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SSC CHSL Tier-1 2016 Question paper held on 18 Jan 2017 (Afternoon Session)

In this article, we are sharing the previous year paper of SSC CHSL tier-1 2016 exam held on 18thJan 2017 in the Afternoon shift. Go through each one of them and match your responses with the answer key given in the last.

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SSC has lately announced for its CHSL entry for the session 2017-18. The exam will be conducted in the month of March 2018 for its tier-1 exam. The tentative dates for this exam is scheduled from 4th March, 2018 to 26th March, 2018. Previous year papers are going to play a very important role because SSC used to frame prospective questions from the previous ones. However, we have managed to arrange the last year papers from SSCs website and other sources.

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In this article, we are sharing the previous year paper of SSC CHSL tier-1 2016 exam held on 18thJan 2017 in the Afternoon shift. Go through each one of them and match your responses with the answer key given in the last.

SSC CHSL 2016 Tier-1 exam: Previous year question paper

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Question - 1 Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

Gloomy : Dull : : Merciless : ?

a) Sympathetic

b) Calm

c) Flexible

d) Harsh

Question - 2 Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

HI : MD : : UV : ?

a) YR

b) WS

c) ZQ

d) ER

Question - 3 Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

JK : TV : : OP : ?

a) DF

b) WV

c) ST

d) QR

Question - 4 Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

76 : 42 : : 46 : ?

a) 52

b) 24

c) 36

d) 64

Question - 5 Select the odd word/letters/number/number pair from the given alternatives.

a) Tuberculosis

b) Chikungunya

c) Malaria

d) Dengue

Question - 6 Select the odd word/letters/number/number pair from the given alternatives.

a) FHG

b) NOP

c) TVU

d) WYX

Question - 7 Select the odd word/letters/number/number pair from the given alternatives.

a) 8715

b) 5712

c) 9817

d) 6812

Question - 8 Select the odd word/letters/number/number pair from the given alternatives.

a) 961

b) 443

c) 361

d) 289

Question - 9 A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

Core, Photosphere, Chromosphere, ?

a) Mantle

b) Corona

c) Crust

d) Asthenosphere

Question - 10 A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

BDE, HJK, NPQ, ?

a) UWX

b) TVW

c) VXY

d) WYZ

Question - 11 A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

RQ, ST, VU, WX, ?

a) ZY

b) OP

c) YZ

d) PO

Question - 12 A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

9, 1331, 18, 121, 27, ?

a) 19

b) 11

c) 17

d) 13

Question - 13 In the following question, two statements are given each followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follows from the given statements.

Statements:

(I) Most crops are machines.

(II) Some machines are fools.

Conclusion:

(I) Some fools are machines.

(II) Some crops are fools.

a) Conclusion I follows

b) Conclusion II follows

c) Neither I nor II follows

d) Both I and II follows

Question - 14 The age of Ravi is twice the age of Prakash and three times the age of Kumar. If the age of Prakash is 24 years, then what will be the age of Kumar after 4 years ?

a) 16 years

b) 20 years

c) 24 years

d) 22 years

Question - 15 Arrange the given words in the sequence in which they occur in the dictionary.

i. Optimistic

ii. Opposition

iii. Organization

iv. Ordinary

a) ii, i, iii, iv

b) iv, iii, ii, i

c) ii, i, iv, iii

d) i, ii, iii, iv

Question - 16 In a certain code language, "MOTHER" is written as "NPUGDQ". How is "ORANGE" written in that code language ?

a) PSBMDF

b) PSBMFD

c) PBSMFD

d) PSBDMF

Question - 17 In the following question, select the missing number from the given series.

289

10

7

169

?

5

361

11

8

a) 9

b) 8

c) 16

d) 14

Question - 18 If "S" denotes "multiplied by", "V" denotes "subtracted from", "M" denotes "added to" and "L" denotes "divided by", then

12 V 3 M 441 L 21 S 8 = ?

a) 661

b) 170

c) 174

d) 177

Question - 19 In the following question, which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it ?

LM_L_NL_N_M_

a) NNNLL

b) NMMLN

c) LMLMN

d) NMLMM

Question - 20 It is 10:30 by the clock. If the minute hand points towards the south direction, then which direction will the hour hand point to ?

a) Southwest

b) Northwest

c) Northeast

d) Southeast

Question - 21 A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as shown in the given two matrices. The columns and rows of Matrix-I are numbered from 0 to 4 and that of Matrix-II are numbered from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, for example, D can be represented by 24, 13, etc., and R can be represented by 68, 69, etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word TiGHT.

