# AMCAT Quantitative Ability Previous Papers-7

Ques. A sum of money invested at compound interest to Rs. 800 in 3 years and to Rs 840 in 4 years. The rate on interest per annum is.
4%
5%
6%
7%

Explanation:
S.I. on Rs 800 for 1 year = 40
Rate = (100*40)/(800*1) = 5%

Ques. A train covers a distance in 50 minutes, if it runs at a speed of 48kmph on an average. Find the speed at which the train must run to reduce the time of journey to 40 minutes.
50 km/hr
60 km/hr
65 km/hr
70 km/hr

Explanation:

We are having time and speed given, so first we will calculate the distance. Then we can get new speed for given time and distance.
Lets solve it.

Time = 50/60 hr = 5/6 hr
Speed = 48 mph
Distance = S*T = 48 * 5/6 = 40 km

New time will be 40 minutes so,
Time = 40/60 hr = 2/3 hr
Now we know,
Speed = Distance/Time
New speed = 40*3/2 kmph = 60kmph

Ques. Two boys starting from the same place walk at a rate of 5kmph and 5.5kmph respectively. What time will they take to be 8.5km apart, if they walk in the same direction?
15 hours
16 hours
17 hours
18 hours

Explanation:

In this type of questions we need to get the relative speed between them,
The relative speed of the boys = 5.5kmph – 5kmph
= 0.5 kmph

Distance between them is 8.5 km
Time = Distance/Speed
Time= 8.5km / 0.5 kmph = 17 hrs

Ques. Excluding stoppages, the speed of a bus is 54 kmph and including stoppages, it is 45 kmph. For how many minutes does the bus stop per hour ?
8 minutes
10 mintues
12 minutes
14 minutes

Explanation:

Due to stoppages, it covers 9 km less.

Time taken to cover 9 km = (9/54) hour
= (1/6)*60 minutes
= 10 minutes

Ques. 2 trains starting at the same time from 2 stations 200 km apart and going in opposite direction cross each other at a distance of 110 km from one of the stations. What is the ratio of their speeds ?
11:9
13:9
17:9
21:9