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. 0.20N
B. 20/100N
C. 1/5N
D. 20N

[Answer]


Question 2

7.86 X 4.6 =

A. 36.156
B. 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. 1/3
B. 1/4
C. 1/6
D. 1/8

[Answer]


Question 4

7/20=

A. 0.035
B. 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. 100
B. 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. 94
B. 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. 36.156
B. 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


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