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## Can You Pass This Test to Enter High School?

Jersey City High School
June 1885
1. If a 60 days note of \$840 is discounted at a bank at 4 1/2 % what are the proceeds?
2. Find the sum of sqrt(16.7281) and sqrt(72 1/4)
3. The interest of \$50 from march 1st to July 1st is \$2.50. What is the rate?
4. What is the cost of 19 cwt. 83 lb. of sugar at \$98.50 a ton?
5. Divide the difference between 37 hundreths and 95 thousandths by 25 hundred thousands and express the result in words.
6. The mason work on a building can be finished by 16 men in 24 days, working 10 hours a day. How long will it take 22 men working 8 hours a day?
7. A merchant sold a quantity of goods for \$18,775. he deducts 5% for cash and then finds that he has made 10%. what did he pay for the goods?
8. A requires 10 days and B 15 days to do a certain piece of work. How long will it take A and B working together to do the work?
9. By selling goods at 12 1/2 % profit a man clears \$800. what was the cost of the goods, and for what were they sold?
10. A merchant offered some goods for \$1170.90 cash, or \$1206 payable in 30 days. Which was the better offer for the customer, money being worth 10%?

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Source: Jersey City High School Entrance Examination, 1885