# Free PMP Exam Sample Question

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PMBOK Section: Estimate Costs

Process Group:     Planning Process Group

Question Type:     Calculation

Knowledge Area: Cost Management

Difficulty Level:   Easy

Question: You are managing an amusement park development project. You have received the following estimates for site excavation and area development activity that is critical to the success of your project. The most likely estimate is \$100,000, the optimistic estimate is \$90,000, and the pessimistic estimate is \$120,000. What is the expected activity cost?

A.        \$101666

B.        \$100000

C.        \$120000

D.        \$90000

Hint:    Use the PERT formula.

Reference: PMBOK4 - pg:173

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Explanation:   PMBOK recommends the use of PERT in estimating durations and costs. The PERT estimation formula is (Optimistic + 4xMost Likely + Pessimistic) / 6. For the given data, this results in 101,666.66. Hence choice A is the correct answer to the question.