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GED 150
Text:
Basic College Mathematics
Seventh Edition, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780321747594
Author(s):
John S. Tobey, Jr., Jeffrey L. Slater, Jamie Blair and Jennifer Crawford
Publisher:
Pearson
925 North Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: 714-547-9625 Fax: 714-547-5777
www.calcoast.edu
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Challenge Examination
Mathematics
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Copyright © 2014 by California Coast University
GED 150 Mathematics
Instructions
Completing Your Challenge Examination
When you enrolled, the admissions committee reviewed the materials you submitted and determined that
based on your experience, you are eligible to challenge this course.
Challenge Examination Components
The Examination
The challenge examination is comparable to the final examination for
the course. Questions may be multiple choice or true/false
statements.
The Answer Sheet
The answer sheet for this challenge examination contains a bar code
with your name, identification number and course number. The
answer sheet may only be used for this examination. You may also
complete your examination online using the Coast Connection student
portal.
The Textbook
The examination is based on the contents of the textbook listed on the
cover of this booklet. Although you are being given an
opportunity to challenge this course based on academic
competencies identified in your occupational or life experiences, we
suggest you review the textbook prior to attempting the examination.
Before Beginning Your Examination
In order to successfully complete this course, we recommend that you
do the following before beginning:

Be sure that you have the correct edition of the course textbook.

Become familiar with the contents of the textbook, beginning
with the table of contents. Authors often include supplementary
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reference section, that will help you as you complete your
examination.
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These sites can enrich your understanding of the course material.
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GED 150 Mathematics
Instructions
Submitting Your Examination by Mail
You may send your completed challenge examination to the following
mailing address:
California Coast University
Testing Department
925 N. Spurgeon Street
Santa Ana, California 92701
Submitting Your Examination Online
Students may access the online testing features via the Coast
Connection student portal and complete and submit their examinations
online.
After logging in to your online account, click on My Academic Plan and
select the course you are working on to complete the challenge
examination. It is recommended that you keep a copy of your
examination answers for your own personal records.
Submitting Your Examination by Fax
You can also fax multiple choice examinations to the Grading
Department at (714) 547-1451. When faxing exams, please do not
resize your fax.
Examination Grading
Your grade in the course will be determined by the percentage of
correct answers.
A
B
C
D
F
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90% – 100% correct
80% – 90% correct
70% – 79% correct
60% – 69% correct
59% and below correct
Undergraduate students who receive a letter grade of “F” on their
challenge examination will need to complete the study guide for the
course. Graduate students who receive a letter grade of “D” or “F” will
also be sent the study guide.
There is no additional charge for completing the study guide for the
course if you do not pass the challenge examination.
Be sure to keep a copy of all work you submit to the university.
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
Multiple Choice Questions (Enter your answers on the enclosed answer sheet)
Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.
Write the word name for the given number.
1. 22,000,674
a. Twenty-two million, six thousand seventy-four
b. Two million, two thousand, six hundred seventy-four
c. Twenty-two hundred million, six hundred seventy-four
d. Twenty-two million, six hundred seventy-four
2. 2,601,400,070
a. Two hundred sixty million, one hundred forty thousand, seventy
b. Two hundred sixty-one million, four hundred thousand, seven hundred
c. Two billion, six hundred one million, four hundred thousand, seventy
d. Two billion, six hundred one million, forty thousand, seventy
Write each whole number in standard form.
3. Andy collected eighty-two thousand dollars for his campaign.
a. 8200
b. 82,000
c. 80,002
d. 802,000
Add.
4. 7,651 + 3,874 =
a. 11,525
b. 34,636
c. 31,487
d. 12,678
5. 148 + 55 =
a. 226
b. 212
c. 203
d. 213
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
Solve.
6. A town’s population in 1976 was 111,835. By the year 2000 it had increased by 25,952.
How many people lived there in 2000?
a. 137,787 people
b. 138,787 people
c. 136,787 people
d. 137,887 people
Subtract.
7. 9699 – 5554 =
a. 9145
b. 4145
c. 4037
d. 4137
Subtract. Use borrowing, if necessary.
8. 83,128 – 58,955 =
a. 24,163
b. 24,123
c. 32,173
d. 24,173
Multiply.
9. 62 × 9 =
a. 551
b. 658
c. 548
d. 558
Provide an appropriate response.
