Accenture generally gives due importance to aptitude section.However, a good number of questions from aptitude section can be expected to be moderate and from sections like distances, averages, ratios etc. If you can answer these questions in quick time, you get enough time to answer more difficult ones in the same section as well as other sections like verbal . Below are few simple questions that should be answered with ease.
Placement Question 1
If a shopkeeper accidentally sells a pen at double its actual selling price, his profit increases 4 fold. Then he realizes his mistake and sells other pens at their original selling price. Find his actual profit percentage.
let the original selling price be sp and the cost price be cp.
If he sells the pen at double the selling price, his new profit will be 2sp - cp.
His actual profit should had been (sp - cp). But his accidental rising of the selling price resulted in a four fold increase of the original profit which is 4 X (sp - cp).
Hence, 2sp - cp = 4 X (sp - cp)
Therefore sp = (3/2)cp.
Actual profit percentage = (sp - cp)/cp % = 50%
Placement Question 2
Consider three brothers Ram, Ravi and Rahul. Consider Ram to be taller than Ravi by 10% and Rahul is taller than Ravi by 30%. Now, by how much percentage Rahul is taller than Ram.
Let heights of Ram, Ravi and Rahul be p,q and r respectively. Then as per the conditions given in the question :
p = 110/100r and q = 130/100r
Ratios of heights of q and r will be (130/100r)/(110/100r) = 13/11.
Hence Rahul will be 13/11% taller than that of Ram.
Placement Question 3
John swims in a river at an effective speed of 8 Kilometers/hr. The velocity of the stream against John is measured to be 2 Kilometers/hr. Now, how much his effective speed will increase when he swims in the direction of the stream.
Since John opposes the stream speed to achieve an effective speed of 8 Km/hr, original physical speed of John would be 8 + 2 = 10 Kilometers/hr. In downstream, if he swims with his original speed his effective speed will become 10 + 2 = 12 Kilometers/hr. This is 4 Kilometers/hr more than that of the initial effective speed 8 Kilometers/hr.
Hence his speed would increase by 4/8 % = 50%.Are You Looking For Accenture & Other Top IT Jobs ??
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