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• 1.

### A florist buys roses at \$0.50 apiece and sells them for \$1.00 apiece.  If there are no other expenses, how many roses must be sold in order to make a profit of \$300?

• A.

600

• B.

100

• C.

150

• D.

200

• E.

650

A. 600
Explanation
To make a profit of \$300, the florist needs to sell each rose for \$0.50 more than the cost price. So, the selling price of each rose would be \$1.00. Therefore, the florist needs to sell 600 roses (600 * \$0.50 = \$300) in order to make a profit of \$300.

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• 2.

• A.

Before the first sentence of ParagrapH 2.

• B.

After the last sentence of ParagrapH 2.

• C.

Before the last sentence of ParagrapH 3.

• D.

After the last sentence of ParagrapH 4.

B. After the last sentence of ParagrapH 2.
Explanation
The sentence "Nowadays, no matter where you are, it’s hard to be far from a radio" would best support the idea of the vice president of Westinghouse's strategy to entice an audience with daily programming and sell radio receivers. It emphasizes the widespread availability and popularity of radios in modern times, which aligns with the goal of making radio transmission profitable. Placing the sentence after the last sentence of Paragraph 2 would provide a logical transition and reinforce the idea of radios being a common and accessible form of entertainment.

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• 3.

### Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.   Many of today’s physicians and patients are ------- high technology, captivated by computer-designed drugs and laser surgery.

• A.

• B.

• C.

Enamored of

• D.

Tolerant of

• E.

Overwhelmed by

C. Enamored of
• 4.

### In a shipment of 1,000 light bulbs, 1/40 of the bulbs were defective. What is the ratio of defective bulbs to nondefective bulbs?

• A.

1/25

• B.

1/40

• C.

40/1

• D.

1/39

• E.

39/1

D. 1/39
Explanation
The ratio of defective bulbs to nondefective bulbs is 1/39. This is because out of the 1,000 light bulbs in the shipment, 1/40 of them were defective. To find the ratio, we divide the number of defective bulbs (1/40 of 1,000) by the number of nondefective bulbs (1 - 1/40 of 1,000), which simplifies to 1/39.

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• 5.

### The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E. (A) Except for the phonograph, the performances (B) of great musicians and the voices of famous people (C) would have been lost (D) to history.  (E) No error

• A.

A

• B.

B

• C.

C

• D.

D

• E.

E

A. A
Explanation
The underlined part "Except for the phonograph" is the error in the sentence. It should be changed to "Except the phonograph" to make the sentence correct.

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• 6.

• A.

I only

• B.

II only

• C.

I and II only

• D.

I and III only

D. I and III only
Explanation
The trials discussed in the passage had two factors in common: a definite and known accuser and oaths and invocations of divine assistance. The passage states that there was always a known accuser who brought formal suit and openly confronted the accused. Additionally, the proceedings were saturated with oaths that called upon God to witness the truth of the claims or the justice of the cause. There was no mention of secrecy in the proceedings, so factor II is not applicable. Therefore, the correct answer is I and III only.

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• 7.

### A 25-foot ladder is placed against a vertical wall of a building, with the bottom of the ladder standing on concrete 7 feet from the base of the building. If the top of the ladder slips down 4 feet, then the bottom of the ladder will slide out

• A.

4 feet

• B.

5 feet

• C.

6 feet

• D.

7 feet

• E.

8 feet

E. 8 feet
Explanation
When the top of the ladder slips down 4 feet, the ladder forms a right triangle with the wall and the ground. The length of the ladder remains the same at 25 feet. The distance between the bottom of the ladder and the base of the building is 7 feet. Using the Pythagorean theorem, we can find the distance the bottom of the ladder will slide out. The square of the length of the ladder (25^2) is equal to the sum of the square of the distance the bottom of the ladder slides out and the square of the distance between the bottom of the ladder and the base of the building (x^2 + 7^2). Solving for x, we get x = 8 feet.

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• 8.

### Abandoned cornfields have been the sites of investigations concerning ecological succession, the orderly progression of changes in the plant and/or animal life of an area over time (see Figure 1).   (Note: The plants are ordered according to their appearance during ecological succession.) During the early stages of succession, the principal community (living unit) that dominates is the pioneer community. Pioneer plants are depicted in Figure 2.  The final stage of ecological succession is characterized by the presence of the climax community, the oak-hickory forest. Figure 3 depicts the gradual change from pine to hardwoods.  Figures adapted from Eugene P. Odum, Fundamentals of Ecology. ©1971 by Saunders College Publishing/Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc.   According to the information in Figure 3, a 150-year-old climax community would contain oak and hickory trees with a density of approximately:

• A.

5,000 trees per unit area.

• B.

15,000 trees per unit area.

• C.

3,000 trees per unit area.

• D.

20,000 trees per unit area.

C. 3,000 trees per unit area.
Explanation
The information in Figure 3 shows a gradual change from pine to hardwoods during ecological succession. The final stage of ecological succession is characterized by the presence of the climax community, which in this case is the oak-hickory forest. According to the information provided, a 150-year-old climax community would contain oak and hickory trees with a density of approximately 3,000 trees per unit area.

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