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Fractions are expressed as follows:

2 3/10 is “two and three tenths.”

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    Math Computation

    1. 5 5/9 – 2 2/9 =
    A. 2 1/3
    B. 3 7/9
    C. 3 1/3
    D. 3 1/9
    E. None of these

    2. 10% of $150 =
    A. $1.50
    B. $15
    C. $140
    D. $1,500
    E. None of these

    3. 8 + −4 + −8 =
    A. 4
    C. 20
    D. -4
    E. None of these

    4. 100% of □ = 7.5
    A. 0.075
    B. 0.75
    C. 7.5
    D. 750
    E. None of these

    5. 10 3∕4 – 3 1∕8 =
    A. 6 5∕8
    B. 7 1∕4
    C. 7 5∕8
    D. 7 1∕2
    E. None of these

    6. 0 – 7 =
    A. –7
    B. –6
    C. 0
    D. 7
    E. None of these

    7. 6 4∕15 + 7 1∕3 =
    A. 13 14/15
    B. 13 5/12
    C. 13 15/16
    D. 13 3/5
    E. None of these

    8. 27/10 ÷ 9/10 =
    A. 3∕10
    B. 3
    C. 24 3/10
    D. 9
    E. None of these

    9. 30 x 1/100 =
    A. 3/100
    B. 3
    C. 1/3
    D. 3/10
    E. None of these

    10. −54∕−6 =
    A. 60
    B. 9
    C. –9
    D. –60
    E. None of these

    11. 6 – (2+4)2 =
    A. –12
    B. –14
    C. –30
    D. –6
    E. None of these

    12. 9 – (–4) =
    A. 13
    B. –5
    C. 5
    D. –13
    E. None of these

    13. 12 1/2 % of 80 =
    A. 1
    B. 6.4
    C. 640
    D. 100
    E. None of these

    14. 1 + 4 x 7 – 7 =
    A. 0
    B. 1
    C. 22
    D. 28
    E. None of these

    15. 15 ÷ 3/5 =
    A. 9
    B. 5
    C. 1
    D. 25
    E. None of these

    16. What percent of 350 is 56?
    A. 1.6 %
    B. 62.5 %
    C. 16.0 %
    D. 6.25%
    E. None of these

    17. (7 ─ 2) =
    A. –36
    B. –20
    C. 20
    D. 36
    E. None of these

    18. 4 1/4 x 1 4/17 =
    A. 4 1/17
    B. 1 4/7
    C. 5 1/4
    D. 5 1/21
    E. None of these

    19. □% of $1.50 = $0.30
    A. 20
    B. 5
    C. 2
    D. 45
    E. None of these

    20. 1 + 3² x 9 =
    A. 55
    B. 90
    C. 82
    D. 144
    E. None of these

    Applied Math

    21. If a resident of Washburn who participated in the survey is selected at random, what is the probability that this resident agrees with the proposal?
    A. 1/3
    B. 1/2
    C. 2/5
    D. 3/10

    22. The mayor of Limestone stated that the proposed road should be built because:

    • The survey shows that the residents of Limestone want the road built.

    • A greater number of Washburn residents than Limestone residents agree that the road should be built.

    What error did the mayor make in reaching this conclusion?
    A. She did not count the number of Limestone residents correctly.
    B. She incorrectly read the results of the survey from Limestone.
    C. She incorrectly read the numbers of Washburn residents who agreed with the proposal.
    D. She did not consider the Washburn residents who disagreed with the proposal.

    23. Which graph shows how Washburn residents voted in the survey?

    A. F
    B. H
    C. G
    D. J

    24. If the new road is built, it will take 20 minutes to drive between the two towns
    at an average speed of 45 miles per hour. How far apart are these two towns?
    A. 9 miles
    B. 15 miles
    C. 25 miles
    D. 90 miles

    25.If this pattern continues, which of the figures below will be next?


    26. Gail can decrease her average monthly air conditioning bill by 5% by setting the thermostat one degree higher than its current setting. If her average monthly bill is $86.00, how much would she save eave month by setting the thermostat one degree higher?
    A. $4.30
    B. $5.00
    C. $10.00
    D. $81.70

    27. The table below shows the number of people who checked out books from a library over a five-week period.

    What is the average number of people who checked out books each week over this period?
    A. 2,650
    B. 2,200
    C. 2,330
    D. 1,800

    28. A recipe for cookies requires 2/3 cup of butter. A low-fat version of this cookie recipe replaces half of the butter with an equal amount of applesauce. How much applesauce is needed to make the low-fat recipe?
    A. 1/6 cup
    B. 1/3 cup
    C. 1/2 cup
    D. 2/3 cup

    29. Of the 220 employees at Gibbons Technology, 4/5 work full time. Of the full-time employees, 1/8 regularly work overtime. How many employees at Gibbons Technology regularly work overtime?
    A. 22
    B. 25
    C. 27
    D. 35

    30. What number is missing from this number pattern?
    1, 5, 13, 25, ___, 61, 85
    A. 29
    B. 37
    C. 41
    D. 57

    31. A company held an awards banquet at a restaurant. the bill for the meal was $285.89. if 15 % tip was added to the bill, Which of these is the best estimate of the total amount the company paid for the meal and the tip?
    A. $300.00
    B. $315.00
    C. $330.00
    D. $370.00

    The capacity of air conditioners is cool an area is measured in British thermal units (Btu). The table below shows the room areas that can be efficiently cooled by air conditioners of various capacities. Study the table. Then do Numbers 12 through 14.

