## IBPS Sample Arithmetic Questions

Dear Reader,

Below are four problems on basic simple arithmetic calculations.

**Question 1**

Bala buys an equal number of pens, pencils, sketch pens of Rs.2.50, Rs.3, Rs.5 respectively. How many of each did he buy if he spends Rs.168 ?

a)12 b)16 c)18 d)20

**Answer: **b)16

**Solution:**

Let us assume that he buy X number of pens, pencils and sketch pens.

Then 2.50 x X + 3 x X + 5 x X = 168

10.50X = 168

X = 168 / 10.5 = 16

Hence he buys 16 numbers of pencils, pens, sketch pens respectively.

**Question 2**

Prabha and Aarthi paid a total of Rs.600 for some good. If Prabha paid 120 more than that of Aarthi, then how much is already paid?

a)Rs.250 b)Rs.150 c)RS.550 d)Rs.240

**Answer :** d)Rs.240

**Solution :**

Let the amount paid by Aarthi be Rs.X

Then, the amount paid by Prabha = Rs. X + 120

The total amount paid = Rs.600 = X + X + 120 = 2X + 120 = X = 240

Thus the amount paid by Aarthi is Rs.240

**Question 3**

A fruit seller had some apples. He sells 30% apples at the rate of Rs.30 per apple and the remaining 315 apples at the rate of Rs.20 per apple. The total selling price is :

a)Rs.15900 b)Rs.10350 c)RS.11550 d)Rs.12420

**Answer :**b)Rs.10350

**Solution :**

Let the total number of apples be X.

Then X = 30X / 100 + 315

70X / 100 = 315

X=3150 / 7 = 450

Now 30% of X = 30 x 450 / 100 = 135

He sells 135 apples at the rate of Rs.30 per apple and 315 at the rate of Rs.20 per apple

Then the total selling price = 135 x 30 + 315 x 20 = 4050 + 6300 =Rs.10350

Hence the answer is Rs.10350

**Question 4**

Devi buys some material worth Rs.X.She gets a deduction of Rs.650 on it. After getting deduction she pays tax of Rs.169. Then find X the value if she pays Rs.6000 for that material.

a)Rs.6481 b)Rs.5689 c)RS.6819 d)Rs.5181

**Answer :**Rs.6481

**Solution :**

Let the total amount be Rs.X

After getting deduction the amount will be X - 650

And after paying the tax Rs.169,

Rs.6000 = X - 650 + 169 = X - 481.

X =6481

Hence she buys material worth Rs.6481