs and s
sodas. If a hot dog costs twice as much as a soda, and if the vendor
takes in a total of d dollars , how many cents does a soda cost?

A)100d/(s+2h) B) (s+2h)/100d C)d(s+2h)/100

D) 100d(s+2h) E) d/100(s+2h)

**7.**Yann will be x year old y years
from now . How old was he z years ago?

A)x+y+z B) x+y-z C)x-y-z D)y-x-z E)z-y-x

**8**.At Medison High school each
student studies exactly one foreign language. Three-fifth of the students
take Spanish,and one-fourth of the remaining students take German. If all of the
others take French, what percent of
the students take French?

A)10 B)15 C) 20 D) 25 E) 30

**9**.From 1994 to 1995 the sales of a
book decreased by 80%. If the sales in 1996 were the same as in
1994, by what percent did they increase from 1995 to 1996?

A)80% B)100% C) 120% D) 400% E) 500%

**10.** if 25% of 260 equals 6.5% of a,
what is a?

**11.** in a certain club , the ratio
of the number of boys to girls is 5:3. what percent of the members of club
are girls?

A) 37.5% B) 50% C) 60% D) 62.5% E) 80%

**12.** From 1980 to 1990 , Liors
weight increased by 25% . if his weight was k kilograms in 1990,

what was it in 1980?

A)1.75k B) 1.25k C) 1.20k D) 0.80k E)
0.75k

**13.** Evan has 4 times as many books
as David and 5 times as many as Jason .If Jason has more

than 40 books , what is the least number
of books that Evan could have ?

A)200 B)205 C) 210 D) 220 E) 240

**14.** Alison is now three times as
old as Jermy, but 5 years ago , she was 5 times as old as he was . How
old is Alison now?

A) 10 B) 12 C) 24 D) 30 E) 36

**15. **What is the largest prime
factor of 255?

A) 5 B) 15 C) 17 D) 51 E) 255

**16.** if w widgets cost c cents , how
many widgets can you get for d dollars?

A) 100dw/c B) dw/100c C) 100cdw D) dw/c E)
cdw

**17.** if 120% of a is equal to 80% of
b, which of the following is equal to a+b?

A) 1.5a B) 2a C) 2.5a D) 3a E) 5a

**18.** if x and y are integers such
that x3=y2 , which couldn't be the value of y?

A) -1 B) 1 C) 8 D) 16 E) 27

**19.** what is a divided by a% of
a ?

A) a/100 B) 100/a C) a2 /100 D) 100/a2 E)
100a

**20. **If an object is moving at a
speed of 36 kilometers per hour , how many meters does it travel in

one second ?

A) 10 B) 36 C) 100 D) 360 E) 1000