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The CAT (Common Admission Test), one of the most popular management entrance tests in India, will be conducted by IIM-B in 2016. Considered as the gateway to prestigious IIMs and top B-Schools, every year lakh of students across India take up the test. CAT 2015 was conducted on 29^{th} November, and around the same time the exam is likely to be conducted this year. A preliminary discussion will be conducted in the 1^{st} week of June, 2016. Read more…

**Exam patterns of CAT 2016**

The Common Admission Test had undergone a number of changes in the last few years. However, there are no new changes in CAT exam patterns this year. Like 2015, CAT will consist of 3 Sections – Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC). A total of 100 questions would be asked – QA (34 questions), VRC (34 questions) and DILR (32 questions). Read more…

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What will be the remainder when 47 to the power 47 is divided by 144 in base 12? Answer should be in base 12.

Nagesh Siva | 18 Mar

12 to the power 1.6424

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The first n natural numbers, 1 to n, have to be arranged in a row from left to right. The n numbers are arranged such that there are an odd number of numbers between any two even numbers as well as between any two odd numbers. If the number of ways in which this can be done is 72, then find the value of n?

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Bhargava Vadlamani | 02/12/2016

Correction:- It is (n-1)/2 ! * (N+1)/2 ! So if n is 7 then answer is 144 If n is 5 then answer is 12.

Vikram Prabhakaran | 02/12/2016

It needs to be visualized first that there can be only 1 odd number between any two even numbers and vice versa because if you place 3 odd numbers between 2 even numbers then some pair of even numbers will not have any odd numbers between them lets assume a set of numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 2, 1 ,3 ,5 ,4 ,6 not satisfying the condition thus we have only 2 of types possibility that satisfies the given condition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 1 4 3 6 5 the two types of possibility happened because the number of odd and number of even numbers are same but for a set of odd numbers there will be only one type of possibility i.e. starting with odd numbers. e.g.:- 2 3 4 5 1 not satisfying the condition 1 2 3 4 5 Now coming to the question. Lets suppose, n is even and thus n=2t+2 (where t is an integar with t>0) thus t+1 even numbers and t+1 odd numbers 2*(t+1)! (t+1)! = 72 (t+1)! = 6 t=2 n=6. Lets suppose n is odd and thus n=2t+1 (where t is an integar with t>0) thus t even numbers and t+1 odd numbers (2t+1)! (t)! = 72 for t=1 rhs =6 for t=2 rhs =240 thus the above equation will not be satisfied for any value of t. Hence, n = 6

What is the eligibility criteria for appearing CAT exam?

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Venkatesh Setty | 05/12/2016

Any undergraduate not just Engineering, like Bcom, Bsc, BA etc.

Devendra | 11/12/2016

Minimum graduate degree - as CAT exam is for PG course. Also student in final year of their graduation can also write this exam.

The total cost of 2 pencils, 5 erasers and 7 sharpeners is Rs.30, while 3 pencils and 5 sharpeners cost Rs.15 more than 6 erasers. By what amount (in Rs.) does the cost of 39 erasers and 1 sharpener exceed the cost of 6 pencils?

Ice Gate Surat | 19/12/2016

Theoretically, you need 3 equations to solve linear equations with 3 variables. In this question, you are given only two equations with three variables. That means this problem comes under special equations. Depending upon the nature of the equations you have to apply special technique to solve special equation. Here, I apply one such special technique: 3x+5y+7z=49 (1) 5x+8y+11z=78 (2) multiply the first equation with 3 9x+15y+21z=147 (3) multiply the second equation with 2 10x+16x+22z=156 Now, subtract (3) from (2) x+y+z=9

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Ashish | 06 Mar

The only difference will be instead from having 0-9 we will have 0-9 and then A & B. Try it now. Or you can convert every thing on a base of 10 get the answer and convert it back to base 12.