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Miscellaneous Math Practice Problems Set 7

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

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Problems

  1. An elevator sign reads "Maximum weight 600 pounds." Which of the following may ride the elevator?
    1. three people: one weighing 198 pounds, one weighing 185 pounds, one weighing 200 pounds
    2. one person weighing 142 pounds with a load weighing 500 pounds
    3. one person weighing 165 pounds with a load weighing 503 pounds
    4. three people: one weighing 210 pounds, one weighing 101 pounds, one weighing 298 pounds
  2. Darlene was hired to teach three identical math courses, which entailed being present in the classroom 48 hours altogether. At $35 per class hour, how much did Darlene earn for teaching one course?
    1. $105
    2. $560
    3. $840
    4. $1,680
  3. Carmella and Mariah got summer jobs at the ice cream shop and were supposed to work 15 hours per week each for eight weeks. During that time, Mariah was ill for one week and Carmella took her shifts. How many hours did Carmella work during the eight weeks?
    1. 120 hours
    2. 35 hours
    3. 150 hours
    4. 185 hours
  4. Jerry's Fish Market was shipped 400 pounds of cod packed into 20-pound crates. How many crates were needed for the shipment?
    1. 80 crates
    2. 40 crates
    3. 20 crates
    4. 10 crates
  5. Which of the following is a translation of the statement "Twice the sum of six and four"?
    1. 2 + 6 + 4
    2. 2 × 6 + 4
    3. 2(6 + 4)
    4. (2 × 6) × 4
  6. Rashaard went fishing six days in the month of June. He caught eleven, four, zero, five, four, and six fish respectively. On the days that Rashaard fished, what was his average catch?
    1. 4
    2. 5
    3. 6
    4. 7
  7. Answer question 7 on the basis of the following paragraph.

    Basic cable television service, which includes 16 channels, costs $15 a month. The initial labor fee to install the service is $25.A $65 deposit is required but will be refunded within two years if the customer's bills are paid in full. Other cable services may be added to the basic service: The movie channels service is $9.40 a month; the news channels are $7.50 a month; the arts channels are $5.00 a month; and the sports channels are $4.80 a month.

  8. A customer's first bill after having cable television installed totaled $112.50. This customer chose basic cable and one additional cable service. Which additional service was chosen?
    1. the news channels
    2. the movie channels
    3. the arts channels
    4. the sports channels
  9. An army food supply truck can carry three tons. A breakfast ration weighs 12 ounces, and the other two daily meals weigh 18 ounces each. Assuming each soldier gets 3 meals per day, on a 10-day trip, how many soldiers can be supplied by one truck?
    1. 100
    2. 150
    3. 200
    4. 320
  10. Meda arrived at work at 8:14 A.M., and Kirstin arrived at 9:12 A.M. How long had Meda been at work when Kirstin got there?
    1. 1 hour 8 minutes
    2. 1 hour 2 minutes
    3. 58 minutes
    4. 30 minutes
  11. A clerk can process 26 forms per hour. If 5,600 forms must be processed in an eight-hour day, how many clerks must you hire for that day?
    1. 24
    2. 25
    3. 26
    4. 27
  12. How many different meals can be ordered from a restaurant if there are three choices of soup, five choices of entrées, and two choices of dessert if a meal consists of a soup, entrée, and dessert?
    1. 10
    2. 15
    3. 30
    4. 60
  13. Which of the following best represents the following sentence? Rachel (R) had three apples and ate one.
    1. R = 3 – 1
    2. 3 – 2 = R
    3. R = 3 × 2
    4. 3R – 2
  14. A uniform requires 4 square yards of cloth. To produce uniforms for 84,720 troops, how much cloth is required?
    1. 21,180 square yards
    2. 21,880 square yards
    3. 338,880 square yards
    4. 340,880 square yards
  15. Marty left his workplace at 5:16 P.M. on Thursday and returned at 7:58 A.M. on Friday. How much time elapsed between the time Marty left work on Thursday to the time he returned on Friday?
    1. 2 hours 42 minutes
    2. 13 hours 42 minutes
    3. 14 hours 42 minutes
    4. 14 hours 52 minutes
  16. Evaluate the expression: | –14 | + –5
    1. –19
    2. 19
    3. 9
    4. –9
    The cost of a certain type of fruit is displayed in the following table.
  17. Based on the table, estimate the cost for 4 pounds 8 ounces of the same type of fruit.
    1. $1.24
    2. $1.32
    3. $1.35
    4. $1.42
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