# GATE CS 2021 | Set 2

Question 1 |

Gauri said that she can play the keyboard __________ her sister.

as well as | |

as better as | |

as nicest as | |

as worse as |

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Question 1 Explanation:

‘worse’, ‘better’ are comparative words which need the word ‘than’ for comparison. Out of the remaining two options ‘as well as’ is the correct answer.
Correct Option (A).

Question 2 |

A transparent square sheet shown above is folded along the dotted line. The folded sheet will look like ___________.

A | |

B | |

C | |

D |

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Question 3 |

If θ is the angle, in degrees, between the longest diagonal of the cube and any one of the edges of the cube, then, cosθ =

1/2 | |

1/√3 | |

1/√2 | |

√3/2 |

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Question 3 Explanation:

We may assume the length of a side of the cube is 1.
Then the diagonal is given by the vector v = <1, 1, 1>.
The 3 sides are given by the vectors i = <1, 0, 0>, j = <0, 1, 0> and k = <0, 0, 1>.
Each gives the same angle.

**Alternative Way :**cosθ = Base / Hypotenuse = a3√a=13√ Length of diagonal of a side = √(a^{2}+ a^{2}) = √(2a) Length of the longest diagonal = √( a^{2}+(√(2a))^{2}) = √(3)a = Hypotenuse Therefore, cosθ = Base / Hypotenuse = a/(√(3)a) = 1/√3Question 4 |

then the value of x is:

2 | |

4 | |

6 | |

8 |

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Question 4 Explanation:

Apply formula a

^{2}- b^{2}= (a+b)*(a-b) You will get x = 4.Question 5 |

Pen : Write :: Knife : _______Which one of the following options maintains a similar logical relation in the above?

Vegetables | |

Sharp | |

Cut | |

Blunt |

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Question 5 Explanation:

A pen is used to write. Similarly, a knife is used to cut. Correct Option (C)

Question 6 |

Listening to music during exercise improves performance and reduces discomfort. Scientists researched whether listening to music while studying can help students learn better and the results were inconclusive. Students who needed external stimulation for studying fared worse while students who did not need any external stimulation benefited from music.
Which one of the following statements is the CORRECT inference of the above passage?

Listening to music has no effect on learning and a positive effect on physical exercise | |

Listening to music has a clear positive effect both in physical exercise and on learning | |

Listening to music has a clear positive effect on physical exercise. Music has a positive effect on learning only in some students | |

Listening to music has a clear positive effect on learning in all students. Music has a positive effect only in some students who exercise |

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Question 6 Explanation:

From the first statement “Listening to music during exercise improves exercise performance and reduces discomfort. “ It is clear that listening to music has a positive effect on physical exercise.
From the statement “Scientists researched whether listening to music while studying can help students learn better and the results were inconclusive. “ it is clear that only on some students music has a positive effect.

Question 7 |

A jigsaw puzzle has 2 pieces. One of the pieces is shown above. Which one of the given options for the missing piece when assembled will form a rectangle? The piece can be moved, rotated or flipped to assemble with the above piece.

A | |

B | |

C | |

D |

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Question 8 |

The number of students in three classes is in the ratio 3:13:6. If 18 students are added to each class, the ratio changes to 15:35:21.
The total number of students in all the three classes in the beginning was:

22 | |

66 | |

88 | |

110 |

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Question 8 Explanation:

According to given conditions,
3x+18 : 13x+18 : 6x+18 = 15 : 35 : 21
On solving,
(3x+18) / (13x+18) = 15/35
105x + 630 = 195x + 270
195x - 105x = 630 - 270
90x = 360
x = 360/90 = 4
So total number of students in these three classes,
3*4 = 12
13*4 = 52
6*4 = 24
In total, 88 students are there.

Question 9 |

The number of units of a product sold in three different years and the respective net profits are presented in the figure above. The cost/unit in Year 3 was Re. 1, which was half the cost/unit in Year 2. The cost/unit in Year 3 was one-third of the cost/unit in Year 1. Taxes were paid on the selling price at 10%, 13%, and 15% respectively for the three years. Net profit is calculated as the difference between the selling price and teh sum of cost and taxes paid in that year.
The ratio of the selling price in Year 2 to the selling price in Year 3 is _________.

4:3 | |

1:1 | |

3:4 | |

1:2 |

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Question 10 |

Six students P, Q, R, S, T and U, with distinct heights, compare their heights and make the following observations.

**Observation I:**S is taller than R.**Observation II:**Q is the shortest of all.**Observation III:**U is taller than only one student.**Observation IV:**T is taller than S but is not the tallest.

T | |

R | |

S | |

P |

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Question 10 Explanation:

From observations II and III, we can say that Q is the shortest. U is the second shortest.

__ __ __ __ U QFrom observations I and IV, we can say that T is the second tallest. S is the third tallest. R is the fourth tallest. Thus, P is the tallest. Therefore, the final arrangement is as follows,

P T S R U QThree students are taller than R, hence three students are shorter than S.

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