ISI or Pre-RMO practice problems — I

Problem #1.

A man started from home at 14:30 hours and drove to a village, arriving there when the clock indicated 15:15 hours. After staying for 25 min. he drove back by a different route of length 5/4 times the first route at a rate twice as fast, reaching home at 16:00 hours. As compared to the clock at home, the village clock is

(a) 10 min slow

(b) 5 min slow

(c) 5 min fast

(d) 20 min fast

Problem #2.

If \frac{a+b}{b+c}=\frac{c+d}{d+a}, then

(a) a=c

(b) either a=c or a+b+c+d=0

(c) a+b+c+d=0

(d) a=c and b=d.

Problem #3.

In an election, 10% of the voters on the voters list did not cast their votes and 60 voters cast their ballot papers blank. There were only two candidates. The winner was supported by 47% of all voters in the list and he got 308 votes more than his rival. The number of voters on the list was

(A) 3600

(B) 6200

(C) 4575

(D) 6028

I hope to post more such questions every week,

Nalin Pithwa

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