    32. An air conditioner for a kitchen requires an additional 4,000 Btu over the recommended capacity. What air conditioner capacity is required for a kitchen that has a length of 16 feet and a width of 10 feet?
    A. 6,000 Btu
    B. 7,000 Btu
    C. 9,000 Btu
    D. 10,000 Btu

    33. Which statement can be supported by the data in the table?
    A. Rooms smaller than 100 square feet in area do not need air conditioners
    B. The larger the room, the more efficiently an air conditioner works
    C. An 18,000 Btu air conditioner will work efficiently in any sized room
    D. The measurements of a room should be considered when selecting the most efficient efficient air conditioner

    34. Jim bought an air conditioner using the coupon below. The model that Jim selected originally sold for $239.50. How much did Jim save by using the coupon?

    A. $4.79
    B. $47.90
    C. $191.60
    D. $234.71

    The back of a box of rice contains facts about nutrition as well as directions for cooking the rice. Study the information. Then do Numbers 15 through 18.

    35. Daria plans to cook exactly 7 servings of rice. According to the cooking directions, how many teaspoons of salt should she add to the uncooked rice?
    A. 7/8 Teaspoon
    B. 1 1/7 Teaspoon
    C. 1 3/4 Teaspoon
    D. 3/4 Teaspoon

    36. A stick of butter contains 8 tablespoons of butter. What percent of a stick of butter is being used if 6 tablespoons of butter are used to cook the rice?
    A. 34%
    B. 60%
    C. 75%
    D. 86%

    37. Jeff measures 6 cups of water to cook rice for dinner. According to the cooking directions, how much uncooked rice should he add to the water?
    A. 1/4 cup
    B. 2 1/4 cups
    C. 4 cups
    D. 9 cups

    38. Debbie is an athlete on a daily diet of 3,400 calories. On a given day she has three servings of rice, containing a total of 510 calories. What percentage of her total daily calorie requirement is met by the calories from the three servings of rice?
    A. 5.0%
    B. 6.6%
    C. 12.0%
    D. 15.0%

    39. What is the next number in this number sequence?
    60, 28, 12, 4, ____
    A. 2
    B. 0
    C. -4
    D. -8

    40. What is the scientific notation for the number of kilometers light will travel in 60 seconds?

    A. 5.5 x 104
    B. 3.0 x 106
    C. 1.116 x 107
    D. 1.8 x 107

    Reading Comprehension

    Here is a page from a Web site about wildlife. Read the information. Then do Numbers 41 through 47.

    41. The purpose of this Web page is to ?
    A. Educate people about how to deal with wild animals in their back yards
    B. Encourage people to campaign for wild animal reserves
    C. Entertain people with a personal story involving local wildlife
    D. Show the injustice in the homeowners having to share their back yards

    42. According to the Web page, which of these has caused the increase in the number of animals sighted near human habitats?
    A. Animals are migrating out of the wilderness
    B. Animals are more readily domesticated now
    C. The city offers animals more variety in food
    D. Human expansion in reducing animals’ habitats

    43. Which of these will help you avoid attracting raccoons into your back yard?
    A. Putting food on a compost pile
    B. Bringing pet food bowls inside
    C. Putting birdseed in outdoor feeders
    D. Attracting other wild animals to your back yard

    44. According to the Web page information, what is the danger of leaving food outside?
    A. Wild animals will nest under porches
    B. Wild animals will befriend the family pets
    C. Wild animals will become dependent on humans
    D. Wild animals will develop a fear of people

    45. According to the Web page information, Which of these statements is true?
    A. Wild animals should be trained
    B. Wild animals can be domesticated
    C. Some wild animals have adapted to living near people
    D. Humans and wild animals require a similar natural environment

    46. Which of these statements from the Web page is a fact?
    A. Watching wild animals can be fascinating
    B. Seeing animals in their natural habitat can be enjoyable
    C. It is important to encourage wildlife to return to their natural habitats and habits
    D. Many city and suburban dwellers now share their back yards with a variety of animals species

    47. Which of these best states the theme of the information on this Web page?
    A. Care and compassion should be shown to all animals
    B. Raccoons are usually attracted to human and pet food
    C. As our cities grow, we are faced with the pleasures and problems of nearby wildlife
    D. Coyotes, field mouse, and squirrels are only a few of the creatures that visit residential areas
    E. None of these

    Sanya wanted to buy a used car. In order to shop wisely, she consulted a reference book titled The Careful Consumer’s Guide to Buying a Car. Read the following portion of the chapter on buying a used car. Then do Numbers 48 through 52.

    48. The article advises people to “be wary of ads that…give a contact number that appears in several other ads.” Wary means about the same as?
    A. Cautious
    B. Ambitious
    C. Composed
    D. Enthusiastic

    49. The article says that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can give you information about cars that were ” recalled for defective parts.” which of these words means the opposite of the word defective?
    A. Flawless
    B. Expensive
    C. Replacement
    D. Malfunctioning
    E. None of these

    50. Which of these best describes the overall purpose of the information in the chapter?
    A. To expose the corrupt practices of some used-car dealers
    B. To help individuals shop for a used car safely and successfully
    C. To persuade anyone shopping for a used to buy from a private party
    D. To inform people about the car-related reference sources available to consumers

    51. Which of these best summarizes the information under the subheading “Finding Prospective Cars” ?
    A. Do not compromise on details that are important to you
    B. Classified ads provide a wealth of information about used cars
    C. Few people have the skills or resources necessary to restore a used vehicle
    D. Examine classified ads carefully to determine information about the car
    E. None of these

    52. Which of these statements is a fact?
    A. It is wise to do some background checking on cars before you respond to car ads
    B. A good place to shop for privately sold used cars is the classified ads section of the newspaper
    C. An excellent source of safety and performance information is the classified ads section of the newspaper
    D. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a government organization that provides traffic safety information to the public