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# SUBJECT: PLUMBING ARITHMETIC

DATE: July 18, 2015 (Saturday, 9:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.)
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WARNING: If there are conflicts between a stated word and the
number/ amount/ figure described, the stated / spelled word
shall prevail. Should there be conflicts between two (2.0)
stated quantities, the higher figure shall prevail.
TEST I. MULTIPLE CHOICE: Shade the letter that corresponds to the
1. Any number multiplied by __________ equals unity?
a. infinity
b. itself
c. its reciprocal
d. zero
e. None of the Above
2. A wooden plank x meters long has one end leaning on top of a
vertical wall 1.5m high and the other end resting on a horizontal
ground. Neglecting friction, find x if a force (parallel to the plank)
of 100 N is needed to pull a 400 N block up the plank.
a. 6 meters
b. 5meters
c. 4 meters
d. 3 meters
e. 2 meters
3. How many gallons are in one cubic meter of water?
a. 246
b. 264
c. 624
d. 462
e. None of the above
4. A polygon with fifteen sides is called:
a. pentagon
b. dodecagon
d. nonagon
e. None of the Above
5. The length of the bridge, which a train 130 metres long and
travelling at 45 km/hr can cross in 30 seconds, is:
a. 200 m
b. 225 m
c. 245 m
d. 250 m
e. none of the above
6. When of 720 is subtracted from 3/7 of 567, the result is;
a. 71
b. 63

c. 61
d. 64
e. None of the above
7. The chord passing through the focus of the parabola and
perpendicular to its axis is termed as:
a. directrix
b. translated axis
c. latus rectum
d. asymptotes
e. None of the Above
8. Find the odd man out. 396, 462, 572, 427, 671, 264
a. 396
b. 572
c. 427
d. 264
e. 671
9. Determine the present worth of an annual payment of P2,500.00 at
the end of each year for 12 years at 8% compounded annually.
a. P18,840.20
b. P30,000.00
c. P15,000.00
d. P17,546.04
e. None of the Above
10. From a speed of 75 kph, a car decelerates at the rate of 500m/ min2
along a straightpath. How far in meters, will it travel in 45 sec?
a. 795
b. 791
c. 797
d. 793
e. None of the Above
11. A 12" pipe carries water at a velocity of 5.0 fps. What is the
flow in cfs?
a. 7.9 cfs
b. 5.9 cfs
c. 4.9 cfs
d. 3.9 cfs
e. None of the above
12. How long will it take for an investment to double its amount if
invested at an interest rate of 6% compounded bi-monthly?
a. 10 years
b. 12 years
c. 14 years
d. 16 years
e. None of the Above
13. If 5a = 3125, then the value of 5(a - 3) is:
a. 25
b. 125

c.
d.
e.
14. For
a.
b.

625
1625
none of the above
Ordinary Annuity, What is the value for periodic payment A ?
Fi__
(1+i) n -1
Pi__
(1+i)

-1

c.

Fi__
(1+n)i-1

d.

Fi__
1+(1+i)

## e. None of the Above

15. In a regular polygon, the perpendicular line drawn from the center
of the inscribed circle to any one of the sides is called:
b. altitude
c. median
d. apothem
e. None of the Above
16. For a Flush tank type water closet, what is the main purpose of
the tank?
a. serves as a back rest
b. to give water surge
c. to hold a supply of water
d. for rim support
e. None of the Above
17. A car starting from rest moves with a constant acceleration of
10km/hr2 for 1 hour, then decelerates at a constant -5km/ hr2 until it
comes to a stop. How far has it traveled?
a. 10 km
b. 20 km
c. 12 km
d. 15 km
e. None of the Above
18. A cylindrical water tank which is 12.0 mts in diameter and 20 mts
in length is placed temporarily on a 30 slope. The filler is located
flush with the top of the tank at mid-point. What is the maximum
volume of water which can be placed in the tank?
a. 2013.50
b. 2012.50
c. 2,643.27
d. 2,743.27
e. 2,843.27

