Sample Questions for Mathematical Ability

1. Which number should come next in this series?
2. 10, 17, 26, 37, ?
• 46
• 52
• 50
• 56

Explanation: Beginning with 3, each number in the series is a square of the succeeding no. plus 1.

3^2 +1 = 10
4^2 +1 = 17
5^2 +1 = 26
6^2 +1 = 37
7^2 +1 = 50 (missing no.)

3. Which number should replace the question mark "?"
4.  17 8 5 5 13 7 5 4 6 12 6 3 10 6 4 ?

• 4
• 5
• 6
• 7

Explanation: For each row the sum of the first two columns is equal to the multiple of the last two columns

5. If 10 people can do a piece of work in 5 days, working 2 hours a day, how long will 2 people take to do the same work, working 5 hours a day?
• 8
• 5
• 10
• 12

Explanation: People 1 / ( no. of days x time in hours)

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