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GED Math Practice Test 1

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Updated on Mar 23, 2011

BEFORE REVIEWING MATH topics common to the GED Mathematics Exam, test your existing skills by taking the pretest that follows. You will encounter 50 questions that are similar to the types you will find on the GED. The questions are organized by the four content areas tested by the GED Testing Service:

  1. Number Operations and Number Sense
  2. Measurement and Geometry
  3. Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
  4. Algebra, Functions, and Patterns

Unlike the official GED Mathematics Exam, this test is not divided into a calculator part and a non-calculator part. You are encouraged to use a calculator for any problem for which you find it helpful. For now, we also suggest that you ignore the time restraints of the official GED and take as much time as you need to complete each problem.

Answer every question; however, if you are not sure of an answer, put a question mark by the question number to note that you are making a guess. On the official GED, an unanswered question is counted as incorrect, so making a good guess is an important skill to practice.

Note: On the GED, you are not permitted to write in the test booklet.

Number Operations and Number Sense

  1. The price of an iPod has been reduced to $224.99. Round $224.99 to the nearest $10.
    1. $200
    2. $220
    3. $225
    4. $230
    5. $250
  2. Bernadette has to mail gift cards to several friends. The gift cards have the following weights: 0.76 lb., 0.6 lb., 0.07 lb., and 0.8 lb. Which of the following lists the weights from least to greatest?
    1. 0.6, 0.8, 0.76, 0.07
    2. 0.6, 0.8, 0.07, 0.76
    3. 0.07, 0.6, 0.8, 0.76
    4. 0.07, 0.6, 0.76, 0.8
    5. 0.07, 0.76, 0.6, 0.8
  3. At the beginning of the month, Natalie's checking account balance was $589.86. She then wrote checks in the amounts of $18.12 and $50.43. She also made a deposit of $40.11. What is the balance in the checking account right now?
    1. $481.20
    2. $561.42
    3. $618.30
    4. $661.42
    5. $698.52
  4. Paul is ordering workout clothes from an online catalog. He selects three T-shirts and two sweatshirts. If Paul pays an $11 shipping cost, which expression gives the total cost of his order?
    1. (3 + 2) ×($16 + $22 + $11)
    2. (3 + 2) × ($16 + $22 – $11)
    3. (3 × $16) + (2 × $22) × $11
    4. (3 × $16) + (2 × $22) + $11
    5. (3 × $16) + (2 × $22) – $11
  5. Chris and three friends have coffee at the Coffee Klatch. Their bill is $22. If they share the cost equally, how much is each person's share?
    1. $5
    2. $5.50
    3. $7.33
    4. $18.00
    5. $19.00
  6. To train for a marathon, five friends ran as far as they could for ten minutes. The distance each friend ran is recorded in the table. Who was the fastest runner?
    1. Tsahai
    2. Andrea
    3. Cleo
    4. Denise
    5. Jennifer
  7. Jerome walked mile to the library. He then walked 2 miles to school. Later in the day, Jerome walked 2 miles home. Which is the best estimate of the total number of miles Jerome walked?
    1. 2
    2. 3
    3. 4
    4. 5
    5. 6
  8. Alexia bought three pounds of chocolate. She plans to distribute the chocolate to her classmates. How many -pound pieces can Alexia make from the three pounds of chocolate? Mark your answer in the circles in the grid.
  9. Pretest

  10. Within three hours after the polls opened, of the registered voters had voted in the presidential election. A news report stated that 80% of the registered voters were expected to vote. What percent are still expected to vote? Mark your answer in the circles in the grid.
  11. Pretest

  12. Which expressions show how to find the sale price of a $250 car stereo that is being offered at 25% discount?
    1. 0.25 × $250
    2. 0.75 × $250
    3. (1 + 0.25) × $250
    4. (1 – 0.25) × $250
    1. I and III
    2. I and IV
    3. II and III
    4. II and IV
    5. III and IV
  13. A summary of Palvik's paycheck is shown below. What percent of Palvik's gross earnings goes to paying taxes? Round your answer to the nearest whole percent.
    1. 34%
    2. 26%
    3. 20%
    4. 15%
    5. 11%
  14. In New York City, two out of every five people surveyed bicycle to work. Out of a population sample of 200,000 people, how many bicycle to work?
    1. 4,000
    2. 8,000
    3. 40,000
    4. 80,000
    5. 100,000
  15. Lena's Touch of Italy recently raised the price of lasagna from $14.00 to $15.50. To the nearest whole percent, by what percent has the price increased?
    1. 11%
    2. 14%
    3. 15%
    4. 18%
    5. 21%
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