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Question 1 of 10
1. Question
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Question 2 of 10
2. Question
If Jane had gotten a 30% raise, she would have made $44,000. Actually, she got a 35% pay cut. What is her new salary?
Correct
Your answer of d. was correct.
The answer is: d. $22,000
Explanation: Don’t do more than you need to. If x is her original salary, 130% of x is $44,000. A 35% pay cut equals 65% of x. 65% is half of 130%, so her new salary is half of $44,000 or $22,000.
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Your answer was incorrect.
The answer is: d. $22,000
Explanation: Don’t do more than you need to. If x is her original salary, 130% of x is $44,000. A 35% pay cut equals 65% of x. 65% is half of 130%, so her new salary is half of $44,000 or $22,000.

Question 3 of 10
3. Question
The number of children who are gaining weight is rising.
Which choice is best for the underlined part?
Correct
Your answer of a. was correct.
The answer is: a. who are gaining weight is
Explanation: Choice d is out, since “which” cannot refer to people. Choices b and c and d are out because the phrase “the number” is always singular.
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Your answer was incorrect.
The answer is: a. who are gaining weight is
Explanation: Choice d is out, since “which” cannot refer to people. Choices b and c and d are out because the phrase “the number” is always singular.

Question 4 of 10
4. Question
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Question 5 of 10
5. Question
Two sides of an isosceles triangle are 3 and 7. The perimeter of this triangle is:
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Your answer of b. was correct.
The answer is: b. 17
Explanation: An isosceles triangle has two equal sides. But the two equal sides cannot be 3 because a rule of all triangles is that the sum of any two sides is greater than the 3rd side.
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Your answer was incorrect.
The answer is: b. 17
Explanation: An isosceles triangle has two equal sides. But the two equal sides cannot be 3 because a rule of all triangles is that the sum of any two sides is greater than the 3rd side.

Question 6 of 10
6. Question
A gardener charges $20 per square yard to sod a lawn. Jim has a square backyard that is 10 feet on each side. Approximately how much will it cost to sod Jim’s lawn?
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The answer is: b. $220
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The answer is: b. $220

Question 7 of 10
7. Question
Correct
Your answer of d. was correct.
The answer is: d. 97
Explanation: Subract 2 off of 36,183 and get 36,181. The important digit is the last digit, 1. The last digit of 373 is 3. 3 times only one number ends in 1. That number is 7. so 97 is the only possible choice.
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Your answer was incorrect.
The answer is: d. 97
Explanation: Subract 2 off of 36,183 and get 36,181. The important digit is the last digit, 1. The last digit of 373 is 3. 3 times only one number ends in 1. That number is 7. so 97 is the only possible choice.

Question 8 of 10
8. Question
What is the 4,234th term of the following series: abcdefabcdef…?
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Your answer of d. was correct.
The answer is: d.
Explanation: The series has 6 letter repeating endlessly. Divide 4,235 by 6 and get a remainder of 4. The fourth term is d.
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Your answer was incorrect.
The answer is: d.
Explanation: The series has 6 letter repeating endlessly. Divide 4,235 by 6 and get a remainder of 4. The fourth term is d.

Question 9 of 10
9. Question
Correct
Your answer of d. was correct.
The answer is: d.
Explanation: Pick numbers 2, 2, 1/2 and 1/2. These numbers cover all the bases – positive, negative, and absolute value less than 1, which is important in exponent questions. Only d works for all the three inequalities.
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Your answer was incorrect.
The answer is: d.
Explanation: Pick numbers 2, 2, 1/2 and 1/2. These numbers cover all the bases – positive, negative, and absolute value less than 1, which is important in exponent questions. Only d works for all the three inequalities.

Question 10 of 10
10. Question
The teacher told Mary that she only needed a number 2 pencil. Which choice is best for the underlined part?
Correct
Your answer of c. was correct.
The answer is: c. that she needed only
Explanation: Choices b and d are out because then a smaller sentence is included in a larger sentence – (she need only a number 2 pencil), the smaller sentence should be preceded by “that”. Choice a is out because “only” refers to the pencil.
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Your answer was incorrect.
The answer is: c. that she needed only
Explanation: Choices b and d are out because then a smaller sentence is included in a larger sentence – (she need only a number 2 pencil), the smaller sentence should be preceded by “that”. Choice a is out because “only” refers to the pencil.