GED Practice

GED Math Review: Solving Decimal Word Problems


Questions:

Question 1 and 2 refer to the following information.

Wanda has $35 in cash. She buys a blouse for $12.98, a belt for $ 10.67, and a poster for $5.98.


  1. Which expression shows how much money Wanda has left to pay for sales tax?
    • $35 - $12.98 + ($10.67 - $5.98)
    • $35 - ($12.98 + $10.67 + $5.98)
    • $35 + ($12.98 - $10.67 - $5.98)
    • $35 - $12.98 + $10.67 + $5.98
  2. If Wanda pays $2.37 in sales tax, how much does she have left?
    • $3.00
    • $5.37
    • $22.02
    • $32.00

      Question 3 refers to the following information.

      The Computer Center sells recordable CDs for $0.89 each. Computer Warehouse sells the same CDs for $1.05 each.                                    
  3. Which expression shows how much a customer will save by buying 25 recordable CDs at The Computer Center?

    • 25($1.05 - $0.89)
    • 25(1.05 + $0.89)
    • 25 - ($1.05 + $0.89)
    • 25 + ($1.05 - $0.89)

      Question 4 and 5 refer to the following information.


  4. Antonio bought two tires and an oil change at Sam's garage. Which expression shows how much Antonio spent?
    • 2($45.79 - $18.25)
    • 2($45.79) + $18.25
    • 2($45.79) - $18.25
    • 2($45.79) / 2($18.25)
  5. Another garage had the same tires for sale for $50 each. How much did Antonio save on two tires by going to Sam's?
    • $4.21
    • $8.42
    • $91.58
    • $100.00
  6. Angelo's yearly salary increased from $18,575.36 to $21,373.21. What was the monthly increase? Round your answer to the nearest dollar. _________
Answers:

  1. $35 - ($12.98 + $10.67 + $5.98)
  2. $3.00
  3. 25($1.05 - $0.89)
  4. 2($45.79) + $18.25
  5. $8.42
  6. $233



Reference:


Complete Test Preparation for the GED Test 2014 by Steck-Vaughn