# Tesco Arithmetic Ability Questions

Posted on :22-03-2016

Q1. Pipe A can fill in 20 minutes and Pipe B in 30 mins and Pipe C can empty the same in 40 mins. If all of them work together, find the time taken to fill the tank

a) 17 1/7 mins
b) 20 mins
c) 8 mins
d) none of these

ANS: a

Q2. If 9x-3y=12 and 3x-5y=7 then 6x-2y =?

a) -5
b) 4
c) 2
d) 8

ANS: d

Q3. Find the smallest number in a GP whose sum is 38 and product 1728

a) 12
b) 20
c) 8
d) none of these

ANS: c

Q4. X is twice as good workman as Y and together they finish the piece of work in 28 days. The number of days taken by X alone to finish the same work is?

a) 42 days
b) 36 days
c) 25 days
d) 24 days

Q5. A clock is set right at 8 a.m. The clock gains 10 minutes in 24 hours. What will be the true time when the clock indicates 1 p.m. on the following day?

a) 48 min. past 12
b) 38 min. past 12
c) 28 min. past 12
d) 25 min. past 12

ANS: a

Q6. Thirty men take 20 days to complete a job working 9 hours a day. How many hour a day should 40 men work to complete the job?

a) 8 hrs
b) 7 1/2 hrs
c) 7 hrs
d) 9 hrs

ANS: b

Q7. 24 buckets of water fill a tank, when capacity of each bucket is 15 litres. How many buckets will be needed to fill the same tank, if capacity of each bucket is 6 litres?

a) 60
b) 45
c) 50
d) 40

Q8. A goat is tied to one corner of a square plot of side 12m by a rope 7m long. Find the area it can graze?

a) 38.5 sq.m
b) 155 sq.m
c) 144 sq.m
d) 19.25 sq.m

Q9. A man buys spirit at Rs. 60 per letter, adds water to it and then sells it at Rs. 75 per litter. What is the ratio of spirit to water if his profit in the fuel is 37.5%?

a) 9:1
b) 10:1
c) 11:1
d) None of these

Q10. If 5 men working 7 hours a day earn Rs. 854 per week then 15 men working 2 hours a day will earn how much per week?

a) Rs. 634
b) Rs. 567
c) Rs. 989
d) Rs. 732

Q11. Average age of students of an adult school is 40 years. 120 new students whose average age is 32 years joined the school. As a result the average age is decreased by 4 years. Find the number of students of the school after joining of the new students:

a) 1200
b) 120
c) 360
d) 240

ANS: d

Q12. A shop keeper sold a T.V set for Rs.17,940 with a discount of 8% and earned a profit of 19.6%.What would have been the percentage of profit earned if no discount was offered?

a) 24.8%
b) 25%
c) 26.4%
d) Cannot be determined
e) None of these

ANS: e

Q13. Two hours after a freight train leaves Delhi, a passenger train leaves the same station traveling in the same direction at an average speed of 16 km/hr. After traveling 4 hours the passenger train overtakes the freight train. The average speed of the freight train was?

a) 30
b) 40
c) 58
d) 60

ANS: b

Q14. If (2x-y)=4 then (6x-3y)=?

a) 15
b) 12
c) 18
d) 10

ANS: b

Q15. Dinesh travelled 1200 km by air which formed 2/5 of his trip. One third of the whole trip, he travelled by car and the rest of the journey he performed by train. What was the distance travelled by train?

a) 600 Km
b) 700 Km
c) 800 Km
d) 900 Km

ANS: c

Q16. Pipe A can fill in 20 minutes and Pipe B in 30 mins and Pipe C can empty the same in 40 mins. If all of them work together, find the time taken to fill the tank.

a) 17 1/7 mins
b) 20 mins
c) 8 mins
d) none of these

ANS: a

Q17. The population of a town was 1,60,000 three years ago. If it increased by 3%, 2.5% and 5% respectively in the last three years, then the present population of the town is:

a) 1,77,000
b) 1,77,366
c) 1,77,461
d) 1,77,596

ANS: b

Q18. What is the missing number in this series? 8 2 14 6 11 ? 14 6 18 12

a) 16
b) 9
c) 15
d) 6

ANS: b

Q19. A company contracts to paint 3 houses. Mr. Brown can paint a house in 6 days while Mr. Black would take 8 days and Mr. Blue 12 days. After 8 days Mr. Brown goes on vacation and Mr. Black begins to work for a period of 6 days. How many days will it take Mr. Blue to complete the contract?

a) 7
b) 8
c) 11
d) 12

ANS: c

Q20. If the sum of money at simple interest doubles in 12 years, it will become 5 times in?

a) 48 years
b) 36 years
c) 24 years
d) 56 years

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