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Math for Praxis II ParaPro Test Prep Practice Problems

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Updated on Jul 5, 2011

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Directions: Each of the following questions is followed by four answer choices. Choose the best answer choice for each.

  1. What is the product of 4 and 3?
    1. 1
    2. 1
    3. 7
    4. 12
  2. A piece of paper has a length of 30 centimeters. What is the length of the paper in millimeters?
    1. 0.3 millimeters
    2. 3 millimeters
    3. 300 millimeters
    4. 3,000 millimeters
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  5. A student was asked to calculate 50% of $80. The student multiplied 80 by 50 to find the answer. What should the student have done instead?
    1. multiplied 80 by 0.50
    2. added 80 to 50
    3. multiplied 80 by 0.05
    4. divided 80 by 50
  6. What is the value of 33?
    1. 6
    2. 9
    3. 18
    4. 27
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  8. A student is trying to determine how to find the area of a rectangular desk, shown above. Which expression shows how the student can find its area?
    1. (15 inches) (22 inches)
    2. (Math Practice)(15 inches) ×(22 inches)
    3. (15 inches) + (22 inches)
    4. (15 inches) + (22 inches) + (15 inches) + (22 inches)
  9. Which has the same value as two dollars?
    1. 2 cents
    2. 200 cents
    3. $200
    4. $0.20
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  11. The circle graph above shows the ages of the students in a middle school. If there are 200 students in the middle school, how many are 12 years old?
    1. 10
    2. 25
    3. 40
    4. 180
  12. Which of the following is NOT equal to one-tenth?
    1. 0.1
    2. 0.100
    3. 0.01
  13. Which of the following is correct?
    1. 8 + 8 > 17 – 2
    2. 15 – 2 < 9 + 3
    3. 19 – 5 > 11 + 6
    4. 13 + 3 < 12 + 4
  14. The teacher in a classroom orders 12 boxes of crayons for the school year. There are 18 crayons in each box. Which is the best estimate for the total number of crayons that the teacher orders?
    1. 30 crayons
    2. 100 crayons
    3. 200 crayons
    4. 400 crayons
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  16. What type of triangle is shown above?
    1. equilateral triangle
    2. right triangle
    3. isosceles triangle
    4. obtuse triangle
  17. 3,214 + 809 =
    1. 2,405
    2. 3,023
    3. 4,013
    4. 4,023
  18. What is the approximate value of 6.13 ÷ 2.03?
    1. 3
    2. 4
    3. 8
    4. 12
  19. A teacher has three 40-minute classes with one group of students every week. How many hours will the teacher have with the group of students during a four-week period?
    1. 2 hours
    2. 6 hours
    3. 7 hours
    4. 8 hours
  20. 5, 16, 27, 38, …
  21. The first four numbers of a pattern are shown above. If the pattern continues, what will be the 6th number in the pattern?

    1. 49
    2. 50
    3. 59
    4. 60
  22. What is the tenths digit in the number 219.74?
    1. 1
    2. 4
    3. 7
    4. 9
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  24. A student wants to draw a point for the number –3.5 on the number line above. Between which two integers should the student draw the point?
    1. between –4 and –3
    2. between –3 and –2
    3. between –3 and 3
    4. between 3 and 4
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  26. What is the ordered pair for point F on the coordinate grid shown above?
    1. (1, –4)
    2. (–1, –4)
    3. (1, 4)
    4. (–4, –1)
  27. A student is having a hard time solving the following linear equation: 4x = 20.What step should the student follow to find the value for x?
    1. multiply both sides of the equation by 4
    2. divide both sides of the equation by 4
    3. subtract both sides of the equation by 3
    4. subtract 20 from both sides of the equation
  28. The prices for different lunch items in the school cafeteria are shown in the table above. A student buys two slices of pizza, one apple, and one milk. How much does the student owe?
    1. $1.70
    2. $1.80
    3. $2.50
    4. $2.60
  29. 23 – 3 ×5 + 2 =
    1. 6
    2. 10
    3. 102
    4. 140
  30. A student is trying to determine the perimeter of an irregular pentagon. Which operation should the student use?
    1. addition
    2. subtraction
    3. multiplication
    4. division
  31. Population of a City, 1960 to 2010

  32. The line graph above shows the population of a city every 10 years, from 1960 through 2010. Based on the trend in this graph, which is the best prediction for the population of the city in 2020?
    1. 28,000
    2. 31,000
    3. 35,000
    4. 40,000
  33. Which shows the decimals in order from greatest to least?
    1. 1.59, 1.8, 1.88
    2. 1.88, 1.59, 1.8
    3. 1.88, 1.8, 1.59
    4. 1.8, 1.88, 1.59
  34. 4.05 – 1.34 =
    1. 2.71
    2. 2.79
    3. 3.71
    4. 5.39
  35. The mass of a textbook is 2.5 kilograms. What is the mass of the textbook in grams?
    1. 0.25 grams
    2. 25 grams
    3. 250 grams
    4. 2,500 grams
  36. A student is asked to add 13.55 and 4.82. His solution is shown below.
  37. What mistake did the student make in the solution?

    1. The student made an error when regrouping tenths.
    2. The student did not align by decimal points.
    3. The student used the incorrect operation.
    4. The student made an error when regrouping ones.
  38. –25 + (–10) =
    1. –35
    2. –15
    3. 15
    4. 35
  39. The heights of five students are shown in the table above. What is the median height of the students?
    1. 62 inches
    2. 65 inches
    3. 66 inches
    4. 67 inches
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