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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five A company is projecting sales (S), measured in thousands of units, of a new product. To do so, it is using this formula, in which "m" refers to the months after production starts:36 = -¾ m2 + 6m + 51 S = -¾m2 + 6m + 51 In what month will sales drop below to 36,000 units?(a) Month 8(b) Month 9(c) Month 10(d) Month 12Math

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five (d) is the correct answer. This is a quadratic equation. Set S to 36 and solve: 36 = -¾ m2 + 6m + 510 = -¾ m2 + 6m + 15You can now use the general quadratic formula (which test takers are given) Putting in the numbers for a, b and c, you have: That works out to ... and the two solutions are -2 and 10. You could also do the problem by trial and error, substituting the four answer choices into the original equation. Mathbacknext

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five Select the best revision for this sentence: "In the cabinet for your use is extra pens and notepads.”(a) In the cabinet for your use are extra pens and notepads.(b) In the cabinet for your use is extra pen and notepads.(c) In the cabinet for you using it is extra pens and notepads.(d) In the cabinet for you use are extra pen and notepad.Reasoning Through Language Artsback

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five is the correct answer. In the original sentence, the verb “is” does not agree with the subject “extra pens and notepads.” The revision in answer (a) fixes the problem by using the verb “are” which agrees with the subject.Reasoning Through Language Artsbacknext

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five Clay soil forms a fairly effective barrier against the movements of water. It also swells and shrinks significantly as its water content changes. Sandy soil, in contrast, allows water to move freely and does not change shape as the water content varies. In which statement is the appropriate soil selected for its intended site?(a) Sandy soil would make a good lining for a toxic waste site.(b) Clay soil would work well in a drain field (c) Clay soil would be a good foundation for a large building. (d) Clay soil would form a good liner if a person built a pond.(e) A sandy lake bottom would prevent water from seeping out of the lake.Scienceback

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five (d) is the correct answer.Clay soil absorbs and holds more water than sandy soil. Its ability to swell or shrink as the water content changes should help to maintain the pond by retaining more water. Because of its shifting characteristics, clay soil would not be a good choice for building a stable foundation. Sciencebacknext

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five Choose the one best answer to each question.Questions 1 and 2 are based on the following information.The history of the world is filled with stories of people migrating. Migration is the movement of people from one place to another as they seek a new home. Famine, overpopulation, limited resources, war, and religious and political persecution "push" immigrants to move to another country. Hopes for employment and a better life "pull" immigrants to new places.Millions have migrated to North America since the 1600s. Spanish, French, English, and Dutch immigrants were the first European settlers to establish permanent colonies. They settled in lands originally populated by people from Asia. Many people from Africa were driven from their homes at this time to be enslaved to work in colonies in the Americas.Social Studiesbackcontinue

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five Throughout the 1800s, immigrants looking for employment came to North America from Japan, China, and southeastern Europe. In the 1970s and 1980s, Southeast Asians, Latin Americans, and Caribbeans migrated to North America. Many of these immigrants fled from war-torn countries, political persecution, and economic difficulties.Question 1: The government of a country may restrict the number of immigrants allowed to enter that country. These restrictions on immigration are most likely based on what belief?(a) An economy can support unlimited numbers of people.(b) The “push” factors justify most immigration.(c) Immigrants enrich the culture of a country.(d) A country has a limited number of jobs and services. (e) A government should not interfere with the migration of people. Social Studiesback

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five (d) is the correct answer.This question requires you to focus on a universal immigration issue that is related to the information but newly introduced by the question. It is a general case of a concrete situation that faces all countries—that is, the regulation of immigration to a country. The concept of scarcity is the only logical reason for restrictions among the alternatives offered. Social Studiesbacknext

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five Question 2: Based on the information, which is an opinion rather than a fact about immigrants to North America? Immigrants…(a) traveled long distances to find a better life(b) migrated to find employment(c) learned to live in a foreign culture(d) escaped from political persecution(e) found a better lifeSocial Studiesback

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five (e) is the correct answer.(a), (b), (c), and (d) are all facts stated or implied in the passage. (e) is what many immigrants have hoped for, but whether they have found a better life is unknown. Social Studiesbacknext

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five You have a small jar filled with colored marbles as follows :Red: 4 marblesBlue: 4 marblesGreen: 2 marbles You close your eyes and pick out 2 marbles at random. What is the approximate chance that one will be red and one will be blue?(a) 18%(b) 20%(c) 25%(d) 36%Mathback

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five (d) is the correct answer. For your first pick, there are 10 marbles, and you have 8 chances to pick a red or blue. If you are successful, then 9 marbles remain, and you have 4 chances to pick one that is not yellow and not the color you picked first. Multiply the probabilities: 8/10 * 4/9 = 0.3555, or about 36 percent..Mathbacknext

