Psat Review (Math) Question Preview (ID: 26748)

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Grace has 16 jellybeans in her pocket. She has 8 red ones, 4 green ones, and 4 blue ones. What is the minimum number of jellybeans she must take out of her pocket to ensure that she has one of each color?
a) 4
b) 8
c) 12
d) 13

If 8x + 5x + 2x + 4x = 114, then 5x + 3 =
a) 12
b) 25
c) 33
d) 47

If r = 5z then 15z = 3y, then r =
a) y
b) 2y
c) 4y
d) 15y

Simon arrived at work at 8:15 A.M. and left work at 10: 30 P.M. If Simon gets paid by the hour at a rate of $10 and time and ½ for any hours worked over 8 in a day. How much did Simon get paid?
a) $160.75
b) $173.75
c) $180
d) $180.75

The sales price of a car is $12,590, which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price?
a) $14,310.40
b) $14,990.90
c) $15,290.70
d) $15,737.50

Jim is able to sell a hand-carved statue for $670 which was a 35% profit over his cost. How much did the statue originally cost him?
a) $496.30
b) $512.40
c) $555.40
d) $574.90

The city council has decided to add a 0.3% tax on motel and hotel rooms. If a traveler spends the night in a motel room that costs $55 before taxes, how much will the city receive in taxes from him?
a) 3 cents
b) $1.00
c) $1.25
d) $1.60

If Leah is 6 years older than Sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, and the total of their ages is 41. Then how old is Sue?
a) 8
b) 10
c) 14
d) 15

Solve the following equation for A : 2A/3 = 8 + 4A
a) -2.4
b) -1.3
c) 1.3
d) 2.4

Employees of a discount appliance store receive an additional 20% off of the lowest price on an item. If an employee purchases a dishwasher during a 15% off sale, how much will he pay if the dishwasher originally cost $450?
a) $280.90
b) $207
c) $292.50
d) $306

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