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Sample Test for Arithmetic

Solve the following problems and choose your answer from the alternatives given. You may use the paper you have been given for scratch work.

All of the following are ways to write 20 percent of N EXCEPT
  1. 0.20N
  2. 20N / 100
  3. 1N / 5
  4. 20N

Which of the following is closest to √ 105 
  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 8

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 1/2 of his time to the project and a second person for 1/3 of her time, what part of the third worker’s time should be budgeted to this project?
  1. 1/3
  2. 1/4
  3. 1/6
  4. 1/8
June 28, 2017
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