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Mathematics

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CBEST Practice Test: Mathematics

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction and Test Directions ......................................................................................................1 Mathematics Answer Sheet ..............................................................................................................2 Multiple-Choice Questions...............................................................................................................3 Mathematics Skill Area Worksheet One ........................................................................................32 Mathematics Skill Area Worksheet Two........................................................................................33 Mathematics Skill Area Worksheet Three......................................................................................34 Interpreting Your Results ...............................................................................................................35

CBEST Practice Test: Mathematics

INTRODUCTION

This document is a paper-based version of the CBEST® Computer-Administered Practice Test for the Mathematics section. This practice test contains a full-length sample test consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions, an answer sheet, and a skill area worksheet for each Mathematics skill area.

TEST DIRECTIONS

Each question in the Mathematics Section of the practice test is a multiple-choice question with five answer choices. Read each question carefully and choose the ONE best answer. Record each answer on the answer sheet provided. You may work on the multiple-choice questions in any order that you choose. You may wish to monitor how long it takes you to complete the practice test. When taking the actual CBEST, you will have one four-hour test session in which to complete the section(s) for which you registered.

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MATHEMATICS ANSWER SHEET

Estimation, Measurement, & Statistical Principles Question Number

Your Response

Computation & Problem Solving Question Number

Your Response

Numerical & Graphic Relationships Question Number

1

16

34

2

17

35

3

18

36

4

19

37

5

20

38

6

21

39

7

22

40

8

23

41

9

24

42

10

25

43

11

26

44

12

27

45

13

28

46

14

29

47

15

30

48

31

49

32

50

33

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CBEST Practice Test: Mathematics

MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS

1.

2.

During a semester, a student received scores of 76, 80, 83, 71, 80, and 78 on six tests. What is the student's average score for these six tests? A.

76

B.

77

C.

78

D.

79

E.

80

Use the table below to answer the question that follows. Total Number of Questions

Number of Questions Correctly Answered

Algebra

20

17

Trigonometry

15

11

Geometry

25

20

Section

On the three sections of a math test, a student correctly answered the number of questions shown in the table above. What percent of the questions on the entire test did the student answer correctly? A.

20%

B.

48%

C.

75%

D.

80%

E.

96%

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3.

Use the diagram below to answer the question that follows.

1

2

3

4

5

6 UNITS

If the actual length of the bridge is 4200 feet, then what is the scale of the diagram of the bridge?

4.

A.

1 unit = 700 feet

B.

1 unit = 763.6 feet

C.

1 unit = 840 feet

D.

1 unit = 933.3 feet

E.

1 unit = 1050 feet

Which of the following is the most appropriate unit for expressing the weight of a pencil? A.

pounds

B.

ounces

C.

quarts

D.

pints

E.

tons

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6.

Ms. Gutierrez needs to order rope for her gym class of 32 students. Each student will receive a piece of rope that is 5 feet 8 inches long. What is the total length of rope Ms. Gutierrez needs to order for her class? A.

106 feet 8 inches

B.

154 feet 8 inches

C.

160 feet 8 inches

D.

181 feet 4 inches

E.

185 feet 6 inches

Use the diagram below to answer the question that follows.

10 Miles

5.

Clear Lake

0

10 Miles

20

What is the total length of Clear Lake's shoreline? A.

22 miles

B.

44 miles

C.

48 miles

D.

56 miles

E.

84 miles

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7.

Use the diagram below to answer the question that follows. 36 in.

8 in.

Pedestal

48 in.

Glass Tabletop

A glass tabletop is supported by a rectangular pedestal. If the tabletop is 8 inches wider than the pedestal on each side, what is the perimeter of the glass tabletop?

8.

A.

92 inches

B.

116 inches

C.

176 inches

D.

184 inches

E.

232 inches

Rob uses 1 box of cat food every 5 days to feed his cats. Approximately how many boxes of cat food does he use per month? A.

2 boxes

B.

4 boxes

C.

5 boxes

D.

6 boxes

E.

7 boxes

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9.

10.

Tara can develop 2 rolls of film in about 18 minutes. At this rate, how long will it take her to develop 8 rolls of film? A.

42 minutes

B.

1 hour 12 minutes

C.

1 hour 20 minutes

D.

1 hour 44 minutes

E.

2 hours 24 minutes

Liliana has a bag of marbles. The bag contains 18 black, 15 red, 11 blue, and 8 white marbles. Liliana randomly takes a red marble from the bag and leaves the marble on a table. What is the probability that she will next take a red or a white marble from the bag? A.

