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Math Word Problems Practice Quiz

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Math Word Problems Practice Quiz

This test has 30 multiple-choice questions and is in the same format as the introductory test (Introductory Math Word Problems Practice Quiz). Each question corresponds with the concepts studied in the lesson in this book with the same number. Take the test to identify your areas of improvement. You may also use the test to help indicate areas where there is room for some growth in the skills and strategies needed for solving math word problems.

Read and answer each problem carefully by selecting the best answer choice. Don't be afraid to show your work; it is the cornerstone of problem solving and will also help you to identify any mistakes. When you have completed the test, check your responses with the answer key at the end of the section. Each answer explanation uses the same format used for word-problem solving throughout the book. Use these steps to help create your plan for word-problem solving success.

Quiz

  1. Which statement means the same as "four more than five times a number, n"?
    1. 5n + 4
    2. 4n + 5
    3. n + 4
    4. 4(5n)
  2. Sarevah's team is playing in a soccer tournament. During the tournament, each team will play each of the other teams exactly once. If there are 5 teams in the tournament, what is the total number of games that will be layed during the tournament?
    1. 5 games
    2. 10 games
    3. 15 games
    4. 25 games
  3. Teresa has 6 more pencils in her case than Ken. Becky has twice as many pencils as Teresa. If Ken has 12 pencils, how many does Becky have?
    1. 12 pencils
    2. 18 pencils
    3. 24 pencils
    4. 36 pencils
  4. Kevin needs a ride and decides to take a taxicab. If it costs $6.50 to ride 4 miles in the cab, then what is the total amount it would cost to ride 16 miles at the same rate?
    1. $19.50
    2. $22.50
    3. $26.00
    4. $104.00
  5. Sherry has a bank that contains only quarters and dimes. There is a total of $2.40 in the bank. What is the greatest number of quarters that she could have in her bank?
    1. 7 quarters
    2. 8 quarters
    3. 9 quarters
    4. 10 quarters
  6. Todd is thinking of a number. His number is equal to two times the sum of 16 and 4. What is his number?
    1. 20
    2. 32
    3. 36
    4. 40
  7. A DVD player is on sale for of the original price. If the original price was $69, what is the sale price of the player?
    1. $23
    2. $34.50
    3. $46
    4. $92
  8. At a hot dog stand, Steve spent $18 on hot dogs for his family. If he bought a total of 8 hot dogs, how much did each one cost?
    1. $1.75
    2. $2.00
    3. $2.25
    4. $2.50
  9. The sale price for 4 pounds of bananas is $1.32. What is the cost for 1 pound of bananas?
    1. $0.33
    2. $0.53
    3. $0.92
    4. $1.36
  10. If 5 pounds of apples cost $8.45, what is the cost of 7 pounds?
    1. $1.69
    2. $8.52
    3. $9.15
    4. $11.83
  11. Fifteen is what percent of 60?
    1. 4%
    2. 15%
    3. 20%
    4. 25%
  12. On a science quiz, Peter received a 90%. If he answered 36 questions correctly and each question is worth the same number of points, what was the total number of questions on the test?
    1. 32 questions
    2. 38 questions
    3. 40 questions
    4. 46 questions
  13. The product of 6 and a number increased by 10 is equal to 8 times the number. What is the number?
    1. 1.4
    2. 2
    3. 5
    4. 6
  14. Joe wants to run at least 18 miles this week. If he runs 3 miles on Monday and twice as many miles on Wednesday, what is the minimum number of miles he still has to run this week to reach his goal?
    1. 6 miles
    2. 9 miles
    3. 12 miles
    4. 18 miles
  15. The distance from Earth to the sun is approximately 150,000,000 kilometers (km). What is this distance in scientific notation?
    1. 1.5 × 107 km
    2. 15.0 × 108 km
    3. 1.5 × 108 km
    4. 15 × 108 km
  16. Toby mixes coffee that costs $5 per pound with coffee that costs $7.50 per pound. He buys 4 more pounds of the coffee that costs $7.50 per pound than the coffee that costs $5 per pound. If he spends a total of $55 on coffee, how many pounds of coffee did he buy in all?
    1. 2 pounds
    2. 4 pounds
    3. 6 pounds
    4. 8 pounds
  17. Two angles are supplementary. If the measure of one angle is 30 degrees less than the measure of the other angle, what is the measure of the smaller angle?
    1. 30 degrees
    2. 75 degrees
    3. 105 degrees
    4. 180 degrees
  18. The measure of one angle of a triangle is 65 degrees, and the measure of the second angle is 10 degrees more than the first. What is the measure of the third angle of the triangle?
    1. 40 degrees
    2. 50 degrees
    3. 65 degrees
    4. 75 degrees
  19. The measure of angle in rhombus ABCD is equal to twice the measure of angle B. What is the measure of angle ?
    1. 30 degrees
    2. 60 degrees
    3. 90 degrees
    4. 120 degrees
  20. The ratio of the corresponding sides of two similar triangles is 1:4. What is the ratio of their perimeters?
    1. 1:2
    2. 1:4
    3. 1:8
    4. 1:16
  21. The measure of two different sides of an equilateral triangle can be expressed as 2x – 1 and 4x – 11. What is the measure of the perimeter of this triangle?
    1. 5
    2. 9
    3. 18
    4. 27
  22. The circumference of a circle is C = 16π. How many units is the radius of this circle?
    1. 4 units
    2. 8 units
    3. 16 units
    4. 32 units
  23. Richard is tiling a rectangular floor with a length of 12 feet and a width of 20 feet. If each tile will cover 4 square feet, how many tiles does he need?,/li>
    1. 20 tiles
    2. 24 tiles
    3. 60 tiles
    4. 240 tiles
  24. A box in the shape of a cube has an edge of 3 meters. How many square meters of paper would be needed to cover the entire cube?
    1. 9 m2
    2. 27 m2
    3. 54 m2
    4. 81 m2
  25. A toy box in the shape of a rectangular prism has a length of 4 feet, a width of 2 feet, and a height of 1.5 feet. What is the volume of the toy box?
    1. 12 cubic feet
    2. 15.5 cubic feet
    3. 24 cubic feet
    4. 34 cubic feet
  26. Kevin is graphing a figure with the points (–2,1), (–3,4), and (–8,8). In what quadrant is the figure located?
    1. Quadrant I
    2. Quadrant II
    3. Quadrant III
    4. Quadrant IV
  27. Larry is playing a board game and needs to roll a 3 on a regular die on his next turn in order to win the game. What is the probability that Larry will win the game on his next turn?
    1. 1
  28. There are 6 black marbles and 3 red marbles in a bag. A marble is selected, not replaced, and then another is selected. What is the probability that both marbles selected are red?
    1. 0
  29. Ted has 5 different shirts and 6 pairs of pants in his closet. How many different outfits can he make by selecting one shirt and one pair of pants?
    1. 6 outfits
    2. 11 outfits
    3. 30 outfits
    4. 36 outfits
  30. The elevations of 5 mountains are 29,035 feet, 28,169 feet, 27,765 feet, 27,920 feet, and 28,253. What is the median elevation of these mountains?
    1. 1,270 feet
    2. 28,169 feet
    3. 28,228 feet
    4. 28,253 feet
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