## Wednesday, June 27, 2007

GED Skill: Add fractions with common denominators

The Smith family is having a party with 11 guests. They are serving 1/4 lb. burgers. If the average is 1 1/2 burgers per guest, how many pounds of hamburger should be bought?
GED Skill: percents

75% of the third grade passed their spelling test. If there are 24 children in the third grade, how many did not pass the spelling test?

answer: 6 children did not pass the spelling test.

## Wednesday, June 13, 2007

GED Skill: Multi Step Problem

Dan decided to landscape the outside of his home and ordered 5 cubic yards of red cedar mulch. Each cubic yard cost \$35. In addition he was charged a \$35 delivery charge because he was outside the city limits. What was the total cost, including 5.5% sales tax (delivery charge is subject to sales tax).

Answer: Dan will be charged (5 x \$35)cost of mulch, plus a \$35 delivery charge for a total of \$210. Sales tax is calculated at .055 x \$210, which is \$11.55. The grand total cost for the order is \$221.55.

## Thursday, June 07, 2007

GED Skill Area: Dividing by One-Digit Numbers

Question: An organization collected 140 presents that will be given equally to 7 children. How many presents will each child receive?