# Can You Pass This Trickiest Math Word Problems?

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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!

• 1.

### 1 + 7

• A.

8

• B.

6

• C.

3

• D.

7

• E.

10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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