All GED Math Resources
Example Question #1 : Other Data Calculations
A cheeseburger normally cost . Wednesdays it is discounted . How much is a cheeseburger on Wednesday (in dollars and cents)?
To find the cost of the cheeseburger after the discount is applied we need to first find out how much 20% of 3.50 is.
Thus the discount is 70 cents, or .
Now to find the new price we will need to subtract the discount from the original amount.
Therefore the price of the cheeseburger on Wednesday is .
Example Question #2 : Other Data Calculations
Cynthia earned in 2014. She received a bonus of . What percent of her salary did she receive in bonus?
To find what percentage of her salary her bonus was we need to set up a proportion.
Now we cross multiply and divide to get our percentage.
Example Question #3 : Other Data Calculations
For a treat, Sandy the dog ate slices of roast beef every day. How many slices would Jeff have to buy every week for Sandy?
To find out how many slices of roast beef Jeff needs to buy in a week we first need to calculate how many slices of roast beef Sandy eats in a week.
We know that she eats 3 slices per day. Using this we can create a unit multiplier to find out how many slices she eats in a week.
Since there are 7 days in a week the convertion becomes,
Example Question #4 : Other Data Calculations
For in state residents, annual tuition is for the 2014-2015 school year. For non-residents, it is . About how many times more is non-resident tuition than resident tuition?
To find out how many times more the non-resident tuition is compared to the in state resident tuition we need to create a proportion.
First we will round out numbers is about and is about .
Now we set up our fraction:
Example Question #5 : Other Data Calculations
In 2014 the baseball team won the World Series. They won games in the regular season, game in the wild card round, games in the Division Series, games in the Championship Series and games in the World Series. How many games did they win overall?
To find the total number of games the baseball team won we need to add all of the games they won together.
Example Question #6 : Other Data Calculations
In 2014 a professional sport drafted players out of college. About players were eligible for the draft. What percentage of eligible players were drafted?
To find the percentage of eligible players that were drafted we need to create a proportion.
Now we need to cross multiply and divide to solve the problem.
Example Question #7 : Other Data Calculations
To becomes president of the United States you must win one more than half the toital number of electoral votes (each state is alloted a certain number of votes based on population). There are votes available. What is the minimum number of electoral votes needed to win?
To find the minimum numer of votes needed to win we can set up the following equation.
Since we know our number of votes is 538 we get,
Example Question #8 : Other Data Calculations
A new donut shop is opening! As an introductory offer they are selling donuts for a dozen. John has . How many donuts can he buy?
To find out how many donuts John can buy we first need to see how many dozens he can buy with his $18.
To find this we use the following fraction,
From here we multiply each dozen by the number of donuts in a dozen which is 12.
Therefore, John can buy 72 donuts.
Example Question #9 : Other Data Calculations
Country A has the largest population on Earth, with billion people. Country B is next with billion people. How many more people does Country A have than Country B?
To find how many more people Country A has than B we need to subtract the number of people in Country B from that in Country A.
From here we will convert the units from billion to million.
0.3 billion is equivalent to 300,000,000
Example Question #10 : Other Data Calculations
The highest paid professional athlete in the US in 2014 earned about million over the games. About how much did he earn per game (in dollars)?
To find how much the athlete earned per game we need to set up a fraction.
$31.9 million is about $32,000,000 and 82 games rounds to 80.