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A customer buys $9.34 worth of merchandise. He pays with a $10 bill. Which combination of coins represents the correct change he should receive?
A.
Two quarters, one dime, one nickel, and one penny
B.
Two quarters, two dimes, one nickel, and one penny
C.
Three quarters, one dime, one nickel, and one penny
D.
Three quarters, two dimes, one nickel, and one penny
Correct Answer
A. Two quarters, one dime, one nickel, and one penny
Explanation The customer receives $0.66 in change. The combination of two quarters ($0.50), one dime ($0.10), one nickel ($0.05), and one penny ($0.01) adds up to $0.66, which is the correct change for the customer.
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2.
Alfonzo works as a catering delivery driver. He has to make a delivery that is 30 miles away. If he averages 50 miles per hour, how long will it take him to arrive at his destination?
A.
36 min
B.
80 min
C.
1 hr 20 min
D.
20 hr
Correct Answer
A. 36 min
Explanation To find the time it will take Alfonzo to arrive at his destination, we can use the formula: time = distance / speed. In this case, the distance is 30 miles and the speed is 50 miles per hour. Therefore, the time it will take him to arrive at his destination is 30 miles / 50 miles per hour = 0.6 hours. To convert this to minutes, we multiply by 60, giving us 0.6 hours * 60 minutes per hour = 36 minutes. Therefore, it will take Alfonzo 36 minutes to arrive at his destination.
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As a maintenance worker for a hardware store, you need to measure the distance around the inside of the store because you want to install new cove base ( a rubber product that protects the base of the wall from damage). If the building is a sqaure, and one wall measures 45 feet, how much cove base (in feet) will you need to order?
A.
45 ft
B.
90 ft
C.
180 ft
D.
2,025 ft
Correct Answer
C. 180 ft
Explanation To calculate the distance around the inside of the store, we need to find the perimeter of the square building. Since one wall measures 45 feet, and a square has all sides equal, all the walls of the building will also be 45 feet. To find the perimeter, we add up all the sides of the square, which would be 45 ft + 45 ft + 45 ft + 45 ft = 180 ft. Therefore, you will need to order 180 ft of cove base.
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4.
As a nurse's aide, you read the doctor's instructions to the patient. During recovery, the doctor wants to make sure the patient stays hydrated. She orders the patirnt to consume 16 cupsof water each day. The patient has a quart pitcher he uses to measure his consumption each day. How many quarts of water does he need to drink?
A.
1 qt
B.
2 qt
C.
4 qt
D.
64 qt
Correct Answer
C. 4 qt
Explanation The patient needs to drink 4 quarts of water. This is because 16 cups of water is equal to 4 quarts. Since the patient has a quart pitcher to measure his consumption, he needs to drink 4 quarts of water each day to stay hydrated.
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5.
At a warehouse the mean pay rate for all workers is $10.50 per hour. If your pay rate at the warehouse is $11.80 per hour, what can you conclude about the pay rates of the other workers?
A.
At least one of the other workers earns $10.50 per hour.
B.
At least one of the other workers earns less than $10.50 per hour.
C.
At least one of the other workers earns more than $10.50 per hour.
D.
Every worker works at a unique pay rate.
Correct Answer
B. At least one of the other workers earns less than $10.50 per hour.
Explanation Since the mean pay rate for all workers is $10.50 per hour and your pay rate is $11.80 per hour, it can be concluded that at least one of the other workers earns less than $10.50 per hour. This is because the mean is the average of all the pay rates, so if your pay rate is higher than the mean, there must be others with lower pay rates to balance it out.
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Based on the survey, what is the most likey effect of the new rate?
What would you do if the lot increased its fee to $12 per day?
Number of Responses
Percentage
Park here about as often as always
9
45%
Park here about half as often
6
30%
Switch to a less expensive lot
4
20%
Don’t know or no response
1
5%
TOTAL
20
100%
A.
The lot will lose about 1/3 of its daily customers.
B.
The lot will lose more than 1/2 of its daily customers.
C.
The lot will gain daily customers.
D.
The lot will lose 4 to 8 customers.
