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Mathematical intelligence

We all require some numerical skills in our lives, whether it is to calculate our weekly shopping bill or to budget how to use our monthly income. Flexibility of thought and lateral thinking processes are a few skills which are needed in order to solve these problems. Mathematical intelligence generally represents your ability to reason and to calculate basic arithmetic computations. It also helps you to understand geometric shapes and manipulate equations.

Mathematical intelligence is a strong indicator of general intelligence because many every day mental tasks require arithmetical operations even though numbers may not be involved.

6. Which number follows, in this series?

13, 57, 911, 1315, 1719

  1. 1879
  2. 2123
  3. 3002
  4. 5004

7. At the end of a banquet 10 people shake hands with each other. How many handshakes will there be in total?

  1. 100
  2. 20
  3. 45
  4. 90

8. Four balls are placed in a hat.

1 orange ball

1 yellow ball

2 red balls

Your friend, Guiseppe, draws 2 balls and tells you that one of them is red.

What are the chances that the other ball is red also?

  1. 1 in 3
  2. 1 in 4
  3. 1 in 5
  4. 1 in 6

9. There are 14 more cookies than biscuits in a jar of 38 cookies and biscuits. How many cookies are in the jar?

  1. 20
  2. 24
  3. 26
  4. 28

10. The day before the day before yesterday is three days after Saturday. What day is it today?

  1. Monday
  2. Wednesday
  3. Friday
  4. Sunday