10. What is x if x = 7 ∙ 1 ∙ 5 ∙ 0?
a. x = 35
b. x = 13
c. x = 1
d. x = 0
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
Simplify.
11. 63 × 83 – (6 – 4) =
a. 286
b. 300
c. 2549
d. 5227
Write using exponential notation.
12. 9 × 9 × 9 × 9
a. 94
b. 94
c. 36
d. 92
Round as indicated.
13. 7101 to the nearest hundred
a. 7100
b. 7110
c. 7000
d. 7200
Solve.
14. A store has gross revenues of $6122, $6695, $4363, and $4601 in its first four weeks of
business. What was the gross revenue for those four weeks?
a. $21,881
b. $21,781
c. $20,781
d. $22,331
15. Leslie enjoys skiing in the winter. Last year she skied 21 times and spent a total of $693.
How much did it cost her each time?
a. $14,553
b. $672
c. $34
d. $33
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
Write the fraction.
16. Of the 157 students at a high school, 35 are sophomores. What fraction of the students are
sophomores?
a. 157/35
b. 35/157
c. 35/122
d. 122/35
Reduce the fraction by finding a common factor in the numerator and in the denominator and
dividing by the common factor.
17. (55/65)
a. (55/65)
b. (5/13)
c. (11/13)
d. (11/5)
Identify if the whole number is prime or composite.
18. 30
a. Prime
b. Composite
Write the improper fraction as a mixed or whole number.
19. (252/11)
a. (11/252)
b. 252252/11
c. 25211/252
d. 2210/11
Reduce the improper fraction.
20. 99/44
a. 11/4
b. 9/11
c. 9/4
d. 4/11
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
Change to a mixed number and reduce.
21. (344/20)
a. 171/4
b. 174/5
c. 171/5
d. 175/4
Multiply. Write the answer in simplest form.
22. (3/7) × (1/9) =
a. (1/21)
b. (1/4)
c. (7/27)
d. (4/63)
Solve. Write the answer in simplest form.
23. Julie’s Cinema received $5460 in movie admission tickets for one day. About (3/13) of this
amount was for G-rated movies. Find the amount of money received from G-rated movies.
a. $1260
b. $140
c. $23,660
d. $420
Divide, if possible. Write the answer in simplest form.
24. 55/9 ÷ 10 =
a. (6/9)
b. (4/9)
c. (5/8)
d. (5/9)
25. 51/3 ÷ 45/6 =
a. 13/29
b. 13/28
c. 14/29
d. 23/29
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
Add or subtract. Simplify the answer.
26. (52/75) – (29/75) =
a. (23/150)
b. 12/25
c. (23/75)
d. 208/75
Add or subtract. Express the answer as a mixed number.
27. 191/7
+ 135/7 + 75/7 =
a. 404/7
b. 394/7
c. 40
d. 414/7
28. 14 – (2/9) =
a. 137/9
b. 117/9
c. 147/9
d. 13
Add or subtract.
29. 194/9 + 194/9
=
a. 378/9
b. 398/9
c. 388/9
d. 198/9
Write the words for the dollar amount as you would on a check.
30. $200.58
a. Two hundred dollars and 58 cents
b. Two hundred and (58/100) dollars
c. Two hundred (58/100) dollars
d. Two hundred dollars and 58
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
Insert <, >, or = between each pair of numbers to form a true statement.
