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Kayla is 24 years. Kayla is twice as old as Erin when Kayla was as old as Erin

is now. How old is Erin now?

A. 16

B. 18

C. 12

D. 15

Problem 2: EE Board April 1997

The sum of Kim’s and Kevin’s ages is 18. In 3 years, Kim will be as twice as

old as Kevin. What are their ages now?

A. 4, 14

B. 5, 13

C. 7, 11

D. 6, 12

Problem 3: GE Board February 1994

Robert is 15 years older than his brother Stan. However “y” years ago,

Robert was twice as old as Stan. If Stan is now “b” years old and b>y, find

the value of (b – y).

A. 15

B. 16

C. 17

D. 18

Problem 4:

John is 3 times as old as Jaime. Three years ago, John was four times as old

as Jaime. The sum of their ages is?

A. 20

B. 24

C. 28

D. 36

Problem 5:

A girl, is one-third as old as her brother and 8 years younger than her sister.

The sum of their ages is 38 years. How old is the girl?

A. 4

B. 5

C. 6

D. 7

Problem 6:

Maja is now 18 years old and his colleague Angel is 14 years old. How many

years ago was Maja twice as old as Angel?

A. 5

B. 7

C. 8

D. 10

Problem 7:

A father tells his son, I was your age now when you were born”. If the father

is now 38 years old, how old was his son 2 years ago?

A. 15

B. 17

C. 19

D. 21

Problem 8:

Six years ago, Maya was five times as old Richard. In five years, Maya will

be three times as old as Richard. What is the present age of Richard?

A. 17

B. 16

C. 15

D. 14

Problem 9:

At present, the sum of the parents’ ages is twice the sum of the children’s

ages. Five years ago, the sum of the parent’s ages was 4 times the sum of

the children’s ages. Fifteen years hence, the sum of the parents’ ages will be

equal to the sum of the children’s ages. How many children are there?

A. 3

B. 4

C. 5

D. 6

Problem 10:

Tom is now twice as old as Jerry. Four years ago, Tom was three times as

old as Jerry then. How old is Tom?

A. 14

B. 16

C. 18

D. 24

Problem 11: ME Board February 1998

A pump can pump out water from a tank in 11 hours. Another pump can

pump out water from the same tank in 20 hours. How long will it take both

pumps to pump out water in the tank?

A. 7 hours

B. 6 hours

C. 7 1/2 hours

D. 6 1/2 hours

Problem 12: CE Board November 1993

A 400-mm pipe can fill the tank alone in 5 hours and another 600-mm pipe

can fill the tank alone in 4 hours. A drain pipe 300-mm can empty the tank

in 20 hours. With all the three pipes open, how long will it take to fill the

tank?

A. 2.00 hours

B. 2.50 hours

C. 2.25 hours

D. 2.75hours

Problem 13:

A tank is filled with an intake pipe in 2 hours and empties by an outlet pipe

in 4 hours. If both pipes are opened, how long will it take to fill the empty

tank?

A. 3 hours

B. 4 hours

C. 5 hours

D. 6 hours

Problem 14:

A tank can be filled in 9 hours by one pipe, 12 hours by a second pipe and

can be drained when full by a third pipe in 15 hours. How long will it take to

fill an empty tank with all pipes in operation?

B. 7 hours and 32 minutes

C. 7 hours and 42 minutes

D. 7 hours and 50 minutes

Problem 15: ME Board April 1995

If A can do the work in “x” days and B in “y” days, how long will they finish

the job working together?

A.

B.

C.

D.

Problem 16: ECE Board November 1995

Pedro can paint a fence 50% faster than Juan and 20% faster than Pilar, and

together they can paint a given fence in 4 hours. How long will it take Pedro

can paint the same fence if he had to work alone?

A. 6

B. 8

C. 10

D. 12

Problem 17:

Glenn can paint a house in 9 hours while Stewart can paint the same house

in 16 hours. They work together for 4 hours. After 4 hours, Stewart left and

Glenn finished the job alone. How many more days did it take Glenn to finish

the job?

A. 2.75 hours

B. 2.50 hours

C. 2.25 hours

D. 3.00 hours

Problem 18: CE Board November 1993

It takes Butch twice as long as it takes Dan to do a certain piece of work.

Working together they can do the work in 6 days. How long would it take

Dan to do it alone?

A. 9 days

B. 10 days

C. 11 days

D. 12 days

Problem 19: ME Board April 1995

John and Peter working together can finish painting a house in 6 days. John

working alone can finish it in 5 days less than Peter. How long will it take

each of them to finish the work alone?

A. 8, 13

B. 10, 15

C. 6, 11

D. 7, 12

Problem 20: EE Board April 1996

Ron and Rej can do a piece of work in 42 days, Rej and Loyd in 31 days and

Loyd and Ron in 20 days. In how many days can all of them do the work

together?

