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# Numbers

Find the smallest integer n such that √(n + 99) – √n  < 1.

## Parajumble

The five sentences (labelled 1,2,3,4, and 5) given in this question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper order for the sentences and key in this sequence of five numbers as your answer.

1. Virtual reality can create the illusion of a virtual body to substitute your own, which is called virtual embodiment.
2. Following a virtual reality “Einstein” experience, participants were also less likely to unconsciously stereotype older people.
3. A virtual reality experience of being in Albert Einstein’s body can help people with low self-esteem score better on cognitive tests.
4. The perception of having Einstein’s body may help unlock previously inaccessible mental resources.
5. The way our brain perceives our body is surprisingly flexible.

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Verbal Question of the Day: 19

Verbal Question of the Day: 18

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# Geometry

ABCDEF is an equiangular hexagon ( each of its interior angle is 120°) . Find the EF + FA, if AB = 2, BC = 4, CD = 3 and DE = 5.

A. 4
B. 5
C. 6
D. 7
E. None of these

## CR-Inference Question

Q. The trade war looks set to intensify as the first set of punitive US tariffs on Chinese goods and China’s retaliatory tariffs kick in. If the US decides to escalate by targeting a wider range of goods, China will presumably broaden its retaliatory tariffs. It remains to be seen if the US will follow a similar pattern versus the EU and Canada. India has also released a list of retaliatory tariffs but those will only come into effect in early August if talks scheduled to resolve the situation fail.

Which of the following can be inferred from the paragraph?

A. The US is responsible for creating the climate for a global trade war.

B. If China broadens its retaliatory tariffs, the US must have escalated the trade war by targeting a wider range of goods.

C. If talks scheduled to resolve the situation fail, India’s retaliatory tariffs will come into effect in early August.

D. China will presumably broaden its retaliatory tariffs unless the US does not escalate the trade war by targeting a wider range of goods.

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Verbal Question of the Day: 18

Verbal Question of the Day: 17

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# Arithmetic

Ali sells 120 shirts at cost price of 130 shirts after giving a discount same as cost price of 26 shirts. By how much percent Ali has marked his prices up than cost price?

1. 30%
2. 20%
3. 12%
4. 26%

## OUT OF CONTEXT

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in.

1. So they decided to escape the sun and wander the stadium’s shaded concourses or to leave the ballpark altogether.
2. I spent July 4 at the ballpark, for a game between the Washington Nationals and the Boston Red Sox.
3. By the game’s middle innings, a huge number of seats — about half, in some sections — had emptied.
4. In more than 40 years of attending ballgames, I had never seen anything quite like it.
5. It was a brutally hot day in Washington, and many people found it too uncomfortable to remain in their seats.

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Verbal Question of the Day: 17

Verbal Question of the Day: 16

## Fill in the Blanks

The following question has a sentence with two blanks. Given below it are four pairs of words. Choose the pair that best completes the sentence.

The southern right whale appeared in the harbour on Wednesday and has                   onlookers as it                    and blows water spouts a short distance from downtown office buildings.

1. delighted, breaches
2. piqued, bellows
3. vexed, yawps
4. galvanized, arises

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Verbal Question of the Day: 16

Verbal Question of the Day: 15

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# Geometry

In the diagram which is not drawn to scale , the circles are tangent at A , the center of the larger circle is at B , CD = 12 , and EF = 8. What is the radius of the smaller circle  ?