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# PRACTISE PAPER 1.

If a + b + c = 110, a = 4b, and 3a = 2c, then b = (a) 6 (b) 8 (c) 9 (d) 10 (e) 14

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A number x is increased by 30 percent, and then the result is decreased by 20 percent. What is the final result of these changes? (a) x is increased by 10 percent (b) x is increased by 6 percent (c) x is increased by 4 percent (d) x is increased by 5 percent (e) x is decreased by 10 percent A certain pump can drain a full 375-gallon tank in 15 minutes. At this rate, how many more minutes would it takes to drain a full 6oo-gallon tank? (a) 9 (b) 15 (c) 18 (d) 24 (e) 25 A 7.5 -L mixture of water and molasses is 60 percent molasses. If 1.5 L of water is added, approximately what percent of the new mixture is molasses? (a) 40% (b) 50% (c) 63% (d) 64% (e) 68% When n is divided by 7, the remainder is 4. What is the remainder when 2n is divided by 7? (a) 0 (b) 1 (c) 2 (d) 3 (e) 4 Last year Edna’s annual salary was \$20000. This year’s raise brings her to an annual salary of \$25000. If she gets a raise of the same percentage every year, what will her salary be next year? (a) \$27500 (b) \$30000 (c) \$31250 (d) \$32500 (e) \$35500 Set I = {2, 3, 4, 5} Set II = {1, 2, 3} If x is a number generated by multiplying a number from Set I by a number from Set II, how many possible values of x are greater than 5? (a) 3 (b) 4 (c) 5 (d) 6 (e) 7

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8. When z is divided by 8, the remainder is 5. What is the remainder when 4z is divided by 8? (a) 1 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 5 (e) 7 9. A three-digit code is made up of three different digits from the set {2, 4, 6, 8}. If 2 is always the first digit in the code, how many three-digit codes can be formed if each digit is used only once? (a) 6 (b) 8 (c) 10 (d) 12 (e) 16