# Shop math: Sample questions

 Here are the kinds of mathematics problems that local manufacturers say job candidates must be able to solve in order to be hired. Read the article, "Shop math: A manufacturing skill in high demand" PROBLEM ANSWER 1. Please mark the tape measure appropriately: a. 7 7/16 b. 3 1/2 c. 7/8 » View the answer 2. Harold's fork truck is rated for 4,000 pounds. He has to move and stack 10 skids (pallets) of paper, each weighing 1,500 pounds. What is the maximum number of skids he can lift at one time? How many trips will he have to make? » View the answer He can move two skids at a time, so he'll have to make five trips. 3. What is the decimal equivalent for 3/4? » View the answer 0.75 4. What is the fraction equivalent for 8.625? » View the answer 8 5/8 5. Sometimes we add fractions of an inch during machine set-up. Add these fractions: 6 3/8 + 7 9/16 = _____________ » View the answer 13 15/16 6. What is 10% of 175? » View the answer 17.5 7. You are told to pack 108 batteries in boxes. Each box holds 24 batteries. If you packed full boxes only, how many batteries will be left over? » View the answer You'll have four full boxes, with 12 batteries left over 8. Add these numbers: 4.9 + 9.7 + 5.62 + 7.25 = ________ » View the answer 27.47