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# Mathematics for Nursing School Entrance Exam Practice Problems (page 3)

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### Averages

Try these average questions:

1. Bob's bowling scores for the last five games were 180, 182, 184, 186, and 188.What was his average bowling score?
1. 182
2. 183
3. 184
4. 185
5. 186
2. Ambulance Driver Conroy averaged 30 miles an hour for the two hours he drove in town and 60 miles an hour for the two hours he drove on the highway. What was his average speed in miles per hour?
1. 18
2. 22
3. 45
4. 60
5. 90
3. There are ten females and 20 males in the first aid course. If the females achieved an average score of 85 and the males achieved an average score of 95, what was the class average? (Hint: Don't fall for the trap of taking the average of 85 and 95; there are more 95s being averaged than 85s, so the average is closer to 95.)
1. 90
2. 91
3. 92
4. 92
5. 95

### Length and Time

Convert as indicated.

1. 2 ft. = _____ in.
2. 3 cm = _____ mm
3. 16 m = _____ cm
4. 294 cm = _____ m

Subtract and simplify.

Now, try these time problems:

1. Jan ran three tests in the lab that each required 45 minutes. If she then ran a final test and all four tests required a total of hours, how long did the final test take?
2. If each of eight radiology rooms is in use for 5 hours 15 minutes per day, and a total of 84 procedures are performed, how long does each procedure take on average?
1. 20 minutes
2. 30 minutes
3. 40 minutes
4. 50 minutes
5. 1 hour
3. Clara cultured a particular virus at 2:30 P.M. on Monday and stored the culture in the refrigerator until 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday. How long was the culture in the refrigerator?
1. 3 hours
2. 21 hours
3. 27 hours
4. 45 hours
5. 69 hours

### Algebra

Solve each equation:

1. x + 5 = 12
2. 3x + 6 = 18
3. x = 7

Now, solve these problems with signed numbers.

1. 1 – 3(–4) = x
2. –3x + 6 = –18
3. + 3 = –7

Evaluate these expressions.

1. 4a + 3b; a = 2 and b = –1
2. 3mn – 4m + 2n; m = 3 and n = –3
3. –2xy + 4z; x = 5, y = –4, and z = 6
4. The volume of a cylinder is given by the formula V = πr2h, where r is the radius of the base and h is the height of the cylinder. What is the volume of a cylinder with a base radius of 3 and height of 4? (Leave π in your answer.)

Use the previous rules to solve these problems in squares and square roots.

1. (3 + x)2 = 49

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