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GED Math Practice Test 1 (page 2)

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Updated on Mar 23, 2011

Measurement and Geometry

  1. What is the approximate distance from New Orleans to Biloxi, MS?
    1. 135 centimeters
    2. 135 meters
    3. 135 millimeters
    4. 135 kilometers
    5. 135 liters
  2. On Sundays, Mike gives half-hour drum lessons from 10:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. He takes a half-hour lunch break at noon. If Mike is paid $20 for each lesson, what is the total amount he makes on Sunday?
    1. $260
    2. $190
    3. $170
    4. $140
    5. $110
  3. Jamal bought 2 feet of material for a costume. The price of the material is $.80 per yard. What fraction of a yard did Jamal purchase?
  4. If Ming walks at a rate of 4.5 miles per hour, how many miles can she walk in 5 hours? Mark your answer in the circles in the grid.
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  6. You borrow $7,000 from Washington Bank to buy a new car. You agree to pay the entire amount owed, including interest, as one payment at the end of 15 months. About how much must you pay the bank at that time?
    1. $7,842.25
    2. $7,437.50
    3. $7,180.94
    4. $7,120.30
    5. $7,074.75
  7. Pierre wants to reduce an 8"× 10" vertical photograph to wallet size. At most, the copy can be 4 inches high. At this height, what will be the width of the copy?
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    1. 2.4 inches
    2. 2.8 inches
    3. 3.1 inches
    4. 3.2 inches
    5. 3.7 inches
  9. A map of Nevada has the following scale: 0.5 inches = 15 miles. Which expression tells the actual distance, d, between points that are 5.25 inches apart on the map?
  10. A CD plays 75 minutes of music. Which expression can be used to find the maximum number of songs, s, that can be recorded on one CD if the average length of a recorded song is 2 minutes 20 seconds?
    1. s = 75 ÷ 2.2
    2. s = 75 × 2.2
    3. s = 75 ÷ 2
    4. s = 75 × 2
    5. s = 75 ÷ 2
  11. The measure of ABC is 55.3°. What is the measure in degrees of an angle that is the complement to ABC?
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    Mark your answer in the circles in the grid.

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  13. Annie is making a memory quilt for her grandmother. One of the quilt pieces is shown here. Which expression tells you how to find the measure in degrees of x?
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    1. (3 × 4) ÷ 360
    2. (3 × 4) ÷ 3
    3. 180 ÷ 3
    4. 180 ÷ (3 × 4)
    5. 180 ÷ 4
  15. Which is the best estimate of the length of side AB?
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    1. less than 3 meters
    2. equal to 3 meters
    3. between 3 and 6 meters
    4. equal to 6 meters
    5. greater than 6 meters
  17. Molly is using square tiles measuring 8 inches on each side to cover the floor of a pantry. Which expression tells the number of tiles needed if the pantry is 6 feet long and 4 feet wide?
  18. Travis is making a concrete driveway. The rectangular driveway is 25 feet long and 16 feet wide; the concrete will be 6 inches thick. Which expression gives the number of cubic feet of concrete Travis will need?
    1. 25 × 16 × 0.5
    2. 25 × 16 × 0.6
    3. 25 × 16 × 0.12
    4. 25 × 16 × 2
    5. 25 × 16 × 6
  19. The coordinates of three vertices of a parallelogram are (–3,–2), (–1,2), and (3,2). Plot the fourth vertex on the coordinate plane grid.
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  21. Two points are on a graphed line: (5,1) and (2,0). Which expression gives the slope of this line?
    1. (5 – 1) ÷ (2 – 0)
    2. (2 – 1) ÷ (5 – 0)
    3. (5 – 2) ÷ (1 – 2)
    4. (1 – 0) ÷ (5 – 2)
    5. none of the above

Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

  1. On two 100-point math exams, Haley scored 80 and 100. If she scores 90 on the next exam, which of the following data measures would change: mean, median, mode, or range?
    1. mean only
    2. median only
    3. mode only
    4. range only
    5. none will change
  2. Avi's final math grade is based on his scores on four tests. To get an A, Avi needs an average test score of 88 or higher. His scores for the first three tests are
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    What is the lowest score Avi can get on the fourth test and still earn an A?

    1. 99
    2. 97
    3. 95
    4. 93
    5. 91

    Use the following information and graph to answer questions 31 and 32.

    The Tibetan Tea House sells hot and iced tea. The graph shows how average total sales of each drink depend on the outdoor average temperature.

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  4. At approximately what temperature are the sales of iced tea and hot tea equal?
    1. 30° F
    2. 40° F
    3. 50° F
    4. 55° F
    5. 60° F
  5. Which is the best estimate of hot tea sales at a temperature of 45° F?
    1. about 3 servings
    2. about 3.5 servings
    3. about 6.5 servings
    4. about 65 servings
    5. about 650 servings
  6. Use the following information and line graph to answer questions 33 and 34.

    Brenna took an eight-hour road trip. She made a line graph to show the distance she traveled.

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  7. What was Brenna's average speed during the first five hours?
    1. 55 mph
    2. 45 mph
    3. 35 mph
    4. 30 mph
    5. Not enough information is given.
  8. How far did Brenna travel during the first hour of her trip?
    1. about 10 miles
    2. about 25 miles
    3. about 50 miles
    4. about 65 miles
    5. about 85 miles
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  10. In 2000, there were 40,400 registered male voters in Bergen County. That same year, there were 36,200 registered female voters. About how many more women voted that year than men?

    1. about 4,000
    2. about 3,000
    3. about 2,000
    4. about 1,000
    5. Not enough information is given.

    Use the following pie chart to answer questions 36–38.

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  11. For which item does Ricardo spend half as much as he puts in his savings account?
    1. car
    2. clothes
    3. housing
    4. food
    5. Not enough information is given.
  12. For which two items does Ricardo spend 50% of each budgeted dollar?
    1. savings and housing
    2. clothes and housing
    3. car and medical
    4. medical and food
    5. savings and car
  13. Last year, Ricardo made $46,500. About how much more did he spend on housing during the year than he put away in savings?
    1. $2,000
    2. $2,600
    3. $2,800
    4. $3,000
    5. $3,200
  14. Hillary, Mark, and Jomarie are attending a benefit. A drawing will be held for a door prize for all of those attending. If 390 people attend the benefit, what is the probability that Hillary, Mark, or Jomarie will win the door prize?
  15. During a basketball game, Jack has made 20 free-throw shots out of his 50 tries. How many of his next 25 free-throw attempts is Jack most likely to make?
    1. 5
    2. 10
    3. 15
    4. 20
    5. 25
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