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Q:The shadow zone exists because 490 0

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The shadow zone is the area of the earth from angular distances of 104 to 140 degrees from a given earthquake that does not receive any direct P waves. The shadow zone results from S waves being stopped entirely by the liquid core and P waves being bent (refracted) by the liquid core. There are two types of Shadow zones: one for P waves and one for S waves.   P wave shadows between 104-140 degree, both sides; S wave shadow from 105 of one side to 105 of the other.

Q:Which of these is not a simple machine? 898 0

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    a pair of scissors
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    a lever
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    a ramp
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    the pulley
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Answer : 1. "a pair of scissors"
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Answer: A) a pair of scissors Explanation: Any of the basic mechanical devices for applying a force are called simple machines. There are 6 basic simple machines; the lever, the wheel and axle, the inclined plane, the wedge, the pulley, and the screw. Several of these simple machines are related to each other. But, each has a specific purpose in the world of doing work.

Q:The ratio of two positive numbers is 3 : 5 and the average of the number is 48. What is the product of numbers? 612 0

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    3365
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    2160
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    1854
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    1632
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Answer : 2. "2160"
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Answer: B) 2160 Explanation: Let the number be 3p and 5p ATQ, 8p = 2 x 48 p = 96/8 p = 12   The numbers are 36 and 60.   Hence, the product of the numbers = 36 x 60 = 2160.

Q:Find the wrong number in the given number series? 10, 21, 54, 109, 189 3939 0

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    189
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    109
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    54
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    21
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Answer : 1. "189"
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Answer: A) 189 Explanation: The given number series is 10, 21, 54, 109, 189 The series follows a pattern that 10 + 11 = 21 21 + 33 = 54 54 + 55 = 109 109 + 77 = 186   Hence the wrong number in the given number series is 189.

Q:What element behaves most like magnesium? 649 0

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    Silicon
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    Strontium
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    Sulphur
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    Tin
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Answer : 2. "Strontium"
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Answer: B) Strontium Explanation: We know that, Elements in the same group of the periodic table have similar characteristics. Here Magnesium and Strontium shared some similar properties because they both belong to the same group. Sr is the chemical symbol for strontium which is a group two element; it has atomic number of 38.

Q:What base is found in RNA but not in DNA? 531 0

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    Uracil
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    Cytosine
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    Adenine
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    Guanine
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Answer : 1. "Uracil"
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Answer: A) Uracil Explanation: Uracil is not found in DNA but found in RNA.

Q:A compass always points to 575 1

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    North
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    Magnetic north
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    Magnetic South
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    South
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Answer : 2. "Magnetic north"
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Answer: B) Magnetic north Explanation: Wherever on earth we hold a compass, the needle points towards the magnetic North Pole. A compass is a great tool for navigation. Compass is widely used in aircrafts, ships, military services,...

Q:Pick the odd one out from the given number series? 21, 24, 33, 49, 74 1460 0

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    21
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    24
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    33
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    49
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Answer : 1. "21"
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Answer: A) 21 Explanation: The given number series follows a pattern that, 19 + 12 = 20 (not 21)20 + 22 = 2424 + 32 = 3333 + 42 = 4949 + 52 = 74    Hence, the odd number in the given number series is 21.

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