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# Tip #28 to Get a Top ACT Math Score (page 2)

By McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Sep 7, 2011

### Easy

1. What is the total cost, rounded to the nearest penny, of 3.5 pounds of corn at \$0.35 per pound and 1.5 pounds of tomatoes at \$0.74 per pound?
1. \$1.00
2. \$2.27
3. \$2.34
4. \$3.46
5. \$3.78
2. Evan pays \$65 per year for pay-per-view access and \$5 for every 3 movies he watches. Last year, he watched 492 pay-per-view movies. What was the total cost that he paid to pay-per-view last year?
1. \$65
2. \$820
3. \$885
1. \$1473
2. \$1538
3. Laurie ran miles on Tuesday and miles on Wednesday. The total distance, in miles, that Laurie ran during those two days is within which of the following ranges?
4. Alfred bought 3 cases of blueberries. Each case contained twelve 2-pint containers. Alfred could have bought the same amount of berries by buying how many 3-pint containers of berries?
1. 12
2. 18
3. 24
1. 36
2. 72

1. C Simply translate, word for word. "3.5 pounds of corn at \$0.35 per pound and 1.5 pounds of tomatoes at \$0.74 per pound" means (3.5)(0.35) + (1.5)(0.74) = 2.335 ≈ 2.34
2. H Simply translate. Evan pays a \$65 flat fee plus \$5 for every 3 movies. So his total cost is 65 + 5(492 ÷ 3) = \$885.
3. D Translate fractions to decimals (by dividing the top number of the fraction by the bottom number), and then it's easy! Laurie ran 3.8 miles on Tuesday and 4.66 miles on Wednesday, so she ran a total of 3.8 + 4.66 = 8.46 miles. Choice D is correct, 8.46 is between 8.4 and 8.66.
4. H Translate: 3 cases with 12 two-pint containers means (3)(12)(2) = 72 pints. The same amount of berries would be in 72 ÷ 3 = 24 three-pint containers.

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