# Are You Ready To Become A Police Officer?

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Becoming a police officer is about a lot more than just putting on a uniform and patrolling the city for illegal activity. To even get to the point where you can be considered suitable to uphold the law, you need to display a base amount of competence on several general knowledge subjects. It’s an essential job and, as such, needs to be undertaken by intelligent individuals. Are you good enough to become a police officer? Let’s find out!

• 1.

### What is 50% of 12?

• A.

1.2

• B.

6

• C.

10

• D.

12

B. 6
Explanation
To find 50% of 12, we divide 12 by 2 since 50% is equivalent to half. Therefore, 50% of 12 is 6.

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• 2.

### In some cases you double the last letter before adding "er" or "est". Please read the sentence and choose the correct word. If you add "est"  to "thin" what is the correct spelling?

• A.

Thinest

• B.

Thinnest

B. Thinnest
Explanation
When adding "est" to the word "thin," you need to double the last letter before adding the suffix. In this case, the last letter in "thin" is "n," so you double it to "nn" and add "est" to form the correct spelling, which is "thinnest."

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• 3.

### In some cases you double the last letter before adding "er" or "est". Please read the sentence and choose the correct word. If you add "est" to "fat" what is the correct spelling?

• A.

Fatest

• B.

Fattest

B. Fattest
Explanation
When adding "est" to the word "fat," you need to double the last letter before adding the suffix. Therefore, the correct spelling is "fattest."

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• 4.

### Write in the sensory word from the sentence. A sensory word tells how things look, taste, smell, sound and feel. My alarm clock makes a loud sound in the morning.

loud
Explanation
The word "loud" is a sensory word that describes the sound made by the alarm clock in the morning. It indicates that the sound produced by the alarm clock is strong and easily heard, suggesting that it may be disruptive or attention-grabbing.

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• 5.

### Write in the sensory word from the sentence. A sensory word tells how things look, taste, smell, sound and feel. The little girl was sad because she could not play outside.

Explanation
The word "sad" in the sentence describes the little girl's emotional state. It indicates that she is feeling unhappy or down because she is unable to play outside.

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• 6.

### Write in the sensory word from the sentence. A sensory word tells how things look, taste, smell, sound and feel. The hot soup burned my mouth.

hot
Explanation
The word "hot" is the correct answer because it describes the temperature of the soup, indicating that it was very warm and caused a burning sensation when consumed.

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• 7.

### From height of 8 mts a ball fell down and each time it bounces half the distnace back. What will be the  distance travelled

24 meters
24 mts
24
Explanation
The ball falls from a height of 8 meters and each time it bounces, it travels half the distance back. So, the ball will travel 8 meters when it falls, then it will bounce back 4 meters, then it will travel 4 meters again when it falls, and so on. This pattern continues until the ball reaches the ground. Therefore, the total distance traveled by the ball will be the sum of all the distances it travels when it falls and bounces back. Since the distances traveled when it falls and bounces back are always the same (8 meters and 4 meters), the total distance traveled will be a multiple of 8 meters. The given options of 24 meters, 24 mts, and 24 are all multiples of 8, so any of them could be the correct answer.

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• 8.

6 km
6km
• 9.

### If A can copy 50 pages in 10 hours and A and B together can copy 70 pages in 10 hours, how much time does B takes to copy 26 pages?

• A.

3 hrs

• B.

13 hrs

• C.

12 hrs

• D.

11 hrs

B. 13 hrs
Explanation
If A can copy 50 pages in 10 hours and A and B together can copy 70 pages in 10 hours, it means that B can copy 20 pages in 10 hours. To find out how much time B takes to copy 26 pages, we can set up a proportion. If B can copy 20 pages in 10 hours, then B can copy 1 page in 0.5 hours. Therefore, B would take 13 hours to copy 26 pages.

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• 10.

### A box of 150 packets consists of 1kg packets and 2kg packets. Total weight of box is 264kg. How many 2kg packets are there ?

• A.

114

• B.

248

• C.

116

• D.

