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Whole Numbers

Suppose p people are invited to a party, and each person will bring two guests. If it costs c dollars to feed each person, how much will the food for all these people cost?
a. c(p + 2)
b. 2pc
c. 3pc
d.
e.

Eight years ago, Heather was twice as old as her brother David. Today, she is 13 years older than him. How old is she?
a. 16
b. 21
c. 33
d. 34
e. 35
Fractions

Of Maria's total salary, goes to taxes and of what remains goes to food, rent, and bills. If she is left with $300 each month, what is her total monthly salary?
a. $562.50
b. $900
c. $1,000
d. $1,125
e. $4,500
 The weight of a bag of bricks plus of its weight is 25 pounds. How much does the bag of bricks weigh, in pounds?

If is a fraction whose value is greater than 1, which of the following is a fraction whose value is always less than 1?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
a. 5
b. 8
c. 16
d. 18
e. 20
Decimals

What is the product of 3.12 and 34.95?
a. 10.9044
b. 109.044
c. 1,090.44
d. 10,904.4
e. 109,044

At a price of $0.82 per pound, what is the approximate cost of a turkey weighing pounds?
a. $7.00
b. $7.20
c. $7.60
d. $8.25
e. $9.25

PakMan ships packages for a base price of b dollars plus an added charge based on weight: c cents per pound or part thereof. What is the cost, in dollars, for shipping a package that weighs p pounds?
a.
b.
c. b + 100pc
d.
e. p + 100bc
Percents

Of the 30 officers on traffic duty, 20% didn't work on Friday. How many officers worked on Friday?
a. 6
b. 10
c. 12
d. 14
e. 24

After running miles on Wednesday, a runner had covered 75% of her planned route. How many miles did she plan to run that day?
a. 2
b.
c.
d.
e. 3

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