1.
You have been hired as a sales representative for a national book company. Your job requires a great deal of travel a month. You get reimbursed $0.50 for each mile that you drive. This past month you drive 2,348 miles. How much will you invoice your company for mileage?
Correct Answer
C. $1,174.00
Explanation
The correct answer is $1,174.00. To calculate the mileage reimbursement, you need to multiply the number of miles driven (2,348) by the reimbursement rate ($0.50). This will give you the total amount you can invoice your company for mileage, which is $1,174.00.
2.
You are making a pair of curtains for a customer. The material that the customer has selected for the curtains will cost you $138. For each order, you also charge an additional $50 for your labor and $28 for supplies. How much will you charge your customer?
Correct Answer
D. $216
Explanation
The customer has selected material that costs $138. Additionally, the labor charge is $50 and the supply charge is $28. To calculate the total cost for the customer, we add these three amounts together: $138 + $50 + $28 = $216. Therefore, the correct answer is $216.
3.
You work in the stockroom of a grocery store chain where you must document shipments received. You have just received a shipment of 80 boxes of canned vegetables. Each box contains 144 cans. How many cans of vegetables did you receive?
Correct Answer
D. 11,520
Explanation
The question states that there are 80 boxes of canned vegetables, and each box contains 144 cans. To find the total number of cans received, we need to multiply the number of boxes by the number of cans per box. Therefore, 80 boxes multiplied by 144 cans per box equals 11,520 cans.
4.
A customer comes into a restaurant where you work. Your customer purchases two hamburgers that cost $2.99 each, one order of fries for $1.69, and two large drinks that cost $1.89 each. How much does the customer owe before tax is added?
Correct Answer
C. $11.45
Explanation
The customer purchases two hamburgers at $2.99 each, which totals to $5.98. They also purchase one order of fries for $1.69 and two large drinks at $1.89 each, which totals to $3.78. Adding these amounts together, the customer owes $5.98 + $3.78 = $9.76. Therefore, the correct answer is $9.76.
5.
A tractor trailer can legally carry up to 8,000 pounds. you are using a forklift to load shipping containers onto the trailer. What information is most important about the containers?
Correct Answer
C. The weight of each container
Explanation
The weight of each container is the most important information because the tractor trailer has a weight limit of 8,000 pounds. Knowing the weight of each container will allow you to determine how many containers can be safely loaded onto the trailer without exceeding the weight limit.
6.
You are stocking 1-gallon containers of milk on 6 shelves in the refrigerator in the dairy section of the grocery store. You can place 16 gallons on each shelf. One-half of the shelves are already stocked. You are wheeling crates of milk to restock the shelves. What additional information do you need before you start wheeling crates into the store?
Correct Answer
D. The number of gallons in each crate.
Explanation
Before you start wheeling crates into the store, you need to know the number of gallons in each crate. This information is crucial to determine how many crates you will need to restock the shelves. Without knowing the number of gallons in each crate, you cannot accurately calculate the amount of milk that can be placed on each shelf or plan the restocking process effectively.
7.
You are delivering mulch to a nursery. They have requested 1,500 bags of mulch. You must load complete pallets of mulch onto the delivery truck. Before you start loading the truck, what additional information is needed?
Correct Answer
A. The number of bags of mulch on each pallet
8.
Your supervisor has asked you to order office supplies for your entire department. You examine the previous orders and check the current supply drawer. You find that the office has used 32 reams of paper, there are 33 of the 100 pens ordered left, and the delivery department has used 127 gallons of fuel for their vans. Your supervisor would like to order 2 additional boxes of letterhead this month. What information is irrelevant to the task you have been assigned.
Correct Answer
C. The delivery department has used 127 gallons of fuel for their delivery vans.
Explanation
The amount of fuel used by the delivery department is irrelevant to the task of ordering office supplies for the department. The question is specifically asking for information that is not necessary for the task, and the amount of fuel used does not affect the decision of ordering office supplies.
9.
You are ordering supplies for the automotive shop where you work. You have ordered 20 boxes of motor oil. Each box contains eight 5-gallon bottles of oil. How many bottles of motor oil did you order?
Correct Answer
D. 160
Explanation
The question states that there are 20 boxes of motor oil and each box contains 8 bottles of oil. To find the total number of bottles ordered, we can multiply the number of boxes (20) by the number of bottles in each box (8). This gives us 20 * 8 = 160. Therefore, the correct answer is 160.
10.
