5th Grade Math Trivia Questions

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Do you consider yourself smarter than a 5th grader? Can you answer all trivia questions correctly from this 5th-grade math quiz? Play the quiz and check it out for yourself. There is no better grade to find your love for mathematics than the fifth grade. This is where you get introduced to some fun math problems. We have designed the quiz below to help you test out your math skills so far. Give it a go and see if you need more practice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many gallons are in 20 quarts?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      2.5

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    There are 4 quarts in a gallon, so to find the number of gallons in 20 quarts, we divide 20 by 4. The result is 5, meaning that there are 5 gallons in 20 quarts.

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  • 2. 

    What is the area of a triangle that has a base of 8 feet and a height of 9 feet?

    • A.

      17 Square Feet

    • B.

      36 Feet

    • C.

      72 Square Feet

    • D.

      36 Square Feet

    Correct Answer
    D. 36 Square Feet
    Explanation
    The area of a triangle is calculated by multiplying the base and the height of the triangle and dividing the result by 2. In this case, the base is 8 feet and the height is 9 feet. So, the area of the triangle is (8 * 9) / 2 = 36 square feet.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these fractions is largest?

    • A.

      7/8

    • B.

      13/16

    • C.

      63/80

    • D.

      31/40

    Correct Answer
    A. 7/8
    Explanation
    The fraction 7/8 is the largest because the numerator (7) is the highest among all the fractions, while the denominators are the same for all the fractions. Therefore, the fraction with the highest numerator will be the largest.

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  • 4. 

    How to write 72 inches in feet?

    • A.

      6 Feet

    • B.

      7 Feet

    • C.

      10 Feet

    • D.

      8 Feet 

    Correct Answer
    A. 6 Feet
    Explanation
    To convert inches to feet, divide the number of inches by 12. In this case, 72 inches divided by 12 equals 6 feet. Therefore, the correct answer is 6 feet.

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  • 5. 

    What is another way to write the ratio "1 to 5"?

    • A.

      5:1

    • B.

      5X1

    • C.

      1:5

    • D.

      5/1

    Correct Answer
    C. 1:5
    Explanation
    Another way to write the ratio "1 to 5" is 1:5.

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  • 6. 

    How many pounds are in 3.5 tons?

    • A.

      700 (approx)

    • B.

      350 (approx)

    • C.

      3500 (approx)

    • D.

      7000 (approx)

    Correct Answer
    D. 7000 (approx)
    Explanation
    There are 2000 pounds in one ton. Therefore, to convert tons to pounds, you would multiply the number of tons by 2000. In this case, 3.5 tons multiplied by 2000 equals 7000 pounds.

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  • 7. 

    Which point will satisfy the equation: x + y = 5?

    • A.

      (1, 4)

    • B.

      (4, 2)

    • C.

      (6, 1)

    • D.

      (2, 4)

    Correct Answer
    A. (1, 4)
    Explanation
    The point (1, 4) satisfies the equation x + y = 5 because when we substitute x = 1 and y = 4 into the equation, we get 1 + 4 = 5, which is true.

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  • 8. 

    Which amount is largest?

    • A.

      1 Decigram

    • B.

      1 Gram

    • C.

      1 Milligram

    • D.

      1 Centigram

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 Gram
    Explanation
    The gram is the largest unit of measurement among the options given. A decigram is one-tenth of a gram, a milligram is one-thousandth of a gram, and a centigram is one-hundredth of a gram. Therefore, 1 gram is the largest amount.

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  • 9. 

    What is 1 1/2 times 2 1/4?

    • A.

      3 1/8

    • B.

      3 16666666666667/100000000000000

    • C.

      3 3/8

    • D.

      2 7/8

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 3/8
    Explanation
    To find the product of two mixed numbers, we multiply the whole numbers together, multiply the fractions together, and then add the two results. In this case, multiplying 1 1/2 by 2 1/4 gives us 3, multiplying 1/2 by 1/4 gives us 1/8, and adding these results gives us 3 1/8. However, none of the given options match this answer. Therefore, the correct answer is not available.

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  • 10. 

    Within the same day, how much time will pass between 2:15 PM and 5:15 PM?

    • A.

      3 Hours 15 Minutes

    • B.

      2 Hours 45 Minutes

    • C.

      3 Hours

    • D.

      2 Hours 15 Minutes

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 Hours
    Explanation
    Between 2:15 PM and 5:15 PM, a total of 3 hours will pass. This is because the time difference between the two given times is exactly 3 hours.

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  • 11. 

    What is 7 x 3/5?

    • A.

      21/25

    • B.

      21/35

    • C.

      35/3

    • D.

      21/5

    Correct Answer
    D. 21/5
    Explanation
    To find the product of 7 and 3/5, we multiply the whole number by the numerator and divide the result by the denominator. So, 7 multiplied by 3 is 21. Dividing 21 by 5 gives us 4 with a remainder of 1. Therefore, the answer is 21/5.

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  • 12. 

    What is 1/4 + 1/3 in lowest terms?

    • A.

      2/3

    • B.

      12/7

    • C.

      7/12

    • D.

      4/3

    Correct Answer
    C. 7/12
    Explanation
    To add fractions, we need a common denominator. The common denominator for 1/4 and 1/3 is 12. So, we convert 1/4 to 3/12 and 1/3 to 4/12. Adding these fractions together gives us 7/12. Therefore, the correct answer is 7/12.

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  • 13. 

    What is 2/3 times 1/4 in lowest terms?

    • A.

      1/3

    • B.

      1/6

    • C.

      2/6

    • D.

      4/6

    Correct Answer
    B. 1/6
    Explanation
    To find the product of two fractions, we multiply their numerators together and their denominators together. In this case, multiplying 2/3 and 1/4 gives us (2*1)/(3*4), which simplifies to 2/12. To express this fraction in lowest terms, we can divide both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common divisor, which is 2. Dividing 2/12 by 2 gives us 1/6, which is the final answer.

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  • 14. 

    What is 1/2 times 1/3 in lowest terms?

    • A.

      1/5

    • B.

      1/12

    • C.

      1/6

    • D.

      1/5

    Correct Answer
    C. 1/6
    Explanation
    To find the product of two fractions, you multiply their numerators and denominators. In this case, multiplying 1/2 and 1/3 gives (1*1)/(2*3) = 1/6. This fraction cannot be simplified further, so it is already in its lowest terms. Therefore, the correct answer is 1/6.

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  • 15. 

    What is 1/5 times 7/9 in lowest terms?

    • A.

      7/14

    • B.

      7/45

    • C.

      14/90

    • D.

      45/7

    Correct Answer
    B. 7/45
    Explanation
    To find the product of two fractions, we multiply the numerators together and the denominators together. In this case, we multiply 1/5 by 7/9. The numerator becomes 1 * 7 = 7, and the denominator becomes 5 * 9 = 45. Therefore, 1/5 times 7/9 is equal to 7/45.

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Janaisa Harris |BA-Mathematics |
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Ms. Janaisa Harris, an experienced educator, has devoted 4 years to teaching high school math and 6 years to tutoring. She holds a degree in Mathematics (Secondary Education, and Teaching) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is currently employed at Wilson County School (NC) as a mathematics teacher. She is now broadening her educational impact by engaging in curriculum mapping for her county. This endeavor enriches her understanding of educational strategies and their implementation. With a strong commitment to quality education, she actively participates in the review process of educational quizzes, ensuring accuracy and relevance to the curriculum.

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