186

A. 114
Explanation
Let's assume the number of 1kg packets is x and the number of 2kg packets is y. We can set up the following equations based on the information given: x + y = 150 (since there are 150 packets in total) and x + 2y = 264 (since the total weight of the box is 264kg). Solving these equations simultaneously, we can find that y = 114, which means there are 114 2kg packets in the box.

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• 11.

### A person was fined for exceeding the speed limit by 10mph.another person was also fined for exceeding the same speed limit by twice the same if the second person was travelling at a speed of 35 mph. find the speed limit?

• A.

11.666 mph

• B.

7.5 mph

• C.

15 mph

• D.

16.5 mph

C. 15 mph
Explanation
The first person exceeded the speed limit by 10 mph, and the second person exceeded it by twice that amount, which is 20 mph. If the second person was traveling at a speed of 35 mph, then the speed limit must be 35 mph - 20 mph = 15 mph.

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• 12.

### Joe's father will be twice his age 6 years from now. His mother was twice his age 2 years before. If Joe will be 24 two years from now, what is the difference between his father's and mother's age?

• A.

4

• B.

6

• C.

8

• D.

10

C. 8
Explanation
Let's first determine Joe's current age. If Joe will be 24 two years from now, then his current age is 24 - 2 = 22.

Next, let's determine Joe's father's age. If Joe's father will be twice his age 6 years from now, then his father's age 6 years from now will be 22 * 2 = 44. Therefore, Joe's father's current age is 44 - 6 = 38.

Now, let's determine Joe's mother's age. If Joe's mother was twice his age 2 years before, then her age 2 years before was 22 * 2 = 44. Therefore, Joe's mother's current age is 44 + 2 = 46.

The difference between Joe's father's and mother's age is 46 - 38 = 8.

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• 13.

### A face of the clock is divided into three parts. First part hours total is equal to the sum of the second and third part. What is the total of hours in the bigger part?

• A.

39 hrs

• B.

12 hrs

• C.

6 hrs

• D.

None of these

C. 6 hrs
Explanation
The face of the clock is divided into three parts: the first part, the second part, and the third part. The total hours in the first part is equal to the sum of the hours in the second and third parts. Therefore, the total hours in the bigger part would be 6 hours.

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• 14.

### With 4/5 full tank vehicle travels 12 miles, with 1/3 full tank how much distance travels?

• A.

3 miles

• B.

4.5 miles

• C.

8 miles

• D.

5 miles

D. 5 miles
Explanation
If the vehicle travels 12 miles with a 4/5 full tank, it means that each 1/5 of the tank allows the vehicle to travel 3 miles. Therefore, with a 1/3 full tank (which is equivalent to 2/6 or 4/12), the vehicle would be able to travel 4/12 of the distance it can travel with a 4/5 full tank. 4/12 of 12 miles is equal to 4 miles.

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• 15.

### I lost Rs.68 in two races. My second race loss is Rs.6 more than the first race. My friend lost Rs.4 more than me in the second race. What is the amount lost by my friend in the second race?

• A.

45

• B.

61

• C.

41

• D.

32

C. 41
Explanation
In the first race, the person lost x amount of money. In the second race, they lost x + 6 amount of money. The total amount lost in the two races is 68, so we can set up the equation x + (x + 6) = 68. Solving this equation, we find that x = 31. Therefore, the person lost 31 rupees in the second race. Since the friend lost 4 more than the person in the second race, the friend lost 31 + 4 = 35 rupees in the second race.

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• 16.

### A bus started from bus stand at 8.00am, and after staying for 30 minutes at a destination, it returned back to the bus stand.The destination is 27 miles from the bus stand. The speed of the bus is 18mph. During the return journey the bus travels with 50% faster speed. At what time does it return to the bus stand?

• A.

10 a.m.

• B.

10.30 a.m.

• C.

11 a.m.

• D.

11.30 a.m.

C. 11 a.m.
Explanation
The bus travels at a speed of 18 mph to the destination, which is 27 miles away. Therefore, it takes 27/18 = 1.5 hours to reach the destination. After staying for 30 minutes, the bus starts its return journey. During the return journey, the bus travels with 50% faster speed, which is 18 + (18 * 0.5) = 27 mph. The distance from the destination to the bus stand is also 27 miles. Therefore, it takes 27/27 = 1 hour to return to the bus stand. Adding the 30 minutes stay and 1 hour return journey, the total time is 1.5 + 0.5 + 1 = 3 hours. The bus started at 8.00 am, so it will return at 8.00 am + 3 hours = 11.00 am.

