This quantitative ability question was sent to me by Mr. Satish Kumar by mail. I generally answer the questions I get on email by directly replying to them. However, I thought this question is worth to be discussed with all QM readers. So here it goes -
I have a total of rs 1000. Item A costs rs 110,item B costs rs 90, item C costs rs 70 ,item D costs rs 40 and item E costs rs 45. For every item D that i purchase, I must also buy only 2 items of B. For every item A, I must buy one item of C. For every item E, I must also buy 2 of item D and one of item B. For every item purchased I earn 1000 points and for every rupee not spent I earn a penalty of 1500 points. My objective is to maximise the points I earn. What is the number of items that I purchase to maximise my points?
a) 13 b)14 c)15 d)16
“Give me the procedure to solve this with in 2-3 mins . It takes to much time 2 solve this for me.” – Satish Kumar
Pay attention to Satish’s problem and suggest time reduction techniques along with the solution to the above problem.
I would latter include the best answer(s), posted as comment, in the post itself.