# Mathematics MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) - SchoolingAxis

Que- In a town 45% population read magazine A, 55% magazine B, 40% read Magazine C, 30% read magazines A and B, 15% read magazines B and C, 25% read magazines A and C and 10% read all the three magazines. What percentage do not read any magazine?

a. 0.1

b. 0.15

c. 0.2

d. 0.25

Que- Candidates in a competitive examination consisted of 60% men and 40% women 70% men and 75% women cleared the qualifying test and entered the final test where 80% men and 70% women were successful? Which of the following statements is correct?

a. Success rate is higher for women

b. Overall success rate is below 50%

c. More men cleared the examination than women

d. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’

Answer- More men cleared the examination than women

Que- The price of a certain item is increased by 15 %. If a consumer wants to keep his expenditure on the item same as before how much percent must he reduce his consumption of that item?

a. 0.10869565217391305

b. 0.13043478260869565

c. 0.16666666666666666

d. 0.15

Que- If the numerator of a fraction is increased by 250 % and the denominator is increased by 400 % the resultant fraction is 7/19. What is the original fraction?

a. 01-Oct-2019

b. 05-Sep-2020

c. 09-May-2020

d. 19-Jul-2020

Que- The value of a plant depreciates by 10 % annually. If the present value of the plant is Rs. 100000, then what will be its value after 2 years?

a. Rs. 8000

b. Rs 10000

c. Rs. 18000

d. Rs. 81000

Que- Three candidates in an election received 1136, 7636 and 11628 votes respectively. What percentage of the total votes did the winning candidate get?

a. 11. 6 %

b. 0.6

c. 76. 4 %

d. None of these

Que- 10 % of the electorate did not cast their votes in an election between two candidates. 10 % of the votes polled were found invalid. The successful candidate got 54 % of the valid votes and won by a majority of 1620 votes. The number of voters enrolled on the voter’s list was___________?

a. 25000.0

b. 33000.0

c. 35000.0

d. 40000.0

Que- In an election between two candidates 75 % of the voters cast their votes. Out of which 2 % of the voters were declared invalid. A candidate got 9261 votes which were 75 % of the total valid votes. The total number of voters enrolled in that election was:__________?

a. 10000.0

b. 16400.0

c. 16800.0

d. 18000.0

Que- In an election between two candidates. One got 55 % of the total valid votes. 20 % of the votes were invalid. If the total number of votes was 7500. The number of valid votes that the other candidate got was_________?

a. 2700.0

b. 2900.0

c. 3000.0

d. 3100.0

Que- 8 % of the voters in an election did not cast their votes in the election, there were only two candidates. The winner by obtaining 48 % of the total votes defeated his contestant by 1100 votes. The total number of voters in the election was_________?

a. 21000.0

b. 2200.0

c. 23500.0

d. 27500.0

Que- A reduction of 20 % in the price of rice enables a person to buy 3.5 kg more rice for Rs. 385. The original price of rice is:________?

a. Rs. 20 per kg

b. Rs. 22.50 per kg

c. Rs. 25 per kg

d. Rs. 27.50 per kg

Que- The sum of two numbers is 2490. If 6.5 % of one number is equal to 8.5 % of the other then the numbers are:_________?

a. 989, 1501

b. 1011, 1479

c. 1401, 1089

d. 1411, 1079

Que- Of the 1000 inhabitants of a town 60 % are males of whom 20 % are literate. If of all the inhabitants 25 % are literate. Then what percent of the females of the town are literate?

a. 22. 5 %

b. 0.275

c. 32. 5 %

d. 0.375

Que- In two successive years, 100 and 75 students of a school appeared at the final examination. Respectively 75 % and 60 % of them passed. The average rate of pass is:_________?

a. 0.6857142857142857

b. 0.78

c. 0.8

d. 0.8057142857142857

Que- The quality of water that should be added to reduce 9 ml. Lotion containing 50 % alcohol to a lotion containing 30 % alcohol is_________?

a. 3 ml

b. 4 ml

c. 5 ml

d. 6 ml

Que- Fresh grapes contain 80 % water dry grapes contain 10 % water. If the weight of dry grapes is 250 kg. What was its total weight when it was fresh?

a. 1000 kg

b. 1100 kg

c. 1125 kg

d. 1225 kg

Que- Fresh fruit contains 68 % water and dry fruit contains 20 % water. How much dry fruit can be obtained from 100 kg of fresh fruits?

a. 32 kg

b. 40 kg

c. 52 kg

d. 80 kg

Que- If the numerator of a fraction is increased by 140 % and the denominator is increased by 150 % the resultant fraction is 4/15 what is the original fraction?

a. 03-May-2020

b. 01-May-2016

c. 02-Sep-2020

d. None of these

Que- In measuring the sides of a rectangle errors of 5 % and 3 % in excess are made. The error percent in the calculates area is_________?

a. 8. 35 %

b. 0.0715

c. 0.0815

d. 6. 25%

Que- The price of petrol is increased by 25 %. By how much percent a car owner should reduce his consumption of petrol. So that expenditure on petrol would not be increased?

a. 0.25

b. 0.3

c. 0.5

d. 0.2

Que- If the price of the eraser is reduced by 25% a person buy 2 more erasers for a rupee. How many erasers available for a rupee?

a. 8.0

b. 6.0

c. 4.0

d. 2.0

Que- In a school, 40 % of the students play football and 50 % play cricket. If 18 % of the students play neither football nor cricket, the percentage of students playing both is________?

