New PSAT Math Practice Test 1, Part 14

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New PSAT Math Practice Tests from CollegeBoard, Practice Test 1, Questions 13 to 16

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Question 13

The histogram shows the distribution of the heights, in meters, of 26 pyramids in Egypt. Which of the following could be the median height of the 26 pyramids represented in the histogram?
A. 44 meters
B. 48 meters
C. 63 meters
D. 77 meters

Questions 14 through 16 refer to the following information.

A survey of 170 randomly selected teenagers aged 14 through 17 in the United States was conducted to gather data on summer employment of teenagers. The data are shown in the following table.

Question 14

Which of the following is closest to the percent of those surveyed who had a summer job?
A. 22%
B. 35%
C. 47%
D. 53%

Question 15

In 2012 the total population of individuals in the United States who were between 14 and 17 years old (inclusive) was about 17 million. If the survey results are used to estimate information about summer employment of teenagers across the country, which of the following is the best estimate of the total number of individuals between 16 and 17 years old in the United States who had a summer job in 2012?
A. 8,200,000
B. 3,900,000
C. 2,000,000
D. 390,000

Question 16
Based on the data, how many times more likely is it for a 14 year old or a 15 year old to NOT have a summer job than it is for a 16 year old or a 17 year old to NOT have a summer job? (Round the answer to the nearest hundredth.)
A. 0.52 times as likely
B. 0.65 times as likely
C. 1.50 times as likely
D. 1.64 times as likely

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