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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

orange. 14. then the total number of beads in the bracelet could be: (a) 48 (b) 49 (c) 50 (d) 51 (e) 52 If a sweater sells for $48 after a 25 percent markdown. r < -5 III. what is the sixth number? (a) -20 (b) -4 (c) 0 (d) 6 (e) 16 If Andy drove 120 miles in x hours at constant speed. If each person orders one item and there are three items to choose from. The average (arithmetic mean) of six numbers is 16. 9 and 23. what was its original price? (a) $56 (b) $60 (c) $64 (d) $68 (e) $72 Three people stop for lunch at a hot dog stand. what is the eighth term? (a) 512 (b) 864 (c) 1. If five of the numbers are 15. r < -9 II. 16. and the fifth term is 64. only 18. 15. all of them either advertisements or articles. 13. how many different combinations of food could be purchased? (a) 6 (b) 9 (c) 10 (d) 18 (e) 27 If the first term in a geometric sequence is 4. r > -9 (a) I only (b) II only (c) III only (d) I and II only 11.10. blue. 37. III If the length of a sea turtle is directly proportional to its age. 12. 16.682 If │r + 7│< 2. indigo and violet. Magazine B has a total of 35 pages. how many miles did he travel in the first 20 minutes of his trip? (a) 60x (b) 3x (c) 120/x (d) 40/x (e) 6/x Magazine A has a total of 28 pages. 17. 144 (e) II. and a 2-year-old sea turtle is 3 inches long.404 (e) 22. then Magazine B has how many more pages of advertisements than Magazine A? (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 5 (e) 6 A bracelet is made up of colored beads in the repeated sequence red. If the ratio of the number of pages of advertisements to the number of pages of articles is the same for both magazines. how many feet long is an 80-year-old sea turtle? (a) 10 (b) 12 (c) 100 (d) 120 (e) . yellow.245 (d) 13. 16 of which are advertisements and 12 of which are articles. which of the following statements are true? I. green. If the first bead in the bracelet is red and the last is yellow.

At a certain restaurant. what was the average of the whole class? (a) 86.5 (d) 88.1 (d) 3.500 The rate at which a certain balloon travels is inversely proportional to the amount of weight attached to it. he sold it to a dealer for 40 percent less than he paid for it in 2000. 21.55 (b) $3. A scientist is running an experiment with two species of bacteria that grow exponentially. Three years later. II & III 25. If the average score of the 15 female students in the class was 92. 2n > n III. The dealer then added 20 percent onto the price he paid and resold it to another customer. dimes and nickels.0 (e) 88. The price the final customer paid for the car was what percent of the original price Sammy paid in 2000? (a) 40% (b) 60% (c) 72% (d) 80% (e) 88% In a class of 27 students. (d) I and III only (e) I. n + 1> n (a) I only (b) II only (c) III only 20. and each species began the experiment with a population of 50 bacteria. If a cook’s assistant earns $8.6 (e) 10.2 Phillip’s coin collection consists of quarters. 24. 23. how much less than a cook’s assistant does a waiter earn each hour? (a) $2. If the balloon travels at 10 inches per second when there is a 2-gram weight attached to it. then which of the following must be true? I. If the ratio of the number of quarters to the number of dimes is 5 : 2.40 (c) $4. approximately how much weight must be attached to the balloon for it to travel 18 inches per second? (in grams) (a) 0.95 . and the hourly wage for a dishwasher is half as much as the hourly wage for a cook’s assistant. species B doubles in population every 5 days. and the ratio of the number of dimes to the number of nickels is 3 : 4.4 (b) 1.10 (e) $5.400 (e) 1.50 per hour.0 (c) 87. the average (arithmetic mean) score of the male students on the final exam was 83.19.0 Sammy purchased a new car in 2000.25 (d) $5.2 (b) 87. what will be the difference between the populations of the two species after 10 days? (a) 200 (b) 800 (c) 1. what is the ratio of the number of quarters to the number of nickels? (a) 5 : 4 (b) 7 : 5 (c) 10 : 6 (d) 12 : 7 (e) 15 : 8 If n ≠ 0.200 (d)1. n2 > n II. If species A doubles in population every 2 days.0 (c) 1. 22. the hourly wage for a waiter is 20 percent more than the hourly wage for a dishwasher.

8 hours.5. How many minutes longer than pump 1would it takes pump 2 to drain a 100-gallon tank? (a) 0. After the rains. the ratio of puppies to kittens is 7 : 6. what is the average of the smaller class? (a) 87. a period of heavy rains increases the level by 30 percent.15 (b) 1.3 (e) 94. Half the number of juniors who had planned to attend actually attended. The combined average of both classes is 84. and the ratio of kittens to guinea pigs is 5 : 3. Then during the fall.0 (d) 93. Pump 2 can drain the same tank in 1. take the same exam. the level in the reservoir is 30 percent below full capacity. 28. KEY . What is the ratio of puppies to guinea pigs? (a) 7 : 3 (b) 6 : 5 (c) 13 : 8 (d) 21 : 11 (e) 35 : 18 27.2 (c) 6 (d) 9 (e) 18 A reservoir is at full capacity at the beginning of summer.0 (c) 92. then juniors were what fraction of attendees? (a) 1/6 (b) 1/5 (c) 4/19 (d) 4/15 (e) It cannot be determined from the information given Pump 1 can drain a 400-gallon-water tank in 1. one with 50 students and the other with 30. the reservoir is at what percent of its full capacity? (a) 60% (b) 85% (c) 91% (d) 95% (e) 100% Two classes. A certain school event was open only to juniors and seniors. By the first day of fall. If the ratio of the number of juniors who had planned to attend to the number of seniors who had planned to attend was 4 to 5.5 In a pet shop.2 (b) 89.2 hours. 29.26. If the larger class averages 80. Double the number of seniors who had planned to attend actually attended. 30.

1 d 16 a 2 c 17 e 3 a 18 a 4 b 19 d 5 b 20 c 6 c 21 c 7 d 22 d 8 c 23 e 9 a 24 c 10 b 25 b 11 d 26 a 12 c 27 d 13 e 28 c 14 c 29 c 15 c 30 e .