## Test for Numerical Skills

Welcome to the Numerical Skills Page!

Do you need help with math? Or do you think math is fun?

Our **Asset Test Download** contains math problems like those on the Asset Basic Skills – Numerical Skills Test.

You can also get the same material as a paperback on Amazon.

Best of all, our Numerical Skills PDF material contains clear, detailed mathematical examples and solutions to show you how to solve even the most difficult math problems.

Here is a sample from our Basic Skills – Numerical Skills Test PDF download:

1) 2.25 + .555 + .001 = ?

A) 2.581

B) 2.806

C) 2.905

D) 0.781

E) 7.81

2) Mrs. Brown owns an apple orchard. This year, her trees grew 1,300 apples. However, 25% of the apples were subsequently damaged as a result of adverse weather conditions. How many of Mrs. Brown’s apples were damaged this year?

A) 52

B) 325

C) 520

D) 975

E) Not given

3) Simplify: -| 5 – 1 |

A) -6

B) -4

C) 4

D) 6

E) Not given

4) Express the following number in scientific notation: 625

A) log625

B) log625 x 10^{2}

C) 62.5 x 10

D) 6.25 x 10^{2}

E) .625 x 10^{3}

5) What is the next prime number after 7?

A) 8

B) 9

C) 10

D) 11

E) 13

**Solutions and Explanations:**

1) 2.25 + .555 + .001 = ?

The correct answer is: B

For math problems like this, remember to line up the decimal points as follows:

2.250

0.555

__0.001__

2.806

2) Mrs. Brown owns an apple orchard. This year, her trees grew 1,300 apples. However, 25% of the apples were subsequently damaged as a result of adverse weather conditions. How many of Mrs. Brown’s apples were damaged this year?

The correct answer is: B

First put the percentage in decimal format: 25% = .25

The multiply the decimalized percentage by the total amount: 1300 x .25 = 325

3) Simplify: -| 5 – 1 |

The correct answer is: B

Remember that when you see numbers between lines like this | – 3 |, you are being asked the absolute value. Absolute value is always a positive number.

TIP: Remember to do the mathematical operation inside the absolute value symbols first!

-| 5 – 1 | =

-| 4 | =

-4

4) Express the following number in scientific notation: 625

The correct answer is: D

You will have to calculate basic scientific notation for the numerical skills sections of the Asset Exam.

TIP: Scientific notation means that you have to give the number as a multiple of 10^{2}, in other words, multiplied by 100.

We know that 625 divided by 100 is 6.25.

So the answer is 6.25 x 10^{2}.

1.25 x 10^{2} = 1.25 x 100 = 125

5) What is the next prime number after 7?

The correct answer is: D

Prime numbers are numbers that are divisible only by 1 and themselves.

You will need to know the prime numbers a least from 1 to 100 for the Asset Placement Exam.

Here is a list of prime numbers between 1 and 100. Try to memorize them if you don’t already know them!

Prime numbers between 1 and 100: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 8, 89, 97