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Monday, November 4, 2013

Problem Solving Civil Service Reviewer

Problem Solving is one of the scopes of Civil Service Examination. Use this reviewer to help you in your preparation for the exam.  

DIRECTIONS: For each of the problems below, choose the correct answer from the choices given. Choose your answer by clicking the round button on the left of your answer.
1. Miss Roxas bought 20 blouses for PHP1800 and marked them to sell at PHP110 each. After selling 16 pieces at this rate, she decided to sell the remaining blouses at a lower price. At what price may she sell each remaining blouse and still realize a gross profit of PHP360 on the 20 blouses?
2. The Philippines and 19 other Asian nations decide to cut their oil consumption by two million barrels a day. If this is 5% of their daily oil consumption, how many barrels are consumed by these countries in one day?
3. A development project which was financed by ecological organizations amounted to PHP3.6 million. If there had been two more contributors, and the expenses were shared equally, it would have cost each organization PHP300,000 less. How many organizations contributed to the project?
4. There are 36 reams of mimeographing paper in the drawer. If 1 1/4 dozens of reams of paper were to be used in printing, how many reams should be left in the drawer?
5. A group of men went on fishing trip, agreeing that each should pay the same amount. The total bill was PHP 168. If there had been two fewer men, each man would have had to pay 2 pesos more. How many men went fishing?
6. The ceiling of a building, 18 meters by 15 meters, is to be painted. How many gallons of paint are required for this ceiling if a gallon can cover 15 square meters?
7) A square and a rectangle have equal areas. If the rectangle is 36 by 16, what is a side of a square?
8. Ana gets a commission of 10% for each bottle of lotion she sells. If a bottle of lotion sells for PHP87.50, how many bottles will Ana have to sell to receive a commission of PHP 210?
9. What is the sum of series of arithmetic progression having a common difference of 3.5, if the first term is 0.5 and the last term is 25?
10. If the sum of 5 consecutive numbers is 95, what is the third number?
11. Two numbers are in the ratio of 3 to 5. The lesser number is 42. Find the greater number.
12. The total area of a cube is the sum of its lateral area and the area of its bases. If the edge of a cube is 4, find its total area.
13. If a can of paint will cover approximately 60 square yards, what length of the wall can be painted if the wall is 8 feet high?
14. One million is to be divided among the 3 children of a widower in the ratio of 10:12:18. By how much is the largest share greater than the smallest share?
15. Division and section heads of agency Y who come late during their monthly staff meetings are fined. The first latecomer pays PHP0.50, the second latecomer pays PHP1.00, the third pays PHP1.50, the fourth pays PHP2.00 and so forth. If 13 came late during their last meeting, how much money was collected from them?
16. In an illustration, one unit represents a line 85 centimeters long. How many meters long of a line will be represented by 150 units?
17) If the management of a parking lot charges its customer PHP10.00 for the first two hours and PHP5.00 for each additional hour or a part thereof; then the cost for parking for 4 hours and 45 miutes is __________.
18) A bureau director has an appointment at 9 A.M. in a nearby province. If he travels at 40 kph., he will arrive at 8 AM. If he drives at 30 kph., he will not arrive until 8:45 A.M. How far away is the province?
19. Which of the following has the greatest discounts?
20. Nena has applied for employment in the next three different countries namely: Hong Kong; Malaysia and Brunei. In Hong Kong the monthly salary in HK $500; Malaysia Ringgit 300 and Brunei $200 consider the following:
1 HK $ = PHP2.90
1 Br $ = PHP12.15
1 Mal RM = PHP8.40
Which country has the best offer?
21) Which of the following commodities has the least increase U.S. $ per pound from 1987 – 1990.
22. Which of the following is the biggest?
23. A family budget provides that the monthly outlaws for food and house is PHP 1,810.00. If the amount spent for food is three times that of the rent, how much is the monthly rental?
24. After driving 3 1/2 hours, a motorist covered 120 km. At this rate, how long will it take him to drive 360 km.?
25. Mrs. Renoso is planning to buy curtains for their new house. She will need 23 floor length pieces, each piece 2 meters and 50 cm. Long. How many meters should she buy.
26. An employee spends about PHP1,330.00 a month. This sum is 70% of his monthly salary. How much does he receives a month?
27. Which pair of numbers below has 120 as a product?
28) A certain number is doubled and then divided by 8. If after subtracting 4 from this result, one gets 16, the original number is:
29. The numerator of a fraction is 4 less than its denominator, if 3 is added both the numerator and denominator, the resulting number is 3/4. What is the original fraction?
30) Each box of ballpen contains 24 pieces. If an employee in an office given 3 ballpens. How many boxes will be needed for 168 employees?
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