##### HESI A2 Study Cards - Basic Math Skills

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Beatrice purchased some dishes at the tag sale for \$.75 apiece. If she paid with a \$10 bill and received \$1.75 in change, how many dishes did she purchase?

11

• Beatrice received \$1.75 in change from her \$10 bill, so she spent \$10 - \$1.75, or \$8.25.
• To find how many dishes she bought at \$.75 apiece, divide \$.75 into the amount she spent: \$8.25/\$.75 = 11
2

Add and simplify: 1/3 + 1/4 + 1/5 =

1. 4/5
2. 13/15
3. 47/60
4. 83/90

C. 47/60

3

If the temperature is 41o on the Fahrenheit scale, what is it on the Celsius scale?

1. 82o
2. 60o
3. 25o
4. 5o

D. 5 o

4

Ben is training for a marathon. If he starts running 4 miles a day in week 1 and adds 2 miles per run each week, in which week will he reach his goal of a 26-mile run?

1. Week 10
2. Week 12
3. Week 14
4. Week 16

B. 12

5

Eighty percent of the class passed with a 75 or higher. If that percent equaled 24 students, how many students were in the whole class?

1. 18
2. 30
3. 36
4. 60

B. 30

6

If a party planner assumes 2 bottles of sparkling water per 5 guests, how many bottles must she purchase for a party of 145?

1. 27
2. 36
3. 49
4. 58

D. 58

7

Stu purchased a set of 6 cups and 6 plates at a garage sale. The cups were 25 cents apiece, and the plates were 75 cents apiece. If Stu paid with a \$10 bill, how much change was he owed?

1. \$4
2. \$4.50
3. \$5
4. \$5.50

A. \$4

8

Express 3.08 as a fraction in lowest terms.

1. 38/10
2. 308/100
3. 34/50
4. 32/25

D. 32/25

9

Rosie made \$239.98 this week working at the student union. She put half into savings to help pay her tuition and board and then spent \$65 on a textbook. How much did Rosie have left from her paycheck?

1. \$54.99
2. \$64.94
3. \$87.49
4. \$184.99

A. \$54.99

10

What is 120% of 20?

1. 24
2. 44
3. 140
4. 180

A. 24

11

Add and simplify: 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/6 =

1. 11/24
2. 11/12
3. 3/4
4. 5/6

B. 11/12

12

Multiply: .012 * 0.15 =

1. 0.0018
2. 0.018
3. 0.18
4. 1.8

B. 0.018

13

On the lot at Stafford Motors are 7 pickup trucks, 7 two-door automobiles, 28 four-door automobiles, and 14 SUVs. What percentage on the lot are SUVs? (Enter numeric value only. If rounding is necessary, round to the whole number.)

25

14

In what numeric system does 101 name this amount: *****?

1. Roman
2. Arabic
3. Decimal
4. Binary

D. Binary

15

Multiply: 0.4 * 0.05 =

1. 2.0
2. 0.2
3. 0.02
4. 0.002

C. 0.02

16

Write the date 1929 in Roman numerals.

1. MCMIX
2. MCXXIX
3. CMXXIX
4. MCMXXIX

D. MCMXXIX

17

At Jules's Grocery, Lena bought 6 apples for \$5.70. How many did Sarah by for \$3.80?

1. 2
2. 3
3. 4
4. 5

C. 4

18

In Juanita's nursing class, 15% of the students graduated from a two-year program. If there are 220 students in her class, how many did not graduate from a two-year program?

1. 187
2. 160
3. 133
4. 35

A. 187

19

How many quarts are there in 4 gallons (Enter numeric value only.) ________.

16

20

Express 4/5 as a percent.

1. 20%
2. 40%
3. 50%
4. 80%

D. 80%

21

About how many kilometers are there in 12 miles?

1. 7.5
2. 13.2
3. 19.2
4. 22

C. 19.2

22

What number in Arabic numerals i Roman numeral MCLXV? (Enter numeric value only.) ____________

1165

23

Convert this military time to regular time: 1530 hours.

1. 3:03 P.M.
2. 3:30 A.M.
3. 3:30 P.M.
4. 12:30 P.M.

C. 3:30 P.M.

24

If a train travels 300 miles in 21/2 hours, how far will it travel in 3 hours?

1. 420 miles
2. 400 miles
3. 360 miles
4. 320 miles

C. 360

25

At the Farmer's Market, Kate bought 6 ears of corn for \$.35 apiece. She paid with a \$5 bill. How much change did she receive?

1. \$1.90
2. \$2.10
3. \$2.90
4. \$3.90

C. \$2.90

26

How many feet are in 6 meters?

1. 1.83 feet
2. 18.48 feet
3. 18.8 feet
4. 19.68 feet

D. 19.68 feet

27

Express the ratio of 25:80 as a percentage.

1. 31.25%
2. 34%
3. 41.25%
4. 43.75%

A. 31.25%

28

A package of 10 pencils is divided between every 2 students in class. If there are 20 students in class, then how many pencils are needed?

1. 20
2. 40
3. 80
4. 100

A. 100

29

Subtract: 1.085 - 0.85 =

1. 1.0
2. 0.935
3. 0.235
4. 0.215

C. 0.235

30

Express 48% as a fraction in lowest terms.

1. 3/5
2. 6/7
3. 12/25
4. 24/50

C. 12/25

31

At Teeburg Community College, the ration of teachers to students is 1:12. Which could be the actual student to teacher population at Teeburg?

1. 24 teachers, 312 students
2. 85 teachers, 1,020 students
3. 89 teachers, 979 students
4. 92 teachers, 1,288 students

B. 85 teachers, 1,020 students

32

Divide and simplify: 45/8 / 11/2 =

1. 41/24
2. 323/24
3. 31/12
4. 31/16

C. 31/12

33

Bai Lin estimates that of her monthly paycheck, she puts 10% in savings and spends 30% on living expenses. If she has \$1,545 left after that, how much is her monthly paycheck?

