BASIC ARITHMETIC TEST

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Basic Arithmetic Test :

Here you can see some arithmetic problems. We have prepared these questions, inorder to help the students who are trying to get better score in competitive exams.

Basic Arithmetic Test

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Question 14 :

Two teams are having a contest in which the prize box of candy that the members of the winning team will divide evenly. If team A wins, each player will get exactly 3 pieces of candy, and if team B wins, each player will get exactly 5 pieces of candy. which of the following could be the number of pieces of candy in the box ?

(A)  153  (B)  325  (C)  333  (D)  425  (E)  555

Solution :

From the given question, we come to know that, The number chosen must be divisible by both 3 and 5.

555  ==>  5 + 5 + 5  =  15 (divisible by 3)

It ends with 5, so it is divisible by 5.

Question 15 :

Three consecutive multiples of 4 have a sum of 60. What is the greatest of these numbers ?

Solution :

Let "x" be the multiple of 4, then the consecutive multiples be x + 4, x + 8 respectively.

Sum of three consecutive multiples of 4  =  60

x + x + 4 + x + 8  =  60

3x + 12  =  60

3x  =  60 - 12

3x  =  48

x  =  48/3  =  16

x + 4  =  16 + 4  ==>  20

x + 8  =  16 + 8  ==>  24

The greatest of those three term is 24.

(A)  8  (B)  12  (C)  16  (D)  20  (E)  24

Question 16 :

Sheila cuts a 60 foot wire cable in equal strips of 4/5 of a feet each. How many strips does the make ?

(A)  48  (B)  51  (C)  60  (D)  70  (E)  75

Solution :

Let "x" be the number of parts to be cut out.

Each part measures 4/5 feet

60 / x  =  4/5

5(60)  =  4x

x  =  5(60)/4

x  =  75

Question 17 :

Which of the following is not odd ?

(A)  349  (B)  537  (C)  735  (D)  841  (E)  918

Solution :

Not odd means, the selected number must be even.

The number which ends with one of the following numbers to be considered as even.

The number 918 ends with 8. Hence it is not odd.

Question 18 :

Which of the following can be the sum of two negative numbers ?

(A)  4  (B)  2  (C)  1  (D)  0  (E)  -1

Solution :

The sum of two negative numbers is always negative. In the given options -1 is the one and only negative number. Hence -1 is the required answer.

Question 19 :

Which of the following is not prime number ?

(A)  2  (B)  7  (C)  17  (D)  87  (E)  101

Solution :

2 is the only prime number which is even.

7, 17 is divisible by 1 and itself. But 87 is the number which is divisible by 3. So it is not prime.

Question 20 :

All of the following can be the product of a negative integer and positive integer except.

(A)  1  (B)  -1  (C)  -2  (D)  -4  (E)  -6

Solution :

By multiplying the negative integer by positive integer, we get negative answer.

1 is not having negative sign, hence it is not the product of  negative and positive integer.

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