You are working the sales counter at a hardware store. A customer brings some merchandise to the counter to pay. He has 15 screws that cost $0.22 each, a hammer that costs $14.99, and 4 hooks that cost $1.29 each. What is the total cost of the purchase?
Correct Answer
D. $23.45
Explanation
The total cost of the purchase can be calculated by multiplying the quantity of each item by its respective cost and then adding them together. In this case, the 15 screws cost 15 * $0.22 = $3.30, the hammer costs $14.99, and the 4 hooks cost 4 * $1.29 = $5.16. Adding these amounts together, the total cost of the purchase is $3.30 + $14.99 + $5.16 = $23.45.
11.
You work at a newsstand that sells the items shown in the price list below. A customer would like to purchase a newspaper, 2 different maps, and 4 different magazines. What is the total cost of the purchase?
Item
Price ($)
Newspaper
$1.75
Magazine
$4.95
Paperback
$9.95
Map
$6.95
Correct Answer
A. $35.45
Explanation
To calculate the total cost of the purchase, we need to add up the prices of each item. The customer wants to buy one newspaper, which costs $1.75. They also want to buy two different maps, each costing $6.95, so the total cost of the maps is $6.95 x 2 = $13.90. Additionally, they want to buy four different magazines, each costing $4.95, so the total cost of the magazines is $4.95 x 4 = $19.80. Adding up the cost of the newspaper, maps, and magazines, we get $1.75 + $13.90 + $19.80 = $35.45. Therefore, the total cost of the purchase is $35.45.
12.
You are working on a loading dock. You earn $8.50 per hour. In addition, you earn $3.00 for every crate that you can load on the truck. One day, you load 10 crates in the 6 hours you work. What are your total earnings for the day?
Correct Answer
C. $81
Explanation
To calculate the total earnings for the day, we need to calculate the earnings from the hourly rate and the earnings from the crates. The earnings from the hourly rate can be calculated by multiplying the hourly rate of $8.50 by the number of hours worked, which is 6. This gives us $51. The earnings from the crates can be calculated by multiplying the earnings per crate of $3.00 by the number of crates loaded, which is 10. This gives us $30. Adding these two amounts together, we get a total earnings of $81 for the day.
13.
You are a forklift operator who moves merchandise in a warehouse. Your forklift has a weight capacity of 3,000 pounds. You have to move two boxes that weigh 750 pounds apiece and four smaller boxes that weigh 350 pounds apiece. What is the total weight of the boxes?
Correct Answer
B. 2,900 lb
Explanation
The total weight of the boxes is 2,900 lb. This is calculated by adding the weight of the two larger boxes (750 lb + 750 lb = 1,500 lb) and the weight of the four smaller boxes (350 lb + 350 lb + 350 lb + 350 lb = 1,400 lb), resulting in a total weight of 2,900 lb.
14.
As a cashier, you know that the total amount of sales you have each day is the sum of the cash in your drawer, the checks received, and credit transactions minus the cash you started the day with as your change. At the end of the day, you have $1,245 in cash, $654 in checks, and $3,891 in credit transactions. If you started with $125 cash in your drawer, what were your total sales at the end of the day?
Correct Answer
D. $5,665
Explanation
The total sales at the end of the day can be calculated by adding the cash in the drawer, the checks received, and the credit transactions, and then subtracting the cash started with as change. In this case, the cash in the drawer is $1,245, the checks received is $654, and the credit transactions is $3,891. The cash started with as change is $125. Therefore, the total sales at the end of the day is $1,245 + $654 + $3,891 - $125 = $5,665.
15.
As a construction worker, you are asked by your supervisor to cut 1.25- foot pieces from n 8-foot board and a 10-foot board. How many total pieces will you be able to cut from the two boards?
Correct Answer
B. 14
Explanation
You will be able to cut 7 pieces from the 8-foot board (8 / 1.25 = 6.4, rounded up to 7) and 7 pieces from the 10-foot board (10 / 1.25 = 8, rounded down to 7). Therefore, the total number of pieces you can cut from the two boards is 7 + 7 = 14.
16.
You have made three purchases this morning to replenish supplies in the office. You spent $86.63 for paper, $26.87 for clips of various sizes, and $43.50 for file folders. What was the total amount you spent this morning?
Correct Answer
C. $157.00
Explanation
To find the total amount spent, we need to add up the cost of each purchase. So, $86.63 + $26.87 + $43.50 equals $157.00. Therefore, the total amount spent this morning is $157.00.
17.
You earn $14.55 per hour working on an assembly line. You work four 10-hour shifts each week. How much money do you earn in one day?
