# Math Skills In The Workplace

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• 1.

### Which is not a math skill to know in the workplace?

• A.

Knowing how to work a cash register

• B.

Checking your hours that you are scheduled

• C.

Understanding discounts on items

• D.

All of the above are skills needed in the workplace

D. All of the above are skills needed in the workplace
Explanation
All of these skills are necessary to have for the workplace

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• 2.

### What is inventory?

• A.

A complete list of items such as property, goods in stock, or the contents of a building.

• B.

The amount of money in the register

• C.

A list of items to be purchased for the company

• D.

The amount of content or stock sold daily

A. A complete list of items such as property, goods in stock, or the contents of a building.
Explanation
Companies often depend on inventory to operate or fill client orders. Inventory is a major company asset that helps a company with tasks such as planning and staying within budget.

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• 3.

### If you work 48 hours at \$8.00 an hour.  How much is your check total?

\$416.00
Explanation
40 x 8 =\$320. 8x 12 = \$96 \$320+96=\$416.00 You can only work a max of 40 hours in a week. All extra hours are considered overtime and you will get paid "time and a half" in this case it was \$12.00 for overtime. why? because 8+4 (half of 8) = 12. making our total come to \$416.00

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• 4.

### If you worked 46 hours at \$11 dollars an hour, what is your check total?

• A.

\$547

• B.

\$539

• C.

\$345

• D.

\$506

B. \$539
Explanation
40 hours is the max you can work before getting paid overtime.
So 40 of the 46 hours will be at regular pay (\$11 per hour)
40 x 11 =440

The remaining 6 hours will be at "time and half" pay. So \$11 PLUS HALF of \$11 (half of 11 is 5.50)

so 11+5.50 = \$16.50

6x16.50 = 99

440+99 = \$539

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• 5.

### What does it mean to get paid salary?

• A.

A fixed annual payment

• B.

Getting paid every two weeks

• C.

Being on an hourly pay scale

• D.

Being under contact

A. A fixed annual payment
Explanation
Salary means you will get paid that same amount annually. (yearly)

Not all people who get paid salary are under a contract
and not every company has the same pay dates. Some companies pay every 2 weeks, some every week, some once a month. So the best fit answer was "a fixed annual payment"

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• 6.

### What is the median of these numbers?3,13,16,3,12,8,22,16,8,6

• A.

10.5

• B.

10

• C.

12

• D.

16

B. 10
Explanation
Median is the middle number.

You would put all the numbers in order and the "middle" number is considered to be the median.

3,3,6,8,8,12,13,16,16,22

8 and 12 are both remaining
you add them together and then divide by 2 giving you a result of 10.
10 is the median

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• 7.

### If the original price is 45 dollars and it is 60% off, how much money is taken off?

• A.

\$23

• B.

\$31

• C.

\$27

• D.

\$26

C. \$27
Explanation
45 x .60 = 27

\$27 is how much money you would subtract from the total.

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• 8.

### If the original price is \$76 dollars and it is 25% off what is the new price?

• A.

\$57

• B.

\$34

• C.

\$53

• D.

\$61

A. \$57
Explanation
76 x .25 = 19

76-19 = 57

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• 9.

### When do you have to start getting paid "time and a half?"

• A.

After working 42 hours

• B.

After working 35 hours

• C.

After working 40 hours

• D.

After working 48 hours

C. After working 40 hours
Explanation
By law, companies must pay almost all hourly workers overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in one work week. Time and a half means that an hourly worker will receive his standard hourly rate plus half for each hour he works over 40 in one week.

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• 10.

### If your total comes up to \$72.45 and you pay with \$80.00 how much change should you receive?

• A.

\$8.53

• B.

\$7.55

• C.

\$7.54

• D.

\$7.65

B. \$7.55
Explanation
Basic math

\$80.00-\$72.45= \$7.55

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• 11.

### If your total comes up to \$106.79 and you pay with \$120.00 how much change should you receive?  (please remember the money symbol or it will be marked wrong)

\$13.21
Explanation
Basic Math

\$120.00 - \$106.79 = \$13.21

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• 12.

### You are a cashier at a grocery store. Your customer, David, buys a pound of bacon \$1.39, one dozen eggs for \$1.29, and a pound of coffee for \$2.79. What is the sum total of his purchases?  (remember to use the dollar symbol or your answer will be marked wrong)

\$5.47
Explanation
Basic math

\$1.39 +\$1.29 + \$2.79 = \$5.47

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• 13.

### William earned \$9.50 an hour. He worked 40 hours one week and received a bonus of \$75.00. How much did he earn that week? (Include the dollar symbol and amount of change or answer will be marked wrong)

\$455.00
Explanation
\$9.50 x 40 = \$380

\$380 + \$75 = 455.00

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• 14.

### Reports an employee's annual wages and the amount of taxes withheld from his or her paycheck.

• A.

W2 form

• B.

I-9 form

• C.

Criminal background form

• D.

Payroll deduction form

A. W2 form
Explanation
The W-2 form is the form that an employer must send to an employee and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at the end of the year. The W-2 form reports an employee's annual wages and the amount of taxes withheld from his or her paycheck.

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• 15.

### Mark worked from 9:00am-7:30pm  how many hours did he work total?

• A.

10 hours and 30 minutes

• B.

12 hours and 30 minutes

• C.

11 hours and 30 minutes

• D.

9 hours and 30 minutes

A. 10 hours and 30 minutes
Explanation
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
.30 minutes

10 hours and 30 minutes

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• 16.

### If you have 20 people working for you on your payroll, all at 36 hours per week at \$9 per hour what is the total you spend on payroll?

• A.

\$6,490

• B.

\$6,340

• C.

\$6,480

• D.

\$6,485

C. \$6,480
Explanation
36 x 9 = \$324

\$324 x 20 = \$6,480

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• 17.

### Danielle got to work at 9:30 in the morning. She worked a six hour day plus she took at 45 min lunch break. What time did Danielle leave work if she worked 6 hours and took a 45 min lunch?

• A.

4:15

• B.

3:45

• C.

5:15

• D.

4:45

A. 4:15
Explanation
9:30 am + 6 hours worked = 3:30 pm
3:30 pm + 45 min break = 4:15 pm

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• 18.

### Mike works as a waiter in a restaurant. A couple comes in to have dinner and spend \$45.00. Mike needs to add on 6% sales tax to the couple’s bill. Mike also knows they will tip 15% on the original bill. Including the tax and tip, what is the total amount of money the couple should give Mike?

• A.

\$56.45

• B.

\$58.15

• C.

\$54.15

• D.

\$54.45

D. \$54.45
Explanation
\$45 x .06 (6% = .06) = \$2.70
\$45 x .15 (15% =.15) = \$6.75
2.70 + 6.75 +45.00 = \$54.45

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• 19.

### What is the current minimum wage for Virginia?

• A.

\$7.50

• B.

\$7.25

• C.

\$7.75

• D.

\$7.00

B. \$7.25
Explanation
Virginia/Minimum wage

7.25 USD per hour

effective since: Jan 1, 2014

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