Numerical Critical Reasoning

In this test you will be using facts and figures present in various statistical tables to answer questions designed to assess your ability to evaluate numerical data.

In each question you are given either five or ten options to choose from. One, and only one, of the options is correct in each case.

Please refer to the statistics tables below in order to correctly answer each question.

1. What proportion of Devondale Orchards’ total production in 1985 was accounted for by pears?

A. 20%
B. 25%
C. 30%
D. 35%
E. 40%
AB. 45%
AC. 50%
AD. 55%
BC. 65%

2. If Brown received 5p per mile less than Jennings and Jennings was due

A. £147.00
B. £171.50
C. £196.00
D. £252.00
E. £275.00
AB. £275.80
AC. £292.00
AD. £303.50
AE. £3233.50
BC. None of these

3. If Devondale Orchard’s crop of apples was or equal value to their crop of pears in 1983, and pears were worth £300 per tonne, how much were apples worth per tonne?

A. £100
B. £125
C. £150
D. £175
E. £200
AB. £225
AC. £250
AD. £275
AE. £300
BC. None of these

4. Approximately what proportion of all new admissions to science & technology associations in 1984 were non-graduates?

A. 10%
B. 20%
C. 25%
D. 33%
E. 40%
AB. 50%
AC. 55%
AD. 60%
AE. 65%
BC. Cannot Say

5. If Simms & Co’s sales reps each receive 32p per mile, how much more than Brown should Jennings have received for week 1?

A. £18.60
B. £24.20
C. £30.80
D. £38.40
E. £44.80
AB. £64.60
AC. £76.80
AD. £88.00
AE. £94.80
BC. Cannot Say


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