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Contemporary's GED Mathematics

Ratio and Proportion

# GED Practice Quiz

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 1 In one neighborhood, 7 homeowners have snowblowers and 28 home owners use shovels. What is the ratio of snowblowers to shovels? A) 1:4 B) 7:4 C) 1:28 D) 4:1 E) 28:7 2 Of the 359 workers at a company, 62 are office workers. What is the approximate ratio of office workers to nonoffice workers? A) 1:5 B) 1:6 C) 5:6 D) 60:360 E) 62:359 3 In the town of Silver Lake, 60 percent of the registered voters voted in the recent election. What was the ratio of voters to nonvoters among the registered population? A) 3:2 B) 3:5 C) 1:60 D) 60:1 E) Not enough information is given. 4 On Senior Citizen’s Day, 25 percent of the fans who attended a baseball game were senior citizens. What was the ratio of senior citizens to younger fans? A) 1:2 B) 1:3 C) 1:4 D) 2:5 E) Not enough information is given. 5 A box of holiday ornaments contains 12 colored ornaments. What is the ratio of red ornaments to gold ornaments? A) 1:12 B) 12:1 C) 6:6 D) 4:3 E) Not enough information is given. 6 What is the missing term in the proportion?9/x = 15/10 A) 90 B) 13.5 C) 10 D) 6 E) 4 7 A cleaning solution label says to mix 1 part solution to 5 parts water. How many gallons of solution should be mixed with 20 gallons of water? A) 1 B) 4 C) 6 D) 25 E) 100 8 In a certain school, the ratio of students to teachers is about 12.5 to 1. Approximately how many teachers would there be if the school had an enrollment of 197 students? A) 8 B) 13 C) 16 D) 24 E) 36 9 A clerical assistant earns \$45.20 in 8 hours. At this rate, how much does he earn in 40 hours? A) \$180.00 B) \$226.00 C) \$361.60 D) \$404.00 E) \$1,808.00 10 The telephone connection for a home computer costs \$1.25 for every 3 minutes it is in use. How much does it cost for 21 minutes? A) \$3.75 B) \$7.00 C) \$8.45 D) \$8.75 E) \$26.25