Correct Answer
A. The lot will lose about 1/3 of its daily customers.
Explanation Based on the survey results, 30% of respondents said they would park at the lot about half as often, and 20% said they would switch to a less expensive lot. This means that a total of 50% of respondents indicated that they would either park less often or switch to a different lot. Since the question is asking for the most likely effect of the new rate, it can be inferred that the lot will lose about 1/3 (or approximately 33%) of its daily customers.
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Carlos works as an administrative assistant. One of his tasks is to order supplies for his company. He wants to purchase 36 boxes of pens that are on sale for $12.99 per box. How much will the pens cost?
A.
$12.99
B.
$48.99
C.
$432.00
D.
$467.64
Correct Answer
D. $467.64
Explanation Carlos wants to purchase 36 boxes of pens that are on sale for $12.99 per box. To find the total cost, we need to multiply the number of boxes (36) by the price per box ($12.99). Therefore, the pens will cost $467.64.
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8.
For every sale that Bernard makes, he earns a $20 commission. In order to be considered as the Employee of the Month, he must make at least $1,200 in commission that month. If in the first two weeks he earns $580 in commission, how many sales does he need to make the rest of the month in order to be considered Employee of the Month?
A.
89
B.
60
C.
31
D.
20
Correct Answer
C. 31
Explanation If Bernard has already earned $580 in commission in the first two weeks, he needs to earn an additional $1,200 - $580 = $620 in commission for the rest of the month. Since he earns a $20 commission for every sale, he needs to make $620 / $20 = 31 sales in order to reach the required commission amount and be considered Employee of the Month.
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9.
New laws require restaurants to provide nutritional facts to their customers. As a manager, you need to figure out this information so that you can post it on your menu. A certain cheeseburger has 560 calories. Of that total, 210 calories come from fat. What percent of the calories are NOT from fat?
A.
3.75%
B.
6.25%
C.
37.5%
D.
62.5%
Correct Answer
D. 62.5%
Explanation The percentage of calories that are not from fat can be calculated by subtracting the calories from fat (210) from the total calories (560) and then dividing the result by the total calories and multiplying by 100. In this case, the calculation would be (560 - 210) / 560 * 100 = 350 / 560 * 100 = 0.625 * 100 = 62.5%. Therefore, 62.5% of the calories in the cheeseburger are not from fat.
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The company you work for has $5,000 set aside for holiday bonuses. It is your job to figure out how much each employee gets. Your boss asks you to split the money evenly among all employees after subtracting $250 from the total to cover the cost of the holiday party. If there are 10 employees, hoe mich will each employee receive?
A.
$525
B.
$475
C.
$500
D.
$250
Correct Answer
B. $475
Explanation After subtracting $250 from the total amount of $5,000 to cover the cost of the holiday party, we are left with $4,750. To split this amount evenly among the 10 employees, we divide $4,750 by 10. This gives us $475, which means each employee will receive $475 as their holiday bonus.
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The following chart shows the breakdownof sales for Brenda's gift shop in the month of August. What percent of total sales were from cnadles and gift cards?
ITEM
SALES AMOUNT
Candles
$298
Decorations
$345
Collectibles
$762
Gift Cards
$395
A.
0.385%
B.
38.5%
C.
61.5%
D.
260%
Correct Answer
B. 38.5%
Explanation The correct answer is 38.5%. To find the percent of total sales from candles and gift cards, we need to add up the sales amounts for candles and gift cards and divide it by the total sales amount. The sales amount for candles is $298 and the sales amount for gift cards is $395. Adding these two amounts gives us a total of $693. Dividing $693 by the total sales amount of $1800 gives us approximately 0.385, which is equivalent to 38.5% when expressed as a percentage.
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The library you work at is shiofting the books around to add a new reading area. You are using a cart to remove encyclopedias from one bookshelf and take them to a different location in the library. Each bookshelf where the encyclopedias will be placed can hold 18 encyclopedias. There are 216 encyclopedias total. What information is needed to deteremine how many trips you will need to take?
A.
The weight of each encyclopedia
B.
How many encyclopedias will fit on the cart
C.
The order of the encyclpodias
D.
