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Need my answers validated for General Ability Questions

Postby optimistforum » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:52 am

Hi everyone

NB, these are legitimate questions and not an April Fool's joke.

This is the first of a few general intelligence maths questions that I willbe posting where I need validation of my answers, hence the new thread. Please help on the following:

QUESTION 1
A man walked 1.5 miles from his home in a straight line. He then turned Left and walked a mile. He then turned Left again and walked another 1.5 miles. If he again turns Left, how far hashe to walk to reach home.

I got the answer as 1 mile. I pictured it as a rectangle (2 @ 1.5 miles and 2 @1 miles)

Am I wrong or right?
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Re: Need my answers validated for General Ability Questions

Postby optimistforum » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:02 am

Here is an even harder one. I am perplexed by these. Please help: :?

QUESTION 2
In the following lines, a letter has been omitted every time it should appear. The missing letter is one of these:- s, n, i, h. Replace the letter and separate the words to form the original sentence:-

(a) THENKSNTHENKWELL.
(b) MAERSMAKETHTHEMA.
(c) TEORSEASADISANDFULOFAY.
(d) THIITHEFATETEXPRE.

My answers:

(a) The ink is in the inkwell.

(b) Manners maketh the man. (this could be wrong as I had to insert two letters, "nn")

(c) The horse has had his handful of hay.

(d) Not sure.
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Re: Need my answers validated for General Ability Questions

Postby optimistforum » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:18 am

Here is another one. Please help:

QUESTION 3
Which word in each line is "odd"?

(a) Deep, leap, creep, sleep, peep
(b) Meat, mate, tame, game, team

My answers

(a) Leap (it's the only one without an "ee" diagraph)

(b) Game (other words begin with "t" or "m")
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Re: Need my answers validated for General Ability Questions

Postby optimistforum » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:46 am

Here is another one. Please help:

QUESTION 4
The three sides of a triangle are equal (equilateral triangle) and formed by arranging beads of equal size touching each other. If the total number of beads used is 12, how many beads are on each side?

My answer is 5, 4, 3.
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Re: Need my answers validated for General Ability Questions

Postby optimistforum » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:15 am

Here is another one. Please help:

QUESTION 5
Write out the word in each group that appears to be "odd" :-

(b) Apple, plum, orange, damson, pear
(c) Niece, father, husband, uncle, son
(d) January, March, December, April, October

My answers
(b) orange; it is the only one where we cannot eat the skin.

(c) My DS says Niece (as others are male). I say uncle, as there are definite relationship between father and son, and Uncle and Niece. I think DS is right, though.

(d) This one is confusing. I first thought it was October, since January followed December and April followed March.

Or it could be April, since October then miss a month then December. Similarily, January the miss a month then March. Not sure here.
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Re: Need my answers validated for General Ability Questions

Postby Mvm » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:57 am

Here are my answers
1 correct
2 correct d. This is the fastest express.
3 b coz all the other words uses only the letters t, a, e and m
4. each side would have 5 beads, since it's equilateral triangle.
5 c I also think is niece
5d April coz its the only month with 30 days

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Re: Need my answers validated for General Ability Questions

Postby optimistforum » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:33 am

Mvm wrote:Here are my answers
1 correct
2 correct d. This is the fastest express.
3 b coz all the other words uses only the letters t, a, e and m
4. each side would have 5 beads, since it's equilateral triangle.
5 c I also think is niece
5d April coz its the only month with 30 days


Thank you mvm

In relation to Question 3, having 3, 4 and 5 beads would show each side as having 5 beads each. Just to confirm are we in agreement on this answer?
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Re: Need my answers validated for General Ability Questions

Postby optimistforum » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:20 pm

I need to submit a question, but I may have to post a photocpy of one book page. I have forgotten how to this. Has anyone any simple "noddy" guidance on how I can accomplish this (i,e to uplaod a photocopied page), please?
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