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A

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B

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C

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D

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E

E. E
• 2.

### Which number should come next in this series? 25,24,22,19,15

• A.

14

• B.

5

• C.

30

• D.

10

• E.

0

D. 10
Explanation
The series is decreasing by a certain number each time. The difference between the first two numbers is 1, then 2, then 3, and then 4. The next difference should be 5, so subtracting 5 from 15 gives us the next number in the series, which is 10.

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• 3.

### Which one of the five is least like the other four?

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Cow

• B.

Tiger

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Snake

• D.

Dog

• E.

Bear

C. Snake
Explanation
All the given options are animals, except for the snake. The snake is the only one that does not have four legs like the rest of the animals. Therefore, the snake is least like the other four options.

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• 4.

### Which one of the five is least like the other four?

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Potato

• B.

Carrot

• C.

Bean

• D.

Corn

• E.

Apple

E. Apple
Explanation
The correct answer is Apple because it is the only fruit in the list, while the other four options are all vegetables.

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• 5.

### Nia,  twelve years old, is three times as old as her sister. How old will Nia be when sheis twice as old as her sister?

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15

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18

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16

• D.

20

• E.

21

C. 16
Explanation
Nia's current age is 12, and she is three times as old as her sister. Therefore, her sister's age is 12/3=4. To find out when Nia will be twice as old as her sister, we need to determine the age difference between them. Currently, Nia is 12-4=8 years older than her sister. When Nia is twice as old as her sister, the age difference will still be 8 years. So, Nia will be 12+8=20 years old at that time. Therefore, the correct answer is 20, not 16.

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• 6.

### Which one of the five makes the best comparison? Brother is to sister as niece is to:

• A.

Mother

• B.

Daughter

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Aunt

• D.

Uncle

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Nephew

E. Nephew
Explanation
The relationship between brother and sister is a sibling relationship, just like the relationship between niece and nephew. Both pairs represent different generations within the same family. Therefore, the best comparison for niece is nephew.

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• 7.

### Which one of the five makes the best comparison?Milk is to glass as letter is to:

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Stamp

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Pen

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Envelope

• D.

Book

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Mail

C. Envelope
Explanation
The best comparison between "Milk is to glass" and "Letter is to envelope" is that both milk and letter need a container to be held or transported. Milk is typically served in a glass, while a letter is typically placed inside an envelope for mailing or storage. The other options (stamp, pen, book, mail) do not have the same direct relationship to the word "letter" as envelope does.

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• 8.

### LIGHT BULB is to FILAMENT as WHEEL is to:

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Electricity

• B.

• C.

Spoke

• D.

Automobile

• E.

Pulley

• F.

Car

C. Spoke
Explanation
The analogy in this question is based on the part that produces the main function of the object. A light bulb produces light through a filament, and a wheel produces motion through spokes. Therefore, the correct answer is "Spoke".

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• 9.

### Two people can make 2 bicycles in 2 hours. How many people are needed to make 12 bicycles in 6 hours?

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6

• B.

4

• C.

2

• D.

1

• E.

0

B. 4
Explanation
If two people can make 2 bicycles in 2 hours, it means that each person can make 1 bicycle in 2 hours. Therefore, in 6 hours, each person can make 3 bicycles. To make 12 bicycles in 6 hours, we would need 4 people, as each person can make 3 bicycles.

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• 10.

### A store reduced the price of one of its products by 25 percent. What percentage of the reduced price must it be increased by to put the product back to its original price?

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33 percent

• B.

20 percent

• C.

23 percent

• D.

35 percent

• E.

40 percent

A. 33 percent
Explanation
To put the product back to its original price after a 25% reduction, the store needs to increase the reduced price by a certain percentage. This can be calculated by finding the percentage increase from the reduced price to the original price. Since a 25% reduction means the product is now priced at 75% of its original price, the percentage increase needed can be found by dividing the difference between 75% and 100% (the original price) by 75% and multiplying by 100. This calculation results in a 33% increase, which is the correct answer.

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• 11.

### Is there a 4th of July in England?

• A.

Yes

• B.

No

A. Yes
Explanation
The 4th of July is a specific date that is associated with the independence of the United States. It is not a holiday or significant date in England. Therefore, there is a 4th of July in England, but it is not recognized or celebrated as a national holiday like it is in the United States.

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• 12.

### Which number should come next in the series?1-1-2-3-5-8-13

• A.

8

• B.

13

• C.

21

• D.

26

• E.

31

C. 21
Explanation
The given series is a Fibonacci sequence, where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers. Starting with 1 and 1, the next number in the sequence is 2, then 3, 5, 8, and 13. Therefore, the next number in the series should be the sum of 8 and 13, which is 21.

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• 13.

### Which larger shape would be made if the two sections are fitted together?A   B    C    D

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A

• B.

B

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C

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D

C. C
Explanation
The answer is C because when the two sections A and C are fitted together, they form a larger shape that matches the shape shown in option C.

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• 14.

### Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series?2 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 14 - 15 - 30

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THREE

• B.

SEVEN

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EIGHT

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FIFTEEN

• E.

THIRTY

E. THIRTY
Explanation
The given series follows a pattern where each number is obtained by multiplying the previous number by 2 and then subtracting 1. However, the number "30" does not follow this pattern as it is obtained by multiplying the previous number by 2, but without subtracting 1. Therefore, "THIRTY" does not belong in the series.

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• 15.

### Which one of the five choices makes the best comparison?Finger is to Hand as Leaf is to:

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Twig

• B.

Tree

• C.

Branch

• D.

Blosom

• E.

