# Stanbic Ibtc Blue Internship 2018 Assessment

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• 1.

### In which year was the average number of daily swimmers the highest?

• A.

2003

• B.

2004

• C.

2005

• D.

2006

• E.

Cannot say

B. 2004
Explanation
The average number of daily swimmers was the highest in the year 2004.

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• 2.

### Assuming the children group is 50% boys and 50% girls, how many more males swam at the beach in 2006 than in 2005?

• A.

35

• B.

45

• C.

10

• D.

5

• E.

Cannot say

D. 5
Explanation
In order to determine how many more males swam at the beach in 2006 than in 2005, we need to compare the number of males in each year. Since the question states that the children group is 50% boys and 50% girls, we can assume that the number of boys and girls is equal. Therefore, if there were 35 males in 2005, there would be 35 males in 2006 as well. The difference between the number of males in both years would be 0, not 5. Therefore, the given answer of 5 is incorrect.

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• 3.

### A car dealership has £600,000 to spend and wants to buy equal numbers of the Taber and Ursa cars. What is the largest number of each type of car that can be ordered?

• A.

27

• B.

48

• C.

19

• D.

21

• E.

22

D. 21
Explanation
The largest number of each type of car that can be ordered is 21. This can be determined by dividing the total amount of money available (£600,000) by the cost of each car. Since the question states that the dealership wants to buy equal numbers of both types of cars, the maximum number of each type that can be ordered is the same. Therefore, 21 of each type of car can be ordered, resulting in a total of 42 cars.

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• 4.

### What is the ratio of the cost of a Taber: Velvo: Xtam?

• A.

2:4:5

• B.

1:4:6

• C.

1:3:5

• D.

2:3:5

• E.

1:2:3

C. 1:3:5
Explanation
The given ratio is 1:3:5, which means that for every 1 unit of cost for a Taber, there are 3 units of cost for a Velvo, and 5 units of cost for an Xtam. This ratio implies that the cost of a Taber is the lowest among the three options, followed by the cost of a Velvo, and the cost of an Xtam is the highest.

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• 5.

### Legal sector spending on IT hardware, IT software and IT consulting are all set to increase by the same amounts in Year 6 as they did from Year 4 to Year 5. Assuming this is the case, what would be the total legal sector spending in Year 6 on these three IT areas combined?

• A.

£75 million

• B.

£85 million

• C.

£95 million

• D.

£105 million

• E.

£110 million

E. £110 million
Explanation
The total legal sector spending in Year 6 on IT hardware, IT software, and IT consulting would be £110 million. This is because the question states that the spending on these three areas is set to increase by the same amounts in Year 6 as they did from Year 4 to Year 5. Since the answer choices are given in increments of £10 million, it can be inferred that the increase in spending is £10 million. Therefore, if the spending in Year 5 was £100 million, it would increase by £10 million to reach £110 million in Year 6.

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• 6.

### In which year(s) did Make Fit Ltd and Pure Gap plc’s combined IT consultancy income exceed £6million?

• A.

Year 1 and Year 4

• B.

Only Year 4

• C.

Year 1 and Year 3

• D.

Only Year 3

• E.

Year 3 and Year 4

E. Year 3 and Year 4
Explanation
Make Fit Ltd and Pure Gap plc's combined IT consultancy income exceeded £6 million in Year 3 and Year 4.

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• 7.

### Which of the following statements is false regarding legal sector spending between Year 4 and projected Year 5?

• A.

IT consulting will increase by £5million

• B.

IT consulting will match that of year 2

• C.

IT software will exceed IT consulting

• D.

Spending on IT hardware will decline

• E.

None of these

D. Spending on IT hardware will decline
Explanation
The given statement that spending on IT hardware will decline is false. The other options either mention an increase in spending or state that it will remain the same. Therefore, the statement that spending on IT hardware will decline contradicts the information provided.

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• 8.

### A father is 30 years older than his son. He will be three times as old as his son after 5 years. What is the father's present age?

• A.

35

• B.

45

• C.

40

• D.

30

• E.

50

C. 40
Explanation
Let's assume the son's present age is x. According to the given information, the father's present age would be x + 30. After 5 years, the son's age would be x + 5 and the father's age would be (x + 30) + 5. The problem states that the father will be three times as old as his son after 5 years, so we can set up the equation: (x + 30) + 5 = 3(x + 5). Solving this equation, we get x = 10. Therefore, the father's present age is x + 30 = 40.

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• 9.

### Find the next term in the series: 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 54, ...

• A.

81

• B.

69

• C.

108

• D.

72

• E.

92

A. 81
Explanation
The given series follows a pattern where each term is obtained by multiplying the previous term by 2 or 3 alternately. Starting with 3, the next term is obtained by multiplying 3 by 2, giving 6. Then, 6 is multiplied by 3 to get 18. This pattern continues, with each term alternating between being multiplied by 2 and 3. Therefore, the next term in the series is obtained by multiplying 54 by 2, resulting in 108.

