# Number Ranking Questions and Answers - 1

Question: 1

The priest told the devotee. "The temple bell is rung at regular intervals of 45 minutes. The last bell was rung five minutes ago. The next bell is due to be rung at 7.45 a.m." At what time did the priest give this information to the devotee?

(A) 6.55 a.m.

(B) 7.00 a.m.

(C) 7.05 a.m.

(D) 7.40 a.m.

Ans: C

Clearly, the last bell rang 45 minutes before 7.45 a.m. i.e., at 7.00 a.m.
But it happened five minutes before the priest gave the information to the devotee.
So, the information was given at 7.05 a.m.

Question: 2

There are twenty people working in an office. The first group of five works between 8.00 A.M. and 2.00 P.M. The second group of ten works between 10.00 A.M. and 4.00 P.M. And the third group of five works between 12 noon and 6.00 P.M. There are three computers in the office which all the employees frequently use. During which of the following hours the computers are likely to be used most?

(A) 10.00 A.M. - 12 noon

(B) 1.00 P.M. - 3.00 P.M.

(C) 2.00 P.M. - 4.00 P.M.

(D) 12 noon - 2.00 P.M.

Ans: D

Clearly, the computers would be used most when all the three groups are working simultaneously and this happens during the period 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Question: 3

A bus for Delhi leaves every thirty minutes from a bus stand. An enquiry clerk told a passenger that the bus had already left ten minutes ago and the next bus will leave at 9.35 a.m. At what time did the enquiry clerk give this information to the passenger?

(A) 8.55 a.m.

(B) 9.05 a.m.

(C) 9.15 a.m.

(D) 9.20 p.m.

Ans: C

The next bus will leave at 9.35 a.m. This means that the previous bus had left at 9.05 a.m. But it happened ten minutes before the clerk gave the information to the passenger.
Thus, the enquiry clerk gave the information at 9.15 a.m.

Question: 4

Reaching the place of meeting on Tuesday 15 minutes before 08.30 hours. Anuj found himself half an hour earlier than the man who was 40 minutes late. What was the scheduled time of the meeting?

(A) 8.00 hrs

(B) 8.05 hrs

(C) 8.15 hrs

(D) 8.45 hrs

Ans: B

Anuj reached the place at 08.15 hours.
Clearly, the man who was 40 minutes late would reach the place at 08.45 hours.
So, the scheduled time of the meeting was 08.05 hours.

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