The distance between the bookshelves
Correct Answer
B. How many encyclopedias will fit on the cart
Explanation To determine how many trips you will need to take, you need to know how many encyclopedias will fit on the cart. This information is crucial because it will help you calculate the number of trips required to transport all 216 encyclopedias. By dividing the total number of encyclopedias by the capacity of the cart, which is determined by how many encyclopedias it can hold, you can determine the number of trips needed to complete the task.
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13.
Which of the following measurements is appropriate weight for a single brick patio paver?
A.
5 oz
B.
5 lb
C.
5 t
D.
5 gal
Correct Answer
B. 5 lb
Explanation The correct answer is 5 lb. This is the appropriate weight for a single brick patio paver because it is a common unit of measurement for weighing objects. The weight of a brick paver is typically measured in pounds, as it is a more practical and manageable unit for this type of object. 5 oz would be too light, 5 t (tons) would be too heavy, and 5 gal (gallons) is a unit of volume, not weight.
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14.
Which train is scheduled to travel from Downtown to Regina Station in the shortest amount of time?
Train
Downtown
18^{th} St.
Yardley
W. Haven
Irish Hill
Kiernan
Regina
34
5:10 P.M.
5:25 P.M.
5:39 P.M.
5:48 P.M.
5:55 P.M.
6:01 P.M.
6:10 P.M.
6
5:40 P.M.
5:55 P.M.
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6:20 P.M.
6:30 P.M.
14
6:00 P.M.
6:15 P.M.
6:29 P.M.
6:38 P.M.
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29
6:15 P.M.
6:30 P.M.
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6:55 P.M.
7:01 P.M.
7:10 P.M.
A.
Train 34
B.
Train 6
C.
Train 14
D.
Train 29
Correct Answer
B. Train 6
Explanation Train 6 is scheduled to travel from Downtown to Regina Station in the shortest amount of time. This can be determined by comparing the arrival times at Regina Station for each train. Train 6 is the only train that arrives at 6:20 P.M., while all the other trains have later arrival times. Therefore, Train 6 is the correct answer.
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15.
You are a factory worker who assembles special computer chips. On a typical day, you can assemble 15 chips. At the end of a 5-day work week, you realize that you have assembled 7 fewer chips than you normally assemble in a week. How many chips did you assemble?
A.
68
B.
75
C.
82
D.
100
Correct Answer
A. 68
16.
You are a truck driver. Your pay is partly determined by the distance that you drive. Which unit of measurement is most likely used when measuring the distance that you drive?
A.
Feet
B.
Yards
C.
Tons
D.
Miles
Correct Answer
D. Miles
Explanation As a truck driver, your pay is determined by the distance you drive. The most likely unit of measurement used for measuring the distance driven by a truck driver is miles. Miles are commonly used to measure long distances, especially in the United States where the mile is the standard unit of measure for road travel. Feet and yards are more commonly used for shorter distances, while tons are used to measure weight, not distance.
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You are an assistant to the manager of a retail store. He wants to figure out what percent of the total sales on a given day were made in the lawn and garden department. The lawn and garden department sales were $1500. The total sales for the retail store were $10,000. What percent of the total sales came from from the lawn and garden department?
A.
0.15%
B.
1.5%
C.
15%
D.
125%
Correct Answer
C. 15%
Explanation To find the percent of total sales made in the lawn and garden department, we divide the lawn and garden department sales ($1500) by the total sales for the retail store ($10,000) and then multiply by 100. This gives us (1500/10000) * 100 = 15%. Therefore, 15% of the total sales came from the lawn and garden department.
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18.
You are collecting money from vending machines on your route. You collected $176.50 and $122.75 from your first two stops. At the third stop, you collected $158.00 and the customer ordered $125.00 more in product. Which of the following dollar amounts should not be used in finding the total collected for the day?
A.
$122.75
B.
$125.00
C.
$158.00
D.
$176.50
Correct Answer
B. $125.00
Explanation The dollar amount that should not be used in finding the total collected for the day is $125.00. This is because the customer ordered $125.00 more in product at the third stop, but this amount is not part of the total collected for the day. The total collected for the day should only include the initial amount collected from the first two stops ($176.50) and the amount collected at the third stop ($158.00).
