Mathematics practice test (hesi)

1.

What kind of number system is commonly used in the United States?

A. Teritary

B. Decimal

C. Napoleonic

D. Binary

B. Decimal

2.

Place value is not used in which numeric system?

A. Arabian

B. Cyrillic

C. Decimal

D. Roman

D. Roman

3.

The numeral 0 is not used in which numeric system?

A. Roman

B. Decimal

C. Chinese

D. Bulgarian

A. Roman

4.

A telemarketer must call 157 U.S. phone numbers every shift to meet their quota. How many buttons will have to be pushed to make 157 long distance calls?

a. 2,000

b. 1,727

c. 1,099

d. 1,570

b. 1,727

5.

A newborn weighs 3,459 grams. There are 453.59 grams per pound. What is the infant's weight in pounds & ounces?

a. 7 lb 10oz

b. 10 lb 7oz

c. 13 lb 3oz

d. 3 lb 13oz

a. 7lb 10oz

6.

What temperature in Celsius is 98.6° farenheit? ( enter numeric value only. If rounding is necessary round to the whole number.)

Answer: ____________

37°

If you can't figure out how to get this answer see my 'conversion' notecards; I provide formulas to convert temp. from C to F & vice versa.

7.

A nurse works in a military hospital from 1300 to 2000. What time of day does this nurse work?

a. Early morning to early afternoon

b. Lunch time to midnight

c. Early afternoon to bedtime

d. Midnight to sunrise

c. Early afternoon to bedtime

8.

A nurse is reviewing the daily intake & output (I&O) of a patient consuming a clear diet. The drainage bag denotes a total of 1,000 mL. for the past 24 hours. The total intake is:

-2 8oz cups of coffee

-1 16oz serving of clear soup

-1 pint of water consumed throughout the day.

How much is the deficit in milliliters?

(enter mumeric value only. If rounding is neccessary round to the whole number.)

ANSWER: _________________

440

* If you have trouble w/conversions see my 'conversion' notecards.

9.

A woman received a bottle of perfume as a present. The bottle contains ½ oz of perfume. How many milliliters is this?

15 millileters

10.

The metric system of measurement was developed in france during Napoleon's reign. It is based on what multiplication?

a. The length of Napoleon's forearm

b. 2

c. 10

d. Atomic weight of helium

c. 10

11.

How many meters are in a kilometer? (Enter numeric value only)

Answer:________

1,000

* See my conversion note cards for more conversions.

* Kilo- means thousand ...hint,hint

12.

How many grams are in a kilogram? (enter numeric value only.)

Answer: _________

1,000

* See my conversion note cards for more conversions.

* Kilo- means thousand ...hint,hint

13.

To convert pounds to kilograms, what factor is used?

a. 2.2

b. 0.334

c. 10

d. 22

a. 2.2

*dividing by 2.2 is the factor used for converting pounds to kilograms.

14.

-Convert the directions to Metric-

"Dilute contents of package in 2 qrts of water." How many liters of water should be used? (enter numeric value only. If rounding is required, round to the nearest tenth.)

Answer:________

1.9

* See my conversion note cards for more conversions.

15.

How many milliliters are in 1 liter?

a. 30

b. 10

c. 100

d. 1,000

d-1,000

*milli stands for one thousandth (notice the th).

16.

A seamstress is measuring a model for a new dress. The tape is marked in centimeters. The seamstress needs to convert that measurement into inches. If the model's waist measurement is 65.4 centimeters, what is that in inches?

a. 25.74 in.

b. 166.12 in.

c. 32.50 in.

d. 17 in.

a. 25.74 inches

* See my conversion note cards for more conversions.

17.

There are 2.54 centimers in an inch. How many centimeters are in 1 foot? (enter numeric value only. If rounding is necessary round to the whole number.)

Answer: _____________

30.48 centimeters

* See my conversion note cards for more conversions.

18.

How many centimeters in a millimeter?

a. 1/10

b. 10

c. 100

d. 1,000

a. 1/10

* centi is a larger portion than milli, so only a 10th of it is in a millimeter.

19.

How many centimeters in a meter?

a. 1/100

b. 10

c. 100

d. 1,000

c.100

* See my conversion note cards for more conversions.

20.

