### US Unemployment Rate Test

This is a Mathematics Test including questions on US unemployment rate.

The US unemployment rate in Aug of 2010 was 9.5%. In Aug of 2016, the US unemployment rate was 4.9%. Calculate and interpret the **absolute change** in unemployment rates.

From Aug 2010 to Aug 2016, unemployment rates in the US [ Select ] [ Select ] [ Select ]

**Correct Answers**

**Answer 1: Decreased**

**2nd** **Answer: 4.6**

**Answer 3: Percentage points**

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In 2015, an estimated 7,620,000 travel books and 4,660,000 humor books were sold.

—————- Compare the number of travel books *to* humor books using absolute change. (*Write your answer only as a positive or negative number (no units).) *

—————- Compare the number of travel books *to* humor books using relative change.(*Write your answer as a percentage rounded to the nearest tenth.*)

**Answer 1:**

**2,960,000 or 2960000** **–** **Correct**

**Answer 2:**

**63.5% or 63.5** – **Correct**

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The percent of working students increased 10.8% to 58.7%, what was the percent prior to the increase?

(*Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a percent.*)

**53** (margin of error +/- 1%) **–** **Correct**

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A company hopes to expand their business by 11% in the coming year. If they currently employ 63 people, how many people will the company employ after the expansion? (*Round your answer to the nearest whole person. Do not include units with your answer.*)

**70** **–** **Correct **

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A new department store opened in January 2016. A graph of the income in the first several months is included below:

Considering the graph above, could we use this linear model to predict income of January 2025? (*Complete the sentence below by selecting the best of the available phrases.*)

[ Select ] because [ Select ]

**Answer 1:**

**No** **– Correct**

**Answer 2:**

**we have one year of data and 2025 is 9 years beyond the scope of the model. –** **Correct**

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Rock-music sales represented 24.8% of the total music sales in 2000. By 2007, rock-music sales represented 32.4% of the total music sales. Calculate and interpret the unit rate of change (slope).

From 2000 to 2007, rock sales [ Select ] an average of [ Select ] [ Select ] per [ Select ]

**Correct Answers**

**Answer 1:**

**increased**

**Answer 2: 1.09**

**3rd Answer: Percentage points**

**Answer 4: Year**

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Ivy and Tech tuition was $1986 in 2000 and $3090 in 2010.

Calculate the slope, then complete the linear model that would predict the tuition for any year after 2000:

y = [ Select ] x [ Select ] 1986

**Correct Answers**

**Answer 1: 110.4**

##### 2nd **Answer: +**

**Answer 3: 1986**

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Consider the graph below:

Use the model to find the expected number of automobile registrations (in millions) for year 1,988. (*Express you answer as a decimal rounded to the nearest hundredth. Do not include units with your answer.*)

**6.36** **–** **Correct**

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Use the graph below to calculate the growth factor on the savings account graphed. *Express your answer as a decimal rounded to the nearest thousandth.*

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**1.005** (with margin: 1) **– Correct**