A. 19

B. 17

C. 21

D. 15

Problem 21:

It takes Jannah twice as long as Cathy to do a certain piece of work.

Working together, they can finish the work in 6 hours. How long would it

take Cathy to do it alone?

A. 9 hours

B. 18 hours

C. 12 hours

D. 14 hours

Problem 22: ECE Board April 1999

Vryan, Mike, and Kim can mow the lawn in 4, 6, and 7 hours respectively.

What fraction of the yard can they mow in 1 hour if they work together?

A. 47/84

B. 45/84

C. 84/47

D. 39/60

Problem 23:

A farmer can plow the field in 8 days. After working for 3 days, his son joins

him and together they plow the field in 3 more days. How many days will it

require for the son to plow the field alone?

A. 10

B. 11

C. 12

D. 13

Problem 24: ECE Board November 1991

Crew No. 1 can finish installation of an antenna tower in 200 man-hour while

Crew No. 2 can finish the same job in 300 man-hour. How long will it take

both crews to finish the same job, working together?

A. 100 man-hour

B. 120 man-hour

C. 140 man-hour

D. 160 man-hour

Problem 25: ME Board October 1991

On one job, two power shovels excavate 20,000 cubic meters of earth, the

larger shovel working 40 hours and the smaller for 35 hours. On another

job, they removed 40,000 cubic meters with the larger shovel working 70

hours and the smaller working 90 hours. How much earth can each remove

in 1 hour working alone?

A. 169.2, 287.3

B. 178.3, 294.1

C. 173.9, 347.8

D. 200.1, 312.4

Problem 26: EE Board October 1997

Ten liters of 25% salt solution and 15 liters of 35% salt solution are poured

into a drum originally containing 30 liters of 10% solution. What is the

percent concentration of salt in the mixture?

A. 19.55%

B. 22.15%

C. 27.05%

D. 25.72%

Problem 27: ME Board October 1992

A Chemist of a distillery experimented on two alcohol solutions of different

strength, 35% alcohol and 50% alcohol, respectively. How many cubic

meters of each strength must he use to produce mixture of 60 cubic meters

that contain 40% alcohol?

alcohol

B. 50 m3 of solution with 35% alcohol, 20 m3 of solution with 50%

alcohol

C. 20 m3 of solution with 35% alcohol, 50 m3 of solution with 50%

alcohol

D. 40 m3 of solution with 35% alcohol, 20 m3 of solution with 50%

alcohol

Problem 28:

A goldsmith has two alloys of gold, the first being 70% pure and the second

being 60% pure. How many ounces of the 60% pure gold must be used to

make 100 ounces of an alloy which will be 66% gold?

A. 40

B. 35

C. 45

D. 38

Problem 29: ME Board October 1994

Two thousand (2000) kg of steel containing 8% nickel is to be made by

mixing a steel containing 14% nickel with another containing 6% nickel. How

much of each is needed?

A. 1500 kg of steel with 14% nickel, 500 kg of steel with 6% nickel

B. 750 kg of steel with 14% nickel, 1250 kg of steel with 6% nickel

C. 500 kg of steel with 14% nickel, 1500 kg of steel with 6% nickel

D. 1250 kg of steel with 14% nickel, 750 kg of steel with 6% nickel

Problem 30:

How much water must be evaporated from 10 kg solution which has 4% salt

to make a solution of 10% salt?

A. 4 kg

B. 5 kg

C. 6 kg

D. 7 kg

Problem 31: EE Board October 1994

If a two digit number has x for its unit’s digit and y for its ten’s digit,

represent the number.

A. 10x + y

B. 10y + x

C. yx

D. xy

Problem 32: EE Board October 1994

One number is 5 less that the other. If their sum is 135, what are the

numbers?

A. 85, 50

B. 80, 55

C. 70, 65

D. 75, 60

Problem 33: ECE Board March 1996

A. 6

B. 7

C. 8

D. 9

Problem 34: ECE Board March 1996

The sum of the two numbers is 21 and one number is twice the other. Find

the numbers.

A. 6, 15

B. 7, 14

C. 8, 13

D. 9, 12

Problem 35: EE Board April 1993

If eight is added to the product of nine and the numerical number, the sum

is seventy-one. Find the unknown number.

A. 5

B. 6

C. 7

D. 8

Problem 36:

Find the fraction such that if 2 is subtracted from its term becomes ¼, but if

4 is added to its terms it becomes ½.

A. 3/5

B. 5/12

C. 5/14

D. 6/13

Problem 37: GE Board February 1992

The product of 1/4 and 1/5 of a number is 500. What is the number?

A. 50

B. 75

C. 100

D. 125

Problem 38:

If 3 is subtracted from the numerator of a certain fraction, the value of the

fraction becomes 3/5. If 1 is subtracted from the denominator of the same

fraction, it becomes 2/3. Find the original fraction.

