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# Measurement Practice Problems: GED Math

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Updated on Mar 23, 2011

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THE GED MATHEMATICS Exam emphasizes real-life applications of math concepts, and this is especially true of questions about measurement. This chapter reviews the basics of measurement systems used in the United States and other countries, performing mathematical operations with units of measurement, and the process of converting between different units.

1. 6 feet = ___ yard(s)
1. 0.5
2. 2
3. 3
4. 9
5. 18
2. A recipe calls for 3 ounces of olive oil. Convert this measurement into cups.
1. 0.3 cups
2. 0.5 cups
3. 0.375 cups
4. 24 cups
5. 2 cups
3. 48 inches = ___ yard(s)
1. 1
2. 2
3. 84
4. A 2-liter bottle of soda contains approximately how many fluid ounces?
1. 0.06 fluid ounces
2. 968.96 fluid ounces
3. 128.53 fluid ounces
4. 256 fluid ounces
5. 67.6 fluid ounces
5. The perimeter of a room (the measure around a room) is measured and found to be 652 inches. Trim for the room is sold by the foot. How many feet of trim must be purchased so that the room can be trimmed?
1. 50 feet
2. 54 feet
3. 55 feet
4. 60 feet
5. 18 feet
6. Thomas is 6 feet 1 inch in height. His son is 3 feet 3 inches tall. What is the difference in their heights, in inches?
1. 30 inches
2. 32 inches
3. 34 inches
4. 36 inches
5. 38 inches
7. Martha walks to school, a distance of 0.85 miles. What is the distance she walks to school in feet?
1. 4,488 feet
2. 6,212 feet
3. 1,496 feet
4. 5,280 feet
5. 1,760 feet
8. A road race is 33,000 feet long. How many miles long is the race?
1. 18.75 miles
2. 6.25 miles
3. 11,000 miles
4. 38,280 miles
5. 5 miles
9. A child's sandbox is being constructed in Tony's backyard. The sandbox is 6 feet wide and 5 feet long. Tony wants the sand to be at least 1.5 feet deep. The volume of sand in the box is 6 feet × 5 feet × 1.5 feet = 45 cubic feet. Convert the volume into cubic yards.
1. 72 cubic yards
2. 15 cubic yards
3. 0.6 cubic yards
4. cubic yards
5. 5 cubic yards
10. Which of the following represents a method by which one could convert inches into miles?
1. Multiply by 12 and then multiply by 5,280.
2. Divide by 12 and then divide by 5,280.
3. Add 12 and then multiply by 5,280.
4. Multiply by 12 and then divide by 5,280.
5. Divide by 12 and then multiply by 5,280.
11. Which of the following statements is false?
1. 32 centimeters = 320 millimeters
2. 3.2 meters = 3,200 millimeters
3. 84 millimeters = 840 centimeters
4. 84 millimeters = 0.084 meters
5. 8.4 kilometers = 8,400 meters
12. It took Kaitlyn two hours to finish her homework. How many minutes did it take her to finish her homework?
1. 90 minutes
2. 60 minutes
3. 100 minutes
4. 120 minutes
5. 150 minutes
13. Michael takes four minutes to shave each morning. How many seconds does Michael spend shaving each morning?
1. 240 seconds
2. 64 seconds
3. 200 seconds
4. 120 seconds
5. 400 seconds
14. It is a commonly known fact that 0° C = 32° F, the freezing point of water. However, the conversion from 0° F to degrees Celsius is not as commonly known. Find the equivalent Celsius temperature for zero degrees Fahrenheit.
1. 17.8° C
2. –17.8° C
3. –32° C
4. 32° C
5. –57.6° C
15. On the beach, the ratio of boogie boards to surfboards is 12 to 3. If there are 84 boogie boards, how many surfboards are there on the beach?
1. 24
2. 21
3. 3
4. 36
5. 15
16. There are 48 people on a camping trip. Sixteen are females. What is the ratio of males to females?
1. 3 to 1
2. 16 to 48
3. 1 to 3
4. 32 to 48
5. 2 to 1
17. Two numbers are in the ratio of 5 to 8. If the larger number is 72, what is the smaller number?
1. 5
2. 13
3. 45
4. 117
