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### Algebra Practice Questions for NTS,GRE,NAT,GAT

**Algebra Practice Questions for NTS,GRE,NAT,GAT**

**Algebra Practice Questions for NTS,GRE,NAT,GAT**

**1. If Lynn can type a page in p minutes, what piece of the page can she do in 5 minutes?**

**A. 5/p**

B. p - 5

C. p + 5

D. p/5

E. 1- p + 5B. p - 5

C. p + 5

D. p/5

E. 1- p + 5

**2. If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hour, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together?**

**A. 2 hours and 24 minutes**

B. 3 hours and 12 minutes

C. 3 hours and 44 minutes

D. 4 hours and 10 minutes

E. 4 hours and 33 minutesB. 3 hours and 12 minutes

C. 3 hours and 44 minutes

D. 4 hours and 10 minutes

E. 4 hours and 33 minutes

**3. 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. $287

C. $292.50

D. $306

E. $333.89B. $287

C. $292.50

D. $306

E. $333.89

**4. 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

E. $16,935.80B. $14,990.90

C. $15,290.70

D. $15,737.50

E. $16,935.80

**5. Solve the following equation for A : 2A/3 = 8 + 4A**

**A. -2.4**

B. 2.4

C. 1.3

D. -1.3

E. 0B. 2.4

C. 1.3

D. -1.3

E. 0

**6. 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. 19

E. 21B. 10

C. 14

D. 19

E. 21

**7. Alfred wants to invest $4,000 at 6% simple interest rate for 5 years. How much interest will he receive?**

**A. $240**

B. $480

C. $720

D. $960

E. $1,200B. $480

C. $720

D. $960

E. $1,200

**8. 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

E. $588.20B. $512.40

C. $555.40

D. $574.90

E. $588.20

**9. 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. 10 cents**

B. 11 cents

C. 15 cents

D. 17 cents

E. 21 centsB. 11 cents

C. 15 cents

D. 17 cents

E. 21 cents

**10. A student receives his grade report from a local community college, but the GPA is smudged. He took the following classes: a 2 hour credit art, a 3 hour credit history, a 4 hour credit science course, a 3 hour credit mathematics course, and a 1 hour science lab. He received a “B” in the art class, an “A” in the history class, a “C” in the science class, a “B” in the mathematics class, and an “A” in the science lab. What was his GPA if the letter grades are based on a 4 point scale? (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0)**

**A. 2.7**

B. 2.8

C. 3.0

D. 3.1

E. 3.2B. 2.8

C. 3.0

D. 3.1

E. 3.2

**11. 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. $120.25**

B. $160.75

C. $173.75

D. $180

E. $182.50B. $160.75

C. $173.75

D. $180

E. $182.50

**12. 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

E. 16B. 8

C. 12

D. 13

E. 16

**13. If r = 5 z then 15 z = 3 y, then r =**

**A. y**

B. 2 y

C. 5 y

D. 10 y

E. 15 yB. 2 y

C. 5 y

D. 10 y

E. 15 y

**14. If 300 jellybeans cost you x dollars. How many jellybeans can you purchase for 50 cents at the same rate?**

**A. 150/x**

B. 150x

C. 6x

D. 1500/x

E. 600xB. 150x

C. 6x

D. 1500/x

E. 600x

**15. Lee worked 22 hours this week and made $132. If she works 15 hours next week at the same pay rate, how much will she make?**

**A. $57**

B. $90

C. $104

D. $112

E. $122B. $90

C. $104

D. $112

E. $122

**16. If 8x + 5x + 2x + 4x = 114, the 5x + 3 =**

**A. 12**

B. 25

C. 33

D. 47

E. 86B. 25

C. 33

D. 47

E. 86

**17. You need to purchase a textbook for nursing school. The book cost $80.00, and the sales tax where you are purchasing the book is 8.25%. You have $100. How much change will you receive back?**

**A. $5.20**

B. $7.35

C. $13.40

D. $19.95

E. $21.25B. $7.35

C. $13.40

D. $19.95

E. $21.25

**18. You purchase a car making a down payment of $3,000 and 6 monthly payments of $225. How much have you paid so far for the car?**

**A. $3225**

B. $4350

C. $5375

D. $6550

E. $6398B. $4350

C. $5375

D. $6550

E. $6398

**19. Your supervisor instructs you to purchase 240 pens and 6 staplers for the nurse's station. Pens are purchased in sets of 6 for $2.35 per pack. Staplers are sold in sets of 2 for 12.95. How much will purchasing these products cost?**

**A. $132.85**

B. $145.75

C. $162.90

D. $225.25

E. $226.75B. $145.75

C. $162.90

D. $225.25

E. $226.75

**20. If y = 3, then y**^{3}(y^{3}-y)=

**A. 300**

B. 459

C. 648

D. 999

E. 1099B. 459

C. 648

D. 999

E. 1099

**Answer Key**

**1. A**

**2. A**

**3. D, Sale Price = $450 - 0.15*$450 = $382.50, Employee Price = $382.50 - 0.2*$382.50 = $306**

**4. D, $12,590 = Original Price - 0.2*Original Price = 0.8*Original Price, Original Price = $12,590/0.8 = $15,737.50**

**5. A**

**6. A**

**7. E**

**8. A, $670 = Cost + 0.35*Cost = 1.35*Cost, Cost = $670/1.35 = $496.30**

**9. D**

**10. C**

**11. C**

**12. D**

**13. A**

**14. A**

**15. B**

**16. C**

**17. C**

**18. B**

**19. A**

**20. C**

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