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Test Prep GED Section 5 Mathematics Exam Actual Questions

The questions for GED Section 5 Mathematics were last updated at June 27, 2022.
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Question #1 Topic 1

Danny worked 40 hours and earned $6.30 per hour. His friend Erica earned $8.40 per hour at her job. How many hours would Erica have to work in order to equal
Dannys earnings for 40 hours?

  • A. 20
  • B. 25
  • C. 30
  • D. 252
  • E. Not enough information is given.
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Correct Answer: C 🗳️
Danny earned a total of 40($6.30) = $252. To find the number of hours Erica would take to earn $252, divide $252 by $8.40.

Question #2 Topic 1




∆ ABC is a right triangle, and

. If the measure of CAD = 40°,w hat is the measure of DCB?


  • A. 10°
  • B. 20°
  • C. 40°
  • D. 50°
  • E. 90°
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Correct Answer: C 🗳️

Since m ACB = 90 and m CAD = 40, then m B = 180 90 40 = 50. In BCD, m CDB =90 and m B = 50. Therefore, m DCB = 180 90 50 = 40.

Question #3 Topic 1

The number of students in a class is x. One day, 5 students were absent. What fractional part of the class was present?

  • A. Option A
  • B. Option B
  • C. Option C
  • D. Option D
  • E. Option E
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Correct Answer: E 🗳️

If the class has x students and 5 students are absent, then x 5 students are present:

Question #4 Topic 1

The gauge on a water tank shows that the tank is1/3full of water. In order to fill the tank, 16 gallons of water are added. How many gallons of water does the tank hold when full?

  • A. 20
  • B. 24
  • C. 30
  • D. 32
  • E. 48
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Correct Answer: B 🗳️





If the tank is full, it is empty. Let x= the capacity of the tank; x= 16, so x= 16 = 16
= 24.

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