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Additional Arithmetic Reasoning for ASVAB Power Practice Problems

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Updated on Aug 12, 2011

These arithmetic reasoning practice questions are based on the actual ASVAB. Take this quiz to see how you would do if you took the exam today and to determine your strengths and weaknesses as you plan your study schedule.

Time: 36 minutes

1. Michael scores 260 points during his junior year on the school basketball team. He scored 25% more points during his senior year. How many points did he score during his senior year?
1. 195
2. 65
3. 325
4. 345
2. The dwarf planet Pluto is estimated at a mean distance of 3,666 million miles from the Sun. The planet Mars is estimated at a mean distance of 36 million miles from the Sun. How much closer to the Sun is Mars than Pluto?
1. 36,300,000 million miles
2. 36,300 million miles
3. 3,630 million miles
4. 363 million miles
3. How many acres are contained in a parcel 121 feet wide and 240 yards deep? (one acre = 43,560 square feet)
1. 1 acre
2. acres
3. 2 acres
4. acres
4. On a certain day, the nurses at a hospital worked the following number of hours: Nurse Howard worked 8 hours; Nurse Pease worked 10 hours; Nurse Campbell worked 9 hours; Nurse Grace worked 8 hours; Nurse McCarthy worked 7 hours; and Nurse Murphy worked 12 hours. What is the average number of hours worked per nurse on this day?
1. 7
2. 8
3. 9
4. 10
5. Use the following table to answer question 5.

6. What was Lubbock's production in the month of April?
1. 345
2. 415
3. 540
4. 560
7. At the movies, Lucinda bought food for herself and her friend Rae, including: one box of popcorn to share at \$5, one box of Junior Mints for each of them at \$2 a box, and one soft drink for each at \$3 apiece. Rae bought a ticket for each at \$7 apiece. Who spent the most money and by how much?
1. Rae by \$3
2. Rae by \$7
3. Lucinda by \$1
4. Lucinda by \$2
8. John has started an egg farm. His chickens produce 480 eggs per day, and his eggs sell for \$2 a dozen. How much does John make on eggs per week? (one week = seven days)

1. \$480
2. \$500
3. \$560
4. \$600
9. Maria made \$331.01 last week. She worked hours. What is her hourly wage?
1. \$8.28
2. \$8.33
3. \$8.38
4. \$8.43
10. For health reasons, Amir wants to drink eight glasses of water a day. He's already had six glasses. What fraction does Amir have left to drink?
11. Rita is eight decades old. How many years old is Rita?
1. 40 years old
2. 16 years old
3. 64 years old
4. 80 years old
12. A street sign reads "Loading Zone 15 Minutes." If a truck pulls into this zone at 11:46 A.M., by what time must it leave?
1. 11:59 A.M.
2. 12:01 P.M.
3. 12:03 P.M.
4. 12:06 P.M.
13. It takes three firefighters hours to clean their truck. At that same rate, how many hours would it take one firefighter to clean the same truck?
1. hours
2. hours
3. hours
4. hours
14. One colony of bats consumes 36 tons of mosquitoes per year. At that rate, how many pounds of mosquitoes does the same colony consume in a month?
1. 36,000 pounds
2. 12,000 pounds
3. 6,000 pounds
4. 3,000 pounds
15. At birth, Winston weighed pounds. At one year of age, he weighed pounds. How much weight, in pounds, did he gain?
1. pounds
2. pounds
3. pounds
4. pounds
16. A recipe calls for teaspoon of red pepper. How much red pepper would you need for half a recipe?
1. teaspoon
2. teaspoon
3. teaspoon
4. teaspoon
17. Fifty-four students are to be separated into six groups of equal size. How many students are in each group?
1. 8
2. 9
3. 10
4. 12
18. Yetta just got a raise of Her original salary was \$30,600. How much does she make now?
1. \$30,594.50
2. \$31,594.50
3. \$32,094.50
4. \$32,940.50
19. Ashley's car insurance costs her \$115 per month. How much does it cost her per year?
1. \$1,150
2. \$980
3. \$1,380
4. \$1,055
20. It is 19.85 miles from Jacqueline's home to her job. If she works five days a week and drives to work, how many miles does Jacqueline drive each week?
1. 99.25 miles
2. 188.5 miles
3. 190.85 miles
4. 198.5 miles
21. On a four-day trip, Carrie drove 135 miles the first day, 213 miles the second day, 159 miles the third day, and 189 miles the fourth day. Which of the following choices is the best approximation of the total miles Carrie drove during the trip?
1. 600
2. 700
3. 400
4. 800
22. How many inches are there in four feet?
1. 12 inches
2. 36 inches
3. 48 inches
4. 52 inches
23. On a particular morning the temperature went up 1° every two hours. If the temperature was 53° at 5 A.M., at what time was it 57°?
1. 7 A.M.
2. 8 A.M.
3. 12 P.M.
4. 1 P.M.
24. Of 360 students polled, 150 participate in extracurricular activities. Approximately what percent of the students do NOT participate in extracurricular activities?
1. 32%
2. 42%
3. 52%
4. 58%
25. How many ways can four students line up in a line, if the order matters?
1. 4
2. 8
3. 16
4. 24
26. Ted has to write a page paper. He's finished pages. How many pages does he have left to write?
27. Larry purchased three pairs of pants for \$18 each and five shirts for \$24 each. How much did Larry spend?
1. \$42
2. \$54
3. \$174
4. \$186
28. The light on a lighthouse blinks 45 times a minute. How long will it take the light to blink 405 times?
1. 11 minutes
2. 4 minutes
3. 9 minutes
4. 6 minutes
29. Brian's 100-yard dash time was 2.68 seconds more than the school record. His time was 13.4 seconds. What is the school record?
1. 10.72 seconds
2. 11.28 seconds
3. 10.78 seconds
4. 16.08 seconds
30. Jason's hair salon charges \$63 for a haircut and color, which is of what Lisa's hair salon charges. How much does Lisa's hair salon charge?
1. \$65
2. \$21
3. \$42
4. \$84
31. Two quarters are equivalent to how many dimes?
1. 2
2. 4
3. 5
4. 10