# Arithmetic Aptitude :: Ratio & Proportion

Home > Arithmetic Aptitude > Ratio & Proportion > General Questions

NA
SHSTTON
40
Solv. Corr.
23
Solv. In. Corr.
63
Attempted
0 M:0 S
Avg. Time

1 / 29

A sum of money is to be distributed among A, B, C, D in the proportion of 5 : 2 : 4 : 3. If C gets Rs. 1000 more than D, what is B's share?

ARs. 500

BRs. 1500

CRs. 2000

DNone of these

| | | Asked In Capgemini |

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Let the shares of A, B, C and D be Rs. 5x, Rs. 2x, Rs. 4x and Rs. 3x respectively.

Then 4x - 3x = 1000

x = 1000.

So B's share = Rs. 2x = Rs. (2 x 1000) = Rs. 2000.

Workspace

NA
SHSTTON
17
Solv. Corr.
53
Solv. In. Corr.
70
Attempted
1 M:21 S
Avg. Time

2 / 29

The sum of three numbers is 98. If the ratio of the first to second is 2 :3 and that of the second to the third is 5 : 8, then the second number is:

A20

B30

C48

D58

| | | Asked In nagarroGlobal Edge |

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Let the three parts be A, B, C. Then,

A : B = 2 : 3 and B : C = 5 : 8 = 5 * 3/5 : 8 * 3/5 = 3 : 24/5

=> A : B : C = 2 : 3 : 24/5 = 10 : 15 : 24

=> B = 98 x 15/49 = 30.

Workspace

NA
SHSTTON
18
Solv. Corr.
23
Solv. In. Corr.
41
Attempted
1 M:5 S
Avg. Time

3 / 29

Three sales people are paid commissions in proportion to the amount of their sales, which total $25000,$40000, and $60000 respectively. If a total of$20000 is allocated for these three commissions, what is the amount of the largest commission paid?

A$6,400 B$8,400

C$9,600 D$12,000

| | | Asked In Capgemini |

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The proportion of their commission = 25000:40000:60000
=> 5:8:12
So the largest commission =(12/25)*20000 = \$9600.

Workspace

NA
SHSTTON
7
Solv. Corr.
9
Solv. In. Corr.
16
Attempted
0 M:0 S
Avg. Time

4 / 29

Choose the correct option.

Two boys begin together to write out a booklet containing 535 lines. The first boy starts with the first line, writing at the rate of 100 lines an hour; and the second starts with the last line then writes line 534 and so on, backward proceeding at the rate of 50 lines an hour. At what line will they meet?

A57th line

B375th line

C357th line

D380th line

| | | Asked In Amdocs |

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Writing ratio = 100:50= 2:1
Since equal quantities are taken,
Therefore in a given time, first boy will be writing the line number
2/3 * 535
=> 356 2/3 or 357th line.
Hence, both of them shall meet on 357th line.

Workspace

NA
SHSTTON
3
Solv. Corr.
17
Solv. In. Corr.
20
Attempted
0 M:0 S
Avg. Time

5 / 29

Three men rent a farm for Rs. 7000 per annum. A puts 110 cows in the farm for 3 months, B puts 110 cows for 6 months and C puts 440 cows for 3 months. What percentage of the total expenditure should A pay?

A20%

B14.28%

C16.66%

D11.01%

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

A:B:C=110*3:110*6:440*3 = 3:6:12 = 1:2:4

share of A = 1/(1+2+4) * 7000 = 1000

% expenditure of A = 1000/7000 *100 = 100/7 = 14.28%

Workspace

NA
SHSTTON
9
Solv. Corr.
17
Solv. In. Corr.
26
Attempted
0 M:0 S
Avg. Time

6 / 29

In a mixture of a, b, & c, if a and b are mixed in 3:5 ratio and b and c are mixed in 8:5 Ratio and if the final mixture is 35 liters, find the amount of b?

A15.73

B23.5

C15.37

D15.66

| | | Asked In TCSGlobal Edge |

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The ratio is A:B:C =24:40:25
So, B=35*40/89=15.73

Workspace

NA
SHSTTON
20
Solv. Corr.
19
Solv. In. Corr.
39
Attempted
0 M:0 S
Avg. Time

7 / 29

Choose the correct option.

Ten years ago A was half of B's Age. If ratio of their present ages is 3:4 then what is the total of their present ages?

A30 years

B8 years

C35 years

D20 years

| | | Asked In Tech Mahindra |

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Lets say ten years ago A was half of B's age so,take 5 : 10
Now,after 10 years A is 15 and B is 20
15:20 is 3:4 so,combined age is 15+20 = 35

Workspace

NA
SHSTTON
31
Solv. Corr.
9
Solv. In. Corr.
40
Attempted
0 M:0 S
Avg. Time

8 / 29

Choose the correct option.

If A and B get profits of Rs. 6000 and Rs. 4000 respectively at the end of year the ratio of their investments are

A1:4

B3:2

C2:3

DNone of these

| | | Asked In Tech Mahindra |

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

profit=Investment * Time
so, 6000=invest-1 *1=6000
4000=invest-2 * 1= 4000
invest-1/inverst-2=6000/4000=3/2

Workspace

NA
SHSTTON
33
Solv. Corr.
3
Solv. In. Corr.
36
Attempted
0 M:0 S
Avg. Time

9 / 29

Choose the correct option.

If shares of two persons in profits are Rs.400 and Rs.600 then ratio of their capitals is

A3:4

B2:3

C4:3

D1:3

| | | Asked In Tech Mahindra |

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Total Profit= Rs. 1000
Ratio=400/600=2:3

Workspace

NA
SHSTTON
24
Solv. Corr.
9
Solv. In. Corr.
33
Attempted
0 M:0 S
Avg. Time

10 / 29

Choose the correct option.

If the ratio of ages of two friends is 4:3 and sum of their ages is 70 years then what is the age of older friend?

A30 years

B35 years

C40 years

D25 years

| | | Asked In Tech Mahindra |

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Sum of thier ages is 70 in ratio 4:3
=> 40+30 gives us 70. Wich is 4:3
so, older guy is having 40 Years.

Workspace