# Numerical Reasoning Examples

Numerical reasoning examples are very commonly used in graduate and managerial selection. Information is provided that requires you to interpret it and then apply the appropriate logic to answer the questions. Sometimes the questions are designed to approximate the type of numerical reasoning required in the workplace and you will need to work out how to get the answer rather than simply being told what calculations to apply.

Sample Numerical Reasoning Ability Test Questions

Identify the missing number at the end of the series.

A B C D E
1 7, 11, 15, 19, ? 22 23 24 25 26 Answer = B

A B C D E
2 11, 16, 26, 41, ? 58 60 59 61 66 Answer = D

A B C D E
3 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, ? 62 63 64 65 66 Answer = B

A B C D E
4 97, 94, 88, 79, 67, ?s 52 50 49 47 44 Answer = A

A B C D E
5 72, 63, 54, 45, ? 32 33 36 39 35 Answer = C

6 Identify the missing number.

 34 40 45 1 Answer = D 10 6 0 ? A B C D E 13 51 26 44 8
identify the missing number.
7
 3 6 2 6 Answer = A 1 8 1 ? A B C D E 2 4 6 8 10
8

It costs a manufacturer X dollars per component to make the first 500 components. All subsequent components cost X÷5 each. When X = \$4.50 How much will it cost to manufacture 4,000 components?

 A B C D E \$5,600 \$4,600 \$5,400 \$5,200 \$5,450 Answer = C

9

A bank offers 10% per annum interest which is calculated and added at the end of the year. Another bank offers 10% per annum which is calculated and added every six months. What is the difference on a deposit of \$800 after one year?

 A B C D E \$2.00 \$2.60 \$2.40 \$2.20 \$4.00 Answer = A

10

Components X,Y and Z are ordered in the ratio 1:5:4. How many Z components will be in an order for 8000 components?

 A B C D E 3,200 16,00 6,400 4,600 1,800 Answer = A

11

Anna and John both receive stock as part of their remuneration. Anna receives \$400 worth plus a bonus of 12%. John receives \$300 worth plus a bonus of 20%. What is the difference between the values of the two bonuses?s

 A B C D E \$12.00 \$10.00 \$20.00 \$14.00 \$11.50 Answer =A

12

A total of 1600 copies of a CD were sold. 30% were sold at 55% discount, 10% were sold at 30% discount and the remainder were sold at the full price of \$7.95. What was the approximate total revenue in dollars?

 A B C D E 10,369 10,569 10,569 10,242 10,669 Answer =D

Preparing for a Numerical Reasoning Test
If you are told that you need to sit a numerical reasoning test as part of the job selection process and you want to prepare for it properly, then you should ask which type of questions it contains. Specifically, is it just numerical reasoning or does it also contain data interpretation, numerical computation or numerical estimation questions. Once you have the answer to this question you can run through the free  downloadable numerical reasoning examples on this website to give yourself the best chance of success in the real test.

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