# HCL Placement: Sample Questions 35 - 37 of 57

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## Question 35

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### Write in Short

10: 4 seconds:: ? : 6 minutes

### Explanation

Given data is,

10: 4:: x: 6

One minute = 60 seconds, i.e.. 6 minutes = 360 seconds

10: 4 = x: 360

So, x = (360x10) /4

x = 900 seconds

x = = 15 minutes

## Question 36

### Question

MCQ▾

The position (s) of how many letters in the word PRODUCT will remain unchanged, when the letters within the word are rearranged alphabetically?

Choice (4)

a.

Three

b.

Two

c.

One

d.

More than three

c.

### Explanation

• The given word is ‘PRODUCT’ .
• Arranging the letters of ‘PRODUCT’ in alphabetical order word will be ‘CDOPRTU’
• ‘PRODUCT’ ‘CDOPRTU’
• First letter of word = P First letter of the word = C
• Second letter of word = R Second letter of the word = D
• Third letter of word = O Third letter of word = O
• Fourth letter of word = D Fourth letter of word = P
• Fifth letter of word = U Fifth letter of word = R
• Sixth letter of word = C Sixth letter of word = T
• Seventh letter of word = T Seventh letter of word = U
• Comparing the positions of each letter,
• Position of only one letter ‘O’ remains same, i.e.. third position
• So, correct answer is one.

## Question 37

### Question

MCQ▾

In a certain code language ‘pik na ha’ means ‘who is there’ , ‘na ta ka’ means ‘what is that’ and ‘ha ja pa’ means ‘here and there’ . Which of the following means ‘here’ in that code language?

Choice (4)

a.

pa

b.

ja

c.

ha

d.

pa or ja

d.

### Explanation

• In a code language,
• pik na ha = who is there
• na ta ka = what is that
• ha ja pa = here and there
• Comparing the above statements, we can conclude ‘na’ and ‘ha’ are the code for ‘is’ and ‘there’ respectively.
• We cannot decide any one word code for ‘here’ .
• As ‘ha ja pa’ stands for ‘here and there’ , either ‘ja’ or ‘pa’ can be the code for ‘here’ .

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