Races and Games Questions with Solutions

Question no. 1

Four sisters Suvarna, Tara, Uma and Vibha are playing a game such that the loser doubles the money of each of the other players from her share. They played four games and each sister lost one game in the alphabetical order. At the end of the fourth game, each sister had Rs 32. With how much money did Suvarna start with?
(a) Rs 60
(b) Rs 34
(c) Rs 66
(d) Rs 28

(e) None of these

Question no. 2

A team played 40 games in a season and won in 24 of them. In what percent of games played did the team win?
(a) 70%
(b) 40%
(c) 60%
(d) 35%
(e) None of these

Directions (3 and 4): At the start of a game of cards, J and B together had four times as much money as T, while T and B together had three times as much as J. At the end of the evening, J and B together had three times as much money as T, while T and B together had twice as much as J. B lost Rs 200.

Question no. 3

What fraction of the total money did T has at the beginning of the game?
(a) 1/3
(b) 1/8
(c) 2/9
(d) 1/5
(e) None of these

Question no. 4

What fraction of the total money did J win/lose?
(a) Won 1/12
(b) Lost 1/6
(c) Lost 1/3
(d) Won 1/5
(e) None of these

Question no. 5

In racing over a distance d at uniform speed, if A can beat B by 20 metres, B can beat C by 10 metres, and A can beat C by 28 metres Then d, in metres, is:
(a) 50
(b) 75
(c) 100
(d) 120
(e) None of these

Solutions: 

Answer no. 1 (c)

Game Suvarna Tara Uma Vibha
4th Game 32 32 32 32
3rd Game 16 16 16 80
2nd Game 8 8 72 40
1st Game 4 68 36 20
Original Money 60 34 18 10

  • Suvarna Starts with Rs. 66.

Answer no. 2 (c)

Answer no. 3 (d)

Answer no. 4(a)

Answer no. 5(c)

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