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19.
You are in a factory that assembles office chairs. Each line can assemble 100 chairs per shift. What additional information do you need to determine the number of chairs assembled per shift at the factory?
A.
The number of lines at the factory
B.
The speed of each worker on the line
C.
The number of chairs ordered
D.
The number of workers on the line
Correct Answer
A. The number of lines at the factory
Explanation To determine the number of chairs assembled per shift at the factory, we need to know the number of lines at the factory. Each line can assemble 100 chairs per shift, so the total number of chairs assembled per shift would depend on the number of lines. Without knowing the number of lines, we cannot accurately determine the total number of chairs assembled. The other options provided (the speed of each worker on the line, the number of chairs ordered, and the number of workers on the line) may be relevant for other calculations, but they do not directly determine the number of chairs assembled per shift.
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20.
You are on a business trip attending a convention to demonstrate your compnay's products. Your budget for travel expenses is $450.00. So far, you have spent $126.60 on gasoline, $226.37 on meals for clients, and $65.00 for one night in a hotel. How much money do you have left to spend?
A.
$32.03
B.
$97.03
C.
$417.97
D.
$867.97
Correct Answer
A. $32.03
Explanation To find out how much money is left to spend, we need to subtract the total amount spent from the budget. The total amount spent is $126.60 + $226.37 + $65.00 = $417.97. Therefore, the amount of money left to spend is $450.00 - $417.97 = $32.03.
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You are painting four sides of a building that are all the same size. Before you buy the paint for the job, what additional information is needed in order to determine how much paint to buy?
A.
The amount of time it will take to finish
B.
The total square of wall that needs to be painted
C.
The number of painters that will be helping you
D.
The volume of the building
Correct Answer
B. The total square of wall that needs to be painted
Explanation To determine how much paint to buy, the additional information needed is the total square footage of the wall that needs to be painted. This is because the amount of paint required is directly proportional to the surface area to be covered. Without knowing the size of the wall, it is impossible to accurately estimate the amount of paint needed. The other options, such as the amount of time it will take, the number of painters, or the volume of the building, are not directly relevant to determining the quantity of paint required.
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22.
You are the manager at A-Plus Cellular, The most popular phone you see retails for $129.49. Today, you sold 10 of these phones. With every phone, you also sold a $30.00 accessories package. What are your total sales today?
A.
$159.49
B.
$1,294.90
C.
$994.90
D.
$1,594.90
Correct Answer
D. $1,594.90
Explanation The total sales today can be calculated by multiplying the price of each phone ($129.49) by the number of phones sold (10), and adding the total revenue from the accessories package ($30.00 * 10). This gives us a total sales of $1,294.90 for the phones and $300.00 for the accessories, resulting in a grand total of $1,594.90.
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23.
You are working as a roofer. You have gone to the home- supplt store to get a supply of roofing nails. Which of rge following measurements would be reasonable measure of the roofing nails that you need to purchase?
A.
3/4 ft
B.
3/4 yd
C.
3/4 lb
D.
3/4 in
Correct Answer
D. 3/4 in
Explanation The measurement that would be a reasonable measure of the roofing nails that the roofer needs to purchase is 3/4 in. This is because roofing nails are typically measured in inches, and 3/4 in is a common size for roofing nails. Feet (ft), yards (yd), and pounds (lb) are not commonly used measurements for roofing nails.
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24.
You are working on an aseembly line in an auto plant earning $18 per hour. If you work over 40 hours per week, you earn 1 1/2 times your normal hourly wage for each hour. What are your earnings for a week in which you worked 45 hours?
A.
$720.00
B.
$726.50
C.
$811.50
D.
$855.00
Correct Answer
D. $855.00
Explanation If the person works 45 hours in a week, they will earn their normal hourly wage of $18 for the first 40 hours. For the additional 5 hours, they will earn 1 1/2 times their normal hourly wage, which is $27 per hour. So, for the 5 extra hours, they will earn a total of $27 x 5 = $135. Adding this to their earnings for the first 40 hours, their total earnings for the week will be $18 x 40 + $135 = $720 + $135 = $855.00.