31. 0.463 _____ 0.46300
a. >
b. < c. = Arrange in order from smallest to largest. 32. 6.09, 6.9, 6.099, 6.999 a. 6.999, 6.9, 6.099, 6.09 b. 6.09, 6.9, 6.099, 6.999 c. 6.099, 6.09, 6.999, 6.9 d. 6.09, 6.099, 6.9, 6.999 Solve. 33. According to his ultra-precise scale, Jeremy gained 3.249 pounds in a three-month period. Round this amount off to the nearest hundredth. a. 3.2 pounds b. 3.25 pounds c. 0.25 pounds d. 3.26 pounds Divide. 34. (2.24) divided by 7 a. 1.32 b. 13.2 c. 3.2 d. 0.32 35. (3.9732) divided by 516 a. 0.0077 b. 0.0087 c. 0.78 d. 0.77 13 GED 150 Mathematics Challenge Examination 36. (163.2186) divided by 2.8 Round to the nearest hundredth. a. 58.33 b. 58.332 c. 58.29 d. 5.83 Solve. 37. 0.028 × n = 0.7 a. 24.8 b. 26 c. 25 d. 0.0196 Write as an equivalent decimal. If a repeating decimal is obtained, use notation such as 0.4, 0.23, or 0.567 38. 317/20 a. 3.85 b. 3.855 c. 3.85 d. 3.85 Simplify by using the order of operations. Round your answer to the nearest hundredth. 39. 2.9 + (13.9 - 3.8) ∙ 7.2 a. -38.36 b. 99.18 c. 75.62 d. 93.60 First round each number to one non-zero digit. Then perform the calculation using the rounded numbers to obtain an estimate. 40. 51.7 - 5.17 a. estimate: 45 b. estimate: 55 c. estimate: 54 d. estimate: 46 14 GED 150 Mathematics Challenge Examination Round as indicated. 41. Round 25.4564 to the nearest hundredth. a. 25.56 b. 25.36 c. 25.46 d. 25.44 Divide. 42. (0.00786) divided by 0.04 a. 0.201 b. 0.1965 c. 0.1977 d. 0.1974 Write the ratio in lowest terms. 43. 20:14 a. (7/10) b. (20/14) c. (14/20) d. (10/7) Write the following as a rate in lowest terms. 44. $685 for 20 rolls of film a. ($137/20 rolls of film) b. ($685/4 rolls of film) c. ($5/20 rolls of film) d. ($137/4 rolls of film) Write the rate as a unit rate. 45. 8 cents for 4 marbles a. 2 cents/marble b. 0.5 cents/marble c. 12 cents/marbles d. 32 cents/marble 15 GED 150 Mathematics Challenge Examination 46. 420 people in 20 buses a. 210 people/bus b. 400 people/bus c. 21 people/bus d. 0.048 person/bus Solve using a proportion. Round your answer to the nearest hundredth when necessary. 47. Find which is the better buy (lower cost per ounce) by finding each unit price rounded to three decimal places if necessary. Jelly: $1.41 for 6 ounces $2.35 for 10 ounces a. $2.35 for 10 ounces b. $1.41 for 6 ounces c. Both cost the same per ounce. d. None of the above. Write as a proportion. 48. If 60 pounds of potatoes is enough to feed 150 children, then 68 pounds should be the right amount for 170 children. a. (60 pounds/150 children) b. (150 children/60 pounds) c. (60 pounds/150 children) d. (60 pounds/170 children) = = = = (170 children/68 pounds) (68 pounds/170 children) (68 pounds/170 children) (68 pounds/150 children) Solve each proportion for the given variable. 49. (n/22) = (6/11) a. 12 b. 401/3 c. 3 d. 24 50. (x/3.9) = (0.08/9) Round to the nearest hundredth. a. 0.03 b. 438.75 c. 2.81 d. 28.85 16 GED 150 Mathematics Challenge Examination Find the value of n. Round to the nearest hundredth if necessary. 51. (1200 revolutions/20 minutes) = (n revolutions/21 minutes) a. 1134 b. 1260 c. 2.86 d. 25,200 52. (n pounds/4 kilograms) = (11.35 pounds/5 kilograms) a. 8.63 b. 9.08 c. 2.84 d. 9.53 Solve using a proportion. Round your answer to the nearest hundredth when necessary. 53. On an architect’s blueprint, 1 inch corresponds to 12 feet. If an exterior wall is 68 feet long, find how long the blueprint measurement should be. Write answer as a mixed number if necessary. a. 113/17 inches b. 51 inches c. 52/3 inches d. 68 inches Solve. 54. In a survey of 100 people, 8 preferred relish on their hot dogs. What percent preferred relish? a. 0.8% b. 0.08% c. 2/25% d. 8% Write as a decimal. 55. 0.079% a. 0.00079 b. 7.9 c. 0.0079 d. 0.000079 17 GED 150 Mathematics Challenge Examination Write the percent as a decimal. 