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# Miscellaneous Math Practice Problems Set 9

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1. Emilio is 1 year 7 months old, and Brooke is 2 years 8 months old. How much older is Brooke than Emilio?
1. 1 year 1 month
2. 2 years
3. 1 month
4. 1 year 2 months
2. Fifth graders Kara and Rani both have lemonade stands. Kara sells her lemonade at five cents a glass, and Rani sells hers at seven cents a glass. Kara sold 17 glasses of lemonade today, and Rani sold 14 glasses. Who made the most money and by what amount?
1. Kara by 13 cents
2. Rani by 13 cents
3. Kara by 85 cents
4. Rani by 98 cents
3. A train travels 300 miles in six hours. If it was traveling at a constant speed the entire time, what was the speed of the train?
1. 50 miles per hour
2. 60 miles per hour
3. 180 miles per hour
4. 1,800 miles per hour
4. If Rita can run around the block five times in 20 minutes, how many times can she run around the block in one hour?
1. 10
2. 15
3. 50
4. 100
5. Which of the following number sentences is true?
1. 4 feet > 3 feet
2. 7 feet < 6 feet
3. 5 feet > 6 feet
4. 3 feet < 2 feet
6. Which of the following is a prime number?
1. 6
2. 9
3. 11
4. 27
7. Which of the following is a translation of the following sentence? Salwa (S) is ten years older than Roland (R).
1. 10 + S = R
2. S + R = 10
3. R – 10 = S
4. S = R + 10
8. How many ways can four students line up in a line, if the order matters?
1. 4
2. 8
3. 16
4. 24
9. At the movies, Lucinda bought food for herself and her friend Rae, including: one box of popcorn to share at \$5 a box, one box of Junior Mints for each of them at \$2 a box, and one soft drink for each at \$3 apiece. Rae bought a ticket for each at \$7 apiece. Who spent the most money and by how much?
1. Rae by \$3
2. Rae by \$7
3. Lucinda by \$1
4. Lucinda by \$2
10. One colony of bats consumes 36 tons of mosquitoes per year. At that rate, how many pounds of mosquitoes does the same colony consume in a month?
1. 36,000 pounds
2. 12,000 pounds
3. 6,000 pounds
4. 3,000 pounds
11. Which of the following answer choices is equivalent to 104?
1. 10 × 10 × 10 × 10
2. 10 × 4
3. (10 + 4) × 10
4. 10 + 4
12. How many acres are contained in a parcel 121 feet wide and 240 yards deep? (one acre = 43,560 square feet)
1. 1 acre
2. 2 acres
13. Land consisting of a quarter section is sold for \$1,850 per acre (one quarter section = 160 acres). The total sale price is
1. \$296,000
2. \$592,000
3. \$1,184,000
4. \$1,850,000
14. The dwarf planet Pluto is estimated at a mean distance of 3,666 million miles from the sun. The planet Mars is estimated at a mean distance of 36 million miles from the Sun. How much closer to the Sun is Mars than Pluto?
1. 36,300,000 million miles
2. 36,300 million miles
3. 3,630 million miles
4. 363 million miles
15. A rectangular tract of land measures 860 feet by 560 feet. Approximately how many acres is this? (one acre = 43,560 square feet)
1. 12.8 acres
2. 11.06 acres
3. 10.5 acres
4. 8.06 acres
16. A dormitory now houses 30 men and allows 42 square feet of space per man. If five more men are put into this dormitory, how much less space will each man have?
1. 5 square feet
2. 6 square feet
3. 7 square feet
4. 8 square feet

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