## Basic Mathematical Problems in IQ Tests

Posted Date  27/07/2019

In IQ Tests we generally find simple & basic mathematics problems as well with other logical problems. It's a common argument that Mathematics should not be part of IQ Tests, because Maths can be terrifying for many people. Yes It's right, those people who never go to school, never learn maths, they still can have a high IQ Level. Because the Intelligence quotient of a person is most related to logical reasoning & critical thinking abilities as compared to solving Maths. But on the other hand, its scientifically proved that solving mathematics stimulates brain senses, enhances logical thinking abilities & hence increases the IQ level. Especially for school-going children, the ability to solve basic Mathematics problems quickly matters a lot. In well-organized IQ Tests, if we see Mathematical problems, the options of the questions are always organized in a way that the person should be able to pick the right choice logically without solving the Maths or applying the formula. Interesting? Let's take an example

What is 100 ÷ 101 =?

(a)  1     (b) 1.11

(c)  0     (d) 0.99

Correct Option: (d) 0.99

In this example, it seems that its a mathematical problem that cannot be solved without a calculator. But if we see such kind of problems in IQ Tests, then options must be organized in a way that anyone should be able to pick the right option logically instead of applying mathematics. In this example anyone who knows basic division operation, he must know that if a smaller number is being divided by a bigger number the answer should be less than 1. Now if we look at the options we can see that only one option is less than 1. Which must be the answer. And that is 0.99.

Let's take another example

What is the cost of 3 tapes at $1.99 each? (a)$5.97    (b) $4.97 (c)$3.97    (d) $2.97 Correct Option: (a)$5.97

Again it seems from the problem that it cannot be solved without a calculator as we need to multiply a decimal number with another number. But if we focus on the numbers we can find that 1.99 is very close to number 2. And by multiplying it with 3 we get 6. Now we must be sure that the answer should be closest to 6 and from the given options the closest one is the \$5.97 and all other options are intentionally kept apart in the problem so that it should be logically solvable without paper-pencil or calculator.

To solve basic mathematical problems everyone must know the basic mathematical tricks which help a lot in daily life as well. This following blog post will hopefully improve your general knowledge of mathematical tricks and your speed when you need to do math in your head without using a calculator or even paper-pencil.

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