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There are16 staff who work in the Section. Of these 10 are females and 6 are males.

How many staff remain if 2 are on annual leave, 2 are off sick and 1/3rd of the rest are away
Q.1 on a training course?
4 8 6 9 12
Last week, on Monday and Tuesday there were 15 staff working on each day. If they each
Q.2 worked the standard day of 7.5 hours, how many staff hours were worked in total on those 2 days?
240 37.5 225 120 112.5
If all staff are in the office except for 1 female staff member, what percentage of the staff
Q.3 in the office are males?
40% 67% 31% 60% 50%

he Forestry Department figures show the following comparisons between 2 varieties of pine trees, the only 2 varieties
of pine that it grows. Trees are grown on standard sized plots. They are felled on reaching maturity and the plots
replanted with new trees.
Cubic metres of
Number of plots Years to
Pine variety Trees per plot usable wood per
under cultivation maturity
tree at maturity
Marley Pine 4,800 400 16 0.50
Hudspeth Pine 3,200 320 12 0.45

Approximately how many Marley Pine trees are being grown by the Department?
Q.7
192,000 76,800 1,920,000 1,024,000 4,800
If, in the future, the Department were to split its pine growing area equally between
Marley Pine and Hudspeth Pine, which type of pine would have the most trees, and by how many?
Q.8
Marley, by Hudspeth, by Marley, by Hudspeth, by Marley, by
1,600,000 320,000 80,000 400,000 320,000
Approximately, how many cubic metres of usable wood per plot should the Department
Q.9 expect from growing Hudspeth Pine to maturity?
38,400 12 200 460,800 144

Mary is a temporary agency worker working in the Department. Mary needs to make one journey between Head
Office and the Local Office on each of the 5 days this week and, as this is during working hours, she will be paid the
agency fees for the time she has spent travelling.

The journey can be made by slow train, which takes 40 minutes on the train and costs €6, or can be made via the fast
train, which takes 20 minutes on the train and costs €10. There is also 5 minutes travelling at each end of the train
journey to get between each station and the relevant office, and there is no transport cost for this as these parts of
the journey are done on foot.

The agency fees for Mary are €30 per hour (and are paid pro rata for parts of an hour).

How much longer would Mary spend on the slow train than on the fast train?
Q.10
20% 100% 50% 33% 44%
Considering the total cost to the Department of Mary’s journey between the Head and Local Office
(i.e., fares and agency fees), what is the total cost of the week’s journeys
Q.11 if they were all made via the slow train?
€155 €26 €130 €125 €31
If a special train ticket was available for 5 journeys on the fast train at a reduction of 10%
on the normal fast train fare, how much more expensive would the total train fare be over 5 days
Q.12 if Mary took the fast train than if she took the slow train?
€45 €10 €15 €5 €2
1,000 residents were surveyed about how satisfied they were with the service. The replies were:

~ Very satisfied 72
~ Somewhat satisfied 288
~ Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 157
~ Somewhat dissatisfied 120
~ Very dissatisfied 120
~ Do not use the service 243

What percentage of the people surveyed do not use the service?


Q.16
75.7% 2.43% 24.3% 15.7% .757%
Of those surveyed who use the service, approximately what percentage responded that they
Q.17 were ‘Somewhat satisfied’?
48% 38% 29% 12% 16%
What is the ratio of people surveyed who are very or somewhat satisfied compared
Q.18 to those who are very or somewhat dissatisfied?
2:3 1:4 9:25 3:2 4:1
The 2008 census showed that the total population was 3,271,800. Of
these 52.5% were female and 47.5% male. It showed that 25% of males
and 25% of females are in full time education.

The total population in the 2008 census is only 95% the size of that
shown in the previous census.

In the 2008 census, how many males were there?


Q.19
155,410 1,495,213 1,554,105 1,717,695 1,544,105
In the 2008 census, how many people were in full time education?
Q.20
817,950 388,526 1,635,900 821,200 429,424
What was the total population in the previous census?
Q.21
3,917,684 3,116,000 3,435,390 3,444,000 3,108,210
Judds, a building contractor, has provided the following approximate costs for building a number of small office units
in a new location.
The cost for each unit is:

There is also the option for Judds to decorate the units, which costs an extra 7% of the Total cost for each of the first
three units.
If more units are required, then the next three each cost 5% of the Total to decorate and all further units cost 4% of
the Total to decorate.

