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Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to **Arithmetical Reasoning**. You will have to read all the given answers and click over the correct answer. If you are not sure about the answer then you can check the answer using **Show Answer** button. You can use **Next Quiz** button to check new set of questions in the quiz.

Q 1 - There are two baskets containing oranges. The first basket of oranges has 1/5 excess to as many oranges in second basket. If second basket has 4 oranges less than first basket, then the number of oranges in the 1^{st} basket is

Options :

Number of oranges in second basket = x, in first basket = x + x/5 = 5x/4 Hence, 5x/4 - x = 4X = 4. So option a is correct.

Q 2 - In a leading MNC, there are 51 male employees who are over 150 cm tall. If these constitute three-fourths of the male employees and the total number of male employees is two-thirds of the total number of employees in the class, what is the number of female employees in the class?

Options :

Let the number of male employees be x. Then, (3/4) x = 51 or x = 51 × (4/3) = 68.If total number of students is y, then (2/3) y = 68 or y = 68 × (3/2) = 72.Therefore Number of females in the MNC = (72 - 68) = 4.

Q 3 - A snail moves up 30 cm when each hour is started and stops for a while when it slips back 20 cm before it again starts climbing in the beginning of the next hour. If it begins its ascent at 8.00 a.m., at what time will it first touch a flower at 120 cm from the ground?

Options :

Let the ascent of the snail in 1 hour = ( 30 - 20 ) = 10 cm.

So, the snail ascends 90 cm in 9 hours i.e., 5 p.m.

Clearly, in the next 1 hour i.e., till 6 p.m.

The snail ascends remaining 30 cm to touch the flower.

Q 4 - Jitkumar is a student who studies in a residential college near the Pallikal hills. In a quarterly mathematics exam, Jit got twice as many sums wrong as he got right. If Jit has attempted 48 sums in all then how many did he solve correctly?

Options :

Suppose Jit got x sums right and 2x sums wrong. Then, x + 2x = 48 3x = 48 x = 16.

Q 5 - In the annual exam Purusottam Meher has secured a particular number in Mathematics and that number consists of two digits whose sum is 11. If 27 is added to the number, exchange in the places of the digits took place. Find out the number that Purusottam has scored in Mathematics in the annual exam?

Options :

Purusottam Meher has scored 47 marks in mathematics, hence, option A is correct.

Q 6 - Average of 13 persons is 36 years. If the age of one person is added the average decreases half a year. What is age of new person?

Options :

Total age of 13 persons = 36 × 13 = 468

Total age of 14 persons = 35.5 × 14 = 497 = Age of new person = 497 - 468 = 29 years.

Q 7 - There is a business conference in the HFl financial services. This meeting is normally held once in two months and 10 board members of the institution attend the meeting. At the closing of an important business conference, ten people those were present in the meeting shake hands with each other once. How many handshakes will there be altogether?

Options :

Clearly, total number of handshakes = (9 + 8 + 7 + 6 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1) = 45.

Q 8 - Maharathi bus runs from master canteen to Nandankanan daily. When traffic is more normally the stoppages for Maharathi will be more but when it travels in early morning the stoppages are absolutely less. Excluding stoppages, the speed of Mahrathi is 54 kmph and including stoppages, it is 45 kmph. For how many time will Maharathi bus stops per hour?

Options :

Maharathi bus will stop for ten minutes, so, option c is correct.

Q 9 - Akshay takes 8 hours to do a job. Ahmed takes 10 hours to do the same job. How long it take both Akshay and Ahmed, working together but independently, to do the same job?

Options :

Akshay's one hour work = 1/8. Ahmed's one hour work = 1/10. (Akshay + Ahmed)'s one hour work = 1/8 + 1/10 = 9/40. Both Akshay & Ahmed can finish the work in 40/9 days.

Q 10 - Mr. Das told his son Rinku in a special occasion that, he was of Rinku’s current age when Rinku was born. If Mr Das is 36 now, how old was Rinku five years back?

Options :

Let Rinku’s father’s age be x and the Rinku’s age be y.

Then, x – y = y or x = 2y

Now, x = 36. So, 2y = 36 or y = 18.Therefore Rinku’s present age = 18 years. So, Rinku’’s age 5 years ago = 13 years.

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