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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?