Matrix-I

 

0

1

2

3

4

0

E

G

D

T

I

1

C

E

A

D

I

2

D

T

E

A

D

3

I

H

C

E

A

4

T

I

H

C

E

Matrix-II

 

5

6

7

8

9

5

G

L

B

H

S

6

S

Y

L

R

R

7

J

H

Y

L

Q

8

J

Q

S

Y

T

9

H

K

G

S

Y

a) 40, 30, 21, 55, 11

b) 89, 14, 76, 13, 89

c) 21, 04, 55, 89, 03

d) 03, 41, 97, 76, 40

Question - 22 Pointing towards a boy, a girl says, "He is the only son of my mother's brother". How is the girl related to the boy?

a) Grandmother

b) Mother

c) Cousin

d) Aunt

Question - 23 If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the right image of the given figure?

a)

b)

c)

d)

Question - 24 Identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among the given classes.

Festival, Durga Puja, Diwali, Eid

a)

b)

c)

d)

Question - 25 A piece of paper is folded and punched as shown below in the question figures. From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened.

a)

b)

c)

d)

Question - 26 Isfahan, the Persian Capital is said to have provided the inspiration to build which of these monuments?

a) Humayun's Tomb

b) Mahabodhi Temple Complex

c) Qutub Minar

d) Red Fort Complex

Question - 27 Which one of the following is the name of Nobel Prize winning Indian?

a) Vikram Sarabhai

b) APJ Abdul Kalam

c) S. Pancharatnam

d) C.V. Raman

Question - 28 How many layers does Human Skin have?

a) 5

b) 7

c) 11

d) 3

Question - 29 Allium Cepa is the scientific name of _____.

a) Carrot

b) Tomato

c) Potato

d) Onion

Question - 30 DNA stands for _____.

a) Di Nucleic Acid

b) Deoxy Nucleic Acid

c) Diribonucleic Acid

d) Deoxyribonucleic Acid

Question - 31 Which among the following is false about natural rubber?

a) It is an elastomer

b) It is a monomer of cisisoprene

c) Natural rubber is a polymer of chloroprene

d) It is heated with sulphur compounds to improve its properties

Question - 32 Why does carbon tetrachloride have no dipole moment?

a) Because of same size of carbon and chlorine atoms

b) Because of regular tetrahedral structure

c) Because of planar structure

d) Because of similar electron affinities of carbon and chlorine

Question - 33 Convert decimal number 101 to binary.

a) 1100101

b) 1100111

c) 1101001

d) 1101011

Question - 34 'Vallam Kali Boat Race' is held in which state?

a) Kerala

b) Tamil Nadu

c) West Bengal

d) Andhra Pradesh

Question - 35 If price of an article decreases from Rs P1 to Rs 75, quantity demanded increases from 1000 units to 1200 units. If point elasticity of demand is -3.2 find P1?

a) Rs 85

b) Rs 80

c) Rs 90

d) Rs 95

Question - 36 Match the characteristics with their market structure:

(a) Differentiated products, but close substitutes for consumers so their demand curves are elastic

(b) Homogeneous product, all goods are perfect substitutes for consumers

a) (a) Monopolistic Competition, (b) Pure Competition

b) (a) Monopolistic Competition, (b) Pure Monopoly

c) (a) Pure Competition, (b) Monopolistic Competition

d) (a) Pure Monopoly, (b) Pure Competition

Question - 37 Which of the following gases is produced due to incomplete combustion of fuel?

a) Carbon Dioxide

b) Carbon Monoxide

c) Methane

d) Ethane

Question - 38 Organisms that generate energy using light are known as ______.

a) Chaemolithotrophs

b) Oligotrophs

c) Bacteria

d) Photoautotrophs

Question - 39 Which is the first Hindi newspaper of India?

a) Udaan

b) Azad Vichaar

c) Udant Martand

d) Vichaar Vyakti

Question - 40 What is the capital of Portugal?

a) Lisbon

b) Minsk

c) Vienna

d) Buenos Aires

Question - 41 Madrid is the Capital City of _____.

a) Philippines

b) Maldives

c) Spain

d) United Kingdom

Question - 42 Alexander the Great was born in ________.

a) 356 BC

b) 189 BC

c) 189 AD

d) 356 AD

Question - 43 Akbar (1556–1605 AD) was the ruler of which dynasty?

a) Nanda

b) Maurya

c) Mughal

d) Haryanka

Question - 44 Who invented Rocket?

