Janaisa Harris, an experienced educator, has devoted 4 years to teaching high school math and 6 years to tutoring. She holds a bachelor's 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.
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Math Challenge Questions and Answers
1.
Which of these is in the form of a fraction?
A.
999/10
B.
4-Jan
C.
55
D.
215
Correct Answer
A. 999/10
Explanation A fraction consists of two parts: a numerator (the top number) and a denominator (the bottom number), separated by a horizontal line. In the given options, "999/10" is the only one presented in the form of a fraction. Here, 999 is the numerator, and 10 is the denominator. This fraction represents the ratio of 999 to 10, indicating that the whole is divided into 10 equal parts, and we have 999 of those parts. The other options ("4-Jan," "55," and "215") are not in fractional form; they are either numerical values or date representations.
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2.
Which are "like fractions"?
A.
10.5 And 12
B.
1.8 And 4
C.
1/100 And 9/4
D.
2/3 And 1/3
Correct Answer
D. 2/3 And 1/3
Explanation "Like fractions" are fractions that have the same denominator. In the context of the given options:10.5 and 12: These are not fractions; they are decimal numbers.1.8 and 4: These are not like fractions because they have different denominators.1/100 and 9/4: These are not like fractions because they have different denominators.2/3 and 1/3: These are like fractions because they share the same denominator, which is 3. The fractions 2/3 and 1/3 are like fractions because they represent parts of a whole divided into three equal parts.
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3.
Negative numbers are all less than what number?
A.
-22
B.
0
C.
-50
D.
-14
Correct Answer
B. 0
Explanation Negative numbers are all less than zero. Zero is not a negative number, but it is less than any positive number. Therefore, zero is the correct answer as it is the only option that is not a negative number.
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4.
A mixed number contains what two elements?
A.
3 And 10
B.
An Odd Number And A Decimal
C.
A Number Line And A Point
D.
A Whole Number And A Fraction
Correct Answer
D. A Whole Number And A Fraction
Explanation A mixed number is a combination of a whole number and a fraction. It is written in the form of a whole number followed by a fraction, such as 3 1/2. The whole number represents the number of whole units, while the fraction represents the part of a whole unit. Therefore, the correct answer is "A Whole Number And A Fraction."
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5.
In the equation 3 x 3 = 9, which number is the product?
A.
6
B.
0
C.
9
D.
1
Correct Answer
C. 9
Explanation The equation 3 x 3 = 9 represents multiplication, where the number 3 is being multiplied by itself. The product is the result of the multiplication, which in this case is 9.
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6.
The product of any number and the number one (1) is what?
A.
That Number
B.
Fifty
C.
Zero
D.
Two
Correct Answer
A. That Number
7.
Which polygon has eight sides?
A.
Triangle
B.
Cube
C.
Octagon
D.
Square
Correct Answer
C. Octagon
Explanation An octagon is a polygon with eight sides. It is a shape that has eight straight sides of equal length. Therefore, the correct answer to the question "Which polygon has eight sides?" is octagon.
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8.
Which among the following is the largest?
A.
Meter
B.
Decimeter
C.
Kilometer
D.
Centimeter
Correct Answer
C. Kilometer
Explanation The kilometer is the largest unit of measurement among the options given. It is larger than a meter, decimeter, and centimeter. Kilometer is a unit used to measure longer distances, while meter, decimeter, and centimeter are used for shorter distances. Therefore, the kilometer is the correct answer as it represents the largest unit of measurement in this context.
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9.
What is one-half of a single foot?
A.
6 Inches
B.
15 Inches
C.
12 Inches
D.
18 Inches
Correct Answer
A. 6 Inches
10.
Referring to the United States' measurement system, how many ounces are in a pound?
A.
16
B.
4
C.
12
D.
8
Correct Answer
A. 16
11.
Which of the following is a measure used for distance?
A.
Hectare
B.
Ounce
C.
Meter
D.
Liter
Correct Answer
C. Meter
Explanation Meter is a measure used for distance. It is a unit of length in the metric system and is commonly used to measure the distance between two points. It is a fundamental unit of measurement and is widely used in various fields such as engineering, physics, and everyday life.
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12.
How many inches are there in one foot?
A.
12 Inches
B.
6 Inches
C.
2 Inches
D.
20 Inches
Correct Answer
A. 12 Inches
13.
If an item costs $1.29, how much change would you get if you paid with two $1 bills?
A.
0.61
B.
1.71
C.
0.71
D.
0.8100000000000001
Correct Answer
C. 0.71
Explanation If an item costs $1.29 and you pay with two $1 bills, you would get $0.71 in change. To calculate this, subtract the cost of the item ($1.29) from the amount you paid ($2.00). The difference is $0.71, which is the correct answer.
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14.
If a lamp uses three 60-watt bulbs, how much total power does it require?
A.
20 Watts
B.
60 Watts
C.
180 Watts
D.
120 Watts
Correct Answer
C. 180 Watts
Explanation The correct answer is 180 Watts because if a lamp uses three 60-watt bulbs, the total power required is calculated by multiplying the wattage of each bulb by the number of bulbs. Therefore, 60 watts multiplied by 3 bulbs equals 180 watts.
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15.
If a cup of lemonade costs $0.25, how many must you sell to earn $3.50?
A.
12 Cups
B.
16 Cups
C.
10 Cups
D.
14 Cups
Correct Answer
D. 14 Cups
Explanation To earn $3.50 by selling cups of lemonade at $0.25 each, you need to divide the total earnings by the price per cup. In this case, $3.50 divided by $0.25 equals 14 cups. Therefore, you must sell 14 cups of lemonade to earn $3.50.
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Janaisa Harris |BA (Mathematics)|
High School Math Teacher
Janaisa Harris, an experienced educator, has devoted 4 years to teaching high school math and 6 years to tutoring. She holds a bachelor's 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.
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