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Syllabus: Numerical computation, Numerical estimation, Numerical reasoning and data interpretation

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# Most answered questions in Numerical Ability

1
$\text{ What is the missing number in the following sequence?}$ $2,\,12,\,60,\,240,\,720,\,1440,\,\underline{\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;},0$ $2880$ $1440$ $720$ $0$
2
There are two candidates $P$ and $Q$ in an election. During the campaign, $40\%$ of the voters promised to vote for $P,$ and rest for $Q.$ However, on the day of election $15\%$ of the voters went back on their promise to vote for $P$ and instead voted for $Q.$ $25\%$ ... $P.$ Suppose$,P$ lost by $2$ votes$,$ then what was the total number of voters? $100$ $110$ $90$ $95$
3
A firm is selling its product at Rs. $60$ per unit. The total cost of production is Rs. $100$ and firm is earning total profit of Rs. $500$. Later, the total cost increased by $30\%.$ By what percentage the price should be increased to maintained the same profit level. $5$ $10$ $15$ $30$
4
At what time between $6$ a. m. and $7$ a. m. will the minute hand and hour hand of a clock make an angle closest to $60°$? $6: 22$ a.m. $6: 27$ a.m. $6: 38$ a.m. $6: 45$ a.m.
5
Ten friends planned to share equally the cost of buying a gift for their teacher. When two of them decided not to contribute, each of the other friends had to pay Rs. $150$ more. The cost of the gift was Rs. ____ $666$ $3000$ $6000$ $12000$
6
There are three boxes. One contains apples, another contains oranges and the last one contains both apples and oranges. All three are known to be incorrectly labeled. If you are permitted to open just one box and then pull out and inspect only one fruit, which box ... of all three boxes? The box labeled Apples' The box labeled Apples and Oranges' The box labeled Oranges' Cannot be determined
7
There are $3$ red socks, $4$ green socks and $3$ blue socks.You choose $2$ socks. The probability that they are of the same colour is $\dfrac{1}{5}$ $\dfrac{7}{30}$ $\dfrac{1}{4}$ $\dfrac{4}{15}$
8
$A$ and $B$ are friends. They decide to meet between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm on a given day. There is a condition that whoever arrives first will not wait for the other for more than $15$ minutes. The probability that they will meet on that day is $1/4$ $1/16$ $7/16$ $9/16$
9
If $x+2y=30$, then $\left(\dfrac{2y}{5}+\dfrac{x}{3} \right) + \left (\dfrac{x}{5}+\dfrac{2y}{3} \right)$ will be equal to $8$ $16$ $18$ $20$
10
If $152$ is divided into four parts proportional to $3$, $4$, $5$ and $7$, then the smallest part is $29$ $26$ $25$ $24$
11
Three friends, $R, S$ and $T$ shared toffee from a bowl. $R$ took $\frac{1}{3}^{\text{rd}}$ of the toffees, but returned four to the bowl. $S$ took $\frac{1}{4}^{\text{th}}$ of what was left but returned three toffees to the bowl. $T$ took half of the ... but returned two back into the bowl. If the bowl had $17$ toffees left, how may toffees were originally there in the bowl? $38$ $31$ $48$ $41$
12
In a party, $60\%$ of the invited guests are male and $40\%$ are female.If $80\%$ of the invited guests attended the party and if all the invited female guests attended, what would be the ratio of males to females among the attendees in the party? $2\colon 3$ $1\colon 1$ $3\colon 2$ $2\colon 1$
13
If $pqr \ne 0$ and $p^{-x}=\dfrac{1}{q},q^{-y}=\dfrac{1}{r},r^{-z}=\dfrac{1}{p},$ what is the value of the product $xyz$ ? $-1$ $\dfrac{1}{pqr}$ $1$ $pqr$
14
Arun, Gulab, Neel and Shweta must choose one shirt each from a pile of four shirts coloured red, pink, blue and white respectively. Arun dislikes the colour red and Shweta dislikes the colour white. Gulab and Neel like all the colours. In how many different ways can they choose the shirts so that no one has a shirt with a colour he or she dislikes? $21$ $18$ $16$ $14$
15
The probability that a $k$-digit number does NOT contain the digits $0, 5,$ or $9$ is $0.3^{k}$ $0.6^{k}$ $0.7^{k}$ $0.9^{k}$
16
The sum of the digits of a two digit number is $12$. If the new number formed by reversing the digits is greater than the original number by $54$, find the original number. $39$ $57$ $66$ $93$
17
How many diagonals can be drawn by joining the angular points of an octagon? $14$ $20$ $21$ $28$
If $\dfrac{(2y+1)}{(y+2)} < 1,$ then which of the following alternatives gives the CORRECT range of $y$ ? $- 2 < y < 2$ $- 2 < y < 1$ $- 3 < y < 1$ $- 4 < y < 1$
The hour hand and the minute hands of a clock meet at noon and again at mid-night. In between they meet $N$ times, where $N$ is.: $6$ $11$ $12$ $13$ None of the above