Passage based quantitative aptitude questions form a major part of the GRE quantitative sections. The students are required to analyze the date provided in the paragraph very closely and answer the questions that follow. The basic knowledge of arithmetic concepts like ratio, proportion, variation, percentage, fractions, profit and loss and average come in quite handy in solving these kinds of questions.
Given below is one such paragraph based question. Have you taken a GRE quantitative practice test recently? We advise you to undergo online GRE testing at least twice a week!
Directions: For questions 136 to 140: these questions are based on the following information:
In an electronic goods manufacturing unit, there are three machines X, Y, and Z whose capacities to manufacture gadgets of quality A are in the ratio 3:7:2. Their capacities to manufacture gadgets of quality B are in the ratio 3:4:1. X manufactures 60 units more or 50 percent more of quality A in a day than that of quality B. The cost per unit of gadget of quality A and B are $40 and $120 respectively. The ratio of selling prices per unit of gadgets of quality A and B are 2.5. The profit on selling the gadgets of quality A and B is in the ratio 2 : 3.
1. The profit per unit on selling gadgets of quality A is?
2. The capacity of machine Z to manufacture gadgets of quality B per day is
e) None of these
3. On a particular day, only gadgets of quality A were produced to full capacity and sold on the same day. The profit made on that day is:
4. The capacity of Y to manufacture gadgets of quality A is how much percentage more or less than the capacity of Z to manufacture gadgets of quality B?
a) 120 percent more
b) 150 percent less
c) 1200 percent more
d) 950 percent more
e) 60 percent less
5. The profit percentage obtained by selling gadgets of quality B per unit is:
a) 50/3 %
b) 20 %
c) 25 %
d) 100/3 %
e) 50 %
Data interpretation and quantitative section also comprises questions based on pie charts which are fairly easy to solve and the chances getting right answers in the minimum time possible are quite high. How well do you know pie-chart concepts?
Solutions: 1 (a), 2(e), 3(b), 4(d), 5(c )