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25.
You have been working at the same jobfor the last twelve months. During that time, you have been depositing $50 each month from your paycheck into a special account so that you can buy a new television that cost $575. How much money have you saved in the last twelve months?
A.
$525
B.
$575
C.
$600
D.
$625
Correct Answer
C. $600
Explanation If you have been depositing $50 each month for twelve months, the total amount deposited would be $50 x 12 = $600. Therefore, you have saved $600 in the last twelve months.
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26.
You help buy equiptment at a school. The science teacher asks you to buy a set of 90 microscope slides. The table below shows prices from four vendors. Which order meets the teacher's request and has the lowest price? (ignore charges for tax and shipping)
VENDOR
COST PER PACKAGE
NUMBER OF SLIDES PER PACKAGE
Elmer Biological
$26.40
30 slides
Maryland Scientific
$76.50
90 slides
JSB Supplies
$55.20
60 slides
Kane School Supply
$39.00
45 slides
A.
2 packages from Kane School Supply
B.
3 packages from Elmer Biological
C.
1 package from JSB Supplies and 1 package from Elmer Biological
D.
1 package from Maryland Scientific
Correct Answer
D. 1 package from Maryland Scientific
Explanation The order that meets the teacher's request and has the lowest price is 1 package from Maryland Scientific. This is because Maryland Scientific offers 90 slides per package at a cost of $76.50, which is the lowest price per slide compared to the other vendors.
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You help manage a parking lot for commuters. The owner suggests raising the daily parking fee from $8 to $12. To predict the effect of the rate increase, you survey 20 customers who pay the daily rate. The results are shown below.
What would you do if the lot increased its fee to $12 per day?
Number of Responses
Percentage
Park here about as often as always
9
45%
Park here about half as often
6
30%
Switch to a less expensive lot
4
20%
Don’t know or no response
1
5%
TOTAL
20
100%
What fact about the survey, if true, would decrease the reliability of the data?
A.
More men than women are daily customers of the parking lot.
B.
The customers in the survey were chosen randomly during the week.
C.
Of the 20 responses, 3 were from the same customer.
D.
Of the 20 responses, 3 were first-time customers.
Correct Answer
C. Of the 20 responses, 3 were from the same customer.
Explanation If it is true that 3 of the 20 responses were from the same customer, it would decrease the reliability of the data. This is because having multiple responses from the same customer could skew the results and make it appear as if there are more customers who would park less often or switch to a less expensive lot than there actually are. It would not provide an accurate representation of the overall customer sentiment towards the fee increase.
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28.
You must travel to a plant to inspect some new equiptment. The plant is 225 miles away from your office. If you travel an average speed of 60 miles per hour, how long will it take you to get to the plant?
A.
37.5 hr
B.
165 hr
C.
3.75 hr
D.
285 hr
Correct Answer
C. 3.75 hr
Explanation The correct answer is 3.75 hr. To calculate the time it will take to get to the plant, we can use the formula: Time = Distance / Speed. In this case, the distance is 225 miles and the speed is 60 miles per hour. Therefore, the time it will take to get to the plant is 225 / 60 = 3.75 hours.
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29.
You need to use 0.25 cup of olive oil for each batch of vinaigrette dressing that you prepare in your job as a prep cook. The chef asks you to increase the amount of dressing you prepare each day so that you are making 10 batches of dressing. If your supplier sells olive oil by the gallon, how many gallons of oil will you need to tell the chef to order for one week?
A.
280 gal
B.
0.1 gal
C.
1 gal
D.
2 gal
Correct Answer
D. 2 gal
Explanation To prepare 10 batches of dressing, each requiring 0.25 cups of olive oil, we need a total of 10 x 0.25 = 2.5 cups of olive oil. Since there are 16 cups in a gallon, we need 2.5 / 16 = 0.15625 gallons of olive oil. Rounding up, we get approximately 0.16 gallons. Therefore, the chef needs to order 0.16 gallons of olive oil for one week. The closest option to this is 0.1 gal, so the correct answer is 0.1 gal.
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30.