a) Rich K Goyle

b) E M Forster

c) Robert Goddard

d) James Anderson

Question - 45 Weight of a person at a height of 2R from the centre of the earth, where R is the radius of the earth _______.

a) remains same

b) becomes half

c) becomes twice

d) becomes onefourth

Question - 46 How can we measure specific gravity of milk?

a) Using a viscometer

b) Using an odometer

c) Using a hygrometer

d) Using a hydrometer

Question - 47 Constitution Day of India is on ________.

a) 26th January

b) 23rd June

c) 15th August

d) 26th November

Question - 48 Article 44 of the Indian Constitution "Uniform civil code for the citizens" deals with _____.

a) the directive principles of state policy

b) the Union Government

c) the State Government

d) the fundamental rights of the Indian Citizen

Question - 49 Who is the first Indian cricketer to have scored a triple hundred in test cricket?

a) Rahul Dravid

b) Sachin Tendulkar

c) VVS Laxman

d) Virender Sehwag

Question - 50 Who wrote the book "The Arabian Nights"?

a) Stephen Hawkings

b) Vikram Seth

c) Zoya Hasan

d) Richard Burton

Question - 51 The sum of 4x + 3y - 7z, x – y – z and -2x – 3y + 4z is

a) 3x – y – 4z

b) 3x – y + 4z

c) 3x + y – 4z

d) 3x + y + 4z

Question - 52 What should be the average speed of the car to cover a distance of 342 km in 1.9 hours?

a) 180 m/s

b) 90 m/s

c) 50 m/s

d) 100 m/s

Question - 53 Total surface area of a cube is 486 sq cm, find sum of length of all its edges?

a) 216 cms

b) 108 cms

c) 54 cms

d) 162 cms

Question - 54 Profit of Rs 104000 has to be divided among three partners Ashok, Bimla and Chirag in the ratio 6:4:3. How much does Chirag get?

a) 24000

b) 32000

c) 48000

d) 12000

Question - 55 If (1 + sinA)/cosA + cosA/(1 + sinA) = x, then the value of x is

a) 2cosecA

b) 2cosec2A

c) 2sec2A

d) 2secA

Question - 56 The diagonals are not perpendicular in a _____.

a) Parallelogram

b) Kite

c) Rhombus

d) Square

Question - 57 An angle is (2/3)rd of its supplementary angle. What is the measure of the angle?

a) 108°

b) 72°

c) 54°

d) 36°

Question - 58 If the selling price is Rs 855 after getting a discount of 5%, what was the marked price?

a) Rs 897.75

b) Rs 812.25

c) Rs 814

d) Rs 900

Question - 59 Dev lent Rs. 8000 to Jairam for 17 years and Rs. 4700 to Karnik for 16 years on simple interest at the same rate of interest and received Rs. 21120 in all from both of them as interest. The rate of interest per annum is:

a) 10.5 percent

b) 10 percent

c) 11 percent

d) 11.5 percent

Question - 60 If cos 2π/3c = x, then the value of x is

a) -1/2

b) 1/2

c) √3/2

d) -√3/2

Question - 61 The area of a trapezium is 21 sq cm, the distance between the parallel sides is 3 cm and one of the parallel sides is 8.3 cm. What is the length of the other parallel side?

a) 12.7 cm

b) 7.7 cm

c) 10.7 cm

d) 5.7 cm

Question - 62 If cot(A/b) = x, then the value of x is

a) cosecA – cotA

b) cosecA + cotA

c) secA + cotA

d) secA – cotA

Question - 63 The points A(x,2), B(-2,1) and C(6,-3) are collinear. Find x?

a) 4

b) 2

c) 4

d) 2

Question - 64 A vendor buys some bananas at the rate of 2 for Re 1 and sells at the rate of 10 for Rs 7. What will be the result?

a) 40 percent loss

b) 28.57 percent gain

c) 40 percent gain

d) 28.5 percent loss

Question - 65 Given: x – 5 ≤ 2x – 3 and 2x - 1/2 ≥ 5x + 2; then x can take which of the following values?

a) 1

b) 1

c) 3

d) 3

Question - 66 The mean of marks secured by 45 students in division A of class X is 56, 40 students of division B is 52 and that of 40 students of division C is 50. Find the mean of marks of the students of three divisions of Class X.

a) 52.1

b) 51.4

c) 52.8

d) 54.2

Question - 67 Find the value of 199992 x 200008 = ?

a) 39999799936

b) 39999999836

c) 39999999936

d) 39999999926

Question - 68 Which of the following quadratic equations has real roots?