a. 0.4

b. 0.32

c. 0.22

d. 0.08

Que- Out of 100 students, 50 failed in English and 30 in Mathematics. If 12 students fail in both English and Mathematics. Then the number of students who passed in both the subjects is__________?

a. 26.0

b. 28.0

c. 30.0

d. 32.0

Que- A dishonest dealer claims to sell his goods at the cost price but uses a false weight of 900 gm for 1 kg what is his gain percent?

a. 0.13

b. 0.1111111111111111

c. 0.1125

d. 0.1211111111111111

Que- A bucket contains 2 litres more water when it is filled 80 % in comparison when it is filled 66 2/4 % what is the capacity of the bucket?

a. 10 litres

b. 15 litres

c. 66 2/3 litres

d. 20 litres

Que- A period of 4 hrs 30 min is what percent of a day?

a. 0.1875

b. 0.2

c. 0.1675

d. 0.19

Que- When a number is first increased by 10 % and then reduced by 10 % the number:__________?

a. does not change

b. decreased by 1 %

c. increased by 1 %

d. None of these

Que- Two number is first increased by 10 % and then reduced by 10 % the number:__________?

a. 31-Dec-1899

b. 31-Dec-1899

c. 31-Dec-1899

d. 31-Dec-1899

Que- If the side of a square is increased by 25 %. Then its area is increased by:__________?

a. 0.25

b. 0.55

c. 0.405

d. 0.5625

Que- A typist uses a paper 30 cm by 15 cm. He leaves a margin of 2.5 cm at the top as well as at the bottom and 1.25 cm on either side. What percentage of paper area is approximately available for typing?

a. 0.65

b. 0.7

c. 0.8

d. 0.6

Que- The length of a rectangle is increased by 10 % and breadth decreased by 10 % Then the area of a new rectangle is:_________?

a. neither increased nor decreased

b. increased by 1 %

c. decreased by 1 %

d. decreased by 10 %

Que- A and B are two fixed points 5 cm apart and c is a point on AB such that AC = 3 cm. If the length of AC is increased by 6 % the length of CB is decreased by:_________?

a. 0.06

b. 0.07

c. 0.08

d. 0.09

Que- 5 % of the income of A is equal to 15 % of the income of B and 10 % of the income of B is equal to 20 % of the income of c. If the income of C is Rs. 2000. What is the total income of A, B and C?

a. Rs. 14000

b. Rs 16000

c. Rs. 18000

d. Rs. 12400

Que- A reduction of 20 % in the price of sugar enables a purchaser to obtain 3kg more for Rs. 120. The original price of sugar per kg is:________?

a. Rs. 15

b. Rs. 12

c. Rs. 10

d. Rs. 8

Que- In 50 gm alloy of gold and silver the gold is 80 % by weight. How much gold should be mixed with this alloy so that the weight of gold would become 95 %?

a. 200 gm

b. 150 gm

c. 50 gm

d. 10 gm

Que- The ratio of the number of boys and girls is 3:2 if 20 % of the boys and 30 % of the girls are scholarship holders then the percentage of students who do not get scholarship is_________?

a. 50.0

b. 72.0

c. 75.0

d. 76.0

Que- Out of an earning of Rs. 720 Ram spends 65 %. How much does he save?

a. Rs. 350

b. Rs. 390

c. Rs. 252

d. Rs. 316

Que- In an examination, 65 % of the total examinees passed if the number of failures is 420, the total number of examinees is:_________?

a. 500.0

b. 1200.0

c. 1000.0

d. 1625.0

Que- Rs. 395 are divided among A, B and C ins such a manner that B gets 25 % more than A and 20 % more than C. The share of A is:

a. Rs. 198

b. Rs. 120

c. Rs. 180

d. Rs. 195

Que- 605 sweets were distributed equally among children in such a way that the number of sweets received by each child is 20 % of the total number of children. How many sweets did each child receive?

a. 11.0

b. 24.0

c. 45.0

d. cannot be determined

Que- Two numbers are less than q third number by 30 % and 37 % respectively. How much percent is the second number less than the first?

a. 0.1

b. 0.15

c. 0.2

d. 0.25

Que- The length of a rectangle is increased by 60 %. By what percent would the width have to be decreased to maintain the same area?

a. 37 ½ %

b. 0.6

c. 0.75

d. none of these

Que- If the side of a square is increased by 30 %. Its area is increased by:_________?

a. 0.09

b. 0.3

c. 0.6

d. 0.69

Que- The price of an article has been reduced by 25 %. In order to restore the original price, the new price must be increased by:________?

a. 0.33333333333333337

b. 0.1111111111111111

c. 0.09090909090909091

d. 0.6666666666666667

Que- p is six times as large as q. The percent that q is less than p is:________?

a. 83.33333333333333

b. 16.666666666666668

c. 90.0

d. 60.0

Que- The population of a town increases 4 % annually but is decreased by emigration annually to the extent of (1/2) %. What will be the increase percent in three years?

a. 9.8

b. 10.0

c. 10.5

d. 10.8

Que- A man’s basic pay for a 40 hour week is Rs. 20 overtime is paid for at 25 % above the basic rate, in a certain week he worked overtime and his total wage was Rs. 25. He therefore worked for a total of:________?

a. 45 hours

b. 47 hours

c. 48 hours

d. 50 hours