## 19.The amount of P1,500.00 was deposited in a bank account , 20 years

ago. Today is worth P3,000.00. Interest is paid semi-annually.
Determine the interest rate paid on this account?
a. 3.5%
b. 2.5%
c. 2.9%
d. 4.5%
e. None of the Above
20. A circular tank has a diameter of 40 feet and is 10 feet deep. How
many gallons will it hold?
a. 96,200 gallons
b. 95,200 gallons
c. 94,000 gallons
d. 92,200 gallons
e. 93,200 gallons
21. The section of the sphere cut by a plane through its center is
termed as:
a. small circle
b. semi-circle
c. big circle
d. great circle
e. circular arc
22. The statement a + b = b + a is a
c. associative law of multiplication
d. commutative law of multiplication
e. None of the above
23. From the top of a building 50 feet high the angles of elevation
and depression of the top and bottom of another building are 19 41
and 26 34 respectively. What are the height and distance of the
second building.
a. 85 9 and 100ft
b. 87 9 and 100ft
c. 88 9 and 100ft
d. 82 9 and 100ft
e. 81 9 and 100ft
24. Today is Monday. After 61 days, it will be:
a. Wednesday
b. Saturday
c. Sunday
d. Thursday
e. None of the above
25. What value of x will result to an infinity answer in the
expression x+3 x+5
a. 5
b. 3
c. -3

d. -5
e. None of the above
26. How many minutes after 3pm will be minute hand of the watch
coincide with the hour hand?
a. 18
b. 16 4/11
c. 17
d. 16
e. None of the above
27. The frustum of a regular triangular pyramid has equilateral
triangles for its bases. The lower and upper base edges are 9cm and
3cm, respectively. If the volume is 118.2 cu m., how far apart are the
base?
a. 9m
b. 7m
c. 10m
d. 6m
e. 6.5m
28. If 9x = 81, what is the value of x?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

1
2
3
4
None of the above

## 29.What is the ratio of the length of the diagonals of a cube to its

side?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

3
1/2
23
2
None of the above

## 30.If two bodies of different masses, initially at rest, are acted

upon by the same force for the same time, then what will be the same
in both bodies?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

velocity
acceleration
kinetic energy
momentum
None of the above

## 31.A man complete a journey in 10 hours. He travels first half of the

journey at the rate of 21 km/hr and second half at the rate of 24
km/hr. Find the total journey in km.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

220
224
230
234
None of the above

32. A father said to his son, "I was as old as you are at the present
at the time of your birth". If the father's age is 38 years now, the
son's age five years back was:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

14 yrs old
19 yrs old
33 yrs old
38 yrs old
None of the above

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

## its a cyclic number

its a Fibonacci series
It is the largest number yet enumerated orally
It contains digits in an alphabetical order.
None of the above

34. Twenty men can finish the job in 30 days, Twenty five men were
hired at the start and 10 quits after 20 days. How many days will it
take to finish the job?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

30 days
27 days
25 days
15 days
None of the above

## 35. The height of an equilateral triangle is 24 meters. What is its

area?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

332.55 m2
342.55 m2
352.55 m2
312.55 m2
None of the above

36. How many gallons of water will a tank with dimensions of 1200mm in
length 90cm in diameter hold?
a. 201.53
b. 214.19
c. 249.11
d. 294.49
e. None of the above
37.A line segment joining two points on a circle is called:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
38. The
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

arc
tangent
sector
chord
great circle
plumbing fixture unit is equivalent to
7.5 liters/min
7.5 psi
7.5 gpm
7.5 cpm
None of the above

39.A tank is 60' x 80' x 10' and the flow is 2.0 mgd? What is the
detention time in hours?
a. 3.3 hours
b. 4.3 hours
c. 5.3 hours
d. 6.3 hours
e. 7.3 hours
40. A tank is 100' in diameter and 22 feet deep. If the flow into the
tank is 1500 gpm and the
flow out of the tank is 300 gpm, how many hours will it take to fill
the tank?
a. 17.9 hours
b. 18.9 hours
c. 19.9 hours
d. 20.9 hours
e. 16.7 hours
41. The
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

## absorption of ink by blotting paper involves which phenomenon?

siphon action
diffusion of ink through the blotting
viscosity of ink
capillary action phenomenon
None of the above

