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CBEST Math Practice Test 2021
Test Prep for  CBEST Test Prep 
CBEST®) stands for  California Basic Educational Skills Test™ 
Practice Test Content  CBEST Math Practice Test 
Total Questions  50 (multipleChoices) 
Type of Test  Sample Test 
Time allowed  75 minutes 
Test Score  Yes, Can be check at the end of the test. 
Printable PDF  Available soon 
CBEST Math Practice Test 2021
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CBEST Math Test 1
Total Questions: 50
Time Limit: 75 minutes
Directions: In the following questions or incomplete statements, select the one best answer or completion of the five choices given. Make sure that you mark your answers for this section on the Mathematics section of the answer sheet.
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Question 1 of 50
1. Question
1 pointsWhat is the value of 342,499 rounded to the nearest thousand?

Question 2 of 50
2. Question
1 pointsOf the following, which is the largest in value?

Question 3 of 50
3. Question
1 pointsUse the table given below to answer the question that follows.
Ball Park Snacks Menu
Hot dogs $ $1.00 Sodas $ .60 Chips $ .35 The ball team purchased the following: 3 dozen hot dogs, 23 bags of chips, and 27 sodas. Which answer represents this purchase?

Question 4 of 50
4. Question
1 pointsThe track team walked the following distances in April: 4 ¾ miles, 5 ½ miles, 6 miles, and 5 ¾ miles. What was the average distance they walked in miles?

Question 5 of 50
5. Question
1 pointsA square 4 inches on a side is cut up into smaller squares 1 inch on a side. What is the maximum number of squares that can be formed?

Question 6 of 50
6. Question
1 pointsGiven a number, x, add 4 to it, then multiply it by 4, then subtract 4 and divide this by 4. The result is

Question 7 of 50
7. Question
1 pointsThe length of a rectangle is 6l and the width is 4w. Which of the following is an expression that represents the perimeter of the rectangle?

Question 8 of 50
8. Question
1 pointsUse the information below to answer the question that follows.
Tommy was given the expression 9x² + 3y − 5 to evaluate. Although he was given the values of –3 for x and –2 for y, he was unsure of his method for evaluating.
If Tommy evaluated the expression correctly, what value should he have gotten?

Question 9 of 50
9. Question
1 pointsUse the figure below to answer the question that follows
Which answer best represents the shaded part of the preceding box?

Question 10 of 50
10. Question
1 pointsIf x is between 0 and 1, which of the following statements is (are) true?
I. x² > 1
II. x² > 0
III. x² > x 
Question 11 of 50
11. Question
1 pointsArmand is making a salad from the following ingredients: three different kinds of lettuce, three different kinds of tomatoes, and four different kinds of beans. If he wants to use only one kind of lettuce, one kind of tomato, and one kind of beans, how many different combinations of salads can he possibly make?

Question 12 of 50
12. Question
1 pointsRead the information below and then answer the question that follows.
Sandra’s weekly wage is $30 less than three times Harold’s weekly wage. If Sandra’s weekly wage is $90, what is Harold’s weekly wage?
If t represents Harold’s weekly wage, which of the following equations can be used to solve the preceding problem?

Question 13 of 50
13. Question
1 pointsIf 3 divided by a number y is 18, then what is the value of the number y plus 2?

Question 14 of 50
14. Question
1 pointsAn art class has 30 students. Each student needs a piece of ribbon 2 feet 6 inches in length. What is the total length of ribbon needed?

Question 15 of 50
15. Question
1 pointsA color television set is marked down 20% to $320. Which of the following equations could be used to determine its original price, P?

Question 16 of 50
16. Question
1 pointsUse the diagram below to answer the question that follows.
The shading in the preceding diagram indicates the area needed for the bandstand being built for prom night. What is the approximate area needed for the bandstand? 
Question 17 of 50
17. Question
1 pointsWhich of the following questions can be answered on the basis of the following facts?
Kim can mow 8 lawns in one day. This year, the average number of days Kim mowed each month was 20.

Question 18 of 50
18. Question
1 pointsWhat percent of 60 is 15?

Question 19 of 50
19. Question
1 pointsSherman rides the bus from home to work each day. If his bus stops four times every mile to pick up passengers, how many stops does it make in 8 miles?

Question 20 of 50
20. Question
1 pointsUse the diagram below to answer the question that follows.
What conclusion can be drawn from the preceding diagram?

Question 21 of 50
21. Question
1 pointsTemperature increases 2 degrees for every 1,000 feet gained above sea level. How many degrees warmer is it at 6,000 feet above sea level than at 2,500 feet above sea level?

Question 22 of 50
22. Question
1 points90% of 80% of 70% is approximately equal to

Question 23 of 50
23. Question
1 pointsHow many buses are needed to carry 98 children to the park if each bus holds 42 children?

Question 24 of 50
24. Question
1 pointsIf 5x is the average of two numbers, and one of the numbers is 3, what is the other number?

Question 25 of 50
25. Question
1 pointsA school is going to build a new playground. State regulations require no more than 50% asphalt and no less than 20% grass for any school playground. If the school plans to build a playground of exactly 200 square feet, which of the following is acceptable?

