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```					          2009 STATE FFA FLORICULTURE PROBLEM SOLVING TEST

Contestant Number:             Name:

Chapter Name:                                                                          Score:

Directions: Read each question carefully and choose the best possible answer. If provided with Scantron
sheets, bubble in the answer. Otherwise, write the answer in the blank to the left of each number. Each
correct answer is worth ten (10) points. The maximum score is 100.

1. A local flower shop has determined that the markup on poinsettias should be 60% of the
wholesale price. If the wholesale cost is \$5.00 per plant, what would be the retail price?
a. \$6.00
b. \$7.00
c. \$8.00
d. \$9.00

2. If an ounce of flower seeds has 1,200 seeds with a 90% germination rate, how many ounces of
seed should be purchased and sowed to produce 14,000 seedlings?
a. 11
b. 13
c. 15
d. 17

3. A poinsettia grower wants to grow 1,500 poinsettias. Each plant requires 15 inches x 15 inches
of bench space. How many square feet of bench space will be required?
a. 225
b. 2,535
c. 2,340
d. 3,375

4. Jackie wants to have marigolds ready for sale in pots by May 1. If it takes twelve weeks from
seeding to market, when will she need to sow the marigold seeds?
a. January 6
b. February 6
c. March 6
d. April 6

5. Marcus has an inventory of 15 benches valued at \$350 each, 2 sprayers at \$150 each, 3
greenhouses at \$26,000 each, 1,000 hanging baskets at \$15 each, and 2,000 flats of bedding
plants at \$16/flat. What is the total inventory of his business?
a. \$130,550
b. \$122,600
c. \$115,450
d. \$111,800
2009 State FFA Floriculture Problem Solving Test

6. A florist needs a new delivery van. The owner has two purchase options for the \$40,000 van.
Plan A: Pay cash and get a 20% discount.
Plan B: Trade old van and get a \$6,000 allowance towards the new purchase.
Choosing Plan A will:
a. Save \$2,000 over Plan B.
b. Cost \$3,000 more than Plan B.
c. Cost \$5,200 more than Plan B.
d. Save \$3,000 over Plan B.

7. A North Carolina plant grower has operating costs that include:
Utility costs              \$3,500.00
Labor costs                \$7,500.00
Materials and supplies \$22,000.00
Insurance                  \$4,500.00
Property Tax               \$5,200.00
An inventory showed that he had 5,000 plants that could be sold. What would be the price per
plant to cover the expenses listed above?
a. \$6.41
b. \$7.55
c. \$8.23
d. \$8.54

8. It takes 1 cubic foot of potting media for five 10-inch pots. You have ordered 7 cubic yards of
a special mixed potting media. How many 10-inch pots will you be able to prepare?
a. 480
b. 1,260
c. 835
d. 945

9. Due to the economic crisis, a florist decided to reduce the price of her floral arrangements by
35%. If the original price was \$55.00, how much would you save by purchasing the floral
arrangement at the discounted price?
a. \$19.75
b. \$16.50
c. \$35.75
d. \$1.93

10. If 10 ounces of a chemical per 100 gallons of water are needed for a solution to treat 10,000
sq. ft., how many ounces of the same chemical will be needed to make a solution to treat 5,000
square feet?
a. 1.5
b. 2.5
c. 5.0
d. 7.5

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2009 State FFA Floriculture Problem Solving Test

2009 STATE FFA FLORICULTURE
PROBLEM SOLVING TEST

ANSWER SHEET

# Answer
1.  C

2.       B

3.       C

4.       B

5.       A

6.       A

7.       D

8.       D

9.       A

10.       c

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2009 State FFA Floriculture Problem Solving Test

2009 STATE FFA FLORICULTURE
PROBLEM SOLVING TEST

CALCULATIONS
1. \$5.00 x .60 = \$3.00
\$5.00 + \$3.00 = \$8.00

2. 1,200 seeds x .90 = 1,080 seeds/ounce germinated
14,000 ÷ 1,080 = 12.96 ounces, rounded to 13 ounces

3. 15” = 1.25’
1.25 x 1.25 = 1.56 / plant
1,500 x 1.56 = 2,340 sq. ft. of bench space needed.

4. No written calculation needed.

5. Benches: 15 x \$350                  =         \$5,250
Sprayers: 2 x \$150                  =           \$300
Greenhouses: 3 x \$26,000            =        \$78,000
Hanging baskets: 1,000 x \$15        =        \$15,000
Flats: 2,000 x \$16                  =        \$32,000
=       \$130,550

6. Plan A: \$40,000 - \$8,000 (20%) = \$32,000
Plan B: \$40,000 - \$6,000 (Trade-in) = \$34,000
Plan A saves \$2,000 over Plan B.

7. \$42,700 Expenses = \$8.54 / plant
5,000 plants

8. 27 x 7 = 189 cubic feet
189 x 5 = 945

9. \$55 x .35 = \$19.25 discount

10. 10 ounces / 10,000 sq. ft. then 5 ounces would treat 5,000 sq. ft.

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