1. Passage Reading
2. Verbal Logic
3. Non Verbal Logic
4. Numerical Logic
5. Data Interpretation
6. Reasoning
7. Analytical Ability
8. Quantitative Aptitude

27. Tip: The wording of the question for percentage increases and decreases is
critical.

Since the wording says “FROM yesterday TO today” the calculation we must
perform is
(today) ÷ (yesterday).

To determine this, think about how you would increase
something
by say 20%. You multiply the original by 1.2 to get the increased result.

Step 1 – calculate the % change in value for each share

Share A: 20 /19.4 = 3.1% increase

Share B: 4.2 / 3.9 = 7.7% increase

Share C: 18.1 / 19.3 = 6.2% decrease

Share D: 5.6 / 5.1 = 9.8% increase

Share E: 3.1 / 3.3 = 6.1% decrease

Thus the correct answer is (B), Share D, Share C

28. Step 1 – Calculate the Share D profit/loss

250 x (5.6-5.1) = 125 profit

Step 2 – Calculate the Share E profit/loss

350 x (3.1-3.3) = 70 loss

Step 3 – Calculate the overall profit/loss

125 profit – 70 loss = £55 profit

So the correct answer is (C), £55 profit

29. Step 1 – Calculate the amount invested per share

200,000 x 4.2 = £840,000

£840,000 / 2 = £420,000 per share A and D.

Step 2 – Calculate the number of Share A shares at today’s prices

£420,000/20 = 21,000 of Share A

Step 3 – Calculate the number of Share D shares at today’s prices

£420,000/5.6 = 75,000 of Share D

Tip: If at this point you had answers in decimals you should question whether
that’s
correct and go back.

So the correct answer is (B), 21,000 Share A and 75,000 Share D

30. Step 1 - calculate the cost of 550 Share Cs bought yesterday

550 x 19.3 = £10,615

Step 2 – change into $

10,615 x 1.63 = $17,302.45

Step 3 – calculate the cost of 1,050 Share Es bought today

1,050 x 3.1 = £3,255

Step 4 – change into $

3,255 x 1.62 = $5,273.1

Step 5 – calculate the total cost

$17,302.45 + $5,273.1 = $22,575.55

Tip: if you forgot to convert into dollars, your answer of £14,000 looks very similar
to
option (B) and you would have got this question wrong. Often, distracters like this
are
included in the answers to catch you out.

So the correct Answer is (D) $23,000

31. Step 1 – convert share prices in to Euros

Share A: 20 x 1.23 = 24.6

Share C: 18.1 x 1.23 = 22.263

Step 2 - calculate the Share A price one year ago

24.6 ÷ 0.85 = €28.94

Step 3 – calculate the Share C price one year ago

22.263 ÷ 1.22 = €18.25

So the correct Answer is (D), €29 (Share A); €18 (Share C)

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