You pay a cleaning- supply vendor in cash to receive a discount. The bill, after your discount is applied, comes to $123.76. You give the vendor $125.00. Which of the following represents the correct change amount of change you should receive?
A.
Two dollars, one quarter, and one penny
B.
Two dollars, two dimes, and four pennies
C.
One dollar, one quarter, and one penny
D.
One dollar, two dimes, and four pennies
Correct Answer
D. One dollar, two dimes, and four pennies
Explanation The bill comes to $123.76 and the customer gives the vendor $125.00. To find the correct change amount, we need to subtract the bill amount from the amount given. $125.00 - $123.76 = $1.24. This means that the customer should receive $1.24 as change. To break down this amount, we can use two dimes (20 cents), two pennies (2 cents), and one dollar bill. So, the correct change amount is one dollar, two dimes, and four pennies.
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31.
You sell coffee beans in bulk by the pound. You must weigh each bag of beans individually to find the weight. A customer brings a bag of beans to the counter that weighs 36 ounces. How many pounds of beans does the customer want to purchase?
A.
1 lb
B.
2.25 lb
C.
2.5 lb
D.
576 lb
Correct Answer
B. 2.25 lb
Explanation The customer wants to purchase 2.25 pounds of beans. This can be determined by converting the weight of the bag from ounces to pounds. Since there are 16 ounces in a pound, dividing 36 ounces by 16 gives us 2.25 pounds.
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32.
You sell insurance policies over the telephone. Your manager tells you that company surveys show that 25 of 100 people called will be interested in the policy. If this is true, what is the probability that the next person you call will be interested in the policy?
A.
1/5
B.
1/4
C.
1/3
D.
1/7
Correct Answer
B. 1/4
Explanation Based on the information provided, the manager states that 25 out of 100 people called will be interested in the policy. Therefore, the probability of the next person being interested can be calculated by dividing the number of interested people (25) by the total number of people called (100). This results in a probability of 1/4, meaning that there is a 1 in 4 chance that the next person called will be interested in the policy.
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33.
You work as a groomer in a pet store. You groomed 46 animals in May, 39 animals in June, 39 animals in July, and 26 animals in August. How many animals have you groomed in the last four months?
A.
43
B.
111
C.
150
D.
2,157
Correct Answer
C. 150
Explanation In the last four months, the groomer has groomed 46 animals in May, 39 animals in June, 39 animals in July, and 26 animals in August. To find the total number of animals groomed in the last four months, we add these numbers together: 46 + 39 + 39 + 26 = 150. Therefore, the correct answer is 150.
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34.
You work at a consumer product testing laboratory. You test two computer batteires and find that they each last for 3.0 hours before running out of power. Then you test a third battery. How long must it last for the mean running time to be 4.0 hours for the three batteries?
A.
4.0 hr
B.
5.0 hr
C.
5.5 hr
D.
6.0
Correct Answer
D. 6.0
Explanation The third battery must last for 6.0 hours in order for the mean running time to be 4.0 hours for the three batteries. This is because the total running time of the three batteries is 3.0 + 3.0 + 6.0 = 12.0 hours. To find the mean running time, we divide the total running time by the number of batteries, which is 12.0 / 3 = 4.0 hours. Therefore, the third battery must last for 6.0 hours to achieve a mean running time of 4.0 hours.
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35.
You work at a medical clicic where your job is to monitor people's weights, One patient has been weighed every Wednesday for the last two months. The recordes values of his weight are 180, 182, 181, 182, 184, 183, 182, and 182. What is the person's mean weight according to the set of data?
A.
181 lb
B.
182 lb
C.
183 lb
D.
184 lb
Correct Answer
B. 182 lb
Explanation The person's mean weight according to the set of data is 182 lb. This is calculated by summing up all the recorded weights (180 + 182 + 181 + 182 + 184 + 183 + 182 + 182 = 1466) and dividing it by the number of data points (8). Therefore, 1466 divided by 8 equals 182 lb.
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36.
You work ata television station. The ratings for the station;s evening newscast are measured for seven nights in a row, from Sunday to Saturday. How can you determine the median rating?
A.
