# Real Life Math Application Test

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Questions: 15 | Attempts: 644  Settings  Almost every one of us has studied Mathematics in school. Some of us were even good at it. But, do you actually imply what was taught in your daily life? Take this test about mathematical applications in real life to get a better idea of how math helps us all on our regular days.

• 1.

### What is the value of two dimes and three nickels?

• A.

0.25

• B.

0.4

• C.

0.35

• D.

0.3

C. 0.35
Explanation
The value of two dimes is 20 cents (10 cents + 10 cents) and the value of three nickels is 15 cents (5 cents + 5 cents + 5 cents). Adding these two amounts together gives a total value of 35 cents, which is represented by the answer 0.35.

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• 2.

### If your cell phone plan includes 500 minutes and you have used 180, how much time do you have left?

• A.

408 Minutes

• B.

440 Minutes

• C.

320 Minutes

• D.

220 Minutes

C. 320 Minutes
Explanation
If the cell phone plan includes 500 minutes and 180 minutes have already been used, then the remaining minutes can be calculated by subtracting the used minutes from the total minutes. Therefore, the correct answer is 320 minutes.

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• 3.

### How much would a three-topping pizza cost if toppings are \$1.00 each and the cheese pizza is \$7.99?

• A.

8.02

• B.

8.99

• C.

11.99

• D.

10.99

D. 10.99
Explanation
The cheese pizza costs \$7.99 and each topping costs \$1.00. Since there are three toppings, the total cost of the toppings would be \$3.00. Adding this to the cost of the cheese pizza, the total cost of the three-topping pizza would be \$7.99 + \$3.00 = \$10.99.

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• 4.

### If the paper costs \$1.50 on Sundays and 50 cents other days, how much does a week of papers cost?

• A.

4.5

• B.

1

• C.

2

• D.

3.5

A. 4.5
Explanation
The cost of the paper is \$1.50 on Sundays and 50 cents on other days. To calculate the cost of a week of papers, we need to consider that there are 7 days in a week. So, we multiply the cost of Sunday's paper (\$1.50) by 1 (for 1 Sunday) and the cost of other days' paper (50 cents) by 6 (for 6 other days). Adding these amounts together, we get \$1.50 + \$0.50 * 6 = \$1.50 + \$3.00 = \$4.50. Therefore, a week of papers costs \$4.50.

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• 5.

### If your brunch was 1,350 calories and dinner was 1,100 calories, how many calories did you eat?

• A.

250

• B.

2,050

• C.

2,450

• D.

3,450

C. 2,450
Explanation
The correct answer is 2,450. To find the total number of calories eaten, you need to add the calories from brunch and dinner. Adding 1,350 and 1,100 gives a total of 2,450 calories.

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• 6.

### How much will a taxi ride of eight miles cost, if you pay 50 cents per mile with a \$5 minimum?

• A.

5

• B.

4

• C.

8.5

• D.

8

A. 5
Explanation
The cost of a taxi ride is calculated by multiplying the number of miles by the cost per mile. In this case, the cost per mile is 50 cents. Since the ride is eight miles long, the total cost would be 8 multiplied by 50 cents, which equals \$4. However, there is a \$5 minimum charge, so even though the ride would normally cost \$4, the minimum charge of \$5 applies. Therefore, the cost of the taxi ride would be \$5.

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• 7.

### If Belle read 320 pages of a book, and Carlos read 105 pages, how much farther did Belle read?

• A.

85 Pages

• B.

425 Pages

• C.

215 Pages

• D.

125 Pages

C. 215 Pages
Explanation
Belle read 320 pages of a book and Carlos read 105 pages. To find out how much farther Belle read, we need to subtract Carlos' pages from Belle's pages. So, 320 - 105 = 215. Therefore, Belle read 215 pages farther than Carlos.

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• 8.

### If a pizza has three servings of 600 calories each, how many calories are in the whole pizza?

• A.

3,600

• B.

1,800

• C.

1,200

• D.

1,000

B. 1,800
Explanation
The correct answer is 1,800. Since each serving has 600 calories and there are three servings in the pizza, we can calculate the total number of calories in the whole pizza by multiplying 600 by 3, which equals 1,800.

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• 9.

### If you buy two dozen doughnuts and 1/3 of them are glazed, how many doughnuts are glazed?

• A.

24

• B.

8

• C.

4

• D.

12

B. 8
Explanation
If you buy two dozen doughnuts, it means you have 24 doughnuts. If 1/3 of them are glazed, you need to find 1/3 of 24. To do this, you divide 24 by 3, which equals 8. Therefore, there are 8 glazed doughnuts.

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• 10.

### If the price of stamps increases by two cents each, how much more will a book of 20 cost?

• A.

22 Cents

• B.

20 Cents

• C.

80 Cents

• D.

40 Cents

D. 40 Cents
Explanation
If the price of stamps increases by two cents each, and a book of 20 stamps is being considered, then the total increase in price would be 20 multiplied by 2 cents, which equals 40 cents. Therefore, the book of 20 stamps will cost 40 cents more.

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• 11.

### If ground beef is selling for \$2.75 per pound, how much would a three-pound package cost?

• A.

5.75

• B.

8.25

• C.

6.75

• D.

11

B. 8.25
Explanation
To find the cost of a three-pound package of ground beef, we need to multiply the price per pound (\$2.75) by the number of pounds (3). This calculation gives us \$8.25, which is the cost of the three-pound package.

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• 12.

### If gas costs \$3 per gallon, and you have \$39 to spend, how many gallons can you afford?

• A.

13 Gallons

• B.

39 Gallons

• C.

36 Gallons

• D.

10 Gallons

A. 13 Gallons
Explanation
If gas costs \$3 per gallon and you have \$39 to spend, you can divide the total amount of money by the cost per gallon to find the number of gallons you can afford. In this case, \$39 divided by \$3 equals 13 gallons. Therefore, you can afford 13 gallons of gas with \$39.

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• 13.

### If bananas cost 40 cents per pound, and you buy 2.5 pounds, how much will you spend?

• A.

0.65

• B.

2.5

• C.

1

• D.

10

C. 1
Explanation
If bananas cost 40 cents per pound and you buy 2.5 pounds, you can calculate the total cost by multiplying the price per pound (40 cents) by the number of pounds (2.5). This will give you the total cost of 1 dollar. Therefore, the correct answer is 1.

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• 14.

### How much would 30 tennis balls cost, at a price of \$5 for each can of three balls?

• A.

150

• B.

30

• C.

100

• D.

50

D. 50
Explanation
If each can of three tennis balls costs \$5, then the cost of one tennis ball is \$5/3. To find the cost of 30 tennis balls, we can multiply the cost of one ball by 30, which is (5/3) * 30 = \$50.

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• 15.

### If you watch 2.5 hours of TV every day, how many hours do you watch in a week?

• A.

9.5

• B.

30

• C.

17.5

• D.

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