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Question 1 of 45
1. Question
The required ventilation for a 3,000 square foot roof is 1/300 of the horizontal roof projection area. The ventilation will be evenly split between ridge vents and soffit vents. How many square feet of soffit vent are required to comply with the ventilation requirements?
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Question 2 of 45
2. Question
You are in the process of determining the cost for your job. An area measuring 14′ x 16′ x 8′ high will need 3/4 inch plywood floor decking. An area measuring 18′ x 16′ x 8 ‘ high will need 1/2 inch plywood floor decking. The costs are $20 per sheet for 3/4″ plywood and $12 per sheet for 1/2 inch plywood. Calculate the total cost for all of the plywood floor decking?
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Question 3 of 45
3. Question
A benchmark on a site plan has an elevation of 118.42 feet. Finish grade has an elevation of 115.22 feet. The finish grade is how many feet lower or higher than the benchmark?
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Question 4 of 45
4. Question
The outside measurements of a 12inch thick concrete foundation wall are 20 feet x 50 feet. The distance from the top of the foundation wall to the top of the footing is 4 feet. Both sides of the foundation wall will be formed using 4foot by 8foot plywood sheets. How many sheets of plywood will be needed to form the foundation wall?
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Question 5 of 45
5. Question
If a gable roof has a span of 40 feet and the rafter slope is 3 in 12, what is the height of the ridge?
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Question 6 of 45
6. Question
You are constructing a wall using 2 X 4 wood. If the wall will be 48feet long, how many studs will be needed for spacing 16 inches on center?
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Question 7 of 45
7. Question
Calculate how many cubic yards of concrete are needed for a basement floor 30′ x 42′ x 4 inches thick.
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Question 8 of 45
8. Question
Calculate how many cubic yards of concrete are needed for a trench footing 24′ x 24′ x 4′ deep by 1′ wide.
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Question 9 of 45
9. Question
Calculate how many cubic yards of concrete are needed for basement walls, without footing, 24′ x 40′ x 9′ high, 8″ thick.
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Question 10 of 45
10. Question
Calculate how many cubic yards of concrete are needed for a driveway 80 feet long x 16 feet wide x 6 inches thick.
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Question 11 of 45
11. Question
Calculate the number of 8 inch masonry blocks required to construct a foundation wall with a total perimeter of 144′ and 11 courses high.
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Question 12 of 45
12. Question
Calculate the number of squares of shingles needed to cover a gable roof 40 ft. in length and 16 ft. wide on each side (disregard for caps and starter).
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Question 13 of 45
13. Question
Calculate the square footage of the gable end of a roof for vinyl siding. Total length 36 ft. by 6 ft. at ridge.
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Use the following formula:(Base / 2) x Height = s.f.(36 /2) x 6 feet = s.f.18 feet x 6 feet = 108 s.f.

Question 14 of 45
14. Question
Calculate the s.f. of drywall needed to finish a room 10′ x 12′ x 8′ high. Do not subtract for doors or windows.
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Question 15 of 45
15. Question
Calculate the cubic yards excavated for a basement. Total rough opening 42′ x 38′ x 9′ deep.
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Question 16 of 45
16. Question
Calculate the cubic yards excavated for a trench footing
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Question 17 of 45
17. Question
10 pieces of 1″x12″x10′ long = _________ board feet.
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Question 18 of 45
18. Question
2 pieces of 1 1/4″ x 10″ x 8′ long = _________ board feet.
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Question 19 of 45
19. Question
24 pieces of 2″x 4″x 8′ long = _________ board feet.
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Use the following formula:(Number of pieces x Height x Width x Length in feet) / 12″ = Board feet(24 pieces x 2 x 4 x 8) / 12″ = 128 Board feet

Question 20 of 45
20. Question
Calculate the number of floor joists needed for a floor system 60′ X 30′ with a steel floor beam in the center. Use 16′ joists. Do not include partition supports, headers, etc.
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Question 21 of 45
21. Question
Estimate the number of 4 X 8 sheets of flooring material needed for a 60′ X 30′ area with no floor openings.
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Question 22 of 45
22. Question
A new construction home requires 20,000 square feet of common brick. How many bricks will be required?
