Simplification & Approximation Questions, Answer For SBI PO, IBPS Clerk And All Bank Exams

For banking aspirants, simplification is an important topic of Quantitative Aptitude because approximately 5-7 questions are asked from this topic alone which can be up to 10 at the clerical level. Read this article to know the tips and tricks to excel this topic.

For banking aspirants, simplification is an important topic of Quantitative Aptitude because approximately 5-7 questions are asked from this topic alone which can be up to 10 at the clerical level. This topic is easy and that is why  students tend to do is do the lesser practice of this topic. This results in slow speed and their inability to score good marks in quantitative aptitude in the main exam. This topic is considered as the backbone of the Quantitative Aptitude section because almost in all the topics, the calculation is a must and prelims is all about calculation at a higher speed. In this article, we will be discussing some of the tricks which can help you to perform really well in your upcoming exams. 

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What is Simplification?

Simplification mainly refers to the process of breaking down a lengthy calculation in a much simpler way and solving it. For example- 6.25 x 8 is 1/16 x 8  which is much easier than the earlier equation.

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We are providing you some tips which can help you to ace this topic:

  • Learn Tables up to 25
  • Learn Cubes up to 25
  • Learn Squares up to 25
  • Learn Fractions up to 25
  • Solve the simplification by using VBODMAS rule i.e
    V → Vinculum
    B → Remove Brackets – in the order ( ) , { }, [ ]
    O → Of
    D → Division
    M → Multiplication
    A → Addition
    S → Subtraction

If you will prepare the above-given things by heart then you can easily solve this topic in much lesser time with more accuracy.

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Tips & Ticks To Solve Syllogism

Simplification and Approximation is more calculation-based topics and it is a topic that can helps you score the maximum marks in the quant section and to deal with this topic efficiently, you need to be excellent at calculation because that’s the only thing that you need to do while solving the questions from this topic. If you lag here, this topic can prove to be a can of worms for you. Some people might wonder how there are people who can solve the toughest of these questions within minutes while others find it difficult to solve the simplest of them. But that’s just a mindset. The approach to this topic can be made easier when the questions are continuously being practiced by someone who is actually willing to improve. Here are a few tips on how to solve Simplification and Approximation questions efficiently:

1. Solve atleast 10-20 questions daily and try to do most of the everyday calculations on your own.  You can check the Cricket Scores that are quite big in numbers, and try to perform Average, Subtraction, Multiplications etc. The only way to increase your calculation is to practice as much as you can.

2. The more you practice, the better you become. At times, the candidate is able to find the correlation in some calculations, can observe a pattern and might develop a few tips and tricks on his own to solve that particular question.

3.  You can learn different trick to solve  questions on Simplification and Approximation, there is a technique or trick given by Vedic Math that may help candidates saving their precious time during the Examination.

Let’s Understand better with the help of some examples

Directions (1-10): What should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following questions? 

Q1. 3.2% of 500 × 2. 4% of ? = 288
(a) 650
(b) 700
(c) 600
(d) 750
(e) 850

S1. Ans.(d)
16 × 2.4
100 ? = 288
? = 750

Q2. (–251 × 21 × (– 12)) ÷ ? = 158.13
(a) 250
(b) 400
(c) 300
(d) 15
(e) 18

S2. Ans.(b)
(−251 × 21 × (−12))÷?= 15813
? = 400

Q3. [(𝟏𝟑𝟎)𝟐 ÷ 𝟐𝟓 × 𝟏𝟓] ÷ 𝟑𝟎 = ?
(a) 352
(b) 314
(c) 326
(d) 338
(e) 426

S3. Ans.(d)
? = [ 130 × 130 ÷25 × 15]1/30 = 338

Q4. √√𝟒𝟗𝟎𝟎 + √𝟓𝟒𝟕𝟔= ?
(a) 576
(b) 144
(c) 256
(d) 16
(e) 12

S4. Ans.(e)
Sol.? = √√4900 + √5476 = √70 + 74 = √144 = 12

Q5. (6.5% of 375) – (0.85% of 230) =?
(a) 23.42
(b) 24.24
(c) 21.64
(d) 25.76
(e) 22.42

S5. Ans.(e)
Sol. ? = 24.375 − 1.955 = 22.420

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