# TABE Applied Math Practice Test 2

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#### How long will it take to reach a town 250 miles a way if you drive 50 miles per hour?

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250 miles/(50 miles per hour) = 5 hours

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#### How much time is there between 7:45 am today and 3:15 pm tomorrow?

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From 7:45 am today to 7:45 am tomorrow is 24 hours. From 7:45 am tomorrow to 3:15 pm tomorrow is 7 1/2 hours. Total is 31 1/2 hours

#### If 4 people can stain a deck in 2 days, how many people would be required to stain the deck in only 1 day?

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If it requires 4 people for 2 days, then it would require 8 people for 1 day.

#### Four tons of gravel weighs how many pounds?

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One ton = 2,000 pounds. Therefore, 4 tons = 8,000 pounds

#### Tina bought a scarf for \$16.65. She gave the clerk \$20. How much change should she get back?

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\$20 - \$16.65 = \$3.35

#### If 5 apples cost \$2.00, how much will 15 apples cost?

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15 apples is three times as many as 5 apples, so 15 apples will cost 3x\$2 = \$6

#### If you invest \$10,000 at an annual rate of 7%, how much interest will you earn after one year?

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Interest = Principal x Rate = \$10,000 x 0.07 = \$700

#### Thomas' father is 51 years old when you first add 4 to his age and then multiply that total by 3. Which of the following algebraically accurately depicts this statement?

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Explanation:
The correct answer is (D). Let t stand in for Thomas' age, which is an unknown in this scenario.
"First add 4 to Thomas' age," it says, t+4
The following instruction is to "multiply this sum by three": 3(t+4)
Last but not least, we know that this outcome equals 51: 3(t+4)=51

#### Which of the following values for x is a solution to the equation given below? x⋅(x−2) > 7

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Explanation:
The correct answer is (B). Algebra is not necessary in this situation. Instead, try each possible response to see which one yields a true statement: When x= −2, we get:
(−2)(−2−2) > 7 → (−2)(−4) > 7 → 8 > 7
This is accurate, as 8 is greater than 7.

#### If the price of a gallon of gas increases from \$3.20 to \$3.68, what percent did it increase?

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To find the percent of increase, subtract the second number from the original/first number (3.68-3.2=0.48) and divide that result by the original number (0.48/3.20=0.15=15%)

#### In the illustration above, AE←→⊥FC←→ (“line AE is perpendicular to line FC”). Which two rays form an obtuse angle?

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Explanation:
The correct answer is (C). It is stated that AE←→⊥FC←→. This denotes a right angle (90°) formed by the two lines. Any angle that is higher than 90° (but less than 180°) is referred to as an obtuse angle.
Only OA−→and OD−→ have angles that are larger than 90 degrees. Answer options (D) and (B) produce acute angles (less than 90°), whereas answer option (A) rays produce a right angle.

#### If a gas tank can hold 30 gallons, how many gallons does it contain when it is three-fifths full?

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30 gallons x 3/5 = 18

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\$5.40/12 = \$0.45

#### How much per pretzel do you save by purchasing "3 pretzels for \$10" as opposed to merely purchasing "1 pretzel for \$4"?

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Explanation:
The correct answer is (D). The unit pricing (price per pretzel) is \$4.00 since we know that one pretzel costs \$4.
We must first estimate the unit pricing when purchasing "3 pretzels for \$10" in order to calculate how much we save. In order to do this, we must divide \$10 by 3 pretzels:
\$10÷3=\$3.33 for each pretzel.
To calculate the savings, we take the difference in unit prices:
\$4.00−\$3.33=\$0.67

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