# AMCAT Previous Years Questions on Numbers, decimal fractions and power

 Topics Sub- Topics Expected Ques Basic Mathematics 6 – 8 Questions Applied Mathematics 8 – 10 Questions Engineering Mathematics 8 – 10 Questions

Question 1
If Shalu buys 6 more apples, his carton will weigh 14.5 kilograms. If the weight of one apple is 250 grams. How many apples did he initially had in his carton?
A. 58
B. 56
C. 54
D. 52

Correct Op: D

Question 2
What number is to be subtracted from 0.006898 to make it a perfect square?
A. 0.000008
B. 0.000007
C. 0.000009
D. 0.000006

Correct Op: C

Question 3
By what number should be 86700 divided to make it a perfect square?
A. 3
B. 2
C. 5
D. 4

Correct Op: A

Question 4
Convert 0.0155 into fractions?
A. 21/2900
B. 17/2700
C. 23/3500
D. 31/2000

Correct Op: D

Question 5
A tailor has 37.5 metres of cloth and he has to make 8 pieces out of a metre of cloth. How many pieces can he make out of this cloth?
A. 320
B. 360
C. 400
D. None of these

Correct Op: D
The tailor has to make 8 piece from 1 metre. So for 1 piece ,the measurement will be 1/8=0.125 m from 37.5 m tailor can get 37.5/0.125 = 300 pieces

Question 6
Consider the following quotients : 1) 368.39 divided by 17 2) 170.50 divided by 62 3) 875.65 divided by S3 Their correct sequence in decreasing order is :
A. 1, 3, 2
B. 2, 1, 3
C. 2, 3, 1
D. 3, 1, 2

Correct Op: A
1) 36839/17 = 2167,Dividend contains 2 places of decimal So,3.68.39 / 17=21.67 2) 17050/62 = 275 ,Dividend contains 2 places of decimal So,170.50/62 = 2.75 3) 87565/83 = 1055,Dividend contains 2 places of decimal So,875.65/83 = 10.55 Since 21.67>10.55>2.75 ,the desired order is 1,3,2.

Question 7
Which is the Closest approximation to the product 0.3333 x 0.25 x 0.499 x 0.125 x 24 ?
A. 1/8
B. 3/4
C. 3/8
D. 2/5

Correct Op: A

Question 8
What will come in place of question mark in the following equation? 54. (?) 3 + 543 t 5.43 = 603.2G
A. 5
B. 6
C. 8
D. None of these

Correct Op: C
Let x +543+5.43 = 603.26 then x = 603.25-(543+5.43) = 603.26-548.43 = 54.83 So missing digit is 8

Question 9
What decimal of an hour is a second?
A. .0025
B. .0256
C. .00027
D. .000126

Correct Op: C

Question 10
When 0.36 is written in the simplest fractional form, the sum of the numerator and the denominator is :
A. 15
B. 34
C. 114
D. 115

Correct Op: B