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Miscellaneous Math Word Problems Practice Questions Set 1

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Updated on Sep 23, 2011

Miscellaneous Math Word Problems

This set of practice problem consists of 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. Bonnie has twice as many cousins as Robert. George has 5 cousins, which is 9 less than Bonnie has. How many cousins does Robert have?
    1. 17
    2. 22
    3. 4
    4. 7
  2. Oscar sold 2 glasses of milk for every 5 sodas he sold. If he sold 10 glasses of milk, how many sodas did he sell?
    1. 45
    2. 20
    3. 25
    4. 10
  3. Justin earned scores of 85, 92, and 95 on his science tests. What does he need to earn on his next science test to have an average (arithmetic mean) of 93%?
    1. 93
    2. 100
    3. 85
    4. 96
  4. Brad's class collected 270 cans of food. They boxed them in boxes of 30 cans each. How many boxes did they need?
    1. 240
    2. 10
    3. 9
    4. 5
  5. Joey participated in a dance-a-thon. His team started dancing at 10 a.m. on Friday and stopped at 6 p.m. on Saturday. How many hours did Joey's team dance?
    1. 52
    2. 56
    3. 30
    4. 32
  6. Which expression has an answer of 18?
    1. 2 × 5 + 4
    2. 2 × (4 + 5)
    3. 5 × (2 + 4)
    4. 4 × 2 + 5
  7. Callie's grandmother pledged $0.50 for every mile Callie walked in her walk-a-thon. Callie walked 9 miles. How much does her grandmother owe?
    1. $4.50
    2. $18.00
    3. $5.00
    4. $9.00
  8. What is the square root of 64?
    1. 16
    2. 128
    3. 32
    4. 8
  9. Mr. Brown plowed 6 acres in 1 hour. At this rate, how long will it take him to plow 21 acres?
    1. 3 hours
    2. 4 hours
    3. 3.5 hours
    4. 4.75 hours
  10. What is the prime factorization of 84?
    1. 42 × 2
    2. 2 × 2 × 4 × 6
    3. 2 × 7 × 6
    4. 2 × 2 × 3 × 7
  11. What is 25?
    1. 10
    2. 64
    3. 32
    4. 16
  12. The low temperature in Anchorage, Alaska today was –8°F. The low temperature in Los Angeles, California was 63°F. What is the difference in the two low temperatures?
    1. 55°
    2. 71°
    3. 61°
    4. 14°
  13. The Robin's Nest Nursing Home had a fundraising goal of $9,500. By the end of the fundraiser, they had exceeded their goal by $2,100. How much did they raise?
    1. $7,400
    2. $13,600
    3. $10,600
    4. $11,600
  14. Mount Everest is 29,028 ft high. Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,340 ft high. How much taller is Mount Everest?
    1. 9,688 feet
    2. 10,328 feet
    3. 11,347 feet
    4. 6,288 feet
  15. The area of a square is 36 cm2. What is the length of one side of the square?
    1. 6 cm
    2. 9 cm
    3. 18 cm
    4. 24 cm
  16. Mrs. Farrell's class has 26 students. Only 21 were present on Monday. How many were absent?
    1. 15
    2. 5
    3. 4
    4. 16
  17. Lucy's youth group raised $1,569 for charity. They decided to split the money evenly among 3 charities. How much will each charity receive?
    1. $784.50
    2. $423.00
    3. $523.00
    4. $341.00
  18. Jason made 9 two-point baskets and 3 three-point baskets in Friday's basketball game. He did not score any other points. How many points did he score?
    1. 21
    2. 12
    3. 24
    4. 27
  19. Jeff left Hartford at 2:15 p.m. and arrived in Boston at 4:45 p.m. How long did the drive take him?
    1. 2.5 hours
    2. 2.3 hours
    3. 3.25 hours
    4. 2.75 hours
  20. Shane rolls a die numbered 1 through 6. What is the probability Shane rolls a 3?
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