Numerical Reasoning Questions

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Need to practice your Numerical Reasoning skills for an upcoming job interview? Try solving these Numerical Reasoning interview questions that test your ability to understand and reason about numerical information. We’ll provide feedback on your answers, and you can use a hint if you get stuck.

These Numerical Reasoning interview questions are examples of real tasks used by employers to screen candidates for a variety of job roles, such as managers, analysts, developers, and others that need to be able to understand numerical information presented in the forms of text, tables, and charts, and form relations between them to solve a problem.

1. Age

Linear systems

How old is John if, in 38 years, he will be 3 times as old as he is today?

 years old

2. Profit per Employee

Chart lookup

In which year did the company make the largest profit per employee?

A chart showing the profit per employee.


3. Real Estates

Chart lookup

The chart below shows how many properties an employee sold last month:

A chart showing how many properties each employee has sold in the last month.

What was the total number of properties sold last month?


4. Tires

Table lookup

Consider the following table of tire test scores:

Dry Wet Snow
Desert 10 4 1
Ocean 5 8 5
Rainforest 6 9 6
Glacier 4 7 10
Prairie 7 5 6

If a tire scores 4 or less in any category, it fails the test.

What is the highest average score of the tires that pass the test?


5. Apples

Linear systems

John has some apples, and two brothers, Jack and Jim.

John eats 3 of his apples and splits the remainder equally between himself and each one of his brothers. Jack and Jim both eat half the apples they have been given. Together the three brothers have 4 apples left.

How many apples did John start with?


6. Car Dealer

Chart lookup

The charts below show the number of cars John sold last year and the profit per car he made.

A chart showing the number of cars sold and the profit per car.

How much did John earn last year?


7. Income

Table lookup

Which product line saw the largest absolute increase in income (dollar amount, not percentage) in the second half of the year compared to the first half of the year?

Product line Quarters
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
C# $26,000 $27,000 $33,000 $15,000
JavaScript $20,000 $25,000 $30,000 $18,000
HTML/CSS $1,000 $5,000 $7,000 $1,000
PHP $12,000 $11,000 $14,000 $13,000
Ruby $4,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000



A brother and sister own equal parts in a company. The minority shareholders have the remaining 12,000 shares or 30% of the company.

What is the number of shares that the sister owns?


9. Car Dealer Profit

Chart lookup

The charts below show the number of cars John sold last year and the profit per car he made.

A chart showing the number of cars sold and the profit per car.

In which quarter did John make the largest average profit per car?


10. Fence


It takes Billy 4 hours to paint a fence by himself. It takes Suzy 6 hours to paint the same fence by herself.

How long will it take them if they start working on the same fence together and neither of them stops until the fence is completely painted?


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