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• 17.

### A fisherman's day is rated as good if he catches 9 fishes, fair if 7 fishes and bad if 5 fishes. He catches 53 fishes in a week n had all good, fair n bad days in the week. So how many good, fair n bad days did the fisher man had in the week

• A.

4 good, 1 fair, 2 bad

• B.

• C.

3 good, 5 fair, 1 bad

• D.

None of these

A. 4 good, 1 fair, 2 bad
Explanation
The fisherman caught a total of 53 fish in a week. Since a good day is defined as catching 9 fish, the fisherman must have had 4 good days. Similarly, since a fair day is defined as catching 7 fish, the fisherman must have had 1 fair day. Finally, since a bad day is defined as catching 5 fish, the fisherman must have had 2 bad days. Therefore, the fisherman had 4 good days, 1 fair day, and 2 bad days in the week.

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• 18.

### A face of the clock is divided into three parts. First part hours total is equal to the sum of the second and third part. What is the total of hours in the bigger part?

• A.

2 hrs

• B.

4 hrs

• C.

6 hrs

• D.

8 hrs

C. 6 hrs
Explanation
The face of the clock is divided into three parts: the first part, the second part, and the third part. The sum of the second and third parts is equal to the total hours in the first part. Since the total hours in the first part is equal to 6 hours, it means that the sum of the second and third parts is also 6 hours. Therefore, the total hours in the bigger part is 6 hours.

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• 19.

### What number should be added to or subtracted from each term of the ratio 17 : 24 so that it becomes equal to 1 : 2.

• A.

• B.

20 should be subtracted

• C.

• D.

10 should be subtracted

D. 10 should be subtracted
Explanation
To make the ratio 17:24 equal to 1:2, we need to find the difference between the two ratios. The difference between the first terms of the ratios is 17 - 1 = 16, and the difference between the second terms is 24 - 2 = 22. To make these differences equal, we need to subtract the same number from both terms of the ratio 17:24. Therefore, 10 should be subtracted from each term of the ratio to make it equal to 1:2.

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• 20.

### A stationary engine has enough fuel to run 12 hours when its tank is 4/5 full. How long will it run when the tank is 1/3 full?

• A.

Less than 2 hours

• B.

2 hours

• C.

3 hours

• D.

5 hours

D. 5 hours
Explanation
When the tank is 4/5 full, it can run for 12 hours. This means that each fifth of the tank can power the engine for 12 hours. Therefore, when the tank is 1/3 full, it has 2 fifths of fuel remaining. Since each fifth can power the engine for 12 hours, 2 fifths will power it for 2 x 12 = 24 hours.

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• 21.

### If the length of a rectangle is increased by 30% and the width is decreased by 20%, then the area is increased by?

• A.

10%

• B.

5%

• C.

4%

• D.

20%

C. 4%
Explanation
When the length of a rectangle is increased by 30% and the width is decreased by 20%, the new length becomes 1.3 times the original length and the new width becomes 0.8 times the original width. The area of the rectangle is calculated by multiplying the length and width. Therefore, the new area is 1.3 times 0.8, which equals 1.04 times the original area. This means that the area is increased by 4%.

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• 22.

### A salesperson by mistake multiplied a number and got the answer as 3, instead of dividing the number by 3.What is the answer he should have actually got?

• A.

0

• B.

1/3

• C.

1

• D.

2

B. 1/3
Explanation
The salesperson made a mistake by multiplying instead of dividing a number. To find the correct answer, we need to reverse the operation. Since the incorrect answer was 3, we need to divide 3 by 3 to get the correct answer. Therefore, the salesperson should have actually got the answer as 1/3.

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• 23.

### A is driving on a highway when the police fines him for over speeding and exceeding the limit by 10 km/hr. At the same time B is fined for over speeding by twice the amount by which A exceeded the limit. If he was driving at 35 km/hr what is the speed limit for the road?