Judds make three times as much profit from the ‘Labour’ as they do from ‘Materials’ and ‘Hire’
combined. They make twice as much profit from 'Land' as they do from 'Materials', 'Labour' and 'Hire'
Q.36 combined. If their total profit for each undecorated unit is €30,000, how much profit do they make
from 'Labour'?
€20,000 €5,000 €15,000 €7,500 €12,500
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (in Kilotonnes) by Region – Data for three regions

In both 1995 and 2005, Central, Eastern and Southern regions combined produced half the total
CH4 emissions for the country. How many more kilotonnes of CH4 did the country produce in 2005
Q.35 than it did in 1995?
203.3 154.8 120.0 77.4 309.6
Five engineering contractors have been asked to quote for how long it will take them to provide pieces of office
equipment for you. The time is broken down into ‘set up’, which is the amount of time it will take them to brief their
staff and set-up their machines, and ‘production’, which is the time it will take them to produce each unit once ‘set up’
is completed. Note that no units can be produced until ‘set up’ has been completed.

If Whitakers can halve their ‘set up’ time, how many units can they provide in 40 hours if
Q.34 it increases the time to produce each unit by 10%?
20 16 18 22 24
Attendance and travel costs for International Managers’ meetings - 2008
If the average travel cost for a research manager to the Paris meeting was €1,196.25,
Q.33 what was the average travel cost for a finance manager?
€1,356.25 €1,196.25 €1,577.78 €2,060.25 €1,331.25
Conference and Meeting Room Hire Charges

You have to book three rooms for three days that will seat a total of 107 people between them each day.
You also need refreshments for the first two days and lunch and refreshments on the third for all 107.
Q.32 What is the cheapest you can get this for if you have a voucher offering a 5% discount on the
Lennon Room (but not for food and refreshments) for all three days?
€6,913 €6,085 €7,983 €5,015 €5,136
Breakdown of sales for each key product grouping by Area – 2009

Which Region had the lowest overall sales?


Q.31
North East West South Cannot Say
Judds, a building contractor, has provided the following approximate costs for building a number of small office units
in a new location.
The cost for each unit is:

There is also the option for Judds to decorate the units, which costs an extra 7% of the Total cost for each of the first
three units.
If more units are required, then the next three each cost 5% of the Total to decorate and all further units cost 4% of
the Total to decorate.

FNC’s costs differ from Judds' costs in that they provide the 'Land' for €83,000 and increase the
cost of 'Materials' by a quarter and the cost of 'Labour' by fifth on what Judds charge.
Other costs remain the same. What is the difference in price between undecorated office units
Q.30 from Judds and FNC?
FNC is €7,800 FNC is €21,800 FNC is €10,000 Judds is €500 Judds is €8
more more more more more
Judds is €8,955 more

If 1,000 new staff join the organisation and none leave, and half of the new staff have no training and half have Level 1, approxim
percentage of the organisation’s staff have no training?
Q.29
31.2% 43.3% 55.3% 23.2% 36.1%
If 1,000 new staff join the organisation and none leave, and half of the new staff have no training and half have Level 1,
approximately what percentage of the organisation’s staff have no training?

31.2% 43.3% 55.3% 23.2% 36.1%

Greenhouse Gas Emissions (in Kilotonnes) by Region – Data for three regions

By what percentage did N2O emissions increase between 1995 and 2005 for the three regions
Q.28 reported above combined?
1.9% 8.0% 5.5% 7.6% 5.8%

Five engineering contractors have been asked to quote for how long it will take them to provide pieces of office
equipment for you. The time is broken down into ‘set up’, which is the amount of time it will take them to brief their
staff and set-up their machines, and ‘production’, which is the time it will take them to produce each unit once ‘set up’
is completed. Note that no units can be produced until ‘set up’ has been completed.
It took Wilde Engineering 165 hours to complete an order for the organisation.
Q.27 How many units were produced?
90 82 80 91 95

Each member of your team of interviewers has a target of 54 interviews a week and the team has to have an overall
average of 54 interviews per interviewer. These can be phone interviews or face-to-face interviews. The interview
totals for this week, for all five team members, are given below.

