# Mathematics Challenge Trivia Quiz Questions!

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• 1.

### What number does the Roman numeral "X" stand for?

• A.

Five

• B.

50

• C.

10

• D.

One

C. 10
Explanation
The Roman numeral "X" stands for the number 10. In the Roman numeral system, "X" represents the value of 10.

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• 2.

### What number comes next in this sequence: 8, 16, 32, 64...?

• A.

1024

• B.

84

• C.

48

• D.

128

D. 128
Explanation
The sequence is formed by multiplying each number by 2. Starting with 8, the next number is obtained by multiplying 8 by 2, which equals 16. Continuing this pattern, the subsequent numbers are obtained by multiplying the previous number by 2. Therefore, the next number in the sequence is 64 multiplied by 2, which equals 128.

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• 3.

### If your drive to work is 14 miles each way, and you work five days, how far do you drive each week?

• A.

70 Miles

• B.

280 Miles

• C.

140 Miles

• D.

28 Miles

C. 140 Miles
Explanation
If the drive to work is 14 miles each way, and the person works five days a week, then the total distance driven each day is 14 miles x 2 (round trip) = 28 miles. Since the person works five days a week, the total distance driven each week is 28 miles x 5 days = 140 miles.

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• 4.

### How long will it take Shelly to mow the 40 sq ft lawn, if she can mow 5 sq ft of lawn in 20 minutes?

• A.

2 Hours And 40 Minutes

• B.

3 Hours And 10 Minutes

• C.

2 Hours

• D.

2 Hours And 20 Minutes

A. 2 Hours And 40 Minutes
Explanation
Shelly can mow 5 sq ft of lawn in 20 minutes. Therefore, in 1 hour (60 minutes), she can mow 15 sq ft of lawn. Since the lawn is 40 sq ft, it will take Shelly 2 hours (120 minutes) to mow the entire lawn. Additionally, she will need an extra 40 minutes to reach a total of 160 minutes, which is equivalent to 2 hours and 40 minutes.

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• 5.

### A latte costs \$3.50, how much will it cost to buy lattes for your 3 best friends and yourself?

• A.

10.5

• B.

14

• C.

12

• D.

16

B. 14
Explanation
To calculate the total cost of buying lattes for 3 best friends and yourself, you need to multiply the cost of one latte by the total number of lattes. Since each latte costs \$3.50 and you are buying 4 lattes in total (3 for your friends and 1 for yourself), the total cost will be 4 multiplied by \$3.50, which equals \$14.

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• 6.

### You loaned \$500 and you want the payment back in 4 equal payments, how much is each payment?

• A.

100

• B.

150

• C.

75

• D.

125

D. 125
Explanation
The loaned amount is \$500 and you want to divide it into 4 equal payments. To find out the amount of each payment, you divide \$500 by 4, which gives you \$125. Therefore, each payment will be \$125.

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• 7.

### If your grocery bill was \$97.29 how much change would you get back if you give the cashier \$100?

• A.

3.71

• B.

2.81

• C.

3.81

• D.

2.71

D. 2.71
Explanation
If your grocery bill was \$97.29 and you give the cashier \$100, the change you would get back is the difference between the amount you gave and the bill amount. Therefore, the correct answer is 2.71, as it is the difference between \$100 and \$97.29.

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• 8.

### If a 12-pack of batteries costs \$18.00, what is the cost per battery?

• A.

1.5

• B.

4.5

• C.

1

• D.

2

A. 1.5
Explanation
The cost per battery can be found by dividing the total cost of the 12-pack of batteries (\$18.00) by the number of batteries in the pack (12). This calculation gives us \$1.50 per battery, which is equivalent to 1.5.

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• 9.

### How much does an item cost on average if the item normally costs \$3 but is buy 2, get 1 free?

• A.

6

• B.

4

• C.

2

• D.

3

C. 2
Explanation
If the item normally costs \$3 but is buy 2, get 1 free, it means that for every 2 items purchased, 1 item is given for free. Therefore, when buying 3 items, the cost will be \$6 (2*\$3). So, on average, each item will cost \$2 (\$6/3).

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• 10.

### How many apples are needed in a fruit bowl containing six oranges for a dinner party of twelve?

• A.

3 Apples

• B.

6 Apples

• C.

5 Apples

• D.

4 Apples

B. 6 Apples
Explanation
To have a fruit bowl containing six oranges for a dinner party of twelve, you would need enough apples to match the number of oranges. Since there are six oranges, you would need six apples to have an equal number of each fruit. Therefore, the answer is 6 Apples.

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• 11.

### If Jill got 846 votes and Joe got 711 votes, by how many votes did Jill win?

• A.

259

• B.

199

• C.

328

• D.

135

D. 135
Explanation
Jill won the election by 135 votes. This can be calculated by subtracting Joe's vote count (711) from Jill's vote count (846). The difference between their vote counts is 135, indicating that Jill won by that margin.

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• 12.

### How much do you spend at a sale if you buy four books for \$2 each and a calculator for \$5?

• A.

18

• B.

10

• C.

8

• D.

13

D. 13
Explanation
If you buy four books for \$2 each, you would spend 4 * \$2 = \$8 on the books. Additionally, if you buy a calculator for \$5, you would spend \$8 + \$5 = \$13 in total. Therefore, the correct answer is 13.

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• 13.

### How many flowers are in a bouquet containing 3 roses, 10 carnations and 2 tulips?

• A.

21 Flowers

• B.

15 Flowers

• C.

18 Flowers

• D.

17 Flowers

B. 15 Flowers
• 14.

### If six bananas are in a bag, how many bananas do you have in a dozen bags?

• A.

72

• B.

18

• C.

144

• D.

60

A. 72
Explanation
If there are six bananas in one bag, and we have a dozen bags, then we can calculate the total number of bananas by multiplying the number of bananas in one bag (6) by the number of bags (12). Therefore, the total number of bananas in a dozen bags would be 72.

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• 15.

### How much will it cost to copy a 38-page report at 10 cents per page?

• A.

3.8

• B.

2.4

• C.

3.1

• D.

1.38

A. 3.8
Explanation
To calculate the cost of copying a 38-page report at 10 cents per page, we multiply the number of pages (38) by the cost per page (10 cents). This gives us 380 cents. To convert cents to dollars, we divide by 100. Therefore, the cost of copying the report is \$3.80.

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• 16.

### How many pins does a bowler knock down if he gets 5 on his first ball and 3 on his second ball?

• A.

9 Pins

• B.

7 Pins

• C.

18 Pins

• D.

8 Pins

D. 8 Pins
Explanation
The bowler knocks down 5 pins on his first ball and 3 pins on his second ball. Therefore, the total number of pins knocked down is 5 + 3 = 8 pins.

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