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Identify the defaulter rat

Asked By: Ankit Shrivastava | Asked On: Feb 10th, 2014

What is the minimum number of loaves of bread required to identify a single slow eating rat among a pack of 12 rats, given that the other rats are trained to eat at the same rate and the bread loaves to be used are identical.

Answered by: hari on: Aug 12th, 2014

Answer is Four. Make 3 groups of 4 rats. Give 1 bread each to two group.note the time for non default rat group.identify the defaulter rat group. Divide it into two group of two. Give 1 bread to 1 gro...

Answered by: sailesh on: Jul 30th, 2014


The girl's age is twice that of boy, if the boy is four years old. After four years the age of the girl is

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Jul 7th, 2005

12 years

Answered by: karthika on: Jul 18th, 2014

Nw the boy age is 4 means nw the girl age 8... so after four the girl age is 8+4=12

Answered by: Sagar on: Jul 13th, 2014

Let age of Boy and Girl be x and y respectively.

When the boy is 4 years old then Girl y=2x=2x4=8;
After 4 years the girl will be 8+4=12 Years.

Logical thinking question

Asked By: krishna chaitanya | Asked On: Sep 15th, 2011

Three members went to a shop and took 3 kerchiefs each costs 10 rs so total price is rs 30 after they went off the owner of the sop realises that he know the 3 members so he gives the worker 5rs and tells to return them back he gives them rs5 then they gives 2rs tip to him and remaining 3rs they share...

Answered by: Gohar on: Jul 12th, 2014

Shopkeepr 25
tip 2
returned 3
total 30

Answered by: nandupusuloori on: Mar 23rd, 2014

30-5=25,so each costs 8.33rs, and shopkepper returns 5 rs/- each shares 1rs/- and gives tip of 2 rs/- so total


How many mice are required to find the poisoned can?

Asked By: ganta.jyostna | Asked On: Dec 23rd, 2011

If there are 30 cans out of them one is poisoned if a person tastes very little he will die within 14 hours so if there are mice to test and 24 hours to test, how many mice are required to find the poisoned can?

Answered by: bhumit on: Jul 10th, 2014

Equation is 2^x *(10)>=30
which gives x=2
hence 2 is correct answer

Answered by: richa on: Jul 2nd, 2014

3 mice: 3 mice will eat 3 cans together and simultaneously after each hr..if there is poison in any can it will die after 14 hrs

How can you make a square from two triangles?

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Sep 5th, 2005

Answered by: Tarun on: Jun 17th, 2014

Two right angle triangle who hypotenuse length is same.

Answered by: Manish Singh on: Apr 10th, 2014

Yes isosceles traingle possible but not equilateral traingle .

Find the antonym of autumn (a) spring (b) winter (c) summer (d) none of the above

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Jul 7th, 2005

Answered by: Aditya on: May 23rd, 2014

Its spring

Answered by: saleha on: Apr 16th, 2014

Autumn means summer... so answer is winter

One skirt requires 3.75 yards of cloth. How many skirts you can make from 45 yards?

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Jul 7th, 2005

12 skirts

Answered by: saleha on: Apr 16th, 2014

1 skrit=3.75yards

Answered by: keerthi on: Jul 22nd, 2006

hi..30 yards gives 8 skirts.(3.75*8=30)so 45 gives 12 skirts

Is the meaning of canvas and canvass, (a) same (b) contradictory (c) no relation

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Jul 7th, 2005

Answered by: ashok tripathi on: Apr 15th, 2014

No relation

Answered by: sanjana10 on: May 1st, 2010

They have no relation

Last month of an year (a) january (b) february (c) december (d) november

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Sep 6th, 2005

Answered by: sharada on: Apr 12th, 2014


Answered by: vishnu on: Apr 8th, 2013

B) February

What is the next sequence ?

Asked By: nivasi | Asked On: Jan 2nd, 2006

1. 7,6,8,5,3,7,? 2. 13 9,18,21,25,20,? 3. 3,3,4,8,10,36,? 4. 15,30,28,25,20,34,28,?

