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Arithmetic Reasoning MCQ Questions & Answers

Arithmetic Reasoning MCQs : This section focuses on the "Arithmetic Reasoning". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Arithmetic Reasoning skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.

Question 1

A motorist knows four different routes from Bristol to Birmingham. From Birmingham to Sheffield he knows three different routes and from Sheffield to Carlisle he knows two different routes. How many routes does he know from Bristol to Carlisle ?

A. 4
B. 8
C. 12
D. 24

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Question 2

A, B, C, D and E play a game of cards. A says to B, "If you give me three cards, you will have as many as E has and if I give you three cards, you will have as many as D has." A and B together have 10 cards more than what D and E together have. If B has two cards more than what C has and the total number of cards be 133, how many cards does B have ?

A. 22
B. 23
C. 25
D. 35

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Question 3

A is 3 years older to B and 3 years younger to C, while B and D are twins. How many years older is C to D?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 6
D. 12

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Question 4

The total of the ages of Amar, Akbar and Anthony is 80 years. What was the total of their ages three years ago ?

A. 71 years
B. 72 years
C. 74 years
D. 77 years

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Question 5

A father is now three times as old as his son. Five years back, he was four times as old as his son. The age of the son (in years) is

A. 12
B. 15
C. 18
D. 20

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Question 6

Two bus tickets from city A to B and three tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 77 but three tickets from city A to B and two tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 73. What are the fares for cities B and C from A ?

A. Rs. 4, Rs. 23
B. Rs. 13, Rs. 17
C. Rs. 15, Rs. 14
D. Rs. 17, Rs. 13

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Question 7

A man has Rs. 480 in the denominations of one-rupee notes, five-rupee notes and ten-rupee notes. The number of notes of each denomination is equal. What is the total number of notes that he has ?

A. 45
B. 60
C. 75
D. 90

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Question 8

In a garden, there are 10 rows and 12 columns of mango trees. The distance between the two trees is 2 metres and a distance of one metre is left from all sides of the boundary of the garden. The length of the garden is

A. 20 m
B. 22 m
C. 24 m
D. 26 m

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Question 9

12 year old Manick is three times as old as his brother Rahul. How old will Manick be when he is twice as old as Rahul ?

A. 14 years
B. 16 years
C. 18 years
D. 20 years

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Question 10

A man wears socks of two colours - Black and brown. He has altogether 20 black socks and 20 brown socks in a drawer. Supposing he has to take out the socks in the dark, how many must he take out to be sure that he has a matching pair ?

A. 3
B. 29
C. 39
D. None of these

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Question 11

In a class of 60 students, the number of boys and girls participating in the annual sports is in the ratio 3 : 2 respectively. The number of girls not participating in the sports is 5 more than the number of boys not participating in the sports. If the number of boys participating in the sports is 15, then how many girls are there in the class ?

A. 20
B. 25
C. 30
D. None of these

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Question 12

An institute organised a fete and 1/5 of the girls and 1/8 of the boys participated in the same. What fraction of the total number of students took part in the fete ?

A. 2/13
B. 13/40
C. Data inadequate
D. None of these

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Question 13

The 30 members of a club decided to play a badminton singles tournament. Every time a member loses a game he is out of the tournament. There are no ties. What is the minimum number of matches that must be played to determine the winner ?

A. 15
B. 29
C. 61
D. None of these

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Question 14

A tailor had a number of shirt pieces to cut from a roll of fabric. He cut each roll of equal length into 10 pieces. He cut at the rate of 45 cuts a minute. How many rolls would be cut in 24 minutes ?

A. 32 rolls
B. 54 rolls
C. 108 rolls
D. 120 rolls

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Question 15

If you write down all the numbers from 1 to 100, then how many times do you write 3 ?

A. 11
B. 18
C. 20
D. 21

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Question 16

In a class, there are 18 boys who are over 160 cm tall. If these constitute three-fourths of the boys and the total number of boys is two-thirds of the total number of students in the class, what is the number of girls in the class ?

A. 6
B. 12
C. 18
D. 24

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Question 17

What is the product of all the numbers in the dial of a telephone ?

A. 1,58,480
B. 1,59,450
C. 1,59,480
D. None of these

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Question 18

A girl counted in the following way on the fingers of her left hand : She started by calling the thumb 1, the index finger 2, middle finger 3, ring finger 4, little finger 5 and then reversed direction calling the ring finger 6, middle finger 7 and so on. She counted upto 1994. She ended counting on which finger ?

A. Thumb
B. Index finger
C. Middle finger
D. Ring finger

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Question 19

Mac has £ 3 more than Ken, but then Ken wins on the horses and trebles his money, so that he now has £ 2 more than the original amount of money that the two boys had between them. How much money did Mac and Ken have between them before Ken's win ?

A. £ 9
B. £ 11
C. £ 13
D. £ 15

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Question 20

There are deer and peacocks in a zoo. By counting heads they are 80. The number of their legs is 200. How many peacocks are there ?

A. 20
B. 30
C. 50
D. 60

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Question 21

A pineapple costs Rs. 7 each. A watermelon costs Rs. 5 each. X spends Rs. 38 on these fruits. The number of pineapples purchased is

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. Data inadequate

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Question 22

A waiter's salary consists of his salary and tips. During one week his tips were 5/4 of his salary. What fraction of his income came from tips ?

A. 4/9
B. 5/4
C. 5/8
D. 5/9

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Question 23

A woman says, "If you reverse my own age, the figures represent my husband's age. He is, of course, senior to me and the difference between our ages is one-eleventh of their sum." The woman's age is

A. 23 years
B. 34 years
C. 45 years
D. None of these

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Question 24

If 100 cats kill 100 mice in 100 days, then 4 cats would kill 4 mice in how many days ?

A. 1 day
B. 4 day
C. 40 day
D. 100 day

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Question 25

A number of friends decided to go on a picnic and planned to spend Rs. 96 on eatables. Four of them, however, did not turn up. As a consequence, the remaining ones had to contribute Rs. 4 each extra. The number of those who attended the picnic was

A. 8
B. 12
C. 16
D. 24

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