# Numerical Reasoning Examples

Numerical reasoning examples are very commonly used in graduate and managerial selection. Information is provided that requires you to interpret it and then apply the appropriate logic to answer the questions. Sometimes the questions are designed to approximate the type of numerical reasoning required in the workplace and you will need to work out how to get the answer rather than simply being told what calculations to apply.

Sample Numerical Reasoning Ability Test Questions

Identify the missing number at the end of the series.

1. 7, 11, 15, 19, ?

• A) 22

• B) 23

• C) 24

• D) 25

• E) 26

2. 11, 16, 26, 41, ?

• A) 58

• B) 60

• C) 59

• D) 61

• E) 66

3. 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, ?

• A) 62

• B) 63

• C) 64

• D) 65

• E) 66

4. 97, 94, 88, 79, 67, ?

• A) 52

• B) 50

• C) 49

• D) 47

• E) 44

5. 72, 63, 54, 45, ?

• A) 32

• B) 33

• C) 36

• D) 39

• E) 35

6. Identify the missing number: 34&10, 40&6, 45&9, 1&?

• A) 13

• B) 51

• C) 26

• D) 44

• E) 8

7. Identify the missing number: 3&1, 6&8, 2&1, 6&?

• A) 2

• B) 4

• C) 6

• D) 8

• E) 10

8. It costs a manufacturer X dollars per component to make the first 500 components. All subsequent components cost X÷5 each. When X = \$4.50 How much will it cost to manufacture 4,000 components?

• A) \$5,600

• B) \$4,600

• C) \$5,400

• D) \$5,200

• E) \$5,450

9. A bank offers 10% per annum interest which is calculated and added at the end of the year. Another bank offers 10% per annum which is calculated and added every six months. What is the difference on a deposit of \$800 after one year?

• A) \$2.00

• B) \$2.60

• C) \$2.40

• D) \$2.20

• E) \$4.00

10. Components X,Y and Z are ordered in the ratio 1:5:4. How many Z components will be in an order for 8000 components?

• A) 3,200

• B) 16,00

• C) 6,400

• D) 4,600

• E) 1,800

11. Anna and John both receive stock as part of their remuneration. Anna receives \$400 worth plus a bonus of 12%. John receives \$300 worth plus a bonus of 20%. What is the difference between the values of the two bonuses?

• A) \$12.00

• B) \$10.00

• C) \$20.00

• D) \$14.00

• E) \$11.50

12. A total of 1600 copies of a CD were sold. 30% were sold at 55% discount, 10% were sold at 30% discount and the remainder were sold at the full price of \$7.95. What was the approximate total revenue in dollars?

• A) 10,369

• B) 10,569

• C) 10,569

• D) 10,242

• E) 10,669