# Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic Ability Questions

## What is Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic Ability?

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Q:

A clock is set right at 8 a.m. The clock gains 10 minutes in 24 hours will be the true time when the clock indicates 1 p.m. on the following day?

 A) 48 min. past 12. B) 46 min. past 12. C) 45 min. past 12. D) 47 min. past 12.

Explanation:

Time from 8 a.m. on a day to 1 p.m. on the following day = 29 hours.

24 hours 10 min. of this clock = 24 hours of the correct clock.

$1456$ hrs of this clock = 24 hours of the correct clock.

29 hours of this clock = $24*6145*29$ hrs of the correct clock

= 28 hrs 48 min of the correct clock.

Therefore, the correct time is 28 hrs 48 min. after 8 a.m.

This is 48 min. past 12.

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Q:

If 20% of a = b, then b% of 20 is the same as :

 A) 4% of a B) 6% of a C) 8% of a D) 10% of a

Explanation:

20% of a = b

=> (20/100) * a = b

b% of 20 =(b/100) x 20 = [(20a/100)  / 100] x 20= 4a/100 = 4% of a.

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Q:

Insert the missing number.

16, 33, 65, 131, 261, (....)

 A) 523 B) 521 C) 613 D) 721

Explanation:

Each number is twice the preceding one with 1 added or subtracted alternatively.

So, the next number is (2 x 261 + 1) = 523.

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Q:

What is the next number in the given Number Series?

5, 24, 94, 279, ?

 A) 587 B) 554 C) 489 D) 499

Explanation:

The given number series follows a pattern that

5 x 5 – 1 = 24

24 x 4 – 2 = 94

94 x 3 – 3 = 279

279 x 2 – 4 = 554

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Q:

Find out the wrong number in the given sequence of numbers.

56, 72, 90, 110, 132, 150

 A) 72 B) 110 C) 132 D) 150

Explanation:

The numbers are 7 x 8, 8 x 9, 9 x 10, 10 x 11, 11 x 12, 12 x 13.

So, 150 is wrong.

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Q:

A, B and C can do a piece of work in 24 days, 30 days and 40 days respectively. They began the work together but C left 4 days before the completion of the work. In how many days was the work completed?

 A) 11 days B) 12 days C) 13 days D) 14 days

Explanation:

One day's work of A, B and C = (1/24 + 1/30 + 1/40) = 1/10.

C leaves 4 days before completion of the work, which means only A and B work during the last 4 days.

Work done by A and B together in the last 4 days = 4 (1/24 + 1/30) = 3/10.

Remaining Work = 7/10, which was done by A,B and C in the initial number of days.

Number of days required for this initial work = 7 days.

Thus, the total numbers of days required = 4 + 7 = 11 days.

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Q:

8 litres are drawn from a cask full of wine and is then filled with water. This operation is performed three more times. The ratio of the quantity of wine now left in cask to that of the water is 16 : 65. How much wine the cask hold originally?

 A) 18 litres B) 24 litres C) 32 litres D) 42 litres

Explanation:

Let the quantity of the wine in the cask originally be x litres

Then, quantity of wine left in cask after 4 operations =$x1-8x4$litres

$⇒1-8x4=234$

$⇒x=24$

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Q:

Find the odd number out of the following number series?

2 4 8 11.5 18.25 28.375

 A) 18.25 B) 28.375 C) 11.5 D) 8

Explanation:

Given number series follows a pattern that,

2

2 x 1.5 + 1 = 4

4 x 1.5 + 1 = 7 (not equal to 8)

7 x 1.5 + 1 = 11.5

11.5 x 1.5 + 1 = 18.25

18.25 x 1.5 + 1 = 28.375