56. In the last election Mr. Thomas received 0.2% of the vote. a. 0.02 b. 2 c. 0.2 d. 0.002 Write as a fraction or as a mixed number 57. 50% a. 5 b. 1/4 c. 1/2 d. 1 58. 1713/7% a. 171/7 b. 33/7 c. 6/7 d. 15/7 Solve. Round decimals to the nearest thousandth and percents to the nearest tenth of a percent. 59. Write the equivalent decimal and percent for (7/12). a. 0.703;70.3% b. 0.583;58.3% c. 0.703;703% d. 0.583;5.83% Solve. 60. 37% of what is 74? a. 0.5 b. 50 c. 2000 d. 200 18 GED 150 Mathematics Challenge Examination 61. A $210 camera is on sale at 5% off. How much will the camera cost? a. $2089.50 b. $1.05 c. $199.50 d. $10.50 62. A stock broker is paid $600 per month plus 2% of the total sales of stocks that she sells. Last month Cora sold $68,000 worth of stock. What was her total income for the month? a. $13,600 b. $1360 c. $14,200 d. $1960 63. Raya borrowed $10,000 to finish college at an interest rate of 6.5% per year. How much interest will Raya need to pay next year? a. $10,650 b. $6500 c. $16,500 d. $650 Convert. When necessary, round the answer to two decimal places. 64. 23/4 pounds = ____ ounces a. 52 b. 44 c. 32 d. 45 Solve the problem. 65. Dennis is hosting a dinner party. His recipe calls for 4 ounces of chicken per person. If he is expecting 24 guests, how many pounds of chicken should he buy? Round your answer to two decimal places if necessary. a. 1536 pounds b. 96 pounds c. 6 pounds d. 12 pounds 19 GED 150 Mathematics Challenge Examination 66. A rectangular window is 3 feet 10 inches wide and 6 feet 9 inches tall. If the window needs to be sealed with insulation that costs $1.22 per inch, how much will it cost to insulate the perimeter? a. $265.96 b. $309.88 c. $26.60 d. $319.15 Change to a convenient unit of measure and add. 67. 53 cm + 9 dm + 19 mm a. 1449 cm b. 144.9 cm c. 243.9 cm d. 81 cm Write true or false for the statement. 68. A grown man might weigh 101 kilograms. a. True b. False Perform the conversion. Round to the nearest hundredth when necessary. 69. 33 L to qt a. 14.98 qt b. 39.60 qt c. 31.22 qt d. 34.88qt Convert as indicated. When necessary, round to the nearest tenth of a degree. 70. 230° F to degrees Celsius a. 446° C b. 145.6° C c. 110° C d. 95.8° C 20 GED 150 Mathematics Challenge Examination Solve. 71. The flow rate of a safety discharge pipe at a dam is rated for a maximum of 204,000 gallons
per hour. Convert this rate to pints per second. Round your answer to the nearest tenth.
During a flood, the flow rate at the dam is measured as 428 pints per second. Could the
safety discharge pipe safely handle this flow rate?
a. 226.7 pints per second; no
b. 214.8 pints per second; no
c. 566.7 pints per second; yes
d. 453.3 pints per second; yes
72. Brian and Heather drove 426 miles in 6 hours. What was their average speed in kilometers
per hour? (Round your answer to the nearest whole number, if necessary.)
a. 686 km/hr
b. 44 km/hr
c. 114 km/hr
d. 71 km/hr
Perform the conversion. Round to the nearest hundredth when necessary.
73. 898 yd = ____ m
a. 821.13
b. 2945.44
c. 978.82
d. 273.89
Find the perimeter of the shape made up of rectangles and squares.
74.
23 in
5 in.
17in
5 in.
a. 90 in.
b. 72 in.
c. 45 in.
d. 200 in.
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
Find the area of the rectangle or square.
75. Length = 0.53 m, width = 0.24 m
a. 0.2544 m to power of ((2))
b. 0.77 m to power of ((2))
c. 1.54 m to power of ((2))
d. 0.1272 m to power of ((2))
Find the perimeter and area of the rhombus.
76. The height is 8 m and the base is 17 m
a. P = 34 m, A = 68 m to power of ((2))
b. P = 17 m, A = 25 m to power of ((2))
c. P = 68 m, A = 136 m to power of ((2))
d. P = 136 m, A = 68 m to power of ((2))
Find the area of the trapezoid.
