Numerical reasoning examples 
These examples test your ability to make sense of numerical information. In the following examples, you'll be asked to do calculations and interpret numerical data presented graphically.
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Instructions Use a calculator and scrap paper. If you want, you can very quickly redraw the pie chart, tables and bar chart. 
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Question ONE A manufacturing company produces a special, waterresistant paint with secret ingredient X. Every 150 tins of paint produced requires 14.75 litres of ingredient X. It costs the manufacturer £9.50 per litre to make ingredient X. One tin of paint sells at £1899. If the company wants to fulfil an order for 8,500 tins, what will the costs be for making ingredient X? 


Question TWO Refer to the information below. The pie chart shows the revenue attained by three salespeople  Alf, Jyoti and Surinda  who sell three products called X, Y and Z. The table shows the corresponding number of products sold by each salesperson. 
Note: Alf and Surinda contributed 49% of revenue.
Items sold by each salesperson  Product X  Product Y  Product Z 
Alf 
?? 
40  20 
Jyoti  60  33  50 
Surinda  10  18  38 
Note: Total items sold by all three was 276.
2A 
Question TWO How many of product X did Alf sell? 



2B 
What percentage of items sold was by Surinda? 



2C 
What percentage of revenue is due to product Z? 


Question THREE Refer to the information below. The bar chart refers to the output (number of tins) of three different factories. The table gives the number of employees over the same two quarters for these factories. 
No. of employees including temporary workers 
Q1 
Q2 
Factory A  90  100 
Factory B  105  120 
Factory C  100  75 
3A 
Question THREE What is the total percentage increase in output from quarter 1 to quarter 2? 



3B 
The company measures factory efficiency on output per employee (including temporary workers). Which Factory was most efficient when? 


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