Add the rating together, then divide by seven.
B.
Select the rating for Wednesday.
C.
List the ratings in order from least to greatest, and select the fourth rating.
D.
Select the rating that is repeated most often.
Correct Answer
C. List the ratings in order from least to greatest, and select the fourth rating.
Explanation To determine the median rating, you need to list the ratings in order from least to greatest and then select the fourth rating. This method ensures that the ratings are arranged in a sequence, allowing you to identify the middle value as the median. Adding the ratings together and dividing by seven would give you the average rating, not the median. Selecting the rating for Wednesday or the rating that is repeated most often would not give you the median.
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37.
Your are hired to install hardwood flooring for a customer. The first thing you need to do is determine how much flooring you need. Which tool would you use to find the dimensions of the room?
A.
Tape measure
B.
Protractor
C.
Measuring cup
D.
Compass
Correct Answer
A. Tape measure
Explanation A tape measure is the correct tool to use to find the dimensions of the room when installing hardwood flooring. A tape measure is a flexible ruler that can be extended and used to measure the length, width, and height of objects or spaces. It is commonly used in construction and carpentry to accurately measure distances and dimensions. In this case, the tape measure would be used to measure the length and width of the room to determine the amount of flooring needed for installation.
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38.
Your are making handouts for a department-wide meeting. There are 27 people in your department, and there are three different handouts that each person will need. If you don't make any extras, how many total copies will you make?
A.
9
B.
30
C.
81
D.
243
Correct Answer
C. 81
Explanation If there are 27 people in the department and each person needs three different handouts, then the total number of handouts needed is 27 x 3 = 81. Therefore, the correct answer is 81.
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39.
Your are responsible for buying bottled water for an outdoor community picnic. There are 450 people expected to attend. If each case of water contains 18 bottles, how many cases do you need to buy?
A.
8,100
B.
25
C.
468
D.
432
Correct Answer
B. 25
Explanation To find the number of cases needed, divide the total number of bottles required by the number of bottles in each case. In this case, there are 450 people attending the picnic, and each person will need one bottle of water. So, the total number of bottles required is 450. Since each case contains 18 bottles, divide 450 by 18 to get the number of cases needed, which is 25.
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40.
Your office is a 15-minute walk from the 18th Street Station. When is the lates time you can leave work, board a train at 18th Street, and arrive at Kiernan Station at 6:20 p.m.?
Train
Downtown
18^{th} St.
Yardley
W. Haven
Irish Hill
Kiernan
Regina
34
5:10 P.M.
5:25 P.M.
5:39 P.M.
5:48 P.M.
5:55 P.M.
6:01 P.M.
6:10 P.M.
6
5:40 P.M.
5:55 P.M.
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6:20 P.M.
6:30 P.M.
14
6:00 P.M.
6:15 P.M.
6:29 P.M.
6:38 P.M.
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29
6:15 P.M.
6:30 P.M.
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6:55 P.M.
7:01 P.M.
7:10 P.M.
A.
5:40 p.m.
B.
5:45 p.m.
C.
5:10 p.m.
D.
4:55 p.m.
Correct Answer
A. 5:40 p.m.
Explanation The latest time you can leave work and still arrive at Kiernan Station at 6:20 p.m. is 5:40 p.m. This is because the train that departs from 18th Street at 5:40 p.m. is the last train that will arrive at Kiernan Station before 6:20 p.m. Leaving any later would mean missing this train and not being able to arrive at the desired time.
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41.
Your sales goal is to sell 35 pairs of shoes per week. You earn $20 for each pair you sell. If you meet your sales goal, you earn a bonus of $100. How much do you earn in a week in which you sell exactly 35 pairs of shoes?
A.
$700
B.
$800
C.
$155
D.
$600
Correct Answer
B. $800
Explanation If the sales goal is to sell 35 pairs of shoes per week and you earn $20 for each pair sold, then by selling exactly 35 pairs of shoes, you would earn 35 * $20 = $700. Additionally, if you meet your sales goal, you earn a bonus of $100, so the total amount you would earn in a week in which you sell exactly 35 pairs of shoes is $700 + $100 = $800.
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