1.
If a cake recipe calls for 2/3 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar, how much is needed in total?
Correct Answer
B. 11/12 Of A Cup
Explanation
To find the total amount of sugar needed, we need to add the amounts of white sugar and brown sugar together. The recipe calls for 2/3 cup of white sugar and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. To add these fractions, we need to find a common denominator, which in this case is 12. Multiplying the numerator and denominator of 2/3 by 4 gives us 8/12, and multiplying the numerator and denominator of 1/4 by 3 gives us 3/12. Adding these fractions together gives us 11/12 of a cup. Therefore, the correct answer is 11/12 of a cup.
2.
If a lemonade recipe calls for one gallon of water, how many pints do you need for a half batch?
Correct Answer
B. Four
Explanation
To determine the number of pints needed for a half batch, we need to understand the conversion between gallons and pints. One gallon is equal to 8 pints. Since we are making a half batch, we only need half of one gallon, which is 4 pints. Therefore, the correct answer is four.
3.
How many 15-minute calls can you make if your cell phone plan gives you 600 minutes per month?
Correct Answer
B. 40
Explanation
If your cell phone plan gives you 600 minutes per month, and each call is 15 minutes long, you can calculate the number of calls by dividing the total minutes by the minutes per call. In this case, 600 divided by 15 equals 40. Therefore, you can make 40 15-minute calls with your cell phone plan.
4.
What is the mean of: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11?
Correct Answer
B. 7
Explanation
The mean of a set of numbers is calculated by adding up all the numbers in the set and then dividing the sum by the total number of values. In this case, the sum of 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 is 35. Since there are 5 numbers in the set, the mean is 35 divided by 5, which equals 7. Therefore, the correct answer is 7.
5.
What is the name of a polygon with eight sides?
Correct Answer
D. Octagon
Explanation
An octagon is a polygon with eight sides. The prefix "octa-" means eight, so an octagon is a shape with eight sides and eight angles. It is a regular polygon, meaning that all of its sides and angles are equal. Examples of objects that can be modeled as octagons include stop signs and certain types of windows.
6.
What is the mode of: 6, 3, 1, 6, 6, 2?
Correct Answer
D. 6
Explanation
The mode is the value that appears most frequently in a set of numbers. In this case, the number 6 appears three times, which is more than any other number in the set. Therefore, the mode of the given set of numbers is 6.
7.
If a fan blade makes 5 rotations in a second, how many does it make per minute?
Correct Answer
D. 300
Explanation
If a fan blade makes 5 rotations in a second, then in one minute (which is 60 seconds), it would make 5 rotations per second multiplied by 60 seconds per minute, which equals 300 rotations per minute.
8.
If a drumstick costs .75 and a thigh costs .50, how much would four drumsticks and four thighs cost?
Correct Answer
B. 5
Explanation
To calculate the total cost, we need to multiply the cost of each drumstick by the number of drumsticks and the cost of each thigh by the number of thighs. Since a drumstick costs .75 and there are four drumsticks, the total cost of the drumsticks is 4 * .75 = 3. Similarly, since a thigh costs .50 and there are four thighs, the total cost of the thighs is 4 * .50 = 2. Adding the cost of drumsticks and thighs together, we get 3 + 2 = 5. Therefore, the total cost of four drumsticks and four thighs is 5.
9.
If a rock concert is 60 minutes, how many 3-minute songs with a 1-minute break will be played?
Correct Answer
A. 15
Explanation
In a 60-minute rock concert, if each song is 3 minutes long and there is a 1-minute break between each song, we need to calculate the total time taken by each song and the break. The time taken by each song and break is 3 + 1 = 4 minutes. To find the number of songs that can be played in 60 minutes, we divide 60 by 4, which gives us 15. Therefore, 15 songs with a 1-minute break between each will be played in the rock concert.
10.
If digital pictures cost $0.25 to print, how much will it cost to print 24 digital pictures?
Correct Answer
C. 6
Explanation
To find the cost of printing 24 digital pictures, we multiply the cost of printing one picture ($0.25) by the number of pictures (24). This gives us a total cost of $6. Therefore, the correct answer is 6.
11.
If your boss gives you a half hour to do 15 memos, about how long can you spend on each one?
Correct Answer
B. 2 Minutes
Explanation
If the boss gives you a half hour to do 15 memos, it means you have 30 minutes to complete the task. To find out how long you can spend on each memo, you divide the total time (30 minutes) by the number of memos (15). Thus, 30 minutes divided by 15 memos equals 2 minutes per memo.
12.
If you get a nickel for each soda can you recycle, how much will you make by recycling 50 cans?
Correct Answer
B. 2.5
Explanation
By getting a nickel for each soda can recycled, it means that for every can recycled, you will earn 5 cents. Therefore, if you recycle 50 cans, you will earn 5 cents per can multiplied by 50 cans, which equals 250 cents or $2.50. Hence, the correct answer is 2.5.
13.
How many entire 5-minute songs can a 72-minute CD hold?
Correct Answer
B. 14 Songs
Explanation
A 72-minute CD can hold 14 entire 5-minute songs. This is because 5 minutes multiplied by 14 equals 70 minutes, which is less than the total capacity of the CD. Therefore, it is possible to fit 14 complete songs on the CD.
14.
If Sarah has 12 apples, and Jewel has twice that of Sarah, how many do the 2 have together?
Correct Answer
B. 36
Explanation
Sarah has 12 apples and Jewel has twice that amount, which is 24 apples. To find the total number of apples they have together, we add Sarah's and Jewel's apples: 12 + 24 = 36. Therefore, the correct answer is 36.
15.
How much does an extended warranty cost if you pay $20 a month for two years for it?
Correct Answer
C. 480
Explanation
If you pay $20 a month for two years, the total amount you would pay for the extended warranty is $20/month x 12 months/year x 2 years = $480. Therefore, the correct answer is 480.