Basic Trigonometry Concepts for CAT with Questions

April 30th, 2019 by

Trigonometry is a broad topic and hence we will cover all the concepts and sample examples in a two part post. In this first part, we would discuss concepts, formulae and some sample examples. In the second part of the post, we are following up with some more examples. Trigonometry is the branch of mathematics that deals with the study of relationships between sides and angles of a triangle. It is derived from Greek word, Tri meaning three and Gon means Angle and Metron means Measure. The ratio of the lengths of two sides of a right angled triangle is called a trigonometric ratio.

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Successive Division – Problems and Solved Examples for CAT Exam

April 29th, 2019 by

SUCCESSIVE DIVISION: If the quotient of the dividend is taken and this is used as the dividend in the next division, such as division is called “successive division”. A successive division process can continue up to any number of steps until the quotient in a division became zero for the first time, i.e., the quotient in the first division is taken and divided in the second division; the quotient in the second division is taken as the dividend in the third division; the quotient in the third division is taken as the dividend in the fourth division and so on. If we say that 2479 i

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Profit and Loss – Basic Concepts for CAT Preparation

April 26th, 2019 by

Profit and Loss is the one concept that we have been studying since class 6th or 7th. It is present in our day-to-day simple transactions from buying vegetables to purchasing expensive jewelry. Everything we purchase today includes profit and loss. Our whole economy from big MNC’s to small retail outlets has been running with the same single intention to make profit. Whatever is being traded in the market has same motive to earn profit. Every seller aims to earn some profit over the product he is willing to sell and from the buyers’ perspective he is earning profit in terms of utility

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Coordinate Geometry (Concepts, Formulas and CAT questions)

April 25th, 2019 by

There are all sorts of ways that we can find the measurements of lines and angles. We can use rulers to measure lines and protractors to measure angles. In coordinate geometry, we can use graphs and coordinates to find measurements and other useful information about geometric figures. A coordinate graph is a rectangular grid with two number lines called axes. The x-axis is the horizontal number line and the y-axis is the vertical number line. The axes intersect at the origin which is the point (0,0). Coordinate Geometry Formulas: Now, Let us have a look at some formulas fo

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Partnerships – Arithmetic Concepts and Questions for CAT Exam Preparation

April 24th, 2019 by

To start a business there is always a requirement of an adequate amount of money which in business terms called “INVESTMENT” OR “CAPITAL”. It is not necessary that a person always has enough money to start a business. In this case, he tries to get partners who are interested in his business. Two or more people can get together to do business by pooling their resources. The people who have invested money in the partnership are called PARTNERS. While two or more partners would have invested money, it is not necessary that all of them should be involved in the day to day running

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How to solve Complex Arrangement Problems using Tables and Matrix

April 23rd, 2019 by

Arrangement problems are an integral part of all the curriculum of Logical Reasoning exams. These are the most common exam and you can find them all kind of entrance exams involving aptitude test such as CAT, XAT, SBI PO etc. This signifies the importance of the understanding of these kinds of problems. There are various kinds of arrangement problems linear, circular and table or matrix based complex arrangement problem. And, today We’ll explain these tabular or matrix based complex arrangement problems. Complex arrangement problems are very much similar to linear arrangement problem ex

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Learn the Basics of Time, Speed & Distance for CAT Exam

April 22nd, 2019 by

I guess my first fascination with problems of Time, Speed and Distance began when I first saw Henna. An important part of the story line  if you can call it that, saw Rishi Kapoor floating from India to Pakistan without drowning. I remember arguing with my friends that if could float for that long – he could swim back to India as well. My friends nullified the argument by saying: Speed River > Speed Rishi Kapoor I know that the reference is a little dated for most readers of this post, but Zeba Bhaktiyar made me look beyond reason. In this post we will discuss some of the ideas that

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Boats and Streams – Tips Tricks and Questions for CAT Exam

April 21st, 2019 by

Boats and streams is one of the most common topics in quantitative section of all the entrance exams such as Bank PO, CAT, XAT, CLAT etc. It’s also included in aptitude section of many job test in companies like TCS, Infosys etc. This a very simple topic and mere require direct application of formulas to solve the question. However, many students find this topic confusing and find face difficulties in solving them. And, the reason for facing such hindrance is the understanding of the language of question. They are just Speed, Distance and Time questions in water rather with a slightly tw

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Ratio and Proportion – Concepts, Properties, and CAT Questions

April 20th, 2019 by

Ratio and Proportions is one of the easiest concepts in CAT. It is just an extension of high school mathematics. Questions from this concept are mostly asked in conjunction with other concepts like similar triangles, mixtures and allegations. Hence fundamentals of this concept are important not just from a stand-alone perspective, but also to answer questions from other concepts 1.  Ratio (Concepts and Properties) Many a times we compare two data values of the same type. One way to do this is to find out the difference (a-b). Other method of comparison could be by division or finding ou

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Paragraph Summary Questions and Tips for Verbal Ability of CAT Exam

April 19th, 2019 by

By now, you must be aware of 50% topics of the verbal ability section- vocabulary & RC. Let’s move on to another crucial part of VA, i.e. Verbal Reasoning. As the name states itself, this section intends to assess your reasoning skills. One of the most important types of questions in this section is based on paragraph summary. So, what is a paragraph summary? If someone asks you to summarise a 3-hour movie, how would you do that? And if it’s your favourite movie? Well, that’s the very purpose of summary questions. All you need to do is understand the paragraph and then, figure

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