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Geometry Word Problems Practice Questions Set 2

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Updated on Sep 26, 2011

Geometry Word Problems

The geometry problems in this set  involve lines, angles, triangles, rectangles, squares, and circles. You will learn how to find length, perimeter, area, circumference, and volume, and how you can apply geometry to everyday problems.

  1. Karen is buying a wallpaper border for her bedroom, which is 12 ft by 13 ft. If the border is sold in rolls of 5 yards each, how many rolls will she need to purchase?
    1. 3
    2. 4
    3. 5
    4. 6
  2. The formula for the surface area of a sphere is 4πr2. What is the surface area of a ball with a diameter of 6 inches? Round to the nearest inch. (π = 3.14)
    1. 452 in2
    2. 113 in2
    3. 38 in2
    4. 28 in2
  3. Brittney would like to carpet her bedroom. If her room is 11 ft by 14 ft, what is the area to be carpeted in square feet?
    1. 121 ft2
    2. 25 ft2
    3. 169 ft2
    4. 154 ft2
  4. The scale on a map shows that 1 inch is equal to 14 miles. Shannon measured the distance on the map to be 17 inches. How far will she need to travel?
    1. 23.8 miles
    2. 238 miles
    3. 2,380 miles
    4. 23,800 miles
  5. How far will a bowling ball roll in one rotation if the ball has a diameter of 10 inches? (π = 3.14)
    1. 31.4 in
    2. 78.5 in
    3. 15.7 in
    4. 62.8 in
  6. A water sprinkler sprays in a circular pattern a distance of 10 ft. What is the circumference of the spray? (π = 3.14)
    1. 31.4 ft
    2. 314 ft
    3. 62.8 ft
    4. 628 ft
  7. If a triangular sail has a vertical height of 83 ft and horizontal length of 40 ft, what is the area of the sail?
    1. 1,660 ft2
    2. 1,155 ft2
    3. 201 ft2
    4. 3,320 ft2
  8. What is the volume of a ball whose radius is 4 inches? Round to the nearest inch. (π = 3.14)
    1. 201 in3
    2. 268 in3
    3. 804 in3
    4. 33 in3
  9. If a tabletop has a diameter of 42 in, what is its surface area to the nearest inch? (π = 3.14)
    1. 1,384 in2
    2. 1,319 in2
    3. 1,385 in2
    4. 5,539 in2
  10. An orange has a radius of 1.5 inches. Find the volume of one orange. (π = 3.14)
    1. 9.42 in3
    2. 113.04 in3
    3. 28.26 in3
    4. 14.13 in3
  11. A fire and rescue squad places a 15 ft ladder against a burning building. If the ladder is 9 ft from the base of the building, how far up the building will the ladder reach?
    1. 8 ft
    2. 10 ft
    3. 12 ft
    4. 14 ft
  12. Safe deposit boxes are rented at the bank. The dimensions of a box are 22 in by 5 in by 5 in. What is the volume of the box?
    1. 220 in3
    2. 550 in3
    3. 490 in3
    4. 360 in3
  13. How many degrees does a minute hand move in 25 minutes?
    1. 25°
    2. 150°
    3. 60°
    4. 175°
  14. Two planes leave the airport at the same time. Minutes later, plane A is 70 miles due north of the airport and plane B is 168 miles due east of the airport. How far apart are the two airplanes?
    1. 182 miles
    2. 119 miles
    3. 163.8 miles
    4. 238 miles
  15. If the area of a small pizza is 78.5 in2, what size pizza box would best fit the small pizza? (Note: Pizza boxes are measured according to the length of one side.)
    1. 12 in
    2. 11 in
    3. 9 in
    4. 10 in
  16. Stuckeyburg is a small town in rural America. Use the map to approximate the area of the town.
  17. Geometry

    1. 40 miles2
    2. 104 miles2
    3. 93.5 miles2
    4. 92 miles2
  18. A rectangular field is to be fenced in completely. The width is 28 yd and the total area is 1,960 yd2. What is the length of the field?
    1. 1,932 yd
    2. 70 yd
    3. 31 yd
    4. 473 yd
  19. A circular print is being matted in a square frame. If the frame is 18 in by 18 in, and the radius of the print is 7 in, what is the area of the matting? (π = 3.14)
    1. 477.86 in2
    2. 170.14 in2
    3. 280.04 in2
    4. 288 in2
  20. Ribbon is wrapped around a rectangular box that is 10 in by 8 in by 4 in. Using the illustration provided, determine how much ribbon is needed to wrap the box. Assume the amount of ribbon does not include a knot or bow.
  21. Geometry

    1. 50 in
    2. 42 in
    3. 22 in
    4. 280 in
  22. Pat is making a Christmas tree skirt. She needs to know how much fabric to buy. Using the illustration provided, determine the area of the skirt to the nearest foot.
  23. Geometry

    1. 37.7 ft2
    2. 27 ft2
    3. 75 ft2
    4. 38 ft2
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