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    more word problems for the ASVAB

    35. Jimmy made a 15% profit on the sale of a custom designed boat, and the original cost of the boat was $15,000. The boat sold for how much?


    A. $17,250.00
    B. $16,540.44
    C. $16,230.34
    D. $15,980.55
    E. $15,870.8



    33. Sue receives a base salary of $90 weekly plus a 12% commission on all sales. Sue had $3,000 in sales this week. How much did she make total?


    A. $375
    B. $450
    C. $480
    D. $510
    E. $525




    24. In his pocket, a boy has 3 red marbles, 4 blue marbles, and 4 green marbles. How many will he have to take out of his pocket to ensure that he has taken out at least one of each color?


    A. 3
    B. 7
    C. 8
    D. 9
    E. 11



    22. The cost to ride on a ferry is $5.00 per vehicle and driver with an additional cost of 50 cents per passenger. If the charge to get on the ferry is $6.50, how many people were in the vehicle?


    A. 1
    B. 2
    C. 3
    D. 4
    E. 5





    15. What will it cost to tile a kitchen floor that is 12 feet wide by 20 feet long if the tile cost $8.91 per square yard?


    A. $224.51
    B. $237.60
    C. $246.55
    D. $271.38
    E. $282.32
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