Answered by: Selvam mk on: Mar 30th, 2014

1rs given to worker....extra.
every one cost 8.33 per item.

Answered by: ss on: Jan 31st, 2014

Split into 2 parts, in first part 7+1=8(odd terms)
6-1=5(even part)

like this, odd part 3+1=4

Cutting cake analysis

Asked By: a | Asked On: Oct 18th, 2011

How can a cake be cut into 3 pieces in 2 steps with a knife?

Answered by: priya on: Feb 26th, 2014

Cut the cake diagonally(got 2 pieces of cake)..take any one of them and cut it from any side

Answered by: shiva jatla on: Nov 11th, 2013

Cut the cake diagonally into two halves.

Find min value of function

Asked By: shally | Asked On: Sep 20th, 2011

Find min value of function : |-5-x| + |2-x|+|6-x|+10-x|; where x is an integer

Answered by: neeti on: Jan 25th, 2014


, since sum of absolute deviation taken about median is minimum ie median of -5,2,6,10 is 4. Putting x=4 in the fn, ull get 19 as the ans

Answered by: kader on: Sep 4th, 2013


Wedding party distance question

Asked By: varshini.varsham | Asked On: Sep 18th, 2011

A man is going to a wedding party. He travels for 2hrs when he gets a puncture. Changing tyres takes 10mins. The rest of the journey he travels at 30 miles/hr. He reaches 30mins behind schedule. He thinks to himself that if the puncture had occurred 30miles later, he would have been only 15mins late....

Answered by: Jitender on: Jan 10th, 2014

120 miles.

Answered by: RB on: Jan 4th, 2014

97.5 miles

Select the least from the following. (a) 0.99 (b) 1 (c) 81 (d) 0.333

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Jul 7th, 2005

Answered by: harsha vardhan on: Jan 9th, 2014


Answered by: srinivas on: May 29th, 2007

0.333 is the least one among them.

If a train covers 600m in 0.5 seconds, how long it will cover in 10 seconds?

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Aug 14th, 2005

3000m = 3km

Answered by: rajesh P on: Jan 3rd, 2014

Covers 600 mrts in .5sec
; covers 1200 mtrs in 1 sec. Covers12000 Mtrs in 10 sec. So answer is 12KMs

Answered by: vali on: Feb 3rd, 2012

600 -> 0.5 sec
? -> 10 sec
=> (10/0.5)*600= 12000m= 12km


Asked By: Arunkumar Nattarayan | Asked On: Sep 13th, 2012

There are 20 balls red,blue or green.If 7 are green and sum of red and blue balls are less than 13.At most how many red balls are there a. 4 b. 5 c. 6 d. 7

Answered by: Vin on: Nov 12th, 2013

The Question is wrong
if R+B+G=20
and G = 7
so R+B+7=20

So R+B < 13 does not hold good

Answered by: R D Patel on: Aug 5th, 2013


Select the odd one out. (a) 1/4 (b) 1/3 (c) 1/6 (d) 1/18

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Jul 7th, 2005

Answered by: Abdul Kader on: Sep 4th, 2013

1/3, others number we can divided, but 1/3 cant divide by 2 or any even number.

Answered by: M.Phani Kumar on: Jun 30th, 2013

1/4....since 0.25 is an exact value...for the remaining options...answer comes with recurring number

All chickens lay eggs (true/false)

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Jul 7th, 2005


Answered by: shailesh on: Jun 27th, 2013

Chicken doesnt lay eggs... hen lays eggs!!

Answered by: nitish on: Aug 21st, 2012

No,the chicken that i eat doesnt lay eggs!!!!

Testing a toaster

Asked By: ArpitRJ | Asked On: Feb 8th, 2013

You have been given a toaster to test. there are no user instructions. what will you test and why? what expected behaviors do you expect to observe? how would you classify the tests?

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