• A.

10 km/hr

• B.

15 km/hr

• C.

20 km/hr

• D.

25 km/hr

A. 10 km/hr
Explanation
If A exceeded the speed limit by 10 km/hr, and B was fined for exceeding the speed limit by twice the amount, then B exceeded the speed limit by 20 km/hr. Since B was fined for over speeding at 35 km/hr, the speed limit for the road must be 35 km/hr - 20 km/hr = 15 km/hr.

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• 24.

### The sum of ages of 5 children born at the intervals of 3 years each is 50 years. What is the age of the youngest child?

• A.

4 years

• B.

8 years

• C.

10 years

• D.

None of these

A. 4 years
Explanation
Let the ages of children be x, (x + 3), (x + 6), (x + 9) and (x + 12) years.

Then, x + (x + 3) + (x + 6) + (x + 9) + (x + 12) = 50

5x = 20

x = 4.

Age of the youngest child = x = 4 years.

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• 25.

### Since an immediate change was needed on an emergency basis, _____ by the governor to curtail railway expenditure.

• A.

So it was proposed

• B.

Was proposed

• C.

Because of the proposal

• D.

It was proposed

D. It was proposed
Explanation
The sentence starts with the connector "SINCE" and the blank is after the comma. This means you need a subject, verb or both. Options "A" and "C" are eliminated because they also have connectors. Options "B" is eliminated because it has no subject. Leaving option "D" as the correct option.

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• 26.

### A father's age is five times his son's age. Four years ago the father was 9 times older than his son. How old are the father and son at present?

• A.

30yrs and 6yrs

• B.

25yrs and 5yrs

• C.

40yrs and 8yrs

• D.

None of these

C. 40yrs and 8yrs
Explanation
You can solve this by rough estimation given you have multiple choice here. You can quickly see that each of the first 3 answers satisfy the condition that the father is currently 5 times the age of the son.

By subtracting 4 years from each age in each answer you will see them as follows:
a: 26 and 2
b: 21 and 1
c: 36 and 4

Now it is clear that the answer is c: 40 and 8 (because 4 x 9 = 36 and 5 x 8 = 40). These questions are why it is important to learn your multiplication tables prior to testing.

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• 27.

### How is my mother's sister's brother's wife's child related to me?

• A.

brother

• B.

uncle

• C.

Cousin

• D.

Nephew

C. Cousin
Explanation
There is an extra relation here to confuse you. The mother's sister's brother is of course the mother's brother. And the brother's wife's child is also the brother's child.

So now you can read it as the mother's brother's child. This is easier to identify the answer as your cousin.

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• 28.

### What is twenty percent of 25 % of 20.

• A.

2

• B.

1

• C.

5

• D.

4

B. 1
Explanation
Work this backwards if it helps. So 25% of 20 = 5 (another way to do this is 20 / 4 = 5).

Then 20% of 5 = 1 (another way to do this is 5 / 5 = 1)

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• 29.

### A, e, i, m, q, u, _, _

• A.

Y, c

• B.

B, f

• C.

G, i

• D.

None

A. Y, c
Explanation
The letters are increasing by four increments. You can count this on your hand like this:

Thumb: a
Pointer Finger: b
Middle Finger c
Third finger: d
Pinky finger: e

This shows that each letter is on the thumb and pinky. Make sure you reset each count. So in this case 'e' becomes the thumb (so you sort of count it twice like this).

If you're really in a hurry on this it is a good guess that y,c is the correct response because this is the only answer that has a letter AFTER 'u'.

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• 30.

### Which of the following is the odd one out?

• A.

A

• B.

B

• C.

C

• D.

D

• E.

E

• F.

F

F. F
Explanation
The dot is on the outside in 'f'. In all the other pictures it is on the inside.

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• 31.

### Which comes next?

E.
Explanation
Every second box is the two dots in reverse positions. They are mirror image each time.

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• 32.

### Which box is next in the pattern:

• A.

A

• B.

B

• C.

C

• D.

D

• E.

E

• F.