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• 10.

### If 30% of a number is 12.6, find the number?

• A.

45

• B.

38

• C.

40

• D.

42

• E.

48

D. 42
Explanation
If 30% of a number is 12.6, we can set up the equation: 0.3x = 12.6, where x represents the unknown number. To solve for x, we divide both sides of the equation by 0.3, giving us x = 12.6/0.3. Evaluating this expression, we find that x is equal to 42. Therefore, the number is 42.

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• 11.

### What number must be added to 6, 16 and 8 to get an average of 13?

• A.

22

• B.

25

• C.

20

• D.

18

• E.

15

A. 22
Explanation
To find the number that must be added to the given numbers to get an average of 13, we can set up the equation: (6 + 16 + 8 + x) / 4 = 13. Simplifying this equation, we get 30 + x = 52. Solving for x, we find that x = 22. Therefore, the number that must be added to the given numbers to get an average of 13 is 22.

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• 12.

### 10 cats caught 10 rats in 10 seconds. How many cats are required to catch 100 rats in 100 seconds?

• A.

100

• B.

10

• C.

20

• D.

50

• E.

30

B. 10
Explanation
If 10 cats caught 10 rats in 10 seconds, it means that each cat caught 1 rat in 10 seconds. Therefore, to catch 100 rats in 100 seconds, the same rate of 1 rat per 10 seconds per cat would be required. Since each cat catches 1 rat in 10 seconds, 10 cats would still be sufficient to catch 100 rats in 100 seconds.

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• 13.

### Shehu is two years older than Bisi who is twice as old as Emeka. If the total of their ages be 27, then how old is Bisi?

• A.

7

• B.

8

• C.

9

• D.

10

• E.

11

D. 10
Explanation
Let's assume Emeka's age as x. According to the given information, Bisi's age is twice as old as Emeka, so Bisi's age is 2x. Shehu is two years older than Bisi, so Shehu's age is 2x + 2. The total of their ages is 27, so we can write the equation as x + 2x + 2 + 2x = 27. Simplifying the equation, we get 5x + 2 = 27. Solving for x, we find x = 5. Therefore, Bisi's age is 2x = 2 * 5 = 10.

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• 14.

### A student is ranked 13th from right and 8th from left. How many students are there in total?

• A.

18

• B.

19

• C.

20

• D.

21

• E.

22

C. 20
Explanation
The student is ranked 13th from the right and 8th from the left. This means that there are 12 students to the right of the student and 7 students to the left of the student. In order to find the total number of students, we add the number of students to the left and right of the student and then add 1 for the student themselves. Therefore, the total number of students is 12 + 7 + 1 = 20.

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• 15.

### A can type 10 pages in 5 minutes. B can type 5 pages in 10 minutes. Working together, how many pages can they type in 30 minutes?

• A.

15

• B.

25

• C.

65

• D.

75

• E.

85

D. 75
Explanation
A can type 2 pages per minute and B can type 0.5 pages per minute. Together, they can type 2.5 pages per minute. In 30 minutes, they can type 75 pages.

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• 16.

### There are two valves at the bottom of a water tank which allow the tank to be drained. If both valves are opened, how long will it take before the tank is empty? Statement 1 -              If only valve 1 is opened, the tank will be empty in 10 minutes Statement 2 -              If only valve 2 is opened, the tank will be empty in 20 minutes Which of the statements above make it possible to answer the question.

• A.

Statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient

• B.

Statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient

• C.

Both statements together are sufficient, but neither statement alone is sufficient

• D.

Each statement alone is sufficient

• E.

Statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient

C. Both statements together are sufficient, but neither statement alone is sufficient
Explanation
Both statements together are sufficient, but neither statement alone is sufficient.

From statement 1, we know that if only valve 1 is opened, the tank will be empty in 10 minutes.

From statement 2, we know that if only valve 2 is opened, the tank will be empty in 20 minutes.

However, we don't know the rate at which each valve drains the tank. It is possible that one valve drains the tank faster than the other. Therefore, we need both statements together to determine how long it will take for the tank to be empty when both valves are opened.

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• 17.

### Of the teams competing in the world archery championships, twenty percent are from Europe. Half as many are from the United States and one twentieth are from Africa. What fraction of teams are from neither Europe, the US or Africa?

• A.

13/20

• B.

15/20

• C.

13/15

• D.

17/20

• E.

13/17

A. 13/20
Explanation
The question states that twenty percent of the teams are from Europe, which means that 80 percent are not from Europe. It also states that half as many teams are from the United States, so 40 percent are from the US. Additionally, it states that one twentieth are from Africa, which is 5 percent. Adding these percentages together, we have 80 percent + 40 percent + 5 percent = 125 percent. Since the total percentage of teams cannot be more than 100 percent, it means that some teams are counted in multiple categories. Therefore, the fraction of teams from neither Europe, the US, nor Africa is 13/20.

