1.
A company has 450 employees at the beginning of the year. During the year it hires 35 employees, but 12 retires and 15 resign. What is the number of employees at the end of the year?
2.
An 18 story office building has 15,000 square feet on each floor. Company “A” rents 9 floors and Company “B” rents 4 floors. What is the number of square feet of unrented floor space?
3.
A machine room has five rows of equipment, with three pieces in each row. A second machine room has eight rows of equipment, with four pieces in each row. How many more pieces of equipment are there in the second machine room?
4.
If a file clerk can process 35 letters in half an hour, how many letters can she process in a seven (7) hour day?
5.
If 16 file cabinets require 24 feet of wall space, 40 cabinets will require how many feet of wall space?
6.
A secretary spends 1/4 of her time each week filing, 3/8 of her time typing, and the rest of the time entering data. During a normal 40 hour week, how many hours would be spent entering data?
7.
An employee receives overtime at the rate of 1-1/2 times his regular rate for work over 40 hours performed on weekdays. For any time worked on Sundays or holidays he is paid double his usual rate. John Jones worked his regular 40 hours, and he also incurred 4 hours extra on Friday and 5 hours extra on Sunday, for a total of 49 hours for the week. His regular rate of pay is $15.00 per hour. What should his gross pay be for the week?
8.
A storage cabinet contains 60 reams of paper. After 40 reams have been removed, what percent is left?
9.
The average salary of the three clerks is $450 per week. If one clerk earns $550, a second earns $300, how much is the salary of the third clerk?
10.
If a gear makes 12 turns in 1/8 of a second, how many turns will it make in 20 seconds?
11.
A storage shelf measures 2 feet by 3 feet by 5 feet. How many boxes 2 feet by 1 foot by 1 foot could be put on the shelf?
12.
To calculate the number of hours required to perform a data entry job it is necessary to multiply the number of cards by the number of columns to be entered for each card and divide by the keystrokes per hour. If there are 50 columns to be entered on each card, 10,000 keystrokes per hour, and 1,500 cards, how long will it take?
13.
At 5 a.m. the temperature was 62.5 degrees and at 8 a.m. the temperature was 67.0 degrees. Assuming a constant rate of increase, what time was it when the temperature was 65.5 degrees?
14.
A business with an income of $1,100,000 budgets 1/10 of its income to advertising. If the income of the company is budgeted to decrease by 20%, what would be the amount budgeted for advertising?
15.
An employee worked Monday through Friday from 9:15 to 5:15, with 45 minutes for lunch and Saturday from 9:00 to 12:00. How many hours and minutes did he work that week?
16.
What is the total cost of five thousand brick at $0.35 each and a 12 dozen lintels at $100.00 per dozen?
17.
An IBM sorting machine operates at a rate of 450 cards per minute. 18,000 cards have to be put through the machine five times to complete a job. How long will it take to complete the job?
18.
A certain factory employs 2000 women, 1,500 single men, and 6,500 married men. If each group is expanded proportionally until there are 11,500 employees, what will the number of the additional women be?
19.
A machine operates at the rate of 650 operations per minute; however, 20% must be deducted to allow for machine handling time by the operator. There are 13,000 operations to be put through the machine six times to complete the job. How long will it take?
20.
A company’s total expenses were $225,000 during its first year of operation, of which $18,450 was sales expense. What percentage was sales expense to the total expenses?
21.
If paper costs $0.70 per ream, or $7.80 per dozen reams, how much is saved on each ream by purchasing by the dozen?
22.
A rectangular computer is 42 inches longer than it is wide and has a perimeter of 204 inches. What is the width of the machine?