1. \$2,175
2. \$2,250
3. \$2,575
4. \$2,650

C. \$2,575

34

About how many pounds are there in 15 kilograms?

1. 20
2. 25
3. 30
4. 33

D. 33

35

In one litter of kittens, there were 3 black kittens, 4 gray kittens, and 1 black-and-white kitten. What was the percentage of black kittens in the litter?

1. 50%
2. 48%
3. 37.5%
4. 28%

C. 37.5%

36

Subtract 4/7 - 1/5 =

1. 13/35
2. 11/14
3. 3/7
4. 3/5

A. 13/35

37

Divide 92 / 11 =

1. 8 r3
2. 8 r4
3. 8 r7
4. 9 r1

B. 8 r4

38

Stanton runs 2 miles twice a week and 3 miles once a week. If he rungs every week, how many miles does he run in a year?

1. 185
2. 260
3. 330
4. 364

D. 364

39

What is 15 percent of 95?

1. 14.25
2. 18.5
3. 24.25
4. 28.5

A. 14.25

40

Solve for x. 4:6 :: 120:x

1. 124
2. 144
3. 140
4. 180

D. 180

41

Alex is tripling a recipe that calls for a pint of cream. How much cream should he buy to ensure that he has just enough?

1. 1 quart
2. 1 quart and 1 pint
3. 2 quarts
4. 1 half gallon

B. 1 quart and 1 pint

42

A census of the village showed a ratio of 2:13 born-and-bred villagers to more recent arrivals. Which of the following is a possible actual number of born-and-bred villagers and more recent arrivals?

1. 32:200
2. 50:320
3. 56:365
4. 64:416

D. 64:416

43

What percent of 84 is 126?

1. 102%
2. 120%
3. 150%
4. 175%

C. 150%

44

Leon bought 3 cookies for \$.85 each, 2 cups of coffee for \$1.49 each, and a newspaper for \$1.75. He gave the cashier a \$5 bill and three \$1 bills. What is the greatest number of quarters he could have received as change?

__________

2

45

Multiply: 0.6 * 0.06 =

1. 0.0036
2. 0.036
3. 0.36
4. 3.6

B. 0.036

46

If the outside temperature is currently 22 degrees on the Celsius scale, what is the approximate temperature on the Fahrenheit scale?

1. 56oF
2. 62oF
3. 66.5oF
4. 71.6oF

D. 71.6oF

47

A landscaping plan is drawn on a 1:50 scale. If a deck in the plan measures 12 cm by 10 cm, how large is the deck in real life?

1. 12 m by 10 m
2. 6 m by 5 m
3. 5 m by 2 m
4. 4 m by 3m

B. 6 m by 5 m

48

Multiply and express in lowest terms: 12/3 X 31/2 =

1. 32/3
2. 41/6
3. 51/3
4. 55/6

D. 55/6

49

Sam tipped the cab driver \$3.75 on a ride that cost \$22. To the nearest percent, what size tip did he leave?

1. 15%
2. 16%
3. 17%
4. 18%

C. 17%

50

How many millimeters are there in 25 centimeters? __________

250

51

A plan for a house is drawn on a 1:40 scale. If the length of the living room on the plan measures 4.5 inches, what is the actual length of the built living room?

1. 45 feet
2. 25 feet
3. 15 feet
4. 12 feet

C. 15 feet

52

Add: 2.34 +23.4 + 234 =

1. 70.2
2. 230.72
3. 234.74
4. 259.74

D. 259.74

53

Divide and simplify: 7/8 / 3/8

1. ½
2. 15/8
3. 21/8
4. 21/3

D. 21/3

54

Carlotta earned 2% on her savings of \$1,050. How much did she have then?

1. \$1,052
2. \$1,060
3. \$1,071
4. \$1,075

C. \$1,071

55

Of the 300 patients receiving a placebo, 60% showed improvement in their symptoms. How many patients showed no improvement? (Enter the numeric value only) ____________

120

56

How many cups are there in 2 gallons? (Enter numeric value only) __________

32

57

The Myers have three sons. Jake is half as old as Tony, and Tony is 4 years younger that Quinn’s age plus Jakes age. If Quinn is 10, how old is Jake?

1. 6
2. 8
3. 12
4. 16

A. 6

58

Callie makes 2% interest quarterly on a deposit of \$100. After a year, about how much is in her account?

1. \$102
2. \$104
3. \$106
4. \$108

D. \$108

59

Patient X usually ingests about 2,000 calories daily. If Patient X is placed on a regiment that cuts that daily intake by 20%, how many calories will Patient X consume in a week? (Enter a numeric value only) __________.

11,200

60

How many teaspoons are there in 3 tablespoons?

1. 9 teaspoons
2. 10.5 teaspoons
3. 12 teaspoons
4. 18 teaspoons

A. 9 teaspoons

61

Multiply: 10.6 X 0.3 =

1. 3.08
2. 3.18
3. 3.80
4. 3.88

B. 3.18

62

Of the 250 problems. Daniel got 235 correct. What grade did he receive?

1. 92%
2. 94%
3. 96%
4. 98%

B. 94%

63

Subtract: 43.21 – 1.234 =

1. 41.976
2. 41.067
3. 30.87
4. 30.717

A. 41.976

64

The number 8.4 is 15% of what number? (Enter numeric value only) __________

56

65

Add and simplify: 52/3 + 6/7

1. 61/21
2. 61/7
3. 63/14
4. 611/21

D. 611/21