# HSBC Quantitative Aptitude Questions And Answers

HSBC Quantitative Aptitude MCQs : This section focuses on "Quantitative Aptitude" for HSBC Exam. These Quantitative Aptitude MCQs are asked in previous HSBC placements/recruitment exams and will help you to prepare for upcoming HSBC drives.

1. The age of Mr. Chetan in 2002 was 1/90 of his birth year. What is his age in 2006?

A. 28

B. 22

C. 26

D. 24

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Ans : C

Explanation: Let age of Chetan in 2002 = x

So,

2002−90x=x

⇒x=22

So, Chetan’s age in 2006 is,

=22+4=26 yrs

2. if x=12, y=4, then find the values of (x+y)^(x/y)

A. 8009

B. 4096

C. 1024

D. None of these

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Ans : B

Explanation: Here,12+4 is 16 and it is written as 2^4, then 12/4 is 3, so now it is 2^12 so answer is 4096.

3. Find the missing term in the following series : 0,2,9,?,50,90,147

A. 20

B. 24

C. 27

D. 36

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Ans : B

Explanation: Diff b/w two terms

2-0=2,

9-2=7,

24-9=15,

50-24=26,

90-50=40,

147-90=57,

The new series : 2,7, 15, 26, 40, 57

diff & new series: 5, 8, 11, 14, 17

diff : 3, 3, 3, 3

4. Ashif sold an article for Rs 315 at a profit of 5%. What would have been the loss incurred by him it was sold for Rs. 275?

A. 0.07625

B. 0.045

C. 0.0625

D. 0.0833

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Ans : D

Explanation: profit %=p/cp *100

let cp = x

therefore, p%= Sp-x/x * 100

5x= 31500-100x

x=300=cp.

now, sp = 275

loss= cp-sp

loss= 300-275=25

loss%= loss/cp * 100

Loss%= 25/300 * 100 %

Loss%= 8.33%

5. Find the value of “x” if 10/3 : x :: 5/2 : 5/4

A. (2/5)

B. (5/3)

C. (1/5)

D. (3/5)

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Ans : B

Explanation: Using cross product rule, we get,

(10/3).(5/4) = x.(5/2)

25/6 = 5x/2

(25/6).(2/5) = x

5/3 = x

x = 5/3

6. If the sides of a triangle are 26 cm, 24 cm, and 10 cm, what is its area?

A. 120 cm²

B. 312 cm²

C. 130 cm²

D. 315 cm²

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Ans : A

Explanation: The triangle with sides 26 cm, 24 cm, and 10 cm is right-angled, where the hypotenuse is 26 cm.

Area of the triangle = 1/2 * 24 * 10 = 120 cm2

7. loge xy - loge |x| is equal to:

A. loge x

B. - loge x

C. loge |x|

D. None of these

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Ans : D

Explanation: None of these

8. Find compound interest on Rs. 8000 at 15% per annum for 2 years 4 months, compounded annually

A. 2345

B. 3245

C. 3122

D. 3109

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Ans : D

Explanation: Time = 2 years 4 months = 2(4/12) years = 2(1/3) years.

Amount = Rs'. [8000 X (1+(15/100))^2 X (1+((1/3)*15)/100)]

=Rs. [8000 * (23/20) * (23/20) * (21/20)]

= Rs. 11109.

C.I. = Rs. (11109 - 8000) = Rs. 3109.

9. If a ladder is 10 m long and the distance between the bottom of the ladder and wall is 6 m. What is the maximum size of the cube that can be placed between the ladder and the wall?

A. 24.28

B. 34.28

C. 21.42

D. 28.56

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Ans : B

Explanation: assumption is the cube is placed against the wall.

It should be 100m and 60m ..

let height =a=60, hypotenuse=c=100, so base=b=80

the formula is (a*b)/(a+b)=34.28

10. What will be the remainder when 13^36 is divided by 2196?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

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Ans : A

Explanation: 13^{36} = (13^3)^{12} = 2197^{12} = (2196+1)^{12} when ((2196+1)^{12} is divided by 2196, all terms in the expansion are divisible by 2196 except 1^12, so the remainder will be 1

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