112 2601

B.

2 17

C.

11 26

D.

22 51

E.

23 52

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11.

12.

13.

At a college, approximately 2 out of 5 seniors go on to attend graduate school. If there are 750 seniors at the college, how many would be expected to attend graduate school? A.

75 seniors

B.

107 seniors

C.

150 seniors

D.

214 seniors

E.

300 seniors

The Mills Library has 1,007,199 books. The Springvale Library has 907,082 books. Which of the following is the best estimate of how many more books the Mills Library has than the Springvale Library? A.

100,000 books

B.

80,000 books

C.

10,000 books

D.

8,000 books

E.

1,000 books

Which of the following is the best estimate for 4,286 × 390? A.

12,000,000

B.

1,600,000

C.

1,200,000

D.

16,000

E.

12,000

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14.

15.

The lowest point on Earth is the bottom of the Mariana Trench at a depth of 35,840 feet below sea level. The highest point on Earth is the summit of Mt. Everest at a height of 29,028 feet above sea level. Which of the following is the best estimate of the distance between the lowest and highest points on Earth? A.

6,000 feet

B.

7,000 feet

C.

64,000 feet

D.

65,000 feet

E.

66,000 feet

Kim is in the tenth grade and takes a standardized science test. Use his test scores below to answer the question that follows. Raw Score

Percentile

Stanine

Grade Equivalent

72

88

8

12.1

Kim's test scores indicate that: A.

he scored as well as or better than 72 of the test takers.

B.

28% of the test takers scored better than he did.

C.

he would perform adequately in a twelfth grade science class.

D.

he scored as well as or better than 88% of the test takers.

E.

he answered 72% of the questions correctly.

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16.

The expression –105 + (–14) + 34 simplifies to which of the following?

17.

A.

–57

B.

–75

C.

–85

D.

143

E.

153

Use the information below to answer the question that follows. Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7°C

12°C

4°C

– 13°C

– 15°C

As part of a unit on weather, students recorded the outdoor temperature at 8:30 A.M. for five mornings. What was the difference between the week's highest and lowest morning temperatures? A.

– 3°C

B.

– 1°C

C.

8°C

D.

22°C

E.

27°C

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18.

19.

A teacher has three packages of stickers. One package contains 56 stickers, another package contains 48 stickers, and the third package contains 58 stickers. If the teacher divides all the stickers equally among 27 students, how many stickers will each student receive? A.

6 stickers

B.

9 stickers

C.

54 stickers

D.

81 stickers

E.

162 stickers

What is the tens digit in the dividend of the problem below? 5 Remainder = 23 25 1

8

A.

2

B.

3

C.

4

D.

5

E.

7

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20.

3

Last week Mario walked 7 4 miles. This week he walked 5

15 6 miles. What is the difference between the distance he walked this week and the distance he walked last week?

21.

A.

8 miles

B.

8 12 miles

C.

8 3 miles

D.

9 miles

E.

9 12 miles

1

1

1

A sporting goods store is offering a 10% discount on in-line skates that normally cost $110.99. How much will the in-line skates cost with the discount, not including tax? A.

$ 99.89

B.

$ 99.99

C.

$100.99

D.

$109.88

E.

$122.09

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22.

23.

At the beginning of a class period, half of the students in a class go to the library. Later in the period, half of the remaining students go to the computer lab. If there are 8 students remaining in the class, how many students were originally in the class? A.

12 students

B.

16 students

C.

24 students

D.

32 students

E.

40 students

Peter works 38 hours per week and earns $7.25 per hour. His employer gives him a raise that increases his weekly gross pay to $307.80. What is the increase in Peter's weekly gross pay? A.

$ 32.30

B.

$ 34.70

C.

$ 42.46

D.

$275.50

E.

$300.55

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24.

Use the diagram below to answer the question that follows.

15 in. 5 in.

10 in.

Aguilar Manufacturing Company packages a product for shipping by wrapping tape around the package as shown in the diagram. An additional 10% length of tape per package is needed for overlap. What is the total length of tape needed per package? A.

40 inches

B.

55 inches

C.

66 inches

D.

77 inches

E.

110 inches

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25.

Arturo is driving at a speed of 50 miles per hour. At 2:00 he sees the following sign.

Applebee

11 miles

Beauville

41 miles

Caanan

62 miles

Denton

98 miles

Arturo continues at the same speed. At 2:30 how far from Caanan will he be?

26.

A.

12 miles

B.

16 miles

C.

25 miles

D.

26 miles

E.