Correct Answer
C. $145.50
Explanation
To find the amount of money earned in one day, we need to divide the total amount earned in a week by the number of days worked. Since the person works four 10-hour shifts each week, they work a total of 40 hours. Multiplying the hourly wage of $14.55 by 40 hours gives us $582.00. Dividing this amount by the number of days worked in a week (which is 7) gives us $145.50, which is the amount of money earned in one day.
18.
You sell breakfast items at a shop in the airport. The price of each of the items you sell is shown in the table below. A customer orders a breakfast sandwich, a fruit smoothie, and a coffee. What is the cost of the breakfast, not including taxes?
Item
Price
Breakfast Sandwich
$4.99
Fruit Danish
$2.25
Fruit Smoothie
$3.49
Coffee
$1.99
Juice
$2.49
Correct Answer
B. $10.47
Explanation
The cost of the breakfast, not including taxes, is $10.47. This is calculated by adding the prices of the breakfast sandwich ($4.99), fruit smoothie ($3.49), and coffee ($1.99).
19.
Sanjay gets paid $6 commission for every $50 worth of merchandise he sells at a department store. What percent of sales is his commission?
Correct Answer
C. 12%
Explanation
Sanjay gets paid a commission of $6 for every $50 worth of merchandise he sells. To find the percentage of his commission, we can set up a proportion. Since $6 is the commission for $50 worth of merchandise, we can set up the proportion as 6/50 = x/100, where x represents the percentage of his commission. Cross-multiplying gives us 50x = 6 * 100, which simplifies to 50x = 600. Dividing both sides by 50, we find that x = 12. Therefore, Sanjay's commission is 12% of his sales.
20.
Pedro was given $400 to spend on a business luncheon. The table shows how he spent the money. What percent of the money did he spend on decorations?
Item
Money Spent
Food
$250
Drinks
$25
Decorations
$50
Room Rental Fee
$75
Correct Answer
A. 12.5%
Explanation
Pedro spent $50 on decorations out of the total $400 he was given. To find the percentage, we divide $50 by $400 and multiply by 100. This gives us 12.5%. Therefore, Pedro spent 12.5% of the money on decorations.
21.
Gretchen works in health care. Each week, 5% of her paycheck goes towards health insurance. If her weekly paycheck is $650.00, how much does she pay each week for her health insurance?
Correct Answer
B. $32.50
Explanation
Gretchen pays 5% of her weekly paycheck for health insurance. To find out how much she pays, we can calculate 5% of $650.00. 5% of $650.00 is $32.50. Therefore, Gretchen pays $32.50 each week for her health insurance.
22.
You are a carpenter installing a wood deck for a customer. Before you start to build the deck, you must measure the area in order to know how much wood you will need. Which unit of measure would you most likely use for the deck’s dimensions?
Correct Answer
C. Feet
Explanation
As a carpenter, you would most likely use the unit of measure "feet" for the deck's dimensions. Feet is commonly used to measure length and is a suitable unit for measuring the dimensions of a wood deck. Yards, gallons, and tons are not appropriate units for measuring length or dimensions in this context.
23.
As a butcher, you sell meat, poultry, and fish by weight. A customer orders 1 ½ pounds of chicken. Which tool would you use to measure out the amount of chicken the customer has ordered?
Correct Answer
D. Scale
Explanation
A scale would be used to measure out the amount of chicken the customer has ordered. A scale is a tool that measures weight accurately, making it suitable for measuring the 1 ½ pounds of chicken. Rulers and yardsticks are used for measuring length, while measuring cups are used for measuring volume, not weight.
24.
You are working in a bakery. A customer has ordered a wedding cake. The recipe calls for ingredients such as flour and sugar. What unit of measurement would you most likely use for these ingredients?
Correct Answer
A. Ounces
Explanation
In a bakery, when measuring ingredients like flour and sugar for a wedding cake, the most likely unit of measurement to be used is ounces. Ounces are commonly used in baking recipes as they provide a more precise and accurate measurement for dry ingredients like flour and sugar. Using units like tons, inches, or gallons would not be appropriate for measuring these ingredients in a bakery setting.
25.
You supervisor gives you measurements to make a custom picture frame for a customer. The order sheet gives the frame measurements of 13.5 by 20.75. Your supervisor forgot to indicate what units to use. Which units did your supervisor most likely intend to write to write down with the measurements
Correct Answer
A. Inches
Explanation
The most likely units that the supervisor intended to write down with the measurements are inches. This is because inches are commonly used for measuring lengths and dimensions, especially when it comes to small-scale items like picture frames. Feet, yards, and gallons are not appropriate units for measuring picture frame dimensions.