42. The curved surface area of a cylindrical pillar is 264 m 2 and its
volume is 924 m3. Find the ratio of its diameter to its height.
a. 3 : 7
b. 7 : 3
c. 6 : 7
d. 7 : 6
e. None of the above
43. Let a thin capillary tube be replaced with another tube of
insufficient length then, what will happen to water?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

depressed
will overflow
change its meniscus
will not rise
None of the above

## 44.A right circular cone has a volume of

the area of its base.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

## 21 and height of 7. Find

6
9
9
36
None of the above

45. A pump can fill a tank with water in 2 hours. Because of a leak,
it took 2 1/3 hours to fill the tank. The leak can drain all the
water of the tank in:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

4 1/3 hours
7 hours
8 hours
14 hours
None of the above

46. Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 15 minutes and 20 minutes
respectively. Both the pipes are opened together but after 4 minutes,
pipe A is turned off. What is the total time required to fill the
tank?
a. 14 min & 40 sec
b. 11 min & 45 sec
c. 12 min & 30 sec
d. 10 min & 40 sec
e. None of the above

## 47. The diagonal of a rectangle is 41 cm and its area is 20 sq. cm.

The perimeter of the rectangle must be:
a. 9cm
b. 18cm
c. 20cm
d. 27cm
e. None of the above
48. The difference between the length and breadth of a rectangle is 23
m. If its perimeter is
206 m, then its area is:
a. 1520 m2
b. 2420 m2
c. 2480 m2
d. 2520 m2
e. None of the above
49. An anvil weighs 1648 N on Earth where g = 9.81 m/s2. Determine its
weight on
(a) the moon, and (b) on mars with g = 1.67 m/s2, and g = 3.92 m/s2
respectively
a. 208.56 N , 658.56 N
b. 280.56 N , 658.56 N
c. 280.56 N , 685.56 N
d. 208.56 N , 685.56 N
e. None of the above
50. An aeroplane is flying horizontally with a velocity of 600 km/h
and at a height of 1960 m. When it is vertically at a point A on the
ground a bomb is released from it. The bomb strikes the ground at
point B. The distance AB is:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

1200km
0.33km
33.33km
33.0km
None of the above

## 51. Sound produced at a point is heard by a person after 5 second,

while the same sound is heard by another person after 6 seconds. If
the speed of sound is 300 m/s, what could be the maximum and minimum
distances between the two persons?
a. 1.8 km, 0.15 km
b. 2.2 km, 0.20 km
c. 2.8 km, 0.25 km
d. 3.3 km, 0.30 km
e. None of the above

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

## they contain free electrons

the atoms are lightly packed
they have high melting point
None of the above
letters a, b, & c

53. What is the total surface area of a right circular cone of height
14 cm and base radius 7 cm?
a. 344.35 cm2
b. 462 cm2
c. 498.35 cm2
d. 489.53 cm2
e. None of the above
54. The top of a lighthouse is 230 feet above the sea. How far away is
an object which is just on the horizon ? [ Assume the earth is a
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

16.56 miles
17.56 miles
18.56 miles
20.56 miles
None of the above

55. On 8th Feb, 2005 it was Tuesday. What was the day of the week on
8th Feb, 2004?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

Tuesday
Monday
Sunday
Wednesday
None of the above

## 56. In 100 m race, A covers the distance in 36 seconds and B in 45

seconds. In this race A beats B by:
a. 20 m
b. 25 m
c. 22.5 m
d. 9 m
e. None of the above

## 57. A five-pointed star is also known as :

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

pentagon
pentagram
pentatron
quintagon
voltron

58. In how many different ways can the letters of the word
'CORPORATION' be arranged so that the vowels always come together?
a. 810
b. 1440
c. 2520
d. 50400
e. 50700
59. A boat can go 10 miles upstream in 30 minutes. The return trip
downstream takes only 20 minutes. What is the speed of the boat in
still water and the speed of the current in Mph?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

35 ,
25 ,
45 ,
25 ,
none

5
5
5
15
of the above

60. Marios hat is four more than Alexs hat and one-half that of
Miguels hat. If the total number of hats is 24, how many hats does
Miguel have?
a. 14
b. 7
c. 3
d. 16
e. none of the above
61. A normal to a given plane is:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

## lying on the plane

coplanar
perpendicular to the plane
parallel to the plane
None of the Above

62. Three circles of radii 110m, 70m, and 55m are tangent to one
another. What is the area of the triangle formed by joining the
centers of the circles?

