MTH: Quantitative Reasoning

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  1. Question 110/10A golf lesson lasts from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. and includes a 15-minute break with equal lengths of time before and after the break. At what time should the break start?Hide answer choices 
    1. 10:25 a.m.
    2. 10:45 a.m.
    3. 10:40 a.m.
    4. 10:30 a.m.Correct answer
  2. Question 210/10Jamie wants a new smart TV/sound system that costs $1,250. He does not have that much in cash to purchase it, so he uses a credit card with 18% annual interest. He puts $250 down, but he only pays the interest each month on that credit card debt. About how much will he pay in interest over 4 years?Hide answer choices 
    1. $1000
    2. $500
    3. $720Correct answer
    4. $800
  3. Question 310/10A mirror should be centered on a wall. The mirror is 36 inches wide and the wall is 18 feet wide. Which equation helps determine the distance x on each side of the mirror?Hide answer choices 
    1. X = 18 + 3
    2. 3 + x + 3 = 18
    3. X + 3 + x = 18
    4. X + 36 + x = 18
  4. Question 410/10Fred bought 3 shirts and a tie. He remembers each shirt was $25, and the total cost was $85. How much was the tie?Hide answer choices 
    1. $21.25
    2. $12.5
    3. $15.00
    4. $10.00
  5. Question 5Full credit given10/10Renting a car costs $40 per day or $750 per month. Renting daily is cheaper for a few days, but after how many days is it cheaper to rent on a monthly basis?Show answer choices 
  6. Question 610/10A laptop computer consumes about 40 watts of electricity per hour when operating. At $0.20 per kilowatt-hour, how much does a laptop cost to operate for 10 hours?Hide answer choices 
    1. 40 cents
    2. 200 cents
    3. 8 centsCheck Answer
    4. 800 cents
  7. Question 710/10A particular extension cord can support up to 8 amps. Martino has an iron whose label states 720 watts, and he wonders if the iron can be plugged into the extension cord. If watts are converted to amps by dividing by 144, how many amps does the iron use?Show answer choices 
  8. Question 80/10At the start of a year, the MLS company’s stock initially sold for $40 per share. At the end of the quarter, the company’s stock was selling for $50 per share. What was the stock price’s rate of return (percent increase)?Show answer choices 
  9. Question 910/10A shirt is on sale for 25% off. Sandy paid $7.50 for the shirt. What was the shirt’s regular price?Show answer choices 
  10. Question 1010/10Pam’s business earns $33,000 per month. Pam’s non-employee expenses are $13,500 per month. If Pam wants $4,500 in profit per month, how many employees can she employ if each employee costs $3,000 per month?Show answer choices 
  11. Question 1110/10After several years of working, Katy has saved $125,000. If she invests that $125,000 in a savings fund that adds 4% each year, about how much will her savings account have after15 years? For this question, ignore compounding and taxes, and assume Katy does not put additional money into savings.Hide answer choices 
    1. $200,000Correct answer
    2. $175,000
    3. $185,000
    4. $190,000
  12. Question 1210/10A family has a phone plan that includes 6 GB of data per month. 15 days into a 30-day month, the family has used 2 GB. At that rate, how many GB will the family use for the entire month?Hide answer choices 
    1. 8 GB
    2. 3 GB
    3. 6 GB
    4. 4 GB
  13. Question 1310/10A hiker is instructed to carry 2 cups of water for every 10 minutes spent walking. The hiker plans to hike for 60 minutes. How many cups of water should the hiker carry?Show answer choices 
  14. Question 140/10Lee put $5,000 into a stock market index mutual fund that grew at an average of 6.5% per year for 10 years. Without any added deposits or withdrawals, about how much is in Lee’s mutual fund account after only 8 years, if you ignore compounding?Show answer choices 
  15. Question 1510/10A family’s monthly utility costs are $130 for phone, $150 for electric, $105 for cable TV, $65 for water/gas, and $75 for Internet. By eliminating cable, by what percent does the family reduce total utility cost?Show answer choices 
  16. Question 1610/10What is wrong with the following equation: 8 + (6/2) = 17 – 5Show answer choices 
  17. Question 1710/10A restaurant bill for 4 people is $120. The group leaves a tip of $18. What percent tip is that?Hide answer choices 
    1. 10%
    2. 20%
    3. 15%Correct answer
    4. 18%
  18. Question 1810/10Flo sets a goal of walking 12,000 total steps per day. Flo’s normal routine involves walking 6,000 steps per day. If Flo walks 100 steps per minute, how many extra minutes should she walk per day beyond her normal routine?Hide answer choices 
    1. 60 minutesCorrect answer
    2. 40 minutes
    3. 50 minutes
    4. 90 minutes
  19. Question 1910/10A goal is to get at least 15% of daily calories from polyunsaturated fats found in various nuts, oils, and fish. 1 serving of walnuts (about 15 pieces) has about 21 grams of polyunsaturated fat. Each fat gram has 10 calories. On a 2,100-calorie diet, about what percent of daily calories does 1 serving of walnuts provide?Hide answer choices 
    1. 15%
    2. 20%
    3. 14.5%
    4. 10%
  20. Question 2010/10Maria has a 45-minute lunch break. During the break, she will walk 5 minutes to another floor, say “hello” to 5 different friends, spend equal time with each friend, and then taking 5 minutes to walk back to her desk. How long can she spend with each friend?Hide answer choices 
    1. 5 minutes
    2. 7 minutes
    3. 8 minutes
    4. 4 minutes