Team members are paid €15.00 for each face-to-face interview and €12.50 for each telephone
Q.26 interview. How much did Che earn this week?
€855 €905 €960 €800 €880

EO Numerical Reasoning - Review


From 2009 onwards, the photocopier is expected to breakdown for twice as many days each year as it
year. Approximately how many days is the photocopier expected to break down for in
Q.25 2010?
24 27 48 12 18
Attendance and travel costs for International Managers’ meetings - 2008

All six of the meetings held in 2007 were held in New York with the same attendance and travel
costs as the 2008 New York meeting. How did the total 2007 travel costs for meetings compare
Q.24 with the total for 2008?
2007 is €26,300 2007 is €51,600 2007 is €26,300 2007 is €51,600 No
less less more more differenc
Conference and Meeting Room Hire Charges
You book the Verdi Room for four days and are given a 25% discount on Lunch and Refreshments
(but not on the Room Hire). If you have total budget of €8,100 to cover the cost of the room,
Q.23 Lunch and Refreshments, how many delegates could you afford each day if you have to buy
them Lunch and Refreshments?
72 78 54 110 90
Breakdown of sales for each key product grouping by Area – 2009

If North Region sold €390,000 worth of Magazines, what was the value of South Region’s
magazine sales?
Q.22
€487,500 €109,200 €403,333 €1,365,000 €

€136,500
Judds, a building contractor, has provided the following approximate costs for building a number of small office units
in a new location.
The cost for each unit is:

There is also the option for Judds to decorate the units, which costs an extra 7% of the Total cost for each of the first
three units.
If more units are required, then the next three each cost 5% of the Total to decorate and all further units cost 4% of
the Total to decorate.

What would be total cost of eight office units if decorating was included?
Q.21
€1,640,000 €1,902,400 €1,722,000 €2,361,600 €1,730,20

€1,730,200

EO Numerical Reasoning - Review

Half of the staff with no qualification are aged under 21, compared with a quarter of those qualified at
Q.20 of those qualified at Level 3. None of those qualified at Level 1 or Level 4 are aged under 21. How ma
organisation are aged under 21?
2,291 203 722 725 406

Five engineering contractors have been asked to quote for how long it will take them to provide pieces of office equipment for you. The t
up’, which is the amount of time it will take them to brief their staff and set-up their machines, and ‘production’, which is the time it will ta
once ‘set up’ is completed. Note that no units can be produced until ‘set up’ has been completed.

Which contractor will provide 32 units in the fewest number of hours?


Q.19 Wilde Eng
Whitakers M&DD Ltd Keeley & Ross Crescott Br

Crescott Bros

Each member of your team of interviewers has a target of 54 interviews a week and the team has to have an overall
average of 54 interviews per interviewer. These can be phone interviews or face-to-face interviews. The interview
totals for this week, for all five team members, are given below.

To what extent has the team exceeded or fallen short of its target this week for Total Interviews?
Q.18
Exceeded by 10% Exceeded by 4% Exceeded by 44% Short by 5% Short b
Short by 8%
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (in Kilotonnes) by Region – Data for three regions

Total Greenhouse Gas emissions increased in the Southern Region by 4% each year from 2005
Q.17 onwards. How many kilotonnes of greenhouse gases were emitted in that region in 2008?
5,420.6 7583.5 18,579.6 11,222.4 7,616.5

EO Numerical Reasoning - Review

If it costs the organisation €132.50 for every day that the photocopier is broken,
Q.16 what was the total cost of it being broken in 2007?
€927.50 €1,325.00 €1,192.50 €1,437.50 €1,060.

€1,060.00
Attendance and travel costs for International Managers’ meetings - 2008

Which meeting had the highest travel cost per person?


