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1) A certain bank charges a maintenance fee on a standard checking account each month that the balance falls below $1000 at any time during the month. Did the bank charge a maintenance fee on Sue s standard checking account last month! 1) At the beginning of last month" Sue s account balance was $1#00 $) During last month" a total of $$000 was withdrawn from Sue s checking account. $) Alice s take home pay was the same each month last year" and she sa%ed the same fraction of her take home pay each month. &he total amount that she had sa%ed at the end of the year was 3 times the amount of that portion of her monthly take home pay that she did not sa%e. 'f all the money she sa%ed last year was from her take home pay" what fraction of her take home pay did she sa%e each month. 1. 1($ $. 1(3 3. 1() ). 1(# #. 1(* 3) &his year +enry will sa%e a certain amount of his income" and he will spend the rest. ,e-t year +enry will ha%e no income" but for each dollar that he sa%es this year" he will ha%e 1 . r dollars a%ailable to spend. 'n terms of r" what fraction of his income should +enry sa%e this year so that ne-t year the amount he has a%ailable to spend will be e/ual to half the amount that he spends this year! a) 1(0r.$) b) 1(0$r.s) c) 1(03r.$) d) 1(0r.3) e) 1(0$r.3) )) At a certain supplier" a machine of type A costs $$0"000 and a machine of type 1 costs $#0"000. 2ach machine can be purchased by making a $0 percent down payment and repaying the remainder of the cost and the finance charges o%er a period of time. 'f the finance charges are e/ual to )0 percent of the remainder of the cost" how much less would $ machines of type A cost than 1 machine of type 1 under this arrangement! A. $10"000 1. $11"$00 3. $1$"000 D. $1$"400 2. $13"$00

#) 5hen a certain tree was first planted" it was ) feet tall" and the heigth of the tree increased by a constant amount each year for the ne-t * years. At the end of the *th year" the tree was 1(# taller than it was at the end of the )th year. 1y how many feet did the height of the tree increased each year! Answers6 3(10" $(#" 1($" $(3" *(# *) &he figure shown represents a board with four rows of pegs" and at the bottom of the board are four cells numbered 1 to ). 5hene%er the ball shown passes through the opening between two ad7acent pegs in the same row" it will hit the peg directly beneath the opening. &he ball then has probability 1($ of passing through the opening immediately to the left of that peg and probability 1($ of passing through the opening immediately to the right. 5hat is the probability that when the ball passes throught the first two pegs at the top it will end up in cell $! 8) A certain bank charges a maintenance fee on a standard checking account each month that the balance falls below $1000 at any time during the month. Did the bank charge a maintenance fee on Sue s standard checking account last month! 1) At the beginning of last month" Sue s account balance was $1#00 $) During last month" a total of $$000 was withdrawn from Sue s checking account. 4) Shipment" 9 of Defecti%e 3hips in Shpmt" &otal 93hips in Shpmt S1 $ #"000 S$ # 1$"000 S3 * 14"000 S) ) 1*"000 A computer chip manufacturer e-pects the ratio of the number of defecti%e chips to the total number of chips in all future shipments to e/ual the corresponding ratio for shipments S1" S$" S3" and S) combined" as shown in the table abo%e. 5hat:s the e-pected number of defecti%e chips in a shipment of *0"000 chips! Answer 3hoices6 1) $0 $$ $) $# ;) De%elopment planners determined the number of new housing untis needed in a certain area by using the formular +<k=" where + is the number of new housing units needed in the area" = is the number of new 7obs to be created in the area" and k is a constant. +ow many new housing units did the planners determine were needed!

01) &he number of new 7obs to be created was *0"000 0$) According to formular used by the planners" if 38"#00 7obs were to be created" then 8"#00 new housing units would be needed. 10) 5hat is the tens digit of the positi%e integer r! 1. &he tens digit of r(10 is 3. $. &he hundreds digit of 10r is *. 11) A certain library assesses fines for o%erdue books as follows. >n the first day that a book is o%erdue" the total fine is $0.10. ?or each additional day that the book is o%erdue" the total fine is increased by $0.30 or doubled" whiche%er results in a lesser amount. 5hat is the total for a book on the fourth day it is o%erdue! A) $0.*0 1) $0.80 3) $0.40 D) $0.;0 2) $1.00 1$) 5hat is the hundredths digit of the decimal @! 1) &he tenths digit of 100@ is $ $) &he units digit of 1000@ is $ 13) 5hat is result when - is rounded to the nearest hundrenth! a) 5hen - is rounded to nearest thousandth result is 0.)## b) &he thousandths digit of - is #. 1)) A took a contract to paint a rectangular wall on both sides he did 1($ of the work with A B remaining 1($ with help of , B C each of whose efficency is twice that of A . A completed painting other side of wall working alone . 'f A s share is 8#D of the total amount gi%en to all four workers what is the ratio of efficncy of A6A! 1)361 $))61 3)$61 ))16) #)16$ 1#) 'f it is *6$8 in the e%ening on a certain day" what time in the morning was it e-actly $"440"818 minutes earlier! 0Assume standard time in one location.) 0A) *6$$ 01) *6$) 03) *6$8

0D) *630 02) *63$ >A is D 1*) After winning #0 percent of th first $0 games it played. &eam A won all of the remaining games it played. 5hat was the total number of games that team A won ! 1) &eam A played $# games altogether. $) &eam A won *0D of all the games it played. 18) on 7ane s credit card account" the a%erage daily balance for a 30Eday billing cycle is the a%erage of the daily balances at the end of each of the 30 day. At the beginning of a certain 30Eday billing cycle" =ane s credit card account had a balance of $*00. =ane made a payment of $300 on the account during the billing cycle. 'f no other amounts were added to or subtracted from the account during the billing cycle" what was the a%erage daily balance on =ane s account for the billing cycle! 01) =ane s payment was credited on the $1st day of the billing cycle. 0$) A%erage daily balance through the $#th day of the billing cycle was $)#0. 14) +enry purchased 3 items during a sale. +e recei%ed a $0 percent discount of the regular price of the most e-pensi%e item and a 10 percent discount off the regular price of the other $ items. 5as the total amount of the 3 discounts greater than 1# percent of the sum of regular prices of the 3 items! 1) &he regular price of the most e-pensi%e item was $#0" and the regular price of the ne-t most e-pensi%e item was $$0. $) &he regular price of the least e-pensi%e item was $1#