26.
The landscape company you work for is laying new sod on a football field. The football field is 120 yards long, including both end zones. The sod you are laying comes in 6- foot lengths. How many pieces of sod will it take to cover the length of the field?
Correct Answer
B. 60 pieces
Explanation
To calculate the number of pieces of sod needed to cover the length of the football field, we need to divide the total length of the field by the length of each piece of sod. The field is 120 yards long, so we divide 120 by 6 (the length of each piece of sod) to get 20. Therefore, it will take 20 pieces of sod to cover the length of the field.
27.
A recipe you are preparing for a wedding reception calls for a pint of buttermilk. You need to double the recipe to make enough servings for all the guests. The measuring cup that you are using has a 1-cup capacity. How many cups of buttermilk should you add to the recipe?
Correct Answer
C. 4 c
Explanation
To double the recipe, you need to add twice the amount of each ingredient. Since the original recipe calls for a pint of buttermilk, which is equivalent to 2 cups, you should add 4 cups of buttermilk to the recipe.
28.
You are working as a shipping clerk. A customer brings in a large envelope that weighs 20 ounces. You need to convert this measurement to pounds to determine how much to charge the customer. What is this measure in pounds?
Correct Answer
B. 1.25 lb
Explanation
To convert 20 ounces to pounds, we divide the number of ounces by 16 (since there are 16 ounces in a pound). Therefore, 20 ounces divided by 16 equals 1.25 pounds.
29.
A customer brings in a print that she would like framed. The dimensions of the print are 16 inches by 20 inches. Your framing supplier prices the supplies by the foot. What are the dimensions of the print in feet?
Correct Answer
B. 1 1/3 ft by 1 2/3
Explanation
The dimensions of the print are 16 inches by 20 inches. To convert inches to feet, we divide by 12 since there are 12 inches in a foot. Therefore, the dimensions of the print in feet are 16/12 = 1 1/3 ft by 20/12 = 1 2/3 ft.
30.
You are a commercial truck driver who has a delivery to make 200 miles away. You must be there in 4 hours. What speed must you average in order to get there on time?
Correct Answer
B. 50 mph
Explanation
To calculate the required speed, we divide the total distance (200 miles) by the given time (4 hours). This gives us an average speed of 50 mph. Therefore, in order to arrive at the destination on time, the truck driver must maintain an average speed of 50 mph.
31.
You are installing 3-inch-wide laminate flooring for a customer. The room in which you are installing the laminate is 12 feet wide by 12 feet long. How many square feet of flooring will you need for the floor?
Correct Answer
D. 240 sq. ft
Explanation
To find the square footage of the floor, we need to multiply the width by the length. The width is given as 12 feet and the length is also given as 12 feet. Therefore, the total square footage needed for the floor is 12 feet x 12 feet = 144 square feet. However, since the laminate flooring is 3 inches wide, we need to convert the width to feet by dividing it by 12 (since there are 12 inches in a foot). 3 inches / 12 = 0.25 feet. Now, we can find the total square footage needed by dividing the total square footage by the width of the laminate flooring. 144 square feet / 0.25 feet = 576 square feet. However, since the question asks for the square footage of the flooring, we need to divide this number by the width of the laminate flooring again. 576 square feet / 3 inches = 192 square feet. Therefore, the correct answer is 192 square feet.
32.
You work at a pet store that sells fish aquariums. A customer needs to know the amount of water that an aquarium that is 12 inches long, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches deep can hold. Which of the following formulas would you use to answer the customer’s question?
Correct Answer
C. V = l x w x h
Explanation
The formula V = l x w x h (Volume = length x width x height) would be used to answer the customer's question about the amount of water that the aquarium can hold. This formula calculates the volume of the aquarium by multiplying its length, width, and depth.
33.
Hans is building a fence for a customer who raises sheep. The area that the customer wants to be fenced measures 40 yards by 50 yards. The fence will be 1.5 yards tall.
Correct Answer
B. 180 yd
Explanation
The correct answer is 180 yd. To calculate the length of the fence needed, we add the lengths of all sides of the area. The two lengths (40 yards) and two widths (50 yards) add up to 180 yards.
34.
You report on baseball for the local newspaper. In the past 12 games, the team scored the following number of runs: 8, 4, 0, 4, 7, 7, 8, 10, 1, 8, 2, and 10. What is the mode of the number of runs that the team scored?