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• 18.

### Doctor : Patient : : Politician : _________

• A.

Voter

• B.

Chair

• C.

Money

• D.

Public

A. Voter
Explanation
The relationship between a doctor and a patient is that the doctor provides medical care to the patient. Similarly, a politician provides political representation and governance to the voter. Therefore, the correct answer is "Voter".

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• 19.

### Ignorance : Education : : Disease : _________

• A.

Hospital

• B.

Doctor

• C.

Medicine

• D.

Nurse

C. Medicine
Explanation
Ignorance is the lack of knowledge or information, which can be overcome through education. Similarly, disease is a medical condition or illness, which can be treated or cured through medicine. Education is the solution to ignorance, and medicine is the solution to disease. Therefore, the analogy between ignorance and education can be extended to disease and medicine.

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• 20.

### Man : Biography : : Nation : _________

• A.

History

• B.

Geography

• C.

People

• D.

A. History
Explanation
The analogy presented in the question is that a biography is a written account of a person's life, just as history is a written account of a nation's past events. Both biographies and history provide information about the past, making "History" the correct answer.

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• 21.

### Guilt : Past : : Hope : _________

• A.

Present

• B.

Sorrow

• C.

Past

• D.

Future

D. Future
Explanation
The analogy here is that guilt is associated with the past, just as hope is associated with the future. Guilt refers to feelings of regret or remorse for something that has already happened, while hope refers to optimistic feelings and expectations for something that is yet to come. Therefore, the correct answer is "Future."

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• 22.

### Telephone : Cable : : Radio : _________

• A.

Microphone

• B.

Electricity

• C.

Wire

• D.

Wireless

D. Wireless
Explanation
The relationship between telephone and cable is that telephone signals are transmitted through cables. Similarly, the relationship between radio and the missing term should be that radio signals are transmitted wirelessly. Therefore, the correct answer is "Wireless."

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• 23.

### Elbow: Arm : : Knee : _________

• A.

Walking

• B.

Leg

• C.

Finger

• D.

Nose

B. Leg
Explanation
The relationship between "elbow" and "arm" is that the elbow is a part of the arm. Similarly, the relationship between "knee" and "leg" is that the knee is a part of the leg. Therefore, the correct answer is "leg".

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• 24.

### Car: Road : : Train : ________

• A.

Track

• B.

Fast

• C.

Vehicle

• D.

Wheel

A. Track
Explanation
The analogy here is that a car moves on a road, similarly, a train moves on a track. The track is the surface on which the train runs, just like the road is the surface on which the car moves. Therefore, the correct answer is "Track".

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• 25.

### Grains : Sand : : Drops : __________

• A.

Rain

• B.

Surf

• C.

Snow

• D.

Flood

A. Rain
Explanation
The relationship between "Grains" and "Sand" is that grains make up sand. Similarly, the relationship between "Drops" and "Rain" is that drops make up rain. Therefore, "Rain" is the correct answer as it completes the analogy.

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• 26.

### Wife: Woman : : _______ : Man

• A.

Father

• B.

Boy

• C.

Groom

• D.

Husband

D. Husband
Explanation
The relationship between a wife and a woman is that a wife is a married woman. Similarly, the relationship between a husband and a man is that a husband is a married man. Therefore, the correct answer is Husband.

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• 27.

### Lion: Animal : : Flower : ___________

• A.

Plant

• B.

Roots

• C.

Grass

• D.

Rose

A. Plant
Explanation
The relationship between "Lion" and "Animal" is that a lion belongs to the category of animals. Similarly, the relationship between "Flower" and "Plant" is that a flower belongs to the category of plants. Therefore, the correct answer is "Plant".

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• 28.

### Wave: Crest : : _________ : Peak

• A.

Water

• B.

Top

• C.

Moving

• D.

Mountain

D. Mountain
Explanation
In this analogy, the relationship between "wave" and "crest" is that the crest is the highest point or peak of a wave. Therefore, to find a similar relationship, we need to identify the highest point or peak of something else. Among the given options, "mountain" is the best choice as it represents the highest point or peak of land.

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• 29.

### Boy: Child : : Man : ________

• A.

Father

• B.

Uncle

• C.

• D.

Person

Explanation
The analogy between "Boy: Child" suggests that a boy is a type of child. Similarly, "Man: Adult" implies that a man is a type of adult. Therefore, the correct answer is "Adult" because it completes the analogy by showing that a man is a type of adult.

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• 30.

### Stone : Sculpture :: ________

• A.

Mural : Painting

• B.

Opera : Stage

• C.

Canvas : Easel

• D.

Clay : Pottery

D. Clay : Pottery
Explanation
The relationship between "Stone" and "Sculpture" is that stone is the material used to create sculptures. Similarly, "Clay" is the material used to create pottery. Therefore, the correct analogy is "Clay : Pottery".

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• 32.

• A.

1 month

• B.

2 months

• C.

3 months

• D.

4 months