# Quantitative Aptitude - Arithmetic Ability Questions

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Q:

Find the odd man out 1 4 9 16 22 36?

 A) 9 B) 16 C) 22 D) 36

Explanation:

In the given series 1 4 9 16 22 36

1 = 1 x 1

4 = 2 x 2

9 = 3 x 3

16 = 4 x 4

25 = 5 x 5 (Not 22)

36 = 6 x 6

Hence, the odd man in the series is 22.

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Q:

(P - 4)(P - 6)

Simplify the above?

(P - 4)(P - 6)

Now applying distributive property, we get

P.P - 4.P - 6.P + 6.4

P^2 - 10P + 24

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Q:

Solve this inequality 3p - 16 < 20?

 A) p >= 12 B) p <= 11/3 C) p < 12 D) p > 11/3

Answer & Explanation Answer: C) p < 12

Explanation:

The given inequality is 3p - 16 < 20

For solving this inequality, follow these steps

Now add 16 on both sides

we get 3p - 16 + 16 < 20 + 16

=> 3p  < 36

Now divide the above eqn with 3 on both sides

we get, 3p/3 < 36/3

p < 12.

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Q:

Which of the following is the largest?

 A) 12/49 B) 7/30 C) 13/56 D) 11/46

Explanation:

In the given options,

12/49 can be written as 1/(49/12) = 1/4.083

7/30 can be written as 1/(30/7) = 1/4.285

13/56 can be written as 1/(56/13) = 1/4.307

11/46 can be written as 1/(46/11) = 1/4.1818

Here in the above,

1/4.083 has the smallest denominator and so 12/49 is the largest number or fraction.

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Q:

How many numbers of five digits can be formed by using the digits 1, 0, 2, 3, 5, 6 which are between 50000 and 60000 without repeating the digits?

 A) 120 B) 240 C) 256 D) 360

Explanation:

Required number of 5 digit numbers can be formed by using the digits 1, 0, 2, 3, 5, 6 which are between 50000 and 60000 without repeating the digits are

5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 120.

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Q:

Find the speed of stream if a boat covers 36 km in downstream in 6 hours which is 3 hours less in covering the same distance in upstream?

 A) 1.5 kmph B) 1 kmph C) 0.75 kmph D) 0.5 kmph

Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 1 kmph

Explanation:

Speed of the boat upstream = 36/9 = 4 kmph

Speed of the boat in downstream = 36/6 = 6 kmph

Speed of stream = 6-4/2 = 1 kmph

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Q:

The areas of three consecutive faces of a cuboid are 12 cm², 20cm² and 15 cm², then the volume (in cm³) of the cuboid is

 A) 60 B) 55 C) 45 D) 40

Explanation:

From the given data,

let the length, breadth and height of the cuboid are m, n, r

m x n = 12

n x r = 20

r x m = 15

Hence, m x n x n x r x r x m = 12 x 20 x 15

mnr = sqrt of (12x20x15) = 60 cub.cm.

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Q:

50.003% of 99.8÷49.988 = ?

 A) 2 B) 0 C) 1 D) 50

Explanation:

50.003% of 99.8 ÷ 49.988 = ?

? ~= (50 x 100/100)/50

? ~= (50 x 100)/(100 x 50)

? ~= 1