# The Ultimate Sports Facts Trivia Quiz

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• 1.

### Assume the first two statements are true. The boy plays baseball. All baseball players wear hats. Is the final one: The boy wears a hat

• A.

True

• B.

False

• C.

Not enough information

A. True
Explanation
Based on the given information, it is stated that the boy plays baseball and all baseball players wear hats. Since the boy plays baseball, it can be inferred that he is a baseball player and therefore, he would wear a hat. Hence, the final statement "The boy wears a hat" is true.

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• 2.

### How many of the five pairs of items listed below are exact duplicates? Nieman, K.M. Neiman, K.M. Thomas, G.K. Thomas, C.K. Hoff, J.P. Hoff, J.P. Pino, L.R. Pina, L.R. Warner, T.S. Wanner, T.S.

• A.

0

• B.

1

• C.

2

• D.

3

• E.

4

• F.

5

B. 1
Explanation
There is only one pair of items that is an exact duplicate: Nieman, K.M. and Neiman, K.M. All the other pairs have slight variations in spelling or initials. Therefore, the correct answer is 1.

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• 3.

### RESENT RESERVE • Do these words

• A.

Have similar meanings

• B.

Have opposite meanings

• C.

Have neither similar nor opposite meanings

C. Have neither similar nor opposite meanings
Explanation
The words "resent" and "reserve" do not have similar meanings because "resent" means to feel bitterness or anger towards someone or something, while "reserve" means to hold back or save for future use. They also do not have opposite meanings because they do not represent contrasting ideas or actions. Therefore, the words "resent" and "reserve" have neither similar nor opposite meanings.

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• 4.

### One of the numbered figures in the following drawing is most different from the others. What is the number in that figure?

• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

3

• D.

4

• E.

5

D. 4
Explanation
The given question asks for the number of the figure that is most different from the others. Since no further information or context is provided, it is unclear what criteria should be used to determine the differences between the figures. Therefore, without additional information, it is not possible to provide a specific explanation for why the correct answer is 4.

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• 5.

### A train travels 20 feet in 1/5 second. At this same speed, how many feet will it travel in three seconds?

• A.

60

• B.

100

• C.

300

• D.

500

C. 300
Explanation
The train travels 20 feet in 1/5 second, so to find out how many feet it will travel in three seconds, we can multiply the distance traveled in 1/5 second (20 feet) by the number of 1/5 second intervals in three seconds. There are 15 intervals of 1/5 second in three seconds (3 seconds / 1/5 second = 15), so multiplying 20 feet by 15 gives us 300 feet. Therefore, the train will travel 300 feet in three seconds.

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• 6.

### The ninth month of the year is

• A.

October

• B.

January

• C.

September

• D.

May

C. September
Explanation
September is the ninth month of the year. This is a factual statement and is widely known.

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• 7.

### Which number in the following group of numbers represents the smallest amount?

• A.

7

• B.

.8

• C.

31

• D.

.33

• E.

2

D. .33
Explanation
The number .33 represents the smallest amount because it is a decimal number less than 1. The other numbers in the group are either whole numbers (7, 31, 2) or a decimal number greater than 1 (.8). Therefore, .33 is the smallest value in the given group.

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• 8.

### In printing an article of 48,000 words, a printer decides to use two sizes of type. Using the larger type, a printed page contains 1,800 words. Using smaller type, a page contains 2,400 words. The article is allotted 21 full pages in a magazine. How many pages must be in smaller type?

• A.

15

• B.

16

• C.

17

• D.

18

C. 17
Explanation
The printer decides to use two sizes of type to print the article. The larger type prints 1,800 words per page, while the smaller type prints 2,400 words per page. Since the article is 48,000 words long, the printer needs to print 48,000 / 1,800 = 26.67 pages using the larger type. However, the article is allotted 21 full pages in the magazine, so the printer can only use the larger type for 21 pages. Therefore, the remaining pages must be printed using the smaller type, which is 26.67 - 21 = 5.67 pages. Since the printer cannot have a fraction of a page, they must round up to the nearest whole number, which is 6. Therefore, the answer is 17.

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• 9.

### The hours of daylight and darkness in SEPTEMBER are nearest equal to the hours of daylight and darkness in:

• A.

June

• B.

March

• C.

May

• D.

November

B. March
Explanation
In September, the hours of daylight and darkness are closest to those in March. This is because both September and March are transitional months, marking the change of seasons. In September, the days start to become shorter as we move towards autumn, while in March, the days start to become longer as we move towards spring. Therefore, the hours of daylight and darkness in September and March are nearest equal.

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• 10.

