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CAT-2008-Previous Years Paper

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Five horses, Red, White, Grey, Black and Spotted participated in a race. As per the rules of the race, the persons betting on the winning horse get four times the bet amount and those betting on the horse that came in second get thrice the bet amount. Moreover, the bet amount is returned to those betting on the horse that came in third, and the rest lose the bet amount. Raju bets Rs.3000, Rs.2000 and Rs.1000 on Red, White and Black horses respectively and ends up with no profit and no loss.


Which of the following cannot be true?



A At least two horses finished before Spotted

B Red finished last

C There were three hones between Black and Spotted

D There were three horses between White and Red

E Grey came in second

Ans. D

There are 3 possibilities

Horse

Rank

Case 1

Case 2

Case 3

Red

4/5

4/5

3

White

2

3

4/5

Black

5/4

1

2

Grey

1/3

2/4/5

1/4/5

Spotted

3/1

2/4/5

1/4/5

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In a single elimination tournament, any player is eliminated with a single loss. The tournament is played in multiple rounds subject to the following rules:   A. If the number of players, say n, in any round is even, then the players are grouped in to n/2 pairs. The players in each pair play a match against each other and the winner moves on to the next round.   B. If the number of players, say it, in any round is odd, then one of them is given a bye, that is, he automatically moves on to the next round. The remaining (n-1) players are grouped into (n-l)/2 pairs. The players in each pair play a match against each other and the winner moves on to the next round. No player gets more than one bye in the entire tournament.   Thus, if n is even, then n/2 players move on to the next round while if n is odd, then (n+l)/2 players move on to the next round. The process is continued till the final round, which obviously is played between two players. The winner in the final round is the champion of the tournament. What is the number of matches played by the champion? A: The entry list for the tournament consists of 83 players. B: The champion received one bye. A If Question can be answered 1mm A alone but not from B alone. B If Question can be answered from B alone but not from A alone. C If Question can be answered from either of A or B alone. D If Question can be answered from A and B together but not from any of them alone. E If Question cannot be answered even from A and B together.
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In a single elimination tournament, any player is eliminated with a single loss. The tournament is played in multiple rounds subject to the following rules:   A. If the number of players, say n, in any round is even, then the players are grouped in to n/2 pairs. The players in each pair play a match against each other and the winner moves on to the next round.   B. If the number of players, say it, in any round is odd, then one of them is given a bye, that is, he automatically moves on to the next round. The remaining (n-1) players are grouped into (n-l)/2 pairs. The players in each pair play a match against each other and the winner moves on to the next round. No player gets more than one bye in the entire tournament.   Thus, if n is even, then n/2 players move on to the next round while if n is odd, then (n+l)/2 players move on to the next round. The process is continued till the final round, which obviously is played between two players. The winner in the final round is the champion of the tournament. If the number of players, say n, in the first round was between 65 and 128, then what is the exact value of n? A: Exactly one player received a bye in the entire tournament. B: One player received a bye while moving on to the fourth round from the third round A If Question can be answered 1mm A alone but not from B alone. B If Question can be answered from B alone but not from A alone. C If Question can be answered from either of A or B alone. D If Question can be answered from A and B together but not from any of them alone. E If Question cannot be answered even from A and B together.
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