77. The height is 5 m and the bases are 7 m and 8 m.
a. 140 m to power of ((2))
b. 75 m to power of ((2))
c. 10 m to power of ((2))
d. 37.5 m to power of ((2))
Find the perimeter of the triangle.
78. An equilateral triangle whose side measures 8 mi
a. 23 mi
b. 32 mi
c. 24 mi
d. 16 mi
Find the diameter of a circle if the radius has the value given.
79. r = 22 ft
a. 44 ft
b. 1519.76 ft
c. 69.08 ft
d. 11 ft
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
The pair of figures is similar. Find the missing side n. Round to the nearest tenth when
necessary.
80.
3 yd.
6 yd.
12 yd.
n
a. n = 1.5 yd
b. n = 24 yd
c. n = 0.5 yd
d. n = 6 yd
Solve.
81. The rectangular part of the field shown below is 160 yd long and the diameter of each
semicircle is 12 yd. How much will it cost to fertilize the field at $0.25 per square yard?
Use π ≈ 3.14 and round to the nearest cent.
a. $593.04
b. $508.26
c. $268.26
d. $484.71
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
The circle graph shows the results of the student council presidential election. The complete
circular area represents 100% of the votes.
Matt
25%
Lili
Ben
32%
16%
Gina
27%
700 total votes
The circle graph shows what percent of the vote each person received.
82. Who got the fewest votes?
a. Matt
b. Lili
c. Ben
d. Gina
Find the grade point average. Round to the nearest tenth when necessary.
83. The grades are given for a student for a particular semester. Find the grade point average.
Assume the grade point values are A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, and F = 0.
Grade
B
D
F
D
D
a. 18
b. 1.3
c. 1.2
d. 3.6
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Credit Hours
4
3
3
4
4
GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
Find the median. Round to the nearest tenth when necessary.
84. The numbers of vehicles passing though a toll booth in one hour for five consecutive hours
are as follows: 7, 16, 25, 34, 40
a. Median = 16 vehicles
b. Median = 25 vehicles
c. Median = 34 vehicles
d. Median = 26.1 vehicles
85. A national safety organization records the number of motor vehicle accidents that take place
each year in a certain country. An example of this data is recorded in the following chart.
Determine the median number of accidents that occur per year based on this data.
Year
Approximate Number
of Accidents
2007
10,800,000
2008
9,800,000
2009
11,100,000
2010_____
10,400,000
a. 10,600,000
b. 10,800,000
c. 11,600,000
d. 10,400,000
Find the mode.
86. The last seven computer games sold at the local electronics store cost $20, $33, $46, $33,
$49, $33, $49.
a. The mode is $37.60.
b. The mode is $46.
c. The mode is $33.
d. The mode is $49.
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
The following double-bar graph illustrates the revenue for a company for the four quarters of the
year for two different years. Use the graph to answer the question.
87. How much more revenue was generated from 2009 to 2010 in the fourth quarter?
a. $10,000,000
b. $15,000,000
c. $1,000,000
d. $5,000,000
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
The following comparison line graph indicates the number of vehicles sold for a seven week
period by two different salespeople. Use the graph to answer the question.
88. How many vehicles did Chris sell in the sixth week?
a. 4 vehicles
b. 5 vehicles
c. 2 vehicles
d. 3 vehicles
Add.
89. 21 + (-68)
a. -47
b. 89
c. -89
d. 47
Subtract.
90. (1/4) – (1/6)
a. – (1/12)
b. (1/24)
c. (1/12)
d. – (1/2)
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GED 150 Mathematics
Challenge Examination
Perform the set of operations, working from left to right.
91. -4 + 20 – 6 – (-18) + (-11)
a. -19
b. 17
c. -25
d. -7
Multiply or divide.
92. (5.04/-9)
a. -5.6
b. -0.56
c. -1.56
d. 5.6
Write in scientific notation.
93. 550,000
a. 5.5 × 10 to power of ((-6))
b. 5.5 × 10 to power of ((6))
c. 5.5 × 10 to power of ((5))
d. 5.5 × 10 to power of ((-5))
Write in standard notation.
94. 6.756 × 10 to power of ((7))
a. 6,756,000
b. 472.92
c. 675,600,000
d. 67,560,000
Solve for the variable.
95. 1.2x = 0.06
a. 0.005
b. 0.0005
c. 0.5
d. 0.05
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