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School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes)
Practice Mathematics Skills Test
Time Limit:                  20 minutes (this is the normal time allotment; as this is a
practice test, take the time you need)
Maximum Points:              34
% Required to Pass:          70%

Choose the best answer and write the letter for that answer on the blank. Calculators will
NOT be used for this test.

1.     The numeral for “eleven million, one hundred ten” is:
a)    11,110
b)    11,110,110
c)    11,000,110
d)    11,110,000

2.     49,701 rounded to the nearest thousand is:
a)     40,000
b)     49,000
c)     50,000
d)     not given

3.     3.75 x 0.4 is
a)     1.5
b)     .15
c)     15
d)     0.015

4.     15.5 / 32 is
a)      49.7
b)      .494
c)      4.90
d)      .484

5.     53 – 12 =

a)     43
b)     42
c)     41
d)     40

6.     The numeral for “nine and four hundredths” is:
a)    904
b)    9.4
c)    9.04
d)    9.004

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Revised:       June, 2003
School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes)                                                       Page 2
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7.      49.498 rounded to the nearest tenth is:
a)     49.0
b)     49.4
c)     49.5
d)     50.0

8.      It costs \$0.26/km to operate your compact car. Find the cost of driving your car 12,000
km.
a)      \$31,200
b)      \$3,120
c)      \$312
d)      not given

9.      A car is on sale for \$7,975. You offer 80% of that amount. How much will you offer
for the car?
a)      \$61,377.50
b)      \$6,100
c)      \$6,380
d)      \$7,975

10.     Your living room floor is 500 cm long and 440 cm wide. What is the area of the floor
in square centimeters?
a)      220,000
b)      2,200
c)      22,000
d)      not given

11.     There are 5 red marbles, 4 blue marbles and 1 white marble in a bag. You take one
marble without looking. The probability of getting a red marble is:
a)     2/5
b)     2/3
c)     ½
d)     1/10

12.     In problem 11, the probability of getting a blue marble is:
a)      10%
b)      20%
c)      40%
d)      50%

13.     Ms. Dawson has 31 students enrolled in her classroom. If 3 are sick and 4 are away
on a field trip, how many students are present?
a)      24
b)      22
c)      17
d)      12

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Revised:       June, 2003
School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes)                                                        Page 3
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14.     A truck weighing 2,135 kilograms empty also carries 1,550 kilograms of gravel. If the
truck is weighed at a toll booth, what will the scale read?
a)      3,425 kilograms
b)      3,565 kilograms
c)      3,685 kilograms
d)      3,795 kilograms

15.     A rectangular building is 16 meters long and 11 meters wide. If an architect wishes to
have a sidewalk all the way around the building, how long is the sidewalk?
a)     27
b)     22
c)     54
d)     32

16.     If Raya buys a jacket that costs \$70.00, and the sales tax is 9%, what does Raya pay
in total?
a)       \$76.30
b)       \$79.00
c)       \$79.99
d)       \$75.33

17.     A motorcycle dealer buys a second hand bike for \$2,500.00. After doing repairs, he
marks the price up by 65%. What is the new price of the motorcycle?
a)     \$3,566.50
b)     \$3,750.65
c)     \$3,985.50
d)     \$4,125.00

18.     A swimming pool has a length of 20 meters and a width of 10 meters. What is the
perimeter of the pool?
a)     30 meters
b)     200 meters
c)     60 meters
d)     40 meters

19.     x2 + y2= 25; y = 4. Find the value of x
a)       3
b)       4
c)       5
d)       6

20.     If the diameter of a circle is 20 cm., using 3.14 for , what is the circumference?

20 cm

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Revised:       June, 2003
School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes)                                                   Page 4
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a)      31.4
b)      314
c)      62.8
d)      628

21.     Find the area of the circle in square centimeters.
a)     31.4
b)     314
c)     62.8
d)     628

Use the following scores for exercises 22-23.

Math Test Scores

95           73      98          86   73

22.     The mean is:
a)    73
b)    85
c)    86
d)    95

23.     The median is:
a)    73
b)    85
c)    86
d)    95

24.     If pencils cost \$.36 per dozen, how much would 30 pencils cost?
a)      \$.70
b)      \$.80
c)      \$.90
d)      \$.99

25.     Which of the following numbers is closest to 18.56?
a)    18
b)    19
c)    183
d)    1836

26.     The total possible score on a test is 50 marks. Jeannie scores 40. Her mark as a
percentage is:
a)     60%
b)     80%

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Revised:       June, 2003
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c)      90%
d)      25%

Perform the following computations:

27.     789 + 888 =                      31.   73 / 9 =

28.     349 + 527 =                      32.   841 / 7 =

29.     888 – 789 =                      33.   32 x 7 =

30.     527 – 349 =                      34.   55 x 19 =

Implemented:   September, 2002
Revised:       June, 2003

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