Quantitative Reasoning measure and sequentially tests the primary mathematical skills in students/graduates. however, it includes more data analysis and more real-life scenarios, to better gauge your acquired skills

Ultimately we dwell in an era where vast amounts of information can be accessed on the Internet. Much of this information is quantitative in nature and students (and adults) must be equipped to analyze the information as they sift through the data to make decisions in their everyday lives. And, as “big data” analyses move from pure research applications to business, education, health, and government settings where our graduates will be working, this imperative becomes more critical.

#Quantitative reasoning

The ability to think quantitatively clearly plays a central role in undergraduate education.

1. There are 450 birds at a small zoo. The number of birds is 5 times the number of all the other animals combined. How many more birds are there than nonbird animals at the zoo? |

A. 400 |

B.360 |

C.270 |

D.180 |

E. 90 |

2. After allowing discount of 11.11%, a trader still makes a gain of 14.28%. At how many percent above the cost price does he mark on his goods? |

A. 28.56% |

B. 35% |

C. 22.22% |

D. None of these |

3. A dealer buys dry fruits at $100, $80 and $60 per kilogram. He mixes them in the ratio 3:4:5 by weight and sells at a profit of 50%. At what price per kilogram does he sell the dry fruit |

A. $80 |

B. $100 |

C. $95 |

D. None of these |

4. Instead of a meter scale, a cloth merchant uses a 120 cm sale while buying, but uses an 80cm scale while selling the same cloth. If he offers a discount of 20% on cash payment, what is his overall profit percentage? |

A. 20% |

B. 25% |

C. 40% |

D. 15% |

5. I sold two watches for $300 each, one at the loss of 10% and the other at the profit of 10%. What is the percentage of loss (-) or profit (+) that resulted from the transaction? |

A. (+)10 |

B. (-)1 |

C. (+)1 |

D. (-10) |

6. In a certain store the profit is 320% of the cost. If the cost increases by 25% but the selling price remains constant approximately what percentage of the selling price is the profit? |

A. 30% |

B. 70% |

C. 100% |

D. 250% |

7. A shopkeeper sells two radio at $540 each. On one he gains 12% and on the other he losses 12% . What was the net result of the sale of both radios? |

A. No loss no Profit |

B. Gain of $165 |

C. Loss of $45 |

D. Gain of $45 |

8. Boy selling 12marbles for a dollar, a shop keeper loses 20%. In order to gain 20% in the transaction, he should sell the marble at the rate of how many marbles for a dollar. |

A. 8 |

B. 6 |

C. 4 |

D. 3 |

9. At what percentage above the cost price must an article be marked so as to gain 33% after allowing a customer a discount of 5%? A. 48% |

B. 43% |

C. 40% |

D. 38% |

10. What price should a shopkeeper mark on an article costing $153 to gain 20% after allowing a discount of 15% |

A. $162 |

B. $184 |

C. $216 |

D. $224 |

11. Successive discount of 10%, 12%, and 15% amount to a single discount of |

A. 35.38% |

B. 36.68% |

C. 37% |

D. 32.68% |

12. A horse and a carriage together cost $8,000. If by selling the horse at a profit of 10% and the carriage at a loss of 10% a total profit of 2.5% is made, then what is the cost price of the horse? |

A. $ 3,000 |

B. $ 3,500 |

C. $4,000 |

D. $ 5,000 |

82. A shopkeeper allows a discount of 10% on his goods. For cash payment, he further allow a discount of 20%. Find a single discount equivalent of the above offer. |

A. 30% |

B. 18% |

C. 28% |

D. 15% |

83. A loss of 19% gets converted into a profit of 17% when the selling price is increased by $162. Find the cost price of the article. |

A. $450 |

B. $600 |

C. $360 |

D. $540 |

84. A machine is sold at a profit of 10%. Had it been sold for $80 less, there would have been a loss of 10%. The cost price of the machine is |

A. $350 |

B. $400 |

C. $450 |

D. $520 |

85. A man gains 10% by selling a certain article for a certain orice. If he sells it at double the price then the profit made is |

