State Exams Given in 1931-32


1. a. 5/9 of 45 =

   b.  4 ½ + 3 1/5 =

   c. 6.2 x 4.076 =

   d. 5 lbs. 3oz. – 2lbs. 7oz. =

   e. 2 yds. 2 ½ ft. =         feet

2. a. What is the commission at 5% on the sale of goods to the amount of $16,230,000?

b. Our school yard is to be resurfaced. What is the cost at $4.50 a square yard if it is 225 feet long and 70 feet wide?

 c. A swimming pool covers 1250 square feet. If the pool is 25 feet wide, how far did  John swim if he swam the length of the pool?

d. If the circumference of a circular tower is 850 feet, what is the diameter?

e. Coats marked at $17.50 were sold at a discount of 10%. What was the selling price?

3. Directions: Fill the blanks in the following sentences with the word or words which make the statements true.

a. The sum of money that a person makes is called his           .

b. The amount of money or other property which a partner puts into the business is called his              .

c. To multiply 38.8 by 10 move the decimal point one place to the       .

d. when goods are bought in large quantities at less than market price, they are said to be bought at                .

e. A right angle contains ­­­­­_____ degrees.

 f. In order to cash a check given you by someone else, it must be       .

g. A century contains _____ years

h. Eight hundred and ten and seven thousandths is ____ in figures.

i. an acre contains ____ square rods.

j. The square root of 121 is            .

4. The tax rate in Smithville is $2.54 on $100.00 worth of property. How much tax will Mr. Jackson have to pay if his property is assessed at $10,000.00?

5. John wished to mix alcohol and water in the ratio of 2 parts of alcohol to 5 parts water. How many quarts of water would be need to mix with ten quarts of alcohol?

6. The loss of property due to a fire was #3,000.00 or 33 1/3% of its value. What was the value of the property before the fire?

7. A man’s salary is $2,800.00 per year. He has $4,000.00 invested to 6% interest. What is his total yearly income?

8. Name five ways of transmitting or sending money.






9. A Kansas farmer harvested 24.5 bushels per acre from a 30 acre wheat field that he did not fertilize, and 34.75 bushels per acre from a 30 acre wheat field that he did fertilize. How many bushels more did he get by fertilizing? What did the whole crop bring him at $1.25 a bushel?

10. This is a matching exercise. Select terms from the first list and write them in the blanks before the phrases which describe them.

            Annual premium            Installment buying

            Endorsing a note           Building and Loan

            Balance on hand

a. means paying a certain part of the purchase price when the article is bought, and the balance divided into portions payable at certain specified times.

b. is the yearly sum paid for an insurance policy.

c. are associations in which people invest savings that are loaned to help other people build their own homes.

d. is the sum remaining.

e. means guaranteeing payment to the person or corporation loaning the money.

(From:  Whitman County Retired Teachers Association.  Education in the Rough:  With Memoirs of Early Teachers and Schools.  Colfax, Washington, Whitman County Retired Teachers Association, 1976)

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