F

A. A
Explanation
A blank picture follows the bigger circle.

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• 33.
• A.

A

• B.

B

• C.

C

• D.

D

• E.

E

• F.

F

C. C
Explanation
The image is a mirror image top to bottom. Or vertically mirrored.

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• 34.
• A.

D

• B.

C

• C.

B

• D.

A

• E.

E

• F.

F

C. B
Explanation
Every second picture is vertical arrows pointing up. First one, then two and now three.

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• 35.
• A.

A

• B.

B

• C.

C

• D.

D

• E.

E

• F.

F

F. F
Explanation
Four shapes are paired with two shapes. And the shapes are different.

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• 36.

### Which of the following is the odd one out?

• A.

A

• B.

B

• C.

C

• D.

D

• E.

E

• F.

F

E. E
Explanation
This is the only picture where one of the symbols is touching the 'T' shape.

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• 37.

### Making it to the bus terminal before noon will give you the.......to do some shopping.

• A.

Luck

• B.

Opportunity

• C.

Possibilty

• D.

Ways

B. Opportunity
Explanation
This is the only grammatically correct word. The only other word which comes close is 'possibility'. However then the sentence would read "...would make it possible to do some shopping."

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• 38.

### Find the letter that will end the first word and start the second word. example: RAF  T  ROWEL LOS   _   TRAP

• A.

T

• B.

E

• C.

S

• D.

F

• E.

H

C. S
Explanation
This question tests your vocabulary of basic words. If you have a strong vocabulary the answer will just jump out at you! Otherwise you simply try each of the four options. Be aware that this is a very easy question as the answer is one of four options. Sometime the letter options will not be provided!

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• 39.

### Find the letter that will end the first word and start the second word. example: RAF  T  ROWEL WIS  _   EARTH

• A.

P

• B.

E

• C.

K

• D.

T

• E.

H

E. H
Explanation
This question tests your vocabulary of basic words. If you have a strong vocabulary the answer will just jump out at you! Otherwise you simply try each of the four options. Be aware that this is a very easy question as the answer is one of four options. Sometime the letter options will not be provided!

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• 40.

### Find the letter that will end the first word and start the second word. example: RAF  T  ROWEL BUL   _   EEL

• A.

F

• B.

H

• C.

K

• D.

L

• E.

P

C. K
Explanation
This question tests your vocabulary of basic words. If you have a strong vocabulary the answer will just jump out at you! Otherwise you simply try each of the four options. Be aware that this is a very easy question as the answer is one of four options. Sometime the letter options will not be provided!

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• 41.

### A crofter has to get to his herd of sheep quickly as he has been told they are being attacked by a dog. His sheep are on the other side of a steep hill. He can run over the hill (3 km) at 4 km an hour, or take his tractor via an old dirt track which is 5 km at an average of 6 km an hour or he can drive his car along a very narrow winding road but this is 14 km and he can only go at 18 km an hour on average. Which method should he choose? (km = kilometres)

• A.

Running

• B.

Tractor

• C.

Car

A. Running
Explanation
This question requires basic multiplication and division skills. It is numerical reasoning really.
Running:
3km at 4km per hour = 3 / 4 = 0.75 so 60 minutes x 0.75 = 45 minutes

Tractor:
5km at 6km per hour = 5/6 which you can see equals 50 / 60 minutes so that = 50 minutes

Car:
14km at 18km per hour:
This one is bigger numbers but the same principle. We know that the nearest even numbers are 15 / 20 which would equal 0.75 (the same time as running). However, the numerator (14 is a smaller drop than the denominator (18) so the answer is going to slightly higher. So you can estimate the car will take more time than running.
(The exact answer shows us our estimation is correct: 14/18 = 0.77 and 0.77 x 60 minutes = 46 minutes)

So the answer is therefore 'running' as it is the shortest time.

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• 42.

### You spend 56 dollars in total on a cactus, a stuffed kangaroo and a puncture repair kit. The cactus costs twice as much as the puncture repair kit and the stuffed kangaroo double the price of the cactus. How many dollars did the cactus cost?

• A.

14

• B.

16

• C.

18

• D.

20

• E.

