The Stat Multiple Choice exam also includes questions based on quantitative reasoning. Quantitative reasoning questions include questions based on mathematical and scientific calculations. These questions require some basic mathematical and scientific knowledge to help students solve these questions. Since the students are not allowed to carry calculators with them, they need to practice a lot to be able be swift and quick in manual calculations. Fluency in manual calculations will enable the students to complete the exam in the given time and score optimum marks in the special tertiary admission test.

One example of the kind of quantitative reasoning questions included in stat exam is provided here. The questions require minor calculations and mathematical knowledge and are based on the given data. They require the students to understand the relationship between the data provided and accordingly choose the correct answers. A careful study and the analysis of data will help to identify the relationship of different elements of data in the given information.

The following table contains the details of length and breadth of the range of cylinders, a Company has in its product line. A variety of cylinders are available with the company available in varying length and breadth. The questions are based on the measurement charts given below. The students are required to pay attention to the change in measurements of cylinders to be able to identify the correct answer choices.

Measurement Chart of Cylinders

Length 5cm 5.25 cm 5.5 cm 5.75 cm 6 cm 6.25 cm
Breadth 2cm 2.5 cm 3 cm 3.5 cm 4 cm 4.5 cm
Length 6.5 cm 6.75 cm 7 cm 7.25 cm 7.5 cm 7.75 cm
Breadth 5 cm 5.5 cm 6 cm 6.5 cm 7 cm 7.5 cm

Question No. 1. With an increase in the length of the cylinder by 0.5 cm the breadth of the cylinder increases by:

  1. 1 cm
  2. 0.5 cm
  3. 0.25 cm
  4. – 0.5 cm

Question No. 2. The breadth of a given cylinder can be calculated using:

A.     Breadth= (Length+2)/4

B.     Breadth = (Length-4)*2

C.     Breadth = (Length*2) + 2

D.     Breadth= Length – 3

Question No. 3. An increase of 0.25 cm in the length of cylinder has the following effect on the difference between the length and breadth of the cylinder:

  1. Increases by 0.25 cm
  2. Reduces by .225 cm
  3. Reduces by 0.5 cm
  4. Reduces by 0.25 cm

Question No. 4. An increase in the breadth of cylinder by 0.5 cm has the following effect on the difference in the area of two cylinders:

  1. Decreases by 0.25 cm
  2. Increases by 0.125 cm
  3. Increases by 0.25 cm
  4. Deceases by 0.125 cm

Question No. 5. The relationship between the difference of area of the two cylinders and the difference between its length and breadth is:

  1. Inversely proportional to each other
  2. Congruent to each other
  3. Directly proportional to each other
  4. Incompatible with each other

The above questions seem to be easily attempted by the students if they study the given data attentively and with keen interest. They can roughly work out the relationships to find the right answers to them. The number game appears to be complicated but a little practice and competency can make it simple and uncomplicated for the students.

Answer guide:

Question No. 1.Option A

Question No. 2. Option B

Question No. 3. Option D

Question No. 4. Option C

Question No. 5. Option A

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