Choose the best answer to each problem. You may refer to pages 183–196 in Contemporary’s GED Mathematics if you need additional help. When you have finished the quiz, click on Submit Answers to receive feedback and results. You may also choose to e-mail your results to your instructor.

1

Twenty-one inches are equal to how many feet?

A)

1.5 feet

B)

1.75 feet

C)

2.25 feet

D)

2.5 feet

E)

2.75 feet

2

The driveway from the road to the Anderson family’s farmhouse is 1,320 feet long. What fraction of a mile is the length of the driveway?

A)

^{2}/_{5} mile

B)

^{1}/_{2} mile

C)

^{1}/_{3} mile

D)

^{1}/_{4} mile

E)

^{1}/_{5} mile

3

Karl bought a steak to cook on his barbecue. The steak weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces and cost $3.99 a pound. How much did Karl have to pay for the steak?

A)

$7.90

B)

$8.98

C)

$10.97

D)

$11.97

E)

$16.96

4

Esther keeps close track of the way she spends her time at her marketing job. She discovered that she spends an average of 24 minutes out of each hour on the telephone while she works. What percent of her work time does she spend on the telephone?

A)

40%

B)

36%

C)

30%

D)

24%

E)

20%

5

Which of the following best describes the way to change 150 meters to kilometers?

A)

Move the decimal point one place to the left.

B)

Move the decimal point two places to the right.

C)

Move the decimal point two places to the left.

D)

Move the decimal point three places to the right.

E)

Move the decimal point three places to the left.

6

What is the distance in inches between points S and U on the ruler below?

According to the specifications in the owner’s manual for Sandra’s compact car, the combined "capacity weight" of the occupants and luggage is 385 kilograms. One kilogram is about 2.2 pounds. Which of the following expresses the approximate "capacity weight" of her car in pounds?

A)

700 lbs

B)

850 lbs

C)

950 lbs

D)

1,000 lbs

E)

1,050 lbs

9

A train leaves New York City at 7:15 A.M. and arrives in Buffalo at 2:47 that afternoon. What total length of time does the trip take?

A)

6 hrs, 28 min

B)

7 hrs, 12 min

C)

7 hrs, 32 min

D)

8 hrs, 12 min

E)

8 hrs, 38 min

10

A large tube of toothpaste weighs 170 grams. Which expression tells the weight in kilograms of a dozen tubes of toothpaste?