# The Wonderlic test

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Anyone here ever taken the Wonderlic test? If so, any advice?

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that's unfortunate. Maybe someone can tell me how to figure out this question from a practice exam? It's the only one out of 150 I can't seem to figure out. I'd really appreciate it cuz it's driving me nuts. Either my brain is shot for the day or I'm just an idiot because I cannot figure this one out for the life of me.

125. Jim works for \$15.50 per hour for a health care facility. He is supposed to get a 75 cent per hour raise at one year of service. What will his percent increase in hourly pay be?

A. 2.7%
B. 3.3%
C. 133%
D. 4.8%
E. 105%

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holy shit nevermind.... .75/15.5 lol

I just wasted an hour of my life on this HAHAHA god I'm an idiot

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you don't even need to get the result, this question is meant to find out whether you can estimate an expectancy value, and find the answer that is the closest. A common way to do it would bee to look at it and solve it quickly would be to see 10% of 15.50 is 1.55 that is roughly more than twice the raise, so it got to be a little under 5 percent, and you got the answer.

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Thanks man that's how I was looking at it too but I wanted to figure out the exact equation as there's always the possibility I could be given 2 choices that are only a couple tenths away from each other. Thanks though

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well that hardly will be the case, because this is clearly meant to be for quick estimation, i don't know the wonderlic test, but i have been through a few of tests with questions like that, and if you actually go for the equation you'd score bad because they will give you a lot of questions in a short time.
Because as i said this ain't about math but more about a general understanding of numbers and expectancy. And even the you are probably faster estimating.

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What on earth is the wonderlic test???

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I was going to ask the same thing, but the math question broke my brain before I could type anything.

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It's an intelligence test. 12 minutes 50 questions

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Anyone want a Wonderful-lick test? :biggrin1:

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Gosh, I doubt I could get through that much in 12 minutes. And I checked out the link - that is WAY too number based for my liking. My intellectual skills tend to lie more in words.

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Why would you practice for an intelligence test? Wouldn't that defeat the purpose?

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:speechless:

Most definitely. :veryhappy:

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Well I have to pass it in order to move on to the next phase of testing for a job I'm trying to get. Average score is 21 out of 50...I need to get at least 31 out of 50 in 12 minutes. It's been awhile since I've done anything like this so I'm just brushing up, trying to be prepared as this job could determine the course of my life for the next 10 years

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Ya, apparently on the actual test there's a little more vocabulary/grammar/spatial recognition. Sad part is back in high school, this would have been a piece of cake for me...but now, 7 years later, not so much as I've forgotten a lot of the basics. I couldn't even remember how to divide a decimal into a whole number without a calculator. (Technology has its downsides) Everyone has their strengths I guess

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