HESI A2
HESI A2 Math Practice Exam
1. The price of an item increased from $9.00 to $10.00. What percentage did the price increase by?
- A. 5%
- B. 11.11%
- C. 20%
- D. 25%
Correct answer: B
Rationale: To calculate the percentage increase, subtract the original price from the new price, then divide the result by the original price and multiply by 100. In this case, the increase is $10.00 - $9.00 = $1.00. $1.00 divided by $9.00 is approximately 0.1111, which equals 11.11%, making choice B the correct answer. Choice A, 5%, is too low as the increase is more than 5%. Choice C, 20%, and choice D, 25%, are too high, exaggerating the actual increase of $1.00.
2. How many pints are there in 4 quarts?
- A. 2 pints
- B. 8 pints
- C. 16 pints
- D. 32 pints
Correct answer: B
Rationale: To convert quarts to pints, we know that 1 quart is equivalent to 2 pints. Therefore, to find out how many pints are in 4 quarts, we multiply 2 pints by 4, which equals 8 pints. Hence, the correct answer is 8 pints. Choice A (2 pints) is incorrect because it represents the conversion of 1 quart, not 4 quarts. Choice C (16 pints) and Choice D (32 pints) are incorrect as they miscalculate the conversion by not considering the correct conversion factor of 2 pints per quart.
3. Which word is NOT used correctly in the sentence? 'A sentence must always begin with a capital letter, but many people forget this rule.'
- A. Must always
- B. Simple
- C. Forget
- D. Capitol
Correct answer: D
Rationale: The correct answer is 'D: Capitol.' In this context, 'Capitol' is incorrect as it refers to a building where a legislative body meets. The correct term for uppercase letters is 'capital.' Choice A, 'must always,' is used correctly to emphasize the necessity of starting a sentence with a capital letter. Choice B, 'simple,' is not the incorrect word in the sentence. Choice C, 'forget,' is also used appropriately in the sentence to indicate the action of neglecting the rule.
4. Subtract 28 3/4 - 5 5/6.
- A. 22 & 11/12
- B. 23 & 1/2
- C. 34 & 1/12
- D. 22 & 2/3
Correct answer: A
Rationale: To subtract mixed numbers, find a common denominator. Convert 28 3/4 to 28 9/12. Then, subtract 5 5/6 from 28 9/12 to get 22 11/12. Therefore, 28 3/4 - 5 5/6 = 22 & 11/12, which matches choice A. Choices B, C, and D are incorrect because they do not reflect the correct subtraction result after finding the common denominator and performing the subtraction.
5. Which part of a plant’s reproductive system is of a different “gender” than the others?
- A. Stamen
- B. Pistil
- C. Stigma
- D. Style
Correct answer: A
Rationale: The stamen is the male reproductive organ of a plant, producing pollen grains. The pistil, consisting of the stigma, style, and ovary, is the female reproductive organ. Therefore, the stamen is of a different 'gender' than the other parts of the plant's reproductive system. The pistil, stigma, and style are all part of the female reproductive system, involved in receiving pollen and supporting fertilization. Stamen is the correct answer as it is the male part of a plant's reproductive system, making it different 'gender-wise' from the female parts.
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