June 5, 2015

GED Mathematics Practice Test

1. Ruthy is mailing invitations to her graduation ceremony. She needs to purchase stamps for the invitations. Stamps cost 43 cents and Ruthy is mailing 56 invitations. How much will it cost for stamps?

A. $24.08
B. $2,408.00
C. $2.41
D. $24.00

2. Ivan has gotten a dog and he needs to build a rectangular fence around his yard to keep the dog from running away. Which of the following equations could Ivan use to determine the amount of fencing he will need?

A. A=length x width
B. P=2 x length + 2 x width
C. C=pi x diameter
D. P=4 x height


3. Alyssa is purchasing textbooks for school. She buys 4 books that cost $42.50 each. Alyssa receives a student discount of 10% off of the total price of her purchase. How much does Alyssa pay for her books after the discount?

A. Not enough information
B. $153.00
C. $170.00
D. $425.00

4. A rectangle is drawn on a coordinate plane so that three vertices are located at the following coordinates: (-2, 4), (2, 4), and (2, -4). What are the coordinates of the fourth vertex of the rectangle?

A. not enough information
B. (1, 3)
C. (-2, -4)
D. (-3, -1)

5. Veronica and Sam want to build a rectangular deck in their backyard. Their yard is 30 feet wide and 15 feet long. They want the deck to take up exactly half of the yard’s square footage. What should the area of the deck be?

A. 300 sq. feet
B. 600 sq. feet
C. 450 sq. feet
D. 225 sq. feet

6. Using the information from question 5 above, which one of the following dimensions would not meet Veronica and Sam’s criteria for the size of the deck?

A. 5 x 45
B. 9 x 25
C. 22.5 x 10
D. 18 x 16

7. Provide the mean for the following set of numbers: 10, 12, 8, 5, 2.

A. 37
B. 7.4
C. 5.9
D. 18.5

8. Provide the range for the following set of numbers: 21, 42, 84, 19, 56.

A. 63
B. 28
C. 65
D. 42

9. Assume Mary makes $2,500.00 every month. How much is Mary’s rent?

A. $625
B. $500
C. $750
D. $1000

10. Assume Mary makes $2,500.00 every month. How much can she spend on groceries each week over the course of an entire year? (Note: there are 52 weeks in one year)

A. $93.75
B. $38.46
C. $86.54
D. $50.00

11. Assume Mary makes $2,500.00 every month. How much money is left once she has fulfilled all of her budgetary needs?

A. $75
B. $350
C. $250
D. $89

12. Assume Mary makes $2,500.00 every month. Once she has fulfilled her budgetary needs she has some money left over. She wants to place 2/3 of this into her savings account. How much will she place in her savings and how much will be left over afterwards?

A. $166.67 (savings) $83.33 (leftover)
B. $50 (savings) $25 (leftover)
C. $233.33 (savings) $116.67 (leftover)
D. $59.33 (savings) $29.67 (leftover)

13. A six-sided die is rolled. Find the probability that it will land on 5.

A. 1/6
B. 1/5
C. 3/5
D. 2/5

14. If two coins are tossed, what is the probability of obtaining two tails?

A. 1/3
B. 3/4
C. 1/5
D. 1/4

15. What is the product of a9 times a3?

A. a6
B. a12
C. a27
D. a3

16. There are 3500 calories in 1 pound of fat. Mike burns 1800 calories per day but eats 3000 calories. If Mike does this for 10 days, how much weight will he gain or lose?

A. -5.6 pounds
B. 5.6 pounds
C. 3.4 pounds
D. -3.4 pounds

17. The equation y=ax+b is a:

A. linear equation
B. quadratic equation
C. exponential equation
D. indirect variation

18. The equation y=ax2 +bx+c is a:

A. linear equation
B. quadratic equation
C. exponential equation
D. indirect variation

19. The equation y=a/x is a:

A. linear equation
B. quadratic equation
C. exponential equation
D. indirect variation

20. The equation y=ax is a:

A. linear equation
B. quadratic equation
C. exponential equation
D. indirect variation

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