# Quant Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 26

Directions(1-5): Find the missing term of the following series.

1. 8,35,80,143,224,?
300
311
333
323
425
Option D
3^2 – 1 = 8
6^2 – 1 =35
9^2 – 1=80
12^2 – 1=143
15^2 – 1=224
18^2 – 1=323

2. 15,19,27,39,55,?
60
75
72
65
70
Option B
15+(4*1) = 19
19+(4*2) = 27
27+(4*3) = 39
39+(4*4) = 55
55+(4*5) = 75

3. 500,496,487,462,?,292,123
413
450
420
400
444
Option A
-2^2
-3^2
-5^2
-7^2
-11^2
-13^2
? = 413

4. 350,351,360,385,?,515
400
420
415
422
434
Option E
+1^2
+3^2
+5^2
+7^2
+9^2
? = 434

5. 5,26,65,122,197,?
273
288
290
299
285
Option C
(1*2)+3 = 5
(4*5)+6 = 26
(7*8)+9 = 65
(10*11)+12 = 122
(13*14)+15 = 197
(16*17)+18= 290

6. What is the average number of English newspaper readers from all the six cities together?
33000
25000
28000
31000
20000
Option C
Total(E) = 400000[0.20*9/16+0.24*3/8+ 0.18*4/9+0.1*7/20+0.13*1/4+0.15*7/15] = 400000{0.1125 + 0.09 + 0.08 + 0.035 + 0.0325 + 0.07}
= 400000 × 0.42 = 168000
Average = 168000/6 = 28000

7. Directions(6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
The total number of newspaper readers from six different cities is 4 lakhs. Following pie-chart shows the percentage distribution of readers among these cities and the table gives the ratio of male to female readers and the ratio of Hindi to English newspaper readers.

8. The total number of Hindi newspaper readers from all the cities together is what percentage of the total number of newspaper readers (both Hindi and English) from City A?
290%
300%
280%
292%
284%
Option A
Total-Hindi
= 400000{20/100*7/16+24/100*5/8+18/100*5/9+10/100*13/20+13/100*3/4+15/100*8/15} 100
= 400000 (0.0875 + 0.15 + 0.1 + 0.065 + 0.0975 + 0.08)
= 400000 × 0.58 = 232000
TotalA = 80000
Required % = 232000/80000×100 = 290%

9. What is the ratio of the total number of female readers from City C to the total number of Hindi newspaper readers from City A?
4/7
3/5
9/7
4/5
3/2
Option D
Ratio = 400000*0.18*7/18/400000*0.20*7/16
= 4/5

10. The total number of male readers from City B is what percentage of the total number of female readers from City E?
225%
225%
225%
225%
225%
Option B
MaleB = 400000 × 24/100*9/16 = 54000
FemaleE = 400000 × 13/100*6/13 = 24000
Required % = 54000/24000 ×100 = 225%

11. What is the total number of females from City D who read Hindi newspapers?
100
75
80
92
Data insufficient
Option E
Data insufficient