a) 4x2 - 9x + 6 = 0

b) 3x2 - 2x + 6 = 0

c) 2x2 - 7x + 6 = 0

d) x2 - 2x + 2 = 0

Question - 69 The solution set of 4x - 3y = 10 and 3x + y = 14 is

a) {(5, c)}

b) {(4, b)}

c) {(11, a)}

d) {(2, c)}

Question - 70 If 16% of an electricity bill is deducted, Rs 1806 is still to be paid. How much was the bill?

a) Rs 1557

b) Rs 2186

c) Rs 1593

d) Rs 2150

Question - 71 P and Q can do a project in 20 and 12 days respectively. In how many days can they complete 40% of the project if they work together?

a) 1.5 days

b) 3 days

c) 6 days

d) 9 days

Question - 72 Refer the below data table and answer the following Question.

 

Number of employees

Annual salary (in lakhs)

Bonus as percent of annual salary

Manager

1

60

30%

Executive

8

12

30%

Trainee

5

2

10%

What is the average bonus (in rupees)?

a) 478000

b) 246667

c) 341429

d) 218000

Question - 73 Refer the below data table and answer the following Question.

 

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Company A

2000

2000

2000

4000

3000

Company B

5000

3000

2000

3000

4000

Company C

2000

1000

1000

3000

2000

For which of the following pairs of years the total exports from the three Companies together are equal?

(Note : Figures given are in lakh rupees)

a) 2011 & 2013

b) 2011 & 2015

c) 2011 & 2012

d) 2014 & 2015

Question - 74 Refer the below data table and answer the following Question.

Year

Profit or (-Loss) in Rs Crore

2011

10

2012

-20

2013

-15

2014

10

2015

-25

What was the total Profit or loss of the company in last 5 years?

a) Loss of Rs 50 crores

b) Profit of Rs 40 crores

c) Profit of Rs 50 crores

d) Loss of Rs 40 crores

Question - 75 Refer the below data table and answer the following Question.

India’s exports in 2015

Value in million US$

Jewellery

625

Software

725

Cotton

825

Steel

750

Electronics

625

Software was what percent of total exports?

a) 25.42 percent

b) 22.92 percent

c) 20.42 percent

d) 17.92 percent

Question - 76 In the following question, sentence given with blank is to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

The professor _______________ over just one point for full two hours.

a) deliberated

b) mentioned

c) conversed

d) stated

Question - 77 Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

Statistics show

P-figures over the last three decades

Q-in several parts of India

R-a steady rise in the turnout

a) RPQ

b) RQP

c) PQR

d) QPR

Question - 78 In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Priya got good grades(A)/not in Hindi essay(B)/but also in arithmetic.(C)/No error(D)

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Question - 79 In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

the recently dead person in question

a) obliviate

b) deceased

c) euthanized

d) reposed

Question - 80 In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

The best of both worlds

a) To live like a saint so that you are the best in the living world as well as the heavens

b) To be lucky in life as well as in death

c) The benefits of widely differing situations, enjoyed at the same time

d) To be popular amongst both the opposing groups

Question - 81 Select the antonym of

vigour

a) lethargy

b) fettle

c) kilter

d) robust

Question - 82 Select the synonym of:

streak

a) freak

b) bright

c) immaculate

d) smear

Question - 83 Select the antonym of:

skeptic

a) profaner

b) heretic

c) atheist

d) devotee

Question - 84 Select the word with the correct spelling.

a) humanoid

b) spiling

c) amigrate

d) referrent

Question - 85 In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

I told to the coach(A)/that I won't be able(B)/to come for the practice.(C)/No error(D)

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Question - 86 Select the synonym of

sentry

a) bandit

b) competitor

c) sentinel

d) foe

Question - 87 Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

If a person (studied) the history of the Maratha empire, he would have wondered how a small warrior tribe could have challenged the mighty Mughals.

a) has studied

b) had studied

c) could study

d) no improvement

Question - 88 In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To take the cake

a) To have something unexpectedly good to eat

b) To get a lovely gift

c) To grab the prize before others

d) To to be especially good; outstanding

Question - 89 Select the word with the correct spelling.

a) rewolver

b) culpable

c) vagetate

d) rhythmmic

Question - 90 In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Father said to Rahul, “Are you in such a hurry to cross the road?”

a) Father asked Rahul if he was in such a hurry to cross the road.

b) Father asked Rahul whether he was in a big hurry to cross the road.

c) Father asked Rahul that if he was in such a hurry to cross the road.

d) Father ask Rahul whether he was in such a hurry to cross the road.

