# FREE Predictive Index Basic Questions and Answers

#### What is the series' next number?

18, 15, 20, 22, 17, and ____

The given series alternates between subtracting 3 and adding 5:

18 (start)

18 - 3 = 15

15 + 5 = 20

20 - 3 = 17

17 + 5 = 22

Following the pattern, the next number in the series would be obtained by subtracting 3 from the last number:

22

−

3

=

19

22−3=19

So, the next number in the series is 19.

#### All political research papers ought to be turned in in a folder.

A few of Charlie's classmates sent in an envelope containing their study.

Charlie turned in a folder containing his research.

In summary:

Charlie is a political researcher.

The conclusion, if the assumptions are correct, is:

The conclusion "Charlie’s research is on politics" cannot be determined based on the provided information. While it's mentioned that all research papers on politics should be submitted in a folder and Charlie submitted his research in a folder, there is no explicit information about the topic of Charlie's research. It could be on politics or any other subject. Therefore, the conclusion cannot be definitively drawn from the given premises.

#### Yarns are sold by Dana by the pound. The price per pound is $5.20. With $78.00, how many pounds can you buy?

To find out how many pounds Dana can buy with a budget of $78.00 at a cost of $5.20 per pound, you can use the formula:

Number of pounds=

Total budget

Cost per pound

Number of pounds=

Cost per pound

Total budget

Substitute the values:

Number of pounds=

78.00

5.20

Number of pounds=

5.20

78.00

Number of pounds=

15

Number of pounds=15

Therefore, with a budget of $78.00, Dana can buy 15 pounds of yarn. So, the correct option is 15.0.

#### MANEUVER is to USE __ as a STEER.To MANHANDLE is to __.

MANEUVER is to STEER as SHOVE is to MANHANDLE.

In this analogy, "maneuver" implies controlled and intentional action, similar to "steer." The opposite action to "manhandle" (which is rough and uncontrolled) among the given options is "shove."

#### As NIGHTCLUB is to LOUD?__ is for quiet.

The analogy here is about the volume or sound level. In the given analogy:

NIGHTCLUB is to LOUD as ? is to QUIET.

The opposite of a NIGHTCLUB in terms of sound level would be a LIBRARY, as libraries are typically associated with a quiet atmosphere.

So, the answer is LIBRARY.

#### What term is the opposite of "temperamental" in this list?

The opposite of "temperamental" is typically "serene" or "steady." So, among the options provided:

Serene

This choice is most likely to be the opposite of "temperamental."

#### What word is the opposite of "meandering" in this list?

The opposite of "meandering," which typically implies a winding and indirect course, is "straight." Therefore, among the options provided:

Straight

This choice is most likely to be the opposite of "meandering."

#### Three quarters of the population in a small town of 2,400 are employed; the remaining three quarters are students. Stay-at-home parents make up 5% of the workforce. How many people continue to attend school?

To find out how many people are still in school, you need to calculate the percentage of the population that falls into the specified categories and then subtract that from the total population.

The categories mentioned are:

Working women: 35% of 2400

Working men: 35% of 2400

Stay-at-home parents: 5% of 2400

Now, add these percentages to find the combined percentage of the mentioned categories:

35%+35%+5%=75%

The remaining percentage, representing those still in school, is

100%−75%=25%.

Now, calculate 25% of 2400 to find the number of people still in school:

25% of 2400=0.25×2400=600

So, there are 600 people still in school in the small town.

#### Presumptions:

On Mondays, every high school student wears their uniform.

Abigail attends a secondary school.

It is Tuesday tomorrow.

In summary:

Today, Abigail is dressed in her uniform.

The conclusion, if the assumptions are correct, is:

The correct answer is "Cannot be determined based on the information available." The information provided only states that high school students wear uniforms on Mondays, but it doesn't provide any information about their attire on other days, including Tuesdays. Therefore, it cannot be definitively concluded whether Abigail is wearing her uniform on Tuesday based solely on the given premises.

#### What term is the opposite of "boundless" in this list?

The opposite of "boundless" is "limited" or "bounded."

#### What is the series' next number?

___, 28.1, 32.2, 36.3, 40.4, and 44.5

The given series appears to follow a pattern where each number is increasing by 4.1:

28.1, 32.2, 36.3, 40.4, 44.5, ...

To find the next number, you can add 4.1 to the last number in the series:

44.5 + 4.1 = 48.6

So, the next number in the series is 48.6.