5. 9
18. The ratio of lunch buyers to lunch packers is 7 to 2. How many people pack their lunches if 35 people buy their lunches?
1. 123
2. 42
3. 10
4. 119
5. 7
19. A map has a scale that specifies inch = 1 mile. How wide is an island that measures 6.2 inches on the map?
1. 24.8 miles
2. 1.55 miles
3. 4.43 miles
4. 6.45 miles
5. 7.6 miles
20. Sonia puts \$700 in a savings account that pays 5% simple interest each year. Which expression tells how much Sonia will have in 18 months?
1. 4.5 miles = ___ feet
1. 13.5
2. 5,275.5
3. 5,284.5
4. 7,920
5. 23,760
2. What is the sum of 2 pints 6 ounces + 1 cup 7 ounces?
1. 1 quart
2. 3 pints 1 cup 13 ounces
3. 2 pints 5 ounces
4. 3 pints 5 ounces
5. 3 pints 1 cup
3. 35 mm = ___ cm
1. 0.35
2. 3.5
3. 35
4. 350
5. 3,500
4. Susan wishes to create bows from 12 yards of ribbon. Each bow requires 6 inches of ribbon to make. How many inches of ribbon does Susan have?
1. 18 inches
2. 432 inches
3. 48 inches
4. 144 inches
5. 24 inches
5. The living room in Donna's home is 182 square feet. How many square yards of carpet should she purchase to carpet the room?
1. 9 square yards
2. 1,638 square yards
3. 61 square yards
4. 21 square yards
5. 546 square yards
6. Sofie needs to take teaspoon of cough syrup three times a day. Convert teaspoon into milliliters.
1. 0.375 milliliter
2. 3.75 milliliters
3. 2.25 milliliters
4. 22.5 milliliters
5. 0.15 milliliter
7. 3.9 kiloliters = ___ milliliters
1. 0.00000039
2. 0.0000039
3. 0.0039
4. 3,900,000
5. 39,000,000
8. The 1,500-meter race is a popular distance running event at track meets. How far is this distance in miles?
1. 0.6214 mile
2. 0.5 mile
3. 0.9321 mile
4. 2.4139 miles
5. 0.4143 mile
9. 58.24 mm3 = ___ cm3
1. 0.05824
2. 5.824
3. 58,240
4. 582.4
5. 5,824
10. Abigail is 5.5 feet tall. Which of the following is closest to this height?
1. 17 meters
2. 170 centimeters
3. 1.7 kilometers
4. 170 millimeters
5. 0.17 kilometers
11. 62.4 meters ≈ ___ feet
1. 1.58
2. 2,456.7
3. 65.7
4. 19.01
5. 205
12. Bill worked for a steel manufacturer for three decades. How many years did Bill work for the steel manufacturer?
1. 15 years
2. 60 years
3. 30 years
4. 6 years
5. 12 years
13. How many minutes are there in 12 hours?
1. 24 minutes
2. 1,440 minutes
3. 36 minutes
4. 1,200 minutes
5. 720 minutes
14. If the temperature is 10 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, what is the temperature in degrees Celsius?
1. 12.2° C
2. –37.6° C
3. 26.4° C
4. –23.3° C
5. 14° C
15. A family drove 390 miles at a constant speed. It took 6 hours of driving time. What was the speed of their car?
1. 55 miles per hour
2. 60 miles per hour
3. 234 miles per hour
4. 65 miles per hour
5. 35 miles per hour
16. Strawberries are 3 quarts for \$4.98. How much will 10 quarts of strawberries cost?
1. \$14.98
2. \$16.60
3. \$25
4. \$49.80
5. \$4.98
17. Driving 60 miles per hour, it takes one-half hour to drive to work. How much additional time will it take to drive to work if the speed is now 40 miles per hour?
1. 1 hour
2. 2 hours
3. 15 minutes
4. one-half hour
5. 45 minutes
18. The height of the Eiffel Tower is 986 feet. A replica of the tower made to scale is 4 inches tall. What is the scale of the replica to the real tower?
1. 1 to 246.5
2. 1 to 3,944
3. 246.5 to 1
4. 1 to 2,958
5. 2,958 to 1
19. An 8" × 10" photograph is blown up to a billboard size that is in proportion to the original photograph. If 8" is considered the height of the photo, what would be the length of the billboard if its height is 5.6 feet?
1. 7 feet
2. 400 feet
3. 56 feet
4. 9 feet
5. 156 inches
20. Kim put \$5,000 into a savings account that pays 8% simple interest each year. What will her total be in 18 months?
1. \$600
2. \$4,600
3. \$5,000
4. \$5,600
5. \$420,000
21.