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numerical reasoning

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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Work out the answer then click on 1, 2, 3 or 4.  Don't click to find the right answer then work things out.

You may have to scroll up and down to read the information and answer each question.



Use a calculator and scrap paper.  If you want, you can very quickly redraw the pie chart, tables and bar chart.


numerical reasoning


Question ONE

A manufacturing company produces a special, water-resistant 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 £18-99.

If the company wants to fulfil an order for 8,500 tins, what will the costs be for making ingredient X?









Cannot say



numerical reasoning


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


40 20
Jyoti 60 33 50
Surinda 10 18 38

Note:  Total items sold by all three was 276.



Question TWO

How many of product X did Alf sell?









Cannot say


What percentage of items sold was by Surinda?









Cannot say


What percentage of revenue is due to product Z?









Cannot say


numerical reasoning


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



Factory A 90 100
Factory B 105 120
Factory C 100 75



Question THREE

What is the total percentage increase in output from quarter 1 to quarter 2?









Cannot say


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



A; Q1


B; Q1


C; Q2


Cannot say


We hope these helped you tune into numerical reasoning and numerical analysis questions.

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