# â€‹Nursing University Interview Numeracy Test 1 Questions & Answers

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## Nursing University Interview â€“ Numeracy Test 1 Questions

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1. Each dose of a tablet is 1.5mg. A patient is prescribed 6mg. How many tablets should be given to them?
2. What is 0.05 * 200?
3. How many metres are in 2.4km?
4. A GP Surgery was due to start at 14.30, but was running 20 minutes late. There were 9 consecutive patients, and each appointment took exactly 20 minutes. There were no breaks between patients. At what time does the dayâ€™s surgery finish?
5. What is the mean age of patients attending your clinic today if the ages are 14, 16, 22, 24, 25 and 31?
6. A patient is to be given 100mg of an antibiotic every 6 hours. It is available in 25mg in 5mls. How many mls should the patient be given in 12 hours?
7. If two trains leave a station in opposite directions and travel at 60km/h for 90 minutes, how far are they from each other at the end of their respective journeys?
8. You are to receive 40% of your marks for 1st year from your Clinical Placement. The other 60% are to be from your â€˜Scientific Foundationsâ€™ course. You receive a score of 70/100 in Clinical Placement and 75/100 in Scientific Foundations. What is your average score?
9. A child, Sebastian, was 1m 22cm when you saw him last. His mother says he has grown â€˜between 20 and 30cmâ€™ since then. What is the range his height now lies in?
10. Your Vital Skills class has 25 students. Of these students, 40% are male. How many male students are in the class?

## Nursing University Interview â€“ Numeracy Test 1 Answers

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1. Four tablets.
2. 0.1
3. 2400m
4. 15:50. The appointments would start at 14.50, and the 9 patients will take three hours in total.
5. 22
6. 40mls. The patient will need 20mls in the space of 6 hours (They require 100mg, and we are told that 5mls only provides 25mg). Multiply by two to get a number for 12 hours.
7. 180km apart.
8. 73%. Multiply each courseâ€™s mark by the percentage it makes up of the total.
9. Range 1m 42 – 1m 52.
10. 10 students are male.

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