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# Introductory Math Word Problems Practice Quiz

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## Introductory Math Word Problems Practice Quiz

This test has 30 multiple-choice questions, each corresponding to the topics covered in the 30 lessons of this book. Use this test to find out what you already know about solving math word problems, and to identify areas where there is room for improvement. Read and answer each problem carefully by selecting the best answer choice. Do not 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 finished the test, check your answers with the answer key at the end of the section. Do not worry if you did not get every question correct; solving math word problems can be tricky, and this is why you are using this book in the first place. Do note, however, the question numbers of any problems you did answer incorrectly. These problem numbers match the lessons containing the skills tested in the question.

### Quiz

1. Which statement means the same as "three less than a number, n"?
1. 3 – n
2. 3 ÷ n
3. n – 3
4. n < 3
2. Charlie has two choices of a lunch and three choices of a drink. How many different ways can he choose a lunch and a drink?
1. 3
2. 5
3. 6
4. 8
3. Gerry left his house and headed for the store with some money in his pocket. First, he spent of his money on new trading cards. Then, he spent \$1.00 on an ice cream cone. Finally, he spent \$2.00 on a drink. After this trip, he had \$7.00 left over. How much money did Gerry have before heading to the store?
1. \$7.00
2. \$20.00
3. \$24.00
4. \$40.00
4. There are 60 students in the school band and 70 students in the chorus. If there are 20 students in both band and chorus, how many students are in the chorus only?
1. 10 students
2. 20 students
3. 40 students
4. 50 students
5. There are 14 people who work in an office. If each person sends each other person at the office one e-mail on a particular day and there is only one e-mail between every possible pair, how many e-mails will be sent that day?
1. 14
2. 84
3. 105
4. 182
6. On Saturday, the low temperature was 9°. On Sunday, the low temperature was 14° below the low temperature on Saturday. What was the low temperature on Sunday?
1. –14
2. –5
3. 14
4. 25
7. A recipe that Carl is using calls for cup of sugar for each dozen cookies he makes. How many cups of sugar will he need to make three dozen cookies?
1. 2 cups
2. cups
3. cups
4. 3 cups
8. Six adults and five students are going to a show. If adult tickets cost \$7.50 each and student tickets cost \$5.25 each, how much money will the group spend on tickets?
1. \$12.75
2. \$63.75
3. \$71.25
4. \$76.50
9. If a car moving at a constant rate travels 385 miles in 7 hours, what is the rate of the car in miles per hour?
1. 55 miles per hour
2. 56 miles per hour
3. 57 miles per hour
4. 62 miles per hour
10. If 8 gallons of gasoline cost \$25.92, what is the cost of 15 gallons?
1. \$3.24
2. \$32.40
3. \$38.88
4. \$48.60
11. What is 40% of 50?
1. 20
2. 40
3. 60
4. 125
12. Jason is a salesperson and earns 4% commission on his total sales for each month. If he made a total of \$2,450 in sales this month, what is the amount of commission he earned?
1. \$40
2. \$61.50
3. \$98
4. \$980
13. The sum of 5 and two times a number is equal to 27. What is the number?
1. 11
2. 13.5
3. 19
4. 22
14. There are 193 students going on a school trip. If each bus can fit 51 students, what is the least number of buses they will need for the trip?
1. 2
2. 3
3. 4
4. 5
15. The speed of light can be expressed as 6.71 × 108 miles per hour in scientific notation. What is this number in standard notation?
1. 0.000000671
2. 0.0000000671
3. 67,100,000
4. 671,000,000
16. Janice mixes candy that costs \$2.00 per pound with candy that costs \$4.00 per pound. She buys twice as much of the \$2.00 per pound candy than she buys of the \$4.00 per pound candy. If she spent a total of \$32.00, how many pounds of the \$2.00 per pound candy did she buy?
1. 2 pounds
2. 4 pounds
3. 6 pounds
4. 8 pounds
17. Two angles are complementary. If the measure of one angle is 10 more than the measure of the other, what is the measure of the larger angle?
1. 10°
2. 40°
3. 50°
4. 90°
18. The measure of the second angle of a triangle is 20° more than the measure of the first angle of the triangle. The measure of the third angle of the triangle is 40° more than the measure of the first angle. What is the measure of the largest angle of this triangle?
1. 20°
2. 40°
3. 60°
4. 80°
19. The measure of angle A in parallelogram ABCD is 85°. What is the measure of angle D?
1. 85°
2. 95°
3. 265°
4. 275°
20. Two triangles are similar. The measures of the shortest sides of each triangle are 3 units and 6 units, respectively. If the measure of the longest side of the small triangle is 12, what is the measure of the longest side of the larger triangle?
1. 6
2. 18
3. 24
4. 30
21. The length of a rectangular picture frame is 5 inches more than twice the width. If the perimeter of the frame is 70 inches, what is the length of the frame?
1. 10 inches
2. 25 inches
3. 50 inches
4. 60 inches
22. The radius of a circle is 5 cm. What is the area in square units of the circle in terms of π?
1. 10π
2. 20π
3. 25π
23. Curtis wants to paint the ceiling of a room that has a length of 16 feet and a width of 10 feet. If one can of paint will cover about 75 square feet, what is the minimum number of cans that he needs?
1. 1
2. 2
3. 3
4. 4
24. Hope is covering a can in the shape of a cylinder with wrapping paper. What is the minimum amount of paper, to the nearest tenth of a square inch, that she will need if the can has a height of 4 inches and the base has a radius of 2 inches? Use 3.14159 for π and the formula SA = 2πr2 + πdh.
1. 25.1 square inches
2. 50.3 square inches
3. 75.4 square inches
4. 89.7 square inches
25. Katie is filling a container in the shape of a rectangular prism with popcorn. What is the volume of the container if the width is 3 inches, the length is 4 inches, and the height is 2.5 inches?
1. 9.5 cubic inches
2. 12 cubic inches
3. 30 cubic inches
4. 59 cubic inches
26. Jackson plots the two points (2,4) and (–3,5) on a coordinate plane. What is the slope of the line that would connect these two points?
1. –5
2. 5
27. 26. Jackson plots the two points (2,4) and (–3,5) on a coordinate plane. What is the slope of the line that would connect these two points?
28. Michael selects one letter from the word ALGEBRA. What is the probability that he selects a G or a vowel?
29. What is the total number of ways that five different books can be arranged on a shelf?
1. 5
2. 24
3. 25
4. 120
30. The heights of five people from Cheryl's class are 60 inches, 58 inches, 70 inches, 60 inches, and 63 inches. What height is the mode of this data?
1. 58 inches
2. 60 inches
3. 62.2 inches
4. 70 inches

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