# TABE Applied Math Practice Test 2

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

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

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

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%)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$20 - $16.65 = $3.35

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

30 gallons x 3/5 = 18

#### Sam bought a 12 pack of soda for $5.40. How much did he pay per can of soda?

$5.40/12 = $0.45

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

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

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