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Wirral LEA 11+ Question Types 7, 8 and 9

Author: Mike Edwards Published: 21st September 2010 09:04

The third in a series of articles by Mike Edwards of The Tutors, relating to the Wirral LEA 11+ Method & Technique Course.

There are 21 question types in the Wirral LEA 11+ Selection Test these are type 7, 8 and 9, I have previously posted the articles for question types 1-6. If anyone has any questions relating to the Wirral 11+ please post them in the comments section underneath the article and I will respond to them as soon as I can. 

11+ practice papersQuestion Type 7 Letters for Numbers

In these questions letters stand for numbers. Work out the answer to the sums, find its LETTER and mark it on the answer sheet.

Example

A=10, B=20, C=30, D=60 and E=80

What is the answer to this sum written as a letter?

A + B + C = ( ? )

All of the question should be worked out from left to right. There are no other mathematical issues to consider when answering these questions.

The correct answer is always given to you as a value for one of the answer options. If your workinjg out gives a different answer to all the answer options, then you have made a mistake somewhere.

On the answer sheet you are given five letters to choose from. These letters correspond to the letters and their values that appear in the question.

A A
B B
C C
D D
E E

It is important to work from left to right and make a not of your answers as you progress through the question.

A = 10
B = 20

so A + B = 30

C = 30

so 30 + 30 = 60

The answer to the sum is 60

D = 60

Answer option D is the correct answer.

Sample questions

If A=7, B=11, C=9, D=4 and E=13
What is the answer to this sum written as a letter

A + D = ( ? )

If A=18, B=12, C=7, D=23 and E=14
What is the answer to this sum written as a letter

D - A + C = ( ? )

If A=7, B=14, C=21, D=28 and E=4
What is the answer to this sum written as a letter

E x A - B + A = ( ? )

If A=7, B=8, C=9, D=2 and E=4
What is the answer to this sum written as a letter

B x A (divide) E - C + D = ( ? )

In the above sum the (divide) sign will be shown.

Question Type 8 Move a Letter

In these questions, one letter can be moved from the first word to the second word making two new words. The order of the letters must not be changed and the new words must make sense. Find the letter that moves and mark it on the answer sheet.

Example

clean slim

On the answer sheet you are given five letters to choose from, these are the five letters from the first word, written in order.

A c
B l
C e
D a
E n

Start off by identifying which letters can be removed from the first word and leave a word .

Take away "c" leaves "lean" this is a word.
Take away "e" leaves "clan" this is a word.

You cannot take away "l", "a" or "n", because you will not be left with a proper word.

Can you fit "c" into "slim" to make a proper word?

No

Can you fit "e" into slim to make a proper word?

Yes, "slim" "e" gives "slime"

So answer option C is the correct answer.

Errors are made on this question when students take the first option available to them and do not check whether they can make a new word.

Sample Questions

regal be

grown rug

grain ton

tramp coral

Question Type 9 Letter Series

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The above alphabet is there to help you with these questions. Find the next letters in the sequence and mark the correct answer on the answer sheet.

Example

DR ER FP GP ( ? )

It is important to realise that there is no relationship between the individual pairs of letters. Tne relationship occurs between "first" letter sequnces i.e. D, E, F, G and "second" letter sequences R, R, P, P.

With the given alphabet always insert V W X Y Z at the beginning, and A B C D E at the end. This helps when counting back past A or forward past Z.

On the answer sheet you are given five pairs of letters to choose from.

A GM
B GN
C HN
D HO
E IO

Look at the first letter sequence

D E F G (?)

The pattern is Forward 1 each time (f1)

So the next letter must be H, because G f1 is H

Look at the second letter sequence

R R P P (?)

R to R is the same
R to P is back 2 (b2)
P to P is the same

Although this is a short sequence, it is "most likely" that the next step is P b2 = N

Answer option "C" is "HN", so this is the correct answer

Example 2

AB KL CD MN EF OP (?)

Look at the alternating pairs of letters

AB CD EF (?)
KL MN OP

It is reasonably obvious that the next pair will be GH.

Example 3

AB ZY CD XW EF (?)

There are two ways of looking at this question, the first is the same as example 2, the second is to notice that AB is a mirror image of ZY, CD is a mirror image of XW, so the answer is the mirror image of EF, which is VU.

Example 4

AB YZ CD WX EF (?)

This looks similar to example 3, mirror images. However, AB is a "reverse mirror of YZ, etc, so the answer is the reverse mirror of EF, which is UV.

If there are more than five pairs of letters in a sequence then it is probably an alternating sequence.

Sample Questions

CL DM EN FO (?)

DL GO JR MU (?)

QS TV WY ZB (?)

UH EW VG DX XE BZ (?)

All of the questions are based on the NFER questions that appear in the Wirral 11+.

Mike Edwards - The Tutors

Related Content:

Wirral LEA Question Types 1,2 & 3
Wirral 11+ Question Types 4,5 & 6
Wirral 11+ Question Types 10,11 & 12
Wirral 11+ Question Types 13 & 14
Wirral 11+ Question Type 15
Wirral 11+ Question Types 16,17 & 18
Wirral 11+ Question Types 19, 20 & 21
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