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

9967
9976
9986
9996
None

sq m
sq m
sq m
sqm
of the Above

## 63. (243)n/5 x 32n + 1= ?

9n x 3n - 1
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

1
3
9
3n
none of the above

## 65. What should come in place of both x in the equation

128
x
a. 12
b. 14
c. 144
d. 169
e. none of the above

= 162.

66. An observer 1.6 m tall is 203 away from a tower. The angle of
elevation from his eye to the top of the tower is 30. The height of
the tower is:
a. 21.60 m
b. 23.20 m
c. 24.72 m
d. 25.15 m
e. none of the above
67. Two flies flew at the same time from the same point in different
directions. One fly flew at 0.7 m/s and the other fly 0.5 m/s. If the
angle between their paths if 85, find their distance after 2.5
seconds.
a. 2.06 m
b. 2.34 m
c. 1.81 m
d. 3.0 m
e. none of the above
68. A plane section cut from a right circular cone by a plane
perpendicular to the base of the cone is:
a. parabola
b. circle
c. hyperbola
d. ellipse

## e. none of the above

69. Which of the following statements is true?
a. All squares are rectangles and rhombuses.
b. All rectangles are rhombuses, but not all rhombuses are
rectangles.
c. all squares are parallelograms, but not all squares are
rectangles.
d. All rhombuses are parallelograms and all parallelogram are
rhombuses.
e. none of the above
70. What is the volume of a spherical sector with angle 60 in a sphere
a. 7576 cc
b. 7934 cc
c. 8212 cc
d. 7222 cc
e. none of the above
71. Find two consecutive even integers such that the square if the
larger is 44 greater than the square of the smaller integer ?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

6 & 8
10 & 12
12 & 14
14 & 16
None of the Above

## 72. A nozzle with a radius of 0.250 cm is attached to a garden hose

with a radius of 0.900 cm. The flow rate through hose and nozzle is
0.500 L/s. Calculate the speed of the water (a) in the hose and (b) in
the nozzle.
a. 2.95, 26.5
b. 0.95, 25.2
c. 1.95, 25.5
d. 0.95, 26.2
e. None of the Above
73. A lift station sewage pump initially costs \$20,000. Annual
maintenance costs are \$300. The pump salvage value is 10 percent of
the initial cost in 20 years. Using 4% interest, the annual cost of
the pump is most nearly:
a. \$1,200
b. \$1,705
c. \$1,772
d. \$1,840
e. None of the Above

## 74. By what percentage will the area of a circle be increased if its

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

57%
300%
100%
29%
None of the Above

75. Find the central angle subtended by circular arc of radius 720 cm
if the chords is 1107 cm long.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

90.20
100.48
50.50
85.40
None of the Above

76. When a solid (ice and snow) changes into water vapor (gas) without
moving through the liquid phase, the process is called
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

condensation
evaporation
deposition
sublimation
None of the Above

## 77. A handbag costs P488.00 after

original cost of the bag.
a. Php640
b. Php700
c. Php610
d. Php660
e. None of the Above

## 78. A government employee has a monthly salary of P 1,990. He rendered

an overtime of 25 hours for two weeks. What was his overtime pay if
the number of working days for the month was 22 days?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

P269
P280
P270
P282
None of the Above

## 79. Jennifertakes 4 hours to do a job. John takes 6 hours to do the

same job. Working together, how many hours will it take them to do the
job?

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

5/12 hours
12/5 hours
12 hours
5 hours
None of the Above

80. A plane passes thru the diameter of the upper base of a cylinder
and is tangent to the lower base. If r = h = 2, find the area of this
section.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

4.44
8.88
7.77
6.24
None of the Above

81. Two intersecting circles with radius 2 and 3 with center to center
distance 4, and length of common chord.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

2.9
57
5.9
6.7
None of the Above

82. Two cars left, at 8 am, from the same point, one traveling east at
50 mph and the other travelling south at 60 mph. At what time will
they be 300 miles apart?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

11:42am
11:51am
12:01pm
12:02pm
None of the above

83. A Grocer sells peanut for \$3.20 per lbs and a mix of fancy nuts
for \$5.60 per lbs. He wants to make 20 pounds of a new mix that will
sell for \$4.00 per pound. How many pounds of each does he need?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

13.33 &
13.44 &
13.55 &
13.66 &
None of

6.667
6.888
6.555
6.333
the Above

## 84. A cistern of capacity 8,000 litres measures externally 3.3 m by

2.6 m by 1.1 m and its walls are 5 cm thick. The thickness of the
bottom is:

a.
b.
c.
d.

