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**Part I: Fundamental Operations.**

**Directions:** This test will measure your skills in solving basic mathematical operations. Choose the best answer from the given choices.

1. 7.86 × 4.6 =

A. 36.156

B. 36.216

C. 351.56

D. 361.56

2. 3 x 10^{5})(2 x 10^{1})

A. 6 x 100^{6}

B. 6 x 10^{5}

C. 6 x 10^{6}

D. 5 x 20^{6}

3. 5.2 ÷ .004 =

A. 1.3

B. 13.0

C. 130

D. 1300

4. (-2)(-3) + 4(5-7) =

A. -18

B. -3

C. -20

D. -2

5. 2.41095 – 0.1993 =

A. 2.6102

B. 2.21165

C. 2.39102

D. 2.39165

6. 3 · {(300 – 70 ÷ 5) – [3 · 23 – (8 – 2 · 3)]}

A. 2433

B. 657

C. 607

D. -843

**Part II: Problem Solving.**

**Directions:** This section contains word problems which you should solve by applying basic math concepts. Choose the best answer from the given choices.

7. Three people who work full-time are to work together on a project, but their total time on the project is to be equivalent to that of only one person working full-time. If one of the people is budgeted for one-half of his time to the project and a second person for one-third of her time, what part of the third worker’s time should be budgeted to this project?

A. 13

B. 35

C. 16

D. 18

8. A farmer has 7 3/4 rows of radishes in one field, 4 3/4 rows of radishes in another field, and 6 1/4 rows of radishes in a third field. How many rows of radishes does he have altogether?

A. 18 3/4

B. 17 7/12

C. 17 1/2

D. 17 3/4

9. Dr. Warren purchased some medical supplies for $670. Sales tax rate was 6.5%. How much did Dr. Warren spend on these supplies?

A. $43.55

B. $711.25

C. $4355.00

D. $713.55

10. In a given course, a student receives preliminary examination grades of 81, 85, and 95. The final examination is weighed for one-third and the average of the preliminary grades is weighed as 2/3 of the final grade. What should the final examination grade be for a semester average of 90?

A. 99

B. 96

C. 93

D. 88

11. When each of the sides of a square is increased by 1 yard, the area of the new square is 53 square yards more than that os the original square. What is the length of the sides of the original square?

A. 25

B. 26

C. 27

D. 52

**Part III. Data Interpretation.**

**Directions:** Each question features a set of data followed by questions related to that data. Choose the correct answer from the given choices.

*For questions 12 – 16:*

The table below shows imports for three types of steel over a six month period. Use this information to answer the questions below.

12. Which month showed the largest decrease in total imports over the previous month?

A. Feb

B. Mar

C. Apr

D. May

E. Jun

13. What was the total value of sheet steel (in $) imported over the 6 month period?

A. 56, 750

B. 75, 300

C. 55, 550

D. 42, 370

E. 44, 750

14. What was the percentage of scrap steel imported in the 6 month period?

A. 37.5

B. 35.2

C. 36.1

D. 31.2

E. 38.3

15. What was the difference (in thousands of tons) between coil steel and sheet steel imports in the first 3 months of the year?

A. 10

B. 16

C. 18

D. 19

E. 20

16. What was the approximate ratio of sheet steel and coil steel imports in the first 3 months of the year?

A. 11:9

B. 8:9

C. 7:11

D. 3:8

E. 7:4

*For questions 17 – 20:*

17. In which of the following disciplines was there a continuous increase in the number of candidates appeared over the given years?

A. Agriculture

B. Arts

C. Science

D. None

18. What was the percentage drop in the number of candidates qualified in Science discipline from 1994 to 1995?

A. 10

B. 20

C. 25

D. 50

19. The number of candidates appeared under Agriculture in 1995 was approximately what percentage of the number of candidates qualified under Arts in 1994?

A. 400

B. 200

C. 100

D. 20

20. In which of the following years was the percentage of the total number of candidates of all the disciplines together qualified to the appeared ones, the maximum?

A. 1993

B. 1994

C. 1995

D. 1996

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