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A flagstaff 17.5 metre high casts a shadow of length 40.25 metre. The height of building, which casts a shadow of length 28.75 metre under similar conditions will be :
 12 metre
 12.5 metre
 13.5 metre
 14 metre
Answer: Option B
Explanation:
Less shadow, Less Height (Direct Proportion)
So, let height of building be x metre
then,
\begin{aligned}
40.25 : 17.5 :: 28.75 : x \\
=> x = \frac{17.5*28.75}{40.25} \\
=> x = 12.5
\end{aligned}
So height of building should be 12.5 metre
1. 4 matweavers can weave 4 mats in 4 days. At the same rate, how many mats would be woven by 8 mat weavers in 8 days ?
 12
 14
 16
 18
Answer: Option C
Explanation:
Please always remember, that what exactly we need to calculate before applying chain formula. As in this question we need to find how many mats, RIGHT !
So we will compare everything with "number of mats"
As,
More men, More number of mats (Direct Proportion)
More days, More number of mats (Direct Proportion)
So, it can be solved as,
\begin{aligned}
\begin{bmatrix}Weavers & 4 & 8 \\Days & 4 & 8 \end{bmatrix} :: 4 : x \\
=> x*4*4 = 8*8*4 \\
=> x = 16
\end{aligned}
2. If a quarter kg of potato costs 60 paise, how many paise will 200gm cost ?
 45 paise
 46 paise
 47 paise
 48 paise
Answer: Option D
Explanation:
Quarter of Kg means 250 gm
Less weight, less price (Direct Proportion)
So,
\begin{aligned}
250:200 :: 60:x \\
=> x = \frac{200*60}{250} \\
=> x = 48
\end{aligned}
So 200 gm will cost 48 paise.
3. 10 men, working 6 hours a day can complete a work in 18 days. How many hours a day must 15 men work to complete the work in 12 days ?
 4 hours a day
 5 hours a day
 6 hours a day
 7 hours a day
Answer: Option C
Explanation:
More Men, Less Hours {Indirect Proportion}
Less Days, More Hours {Indirect Proportion}
\begin{aligned}
\begin{bmatrix}Men & 15 & 10 \\Days & 12 & 18 \end{bmatrix} :: 6 : x \\
=> x * 15 * 12 = 10 * 18 * 6 \\
=> x = \frac{10*18*6}{15*12} \\
=> x = 6
\end{aligned}
4. In a camp, there is a meal for 120 men or 200 children. If 150 children have taken the meal, how many men will be catered to with the remaining meal ?
 38 men
 32 men
 34 men
 30 men
Answer: Option D
Explanation:
There is meal for 200 children. 150 children have taken the meal.
Remaining meal is to be catered to 50 children.
Now, 200 children = 120 men
So, 50 Children = 120/200 * 50 = 30 men
5. If 16 toys cost 240, then what do 40 toys cost ?
 Rs. 600
 Rs. 620
 Rs. 640
 Rs. 660
Answer: Option C
Explanation:
Although we can first calculate the cost of one toy and then can multiply it with 40 to get the result.
but we will solve it with chain rule so that we can prepare ourself for other complex problems which we can solve easily by applying this rule.
Let the required cost be Rs. x
More toys means More Cost. (Direct Proportion)
\begin{aligned}
15:40 :: 240:x \\
=> x = \frac{240*40}{15} \\
=> x = 640
\end{aligned}
So 40 toys will cost Rs 640
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