Bark

C. Branch
Explanation
The best comparison in this analogy is "Finger is to Hand as Leaf is to Branch." Just like a finger is a part of a hand, a leaf is a part of a branch. The other options do not have the same hierarchical relationship. A twig is smaller than a leaf, a tree is larger than a leaf, a blossom is a flower and not directly related to a leaf, and bark is the outer covering of a tree and not directly related to a leaf.

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• 16.

### John needs 13 bottles of water from the store. John can only carry 3 at a time. What's the minimum number of trips John needs to make to the store?

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3

• B.

4

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41/2

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5

• E.

6

D. 5
Explanation
Since John can only carry 3 bottles of water at a time, he will need to make multiple trips to the store. To calculate the minimum number of trips, we divide the total number of bottles needed (13) by the number of bottles he can carry in one trip (3). The result is 4 with a remainder of 1. This means that John will need to make 4 trips carrying 3 bottles each time, and then make a fifth trip carrying the remaining 1 bottle. Therefore, the minimum number of trips John needs to make to the store is 5.

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• 17.

### If all Bloops are Razzies and all Razzies are Lazzies, then all Bloops are definitely Lazzies?

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True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Based on the given premises, if all Bloops are Razzies and all Razzies are Lazzies, then it follows logically that all Bloops are Lazzies. This is because if every Bloop is a Razzie, and every Razzie is a Lazzi, then every Bloop must also be a Lazzi. Therefore, the statement "all Bloops are definitely Lazzies" is true.

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• 18.

### Choose the word most similar to "Trustworthy":

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Resolute

• B.

Tenacity

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Relevant

• D.

Insolent

• E.

Reliable

E. Reliable
Explanation
The word "trustworthy" means someone or something that can be relied upon or trusted. "Reliable" has a similar meaning as it refers to someone or something that can be trusted or depended on. Therefore, "reliable" is the word that is most similar to "trustworthy" among the given options.

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• 19.

### Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series?1 - 2 - 5 - 10 - 13 - 26 - 29 - 48

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1

• B.

5

• C.

26

• D.

29

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48

D. 29
Explanation
In the given series, all the numbers are either prime or multiples of 3, except for 29. Therefore, 29 does not belong in the series.

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• 20.

### What is the missing number in the sequence shown below?1 - 8 - 27 - ? - 125 - 216

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36

• B.

45

• C.

46

• D.

64

• E.

99

D. 64
Explanation
The missing number in the sequence is 64. The given sequence follows the pattern of cubing each number. Starting with 1, the next number is obtained by cubing 2, then 3, and so on. The missing number is obtained by cubing 4, which equals 64. The sequence then continues with the numbers 125 and 216, which are the cubes of 5 and 6 respectively.

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• 21.

### Which of the figures below the line of drawings best completes the series?AB C D

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A

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B

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C

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D

B. B
Explanation
Based on the given question and answer choices, it appears that the question is asking for the figure that would logically come next in the series. Unfortunately, without any context or information about the series or the logic behind it, it is not possible to provide a specific explanation for why answer choice B is correct.

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• 22.

### Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days. How many months have 28 days?

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2

• B.

12

• C.

None

• D.

Only February

B. 12
Explanation
All of the months have 28 days.

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• 23.

### If a doctor gives you 3 pills and tells you to take one pill every half hour, how long would it be before all the pills had been taken?

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3 hours

• B.

2.5 hours

• C.

1 hour

• D.

1.5 hours

C. 1 hour
Explanation
1 hour. If you take a pill at 1 o'clock, then another at 1.30 and the last at 2'clock, they will be taken in 1 hour.

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• 24.

### Which number should come next? 144 121 100 81 64 ?

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54

• B.

43

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49

• D.

41

C. 49
Explanation
- 23 - 21 - 19 - 17 the next one is 64 - 15

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• 25.

### Divide 30 by half and add ten. What do you get?

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70

• B.

25

• C.

15

• D.

10

A. 70
Explanation
70. Dividing by half is the same as multiplying by 2.

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• 26.

### If you had only one match and entered a COLD and DARK room, where there was an oil heater, an oil lamp and a candle, which would you light first?

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Oil heater

• B.

Candle

• C.

Oil lamp

• D.

Match

D. Match
Explanation
The match.

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• 27.

### Take 2 apples from 3 apples. What do you have?

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1 apple

• B.

2 apples

• C.

3 apples

• D.

None

B. 2 apples
Explanation
By taking 2 apples from a total of 3 apples, you are left with 2 apples. This is because you physically removed 2 apples from the original 3 apples, resulting in 2 remaining apples.

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• 28.

### A boy is 4 years old and his sister is three times as old as he is. When the boy is 12 years old, how old will his sister be?

• A.

19

• B.

20

• C.

21

• D.

Impossible to determine

B. 20
Explanation
The boy's sister is currently 3 times older than him, so she is currently 4 x 3 = 12 years old. When the boy is 12 years old, his sister will still be 12 years older than him, so she will be 12 + 12 = 24 years old.

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• 29.

### A farmer had 17 sheep. All but 9 died. How many live sheep were left?

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7

• B.

8

• C.

12

• D.

9

D. 9
Explanation
9 live sheep.

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• 30.

### What number is one half of one quarter of one tenth of 800?

• A.

20

• B.

10

• C.

15

• D.

12

B. 10
Explanation
To find one half of one quarter of one tenth of 800, we can start by dividing 800 by 10, which gives us 80. Then, we divide 80 by 4, resulting in 20. Finally, we divide 20 by 2, giving us the final answer of 10.

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• 31.

### Which one of the five choices makes the best comparison? LIVED is to DEVIL as 6323 is to:

• A.

3623

• B.

3263

• C.

3236

• D.

3632

C. 3236
Explanation
The correct answer is 3236 because the word "LIVED" is spelled backwards to form the word "DEVIL". Similarly, the number 6323 is spelled backwards to form the number 3236.

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