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A man buys Rs. 20 shares paying 9% dividend. The man wants to have an interest of 12% on his money. The market value of each share is:


ARs. 12

BRs. 15

CRs. 18

DRs. 21

ENone of these

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Dividend on Rs.20 = Rs.(9/100* 20) = Rs.9/5

Rs.12 is an income on Rs.100

Therefore Rs.9/5 is an income of Rs. (100/12 * 9/5) = Rs.15

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According to the stock policy of a company, each employee in the technical division is given 15 shares of the company and each employee in the recruitment division is given 10 shares. Employees belonging to both committees get 25 shares each. There are 20 employees in the company, and each one belongs to at least one division. The cost of each share is $10. If the technical division has 15 employees and the recruitment division has 10 employees, then what is the total cost of the shares given by the company?


A2650

B3180

C3250

D3120

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

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A 6% stock yields 8% . The market value of the stock is :


ARs.75

BRs.96

CRs.133.33

DRs.48

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

For an income of Rs. 8, investment = Rs. 100.

For an income of Rs 6, investment =Rs. (100/8*6) = Rs. 75

Market value of Rs. 100 stock = Rs. 75.

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Find the market value of the stock if 6% yields 10%.


A70

B80

C100

D60

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Let the investment be Rs.100 for an income of Rs.10
Therefore, for an income of Rs.6, the investment = 600/10 = Rs.60

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A 12% stock yielding 10% is quoted at:


A110

B112

C120

D67

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

To earn Rs. 10, money invested = Rs. 100.

To earn Rs. 12, money invested =Rs.100/10*12 = Rs. 120.

Market value of Rs. 100 stock = Rs. 120.

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Find the annual income derived from Rs. 2500, 8% stock at 106?


A200

B150

C250

D100

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Income from Rs. 100 stock = Rs. 8.

Income from Rs. 2500 stock = Rs8/100*2500 = Rs. 200.

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A 9% stock yields 8%. The market value of the stock is:


ARs. 116.50

BRs. 90

CRs.112.50

DRs. 72

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

To get Rs. 8, investment = Rs. 100
To get Rs. 9, investment = Rs. (100/8)*9 = Rs. 112.50.
Market value of Rs. 100 stock = Rs. 112.50.

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A 4% stock yields 5%. The market value of the stock of face value Rs. 100 is


A133

B80

C120

D75

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Market value of the stock = 4/5 * 100 = 80.

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Find the cost of Rs. 6400, 10% stock at 15 discount?


A5440

B6000

C5140

D2000

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Cost of Rs. 100 stock = Rs. (100-15) = Rs.85
Cost of Rs. 6400 stock = Rs.85/100*6400 = Rs. 5440.

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Which is better investment : 11% stock at 143 (or) 9 3/4% stock at 117 ?


A9 3/4% stock at 117

BCannot be compared, as the total amount of investment is not given

C11% stock at 143

DBoth are equally good

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Let investment in each case be Rs. (143 x 117).

Income in 1st case = Rs.11143 x 143 x 117 = Rs. 1287.
Income in 2nd case = Rs.394*117 x 143 x 117= Rs. 1394.25

Clearly, 9 3/4% stock at 117 is better.

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