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Decimals Word Problems Practice Questions Set 1

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Decimals Word Problems

We use decimals every day–to express amounts of money, or to measure distances and quantities. This set of practice problems includes word problems that help you practice your skills in rounding decimals, as well as performing basic mathematical operations with them.

  1. Round 14.853 to the nearest tenth.
    1. 14.85
    2. 10
    3. 14.9
    4. 15
  2. Kara brought $23 with her when she went shopping. She spent $3.27 for lunch and $14.98 on a shirt. How much money does she have left?
    1. 8.02
    2. 4.75
    3. 18.25
    4. 7.38
  3. Lucas purchased his motorcycle for $5,875.98 and sold it for $7,777.77. What was his profit?
    1. 1901.79
    2. 2902.89
    3. 1051.79
    4. 1911.89
  4. Mike, Dan, Ed, and Sy played together on a baseball team. Mike's batting average was 0.349, Dan's was 0.2, Ed's was 0.35, and y's was 0.299. Who had the highest batting average?
    1. Mike
    2. Dan
    3. Ed
    4. Sy
  5. Price Cutter sold 85 beach towels for $6.95 each. What re the total sales?
    1. 865.84
    2. 186.19
    3. 90.35
    4. 590.75
  6. Rob purchased picnic food for $34.40 to share with three of his friends. They plan to split the cost evenly between the our friends. How much does each person need to pay Rob?
    1. 8.05
    2. 8.6
    3. 7.26
    4. 11.46
  7. Katie ran 11.1 miles over the last three days. How many miles did she average per day?
    1. 3.7
    2. 3
    3. 2.4
    4. 3.3
  8. Sharon purchased six adult movie tickets. She spent $52.50 on the tickets. How much was each ticket?
    1. 5.25
    2. 8.25
    3. 7
    4. 8.75
  9. Millie purchased six bottles of soda at $1.15 each. How much did she pay?
    1. 6.15
    2. 6.9
    3. 6.6
    4. 5.9
  10. Round 468.235 to the nearest hundredth.
    1. 500
    2. 568.235
    3. 468.24
    4. 468.2
  11. Kenny used a micrometer to measure the thickness of a piece of construction paper. The paper measured halfway between 0.24 millimeters and 0.25 millimeters. What is the thickness of the paper?
    1. 0.05
    2. 0.245
    3. 0.255
    4. 0.3
  12. In her last gymnastics competition Keri scored a 5.65 on the floor exercise, 5.85 on the vault, and 5.75 on the balance beam. What was Keri's total score?
    1. 17.25
    2. 12.31
    3. 15.41
    4. 13.5
  13. Linda bought 35 yards of fencing at $4.88 a yard. How much did she spend?
    1. 298.04
    2. 248.8
    3. 91.04
    4. 170.8
  14. Divide 6.8 × 105 by 2.0 × 102. Write your answer in scientific notation.
    1. 4.8 × 103
    2. 4.8 × 102.5
    3. 3.4 × 103
    4. 3.4 × 104
  15. Leslie ordered a slice of pizza for $1.95, a salad for $2.25, and a soda for $1.05. What was the total cost of her order?
    1. 5.25
    2. 5.35
    3. 6.25
    4. 5.05
  16. Last year's budget was 12.4 million dollars. This year's budget is 14.3 million dollars. How much did the budget increase?
    1. 2.5 million
    2. 1.9 million
    3. 1.4 million
    4. 2.1 million
  17. Mrs. Hartill drove 3.1 miles to the grocery store, then 4.25 miles to the salon, and 10.8 miles to her son's house. How many miles did she drive altogether?
    1. 18.15
    2. 56.4
    3. 8.43
    4. 14.65
  18. The following are four times from a 400-meter race. Which is the fastest time?
    1. 10.1
    2. 10.14
    3. 10.2
    4. 10.09
  19. It takes the moon an average of 27.32167 days to circle the earth. Round this number to the nearest thousandth.
    1. 27.322
    2. 27.3
    3. 27.32
    4. 27.321
  20. Joe's batting average is between 0.315 and 0.32. Which of the following could be Joe's average?
    1. 0.311
    2. 0.309
    3. 0.321
    4. 0.317
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