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WBCS Math Question set for Arithmetic Practice 2

wbcs math questions arithmetic practice set 2

2nd selected WBCS math question set for Arithmetic practice

10 WBCS math questions with answers are on number system, average, profit loss, indices, ratio, simple geometry, square root, train running, LCM.

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Concept tutorials and articles on Arithmetic

Number system, fractions and surds

Numbers, Number system and basic arithmetic operations

Factorization or finding out factors

HCF and LCM

Fractions and decimals, basic concepts part 1

How to solve surds part 1 rationalization

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

How to find perfect square root of integers or decimals

Ratio and proportion and mixing liquids

Ratio and proportion

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

Percentage

Basic and rich percentage concepts

Componendo dividendo

Componendo dividendo explained

Simple interest and compound interest

Basic and rich concepts on simple interest and compound interest

Work time, work wages and pipes and cisterns

How to solve arithmetic problems on work time, work wages and pipes and cisterns

How to solve time work problems in simpler steps type 1

How to solve time work problems in simpler steps type 2

Speed time distance, train problems and boats in rivers

Basic concepts on speed time distance, train running and boats and rivers

How to solve time distance problems in a few simple steps 1

How to solve time distance problems in a few simple steps 2

Profit and loss

How to solve in a few steps profit and loss problems 1

How to solve similar problems in a few seconds profit and loss problems 2

How to solve difficult profit and loss problems in a few steps 3

How to solve difficult profit and loss problems in a few steps 4

Clocks and Calendars

How to solve Clock problems

How to solve Calendar problems


2nd WBCS arithmetic practice question set: time to answer: 10 mins

Problem 1

If sum of two numbers is 10 and the sum of their reciprocals is $\displaystyle\frac{5}{12}$, the numbers would be,

  1. 6 and 4
  2. 8 and 2
  3. 9 and 1
  4. 7 and 3

Problem 2

A man bought 4 trousers at Rs.750 each, 4 shirts at Rs.450 each and 12 pairs of shoes at Rs.750 each. What is the average expenditure per item?

  1. Rs.900
  2. Rs.1000
  3. Rs.690
  4. Rs.800

Problem 3

A dishonest dealer declares that he sells his goods at cost price, but actually he uses a false weight of 900gms for 1kg weight. His profit percentage is,

  1. $13%$
  2. $11.25%$
  3. $12\displaystyle\frac{1}{9}%$
  4. $11\displaystyle\frac{1}{9}%$

Problem 4

Which of $\sqrt[3]{3}$ and $\sqrt{2}$ is larger?

  1. $\sqrt[3]{3}$
  2. $\sqrt{2}$
  3. The two are equal
  4. None of the above

Problem 5

If P is 50% of Q and Q is 50% of R then, P : Q : R is,

  1. 4 : 2 : 1
  2. 1 : 2 : 4
  3. 2 : 1 : 4
  4. 1 : 4 : 2

Problem 6

The number of digits of the square root of 0.00059049 is,

  1. 6
  2. 5
  3. 3
  4. 4

Problem 7

What is the ratio of areas of two squares if the ratio of their diagonals is 5 : 2?

  1. 125 : 8
  2. 5 : 2
  3. 4 : 25
  4. 25 : 4

Problem 8

Two trains, each 100m long and moving in opposite directions, cross each other in 8 secs. If one is moving twice as fast as the other, the speed of the faster train is,

  1. 60km/hr
  2. 70km/hr
  3. 50km/hr
  4. 40km/hr

Problem 9

In what ratio must water be mixed with milk to make a profit of $16\displaystyle\frac{2}{3}$% on selling the diluted milk at cost price?

  1. 6 : 1
  2. 4 : 3
  3. 2 : 3
  4. 1 : 6

Problem 10

A policeman, while running to catch a thief, is 114m behind the thief. The policeman runs 21m and the thief runs 15m every minute. In what time will the policeman catch the thief?

  1. 18 minutes
  2. 16 minutes
  3. 19 minutes
  4. 17 minutes

Solutions to these problems with conceptual explanation, and how to solve the problems easily and quickly, are available in companion solution set,

Solution to WBCS Math Question set for Arithmetic Practice 2.


Answers to the questions

Problem 1. Answer: Option a: 6 and 4.

Problem 2. Answer: Option c: Rs.690.

Problem 3. Answer: Option d: $11\displaystyle\frac{1}{9}$.

Problem 4. Answer: Option a: $\sqrt[3]{3}$.

Problem 5. Answer: Option b: 1 : 2 : 4.

Problem 6. Answer: Option d: 4.

Problem 7. Answer: Option d: $\displaystyle\frac{25}{4}$.

Problem 8. Answer: Option a: 60km/hr.

Problem 9. Answer: Option d: 1 : 6.

Problem 10. Answer: Option c: 19 minutes.


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