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# GED Practice Quiz

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 1 Lou Ann spends \$50 per month for a bus and subway pass. She estimates that if she bought a car, she would spend \$105 per month on car payments, \$70 per month for parking, \$80 per month for gasoline and upkeep, and \$75 per month for insurance. About how much does she save per month by using public transportation? A) \$280 B) \$330 C) \$380 D) \$1,375 E) Not enough information is given. 2 Mr. Levin sells a load of firewood for \$65. He charges an additional \$20 if he also stacks the wood. Of the 70 loads he delivered in October, he stacked 18. Which of the following expressions represents the amount he earned in October? A) (65 – 20)(70 – 18) B) (65)(70) + (65 + 20)(18) C) (65 – 20)(70) + (20)(18) D) (65)(70 – 18) + (20)(18) E) (65)(70) + (20)(18) 3 Marco works from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, he works from 3:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. How many hours does he work each week? A) 37 1/2 B) 30 C) 17 D) 15 E) 7 1/2 4 A plane flies the 700 miles from Atlanta to Detroit in 1 1/4 hours. What is the plane’s average air speed, in miles per hour? A) 560 B) 575 C) 585 D) 609 E) 700 5 Roy bought \$34.15 worth of materials at the hardware store. A sales tax of 6 percent was added on. What was the final cost? A) \$34.15 B) \$34.26 C) \$35.86 D) \$36.20 E) Not enough information is given. 6 A study shows that a contractor employs 6 times as many men as he does women, with a total work force of 490. How many men does the contractor employ? A) 70 B) 157 C) 245 D) 420 E) Not enough information is given. 7 One window washer working alone can wash the windows of a certain building in 15 hours. His partner can do the job in only 10 hours. To the nearest half-hour, how many hours would they need to do the job working together? A) 6 B) 6 1/2 C) 7 D) 7 1/2 E) 8 8 Frank sees an ad for fertilizer on sale for \$9.95 a bag. He wants to fertilize his back lawn, which is a rectangular area 60 feet by 110 feet. How many bags are needed for his lawn? A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) 5 E) Not enough information is given. 9 A new roll of insulated electrical wire has 200 feet of wire. Mr. Saunders needs pieces that are 6 1/4 feet long. How many full pieces of this length can he cut from the roll? A) 8 B) 30 C) 32 D) 300 E) 365 10 A rental store charges a fine of 25 percent of the usual full-day rental rate for each hour that an item is late. Ryan rented a rototiller for one day for \$40. He returned it 3 hours late. How much was his total bill for the rental and the fine? A) \$30.00 B) \$40.00 C) \$40.25 D) \$40.75 E) \$70.00