A. 120% |

B. 60% |

C. 100% |

D. 80% |

86. The sale price of an article including the sales tax is $616. The rate of sales tax is 10%. If the shopkeeper has made a profit of 12%, theb the cost price of the article is |

A. $500 |

B. $515 |

C. $550 |

D. $600 |

87. A tailor had a number of shirt pieces to cut from a roll of fabric. He cut each roll of equal length in 10 pieces. He cut at the rate of 5 cuts a minute. How many rolls would he cut in 24 minutes? |

A. 32rolls |

B. 54rolls |

C. 108rolls |

D. 120rolls |

88. 30 men can produce 1,500 units in 24 days working 6 hours a day. In how many days, can 18 men produce 1,800 units working 8 hours a day? |

A. 36 days |

B. 45 days |

C. 18 days |

D. None of these |

89. A man completesth of a job in 10 days. ADVERTISING |

At this rate, how many more days will it take him to finish the job? |

A. 5 |

B. 6 |

C. 7 |

D. 7 ½ |

90. A certain industrial loom weaves 0.128 metres of cloth every seconds. Approximately, how many seconds will it take for the loom to weave 25 metres of cloth? |

A. 178 |

B. 195 |

C. 204 |

D. 488 |

91. Four examiners can examine a certain number of answer book in 8 days by working 5 hours a day, then for how many hours a day, would two examiners have to work in order to examine twice the number of answer books in 20 days? |

A. 6hours |

B. 7 ½ hours |

C. 8 hours |

D. 9 hours |

92. 15 men take 21 days of 8 hours each to do a piece of work. How many days of 6 hours each would 21 women take, if 3 women do as much as 2 men? |

A. 20 |

B. 18 |

C. 25 |

D. 30 |

93. A certain job was assigned to a group of men to do in 20 days. But 12 men did not turn up for the job and the remaining men did the job in 32 days. The original number of men in the group was? |

A. 32 |

B. 34 |

C. 36 |

D. 40 |

94. A man is paid $5 per hour for regular working day and $8 per hour overtime. A regular day has 8 hours and a regular week has 5 working days. If he earns $920 in 4 weeks, then what is the total number of hours that he worked assuming that he was present on all regular working days? |

A. 200hours |

B. 180hours |

C. 175hours |

D. 160hours |

95. Ram finishes a work in 7 days. Rahim finishes the same job in 8 days and Robert in 6 days. They take turns to finish the work. Ram worked on the first day, Rahim on the second day and Robert on the third and then again Ram and so on. Who was working on the last day when work got finished? |

A. Ram |

B. Rahim |

C. Robert |

D. Rahim and Robert |

96. Rita and Solomon are working on an assignment. Rita takes 6 hours to type 32 pages on computer, while Solomon takes 5 hours for typing 40 pages. How much time will they take, working together on two different computers to type an assignment of 110 pages? |

A. 8hours |

B. 7hours 30minutes |

C. 8hours 15minutes |

D. 8hours 25minutes |

97. A boy readth of the book on one day and th of |

A. 600 |

B. 300 |

C. 240 |

D. None of these |

98. Three workers, working all days, can do a work in 10 days, but one of them having other employment can work only half time. In how many days the work can be finished? |

A. 15days |

B. 16days |

C. 12days |

D. 12.5days |

99. Ada, Joel and Eze can do a job alone in 15 days, 10 days and 30 days respectively. Sam is helped by Bob and Kin in every third day. In how many days will the job be completed? |

A. 9days |

B. 5days |

C. 8days |

D. 4days |

100. When some technological improvements had been made, it took an hour less than before to manufacture a certain tool. The same time is now needed to manufacture 30 tools as was needed earlier to manufacture 24 tools. How much time does it require now to make one tool? |

A. 5hours |

B. 4hours |

C. 3hours |

D. 3.5hours |

ANSWER KEY |

1. B |

2. A |

3. D |

4. A |

5. B |

6. B |

7. C |

8. A |

9. C |

10. C |

11. D |

12. D |

13. C |

14. A |

15. B |

16. A |

17. A |

18. D |

19. A |

20. B |

21. B |

22. C |

23. D |

24. A |

25. C |

26. A |

27. C |

28. C |

29. C |

30. A |

31. B |