A. 35/55

B. 36/55

C. 3/7

D. 32/41

Problem 39: ECE Board November 1997

The denominator of a certain fraction is three more than twice the

numerator. If 7 is added to both terms of the fraction, the resulting fraction

is 3/5. Find the original fraction.

A. 8/5

B. 13/5

C. 5/13

D. 3/5

Problem 40:

Find the product of two numbers such that twice the first added to the

second equals 19 and three times the first is 21 more than the second.

A. 24

B. 32

C. 18

D. 20

Problem 41:

The ten’s digit of a number is 3 less than the unit’s digit. If the number is

divided by the sum of the digits, the quotient is 4 and the remainder is 3.

What is the original number?

A. 36

B. 47

C. 58

D. 69

Problem 42:

The second of the four numbers is three less than the first the third is four

more than the first and the fourth is two more than the third. Find the fourth

number if their sum is 35.

A. 10

B. 11

C. 12

D. 13

Problem 43: EE Board April 1997

A jogger starts a course at a steady rate of 8 kph. Five minutes later, a

second jogger starts the same course at 10 kph. How long will it take the

second jogger to catch the first?

A. 20 min

B. 21 min

C. 22 min

D. 18 min

Problem 44: EE Board April 1997

A boat man rows to a place 4.8 miles with the stream and back in 14 hours,

but finds that he can row 14 miles with the stream in the same time as 3

miles against the stream. Find the rate of the stream.

B. 1 mile per hour

C. 0.8 mile per hour

D. 0.6 mile per hour

Problem 45: ECE Board November 1998

A man rows downstream at the rate of 5 mph and upstream at the rate of 2

mph. How far is downstream should he go if he is to return in 7/4 hours

after leaving?

A. 2.5 miles

B. 3.3 miles

C. 3.1 miles

D. 2.7miles

Problem 46: CE Board November 1994

An airplane flying with the wind, took 2 hours to travel 1000 km and 2.5

hours in flying back. What was the wind velocity in kph?

A. 50

B. 60

C. 70

D. 40

Problem 47: CE Board May 1998

A boat travels downstream in 2/3 of the time as it goes going upstream. If

the velocity of the river’s current is 8 kph, determine the velocity of the boat

in still water.

A. 40 kph

B. 50 kph

C. 30 kph

D. 60 kph

Problem 48:

Two planes leave Manila for a southern city, a distance of 900 km. Plane A

travels at a ground speed of 90 kph faster than the plane B. Plane A arrives

in their destination 2 hours and 15 minutes ahead of Plane B. What is the

ground speed of Plane A.

A. 205 kph

B. 315 kph

C. 240 kph

D. 287 kph

Problem 49: EE Board April 1997

A train, an hour after starting, meets with an accident which detains it an

hour, after which it proceeds at 3/5 of its former rate and arrives three hour

after time; but had the accident happened 50 miles farther on the line, it

would have arrived one and one-half hour sooner. Find the length of the

journey.

A. 910/9 miles

B. 800/9 miles

C. 920/9 miles

D. 850/9 miles

Problem 50:

On a certain trip, Edgar drives 231 km in exactly the same time as Edwin

drive 308 km. If Erwin’s rate exceeded that of Edgar by 13 kph, determine

the rate of Erwin.

A. 39 kph

B. 44 kph

C. 48 kph

Problem 51

Two times the father’s age is 8 more than six times his son’s age. Ten years

ago, the sum of their ages was 44. The age of the son is:

A. 49

B. 15

C. 20

D. 18

Problem 52

Peter’s age 13 years ago was 1/3 of his age 7 years hence. How old is Peter?

A. 15

B. 21

C. 23

D. 27

Problem 53

A man is 41 years old and in seven years he will be four times as old as his

son is at that time. How old is his son now?

A. 9

B. 4

C. 5

D. 8

Problem 54

A father is three times as old as his son. Four years ago, he was four times

as old as his son was at that time. How old is his son?

A. 36 years

B. 24 years

C. 32 years

D. 12 years

Problem 55

The ages of the mother and her daughter are 45 and 5 years, respectively.

How many years will the mother be three times as old as her daughter?

A. 5

B. 10

C. 15

D. 20

Problem 56

Mary is 24 years old. Mary is twice as old as Ana was when Mary was as old

as Ana is now. How old is Ana? (ECE November 1995)

A. 16

B. 18

C. 19

D. 20

Problem 57

The sum of the parent’s ages is twice the sum of their children’s ages. Five

years ago, the sum of the parent’s ages is four times the sum of their

children’s ages. In fifteen years the sum of the parent’s ages will be equal to

the sum of their children’s ages. How many children were in the family?

A. 2

B. 3

C. 4

D. 5

Problem 58

Two thousand kilogram of steel containing 8% of nickel is to be made by

mixing steel containing 14% nickel with another steel containing 6% nickel.

How much of the steel containing 14% nickel is needed?

