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Test Prep CBEST Section 1 Math Exam Actual Questions

The questions for CBEST Section 1 Math were last updated at June 27, 2022.
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Question #1 Topic 1

If Linda purchases an item that costs $30 or less, she will pay with cash. If Linda purchases an item that costs between $30 and $70, she will pay with a check. If
Linda purchases an item that costs $70 or greater, she will use a credit card.
If Linda recently paid for a certain item using a check, which of the following statements could be true?

  • A. The item costs $20.
  • B. The item costs $80.
  • C. If the item had cost $20 more, she would have paid with cash.
  • D. The item costs at least $70.
  • E. The item costs more than $25.
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Correct Answer: E 🗳️
Because Linda pays with a check only if an item costs more than $30, the item must have cost more than $25.

Question #2 Topic 1

What is 56.73647 rounded to the nearest hundredth?

  • A. 100
  • B. 57
  • C. 56.7
  • D. 56.74
  • E. 56.736
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Correct Answer: D 🗳️
The hundredth is the second digit to the right of the decimal point. Because the third decimal is 6, the second is rounded up to 4.

Question #3 Topic 1

Which of the following is between1/3 and 1/4?


  • A. Option A
  • B. Option B
  • C. Option C
  • D. Option D
  • E. Option E
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Correct Answer: E 🗳️
Find the answer using the following equations:
is between the other two fractions.

Question #4 Topic 1

The population of Smithtown increases at a rate f 3% annually. If the population is currently 2,500, what will the population be at the same time next year?

  • A. 2,530
  • B. 2,560
  • C. 2,575
  • D. 2,800
  • E. 3,000
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Correct Answer: C 🗳️
3% is equal to 0.03, so multiply 2,500 times 0.03 and then add the result to 2,500, for a total of 2,575.

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