## Ninth question set for WBCS Main level Arithmetic

Compulsory paper VI of WBCS Main is on Arithmetic and Test of Reasoning. It has 200 questions to be answered in 180 minutes. In this ninth question set on Arithmetic, 10 selected questions of varied types are included.

The questions are followed by answers and link to the corresponding detailed solution set.

The solution set will provide valuable insight into how the problems can be solved quickly in mind followed by detailed explanation and concept elaboration when needed.

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### Concept tutorials and articles on Arithmetic

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**How to solve surds part 2 double square root surds and surd term factoring**

**How to find perfect square root of integers or decimals**

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**Arithmetic problems on mixing liquids and based ages**

**How to solve arithmetic mixture problems in a few steps 1**

**How to solve arithmetic mixture problems in a few steps 2**

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#### Componendo dividendo

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**How to solve time work problems in simpler steps type 2**

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### 9th WBCS Main level Arithmetic question set: time to answer: 10 mins

#### Problem 1

What will be the value of $8^{0.28}\times{4^{0.08}}$?

- $1$
- $4^{0.36}$
- $2$
- $8^{0.36}$

#### Problem 2

The selling price of an article is $\displaystyle\frac{4}{3}$ times its cost price. The gain percentage is,

- $33\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}$%
- $25\displaystyle\frac{1}{4}$%
- $20\displaystyle\frac{1}{2}$%
- $20\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}$%

#### Problem 3

In a mixture of 60 litres, the ratio of milk and water is 2 : 1. If the ratio of milk and water is to be 1: 2, then the amount of water (in litres) to be added is,

- 20
- 30
- 40
- 60

#### Problem 4

If $\text{20% of a} = \text{30% of b} = \displaystyle\frac{1}{6} \text{of c}$, then $a:b:c$ is,

- $2:3:16$
- $3:2:16$
- $10:15:18$
- $15:10:18$

#### Problem 5

Which fraction comes next in the sequence,

$\displaystyle\frac{1}{2}$, $\displaystyle\frac{3}{4}$, $\displaystyle\frac{5}{8}$, $\displaystyle\frac{7}{16}$,..?

- $\displaystyle\frac{12}{35}$
- $\displaystyle\frac{9}{32}$
- $\displaystyle\frac{11}{34}$
- $\displaystyle\frac{10}{17}$

#### Problem 6

The simple interest on a sum for 5 years is two-fifth of the sum. The percentage interest rate per annum is then,

- $10$%
- $6$%
- $8$%
- $12\displaystyle\frac{1}{2}$%

#### Problem 7

A clock is started at noon. By 10 minutes past 5, the hour hand has turned through an angle of

- $155^0$
- $145^0$
- $150^0$
- $160^0$

#### Problem 8

The speed of a boat in still waters is 15 km/hr. It goes 30 km upstream and returns to the starting point downstream in 4 hrs 30 mins. The speed of current of the stream is,

- 8 km/hr
- 5 km/hr
- 10 km/hr
- 15 km/hr

#### Problem 9

Which of the following fractions lies between $\displaystyle\frac{3}{5}$ and $\displaystyle\frac{2}{3}$?

- $\displaystyle\frac{1}{15}$
- $\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}$
- $\displaystyle\frac{2}{5}$
- $\displaystyle\frac{31}{50}$

#### Problem 10

How many digits are required for numbering the pages of a 300 page book ?

- 492
- 792
- 789
- 299

To know how to solve the problems quickly in mind and detailed explanation, you should refer to the corresponding solution set, **WBCS Main Arithmetic solution set 9.**

### Answers to the questions

**Problem 1.** Answer. Option c: $2$.

**Problem 2.** Answer: Option a: $33\displaystyle\frac{1}{3}$%.

**Problem 3.** Answer: Option d: 60.

**Problem 4.** Answer: Option d: $15:10:18$.

**Problem 5.** Answer: Option b: $\displaystyle\frac{9}{32}$.

**Problem 6.** Answer: Option c: $8$%.

**Problem 7.** Answer: Option a: $155^0$.

**Problem 8.** Answer: Option b: 5 km/hr.

**Problem 9.** Answer: Option d: $\displaystyle\frac{31}{50}$.

**Problem 10.** Answer: Option b: 792.

### Question and Solution sets on WBCS Main Arithmetic

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Solved Question set 12**

**WBCS main level Arithmetic Solution set 11**

**WBCS main level Arithmetic Question set 11**

**WBCS main level Arithmetic Solution set 10**

**WBCS main level Arithmetic Question set 10**

**WBCS main level Arithmetic Solution set 9**

**WBCS main level Arithmetic Question set 9**

**WBCS main level Arithmetic Solution set 8**

**WBCS main level Arithmetic Question set 8**

**WBCS main level Arithmetic Solution set 7**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Question set 7**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Solution set 6**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Question set 6**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Solution set 5**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Question set 5**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Solution set 4**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Question set 4**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Solution set 3**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Question set 3**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Solution set 2**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Question set 2**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Solution set 1**

**WBCS Main level Arithmetic Question set 1**