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# MATHEMATICAL ABILITY

## 1. Mr. Santos gained 15%, based on cost, of selling ¾ of a shipment of

textiles. He sold the remainder at a lost of 10% of the cost. What percent
of the cost did he gain on the entire shipment?

## a. 10% b. 9% c. 5% d. 15% e. none of these

2. The sum of 2 numbers is 5/12. If one of them is 1/6, what is the other?

## a. 1/3 + 2/4 equals 2/6 + ½

b. 5/8 + 1/5 equals 19/24
c. 3/5 + 2 equals 3/7

## a. P130.00 b. P125.00 c. P116.00 d. P118.90 e. none of these

9. At the rate of P3.30 per hundred, how much is the cost of 330 candies?

## 10. The value of 2 to the fifth power is ____

a. 32 b. 10 c. 25 d. 36 e. none of these

## a. 45 b. 120 c. 90 d. 60 e. none of these

12. The sum of two numbers is 48 and their difference is 12. What are the two
numbers?

## a. 12 and 40 b. 30 & 18 c. 60 & 12 d. 15 & 36 e. none of these

13. Jade made 20% of the cost by selling pocketbooks at P7.50., how many
pocketbooks did he sell?

a. 50 b. 45 c. 41 d. 33 e. none of these

14. A machine that cost P2,800 was sold for P600.00 after it had been used
for five years. What was the average yearly decreased in value?

## 15. In a certain day ¼ of the employees of an office were away on vacation

and 1/8 away on official leave. If 270 were present, how many employees
compose the office forced?

## 17. If 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 = 55, then

11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 + 18 + 19 + 20 = ?

## 19. Find the quotient: 8 000 ÷ 125

a. 48 b. 64 c. 80 d. 88

## 20. What is the remainder when 192 888 is divided by 8?

a. 0 b. 4 c. 8 d. 24 111

21. Rounding 299 943 to the nearest thousand the result is ___

## a. three hundred ninety eight , one hundred one

b. three hundred ninety eight and one hundred one
c. three hundred ninety eight and one hundred one hundredths
d. three hundred ninety eight and one hundred one thousandths.

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23. Find the value of x: x = --(72) + -- (35)
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a. 27 b. 36 c. 45 d. 52

## 24. What is 25% of 228?

a. 52 b. 57 c. 54 d. 912
25. 288 is 25% of what number?

a. 52 b. 57 c. 54 d. 912

## 27. Find 3 ¼ of 16?

a. 7 b. 16 c. 39 d. 52

## 29. Find the value of x in the equation 3x + 7 = 28.

a. 7 b. –7 c. ± 7 d. 4

## 30. Which of the following has the greatest value?

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a.--------- c. ----------------
(62)(82) (63)(82)

16 168
b. ---------- d. ----------
(62)(82) (64)(83)

## 31. If 8x + 12 = 24, what is the value of 24x + 36?

a. 4 b. 6 c. 8 d. 72

32. Eighteen less than seven times the number of sandwiches is 269. how
many sandwiches are there?

a. 32 b. 41 c. 44 d. 45

33. The sale price of a television sets is P 7,200. The discount rate is 40%.
Find its regular price.

## 34. A starting salary of a secretary at ABC computer Specialists is P15,000 a

month. Next year the starting salary will be raised to P18,000. What is the
rate of increase in the stating salary?

## a. 3% b. 20% c. 25% d. 30%

35. How much one has to invest in corporate bonds paying 9.6% in order to
earn an income of P12,000 per annum?

## a. P11,520 b. P23,040 c.P125,000 d.P250,000

36. Mr. Many Vargas, a real state broker sold a building for P175M. How
much did he receive if his commission is 5.5% of the sale price of the
property?

## a. P9.5 M b. P9.7 M c.P9.625 M d. P180.5 M

37. If 560 out of 700 examinees passed in the recent Career Service Exam for
Sub-Professional level, what percent of the examinees passed?