CSE - Practice Test 3

PROBLEM SOLVING
Direction: This is a test on your ability to think out solutions to quantitative problems. Read carefully each problem and determine the correct answer from the choices numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

1)      How many 6-inch pieces can be made out of a string 2 yards long?
1.       6 pieces
2.       9 pieces
3.       12 pieces
4.       17 pieces
5.       3 pieces

Ans: 3

2)      Two pounds is how much less than a kilo?
1.       5 lbs.
2.       2 lbs.
3.       4 lbs.
4.       9 lbs.
5.       7 lbs.

Ans: 2

3)      The ages of three boys add up to 25 years. If Roberto is 13 and Fred is the same age as Jose, how old is Fred?
1.       12 years old
2.       6 years old
3.       13 years old
4.       7 years old
5.       17 years old

Ans: 2

4)      Rita has 12 white chicks and 9 brown chicks. Five of the white chicks died after two days. How many chicks were left.
1.       7 chicks
2.       11 chicks
3.       16 chicks
4.       9 chicks
5.       6 chicks

Ans: 3

5)      How many hours is it from 7 A.M. to 4 P.M.?
1.       8 hours
2.       9 hours
3.       10 hours
4.       15 hours
5.       6 hours

Ans: 2

6)      How much less than two yards is 3-1/2 feet?
1.       1-1/2 ft.
2.       2-1/2 ft.
3.       3-1/2 ft.
4.       1-1/5 ft.
5.       3-3/5 ft.

Ans: 2

7)      How much can be saved by buying 5 yards of cloth at P1.50 a yard at a 1/5 off sale?
1.       P2.50
2.       P1.50
3.       P1.00
4.       P3.50
5.       P0.96
Ans: 2
8)      How much will eighteen 6 centavo stamps and four 20 centavo stamps cost?
1.       P1.66
2.       P1.88
3.       P1.56
4.       P1.78
5.       P1.15

Ans: 2

9)      Which is least?
1.       2/6
2.       ¼
3.       1/3
4.       ¾
5.       5/6
Ans: 2
10)   Which is the biggest?
1.       ¾
2.       4/5
3.       2/3
4.       3/6
5.       5/9

Ans: 2

11)   What part of a yard is one foot?
1.       ½
2.       2/3
3.       1/3
4.       1/5
5.       3/7
Ans: 3
12)   What part of a ganta is 2 liters?
1.       1/3
2.       2/3
3.       ¼
4.       1/6
5.       3/7

Ans: 2

13)   Which is most?
1.       ¾
2.       3/6
3.       4/8
4.       2/3
5.       3/5

Ans: 1

14)   Carmen is 8 years older than Ana who will be 10 in a year’s time. How old is Carmen?
1.       16 years
2.       18 years
3.       17 years
4.       11 years
5.       14 years

Ans: 2

15)   An automobile runs 45 miles per hour. How many miles on the average does it run in 20 minutes?
1.       20 miles
2.       15 miles
3.       10 miles
4.       17 miles
5.       13 miles

Ans: 2

16)   How much more than one yard is 4 feet?
1.       ½ ft.
2.       1/3 ft.
3.       1 ft.
4.       1/6 ft.
5.       2/3 ft.
Ans: 3
17)   How much will 1.6 kilos of onions cost at P0.85 per kilo?
1.       P1.36
2.       P1.30
3.       P1.50
4.       P1.25
5.       P1.54

Ans: 1

18)   What number must be added to 21 to get 4 x 6?
1.       3
2.       4
3.       5
4.       9
5.       6

Ans: 1

19)   Carmen spent 60 centavos at the store. This is 3/8 of her money. How much would she have spent if she had spent ½ of her money?
1.       80 c
2.       90 c
3.       75 c
4.       85 c
5.       65 c

Ans: 1

20)   The sum of the square of three consecutive numbers is 110. What are the numbers?
1.       5, 6, 7
2.       7, 8, 9
3.       2, 3, 4
4.       4, 5, 6
5.       6, 7, 8

Ans: 1

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