A. 1500 kg

B. 800 kg

C. 750 kg

D. 500kg

Problem 59

A 40-gram alloy containing 35% gold is to be melted with a 20-gram alloy

containing 50% gold. How much percentage of gold is the resulting alloy?

A. 40%

B. 30%

C. 45%

D. 35%

Problem 60

In what radio must a peanut costing P240.00 per kg. be mixed with a peanut

costing P340.00 per kg so that the profit of 20% is made by selling the

mixture at 360.00 per kg?

A. 1:2

B. 3:2

C. 2:3

D. 3:5

Problem 61

A 100-kilogram salt solution originally 4% by weight. Salt in water is boiled

to reduce water content until the concentration is 5% by weight salt. How

much water is evaporated?

A. 10

B. 15

C. 20

D. 25

Problem 62

A pound of alloy of lead and nickel weights 14.4 ounces in water, where lead

losses 1/11 of its weight and nickel losses 1/9 of its weight. How much of

each metal is in alloy?

B. Lead = 8.8 ounces; Nickel = 7.2 ounces

C. Lead = 6.5 ounces; Nickel = 5.4 ounces

D. Lead = 7.8 ounces; Nickel = 4.2 ounces

Problem 63

An alloy of silver and gold weighs 15 oz. in air and 14 oz. in water. Assuming

that silver losses 1/10 of its weight in water and gold losses 1/18 of its

weight, how many oz. at each metal are in the alloy?

B. Silver = 3.75 oz.; Gold = 11.25 oz.

C. Silver = 5 oz.; Gold = 10 oz.

D. Silver = 7.8 oz.; Gold = 4.2 oz.

Problem 64 (ME April 1998)

A pump can pump out a tank in 11 hours. Another pump can pump out the

same tank in 20 hours. How long it will take both pumps together to pump

out the tank?

A. ½ hour

B. ½ hour

C. 6 hours

D. 7 hours

Problem 65

Mr. Brown can wash his car in 15 minutes, while his son John takes twice as

long as the same job. If they work together, how many minutes can they do

the washing?

A. 6

B. 8

C. 10

D. 12

Problem 66

One pipe can fill a tank in 5 hours and another pipe can fill the same tank in

4 hours. A drainpipe can empty the full content of the tank in 20 hours. With

all the three pipes open, how long will it take to fill the tank?

A. 2 hours

B. 2.5 hours

C. 1.92 hours

D. 1.8 hours

Problem 67

A swimming pool is filled through its inlet pipe and then emptied through its

outlet pipe in a total of 8 hours. If water enters through its inlet and

simultaneously allowed to leave through its outlet, the pool is filled in 7 ½

hours. Find how long will it take to fill the pool with the outlet closed.

A. 6

B. 2

C. 3

D. 5

Problem 68

Three persons can do a piece of work alone in 3 hours, 4 hours and 6 hours

respectively. What fraction of the job can they finish in one hour working

together?

A. ¾

B. 4/3

C. ½

D. 2/3

Problem 69

A father and his son can dig a well if the father works 6 hours and his son

works 12 hours or they can do it if the father works 9 hours and son works 8

hours. How long will it take for the son to dig the well alone?

A. 5 hours

B. 10 hours

C. 15 hours

D. 20 hours

Problem 70

Peter and Paul can do a certain job in 3 hours. On a given day, they work

together for 1 hour then Paul left and Peter finishes the rest work in 8 more

hours. How long will it take for Peter to do the job alone?

A. 10 hours

B. 11 hours

C. 12 hours

D. 13 hours

Problem 71 (ECE November 1995)

Pedro can paint a fence 50% faster than Juan and 20% faster than Pilar and

together they can paint a given fence in 4 hours. How long will it take Peter

to paint the same fence if he had to work alone?

A. 10 hrs.

B. 11hrs.

C. 13hrs.

D. 15hrs.

Problem 72

Nonoy can finish a certain job in 10 days if Imelda will help for 6 days. The

same work can be done by Imelda in 12 days if Nonoy helps for 6 days. If

they work together, how long will it take for them to do the job?

A. 8.9

B. 8.4

C. 9.2

D. 8

Problem 73

A pipe can fill up a tank with the drain open in three hours. If the pipe runs

with the drain open for one hour and then the drain is closed it will take 45

more minutes for the pipe to fill the tank. If the drain will be closed right at

the start of filling, how long will it take for the pipe to fill the tank?

A. 1.15 hrs.

B. 1.125 hrs

C. 1.325 hrs.

D. 1.525 hrs.

Problem 74

Delia can finish a job in 8 hours. Daisy can do it in 5 hours. If Delia worked

for 3 hours and then Daisy was asked to help her finish it, how long will

Daisy have to work with Delia to finish the job?

A. 2/5 hours

B. 25/14 hours

C. 28 hours

D. 1.923 hours

Problem 75 (CE November 1998)

A job could be done by eleven workers in 15 days. Five workers started the

job. They were reinforced with four more workers at the beginning of the 6th

day. Find the total number of days it took them to finish the job.