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five Choose the one best answer to each question.Questions 5 and 6 refer to the following document:How Shall Employees Conduct Themselves? Guidelines for Conducting Business with Those outside Our Company Our employees are the most effective advertisement of our values, beliefs, and abilities. Always keep in mind that when you are acting in your capacity as our employee, you are contributing materially to the public image and the ultimate success of this company.Gifts for Influence  No payment or gift of money, goods, or services should be given or received to influence government or business decisions. Accurate and complete records for all accounts will be strictly monitored for everyone’s protection. If it becomes apparent to you in the course of the performance of your business responsibilities that a payment of some kind is expected by your business associate, please contact your division president.Reasoning through Language Artsbackcontinue

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five Conflict of Interest    A conflict of interest can be described as a situation where a person has a vested interest in two areas of the business world that may give him or her an unfair advantage in business dealings. Our employees should be sensitive to any relationship that creates such a relationship—or even creates the appearance of such a relationship.  Keep these rules in mind:•Throughout your employment period, be vigilant about potential conflicts of interest between this company’s interests and your personal or immediate family’s interests.•Don’t use your position with this company to obtain a personal benefit of any kind.  •Avoid any action or relationship that creates, or even creates the appearance of, a conflict of interest. For example, having an interest in a nonpublic company that competes or does business with our company or any of its affiliates might create the appearance of a conflict of interest and might prompt accusations and/or an investigation.  Social Studiesbackcontinue

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five Disclosure  This company respects your privacy, as well as your right to conduct your personal affairs without interference; however, you must make prompt, complete, and continuing disclosure of all facts relating to any factual or potential conflict of interest.   Investigations    Inquiries or investigations may be undertaken at this company’s direction by its attorneys, investigators, internal auditors, or independent public accountants. Employees should regard this vigilance as the company’s commitment not only to fair competition but also to the protection of its employees. Your cooperation is needed for your protection as well as that of this company, and it is a condition of your employment.This excerpt is a composite of information from several business documents.Social Studiesbackcontinue

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five Question 5: Based on the information in this excerpt, what would be the company's policy about accepting gifts or entertainment from people representing your competitors?Accepting gifts or entertainment from people representing competitors would be considered(a) dangerous(b) practical(c) reasonable(d) unacceptable(e) good businessSocial Studiesback

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five (d) is the correct answer.The clear statement in this section of the excerpt—"Gifts for Influence"—is that this kind of business dealing is unacceptable to this company. Social Studiesbacknext

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five Question 6: Based on the information in this excerpt, when is it permissible to give money that might be considered a bribe or a tip to a government official in order to facilitate business?(a) It is never permissible to give a gift or other payment to influence government or business decisions.(b) It may be necessary in certain foreign countries where it is expected.(c) Payments to government officials can be made at any time with prior approval of the division president.(d) Modest gratuities can be offered at any time.(e) All payments or gratuities must be worth their fair trade value.Social Studiesback

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five (a) is the correct answer.This level of comprehension question is slightly more difficult than the previous question because the answer is implied but not stated. Alternatives (b) and (c) are distracters requiring that you read the passage with accuracy and precision. Social Studiesbacknext

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five Last month, the balance in Tisha's checkbook was $1219.17. Since then she has deposited her latest paycheck of $2425.66 and written checks for $850.00 (rent), $235.89 (car payment), and $418.37 (credit card payment).What is the current balance in Tisha's checking account?(a) $921.40(b) $2,140.57(c) $3,215.27(d) $3,929.92(e) $5,149.09Mathback

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five (b) is the correct answer. Thepaycheck wouldbeadded to the existing balance, and the checks written would be subtracted.New balance = Old balance + paycheck deposited - checks writtenNew balance = 1219.17+ 2425.66 - 850.00 - 235.89 - 418.37New balance = 2140.57 Mathbacknext

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five A chemist wants to recover some table salt (NaCl) that has been completely dissolved in water. Which method would be the best choice? (a) Spinning the solution in a mixer.(b) Dripping the solution through a paper filter. (c) Forcing oxygen through the solution.(d) Boiling the water away. Scienceback

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five (d) is the correct answer. The microscopic salt particles won't be affected by oxygen or spinning, and will pass through a filter. If the water is boiled away, however, a salty residue will remain. Sciencebacknext

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Title Text Body Level One Title Text Body Level Two Title Text Body Level Three Title Text Body Level Four Title Text Body Level Five You’re DonePlease feel free to review questions again.As you can see, you must spend some focused time preparing for the new GED exam.Let us know if we can help.Mathstart overreturn to website

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