ASVAB Arithmetic Practice Question

1. A man buys two shirts. One is $7.50 and the other is $3.00. A 6% tax is added to his total. What is his total?

a. $10.50
b. $11.13
c. $14.58
d. $16.80

2. If a chef can make 25 pastries in a day, how many can he make in a week?

a. 32
b. 74
c. 126
d. 175

3. A woman must earn $250 in the next four days to pay a traffic ticket. How much will she have to earn each day?

a. $45.50
b. $62.50
c. $75.50
d. $100.50

4. A car lot has an inventory of 476 cars. If 36 people bought cars in the week after the inventory was taken, how many cars will remain in inventory at the end of that week?

a. 440
b. 476
c. 484
d. 512

5. A woman has $450 in a bank account. She earns 5% interest on her end-of-month balance. How much interest will she earn for the month?

a. $5.00
b. $22.50
c. $427.50
d. $472.50

6. Three children decide to buy a gift for their father. The gift costs $78.00. One child contributes $24.00. The second contributes $15.00 less than the first. How much will the third child have to contribute?

a. $15.00
b. $39.00
c. $45.00
d. $62.00

7. Two women have credit cards. One earns 3 points for every dollar she spends. The other earns 6 points for every dollar she spends. If they each spend $5.00, how many combined total points will they earn?

a. 15
b. 30
c. 45
d. 60

8. A company employing 540 individuals plans to increase its workforce by 13%. How many people will the company employ after the expansion?

a. 527
b. 547
c. 553
d. 610

9. A 13 story building has 65 apartments. If each floor has an equal number of apartments, how many apartments are on each floor?

a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5

10. If 5 people buy 3 pens each and 3 people buy 7 pencils each, what is the ratio of the total number of pens to the total number of pencils?

a. 15 : 21
b. 3 : 7
c. 5 : 7
d. 1 : 1

11. A man earns $15.23 per hour and gets a raise of $2.34 per hour. What is his new hourly rate of pay?

a. $12.89
b. $15.46
c. $17.57
d. $35.64

12. How many people can travel on 6 planes if each carries 300 passengers?

a. 1800
b. 1200
c. 600
d. 350

13. In a town, the ratio of men to women is 2:1. If the number of women in the town is doubled, what will be the new ratio of men to women?

a. 1:2
b. 1:1
c. 2:1
d. 3:1

14. A woman weighing 250 pounds goes on a diet. During the first week, she loses 3% of her body weight. During the second week, she loses 2%. At the end of the second week, how many pounds has she lost?

a. 12.50
b. 10
c. 12.35
d. 15

15. A woman is traveling to a destination 583 km away. If she drives 78 km every hour, how many hours will it take for her to reach her destination?

a. 2.22
b. 3.77
c. 5.11
d. 7.47

ASVAB Arithmetic Answers and Explanations

Last Updated: 08/20/2013

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