# Numeracy Test

11 Questions | Total Attempts: 29

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This test will assess your basic understanding of concepts reviewed during our training series on quantitative reasoning

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• 1.
Sonam wants to calculate how many more seconds he has while he is awake. Suppose Sonam is 25 years old.  He sleeps 8 hours per day.  He estimates he will live to be 75 years old.  Without using a calculator, estimate how many 'waking seconds' he has.  Use your rounding skills to find the answer!
• A.

3,000,000,000 (or 3 x 10^9 seconds)

• B.

2,000,000,000 (or 2 x 10^9 seconds)

• C.

1,000,000,000 (or 1 x 10^9 seconds)

• D.

4,000,000,000 (or 4 x 10^9 seconds)

• 2.
A new hydropower plant in Lingmethang is estimated to generate 1,270 Megawatts.    Approximately many 60 watt bulbs can the plant light up?
• A.

20 light bulbs

• B.

20,000 light bulbs

• C.

20,000,000 light bulbs

• D.

20,000,000,000 light bulbs

• 3.
46,795 runners finished the 2011 New York marathon. The 1981 marathon had 13,203 finishers.  What was the percentage increase during this time period?
• A.

Approximately 350%

• B.

Approximately 500%

• C.

Approximately 400%

• D.

Approximately 250%

• 4.
What is inflation?
• A.

The % relative change in the price level over the preceding twelve months

• B.

The increase in average prices in the retail sector

• C.

The rise in labor costs over the last year

• D.

The percentage expansion of the economy over the last year

• 5.
In the The New Yorker on March 29, 2010 you could read on page 45 that "Apple has just 2.2 per cent of the world cell-phone market, but that means it sold twenty-five million iPhones last year." How large was the 2009 world cell-phone market? (That is, how many people bought a cell-phone in 2009?)
• A.

Approximately 1.1 million

• B.

Approximately 110 million

• C.

Approximately 1.1 billion

• D.

Approximately 11 billion

• 6.
Your employment contract calls for a 5% annual raise. If the inflation rate is 11.3%, what is your resulting “raise”? (You can use a calculator)
• A.

A 6.3% reduction (from the original value)

• B.

A 5.6% reduction (from the original value)

• C.

A 6.3% raise (from the original value)

• D.

A 5.6% raise (from the original value)

• 7.
Last week, the store sold 25 DVDs at \$14.99 each; 13 DVDs at \$12.99 each and 19 DVDs at \$7.99 each.  Find the weighted average of sales per DVD.
• A.

\$12.20/DVD

• B.

\$695.43/DVD

• C.

\$24.40/DVD

• D.

\$15/DVD

• 8.
Asam took 7 maths tests and got scores of 68, 71, 71, 84, 53, 62 and 67. What was Asam's mode score?
• A.

68

• B.

84

• C.

71

• D.

67

• 9.
What type of graph is this? What is the mode value?
• A.

Bar graph; 25

• B.

Histogram; 25

• C.

Bell Curve; 25

• D.

Histogram; 100

• 10.
What is the median of these numbers: 2.4, 2.8, 2.3, 2.9, 2.9?
• A.

2.3

• B.

2.9

• C.

2.8

• D.

There is no median

• 11.
Please describe your experience of the course. Discuss your overall satisfaction and what you would like to learn more of in the future (related to math, numeracy, and quantitative reasoning)