A newspaper kiosk sells 10 varieties of newspapers from around the world. The average daily sales for some of the varieties are as follows:

-English language newspapers-eight papers, sells 25 of each paper a day

-French language newspapers-two papers, sells one of each paper each day

-Korean language newspapers-one paper, sells 16 each day

-Japanese language newspapers-eight papers, sells 16 of each paper each day

-Russian language newspapers-one paper, sells 22 each day

How man of these newspapers are sold each day? (enter numeric value only; round to whole number if necessary).

Answer:______________

368

21.

A hospital day staff consists of 25 RN's, 75 unlicensed assistants, five phlebologists, six receptionists & office staff, and 45 physicians. One summer day the staff was at only 68% strength. How many people were working that day? (enter numeric value only & if necessary round to whole number).

Answer: ___________________

106

22.

A farmer raises chickens for eggs & meat. Any chicken that does not lay at least one egg a week is moved to the slaughterhouse. The farmer has 765 chickens that can lay one egg each day. Each day 80% of the chickens lay eggs. How many eggs does the farmer collect each day? (enter numeric value only, round to whole number if necessary).

Answer:_______________

612

23.

Lastnight at the hospital 76 babies were born. Of the births, 45% were girls. How many boys were born lastnight? (enter numeric value only, round to whole number if necessary).

Answer:__________

42

24.

The doctor tells the patient to cut back on coffee. The patient usually has four 8oz cups of coffee per day. If the doctor told him to cut back by 25%, how many ounces of coffee can the patient have each day? (enter numeric value only, round to whole number if necessary).

Answer:__________

24

* 32(current intake in oz) x .25= 8oz (what needs to be cut out), take that 8 & subtract it from 32 & you get 24 ounces.

25.

Ratio & proportion:

0.8:10::x:100

a. x=0.8

b. x=8

c. x=80

d. x=800

b

0.8 x

---:---

10 100

Above is your setup (0.8 over the 10 & x is over the 100, not able to line them up on here :-/). You have to cross multiply 0.8 x 100 =80 THEN you need to divide that 80 by 10 to get your "x" value. 80÷10= 8. Taaa-Daaaaa. :-)

26.

How many gallons are in 48 fluid ounces?

a. 0.25

b. 0.75

c. 0.48

d. 0.375

d. 0.375

* you take the 48oz÷128oz= 0.375

*Remember(there's 128 oz in one gallon) See my conversion notecards if you need to know more conversions.

27.

A shopper spends $75.64 at one store & $22.43 at the next store. The shopper started out with $100.00. How much money does the shopper have left?

a. $1.93

b. $5.00

c. $0.72

d. $20.13

a. $1.93

28.

A worker is filling out his timesheet. He worked 8hrs on Monday, 7hrs & 30mins on Tuesday, 8¾ hrs on Wednesday, 4hrs on Thursday & 8¼ hours on Friday. If he earns $14.35 per hour, what will be his gross pay for this week? (enter numeric value only).

Answer:____________

523.78

29.

A farmer counts his flock of chickens. He has five red chickens, 17 white chickens, three black chickens, and one spotted chicken in his flock. What percentage of white chickens in the flock? (enter numeric value only).

Answer:____________

65

30.

What number in Arabic numerals is Roman numeral MCMXLIV

(enter numeric value only).

Answer:____________

1,944

* SEE MY ROMAN NUMERAL NOTECARDS IF YOU NEED HELP W/THIS.

31.

Add:

A. 9.98 + 0.065=

B. 6 + 12.55 + 5.022=

*Don't use calculator to ensure you remember how to line up the problems correctly*

A. 10.045

B. 23.572

*Don't use calculator to ensure you remember how to line up the problems correctly*

32.

Subtract:

A. 32.21 - 4.68=

B. 10.012 - 0.120=

A. 27.53

B. 9.892

33.

Multiply:

A. 375 x 2.3=

B. 7.2 x 0.34=

A. 862.5

B. 2.448

34.

These are the questions from the "practice test" out of the Hesi Assessment Study guide 2nd edition.

If you are able to complete these questions, then you know how to do all the sample math problems in the study guide. The math problems include: basic addition, subtraction, multiplication (see above notecards 31-33), then there's division, ratios & proportions & basic adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing of fractions.

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