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# Miscellaneous Math Practice Problems Set 8

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1. Larry buys three puppies at the Furry Friends Kennel for a total cost of \$70. Two of the puppies are on sale for \$15 apiece. How much does the third puppy cost?
1. \$55
2. \$40
3. \$30
4. \$25
2. Use the following table to answer question 2.

3. Approximately what were the total taxes collected for January, February, and April?
1. \$78,000
2. \$98,000
3. \$105,000
4. \$115,000
4. If Linda purchases an item that costs \$30 or less, she will pay with cash.
5. If Linda purchases an item that costs between \$30 and \$70, she will pay with a check.

If Linda purchases an item that costs \$70 or greater, she will use a credit card.

If Linda recently paid for a certain item using a check, which of the following statements could be true?

1. The item cost \$80.
2. If the item had cost \$20 more, she would have paid with cash.
3. The item cost at least \$70.
4. The item cost more than \$25.
6. What is the next number in the following series? 3 16 6 12 12 8 —
1. 4
2. 15
3. 20
4. 24
7. Five people in Sonja's office are planning a party. Sonja will buy a loaf of French bread (\$3 per loaf) and a platter of cold cuts (\$23). Barbara will buy the soda (\$1 per person) and two boxes of crackers (\$2 per box).Mario and Rick will split the cost of two packages of Cheese Doodles (\$1 per package). Danica will supply a package of five paper plates (\$4 per package). How much more will Sonja spend than the rest of the office put together?
1. \$14
2. \$13
3. \$12
4. \$11
8. In the music department at a school, a music teacher counted the musical instruments and supplies in storage. There was:
• one violin valued at                               \$1,200
• two violin bows, each valued at             \$350
• three music stands, each valued at         \$55
• one trumpet valued at                           \$235
9. In addition, there were a number of supplies totaling \$125 and some sheet music worth \$75. What was the total value of the musical supplies and instruments in storage?

1. \$2,040
2. \$2,500
3. \$3,040
4. \$3,500
10. What is the value of the expression 5(40)?
1. 0
2. 1
3. 5
4. 20
11. If a population of yeast cells grows from 10 to 320 in a period of five hours, what is the rate of growth?
1. It doubles its numbers every hour.
2. It triples its numbers every hour.
3. It doubles its numbers every two hours.
4. It triples its numbers every two hours.
12. The number of red blood corpuscles in one cubic millimeter is about 5,000,000, and the number of white blood corpuscles in one cubic millimeter is about 8,000.What, then, is the ratio of white blood corpuscles to red blood corpuscles?
1. 1:625
2. 1:40
3. 4:10
4. 5:1,250
13. George has made a vow to jog for an average of one hour daily five days a week. He cut his workout short on Wednesday by 40 minutes, but was able to make up 20 minutes on Thursday and 13 minutes on Friday. How many minutes of jogging did George lose for the week?
1. 20 minutes
2. 13 minutes
3. 7 minutes
4. 3 minutes
14. Which of the following is equivalent to ?
15. Which of the following is an irrational number?
1. 0.333333…
2. 10.489
3. 0.101101110…
16. Joni is 5 feet 11 inches tall, and Pierre is 6 feet 5 inches tall. How much taller is Pierre than Joni?
1. 1 foot 7 inches
2. 1 foot
3. 7 inches
4. 6 inches
17. Marcia is 10 years older than Fred, who is 16. How old is Marcia?
1. 6 years old
2. 20 years old
3. 26 years old
4. 30 years old
18. Which of the following numbers can be divided evenly by 19?
1. 54
2. 63
3. 76
4. 82
19. Find the mode of the following set of numbers:
20. 8 4 6 12 9 9 4 4

1. 4
2. 6
3. 7
4. 9

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