## Test your basic knowledge |

# DSST Business Math

**Instructions:**

- Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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- Match each statement with the correct term.
- Don't refresh. All questions and answers are randomly picked and ordered every time you load a test.

This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.

**1. Actual retail sales; the retail price at which one tiem is sold is combined with the retail prices of all the items that are sold to become the net sales amount.**

**2. Convert 20 to a percent**

**3. A formal document that is used for a variety of functions within a retail business; it provides a big picture look at the succinct expression of the sales - markup - and profit for a business**

**4. You should never take out more than a _ year mortgage.**

**5. Alignment of the decimals is not important**

**6. ($ Retail x 100 / COST) - 100**

**7. Convert .4 to a percent**

**8. Convert 80% to a fraction**

**9. current assets/ current liabilities**

**10. Shortage$ = book$ - physical count$; shortage% = shortage$/NS$**

**11. Net Sales / Average Retail Value of Inventory**

**12. Convert 10/11 to a percent**

**13. Use compliments - Step 1 Find compliments 25% = 100-25%= 75% - 10%= 90% - 10%=90% Step 2 Multiple Compliments 75%x90%x90% .75x.90x.90= .6075 Step 3 Convert to Percentage .6075= 60.75% Step 4 Compliment it 100%-60.75%= 39.35%**

**14. $ Markdown/ $ Net Sales (multiply result by 100 to express as percentage)**

**15. $ retail x (100%-markup)**

**16. IRR=1 + [(NPV1/NPV1-NPV2)(2-1)]% Where: 1=one interest rate 2=the other NPV1=the NPV at rate 1 NPV2=the NPV at rate 2 (NPV = Net Present Value)**

**17. A^m/a^n = a^(m-n)**

**18. What happens when your expenses - etc. are higher than your sales**

**19. A form of closed-end credit used for purchasing durable goods such as cars**

**20. The average car will lose _% of its value in the first 4 years.**

**21. S=X+nrX Where: X=the original sum invested r=the interest rate (as a proportion - e.g. 0.05=5%) n=the number of periods S=the sum invested after n periods (capital + interest) - e.g. invest $1000 @ 10% simple interest for 5 years = 1000+(50.101000)**

**22. Rose borrowed money to buy a ring priced at $420. When she repaid the loan at the end of 3 months - the interest charge was $31.50. What was the rate of interest?**

**23. (Retail - Cost)/ Retail**

**24. Convert 65% to a decimal**

**25. Another way of counting part of a whole?**

**26. An electronics store is having a 40 percent off sale. Robert has been saving to purchase a stereo system that was originally priced at $420. If Robert purchases the system during the sale - what will be the cost?**

**27. Accounts receivable - buildings - cash - copyrights - equiptment - furniture and fixtures - land - tomor vehicles**

**28. Convert 1.25 to a percent**

**29. Gross margin dollars/Net sales dollars (multiply by 100 to express as percentage) or (Selling price - cost) x 100 / Selling price**

**30. Total Net Sales / Total Number of Transactions**

**31. The difference between the retail price and the cost of goods sold; it includes operating expenses - retail reductions - and profit**

**32. $ Cost x (100 + Mark-up %) / 100**

**33. A/b - c/b = a-c/b**

**34. BOM $ Stock/ Sales for period**

**35. End of month; dating starts with the end of the month and the invoice is to be paid within the specified number of days after the end of the month in which goods are invoiced; ex: 8/10 EOM - n/90**

**36. X=S*[1/(1+r)^n] Where: S=the sum to be received after n time periods X=the present value of that sum r=the rate of return (as a proportion) n=the number of time periods - r - rate - is sometimes called cost of capital**

**37. A measure of the number of days needed to collect accounts receivable.**

**38. Inside numbers in a ratio.**

**39. The average person will have _ jobs in their lifetime.**

**40. Convert 41/100 to a percent**

**41. Start with list price - List price: $6400 x 25% - x 10% - x10% % - Taken one after another(subtract)**

**42. $ Cost/ (100%-markup%)**

**43. When sales plans are underestimated and the stock purchases result in a low inventory**

**44. Advertising - bad debt expense - conributions and donations - depreciation - educational expense - insurance - interest expense - licenses - office supplies - postage - rent - repairs - salaries and wages - supplies - taxes - travel and transportatio**

**45. After all discounts have been applied to find net amount due. $100 -25% less trade discount -4% cash discount # + $20 freight!**

**46. Planned Sales + Planned Markdowns + Planned EOM - Planned BOM**

**47. Outside numbers in a ratio.**

**48. He availability of your money is called _.**

**49. Date of invoice - the cash discount terms will have no dating within the discount statement; ex: 4/10 - n/30**

**50. Original retail price - Lower retail price**