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1. Write a brief paragraph about yourself. (You may like to write about your family or where you live, for example)

2. Briefly explain how you travelled here today, including the route taken.

3. Explain the meaning of the following terms:

Business Hours

Numeracy

4. Circle the correct spelling:

Trayning Trainering Training Trianing

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5. Read this passage and answer the following 4 questions:

Can we SEE that the earth is a globe?

Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea. If we watch closely, we see the ship begin to disappear. The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower, until we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all.

What is hiding the ship from us?

It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and slowly turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear, just as a ship does on the earth.

5a: This story is mainly about -

the shape of the earth. travelling to the New World. sailing ships in the old days. the shapes of fruits, such as oranges.

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5b: The ship in this story -

probably sank to the bottom of the ocean. was going farther and farther away. was actually a toy. was a sailing ship

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5c: A globe is shaped like -

a box. a pyramid. an orange. an ice cream cone.

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5d: The pin on the orange is most like -

the ship on the earth. a person watching the ship. a sailor on the ship. a needle for mending a rip.

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6. What do the following signs above represent?

6a: Image A

6b Image B

7. What is the time on the clock

eg: 545 (no decimal points)

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8. What is the name of the course or qualification you wishing to enroll in?

9. Name the current Prime Minister of Australia.

10. Three concrete blocks cost the same as two bricks.

Four bricks cost the same as one bag of cement.

A concrete block is more expensive than bag of cement.

10a If the first two statements are true, the third statement is:

True False Uncertain

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11. Ruth is taller than Colin but shorter than James. James is shorter than Sarah. List these people below in order of tallest to shortest.

13. If you bought a ticket in the lottery for $10 and you won eight times this amount, how much would you have won?

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14. Complete this sum: (17 + 8 - 7) x2 =

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15. What is 48 divided by 12?

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16. Find the average of these 5 numbers: 12 3 5 23 17

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17. 4/3 written as a mixed number is .?

12 3 ½ 3 ¼ 1 1/3 1 ¼

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18. If a casual labourer is paid $18/hour, how much will they earn for an 8 hoQ20 Answerur shift which has a compulsory ½ hour, unpaid lunch?

$182.75 $172.00 $135.00 $155.33 $150.50

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19. If 10% of a number is 100, what is the number?

10 100 1000 10,000 100,000

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20. Use the following formula to calculate ‘a’ if c= 20, d = 10 and e = 2

a = c – d

2e

20a. Answers

15 12 8 4 2.5

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21. The graph below covers 500 building employees travelling to construction sites in central Adelaide.

21a. How many more workers travelled to work by bus and train compared to travel by car?

15 10 60 25 5

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22. Consider the information in the following table and answer the two related questions

22. Question a - Which newspaper was read by a higher percentage of females than males in Year 3?

The Tribune The Herald Daily News Daily Echo The Daily Chronicle

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22. Question b – What was the combined readership of the Daily Chronicle, the Daily Echo and The Tribune in Year 1?

10.6 8.4 9.5 12.2 7.8

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23. Here is a passage from the ‘National Construction Code’ for commercial buildings. Read it through and answer the two questions below.

23a. How are the number of toilet facilities for a particular commercial building normally calculated?

23b. Provide an example of a building that may have many male toilets and only one or two female toilets

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24. Regulations require that roof sheeting be supported by timber purlins that are spaced at intervals of 1200mm. How many purlins will be required to support a 6.0m section of roofing? Remember that one purling will be required at each edge of the section

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25. If you were checking that Point A (see diagram)

is set at 90^{0} to the wall of the building, what would

be the length of the remaining side of the triangle?

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26. It is estimated that a renovation will cost $4,000 per sq. m. What will be the total cost for renovating the 110sq m. building

$400,000 $411,000 $4,110 $440,000

27. How deep is a 300 cubic meter slab of concrete if it is 10mts long and 20mts wide?

1.5mts 1.0mts 3.0mts 0.6mts

28. If reducing the thickness of roofing iron by 3mm creates a saving of $10,000 on a 2,500 sq. m. roof, what is the saving per sq. m

$2 $5 $4 $25

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