A. 22.36

B. 21.42

C. 23.22

D. 20.56

Problem 76

On one job, two power shovels excavate 20000 m3 of earth, the larger the

shovel working for 40 hours and the smaller shovel for 35 hours. Another

job, they removed 40000 m3 with the larger shovel working for 70 hours

and the smaller working 90 hours. How much earth can the larger shovel

move in one hour?

A. 173.91

B. 347.83

C. 368.12

D. 162.22

Problem 77 (EE April 1996)

A and B can do a piece of work in 42 days, B and C in 31 days, and A and C

in 20 days. Working together, how many days can all of them finish the

work?

A. 18.9

B. 19.4

C. 17.8

D. 20.9

Problem 78

Eight men can dig 150 ft of trench in 7 hrs. Three men can backfill 100ft of

the trench in 4 hrs. The time it will take 10 men to dig and fill 200 ft of

trench is:

A. 9.867hrs.

B. 9.687hrs.

C. 8.967hrs.

D. 8.687hrs.

Problem 79

In two hours, the minute hand of the clock rotates through an angle of :

A. 45°

B. 90°

C. 360°

D. 720°

Problem 80

In one day (24 hours), how many times will the hour hand and minute hand

of a continuously driven clock be together

A. 21

B. 22

C. 23

D. 24

Problem 81

How many minutes after 3:00 will the minute hand of the clock overtakes

the hour hand?

A. 14/12 minutes

B. 16-11/12 minutes

C. 16-4/11 minutes

D. 14/11 minutes

Problem 82

How many minutes after 10:00 o’clock will the hands of the clock be

opposite of the other for the first time?

A. 21.41

B. 22.31

C. 21.81

D. 22.61

Problem 83

What time between the hours of 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm would the hour

hand and the minute hand of a continuously driven clock be in straight line?

A. 12:33 pm

B. 12:30 pm

C. 12:37 pm

D. 12:287 pm

Problem 84 (GE February 1997)

At what time after 12:00 noon will the hour hand and the minute hand of a

clock first form a n angle of 120°?

A. 21.818

B. 12:21.818

C. 21.181

D. 12:21.181

Problem 85 (GE February 1994)

From the time 6:15 PM to the time 7:45 PM of the same day, the minute

hand of a standard clock describes an arc of:

A. 360°

B. 120°

C. 540°

D. 720°

Problem 86

It is now between 3 and 4 o’clock and in twenty minutes the minute hand

will be as much as the hour-hand as it is now behind it. What is the time

now?

A. 3:06.06

B. 3:07.36

C. 3:09.36

D. 3:08.36

Problem 87 (EE October 1990)

A man left his home at past 3:00 o’clock PM as indicated in his wall clock.

Between two to three hours after, he returned home and noticed that the

hands of the clock interchanged. At what time did he left his home?

A. 3:27.27

B. 3:31.47

C. 3:22.22

D. 3:44.44

Problem 88

The sum of the reciprocals of two numbers is 11. Three times the reciprocal

of one of the numbers is three more than twice the reciprocal of the other

number. Find the numbers.

A. 5 and 6

B. 7 and 4

C. 1/5 and 1/6

D. 1/7 and ¼

Problem 89

If a two digit number has x for its unit’s digit and y for its ten’s digit,

represent the number.

A. yx

B. 10y + x

C. 10x + y

D. x + y

Problem 90

One number if five less than the other number. If their sum is 135, what are

the numbers?

A. 70 & 75

B. 60 & 65

C. 65 & 70

D. 75 & 80

Problem 91

In a two-digit number, the unit’s digit is 3 greater than the ten’s digit. Find

the number if it is 4 times as large as the sum of its digits.

A. 47

B. 58

C. 63

D. 25

Problem 92

Find two consecutive even integers such that the square of the larger is 44

greater than the square of the smaller integer.

A. 10 & 12

B. 12 & 14

C. 8 & 10

D. 14 & 16

Problem 93

Twice the middle digit of a three-digit number is the sum of the other two. If

the number is divided by the sum of its digit, the answer is 56 and the

remainder is 12. If the digits are reversed, the number becomes smaller by

594. Find the number.

A. 258

B. 567

C. 852

D. 741

Problem 94

The product f three consecutive integers is 9240. Find the third integer.

A. 20

B. 21

C. 22

D. 23

Problem 95

The product if two numbers is 1400. If three (3) is subtracted from each

number, their product becomes 1175. Find the bigger number.

A. 28

B. 50

C. 32

D. 40

Problem 96

The sum of the digits of the three-digit number is 14. The hundreds digit

being 4 times the units digit. If 594 is subtracted from the number, the

order of the digits will be reversed. Find the number.

A. 743

B. 563

C. 653

D. 842

Problem 97 (ECE March 1996)

The sum of two numbers is 21, and one number is twice the other. Find the

numbers.

