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Anil Saigal

What is the surface area of a cone 6" in diameter and 5" slant height?

I on a train. I see a truck that is going on a parallel road in the opposite direction and passes my window in 6 sec. since the first sight. Later on, I see the train passing through a bridge of 180 ft in 12 secs. If the length of the truck is 168 ft, what is the speed of the truck in mph?


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Problems from 05/24/12

What is the single digit sum of the digits of 99?
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Starting counting from the white mouse, cat should start from 7th mouse.

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