GED Practice

Math 7 PARCC Reviewer 7 (7.RP.3-2)

Sub-claim:
The students solve problems involving the Major Content with connections to the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Type of items: Type 1
Color Code: Peach
Evidence Statement Key: 7.RP.3-2
Calculator: Yes
Point: 1 each (1:29)
Evidence Statement Text: Use proportional relationships to solve multistep percent problems. Examples: simple interest, markups and markdowns, gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, percent error.
Clarifications, limits, emphases, and other information intended to ensure appropriate variety in tasks: -
Sample Questions (taken from PARCC’s Practice Tests and Released Items):
EOY Released Test Item 21
Practice Test, Unit 1, Item 18
2016 Released Item #18






1. EOY Released Test Item 21 A salesperson earns commission on the sales that she makes each month.
* The salesperson earns a 5% commission on the first $5,000 she has in sales.
* The salesperson earns a 7.5% commission on the amount of her sales that are greater than 5,000.
PART A:
This month the salesperson had $8,000 in sales. What amount of commission, in dollars, did she earn?
a. $400
b. $475
c. $525
d. $600
PART B:
The salesperson earned $1,375 in commission last month. How much in dollars, did she have in sales last month?
Enter your answer in the box. 

2. Practice Test, Unit 1, Item 18 A store owner paid $15 for a book. She marked up the price of the book by 40% to determine its selling price.
PART A:
What is the selling price, in dollars, of the book? 
Enter your answer on the blank. ______ 
PART B:
A customer buys a different book that has an original selling price of $38. The book is discounted 25%. The customer must pay a 6% sales tax on the discounted price of the book. What is the total amount, in dollars, the customer pays for the discounted book? 
Enter your answer on the blank. ______ 

3. 2016 Released Item #18
A worker at the zoo calculates the amount of fish, in pounds, needed in the weekly diet of an eagle a bear. 
* The eagle eats 6 pounds of food week, and 60% of that weight must be fish. 
* The bear eats 105 pounds of food each week, and 25% of that weight must be fish. 
Part A:
What is the total amount of fish, in pounds, that the eagle and bear should eat each week? Round your answer to the nearest hundredth of a pound. Enter your answer in the box. 
Part B:
The zoo increases the amount of food that the bear eats each week to 115 pounds. What is the percent increase in the amount of food that the bear eats each week? Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a percent. Enter your answer in the box.
Answers:





Reference: 

PARCC. (n.d.). Retrieved December 20, 2017, from http://www.aps.edu/assessment/parcc