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# GED Math Practice Test 2

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Updated on Mar 23, 2011

Take this test as a practice to the GED test.

To simulate the test conditions, use the time constraints of the official GED Mathematics Test. Allow 45 minutes for Part I. You may use a calculator to answer these 25 questions. Then, give yourself 45 minutes for Part II. You should not use a calculator for these 25 questions.

Remember, on the official GED, an unanswered question is counted as incorrect, so make a good guess.

Directions: Read each of the following questions carefully and determine the best answer. Record your answers on the answer sheet for multiple-choice questions and by filling in the circles in the grids for alternative-format questions.

Note: On the GED, you are not permitted to write in the test booklet. For this test, practice by making any notes or calculations on a separate piece of paper.

### Part I

You may use a calculator for questions on this part of the test.

1. At the local bookstore, notebooks are available in two colors: white and gray. Shown are the notebooks currently in stock.
2. What percent of the notebooks are gray? Mark your answer in the circles in the grid.

3. Estimate the average number of people who entered the Natural History Museum per day for the week shown in the following table:
1. 900
2. 800
3. 700
4. 600
5. 500
4. Bonnie's phone plan charges \$0.1165 for each minute she uses. Her sister Blaire pays \$0.095. How much more does Bonnie pay for each minute?
1. \$0.0215
2. \$0.107
3. \$0.126
4. \$0.2115
5. \$1.0665
5. 5 + =
1. 6
2. 7
3. 8
4. 9
5. 10

Questions 5 and 6 refer to the following table.

1. From an online store, Maelyn buys two CDs for \$15.95 each and a poster for \$5.97. What is the total cost for Maelyn's purchase if she uses standard shipping?
1. \$15.97
2. \$27.87
3. \$29.92
4. \$45.82
5. \$52.82
2. Maelyn orders three DVDs from the online store for \$14.50 each. How much more will her order cost if she chooses one-day shipping rather than standard shipping?
1. \$19
2. \$20
3. \$23
4. \$43.50
5. \$51.45
3. Mika ran the 100-yard dash in 10.11 seconds. To the nearest hundredth of a mile, how far did Mika run?
1. 0.02 mile
2. 0.05 mile
3. 0.06 mile
4. 0.19 mile
5. 0.57 mile
4. A 1.2-ounce piece of chocolate contains about 230 calories. About how many calories does a 4-ounce piece contain?
1. 610
2. 650
3. 710
4. 770
5. 840
5. Beatriz takes a loan out for \$2,000 at 12% simple interest. If she makes no payments for 18 months, how much interest will she owe?
1. \$24
2. \$36
3. \$240
4. \$360
5. \$720
6. A building's blueprint has a scale that reads 1 inch = 24 inches. What is the actual length of a window that measures 1 inches on the blueprint?
1. 2 feet 10 inches
2. 3 feet 2 inches
3. 3 feet 4 inches
4. 3 feet 6 inches
5. 3 feet 9 inches
7. To tile a patio, Herman uses packages of tile that each cover an area of 80 square feet. If the area Herman has to cover is 3,140 square feet, how many packages will he have to purchase? Mark your answer in the circles in the grid.
8. Valerie designed a circular garden. All of the large sections (light shaded) will be planted in roses. All the small sections (dark shaded) will be planted in lilies. What fraction of the garden will be planted in lilies?
9.

Questions 13 and 14 refer to the following triangle.

1. What is the measure of angle PNO?
1. 20°
2. 30°
3. 35°
4. 40°
5. 50°
2. What is the measure of angle NMO?
1. 20°
2. 30°
3. 40°
4. 50°
5. Not enough information is given.
3. A swimming pool is 50 feet long and 30 feet wide. The pool is surrounded by a 5-foot-wide walkway. What is the area of this walkway?
1. 90 square feet
2. 350 square feet
3. 450 square feet
4. 900 square feet
5. 1,200 square feet
4. A pile of dirt is in the shape of a cone. If the height of the pile is 4 feet and the diameter of the pile is 8 feet, what is the approximate volume of the pile?
1. 70 cubic feet
2. 110 cubic feet
3. 160 cubic feet
4. 200 cubic feet
5. 220 cubic feet

Questions 17 and 18 refer to the following chart.

1. For the year 2000, which is the best estimate of the ratio of average rent costs in Wycoff to those in South Orange?
2. By about what percent did the rent in South Orange increase between 1980 and 2000?
1. 10%
2. 25%
3. 40%
4. 65%
5. 80%
3. You have taken a 30-year mortgage at 6% for the amount of \$100,000. Based on the following bar graph, what is the average interest paid per year?
4. Round the average interest to the nearest thousand. Mark your answer in the circles in the grid.

5. The profit of Two Scoops Ice-Cream Parlor by quarter is shown on the following circle graph.
6. How much more total profits would this business need to earn during the year to increase the average profit per quarter to \$5,000?

1. \$2,000
2. \$1,500
3. \$700
4. \$500
5. \$300

Questions 21 and 22 are based on the following information and table.

Sal's Pizzeria sells four types of pizzas for dinner. The table shows the pizzas ordered by customers between 8 P.M. and 9 P.M. today.

1. Expressed as a percent, what is the probability that the next pizza ordered will be pepperoni?
1. 40%
2. 35%
3. 30%
4. 20%
5. 10%
2. How many of the next 15 pizzas ordered are likely to be cheese?
1. 1
2. 2
3. 3
4. 4
5. 5
3. Choose a rule that tells how the numbers change in the following sequence:
1. 1, 4, –2, 10, –14,…
2. Multiply by –2 and then add 6.
3. Multiply by 2 and then add 2.
4. Add 10 and then subtract 7.
5. Multiply by –1 and then add 5.
6. Add 5 and then subtract 2.
4. Lysa goes to the state fair. She must pay an admission fee and buy ticket booklets for rides. Each ticket package is good for three rides. The cost of Lysa's trip to the fair is represented by the equation x = \$15 + \$2.25n, where n is the number of ticket packages Lysa buys. Not counting the cost of admission, how much does each ride cost?
1. \$0.75
2. \$1.50
3. \$2.25
4. \$6.75
5. \$17.25
5. The volume of a cylinder is given by the following formula: V = π × radius2 × height, or V = πr2h. Ms. Beacon estimated the volume of a cylindrical can to be 124 cubic inches. She used the values r = 2 inches and h = 10 inches and estimated the value of π. What value did Ms. Beacon use for π?
1. 3
2. 3.1
3. 3.14
4. 3.18
5. Not enough information is given.