 # Practice Questions on Ratios and Proportions

Practice Questions

# Practice Questions on Ratios and Proportions

Practice Questions on Ratios and Proportions for SSC CGL,Bank IBPS SO and government examination Preparing.

1. Seats for maths, physics and biology are in the ratio 5 : 7 : 8 respectively. There is a proposal to increase these seats by 40%, 50% and 75% respectively. What will be the respective ratio of increased seats ?

1. 2 :3 :4
2. 6 : 7 : 8
3. 6 : 8 : 9
4. Cannot be determined
5. None of these                                                                              Canara Bank PO exam. 09.02.2003

2. If a : b = 7 : 9 and b : c = 15 : 7, then what is a : c

1. 5 :3
2. 3 :5
3. 7 : 21
4. 7 : 15                                                                                        (SSC CGL Prelim Exam. 04.07.1999)

3. If A : B : C = 2 : 3 : 4, then A/B : B/C : C/A is equal to

1. 8 : 9 : 16
2. 8 : 9 : 12
3. 8 : 9 : 24
4. 4 : 9 : 16                                                                                     (SSC CGL Prelim Exam. 13.11.2005)
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4. A starts a business with an initial investments of Rs. 18000. After 4 months, B enters into the partnership with an investment of Rs. 24000. Again after two months C enters with an investment of Rs. 30000. If C receives Rs. 1845 in the profit at the end of the year , what is the total annual profit ?

1. 6027
2. 6327
3. 6527
4. 6080
5. None of these                                                                     (Bank Of Baroda PO Exam. 14.08.2014)

## Practice Questions on Ratios and Proportions

5. Tanvi started a business investing Rs. 45,000. After 8 months Jitesh joined her with a capital of Rs. 52,000. At the end of the year the total profit was Rs. 56,165. What is the share of profits of Jitesh ?

1. 21,450
2. 24,440
3. 27,635
4. 31,765
5. None of these

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6. A man has divided his total money in his will in such a way that half of it goes to his wife, 2/3rd of the remaining among his three sons equally and the rest among his four daughter equally. If each daughter gets Rs. 20,000, how much money will each son get ?

1. 50,333.33
2. 48,233.33
3. 53,333.33
4. Data inadequate
5. None of these                                                                                (SBI Banks PO Exam. 20.08.2000)

7. In a mixture of two liquids A1 and A2 the proportion of A2 by weight was 60%. If in the 60 gms mixture 15 gms A2 was added, what would be the percentage of A2 in the new mixture ?

1. 75%
2. 88%
3. 68%
4. 70%
5. None of these

8. When one litre of water is added to a mixture of acid and water, the new mixture contains 20% acid. When one litre of acid is added to the new mixture, then the resulting mixture contains 33 1/3 % acid. The percentage of acid in the original mixture was

1. 20%
2. 22%
3. 24%
4. 25%                                                                                                            (insurance exam 22.05.2011)

9. P, Q and R started a business with investment Rs 5000, 6000 and 8000 respectively. After one year R withdrew 50% of his capital and P increased his capital by 80% of his investment. After two years in what ratio should the profit of P,Q and R be distributed ?

1. 7 : 6 : 6
2. 2 : 3 : 3
3. 13 : 12 : 12
4. 4 : 3 : 2
5. None of these
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10. Mahesh started a business investing Rs. 42000. After 2 months Ramesh joined him with a capital of Rs. 63000 and another one month later Shyam joined with them with Rs. 56000. If the profit of Mahesh was Rs. 2403 after 6 months, then what was the profit of Shyam ?

1. 3204
2. 2403
3. 1602
4. 2060
5. None of these

11. If A : B = 3 : 14, B : C = 4 : 3, C : D = 7 : 5 and D : E = 15 : 4, then A : E = ?

1. 2 : 3
2. 3 : 2
3. 4 : 3
4. 3 : 4

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12. The ratio of the ages of two persons is 4 : 7. If one person is older to the other by 9 years. What is the sum of their ages ?

1. 95 years
2. 86 years
3. 99 years
4. 97 years
5. None of these

13. In an innings of a cricket match, three players A,B and C scored a total of 361 runs. If the ratio of the number of runs scored by B  to that scored by C be 3 : 2, the number of runs scored by A was

1. 171
2. 181
3. 185
4. Cannot be determined
5. None of these                                                                      (SSC CGL Prelim Exam. 04.02.2007)

14. Ramesh bought 30 kg of apples at Rs. 150/ kg and another 20 kg of apples at Rs. 140 / kg. He mixed them together.  At what rate should he sell the mixture to earn 5 % profit ?

1. 150.25 /kg
2. 153.3 /kg
3. 152 / kg
4. 152.6 / kg
5. None of these

15. In a school the ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls is 4:5. If the number of boys is increased by 30% and number of girls is decreased by 20%, what will be the new ratio of number of boys to that of girls ?

1. 14 : 5
2. 7 : 15
3. 7 :3
4. 13 :10
5. None of these

16. The ratio of A and B in Rs. 58812 are 6 : 7. What is the difference between thrice of share A and thrice of share B ?

1. Rs. 13572
2. Rs. 4524
3. Rs. 8425
4. Rs. 12560
5. None of these

17. Two persons Mahesh and Ramesh start a business with investments of Rs.27100 and Rs. 23900 respectively. After 3 months shyam joined them. Total profit at the end of the year was Rs. 14794 and shyam’s profit was 3744. What was the shyam’s investments ?

1. Rs. 25064
2. Rs. 23040
3. RS. 45230
4. Rs. 25080
5. None of these

18. If A : B = 4 : 3, B : C = 4 : 5 and C : D = 6 : 7, then A : B : C : D = ?

1. 8 : 9 : 30 : 35
2. 8 : 9 : 15 : 21
3. 32 : 24 : 30 : 35
4. 32 : 24 : 35 : 30
5. None of these

19. Mr. x invested a certain amount in Debit and Equity funds in the ratio of 4 : 5 respectively. At the end of one year, he earned a total dividend of 30% on his investments. After one year he reinvested the amount including dividend in the ratio of 6 : 7 in Debit and equity funds. If the amount reinvested in equity funds was Rs. 94,500, what was the original amount invested in equity funds ?

1. 75000
2. 81007
3. 60000
4. 65007
5. None of these                                                      (SBI Associate Banks PO Exam. 07.08.2011)

20. The ratio of present ages of P and Q is 8 : 5. After 4 years their ages will be in the ratio 4 : 3 respectively. What will be the ratio of P’s age after 7 years from now and Q’s age now ?

1. 3 :2
2. 1 : 2
3. 2 : 1
4. 3 : 1
5. None of these                                                                          (IBPS BANK PO/MT CWE_IV 18.10.2014)

Answers key

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