22

B. 16
Explanation
You must quickly identify the following facts in your head (or on scrap paper)

The puncture repair kit is cheapest.

The cactus is the middle priced (costing twice the puncture repair kit)

The stuffed kangaroo is the most expensive (costing twice the cactus)

As you are given options here, if you can't quickly do the algebra to solve this you can always start with the middle number.

In this case lets use 18 which is a middle sample of the possible options. This would make the puncture kit \$9, the cactus \$18 and the kangaroo \$36. So 9 + 18 + 36 = 63. This is over our required answer of \$56 but only by a bit, so at this point the answer 16 is a good guess. We can confirm this below:

8 + 16 + 32 = 56

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• 43.

### Athos, Portos and Aramis live in three adjoining houses. Aramis has a black cat called d'Artagnan, Portos has a white dog whereas Athos has a red herring. Portos has a neighbour with a red door. The owner of a four legged animal has a blue door. Either a feline or fish owner has a green door. Aramis and Portos are not neighbours. Whose door is red?

• A.

Aramis

• B.

Portos

• C.

Athos

C. Athos
Explanation
There are only a few facts you need to determine who has the red door. You can quickly eliminate incorrect answers like this:

Portos: Has has a neighbour with a red door (so his must have the blue or green door)
Aramis: Portos and Aramis are not neighbours (and Portos is neighbours with the red door)

Therefore it can only be Athos with the red door. The other facts listed can confirm this but are not necessary. This is why it is always good to quickly read the actual question (in the case about the door) before reading the full text. That way you know what you are looking for.

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• 44.

### Mrs Krashem, a driving instructor, has to arrange bookings for some of her pupils. She has 8 new pupils who wish to book either a morning or afternoon of a particular day. These are 2 hour introductory lessons, so she only sees one pupil each morning or afternoon.Ms Banger is only available Tuesday AM but Mr Bumpem can make any time on a Wednesday.Mrs Exhaust is free on Tuesdays all day but Mr Hilstart is only free Wednesday afternoons.Ms Boot is only available Friday AM whereas Miss Bonnet can only make Saturday PM.Mrs Speed is available all day Fridays whereas Mr Parker can make any time on a SaturdayWhich of the following must both have MORNING appointments?

• A.

Ms. Banger & Mr. Hilstart

• B.

Ms. Banger & Mrs. Exhaust

• C.

Mr. Hilstart & Miss. Bonnet

• D.

Ms. Boot & Miss Bonnet

• E.

Mr. Bumpem & Mr. Parker

E. Mr. Bumpem & Mr. Parker
Explanation
This is the only possible answer from the given solutions. Read the outcome required first (who must have both morning appointments) and then read the full text. That way you will find the required information as you go.

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• 45.

### Mrs Krashem, a driving instructor has to arrange bookings for some of her pupils. She has 8 new pupils who wish to book either a morning or afternoon of a particular day. These are 2 hour introductory lessons, so she only sees one pupil each morning or afternoon. Ms Banger is only available Tuesday AM but Mr Bumpem can make any time on a Wednesday. Mrs Exhaust is free on Tuesdays all day but Mr Hilstart is only free Wednesday afternoons. Ms Boot is only available Friday AM whereas Miss Bonnet can only make Saturday PM. Mrs Speed is available all day Fridays whereas Mr Parker can make any time on a Saturday Which of the following must both have AFTERNOON appointments?

• A.

Ms. Exhaust & Mrs. Speed

• B.

Mrs. Speed & Miss Bonnet

• C.

Mr. Parker & Miss Bonnet

• D.

Mr. Hilstart & Ms. Banger

• E.

Mrs. Speed & Mr. Parker

A. Ms. Exhaust & Mrs. Speed
Explanation
This is the only possible answer from the given solutions. Read the outcome required first (who must have both afternoon appointments) and then read the full text. That way you will find the required information as you go.

Note that Mr Hilstart also must have afternoon appointments but the answer with his name is paired with Ms. Banger who must have mornings.

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• 46.