Q.15
Brussels Dublin London Paris New York

Conference and Meeting Room Hire Charges

You have booked the Dylan Room for five days with lunch and refreshments for 43 people
but have to increase this to 49 people so you will use the Lennon Room instead.
Q.14 How much more will these changes cost you?
€8,960 €860 €940 €1,440 €188
Breakdown of sales for each key product grouping by Area – 2009

If sales of Books for the East Region are €1,522,500, what is the total value of
Q.13 Book sales for the four Regions?
€8,198,000 €4,350,000 €6,090,000 €5,328,750 Cannot Sa

EO Numerical Reasoning - Review

If each Level 1 course takes a maximum of 29 staff and costs £1,170 to run, how
much would it cost to get to the position where 90% of the organisation’s staff are
Q.12 qualified at Level 1 or higher (assuming unqualified staff must start with a
Level 1 course and that all staff who take the course achieve the Level 1 qualification)?
€1,520 €14,742 €117,000 €4,680 €7,80
Judds, a building contractor, has provided the following approximate costs for building a number of small office units
in a new location.
The cost for each unit is:

There is also the option for Judds to decorate the units, which costs an extra 7% of the Total cost for each of the first
three units.
If more units are required, then the next three each cost 5% of the Total to decorate and all further units cost 4% of
the Total to decorate.

Judds build seven office units. Instead of charging a percentage of the Total cost to decorate
them, they charge a single fee of €52,000 to decorate all seven. What percentage of the final cost
Q.11 for the decorated office units went on 'Labour'?
11.8% 14.3% 1.7% 5.1% 8.5%
Each member of your team of interviewers has a target of 54 interviews a week and the team has to have an overall
average of 54 interviews per interviewer. These can be phone interviews or face-to-face interviews. The interview
totals for this week, for all five team members, are given below.

What percentage of this week’s interviews were face-to-face interviews?


Q.10
54% 17% 57% 49% 42%

EO Numerical Reasoning - Review


Over which two year period (between 2003 and 2008) was there the biggest increase
Q.9 in the number of days the photocopier was broken?
2003-2005 2004-2006 2005-2007 2006-2008 Cannot S
Five engineering contractors have been asked to quote for how long it will take them to provide pieces of office
equipment for you. The time is broken down into ‘set up’, which is the amount of time it will take them to brief their
staff and set-up their machines, and ‘production’, which is the time it will take them to produce each unit once ‘set up’
is completed. Note that no units can be produced until ‘set up’ has been completed.

What is the total amount of time it take Keeley & Ross to provide 47 units?
Q.8 66 hours & 35 82 hours & 35 74 hours & 45 58 hours & 45 82 hours &
mins mins mins mins mins
82 hours & 58 mins

Greenhouse Gas Emissions (in Kilotonnes) by Region – Data for three regions
If Central Region was responsible for 15% of the CO2 emissions for the country in 1995,
Q.7 what was the national total in that year (in kilotonnes)?
49,071.0 35,722.2 19,628.4 21,809.3 Cannot Say
Attendance and travel costs for International Managers’ meetings - 2008

Which meeting had the highest proportion of finance managers compared to the number of
Q.6 research managers present?
Brussels Dublin London Paris New York
Conference and Meeting Room Hire Charges
You need to book two rooms which between them will seat 72 people. Which of the options given below w
Q.5 the lowest price?
Haydn & Lennon Brahms & Haydn Brahms & Lennon Dylan & Haydn Brahms &

Brahms & Dylan

Breakdown of sales for each key product grouping by Area – 2009

If total food sales for the four Regions are €2,400,000, what is the value of food sales for the
Q.4 North Region?
199,200 40,800 408,000 29,166 583,000
Each member of your team of interviewers has a target of 54 interviews a week and the team has to have an overall
average of 54 interviews per interviewer. These can be phone interviews or face-to-face interviews. The interview
totals for this week, for all five team members, are given below.

What is the average number of telephone interviews conducted by each team member for this week?
Q.3
12.0 56.4 24.0 32.0 37.3
EO Numerical Reasoning - Review

Between 2003 and 2008, what is the average number of days per year that the copier has been broken?
Q.2
42 8 14 7 9
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How many staff in the organisation have no qualification?


Q.1
406 390 482 712 140

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