90 cm
1 dm
1 m
1.1 cm

## e. None of the Above

85. Each dimension of a cube has been increased to twice its original
size. If the new cube has a volume of 64,000 cubic centimeters, what
is the area of one face of the original cube?
a)
b)
c)
d)

400 sq cm
410 sq cm
420sq cm
390 sq cm

## e. None of the Above

86. Look at this series: 22, 21, 23, 22, 24, 23, ... What number
should come next?
a. 22
b. 24
c. 25
d. 26
e. None of the Above

## 87. Which one of the following is not a prime number?

a. 103
b. 113
c. 233
d. 243
e. None of the Above

88.Find the 21-th term of the arithmetic progression if its 11-th term
is 53 and the

## 17-th term is 71.

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

73
83
93
103
none of the above

## 89. A, B and C can do a piece of work in 20, 30 and 60 days

respectively. In how many days can A do the work if he is assisted by
B and C on every third day?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

12 days
15 days
16 days
18 days
none of the above

90. The inside walls and bottom of a concrete tank must be plastered.
The floor of the tank is 25
feet long by 15 feet wide. If the tank is 12 feet deep and does not
have a top, how many square
feet must be plastered?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

1335
1355
1535
1555
none

sq
sq
sq
sq
of

ft.
ft.
ft.
ft.
the above

## 91. A flagstaff 17.5 m high casts a shadow of length 40.25 m. The

height of the building, which casts a shadow of length 28.75 m under
similar conditions will be:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

10.00 m
12.50 m
17.50 m
21.25 m
none of the above

## 92. How many kilograms of water must be evaporated from 10 kg of an 9%

salt solution to produce a 25% salt solution?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

6.6
6.4
6.2
6.0
none of the above

## 93. If one-third of one-fourth of a number is 15, then three-tenth of

that number is:

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

35
36
45
54
none of the above

## 94. A 50,000 gallon tank receives 250,000 gpdflow. What is the

detention time in hours?
a. 6.1 hrs
b.5.4 hrs
c. 4.8 hrs
d.4.2 hrs
e. none of the above
95. A right triangle with sides 3 cm, 4 cm and 5 cm is rotated the
side of 3 cm to form a cone. The volume of the cone so formed is:
a. 37.70 cm3
b. 47.12 cm3
c. 50.26 cm3
d. 62.83 cm3
e. none of the above
96. A water tank is filled with water to a height of 3.2m above the
orifice which is connected at the side of the tank. If the orifice is
3.5m above the ground find the time for the water to hit the ground?
a. 0.81 sec
b. 0.75 sec
c. 0.85 sec
d. 0.95 sec
e. none of the above
97. A trough having an equilateral triangle and section has sides
equal to 0.4m. If the trough is full of water and is 8m long, compute
the volume of water in the trough.
a. 0.554m3
b. 0.654m3
c. 0.754m3
d. 0.854m3
e. none of the above

## 98. A stone is projected from the ground with a velocity of 15m/s at

an angle 30 with the horizontal ground. How high in feet will it rise?
Use g = 9.81m /s2
a. 9.40 ft

b.
c.
d.
e.

8.40
7.40
6.40
none

ft
ft
ft
of the above

99. A pole cast a shadow of 15 meters long when the angle of elevation
of the sun is 61. If the pole has leaned 15 from the vertical
directly toward the sun, what is the length of the pole?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

45.23 m
54.23 m
65.23 m
53.23 m
none of the above

## 100. The surface area of a sphere is 4r2. Find the percentage

increasein its diameter when the surface area increases by 21% .
a. 5 %
b. 10 %
c. 15 %
d. 20 %
e. 12 %

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