A. 7 and 14

B. 6 and 15

C. 8 and 13

D. 9 and 12

Problem 98 (ECE March 1996)

Ten less than four times a certain number is 14. Determine the number.

A. 4

B. 5

C. 6

D. 7

Problem 99 (ECE November 1997)

The denominator of a certain fraction is three more than twice the

numerator. If 7 is added to both terms of the fraction, the resulting fraction

is 3/5. Find the original fraction.

A. 8/5

B. 5/13

C. 13/5

D. 3/5

Problem 100

Three times the first of the three consecutive odd integers is three more

than twice the third. Find the third integer.

A. 9

B. 11

C. 13

D. 15

Problem 101

Nonoy left Pikit to drive to Davao at 6:15 PM and arrived at 11:45 PM

averaged 30 mph and stopped 1 hour for dinner, how far is Davao from

Pikit.

A. 128

B. 135

C. 160

D. 256

Problem 102

A man fires a target 420 m away hears the bullet strikes to 2 second after

he pulled the trigger. An observer 525 m away from the target and 455 m

from the man heard the bullet strike the target one second after he heard

the report of the rifle. Find the velocity of the bullet.

A. 525 m/s

B. 360 m/s

C. 350 m/s

D. 336 m/s

Problem 103

A man travels in a motorized banca at rate of 12 kph from his barrio to the

poblacion and come back to his barrio at the rate of 10 kph. If his total time

of travel back and forth is 3 hours and 10 minutes, the distance from the

barrio to the poblacion is :

A. 17.27 km

B. 17.72 km

C. 12.77 km

D. 17.32 km

Problem 104

It takes Michael 60 seconds to run around a 440-yard track. How long does

it take Jordan to run around the track if they meet in 32 second after they

start together in a race around the track in opposite direction?

A. 58.76 seconds

B. 68.57 seconds

C. 65.87 seconds

D. 86.57 seconds

Problem 105

Juan can walk from his home to his office at the rate of 5 mph and back at

the rate 2 mph. What is his average speed in mph?

A. 2.86

B.3.56

C.4.12

D.5.89

Problem 106

Kim and Ken traveled at the same time at the rate of 20 m/min,from the

same point on a circular track of radius 600 m. If Kim walks along a

circumference and Kim towards the center,find their distance after 10

minutes.

A.193 m

B.202 m

C.241 m

D.258 m

Problem 107

Two ferryboats ply back and forth across a river with constant but different

speeds, turning at the river banks without loss of time. They leave the

opposite shores at the same instant, meet for the first time 900 meters from

one shore, and meet for the second time 500 meters from the opposite

shore. What is the width of the river?

A. 1500 m

B. 1700 m

C. 2000 m

D. 2200 m

Problem 108 (CE May 1998)

A boat takes 2/3 as much time to travel downstream from C to D, as to

return, If the rate of the river’s current is 8 kph, what is the speed of the

boat in still water?

A. 38

B. 39

C. 40

D. 41

Problem 109 (ECE November 1998)

A man rows downstream at the rate of 5mph and upstream at the rate of 2

mph. How far downstream should he go if he is to return in 7/4 hours after

leaving?

A. 2 mi

B. 3.5 mi

C. 3 mi

D. 2.5 mi

Problem 110 (EE April 1997)

A jogger starts a course at a steady rate of 8 kph. Five minutes later, a

second jogger the same course at 10 kph. How long will it take for the

second jogger to catch the first?

A. 20 min

B. 25 min

C. 30 min

D. 35 min

Problem 111 (CE May 1999)

At 2:00 pm, an airplane takes off at 340mph on an aircraft carrier. The

aircraft carrier moves due south at 25kph in the same direction as the plane.

At 4:05 pm, the communication between the plane and aircraft carrier was

lost. Determine the communication range in miles between the plane and

the carrier.

A. 656 miles

B. 785 miles

C. 557 miles

D. 412 miles

Problem 112

A boat going across a lake 8 km wide proceed 2 km at a certain speed and

then completes the trip at a speed 1/2 kph faster. By doing this, the boat

arrives 10 minutes earlier than if the original speed had been maintained.

Find the original speed of the boat.

A. 2 kph

B. 4 kph

C. 9 kph

D. 5 kph

Problem 113 (CE May 1993)

Given that w varies directly as the product of x and y and inversely as the

square of z and that w = 4 when x = 2, y = 6, and z = 3. Find w when x =

1, y = 4 and z = 2.

A. 4

B. 2

C. 1

D. 3

Problem 114 (ECE November 1993)

If x varies directly as y and inversely as z, and x = 14 when y = 7 and z =

2, find x, when z = 4 and y = 16.

A. 14

B. 4

C. 16

D. 8

Problem 115

The electrical resistance of a cable varies directly as its length and inversely

as the square of its diameter. If a cable 600 meters long and 25 mm in

diameter has a resistance of 0.1 ohm, find the length of the cable 75 mm in

diameter with resistance of 1/6 ohm.

