## Sample Arithmetic Questions

Solve the following problems and choose your answer from the alternatives given. You may use the paper you have been given for scratch work.

**Question 1**

All of the following are ways to write 20 percent of N, EXCEPT

A. 0.20NB. 20/100N

C. 1/5N

D. 20N

[Answer]

**Question 2**

7.86 X 4.6 =

A. 36.156B. 36.216

C. 351.56

D. 361.56

[Answer]

**Question 3**

Three people who work full time are to work together on a project, but their total time on the project is to be equivalent to that of only one person working full time. If one of the people is budgeted for 1/2 of his time to the project and a second person for 1/3 of her time, what part of the third worker's time should be budgeted to this project?

A. 1/3B. 1/4

C. 1/6

D. 1/8

[Answer]

**Question 4**

7/20=

A. 0.035B. 2.858

C. 0.35

D. 3.5

[Answer]

**Question 5**

Which of the following is the least?

A. 0.105

B. 0.501

C. 0.015

D. 0.15

[Answer]

**Question 6**

The average weight for a group of 20 women is 130 pounds. If the average weight for 3/4 of these women was 140 pounds, what was the average weight, in pounds, for the rest of the women?

A. 100B. 110

C. 120

D. 135

[Answer]

**Question 7**

A soccer team played 160 games and won 65% of them. How many games did they win?

A. 94B. 104

C. 114

D. 124

[Answer]

**Question 8**

The Number of Employees of Company K Who Were Involved in Accidents

Plant X | Plant Y | |

Mechanic | 11 | 30 |

Power Machine Operators | 9 | 12 |

The table above show the results of an industrial health survey of 10,000 people employed at Company K for more than 5 years. If 2,500 employees were surveyed in each of the four categories, which group of employees had the highest accident rate?

A. Mechanics in Plant X

B. Mechanics in Plant Y

C. Power Machine Operators in Plant X

D. Power Machine Operators in Plant Y

[Answer]

**Question 9**

7.86 X 4.6=

A. 36.156B. 36.216

C. 351.56

D. 361.56

[Answer]

**Answers**

1. - D. 20N

2. - A. 36.156

3. - C. 1/6

4. - C. 0.35

5. - C. 0.015

6. - A. 100

7. - B. 104

8. - B. Mechanics in Plant Y

9. - A. 36.156