# Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO Prelims Exam: 28th September 2018

**Dear students,**

Numerical Ability or Quantitative Aptitude Section has given heebie-jeebies to the aspirants when they appear for a banking examination. As the level of every other section is only getting complex and convoluted, there is no doubt that this section, too, makes your blood run cold. The questions asked in this section are calculative and very time-consuming. But once dealt with proper strategy, speed, and accuracy, this section can get you the maximum marks in the examination. Following is the Quantitative Aptitude quiz to help you practice with the best of latest pattern questions.

**Q1. A can do a piece of work in 8 days and B can do the same piece of work in 12 days. A and B together complete the same piece of work and get Rs. 200 as the combined wages. B’s share of the wages will be**

(a) Rs. 75

(b) Rs. 80

(c) Rs. 85

(d) Rs. 90

(e) None of these

**Q2. Two spinning machines A and B can together produce 3,00,000 meters of cloth in 10 hours. If machine B alone can produce the same amount of cloth in 15 hours, then how much cloth can machine A produce alone in 10 hours?**

(a) 50,000 meters

(b) 1,00,000 meters

(c) 1,50,000 meters

(d) 2,00,000 meters

(e) None of these

**Q3. X can do ¼ of a work in 10 days, Y can do 40% of the same work in 40 days and Z can do ⅓ of that work in 13 days. Who will complete the work first if all of them started at same time?**

(a) X

(b) Y

(c) Z

(d) X and Z both

(e) None of these

**Q4. A plane flying north at 500 mph passes over a city at 12 noon. A plane flying east at the same altitude passes over the same city at 12 : 30 P.M. and is flying east at 400 mph. To the nearest hundred miles, how far apart are the two planes at 2 P.M.?**

(a) 800 miles

(b) 1000 miles

(c) 1600 miles

(d) 1200 miles

(e) 1300 miles

**Q5. A train covers a distance of 193 ⅓ km in 4 ¼ hours with one stoppage of 10 minutes, two of 5 minutes and one of 3 minutes on the way. Find the average speed of the train if stoppage time is excluded.**

(a) 48 km/hr

(b) 50 km/hr

(c) 55 km/hr

(d) 60 km/hr

(e) None of these

**Solutions (1-5):**

**Directions (6-10): Study the table given below and answer the questions that follow:**

**Total number of employees in Different department of an Organization and Percentage of Female in the company. Assume that there are only female and males in the company.**

**Q6. What is the respective ratio of the number of females in Production department to the number of females in the Marketing department?**

(a) 22 : 23

(b) 35 : 33

(c) 23 : 22

(d) 33 : 35

(e) 11: 23

**Q7. What is the ratio of the number of females in the HR and Accounts departments together to the number of males in the same departments together?**

(a) 311 : 269

(b) 268 : 319

(c) 269 : 311

(d) 319 : 268

(e) None of these

**Q8. What is the total number of employees in all the departments together ?**

(a) 3260

(b) 3310

(c) 3140

(d) 3020

(e) 3620

**Q9. The total number of employees in the HR department forms approximately what per cent of the total number of employees in the Accounts department?**

(a) 149%

(b) 178%

(c) 157%

(d) 164%

(e) 137%

**Q10. What is the total number of males in the IT and Customer Service departments together?**

(a) 687

(b) 678

(c) 786

(d) 876

(e) 976

**Solutions (6-10):**

**Directions (11-15): In each question two equations numbered (i) and (ii) are given. You have to solve both the equations and give answer**

**(a) If x < y**

**(b) If x > y**

**(c) If x ≥ y**

**(d) If x ≤ y**

**(e) If x = y or no relation can be established**

**Q11. (i)**4x² + 23x – 215 = 0

**(ii)**y² + 6y – 55 = 0

**Q12. (i)**8x² + 58x + 39 = 0

**(ii)**8y² – 14y – 15 = 0

**Q13. (i)**3x + 7y = 40

**(ii)**42x + 21y = 200

**Q14. (i)**5x² + 31x + 48 = 0

**(ii)**3y² + 27y + 42 = 0

**Q15. (i)**12x² + 109x + 240 = 0

**(ii)**9x² + 99y + 272 = 0

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