A. 6000 m

B. 7000 m

C. 8000 m

D. 9000 m

Problem 116

The electrical resistance offered by an electric wire varies directly as the

length and inversely as the square of the diameter of the wire. Compare the

electrical resistance offered by two pieces of wire of the same material, one

being 100 m long and 5 mm diameter, and the other is 50 m long and 3 mm

in diameter.

A. R1 = 0.57 R2

B. R1 = 0.72 R2

C. R1 = 0.84 R2

D. R1 = 0.95 R2

Problem 117

The time required for an elevator to lift a weight varies directly with the

weight and the distance through which it is to be lifted and inversely as the

power of the motors. If it takes 20 seconds for a 5-hp motor to lift 50 lbs.

through 40 feet, what weight can an 80-hp motor lift through a distance of

40 feet within 30 seconds?

A. 1000 lbs.

B. 1150 lbs.

C. 1175 lbs.

D. 1200 lbs.

Problem 118 (ECE November 1995)

The time required by an elevator to lift a weight, vary directly with the

weight and the distance through which it is to be lifted and inversely as the

power of the motor. If it takes 30 seconds for a 10-hp motor to lift 100lbs

through 50 feet, what size of motor is requires to lift 800 lbs. in 40 seconds

through a distance of 40 feet?

A. 48 hp

B. 50 hp

C. 56 hp

D. 58 hp

Problem 119

In a certain department store, the salary of saleslady is partly constant and

varies as the value of her sales for the month, when the value of her sales

for the month is P10000.00, her salary for that month is P900.00. When her

sales goes up to P 2000.00 her monthly salary goes up to P1000.00. What

must be the value of her sales for the month so that her salary for that

month will be P2000.00?

A. P25000.00

B. P28000.00

C. P32000.00

D. P36000.00

Problem 120

A man sold 100 eggs, eighty of them were sold at gain of 30% while the

twenty eggs were sold at a loss of 40%. What is the percentage gain or loss

of the whole eggs?

A. 14%

B. 15%

C. 16%

D. 17%

Problem 121

The population of the country increases 5% each year. Find the percentage

it will increase in three years.

A. 5%

B. 15%

C. 15.15%

D. 15.76%

Problem 122

Pedro bought two cars, one for P600000.00 and the other for P400000.00.

He sold the first at a gain of 10% and the second at a loss of 12%. What

was his total percentage gain or loss?

A. 6% gain

B. 0% gain

C. 1.20% gain

D. 6% loss

Problem 123

A grocery owner raises the prices of his goods by 10%. Then he starts his

Christmas sale by offering the customers a 10% discount. How many

percent of discount does the customers actually get?

A. nothing

B. 1% discount

C. 9% discount

D. they pay 1% more

Problem 124

Kim sold a watch for P3500.00 at a loss of 30% on the cost price. Find the

corresponding loss or gain if he sold it for P5050.00.

A. 1% loss

B. 10% loss

C. 1% gain

D. 10% gain

Problem 125

By selling balut at P5.00 each, a vendor gains 20%. The cost price of egg

rises by 12.5%. If he sells the balut at the same price as before, find his

new gain in percent.

A. 7.5%

B. 5%

C. 8%

D. 6.25%

Problem 126

The enrollment at college A and college B both grew up by 8% from 1980 to

1985. If the enrollment in college A grew up by 800 and the enrollment in

college B grew up by 840, the enrollment at college B was how much greater

than the enrollment in college A in 1985?

A. 650

B. 504

C. 483

D. 540

Problem 127

A group consists of n boys and n girls. If two of the boys are replaced by two

other girls, then 49% of the group members will be boys. Find the value of

n.

A. 100

B. 49

C. 50

D. 51

Problem 128

On his Christmas Sale, a merchant marked a pair of slipper P180.00, which

is 20% off the normal retail price. If the retail price is 50% higher than the

whole sale price, what is the wholesale price of the slipper?

A. P18.00

B. P17.00

C. P15.00

D. P22.50

Problem 129

A certain XEROX copier produces 13 copies every 10 seconds. If the machine

operates without interruption, how many copies will it produce in an hour?

A. 780

B. 46800

C. 1835

D. 4680

Problem 130

At a certain printing plant, each of the machines prints 6 newspapers every

second. If all machines work together but independently without

interruption, how many minutes will it take to print the entire 18000

newspapers? ( Hint: let x = number of machines)

A. 50x

B. 3000/x

C. 50/x

D. 3000x

Problem 131 (ME April 1996)

A manufacturing firm maintains one product assembly line to produce signal

generators. Weekly demand for the generators is 35 units. The line operates

for 7 hours per day, 5 days per week. What is the maximum production time

per unit in hours required for the line to meet the demand?

