Essay

A. Section 1.2

Divide the following.

5,730,000 ÷ 300

B. Section 3.1

Write the word name for each decimal.

0.582

1.0009

Round to the nearest tenth.

523.435

C. Section 1.2

The menswear department of the Gap has a sales goal of $1,384,000 for its spring sale. Complete the

worksheet (Table 1-2) for the sales totals by region and by day.

Decide if the goal was reached. What is the difference between the goal and the actual total sales

amount?

D. Section 3.1

Write the number that represents the decimal.

Three hundred twelve thousandths

Thirty-five hundredths

MAT105 – Quantitative Methods

Unit 1 DB Assignment

E. Section 1.2

Atkinson’s Candy Company manufactures seven types of hard candy for its Family Favorites mixed

candy. The bulk candy is repackaged from 84 containers that each contain 25 pounds of candy. The

bulk candy is bagged in 3-pound bags and then packed in boxes for shipping. Each box contains 12

bags of mixed candy. Wilma Jackson-Randle reports that she currently has 1,000 3-pound bags on hand

and 100 boxes of the size that will be used to ship the candy. Decide if enough materials are in

inventory to complete the mixing and packaging process.

F. Section 3.1

Write the number that represents the decimal.

Sixty and twenty-eight thousandths

Round to the nearest dollar.

$785.03

$19.08

$1,823.37

G. Section 1.2

Add the integers.

−4,216 + (−3,972)

−305 + (−98)

Multiply and check the product.

1,005 by 89

Multiply the integers.

(−3)(46)

H. Section 3.2

Kathy Mowers purchased items costing $14.97, $28.14, $19.52, and $23.18. How much do her

purchases total?

Joe Gallegos purchased a calculator for $12.48 and paid with a $20 bill. How much change did he get?

I. Section 1.2

An acre of ground is equivalent to a square piece of land that is approximately 210 feet on each of the

four equal sides. Fencing can be purchased in 50-foot rolls for $49 per roll. You are making a bid to

install the fencing of a square plot of ground that is an acre at a cost of $1 per foot of fencing + the cost

of materials. If the customer has bids of $1,700, $2,500, and $2,340 in addition to your bid, decide if

your bid is the low bid for the job to determine if you will likely get the business.

J. Section 3.2

Jim Roznowski submitted a travel claim for meals, $138.42; hotel, $549.78; and airfare, $381.50. Total

his expenses.

Martisha Jones purchased a jacket for $49.95 and a shirt for $18.50. She paid with a $100 bill. How

much change did she receive?

K. Section 1.2

If you are paying three employees $15 per hour and the fence installation in Exercise Letter I requires 21

hours when all three employees are working, determine how much you will be required to pay in wages.

What will be your gross profit on the job?

L. Section 3.2

Multiply.

43.7 (1.23)

Laura Voight earns $8.43 per hour as a telemarketing employee. One week she worked 28 hours. What

was her gross pay before any deductions?

M. Section 1.2

The 7th Inning buys baseball cards from eight vendors. In the month of November the company

purchased 8,832 boxes of cards. If an equal number of boxes were purchased from each vendor, how

many boxes of cards were supplied by each vendor?

N. Section 1.2

If you have 348 packages of holiday candy to rebox for shipment to a discount store and you can pack

12 packages in each box, how many boxes will you need?

O. Section 1.2

Bio Fach, Germany’s biggest ecologically sound consumer goods trade fair, had 21,960 visitors. This

figure was up from 18,090 the previous year and 16,300 two years earlier. What is the increase in

visitors to Bio Fach from two years earlier to the present?

P. Section 3.2

Divide and round to the nearest hundredth if necessary.

123.72 ÷ 12

Cassie James works a 26-hour week at a part-time job while attending classes at Southwest Tennessee

Community College. Her weekly gross pay is $213.46. What is her hourly rate of pay?

Q. Section 1.2

Strategic Telecomm Systems, Inc. (STS), in Knoxville, Tennessee, made one of the largest single

purchases of long-distance telephone time in history. STS purchased 42 million minutes. If STS paid 2

cents per minute, how much did they pay for the purchase? To convert cents to dollars, divide by 100.

R. Section 3.3

Write as a fraction or mixed number and write in simplest form.

0.6

0.625

S. Section 1.2

Lisle Building Supplies sold 291 rolls of damaged insulation at a $3 loss (−$3) per roll. What was the

total loss?

T. Section 3.3

Write as a fraction or mixed number and write in simplest form.

21.3

7.3125

U. Section 3.1

Round to the nearest dollar.

$493.91

Round to the nearest cent.

$0.3962

$0.5239

$32,048.87219

V. Section 3.3

Write as a fraction or mixed number and write in simplest form.

28.875

Change to a decimal.

7

10

W. Section 1.2

American Communications Network (ACN) of Troy, Michigan, also markets prepaid phone cards,

which it refers to as “equity calling cards.” If ACN employs 214,302 persons in 32 locations, on the

average, how many employees work at each location?

Last year Wilmington Motors lost $39,583. This year the company lost $23,486. Find the two-year loss

for Wilmington Motors.

X. Section 3.3

Change to a decimal.

6

25

Y. Section 1.2

Kent Realty Company had an annual loss of $63,408. What was the average loss per month?

Z. Section 1.2

University Trailer Sales Company sold 352 utility trailers during a recent year. If the gross annual sales

for the company was $324,800, what was the average selling price for each trailer?