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Question 1 |

In Kingsport School, 46% of students are female. If the number of students is 1250, then how many male students are attending this high school?

698 | |

692 | |

687 | |

675 |

Question 1 Explanation:

Percent of male students = 100% − 46% = 54%

Now, find 54% of 1250

0.54 X 1250 = 675

Now, find 54% of 1250

0.54 X 1250 = 675

Question 2 |

Erin’s incomes and expenditures for the first five months of the year 2012 are given in the table below:
In which two months were her savings the highest?

January and February | |

February and March | |

March and May | |

January and March |

Question 2 Explanation:

Explanation: Subtract the income and spending for each month to find the amount of savings:

January: $3020 − $2370 = $650

February: $2827 − $2012 = $815

March: $3589 − $2620 = $969

April: $3424 − $2630 = $794

May: $3540 − $2570 = $970

Comparing the values of the savings shows that she had the highest savings in March and May.

January: $3020 − $2370 = $650

February: $2827 − $2012 = $815

March: $3589 − $2620 = $969

April: $3424 − $2630 = $794

May: $3540 − $2570 = $970

Comparing the values of the savings shows that she had the highest savings in March and May.

Question 3 |

The following data set is given: 122, 130, 145, 154, 165, 178
Adding which number to the set will increase its mean?

140 | |

148 | |

149 | |

150 |

Question 3 Explanation:

The mean of the numbers is:
(122 + 130 + 145 + 154 + 165 + 178) ÷ 6

Or 744 ÷ 6 = 149

Among the given choices, only 150 is greater than 149. So, adding 149 will increase the mean.

Or 744 ÷ 6 = 149

Among the given choices, only 150 is greater than 149. So, adding 149 will increase the mean.

Question 4 |

Each side of the figure below is 12 in. long. What is the area of this shape?

5 ft ^{2} | |

6 ft ^{2} | |

12 ft ^{2} | |

36 ft ^{2} |

Question 4 Explanation:

The shape consists of 5 squares that each are 12 inches long. The answers are in square feet, so it will be easiest to use 1 foot for the length instead of 12 inches.

The area of each square is 1 X 1 = 1 square foot.

There are 5 squares so 5 X 1 = 5 square feet in total area.

The area of each square is 1 X 1 = 1 square foot.

There are 5 squares so 5 X 1 = 5 square feet in total area.

Question 5 |

Jerry goes to the bank and borrows $9,000 for farm equipment. The simple yearly interest is 9.5% and he pays off the loan over a period of 2 years with 24 equal monthly payments. What is Jerry’s monthly payment?

375.00 | |

410.63 | |

446.25 | |

892.50 |

Question 5 Explanation:

Simple Interest = Principal x Rate x Time

= 9,000 x .095 x 2

=1,710

The total that Jerry will be paying back is $9,000 (loan) + $1,710 (interest) = $10,710.

The Duration is 2 years = 24 months.

$10,710 ÷ 24 = $446.25 per month.

= 9,000 x .095 x 2

=1,710

The total that Jerry will be paying back is $9,000 (loan) + $1,710 (interest) = $10,710.

The Duration is 2 years = 24 months.

$10,710 ÷ 24 = $446.25 per month.

Question 6 |

A toy manufacturer makes 15,000 toys a year. Randomly the company selects 300 of the toys to sample for inspection. In the sample you have 5 toys that are faulty. Predict of the 15,000 there are how many faulty?

25 | |

250 | |

300 | |

600 |

Question 6 Explanation:

T = faulty toys

Setup the proportion 5/300 = T/15,000

Cross multiply 300T = 5 x 15,000

300T = 75,000

T = 250

Setup the proportion 5/300 = T/15,000

Cross multiply 300T = 5 x 15,000

300T = 75,000

T = 250

Question 7 |

Lisa earns $8.10 an hour and worked 40 hours. Jamie earns $10.80 an hour. Jamie would have to work how many hours to equal Lisa’s earnings over 40 hours?

15 | |

25 | |

27 | |

30 |

Question 7 Explanation:

Lisa's earnings: 40 hours x $8.10 an hour = $324

$324 ÷ $10.80 (Jamie’s hourly) = 30 hours

$324 ÷ $10.80 (Jamie’s hourly) = 30 hours

Question 8 |

If the sides of this cube are 4 inches long, what is the cube's volume?

64 cubic inches | |

48 cubic inches | |

32 cubic inches | |

24 cubic inches |

Question 8 Explanation:

The formula for Volume of a Cube: Volume = edge

Volume =4

= 4 x 4 x 4 = 64

^{3}Volume =4

^{3}= 4 x 4 x 4 = 64

Question 9 |

Jenny is taking a vacation to Florida. She travels 70 kilometers per hour for 2 hours, and 63 kilometers per hour for 5 hours. Over the 7 hour time period what was Jenny’s average speed?

64 km/h | |

65 km/h | |

66 km/h | |

67 km/h |

Question 9 Explanation:

To find the average use: Total Distance/Total Time

Total Distance = 2(70) + 5(63)

= 140 + 315

= 455 km

Total Time = 7 hours.

Average Speed = 455/7

= 65 km/h

Total Distance = 2(70) + 5(63)

= 140 + 315

= 455 km

Total Time = 7 hours.

Average Speed = 455/7

= 65 km/h

Question 10 |

Melody needs to calculate her water bill. Her family used 18,900 gallons at a rate of $1.12 per hundred gallons. There is also a $5.90 distribution charge. What is her total bill?

205.90 | |

205.78 | |

211.68 | |

217.58 |

Question 10 Explanation:

The rate is $1.12 for every hundred gallons.

So first divide 18,900 by 100.

18,900/100 = 189

Cost of water is 189 x 1.12 = $211.68

Distribution Charge is $5.90

Total Bill = $211.68 + $5.90

= 217.58

So first divide 18,900 by 100.

18,900/100 = 189

Cost of water is 189 x 1.12 = $211.68

Distribution Charge is $5.90

Total Bill = $211.68 + $5.90

= 217.58

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