Prepare for the GED Math Test with Sample Questions - dummies

Prepare for the GED Math Test with Sample Questions

By Murray Shukyn, Dale E. Shuttleworth, Achim K. Krull

The best way to prepare for the GED Math test is to practice, practice, practice! Give these sample questions a try to see just how much more you need to prepare.

Sample Questions

  1. What mathematical operation(s) would you use to calculate the amount of weight Ken and Ben could lose between the beginning of September and the end of June?

    • (A) counting and adding

    • (B) division and counting

    • (C) counting and multiplication

    • (D) subtraction

  2. If Ken and Ben stick to their plans, approximately how much weight could they each lose between the beginning of September and the end of June?

    • (A) 20 pounds

    • (B) 30 pounds

    • (C) 36 pounds

    • (D) 48 pounds

     

    The Queenly Hat Company of Lansing, Michigan, produces designer hats for women who feel that a hat completes an outfit. Their sales vary from quarter to quarter and factory to factory. The following chart reflects their sales for one year.

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  3. Of the three factories, which factories and in which quarters are sales figures approximately in the ratio of 2:1?

    • (A) east and west in 2nd quarter

    • (B) west and north in 3rd quarter

    • (C) east and north in 3rd quarter

    • (D) west and east in 1st quarter

     

    Questions 4–5 refer to the following table regarding Life Expectancy for Urban Dwellers.

    Age (In Years) Males Females
    10 61.4 67.3
    20 50.3 55.1
    30 40.4 45.1
    40 32.8 36.5
    50 22.1 26.4
    60 15.2 17.8
    70 9.9 10.7
  4. From the data presented in the table, what interpretation could be reached?

    • (A) Women age better than men.

    • (B) Men live longer than women in all age categories.

    • (C) The number of years yet to live decreases with increasing age.

    • D) Urban dwellers live longer than rural dwellers in all age categories.

  5. From the data presented, hypothesize why women live longer than men in an urban environment.

    • (A) Women take better care of their health.

    • (B) A greater percentage of men work in an urban setting.

    • (C) Men are involved in more auto accidents in an urban setting.

    • (D) Not enough information is given.

  6. The cost of a finished item is equal to 2 times the production cost, plus 120 percent of the overhead costs at the retail level, plus profit. If three stores, A, B, and C, each sell the product, and Store B has a 50 percent raise in rent, how will this affect the selling price for the item?

    • (A) The selling price would go down.

    • (B) The selling price would remain the same.

    • (C) The selling price would go up.

    • (D) Every store would raise its prices.

Answers

  1. C. counting and multiplication.

  2. A. 20 pounds.

  3. C. east and north in 3rd quarter.

  4. C. The number of years yet to live decreases with increasing age.

    Read the answers as carefully as you read the questions. Women may have a greater life expectancy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they age better or worse than men. That’s a topic for another question.

  5. D. Not enough information is given.

  6. C. The selling price would go up.