37 miles

Keiko spent the day bird watching and counted 34 more birds in the morning than in the afternoon. If she counted a total of 76 birds, how many birds did she count in the afternoon? A.

21 birds

B.

40 birds

C.

42 birds

D.

84 birds

E.

110 birds

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27.

Solve for y. y – 2 + 3y = 10

28.

A.

2

B.

3

C.

4

D.

5

E.

6

Read the information below; then answer the question that follows. A refrigerator in a school cafeteria is partially filled with 42 sandwiches. There are 13 turkey sandwiches, 14 cheese sandwiches, and 15 egg salad sandwiches. By the end of the lunch period, 21 of the sandwiches have been sold. Which of the following facts can be determined from the information given above? A.

the number of cheese sandwiches sold

B.

the cost of a turkey sandwich

C.

the total number of sandwiches that can be placed in the refrigerator

D.

the total dollar sales of sandwiches during the lunch period

E.

the number of sandwiches remaining in the refrigerator after the lunch period

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29.

Read the problem below; then answer the question that follows.

Wei-Jen and Sue are going to drive cross country. To reach their destination, they plan to drive about 400 miles each day for 5 days. If gasoline costs an average of $2.00 per gallon, approximately how much money should they budget for gasoline on this trip?

Which single piece of information is necessary to solve the problem above?

30.

A.

the number of times they will have to stop for gasoline

B.

the number of miles the car travels per gallon of gasoline

C.

the number of miles Wei-Jen will drive

D.

the total distance of their trip

E.

the number of miles the car travels per hour

Read the problem below; then answer the question that follows.

Maria left her home at 9:00 A.M., ran 3 miles to the lake, ran around the lake twice, and then ran home along the same route for a total distance of 10 miles. What was Maria's average jogging speed?

Which single piece of additional information is required to solve this problem? A.

the distance around the lake

B.

the time she returned home

C.

the amount of time she stopped to rest

D.

the average length of her jogging stride

E.

the amount of time it took her to run from the lake to her home 17

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31.

Antonio buys 4 notebooks for $3.50 each at a store. The next day he returns to the store and exchanges the notebooks for 3 notebooks that have gone on sale for $1.75 each. Antonio uses the following expression to calculate the amount of money he should receive back from the exchange. (4 × $3.50) – (3 × $1.75) Which of the following expressions could Antonio have also used?

32.

A.

$3.50 – $1.75

B.

3($3.50 – $1.75) + $3.50

C.

(4 × $3.50) – $1.75

D.

(4 × 3) – ($3.50 × $1.75)

E.

12 – ($3.50 + $1.75)

Rudi needs to calculate 14% of 50. He does so by computing it in the following way: 14 50 × 100 Which of the following methods could Rudi also use to determine correctly the percentage? A.

14 (100 – 50)

B.

50 ÷ 14

C.

14 50 × 100

D.

(14 ÷ 50) 100

E.

50 × 0.14

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33.

Use the table below to answer the question that follows. Quiz Average

Test Average

Final Exam

83%

79%

88%

The table shows Sabra's grades for a class. For her overall average, the test average counts twice as much as the quiz average, and the final exam counts twice as much as the test average. To find her overall average, Sabra uses the following expression. (83 + 79 + 79 + 88 + 88 + 88 + 88) ÷ 7 Which of the following is another way to find her overall average? 2(79) 7

4(88) 7

A.

83 +

B.

83 + 0.2(79) + 0.4(88)

C.

[83 + 2(79) + 4(88)] ÷ 0.7

D.

[83 + 2(79) + 4(88)] ÷ 7

E.

[83 + 2(79) + 4(88)] × 7

+

1

1

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34.

Use the chart below to answer the question that follows. X

Y

1

3

1.5

4.5

2

6

2.5 3 3.5

9 10.5

The chart above displays a relationship between values of X and Y. Given this relationship, what would be the value of Y that is missing?

35.

A.

5

B.

6.5

C.

7

D.

7.5

E.

8

A school district is proposing a 5% increase in the number of days in a school year. Currently there are 180 days in a school year. How long would a school year be with the proposed increase? A.

181 days

B.

183 days

C.

185 days

D.

189 days

E.

270 days

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36.

37.

Which of the following mathematical statements is correct? 2

1

2

2

2

1

1

2

2

2

1

2

1

2

2

A.

33 < 33 < 23

B.

33 > 23 > 33

C.

33 > 23 > 33

D.

33 > 33> 23

E.

33 < 33 < 23

Use the mathematical statement below to answer the question that follows. 2 6

6

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