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Updated on Sep 23, 2011
Miscellaneous Math Word Problems
This set of practice problems consists of 20 problems dealing with basic math concepts including whole numbers, negative numbers, exponents, and square roots. It will provide a warmup session before you move on to more difficult problems.
 Susan traveled 114 miles in 2 hours. If she keeps going at the same rate, how long will it take her to go the remaining 285 miles of her trip?
 5 hours
 3 hours
 7 hours
 4 hours
 A flight from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles took 5 hours and covered 3,060 miles. What was the plane's average speed?
 545 mph
 615 mph
 515 mph
 612 mph
 Larry purchased 3 pairs of pants for $18 each and 5 shirts for $24 each. How much did Larry spend?
 $42
 $54
 $174
 $186
 How many square centimeters are in one square meter?
 100 sq cm
 10,000 sq cm
 144 sq cm
 100,000 sq cm
 Raul's bedroom is 4 yards long. How many inches long is the bedroom?
 144 inches
 48 inches
 400 inches
 4,000 inches
 Jeff burns 500 calories per hour bicycling. How long will he have to ride to burn 1,250 calories?
 3 hours
 2.5 hours
 1.5 hours
 2 hours
 The temperature at 6 p.m. was 31°F. By midnight, it had dropped 40°F. What was the temperature at midnight?
 9°F
 –9°F
 –11°F
 0°F
 The total ticket sales for a soccer game were $1,260; 210 tickets were purchased. If all the tickets are the same price, what was the cost of a ticket?
 $6.00
 $3.50
 $10.00
 $7.50
 Sherman took his pulse for 10 seconds and counted 11 beats. What is Sherman's pulse rate in beats per minute?
 210 beats per minute
 110 beats per minute
 66 beats per minute
 84 beats per minute
 Jennifer flipped a coin four times and got heads each time. What is the probability that she gets heads on the next flip?
 1
 0
 Jody's English quiz scores are 56, 93, 72, 89, and 87. What is the median of her scores?
 72
 87
 56
 85.6
 What is the greatest common factor of 24 and 64?
 8
 4
 12
 36
 Twelve coworkers go out for lunch together and order three pizzas. Each pizza is cut into eight slices. If each person gets the same number of slices, how many slices will each person get?
 4
 3
 5
 2
 Marvin is helping his teachers plan a field trip. There are 136 people going on the field trip and each school bus holds 51 people. What is the minimum number of school buses they will need to reserve for the trip?
 3
 2
 4
 5
 Which number in the answer choices below is not equivalent to the other numbers?
 0.6
 60%
 6%
 Lance has 70 cents, Margaret has threefourths of a dollar, Guy has two quarters and a dime, and Bill has six dimes. Who has the most money?
 Lance
 Margaret
 Guy
 Bill
 The students at Norton School were asked to name their favorite type of pet. Of the 430 students surveyed, 258 said that their favorite type of pet was a dog. Suppose that only 100 students were surveyed, with similar results, about how many students would say that a dog is their favorite type of pet?
 58
 60
 72
 46
 A group of five friends went out to lunch. The total bill for the lunch was $53.75. Their meals all cost about the same, so they wanted to split the bill evenly. Without considering tip, how much should each friend pay?
 $11.25
 $12.85
 $10.75
 $11.50
 The value of a computer is depreciated evenly over five years for tax purposes (meaning that every year the computer is worth less by the same amount and that it is worth $0 after five years). If a business paid $2,400 for a computer, how much will it have depreciated after 2 years?
 $480
 $1,200
 $820
 $960
 Steve earned a 96% on his first math test, a 74% on his second test, and an 85% on his third test. What is his test average?
 91%
 85%
 87%
 82%

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