10 Questions

This quiz has 10 questions; all word problems. Have a paper and pencil handy!

Questions and Answers

- 1.Three ducks and two ducklings weigh 32 kg. Four ducks and three ducklings weigh 44kg. All ducks weigh the same and all ducklings weigh the same. What is the weight of two ducks and one duckling?
- A.
15kgs

- B.
18 kgs

- C.
20 kgs

- D.
10kgs

- 2.It takes one man one day to dig a 2m x 2m x 2m hole. How long does it take 3 men working at the same rate to dig a 4m x 4m x 4m hole?
- A.
2 1/2 days

- B.
2 2/3 days

- C.
1/2 day

- D.
1 7/8 days

- 3.A farmer grows 252 kilograms of apples. He sells them to a grocer who divides them into 5 kilogram and 2 kilogram bags. If the grocer uses the same number of 5 kg bags as 2kg bags, then how many bags did he use in all?
- A.
72 bags

- B.
70 bags

- C.
60 bags

- D.
65 bags

- 4.A 800 seat multiplex is divided into 3 theatres. There are 270 seats in Theatre 1, and there are 150 more seats in Theatre 2 than in Theatre 3. How many seats are in Theatre 2?
- A.
300 seats

- B.
340 seats

- C.
210 seats

- D.
350 seats

- 5.In 1969 the price of 5 kilograms of flour was $0.75. In 1970 the price was increased 15 percent. In 1971, the 1970 price was decreased by 5 percent. What was the price of 5 kilograms of flour in 1971?
- A.
$0.90

- B.
$1.00

- C.
$0.86

- D.
$0.82

- 6.Mary has $50.00. She goes to the mall and buys lipstick and then she buys shampoo, which is half the price of the lipstick. She then spends half of what she has left on a purse, leaving her with $15.00. How much did the shampoo cost? How much did the lipstick cost?
- A.
$7.00;$15.00

- B.
$6.67;$13.33

- C.
$13.33;$6.67

- D.
$13.33 for both

- 7.Stephanie had $40.00 savings. Her mother gave her another $30.00 and her grandmother gave her $10.00 to buy a pair of cleats. The pair of cleats Stephanie wants costs $54.99. If Stephanie buys the cleats at a no TAX sale, write an equation using a variable to describe the amount of money that Stephanie will have to contribute from her savings. Solve for the variable.
- A.
$30.00 + $10.00 = $40.00 $40.00 + x = $54.99 x = $14.99

- B.
$30.00 + $10.00 = $40.00 $40.00 + x = $54.99 x = $15.00

- 8.The rent-a-stall horse barn has stalls for 1000 horses. Forty percent of the stalls are for ponies. On Tuesday, there were 200 ponies and a bunch of quarter horses at the horse barn. The horse barn was 75 percent full. How many quarter horses were in the stalls?
- A.
700 quarter horses

- B.
550 quarter horses

- C.
200 quarter horses

- D.
555 quarter horses

- 9.A rectangular chalk board is 3 times as long as it is wide. If it were 3 metres shorter and 3 metres wider, it would be square. What are the dimensions of the chalk board?
- A.
3 meters wide;9 meters long

- B.
2 meters wide;6 meters long

- C.
9 meters wide;3 meters long

- D.
6 meters wide;2 meters long

- 10.Three people share a car for a period of one year and the mean number of kilometers travelled by each person is 152 per month. How many kilometers will be travelled in one year?
- A.
6049 km/year

- B.
6000 km/year

- C.
5500 km/year

- D.
5472 km/year