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Name: ________________________

Chapter 1 Pre-Test
Directions: Solve the following problems. Please circle your final answer.
1. Natalie is a lab technician and earns $10.65 per hour. What are her wages for 40 hours?

2. Estimate Natalies annual wages, based on 50 weeks.

3. Chris works as an electrician with the Central Electric Company. He earns $16.25 per
hour with time and a half after 40 hours. If he works 43 hours Monday through Friday,
how much will he earn?

4. One day Chris works from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., lunches until 1:30, and then works
until 6:00 P.M. How many hours does he work?

5. Mai receives $0.87 for every radio she wires at Brandville Electronics. How much will
she earn if she completes the wiring on 105 radios?

6. Round $19.623 to the nearest cent.

7. Round $129.699 to the nearest dollar.

8. What is the annual salary for someone who earns a biweekly salary of $863.00?

Directions: Change these percents to decimals.

9. 5% = _______________________

10. 17% = ______________________

11. 110% = _____________________

Directions: Solve the following problems. Please circle your final answer.
12. Ms. Abrams receives a 4% commission plus a salary of $275.00 per week. If her total
sales for one week are $2,880.00, how much does she earn?

13. Mr. Martinez sells a car for $15,400. How much does he earn with a 1.5% commission?

Directions: Compute the total deductions and net pay for these two employees.

Soc. Sec.
Medicare Health
Total Deductions Net Pay
14. $773 $118.01 $38.75 $47.86 $11.19 $53.60

15. $410 $46.31 $19.96 $25.42 $5.94 $27.06

_____1. Hourly Rate A. Payment of a fixed amount of money at regular intervals
_____2. Wages B. Four times a year, or once every three months
_____3. Annual Wages C. The hours after noon
_____4. Estimate D. Every two weeks; or 26 times a year
_____5. A.M. E. Payment based on a percentage of total sales
_____6. P.M. F. Part per one hundred
_____7. Hour (hr.) G. Every six months, or 2 times a year
_____8. Minute (min.) H. Every two months, or 6 times a year
_____9. Renaming Hours I. Payment of one and one-half, or 1.5, times the regular hourly rate
_____10. Double Time J. To judge the value or worth of something
_____11. Overtime K. A measure of time equal to 60 minutes
_____12. Time and a Half L. The percent used to compute commissions; for example, 25% or 3%
_____13. Tip M. The money received on payday
_____14. Piecework N. The amount of full earnings before deductions
_____15. Key Digit O. The hours before noon
_____16. Bimonthly P. The digit to which a number is to be rounded
_____17. Biweekly Q. Payment of two times the regular hourly rate
_____18. Quarterly R. The amount of money earned during a full year
_____19. Salary S. Twice a month; or 24 times a year
_____20. Semiannually T. A measure of time equal to 60 seconds
_____21. Semimonthly U. Working time beyond a standard day or week
_____22. Percent (%) V. To express time in a form that is equal to the original; ex: 1 hr.=60 min.
_____23. Commission W. An amount, not a percent
_____24. Percentage X. Work done by the unit and paid according to the number of units
_____25. Rate of Commission Y. Money withheld from gross pay; ex: federal income taxes, social
security payments, union dues, or health insurance
_____26. Deductions Z. Extra money given in appreciation of good service
_____27. Gross Pay AA. The amount of money paid for each hour of work