GED Math : GED Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #61 : Ged Math

Twenty

In lowest terms, what fraction of the above figure is red?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Sixteen parts are colored red out of the twenty that make a whole, so one fraction that this represents is . This is not in lowest terms, however, since both numerator and denominator are divisible by 2.

which is the correct response.

Example Question #61 : Numbers

Evaluate  for .

Do not use a calculator.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

, so substitute  for  and follow the order of operations:

Example Question #61 : Numbers

Three inches on a map represents 100 miles of real distance. The distance between Adams and Monroe on a map is seven and a half inches. How many miles separate the two cities in reality?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Since three map inches represent 100 real miles, one inch represents 

 miles.

Seven and one half inches represents

 miles, 

the distance between the two cities.

Example Question #12 : Decimals And Fractions

Menu

Above is the menu at a coffee shop.

Alana has a coupon which she can use to get either a free butter croissant with the purchase of a large drink or one dollar off a butter croissant with the purchase of a small drink. The coupon says "limit 4".

Alana orders one large espresso, two small iced coffees, and three butter croissants. Disregarding tax, how much will she spend?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Alana will be able to save on all three butter croissants, since the coupon allows discounts on up to four. With the large espresso, one of the croissants will be free; with the two small iced coffees, two of the croissants will be $1 off each - that is, $1.29 each. 

Therefore, she will pay for:

One large espresso: 

Two small iced coffees: 

Two butter croissants: 

Alana will spend:

 

Example Question #63 : Numbers

Menu

Above is the menu at a coffee shop.

Cassie has a coupon that entitles her to a free butter croissant with the purchase of one large drink of any kind. The coupon says "limit one per coupon".

She decides to purchase two small cafe lattes, two large cafe lattes, and four butter croissants. Disregarding tax, how much will Cassie spend?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Cassie will be able to use the coupon to get one free butter croissant with one of her large cafe lattes, so she will end up paying for:

Two large cafe lattes: 

Two small cafe lattes: 

Three butter croissants: 

Add these amounts:

Example Question #61 : Ged Math

Menu

Above is the menu at a coffee shop.

Philip has a coupon that entitles him to a free butter croissant with the purchase of one large drink of any kind. The coupon says "limit one per coupon".

He decides to purchase a large cafe latte, a large cappucino, and two butter croissants. Disregarding tax, how much will he pay for them?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The coupon will entitle him to one free croissant, so Phil will pay for the large cafe latte, the large cappucino, and one butter croissant. The charge will be the sum of the three prices:

Example Question #65 : Numbers

Evaluate:

Do not use a calculator.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Example Question #66 : Numbers

Evaluate:

Do not use a calculator.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Example Question #21 : Decimals And Fractions

Express as a unit rate: $60.75 for 15 gallons of gasoline.

Do not use a calculator.

Possible Answers:

$4.50 per gallon.

$4.15 per gallon

$4.05 per gallon

$4.35 per gallon

Correct answer:

$4.05 per gallon

Explanation:

Divide:

Division

The unit rate is $4.05 per gallon.

Example Question #21 : Decimals And Fractions

Menu

Above is the menu at a coffee shop.

Quincy has a coupon which he can use to get either a free butter croissant with the purchase of a large drink or one dollar off a butter croissant with the purchase of a small drink. The coupon says "limit one per coupon".

Quincy orders one large espresso, one small cafe latte, and two butter croissants. Disregarding tax, how much will he spend?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Quincy will get one of the butter croissants for free, since he is also purchasing a large drink. He will pay for one large espresso, one small cafe latte, and one butter croissant. The total of their prices is:

 

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