Numerical Test

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Numerical Test

The Numerical Reasoning tests assess understanding of arithmetic processes to solve abstract and real-world numerical problems. The tests require candidates to discover relationships among apparently different or similar numerical concepts, and to apply those relationships.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     What is the missing number?  83 - 17 = 56 + ?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      20

    • E. 

      30

  • 2. 
    SEE GRAPH ABOVE.. Which company's sales were most consistent throughout the year?
    • A. 

      Hole in Roof

    • B. 

      Hot House

    • C. 

      Stone's Throw

    • D. 

      Leaky Windows

    • E. 

      Frying Tonight

  • 3. 
     In which month did the sales of Hole in Roof and Stones' Throw differ the most?
    • A. 

      January

    • B. 

      March

    • C. 

      July

    • D. 

      August

    • E. 

      October

  • 4. 
    Which month gave the largest number of sales for all the companies combined?
    • A. 

      April

    • B. 

      May

    • C. 

      June

    • D. 

      July

    • E. 

      August

  • 5. 
    What was the percentage increase in sales for Hot House between July and August?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      50

    • E. 

      60

  • 6. 
    SEE GRAPH ABOVE... How far does the student walk in total?
    • A. 

      1km

    • B. 

      2km

    • C. 

      3km

    • D. 

      4km

    • E. 

      5km

  • 7. 
    How far is he from the university students' union at 8.20 am?
    • A. 

      1km

    • B. 

      2km

    • C. 

      3km

    • D. 

      4km

    • E. 

      5km

  • 8. 
    What is the average speed of the bus?
    • A. 

      14kmph

    • B. 

      24kmph

    • C. 

      32kmph

    • D. 

      40kmph

    • E. 

      48kmph

  • 9. 
    What is the missing number?  56 / 7 = ? - 5
    • A. 

      11

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      15

    • E. 

      16

  • 10. 
    What is the missing number?  20 / 0.8 = ?
    • A. 

      14

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      24

    • E. 

      25

  • 11. 
    Which is the largest fraction:  3/4     7/8     4/5     7/9     7/10
    • A. 

      3/4

    • B. 

      4/5

    • C. 

      7/8

    • D. 

      7/9

    • E. 

      7/10

  • 12. 
    If oranges cost 5 for 75p how many can you buy for ?2.70? (Assuming they can be bought singly)
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      17

    • D. 

      18

    • E. 

      19

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      24

    • B. 

      27

    • C. 

      28

    • D. 

      30

    • E. 

      36

  • 14. 
    A car left Canterbury at 7.12 am and arrived in Birmingham, 180 miles distant at 10.57 am. What was its average speed in miles per hour?
    • A. 

      42

    • B. 

      44

    • C. 

      46

    • D. 

      48

    • E. 

      50

  • 15. 
    An aircraft flies 930 miles in 75 minutes. How many miles does it fly in 4 hours 45 minutes assuming a constant speed?
    • A. 

      3112

    • B. 

      3477

    • C. 

      3512

    • D. 

      3522

    • E. 

      3534

  • 16. 
    You get a wage increase of 4% plus an extra $5 per week. Your present wages are $250 per week. What will your new wage be?
    • A. 

      $260

    • B. 

      $265

    • C. 

      $270

    • D. 

      $275

    • E. 

      $280

  • 17. 
    What is the total income of the taxi driver for the whole year?
    • A. 

      11,592

    • B. 

      12,192

    • C. 

      12,692

    • D. 

      12,992

    • E. 

      13,192

  • 18. 
    What is her total expenditure over the year to the nearest pound?
    • A. 

      9,353

    • B. 

      9,953

    • C. 

      10,453

    • D. 

      10,953

    • E. 

      11,523

  • 19. 
     What is her average excess of income over expenditure per month to the nearest pound?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      36

    • D. 

      56

    • E. 

      76

  • 20. 
    A cube has a volume of 8 cubic metres. If each side is doubled in length what will its new volume be in cubic metres?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      32

    • D. 

      48

    • E. 

      64

  • 21. 
    A driver drives 8 km South then 6 km W. and 2 km S. again. She then drives 3 km E. to avoid a traffic jam before driving 6 km N. How many kilometres is she from her starting point?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

    • E. 

      8

  • 22. 
      What was the largest number of students in any year that went on to further study?
    • A. 

      561

    • B. 

      576

    • C. 

      585

    • D. 

      592

    • E. 

      Can't say

  • 23. 
    What was the decrease in the number of graduates in employment between 2002 and 2004?
    • A. 

      125

    • B. 

      135

    • C. 

      140

    • D. 

      180

    • E. 

      Can't say

  • 24. 
    In 2004 how many social science students were in employment after graduating?
    • A. 

      260

    • B. 

      272

    • C. 

      284

    • D. 

      290

    • E. 

      Can't say

  • 25. 
    Which month showed the largest total decrease in PC sales over the previous month?
    • A. 

      March

    • B. 

      April

    • C. 

      May

    • D. 

      June

    • E. 

      July

  • 26. 
    What percentage of Manufacturer 2's sales were made in April (to the nearest percent)?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      22

    • C. 

      27

    • D. 

      33

    • E. 

      38

  • 27. 
    If the average profit made on each PC sold by Manufacturer 3 over all 5 months was ?78 what was the total profit on all sales in this period by that manufacturer?
    • A. 

      650,400

    • B. 

      820,700

    • C. 

      980,300

    • D. 

      1,095,600

    • E. 

      1,177,800