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1. An electrical supply house purchases solder in separate lots of 35 pounds, 40 pounds, 125 pounds, 200 pounds, 75 pounds, 90 pounds, 20 pounds and 30 pounds. What is the total number of pounds of solder purchases?
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2. An inventory sheet shows 565 outlet boxes on January 1. On the 10th of January, 145 boxes are taken out of stock. On the 14th of January 35 boxes are returned to stock. How many outlet boxes are in stock after January 14th?
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3. Which of the following fractions is equal to 5/6?
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20/30
15/24
25/30
40/54
2/7
4. A ninefloor apartment building has an average of four electrical circuits for each apartment. There are six apartments on each floor and one additional apartment on the roof. What is the total number of electrical circuits in the apartment building?
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5. In a house where 35 outlets are installed, 735 feet of cable are used. What is the average number of feet of cable used per outlet?
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6. (8 + 7) x 4 =
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7. 1/16 + 3/16 + 5/16 =
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8. What is the square root of 75?
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9. 5/8 X 1/4 =
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10. What is the cost of 1,750 feet of BX cable if it sells for $0.6823 per foot?
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11. An electrician receives $787.50 for a 35hour week. What is his rate of pay per hour?
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12. What is the total thickness of the following shims taken from a bearing: 0.065 inch, 0.150 inch, 0.130 inch, 0.185 inch, and 0.005 inch?
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13. A crimp connector tool lists for $18.50. The tool is offered at a 12% discount. What is the net price of the tool?
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14. Convert the following fractions to decimals: 1/2
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15. Convert the following fractions to decimals: 3/8
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16. Convert the following fractions to decimals: 4/5
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17. Convert the following fractions to decimals: 4 1/4
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18. What best describes the line AB (below)?
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a. Radius of the circle
b. Diameter of the circle
c. Circumference of the circle
d. Area of the Circle
19. What is the name for angle ABC (below)?
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a. Acute angle
b. Obtuse angle
c. Tangent angle
d. Right angle
20. In the diagram above, two angles are equal to 120 . What is the measure of the third angle?
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a. 60°
b. 70°
c. 80°
d. 90°
e. 120°
21. An electrical contractor charged $2,395.00 for a job. The materials cost him $495.00, the labor cost him $874.00, the permits were $77.00, and the per diem costs were $416.00. What was the profit on the job?
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22. In question # 21 above, what is the contractor’s percentage of profit?
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23. (Their  There) smoke alarm needs to be replaced.
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Their
There
The car failed (it’s  its) annual inspection.
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it's
its
25. Upon completion of this training program you will be certified (electrtian electrician  electrishun  electrocution).
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a. electrtian
b. electrician
c. electrishun
d. electrocution
26. It will be necessary to complete an (employement– employment) application prior to an interview
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employement
employment
27. Find the total thickness of a piece of sheet metal 0.0535” thick and a piece of bank iron 0.75” thick.
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.0796"
1.135"
0.8035"
0.815"
28. Yesterday, an EMT pile contained 95.75 pounds of EMT. Since then, 18.5 pounds have been removed. How many pounds of EMT remains?
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75.2 lbs.
77.25 lbs.
79.0 lbs.
80.5 lbs,
29. Which of the following would be an appropriate unit to measure sugar for a cookie recipe?
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liters
cups
quarts
kilograms
pounds
30. One cubic foot of cement weighs 62.5 pounds. What does 50 cubic feet of cement weigh?
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2,991 lbs
3,305 lbs
3,125 lbs
2,775 lbs
31. You own a small electrical company with 14 employees. Six (6) people earn $10.25 an hour five (5) people earn $8.50 an hour, and three (3) people earn $6.75 an hour. If all of your employees worked a 40 hour week this week, what is the total amount of money you will pay out this week?
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$4,970.00
$4,845.75
$4,959.75
$4,963.25
32. A client’s yard measures 60’ x 90’: To install an invisible fence cable to cover the perimeter how much cable would you need?
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300'
5400'
150'
2400'
33. A wall measures 24’ in length. How many studs spaced 16” on center make up this wall? HINT: There is a lead off stud.
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19
24
18
30
Clear selection
34. You are mixing redimix to set some poles. The mixture calls for two gallons of water. You have a quart container to get water. How many times must you fill up your container?
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6.5
16
8
4
35. Five heaters are rated as follows: 15kw, 10kw, 25kw, 15kw, and 22kw. What is the total number of watts used by the five heaters? HINT: 1kw – 1,000 watts
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87 watts
870 watts
8,700 watts
87,000 watts
36. In question #35 above, what is the average kw rating of the five heaters?
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37. A 4x4x4 junction box has a cubic inch rating of:
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16 cu in
32 cu in
64 cu in
100 cu in
Other:
38. A contractor received a 6% commission on materials for a site. If his commission was $8,880, what was the selling price of the materials?
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$100,000
$138,000
$148,000
$150,000
39. An electric motor makes 3,000 revolutions per minute. How many degrees does it rotate in one second? HINT: one rotation is 360 degrees.
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9,000
18,000
20,000
25,000
40. A contractor charges $ 225 for materials and $ 35 per hour for labor. The total cost of wiring an office is $ 330. How many hours did it take the painter to add wiring to the office?
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1 hour
6 hours
5 hours
3 hours
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