Civil Service Arithmetic and Vocabulary

Civil Service Arithmetic and Vocabulary

by Barbara Erdsneker, M. Haller

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Overview

The test-taker's favorite for more than twenty-five years This practical guide is the best single-volume review of the two subjects most frequently tested on civil service examinations. Packed with hundreds of sample questions and answers, it's helped thousands of job hunters to qualify for rewarding government careers. Barbara Erdsneker teaches mathematics at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Margaret A. Haller taught writing at New York University. Eve P. Steinberg is the author of many bestselling ARCO books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028622057
Publisher: Peterson's
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Series: Arco Civil Service Arithmetic and Vocabulary Ser.
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.43(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

What This Book Will Do for You v(2)
Preparing for the Exam vii
PART ONE ARITHMETIC 1(154)
The Language of Mathematics
1(2)
Fractions
3(11)
Practice Problems Involving Fractions
10(1)
Problem Solutions--Fractions
11(3)
Decimals
14(9)
Practice Problems Involving Decimals
19(1)
Problem Solutions--Decimals
20(3)
Percents
23(7)
Practice Problems Involving Percents
26(1)
Problem Solutions--Percents
27(3)
Shortcuts in Multiplication and Division
30(9)
Powers and Roots
39(5)
Practice Problems Involving Powers and Roots
42(1)
Problem Solutions--Powers and Roots
42(2)
Table of Measures
44(3)
Denominate Numbers (Measurement)
47(9)
Practice Problems Involving Measurement
52(1)
Problem Solutions--Measurement
53(3)
Geometry
56(14)
Practice Problems Involving Geometry
66(1)
Problem Solutions--Geometry
67(3)
Statistics and Probability
70(5)
Practice Problems Involving Statistics and Probability
72(1)
Problem Solutions--Statistics and Probability
73(2)
Graphs
75(10)
Practice Problems Involving Graphs
79(4)
Problem Solutions--Graphs
83(2)
Ratio and Proportion
85(6)
Practice Problems Involving Ratio and Proportion
87(1)
Problem Solutions--Ratio and Proportion
88(3)
Work and Tank Problems
91(8)
Work and Tank Practice Problems
95(1)
Work and Tank Problem Solutions
96(3)
Distance Problems
99(6)
Practice Problems Involving Distance
101(2)
Problem Solutions--Distance
103(2)
Interest
105(7)
Practice Problems Involving Interest
109(1)
Problem Solutions--Interest
110(2)
Taxation
112(4)
Practice Problems Involving Taxation
114(1)
Problem Solutions--Taxation
115(1)
Profit and Loss
116(7)
Practice Problems Involving Profit and Loss
121(1)
Problems Solutions--Profit and Loss
122(1)
Payroll
123(5)
Practice Problems Involving Payroll
125(2)
Payroll Problems-Solutions
127(1)
Sequences
128(4)
Practice Problems Involving Sequences
130(1)
Problem Solution-Sequences
131(1)
Arithmetic Review
132(23)
Exam 1
132(4)
Exam 1 -- Solutions
136(6)
Exam 2
142(4)
Exam 2 -- Solutions
146(9)
PART TWO VOCABULARY 155
Introduction 155(1)
Study Aids
156(53)
Etymology
156(6)
Exercises
162(3)
Word List
165(44)
Synonyms
209(20)
How to Answer Synonym Questions
212(1)
Practice Tests
213(4)
Answer Key for Practice Tests
227(2)
Antonyms
229(14)
How to Answer Antonym Questions
229(3)
Practice Tests
232(9)
Answer Key for Practice Tests
241(2)
Sentence Completions
243(22)
How to Answer Sentence Completion Questions
243(3)
Practice Tests
246(9)
Answer Key for Practice Tests
255(10)
Working for the Government
265
Government Activities and Occupations
265(1)
Nature and Location of Federal Civilian Employment
266(3)
The Merit System
269(2)
State and Local Governments
271(1)
Why People Choose Government Service
272(1)
How to Find a Government Job
273(2)
How to Get a Government Job
275

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