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## 10 Sample **HiSET** Math Practice Questions

1- What is the median of these numbers? \(4, 9, 13, 8, 15, 18, 5\)

☐A. 8

☐B. 9

☐C. 13

☐D. 15

☐E. 20

2- The radius of the following cylinder is 8 inches and its height is 12 inches. What is the surface area of the cylinder?

☐A. \(64 \space π \space in^2\)

☐B. \(128 \space π \space in^2\)

☐C. \(192 \space π \space in^2\)

☐D. \(256 \space π \space in^2\)

☐E. \(320 \space π \space in^2\)

3- The average of \(13, 15, 20\) and \(x\) is \(18\). What is the value of \(x\)?

☐A. 9

☐B. 15

☐C. 18

☐D. 20

☐E. 24

4- The price of a sofa is decreased by \(25\%\) to \(\$420\). What was its original price?

☐A. $480

☐B. $520

☐C. $560

☐D. $600

☐E. $800

5- What are the zeros of the function: \(f(x)=x^3+5x^2+6x?\)

☐A. 0

☐B. \(– 2, – 3\)

☐C. \(0, 2, 3\)

☐D.\( – 1, – 3\)

☐E. \(0, – 2, – 3\)

6- A bank is offering \(4.5\%\) simple interest on a savings account. If you deposit \(\$8,000\), how much interest will you earn in five years?

☐A. $360

☐B. $720

☐C. $1800

☐D. $3600

☐E. $4800

7- Multiply and write the product in scientific notation:

\((3.2 × 10^6) × (2.6 × 10^{−5})\)

☐A. \(832 × 10\)

☐B. \(83.2 × 10^6\)

☐C. \(83.2 × 10^{−5}\)

☐D. \(8.32 × 10^{11}\)

☐E. \(8.32 × 10\)

8- If the height of a right pyramid is 12 cm and its base is a square with side 6 cm. What is its volume?

☐A. \(432 cm^3\)

☐B. \(108 cm^3\)

☐C. \(36 cm^3\)

☐D. \(72 cm^3\)

☐E. \(144 cm^3\)

9- In a coordinate plane, triangle ABC has coordinates: \((−1,6)\), \((−2,5)\), and \((5,8)\). If triangle ABC is reflected over the y-axis, what are the coordinates of the new image?

☐A. \((−1, −6), (−2, −5), (−5, −8)\)

☐B. \((−1, −6), (−2, −5), (5, −8)\)

☐C. \((1, 6), (2, 5), (5, 8)\)

☐D. \((−1, 6), (−2, 5), (5, 8)\)

☐E. \((1, 6), (2, 5), (−5, 8)\)

10- Calculate the value of \(x\) for the right triangle shown below.

☐A. 6 ft

☐B. 12 ft

☐C. 16 ft

☐D. 18 ft

☐E. 20 ft

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## Answers:

1- **B**

Write the numbers in order:

\(4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 15, 18\)

Since we have 7 numbers (7 is odd), then the median is the number in the middle, which is 9.

2- **E**

Surface Area of a cylinder \(= 2πr (r + h)\),

The radius of the cylinder is 8 inches and its height is 12 inches.

Surface Area of a cylinder \(= 2 (π) (8) (8 + 12) = 320 π\)

3-** E**

\(average = \frac{sum of terms}{number of terms}\)

\(18 = \frac{13+15+20+x}{4}\)

\(72 = 48 + x ⇒ x = 24\)

4- **C**

Let \(x\) be the original price.

If the price of the sofa is decreased by \(25\%\) to \(\$420\), then: \(75 \%\) of \(x=420 ⇒ 0.75x=420 ⇒ x=420÷0.75=560\)

5- **E**

Frist, factor the function:

\(x (x+2)(x+3)\)

To find the zeros, \(f(x)\) should be zero.

\(f(x)=x (x+2)(x+3)=0\)

Therefore, the zeros are:

\(x=0\)

\((x+2)=0 ⇒ x= -2\)

\((x+3)=0 ⇒ x= -3\)

6- **C**

Use simple interest formula:

I=prt

(I = interest, p = principal, r = rate, t = time)

\(I=(8,000)(0.045)(5)=1,800\)

7- **E**

\((3.2 × 10^6) × (2.6 × 10^{−5}) = (3.2 × 2.6) × (10^6 × 10^{−5}) = 8.32 × (10^{6 + (−5)} ) = 8.32 × 10^1\)

8- **E**

The formula of the volume of pyramid is:

\(V=\frac{l ×w ×h}{3}\)

\(V=\frac{6×6 ×12}=144 cm^3\)

9- **E**

ince the triangle ABC is reflected over the y-axis, then all values of \(y\)’s of the points don’t change and the sign of all \(x\)’s change.

(remember that when a point is reflected over the y-axis, the value of \(y\) does not change and when a point is reflected over the x-axis, the value of \(x\) does not change).

Therefore:

\((−1,6) \space changes \space to \space (1, 6)\)

\((−2, 5) \space changes \space to \space (2, 5)\)

\((5, 8) \space changes \space to \space (−5, 8)\)

10- **E**

Use Pythagorean theorem:

\(a^2 + b^2 = c^2\)

\(12^2 + 16^2 = x^2\)

\(144 + 256 = x^2\)

\(400 = x^2\)

\(x = 20\)