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Miscellaneous Math Word Problems Practice Questions Set 3

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Updated on Sep 23, 2011

Miscellaneous Math Word Problems

This set of practice problems consists of 23 problems dealing with basic math concepts including whole numbers, negative numbers, exponents, and square roots. It will provide a warm-up session before you move on to more difficult problems.

  1. A national park keeps track of how many people per car enter the park. Today, 57 cars had 4 people, 61 cars had 2 people, 9 cars had 1 person, and 5 cars had 5 people. What is the average number of people per car? Round to the nearest person.
    1. 2
    2. 3
    3. 4
    4. 5
  2. A large pipe dispenses 750 gallons of water in 50 seconds. At this rate, how long will it take to dispense 330 gallons?
    1. 14 seconds
    2. 33 seconds
    3. 22 seconds
    4. 27 seconds
  3. The light on a lighthouse blinks 45 times a minute. How long will it take the light to blink 405 times?
    1. 11 minutes
    2. 4 minutes
    3. 9 minutes
    4. 6 minutes
  4. A die is rolled and a coin is tossed. What is the probability that a 3 will be rolled and a tail tossed?
  5. Wendy has 5 pairs of pants and 7 shirts. How many different outfits can she make with these items (each outfit consists of one pair of pants and one shirt)?
    1. 12
    2. 24
    3. 35
    4. 21
  6. Audrey measured the width of her dining room in inches. It is 150 inches. How many feet wide is her dining room?
    1. 12 feet
    2. 9 feet
    3. 12.5 feet
    4. 10.5 feet
  7. Sharon wants to make 15 half-cup servings of soup. How many ounces of soup does she need?
    1. 60 ounces
    2. 150 ounces
    3. 120 ounces
    4. 7.5 ounces
  8. Justin weighed 8 lb 12 oz when he was born. At his two-week check-up, he had gained 8 ounces. What was his weight in pounds and ounces?
    1. 9 lb
    2. 8 lb 15 oz
    3. 9 lb 4 oz
    4. 10 lb 2 oz
  9. One inch equals 2.54 centimeters. The dimensions of a table made in Europe are 85 cm wide by 120 cm long. What is the width of the table in inches? Round to the nearest tenth of an inch.
    1. 30 inches
    2. 215.9 inches
    3. 33.5 inches
    4. 47.2 inches
  10. A bag contains 3 red, 6 blue, 5 purple, and 2 orange marbles. One marble is selected at random. What is the probability that the marble chosen is blue?
  11. The operator of an amusement park game kept track of how many tries it took participants to win the game. The following is the data from the first ten people:
  12. 2, 6, 3, 4, 6, 2, 8, 4, 3, 5

    What is the median number of tries it took these participants to win the game?

    1. 8
    2. 6
    3. 4
    4. 2
  13. Max goes to the gym every fourth day. Ellen's exercise routine is to go every third day. Today is Monday and both Max and Ellen are at the gym. What will the day of the week be the next time they are BOTH at the gym?
    1. Sunday
    2. Wednesday
    3. Friday
    4. Saturday
  14. Danny is a contestant on a TV game show. If he gets a question right, the points for that question are added to his score. If he gets a question wrong, the points for that question are subtracted from his score. Danny currently has 200 points. If he gets a 300-point question wrong, what will his score be?
    1. –100
    2. 0
    3. –200
    4. 100
  15. Write 4.7 × 104 in decimal notation.
    1. 4.70000
    2. 47,000
    3. 470,000
    4. 0.00047
  16. The Ravens played 25 home games this year. They had 11 losses and 2 ties. How many games did they win?
    1. 12
    2. 13
    3. 14
    4. 11
  17. The temperature at midnight was 4°F. By 2 a.m. it had dropped 9°F. What was the temperature at 2 a.m.?
    1. 13°F
    2. –5°F
    3. –4°F
    4. 0°F
  18. Find the next number in the following pattern.
  19. 320, 160, 80, 40, …

    1. 35
    2. 30
    3. 10
    4. 20
  20. Which of the following terms does NOT describe the number 12?
    1. prime
    2. integer
    3. real number
    4. whole number
  21. Which expression below is equal to 5?
    1. (1 + 2)2
    2. 9 – 22
    3. 11 – 10 × 5
    4. 45 ÷ 3 × 3
  22. A bus picks up a group of tourists at a hotel. The sightseeing bus travels 2 blocks north, 2 blocks east, 1 block south, 2 blocks east, and 1 block south. Where is the bus in relation to the hotel?
    1. 2 blocks north
    2. 1 block west
    3. 3 blocks south
    4. 4 blocks east
  23. Each week Jaime saves $25. How long will it take her to save $350?
    1. 12 weeks
    2. 14 weeks
    3. 16 weeks
    4. 18 weeks
  24. Ashley's car insurance costs her $115 per month. How much does it cost her per year?
    1. $1,150
    2. $1,380
    3. $980
    4. $1,055
  25. The ratio of boys to girls at the dance was 3:4. There were 60 girls at the dance. How many boys were at the dance?
    1. 45
    2. 50
    3. 55
    4. 40
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