Question 26 of 50
26. Question
1 pointsIf a store purchases several items for $1.80 per dozen and sells them at 3 for $.85, what is the store’s profit on 6 dozen of these items?

Question 27 of 50
27. Question
1 pointsRead the information below and then answer the question that follows.
Arnold takes 8 weekly tests in his history class, and his scores range from a low of 72% to a high of 94%.
From the preceding information, which of the following must be true regarding Arnold’s average for all 8 tests? 
Question 28 of 50
28. Question
1 pointsAssume that inflation will increase the prices of everything at a rate of 10% a year over the next 10 years. In 3 years, what will be the price of a stereo that now costs $100?

Question 29 of 50
29. Question
1 pointsUsing the formula F° = 9/5 C° + 32°, where F Fahrenheit = temperature and C centigrade = temperature, what is the temperature in Fahrenheit degrees when the temperature is 25° centigrade?

Question 30 of 50
30. Question
1 pointsIf 1 ml (milliliter) of water occupies 1 cc (cubic centimeter) of space, how many liters of water are needed to fill a tank with dimensions 25 cm × 10 cm × 8 cm (cm = centimeter)? (1 1liter = 1,000 milliliters; v= l × w × h)

Question 31 of 50
31. Question
1 pointsRead the information below and then answer the question that follows.
The PTA is making tablecloths that measure 3½ square yards. They purchase 49 3⁄5 yards of purple fabric and 7½ yards of yellow fabric.
What is the total amount of fabric purchased?

Question 32 of 50
32. Question
1 pointsUse the information below to answer the question that follows
Phil is taking a math quiz. One of the problems on his quiz requires him to add the fractions 2⁄3, 1⁄5, and 1⁄6.
Which of the following methods should Phil use to answer this question most efficiently?

Question 33 of 50
33. Question
1 pointsWhat is the probability of rolling two dice that total 7?

Question 34 of 50
34. Question
1 pointsUse the graph below to answer the two questions that follow.
According to the graph, which county had the most bear sightings before the conservation measures?

Question 35 of 50
35. Question
1 pointsTo determine in which county the sightings increased by approximately 25%, one would

Question 36 of 50
36. Question
1 pointsHow long will it take a school bus averaging 40 miles per hour to reach its destination 10 miles away?

Question 37 of 50
37. Question
1 pointsThe value 68% falls between which one of the following pairs of fractions?

Question 38 of 50
38. Question
1 pointsA commission of $6.80 is paid for each $50 of sales. How much did sales total if the commissions equaled $156.40?

Question 39 of 50
39. Question
1 pointsThere are 36 students in a certain geometry class. If 2⁄3 of the students are boys and 3⁄4 of the boys are under 6 feet tall, how many boys in the class are under 6 feet tall?

Question 40 of 50
40. Question
1 pointsAn astronaut weighing 207 pounds on Earth would weigh 182 pounds on Venus. The weight of the astronaut on Venus would be approximately what percent of his weight on Earth?

Question 41 of 50
41. Question
1 pointsRead the information below and then answer the question that follows.
Sylvia is given a worksheet by her tutor to practice dividing by fractions. The first question asks her to explain the operation of dividing some number by 2⁄4.
Which of the following explanations should Sylvia give to properly explain the operation of division by fractions?

Question 42 of 50
42. Question
1 pointsAt Becker High, 1 out of 4 seniors takes Physics. If there are 1,260 seniors, how many do not take Physics?

Question 43 of 50
43. Question
1 pointsUse the chart and information given below to answer the question that follows.
Sequoia High Enrollment Grade
Total
9th 267 10th 176 12th 139 The secretary typing an enrollment list notices that 11th grade has not been included. She also knows that the total enrollment for grades 9 through 12 is 688. What is an accurate number of the enrolled 11th graders?
Based upon the chart above and the given information, the best answer choice is:

Question 44 of 50
44. Question
1 pointsUse the information below to answer the question that follows.
Robert’s four paychecks total $840, and the largest paycheck is $100 more than the average for the four paychecks and $200 more than the smallest paycheck.
Which of the following cannot be determined from the preceding information?

Question 45 of 50
45. Question
1 pointsTo find the total surface area in square meters of a rectangular solid whose length is 7 meters, width is 6 meters, and depth is 3 meters, one would use the following calculation:

Question 46 of 50
46. Question
1 pointsJudith has a purse full of coins totaling $9.15. She has at least one of every U.S. coin (dollar, halfdollar, quarter, dime, nickel, and penny). What is the largest number of quarters she can have in her purse?

Question 47 of 50
47. Question
1 pointsAlice wants to send 400 wedding invitations. She can do about 16 per day. If she begins on January 1, when would she be expected to be finished?

Question 48 of 50
48. Question
1 pointsWhich of the following number phrases is not equivalent to 8 100 # ?

Question 49 of 50
49. Question
1 pointsUse the graph below to answer the two questions that follow.
Of the seven days shown, about what percent of the days did the maximum temperature exceed the average temperature?

Question 50 of 50
50. Question
1 pointsBetween which two dates shown was the greatest increase in maximum temperature?
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