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Question 23 of 45
23. Question
A garage measuring 32 feet by 32 feet is to have a conventionally framed gable room with a 4/12 slope. There will also be a 2 foot overhang. What length of 2 x 8 precut would you purchase that would not waste money, labor, or material? (No additional knee wall or purlin required).
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Question 24 of 45
24. Question
Total “run” for a flight of steps is 12 feet. The “rise” is 8 feet. Which of the following 2 x 12 lengths is the most suitable?
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Question 25 of 45
25. Question
What is the diagonal measurement of a 12 x 16 wood deck?
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Question 26 of 45
26. Question
A gable truss spans 40 feet if the slope is 3/12. What is the rise height at the ridge?
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Question 27 of 45
27. Question
Determine the cost per square foot to construct the following concrete forms.Labor Required = 11 HoursCost per Hour = $10.64Total Square Feet of Concrete Forms = 100 square feet.
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Question 28 of 45
28. Question
You are responsible for the grading and excavation on the work site. Your level (transit) reads 6.4 ft on a leveling rod that has been set up on top of a benchmark that has a given elevation of 100.0 ft. The finish grade as shown on the blueprints is 96.80 ft. Calculate what the rod reading should be on the finished grade after all fill has been placed, compacted, and graded?
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Question 29 of 45
29. Question
You are constructing a gable roof on a new residential home. The roof measures 44 feet long. The 16foot roof rafters are spaced 24″ on center. What is the total number of 4 X 8 sheets of plywood are needed to deck the roof?
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Question 30 of 45
30. Question
Calculate the vent area required for a crawl space of a 22′ X 60’ house. A vapor does not exist on the floor of the crawl space.
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Question 31 of 45
31. Question
Calculate the solution to the following problem.Horizontal run = 85 feetChange in elevation per foot = 1/4″What is the change in elevation over 85 feet?
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Question 32 of 45
32. Question
A homeowner has a contract with a builder for $2,200. The owner gives the builder a $225 deposit. After three months, the balance of the contract is due with a simple interest rate of 15%. What is the payment amount that the homeowner will give to the builder?
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Question 33 of 45
33. Question
A nonexempt, hourly painter employed by your company earns $5.00 hour. The employee works 47 hours in a work week. According to the Minimum Wage Law of 1964, calculate the employees gross wage for the week?
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Question 34 of 45
34. Question
Calculate the net worth of the contractor from the following information:Assets = $1,943,553Liabilities = $1,297,887
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Question 35 of 45
35. Question
All of the builder’s suppliers offer terms of 2%/10, net 30, 1.5% per month penalty over 30. The builder has one statement in the amount of $15,000 dated January 1, one statement for $6,000 dated February 1, and one statement for $5,000 dated March 1. What is the total amount the builder must pay to settle these statements on March 5?
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Question 36 of 45
36. Question
In reference to the Balance Sheet, what are the company’s total liabilities?
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Question 37 of 45
37. Question
In reference to the Balance Sheet, what are the company’s total assets?
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Question 38 of 45
38. Question
In reference to the Balance Sheet, what is the company’s total net worth?
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Question 39 of 45
39. Question
An hourly employee receives $18.00/hr. His workers comp insurance is 20%, social security is 6.2%, Medicare is 1.8%, and liability insurance is $0.25/hr. The employee’s hourly cost is:
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Question 40 of 45
40. Question
John Doe earned $560.00 on his last paycheck. At 6.2% for social security, what was the deduction for social security tax?
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Question 41 of 45
41. Question
According to fair labor practices, if John Doe is paid $18.00/hr and he worked 51 hours, his total earning are
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Question 42 of 45
42. Question
You are bidding on a job with a total direct cost of $48,000. The overhead for your company is 10% of direct costs. What would you need to bid in order to make a profit of $7,100?
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Question 43 of 45
43. Question
Calculate how much tax should be refunded or paid based on the following information:Federal Income tax you have paid for the year= $4,754Federal Income tax owed for the year = $5,797
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Question 44 of 45
44. Question
Financing for a new home requires a 20% down payment. What would be the amount financed if the cost of the home is $164,062?
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Question 45 of 45
45. Question
You are bidding on a kitchen renovation for a customer. You estimate the following costs:Materials = $2,500 Labor = $1,400You will need to add 12% of direct costs to cover your overhead and 5% of total cost to make the profit margin you desire. What will be your estimate for the job?
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