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Showing posts with label Maths. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maths. Show all posts

Saturday, November 13, 2010

According to the rain gauge, how much rain has fallen?

14.  The Candy Shoppe sells a box of mixed chocolates.  The box of chocolates contains 12 ounces of chocolate covered caramels, 14 ounces of chocolate covered cherries, 6 ounces of chocolate covered raisons. How many pounds are in the box of chocolates?
    A.  3.2 pounds
    B.  2 pounds
    C.  3.6 pounds
    D.  3 pounds

15.  According to the rain gauge, how much rain has fallen?
   

    A. 2.7 inches
    B. 2.2 inches
    C. 2.5 inches
    D. 2.4 inches

16. Early civilizations used a cubit as a unit of measure.  A cubit is the length from the middle finger to the elbow.  Estimate the average height of a man in cubits
    A.  6 cubits
    B.  4 cubits
    C.  2 cubits
    D.  10 cubits


17.  Jay traveled from Miami to Jacksonville, a distance of 320 miles.  He left Miami at 8:00 A.M., stopped for lunch for 30 minutes, and stopped for two 15 minute breaks at rest areas.  He arrived in Jacksonville at 2:15 P.M.  What was his average rate of speed during his travel time? 

    A.   51.2 mph        B.   62.1 mph        C.   53.3 mph        D.   60.9 mph

18.  Jackie is building a doll house with a scale of 1 inch equals 12 inches.  She wants to put a sofa in the doll house living room.  If a full size sofa is 72 inches, how long will the doll house sofa be?

    A.   7.2 inches
    B.   6 inches
    C.   5 inches
    D.   4 inches

You purchase a house for $124,000 and the next year sell it for $150,000 . What would be the percent of increase or decrease?

7.    What is the correct order of operations for this problem?
      A.        B.       C.       D. 

8. You purchase a house for $124,000 and the next year sell it for $150,000 . What would be the percent of increase or decrease?

    A. 21% increase     B.  21% decrease      C.  17% increase    D.  17% decrease

Section 2 - Measurement

9. A swimming pool is 15 by 30 feet and a consistent 5 feet deep.  You are painting the walls and floor of the pool.  If a gallon can of paint covers 250 square feet, how many gallon cans would you need to buy?
    A. 2 gallons
    B. 3 gallons
    C. 4 gallons
    D. 5 gallons

10.  You need to fill the pool with water.  If 1 cubic foot equals 7.48 gallons of water, how many gallons will it take to fill the pool in the previous problem (15 feet by 30 feet by 5 feet)?
    A. 374 gallons
    B. 16830 gallons
    C. 300.8 gallons
    D. 2250 gallons

11. Pencils sell for 98 cents per dozen.  How much more per pencil does it cost to buy 5 for 50 cents?
    A.  8.17 cents         B.  10 cents    C.  1.83 cents        D.  2 cents

12. The testing center starts the test at 8:40 A.M.  If you have 90 minutes to complete the test, when does the test end?
    A.  9:30 A.M.
    B.  10:10 A.M.
    C.  10:40 A.M.
    D.  10:30 A.M.


13.  The distance between Brookville and Center City is 17.25 cm. on the map.  If 1 cm is equal to 20 miles, how far is it between the two cities?
    A.  37.25 miles
    B.  340 miles
    C.  345 miles
    D.  350 miles

Practice Test for the General Knowledge Math Test


Practice Test for the General Knowledge Math Test

Directions: Read each item and select the best response.

Section 1 – Number Sense



2. Order the following series of numbers from smallest to largest.
            5.3x10-3,  1.2x102,  2.7, 2.07

            A.  5.3x10-3,  1.2x102,  2.7, 2.07

            B.  1.2x102,  2.7, 2.07,  5.3x10-3

            C.  5.3x10-3, 2.07, 2.7, 1.2x102,

            D.  1.2x102, 2.07,  2.7, 5.3x10-3

3. Simplify    3(2+6)26
            A.  3                B.  9                 C. 32               D. 60

4. Simplify    5 + 6 2 -1
            A.  7                B.  8                 C. 4.5              D. 11

5.  Jack is taking medications for a recent illness.  Every 6 hours he takes an antibiotic, every 4 hours he takes a pain reliever, and every 3 hours he drinks a glass of water.  If he starts this regime at 10 am, at what time will he be taking both medicines and a glass of water?
            A. 12:00 noon              B.  4:00 P.M.               C.  6:00 P.M.               D. 10:00P.M.

6. Three lengths of 2.25 feet each are cut from a board 12 feet long.  How long is the remaining piece of wood?
            A. 9.75 feet                  B.  9 feet          C.  5.25 feet                 D.  1.05 feet

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