Question - 91 In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

The most useful gift of my wedding was given to me by my aunt.

a) My aunt gave me the most useful gift of my wedding.

b) My aunt had given me the most useful gift of my wedding.

c) The gift which has been most useful has been given to me by my aunt.

d) My aunt has given me the most useful gift of my wedding.

Question - 92 Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

A dissent in a court

P-the intelligence of a future day

Q-to the brooding spirit of law, to

R-of last resort is an appeal

a) QRP

b) RQP

c) PRQ

d) PQR

Question - 93 Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

By 2030 India (would) have become the most populous country in the world.

a) will

b) should

c) shall

d) no improvement

Question - 94 In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

I won't be able to come to the party, as I have certain _______________ to meet.

a) promises

b) commitments

c) assurances

d) tasks

Question - 95 In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

To cut off a branch, limb, or twig from the main body of a tree

a) dollop

b) clop

c) lop

d) slop

Question - 96 In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Restorative justice is _______________ from mediation though it involves meetings and dialogues to fix responsibility for wrongdoing and to find a solution acceptable to ______________ three parties. More importantly, it directly addresses victim needs and ________________emphasises the private dimensions of a public wrong. It is not a substitute _______________ the formal criminal justice system, but a good backup to reduce its workload and to increase the sense of justice in the system as a __________________.

Restorative justice is _______________ from mediation though it involves meeting

Options:

a) clear

b) distinct

c) recognisable

d) specific

Question - 97 In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Restorative justice is _______________ from mediation though it involves meetings and dialogues to fix responsibility for wrongdoing and to find a solution acceptable to ______________ three parties. More importantly, it directly addresses victim needs and ________________emphasises the private dimensions of a public wrong. It is not a substitute _______________ the formal criminal justice system, but a good backup to reduce its workload and to increase the sense of justice in the system as a __________________.

to find a solution acceptable to ______________ three parties.

a) all

b) entire

c) full

d) complete

Question - 98 In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Restorative justice is _______________ from mediation though it involves meetings and dialogues to fix responsibility for wrongdoing and to find a solution acceptable to ______________ three parties. More importantly, it directly addresses victim needs and ________________emphasises the private dimensions of a public wrong. It is not a substitute _______________ the formal criminal justice system, but a good backup to reduce its workload and to increase the sense of justice in the system as a __________________.

More importantly, it directly addresses victim needs and ________________ emphasises the private dimensions of a public wrong.

a) so

b) therefore

c) because it

d) then it

Question - 99 In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Restorative justice is _______________ from mediation though it involves meetings and dialogues to fix responsibility for wrongdoing and to find a solution acceptable to ______________ three parties. More importantly, it directly addresses victim needs and ________________emphasises the private dimensions of a public wrong. It is not a substitute _______________ the formal criminal justice system, but a good backup to reduce its workload and to increase the sense of justice in the system as a __________________.

It is not a substitute _______________ the formal criminal justice system,

a) to

b) for

c) of

d) from

Question - 100 In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Restorative justice is _______________ from mediation though it involves meetings and dialogues to fix responsibility for wrongdoing and to find a solution acceptable to ______________ three parties. More importantly, it directly addresses victim needs and ________________emphasises the private dimensions of a public wrong. It is not a substitute _______________ the formal criminal justice system, but a good backup to reduce its workload and to increase the sense of justice in the system as a __________________.

a good backup to reduce its workload and to increase the sense of justice in the system as a __________________.

a) total

b) aggregate

c) whole

d) entirety

Answer Key

1

d

21

d

41

c

61

d

81

a

2

c

22

c

42

a

62

b

82

d

3

a

23

d

43

c

63

c

83

d

4

b

24

a

44

c

64

c

84

a

5

a

25

a

45

d

65

a

85

a

6

b

26

d

46

d

66

c

86

c

7

d

27

d

47

d

67

c

87

b

8

b

28

d

48

a

68

c

88

d

9

b

29

d

49

d

69

b

89

b

10

b

30

d

50

d

70

d

90

a

11

a

31

b

51

a

71

b

91

a

12

b

32

b

52

c

72

c

92

b

13

a

33

a

53

b

73

b

93

a

14

b

34

a

54

a

74

d

94

b

15

c

35

b

55

d

75

c

95

c

16

b

36

a

56

a

76

a

96

b

17

b

37

b

57

b

77

a

97

a

18

d

38

d

58

d

78

b

98

b

19

b

39

c

59

b

79

b

99

a

20

b

40

a

60

a

80

c

100

c

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