GED Practice

GED Math Review: Using Proportions in Geometry


Questions:

  1. The scale distances between cities are shown on the map. Bonneville is actually _________ miles from Dalesboro. 
  2. According to the scale map. Susan drove _________ miles from Calhoun to Alandale, Bonnevile, and another _________ miles back to Calhoun. In total, Susan drove _________ miles.
  3. Hillsboro is 50 miles from Merville. On a map, these towns are 2.5 inches apart. What is the scale of this map?
    • 1 in. = 2 mi
    • 1 in. = 2.5 mi
    • 1 in. = 20 mi
    • 1 in. = 25 mi
  4. In this floor plan, the scale is 3/4 in. = 15 ft.

    What are the dimensions of the actual sleeping area?
    • 10 feet by 20 feet
    • 15 feet by 30 feet
    • 20 feet by 40 feet
    • 25 feet by 50 feet
  5. A floor plan is drawn to a scale of 1 in. = 8 ft. On the plan, one wall is 1 3/4 inches long.Will a 14-foot wall unit fit on this wall?
    • No, the wall unit is about 2 feet too long.
    • No, the wall unit is about 1 foot too long.
    • Yes, the wall unit fits exactly.
    • Yes, the wall unit fits with about 1 foot of extra space remaining.
  6. A map scale is 1 in. = 1.8 mi. How far is the actual distance in miles between two points that are 3.5 inches apart on the map?
    • 0.5 mi
    • 1.9 mi
    • 3.5 mi
    • 6.3 mi
Answers:

  1. 150
  2. 280; 100; 200; 580
  3. 1 in. = 20 mi
  4. 10 feet by 20 feet
  5. Yes, the wall unit fits exactly.
  6. 6.3 mi


Reference:

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