Can You Pass This Trickiest Math Word Problems?

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1st Grade Math Quizzes & Trivia

Do you love solving puzzles or word problems? Are you smart enough to calculate numbers in mind? If yes, then attempt this quiz to test your analytical and problem-solving skills. Read the questions carefully as they are tricky. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1 + 7

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      7

    • E.

      10

    Correct Answer
    A. 8
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 8 because when you add 1 and 7 together, the sum is 8.

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  • 2. 

    9 + 3

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      10

    • E.

      9

    Correct Answer
    C. 12
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 12 because when you add 9 and 3 together, you get a sum of 12.

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  • 3. 

    Joe had 5 apples but Sara gave him 3 more. How many apples does Joe have now?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      8

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    D. 8
    Explanation
    Joe originally had 5 apples. Sara gave him 3 more apples. Therefore, Joe now has a total of 8 apples.

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  • 4. 

    Mary had 4 pencils and bought 6 more. How many pencils does Mary have total?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      11

    • E.

      15

    Correct Answer
    C. 10
    Explanation
    Mary had 4 pencils and bought 6 more, so she now has a total of 10 pencils.

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  • 5. 

    Sam adopted 3 cats. He feeds them a total of 3 cans of cat food a day and 2 boxes of cat food a week. How much cat food does he need to buy each week?

    • A.

      12 cans, 7 boxes

    • B.

      21 cans, 2 boxes

    • C.

      21 cans, 12 boxes

    • D.

      None of the above 

    Correct Answer
    B. 21 cans, 2 boxes
    Explanation
    Sam adopted 3 cats and feeds them a total of 3 cans of cat food a day. This means that each cat needs 1 can of cat food per day. Since there are 7 days in a week, Sam needs 3 cans x 7 days = 21 cans of cat food per week. Additionally, Sam feeds the cats 2 boxes of cat food per week. Therefore, the correct answer is 21 cans, 2 boxes.

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  • 6. 

    Caterpillars have 6 eyes and 4 to 8 feet. How many fewer eyes than legs would 4 eight-legged caterpillars have?

    • A.

      8 fewer eyes

    • B.

      6 fewer eyes

    • C.

      4 fewer eyes

    Correct Answer
    A. 8 fewer eyes
    Explanation
    The question states that caterpillars have 6 eyes and 4 to 8 feet. Since we are considering eight-legged caterpillars, we can assume they have 8 feet. Therefore, the caterpillars would have 8 fewer eyes than legs, resulting in 8 fewer eyes.

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  • 7. 

    If you catch 3 four-legged caterpillars and 7 six-legged caterpillars, how many legs do you have in all?

    • A.

      42 legs

    • B.

      12 legs

    • C.

      54 legs

    • D.

      One of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. 54 legs
    Explanation
    If you catch 3 four-legged caterpillars, each with 4 legs, you would have a total of 12 legs. If you catch 7 six-legged caterpillars, each with 6 legs, you would have a total of 42 legs. Adding these two totals together, you would have a total of 54 legs in all.

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  • 8. 

    Lucy's mom runs a daycare Monday through Friday. She cares for 5 children. The parents pay $200 a week for each child. How much money does she make each week?

    • A.

      $225

    • B.

      $500

    • C.

      $1,000

    • D.

      None of the above 

    Correct Answer
    C. $1,000
    Explanation
    Lucy's mom runs a daycare and cares for 5 children. Each parent pays $200 per week for their child's care. To calculate how much money Lucy's mom makes each week, we multiply the number of children (5) by the amount each parent pays ($200). Therefore, the total amount of money she makes each week is $1,000.

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  • 9. 

    There are 25 children, 5 parents, and 1 teacher going on the field trip. Six cars are available. How many children will be in each car?

    • A.

       5 children in each car

    • B.

      4 children in five cars, 5 children in one car

    • C.

      6 children in four cars, 2 children in cars

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 children in five cars, 5 children in one car
    Explanation
    Since there are 25 children and 6 cars available, we need to distribute the children evenly among the cars. If we divide 25 by 6, we get 4 with a remainder of 1. This means that we can have 4 children in each of the first five cars, and the remaining car will have 5 children. Therefore, the correct answer is "4 children in five cars, 5 children in one car."

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  • 10. 

    It is a fact that each person throws out about 3 pounds of garbage a day. How many pounds of garbage do 10 people throw out in 1 day?

    • A.

      13 pounds

    • B.

      30 pounds

    • C.

      33 pounds

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. 30 pounds
    Explanation
    Each person throws out about 3 pounds of garbage a day. Therefore, if there are 10 people, they would collectively throw out 10 x 3 = 30 pounds of garbage in 1 day.

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