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Sample Questions for Mathematical Ability

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

    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. 17855


    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    Correct answer: A. 4

    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
    Correct answer: C. 10

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

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