A. 1 hour

B. 0.75 hour

C. 3 hours

D. 2.25 hours

Problem 132

Of the 316 people watching a movie, there a re 78 more children than

women and 56 more women than men. The number of men in the movie

house is:

A. 176

B. 98

C. 42

D. 210

Problem 133

A certain department store has an inventory of Q units of a certain product

at time t=0. The store sells the product at a steady rate of Q/A units per

week, and exhausts the inventory in A weeks. The amount of product in

inventory at any time t is:

A. Q – (Q/A) t

B. Q + (Q/A) t

C. Qt – Q/A

D. Qt – (Q/A) t

Problem 134 (ECE March 1996)

A merchant has three items on sale: namely, a radio for P50, a clock for

P30, and a flashlight for P1. At the end of the day, she has sold a total of

100 of three items and has taken exactly 1000 on the total sales. How many

radios did he sale?

A. 80

B. 4

C. 16

D. 20

Problem 135

The price of 8 calculators ranges from P200 to P1000.If their average price is

P950,what is the lowest possible price of any one of the calculators?

A. 500

B. 550

C. 600

D. 650

Problem 136

A deck of 52 playing cards is cut into two piles. The first pile contains 7

times as many black cards as red cards. The second pile contains the

number of red cards that is an exact multiple as the number of black cards.

How many cards are there in the first pile.

A. 14

B. 15

C. 16

D. 17

Problem 137 (ECE November 1997)

The population of the Philippines doubled in the last 30 years from 1967 to

1997.Assuming that the rate of population rate increase will remain the

same in what year wills the population triple?

A. 2030

B. 2027

C. 2021

D. 2025

Problem 138

Determine the unit digit in the expansion of 3855.

A. 3

B. 9

C. 7

D. 1

Problem 139 (ECE April 1998)

Find the 1987th digit in the decimal equivalent of 1785/9999 starting from

the decimal point.

A. 1

B. 7

C. 8

D. 5

Problem 140

Find the sum of all positive integral factors of 2048.

A. 4095

B. 3065

C. 4560

D. 1254

Problem 141

In how many ways can two integers be selected from the numbers

1,2,3,…50 so that their difference is exactly 5?

A. 50

B. 5

C. 45

D. 41

Problem 142

A box contains 8 balls, 6 black balls.a8 red balls, and 13 yellow balls. How

many balls must be drawn to ensure that there will be three balls of the

same color?

A. 8

B. 9

C. 10

D. 11

Problem 143

A shore sells 10 different sizes of shoes, each in both high-cut and low-cut

variety, each either rubber or leather, and each with white or black color.

How many different kinds of shoes does he sell?

A. 64

B. 80

C. 72

D. 92

Problem 144 (ME October 1999)

An engineer was told that a survey had been made on a certain rectangular

field but the dimension had been lost .An assistant remembered that if the

field had been 100 ft longer and 25 ft narrower, the area would have been

increased by 2500 sq. ft, and that if it had been 100 ft shorter 50 ft wider,

the area would have been decreased 5000 sq.ft. What was the area of the

field?

A. 25.000 ft2

B. 15,000 ft2

C. 20,000 ft2

D. 22,000 ft2

Problem 145 (EE April 1994)

A 10-meter tape is 5 mm short. What is the correct length in meters?

A. 9.995 m

B. 10.05 m

C. 9.95 m

D. 10.005 m

Problem 146 (ME OCTOBER 1997)

The distance between two points measured with a steel tape was recorded

as 916.58 ft. later. The tape was checked and to be only 99.9 ft long. What

is the true distance between the points?

A. 035.66 ft

B. 966.15 ft

C. 955.66 ft

D. 915.66 ft

Problem 147 (ME April 1996)

A certain steel tape is known to be 100000 feet long when the temperature

of 70°F . When the tape is at a temperature of 10°F, what reading

corresponds to a distance of 90 ft? Coefficient of linear expansion of the tape

is 5.833 x 10-6 per °F.

A. 85.935

B. 88.031

C. 90.031

D. 93.031

Problem 148 (ME April 1996)

A line was measured with a steel tape when the temperature was 30°C. The

measured length of the line was found to be 1,256.271 feet. The tape was

afterwards tasted when the temperature was 10°C and it was found to be

100.042 feet long. What was the true length of the line if the coefficient of

expansion of the tape was 0.000011 per °C?

A. 1,275.075 feet

B. 1,375.575 feet

C. 1,256.547 feet

D. 1,249.385 feet

Problem 149 (ME April 1997)

The standard deviation of the numbers 1, 4, &7 is:

A. 2.3567

B. 2.4495

C. 3.2256

D. 3.8876

Problem 150

Three cities are connected by roads forming a triangle, all of different

lengths. It is 30 km around the circuit. One of the roads is 10 km long and

the longest is 10 km longer than the shortest. What is the length of the

longest road?

A. 5 km

B. 10 km

C. 15 km

D. 20 km

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