### Simon, Cheryl and Dannii are all going by train to London to watch a singing competition. Cheryl gets the 2.15 pm train. Simon's train journey takes 50% longer than Dannii's. Simon catches the 3.00 train. Dannii leaves 20 minutes after Cheryl and arrives at 3.25 pm. When will Simon arrive?

• A.

3:45

• B.

4:00

• C.

4:15

• D.

4:30

• E.

4:45

C. 4:15
Explanation
The logic follows:

Dannii leaves at 2:35 (20 minutes after Cheryl) and arrives 50 minutes later (at 3:25)

Simon's journey takes 75 minutes (50 minutes plus 25 minutes because 50% of 50 = 25)

Simon arrived at 4:15 (75 minutes after he left at 3:00).

Understanding your basic addition and division will help in this type of question.

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• 47.

### 5 bricklayers can lay a total of 50 bricks in 30 minutes. How many bricklayers will be required to lay a total of 60 bricks in 20 minutes?

• A.

8

• B.

9

• C.

10

• D.

11

• E.

12

B. 9
Explanation
You can calculate the hourly rate of each bricklayer like this:

5 bricklayers laying 50 bricks in 30 minutes means 1 bricklayer will lay 10 bricks in 30 minutes. So 1 bricklayer will lay 20 bricks in 60 minutes (1 hour)

Now we can see that to lay 60 bricks in 20 minutes we need a rate of bricklaying of 180 bricks per hour. (because 20 x 3 = 60 minutes so 60 x 3 = 180 bricks in 60 minutes)

So the number of bricklayers to lay at this pace is 180 bricks in an hour divided by the rate of one bricklayer (20 bricks per hour) So this is 180 / 20 which is 9. So the answer is 9 bricklayers.

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• 48.

### An old treasure map has the following instructions: Stand next to the black rock and face West. Walk 20 metres and then turn 90 degrees clockwise. Walk another 10 metres and then turn 45 degrees anticlockwise. Walk another 15 metres, turn around 180 degrees. Turn 45 degrees clockwise and walk another 10 metres. In which direction are you now facing?

• A.

E

• B.

W

• C.

N

• D.

S

• E.

SE

D. S
Explanation
The distances are not relevant to the question. So track the direction through each stage. You can do this in your head or use your hand like a compass face and follow each stage like this:

Start: West
Turn 90 degrees clockwise. Now you are facing North.
Turn 45 degrees anti-clockwise. Now you are facing North West.
Turn around 180 degrees. Now you are facing South East.
Turn 45 degrees clockwise. now you are facing South.

This is one of the few questions that translates well to actual police work because you must know your cardinal points, north south east west in order to navigate, give directions and follow directions. In an emergency this knowledge can save lives.

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• 49.

### You work in purchasing for a company & must buy the following 9 cars for the company pool in the next three months. The company is bureaucratic & has a rule that exactly \$60,000 must be spent in each of the three months & you are only allowed to buy 3 cars each month. In the first month you buy the Fiat Uno. Which other 2 cars must you buy that month? BMW Series 3 \$40,000     Lexus \$36,000 Volvo Estate \$32,000        Ford Focus \$14,000 Ford Focus \$14,000          Ford Focus \$14,000 Skoda Octavia \$12,000    Ford Ka \$10,000 Fiat Uno \$8,000

• A.

BMW & Focus

• B.

Lexus & Volvo

• C.

Focus & Focus

• D.

Volvo & Skoda

• E.

Skoda & BMW

E. Skoda & BMW
Explanation
This is the only solution that matches the requirement to spend \$60,000.

You have \$52,000 remaining after purchasing the \$8000 Fiat Uno (60,000 - 8000 = 52,000)

\$40,000 (BMW) + \$12,000 (Skoda) = \$52,000.

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• 50.

### Debbie, Kimi and Michael have Ferraris. Michael also has a Reliant Robin. Jensen has a Mercedes and a Model T. Rubens also has a Mercedes. Debbie also has a Bugatti Veyron. Rubens has just bought a Toyota Prius. Who has the least cars?

• A.

Debbie

• B.

Kimi

• C.

Michael

• D.

Rubens

• E.

Jensen

B. Kimi
Explanation
Kimi is the only person mentioned who only has one car.

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