Numerical Reasoning Questions and Answers

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The table above shows the number of students admitted to North West University over a three year period. The pie chart shows the relative percentages of foreign students admitted to the faculty of science in 2004. All percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Use this information to answer the following questions.


1)

If 65% of the students joining the faculty of science were male, how many female students were admitted over the three year period?


Answer: B

Explanation: The total number of students admitted to the faculty of science over the 3 year
period was 214+220+232 = 666 of whom 35% were female.
Therefore (666/100) * 35 = 233 female students were admitted to the faculty of
science over the 3 year period.

2)

How many students joined the Engineering and Science faculties in 2003 and 2004?


Answer: C

Explnantion: 106+98+214+220 = 638 students joined the Engineering and Science faculties in
2003/2004.

3)

The relative percentage of British students joining the faculty of science doubled in 2005 but the percentage of foreign students remained at 25%. How many British students joined the faculty in 2005?


Answer: E

Explanation: If the relative percentage of British students doubled in 2005 then 28% of the
students joining the faculty would be British. The percentage of foreign students
remained at 25%, so (232/100) * 25 = 58 foreign students joined the faculty.
Therefore, (58/100) * 28 = 16 British students joined the faculty in 2005.

4)

What percentage of students joined the law faculty over the three year period?


Answer :D

explanation:  The total number of students joining the law faculty was 74+74+73 = 221.
The total number of students joining the university was 3198+3235+3225 = 9658.
The percentage of students joining the law faculty was (221/9658) * 100 = 2.3%

5)

If 25% of the students joining the faculty of science in 2004 were foreign, how many Mexican students joined the faculty that year?


Answer: B

Explanation : The number of foreign students joining the faculty of science in 2004 was 25% of
220 = 55. Of these 55 students 20% were Mexican, therefore 11 Mexican students
joined the faculty that year