Correct Answer
C. 8
Explanation
The mode of a set of numbers is the value that appears most frequently. In this case, the number 8 appears three times, which is more than any other number. Therefore, the mode of the number of runs that the team scored is 8.
35.
You work at a show store. The manager asks you to find the mean price of a certain type of show that your competitors sell. You call seven competitors and record the prices they quote for this store. How can you calculate the mean price?
Correct Answer
B. Add the prices together and divide by seven
Explanation
To calculate the mean price, you need to add all the prices together and then divide the sum by the total number of competitors, which in this case is seven. This will give you the average price of the certain type of shoe that your competitors sell.
36.
Your manager at the bakery asks you to review the prices of the bakery’s donuts. You find that most types of donuts are sold for $0.50 each, but a few types are sold for higher prices. What further information do you need to find the range of the prices of donuts?
Correct Answer
A. The price of the most expensive donut
37.
Of the seven customers who visit your toy store, three spend $20, three spend $30, and one spends $22. That is the median amount that the customers spend?
Correct Answer
B. $22
Explanation
The median is the middle value when the data is arranged in ascending order. In this case, when we arrange the amounts spent in ascending order, we get $10, $20, $20, $22, $24, $30, $30. The middle value is $22, so that is the median amount that the customers spend.
38.
The table below shows a driver’s log for a limousine service.
Date
Customer
Rate
Miles
Tolls
Charge
3/10
Key Medical
$2.40/mile
80
$2.00
$194.00
3/10
Cole Accounting
$2.40/mile
35
$0
$84.00
3/11
Burns, Mr. Wm
$2.80/mile
18
$1.20
$51.60
3/12
Key Medical
$2.40/mile
33
$1.20
$80.40
3/12
First National Bank
$2.80/mile
38
$0
$106.40
3/13
First National Bank
$2.80/mile
49
$4.00
$141.20
3/15
Cole Accounting
$2.40/mile
25
$2.00
$62.00
What formula could you use to calculate the charge for the customer’s trip?
Correct Answer
C. (Rate x Miles) + Tolls
Explanation
The formula that could be used to calculate the charge for the customer's trip is (Rate x Miles) + Tolls. This formula takes the rate per mile, multiplies it by the number of miles traveled, and then adds the tolls to get the total charge for the trip.
39.
According to the table, Cole Accounting used the service on 3/10 and 3/15. What were the total charges for Cole Accounting for those two days?
Date
Customer
Rate
Miles
Tolls
Charge
3/10
Key Medical
$2.40/mile
80
$2.00
$194.00
3/10
Cole Accounting
$2.40/mile
35
$0
$84.00
3/11
Burns, Mr. Wm
$2.80/mile
18
$1.20
$51.60
3/12
Key Medical
$2.40/mile
33
$1.20
$80.40
3/12
First National Bank
$2.80/mile
38
$0
$106.40
3/13
First National Bank
$2.80/mile
49
$4.00
$141.20
3/15
Cole Accounting
$2.40/mile
25
$2.00
$62.00
Correct Answer
B. $146.00
Explanation
Cole Accounting used the service on 3/10 and 3/15. On 3/10, they traveled 35 miles with no tolls, resulting in a charge of $84.00. On 3/15, they traveled 25 miles with $2.00 in tolls, resulting in a charge of $62.00. Therefore, the total charges for Cole Accounting for those two days is $84.00 + $62.00 = $146.00.
40.
On 3/13, First National Bank was charged $2.80 per mile for a 49-mile trip. How much money would First National Bank have saved had they been charged a rate of $2.40 per mile on that trip?
Date
Customer
Rate
Miles
Tolls
Charge
3/10
Key Medical
$2.40/mile
80
$2.00
$194.00
3/10
Cole Accounting
$2.40/mile
35
$0
$84.00
3/11
Burns, Mr. Wm
$2.80/mile
18
$1.20
$51.60
3/12
Key Medical
$2.40/mile
33
$1.20
$80.40
3/12
First National Bank
$2.80/mile
38
$0
$106.40
3/13
First National Bank
$2.80/mile
49
$4.00
$141.20
3/15
Cole Accounting
$2.40/mile
25
$2.00
$62.00
Correct Answer
A. $19.60
Explanation
First National Bank would have saved $19.60 if they were charged a rate of $2.40 per mile instead of $2.80 per mile for the 49-mile trip. This can be calculated by finding the difference between the charge at $2.80 per mile ($141.20) and the charge at $2.40 per mile ($121.60). The difference is $19.60.