### Three individuals form a partnership and agree to divide the profits equally. X invests \$9,000, Y invests \$7,000, Z invests \$4,000. If the profits are \$4,800, and the profits are divided evenly, how much less does X receive than if the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested?

• A.

\$320

• B.

\$480

• C.

\$560

• D.

\$700

C. \$560
Explanation
The profits are divided equally among the three partners, so each partner would receive \$1,600 (\$4,800 divided by 3). If the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested, X would receive a larger share because they invested the most. To calculate the proportionate share, we need to find the total investment amount, which is \$20,000 (\$9,000 + \$7,000 + \$4,000). X's proportionate share would be (9000/20000) * 4800 = \$2,160. The difference between the equal share and the proportionate share is \$2,160 - \$1,600 = \$560. Therefore, X would receive \$560 less if the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested.

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• 11.

### Assume the first two statements are true. Tom greeted Beth. Beth greeted Dawn. Tom did not greet Dawn. Is the final one:

• A.

True

• B.

False

• C.

Not enough information

C. Not enough information
Explanation
The final statement "Tom did not greet Dawn" cannot be determined as true or false based on the given information. While it is known that Tom greeted Beth and Beth greeted Dawn, there is no direct information about whether or not Tom greeted Dawn. Therefore, it is not possible to determine the accuracy of the final statement.

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• 12.

### A boy is 17 years old and his sister is twice as old. When the boy is 23 years old, what will be the age of his sister?

• A.

34 years old

• B.

38 years old

• C.

40 years old

• D.

46 years old

C. 40 years old
Explanation
When the boy is 23 years old, his sister will be twice his age. Since the boy is currently 17 years old, his sister is currently 2*17=34 years old. Therefore, when the boy is 23 years old, his sister will be 34+23=57 years old. However, none of the given answer choices match this age. Hence, the correct answer is not available.

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• 13.

### A physical education class has three times as many girls as boys. During a class basketball game, the girls average 18 points each, and the class as a whole averages 17 points per person. How many points does each boy score on average?

• A.

14

• B.

15

• C.

16

• D.

17

A. 14
Explanation
In the given physical education class, the girls average 18 points each and there are three times as many girls as boys. Since the class as a whole averages 17 points per person, the boys' average score must be lower than 17 in order to bring down the overall class average. Therefore, the average score for boys is 14 points.

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• 14.

### Randolph has 8 ties, 6 pairs of pants, and 4 dress shirts. How many days could he possibly go without wearing the same combination of these three items?

• A.

168

• B.

184

• C.

192

• D.

204

C. 192
Explanation
Randolph has 8 ties, 6 pairs of pants, and 4 dress shirts. To find the number of possible combinations, we multiply the number of options for each item together. Therefore, the number of possible combinations is 8 x 6 x 4 = 192. This means that Randolph could go 192 days without wearing the same combination of these three items.

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• 15.

### Arnold is about to go on a 500-mile car trip. His mechanic recommends that he buy a special highway engine oil that will save him 50 cents in gas for every 25 miles of the trip. This new oil, however, will cost \$20. It is worthwhile for Arnold to buy the oil.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
Arnold is considering buying a special highway engine oil that claims to save him 50 cents in gas for every 25 miles of his 500-mile car trip. However, the cost of this oil is \$20. To determine if it is worthwhile for Arnold to buy the oil, we can calculate the potential savings. In this case, Arnold would save \$10 in gas for the entire trip (50 cents saved per 25 miles * 20 sets of 25 miles). Since the cost of the oil is \$20, Arnold would actually be spending more money than he would save on gas. Therefore, it is not worthwhile for Arnold to buy the oil, making the answer false.

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• 16.

### Which number is larger:

• A.

.8

• B.

8

• C.

90

• D.

200

D. 200
Explanation
Among the given numbers, 200 is the largest.

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• 17.

### An airplane travels 100 miles per hour. How long will the airplane take to travel 300 miles?

• A.

30 minutes

• B.

1 hour

• C.

3 hours

• D.

6 hours

C. 3 hours
Explanation
The airplane travels at a speed of 100 miles per hour. To find out how long it will take to travel 300 miles, we divide the total distance by the speed. So, 300 miles divided by 100 miles per hour equals 3 hours. Therefore, the airplane will take 3 hours to travel 300 miles.

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• 18.

### A gallon of gas costs \$2.50. How many gallons of gas can be purchased with \$5?

• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

3

• D.

4

B. 2
Explanation
With \$5, two gallons of gas can be purchased because \$5 divided by \$2.50 equals 2.

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• 19.

### If a cup of pancake mix makes 2 pancakes, how many pancakes can be made with 3 cups of pancake mix?

• A.

2

• B.

3

• C.

6

• D.

8

C. 6
Explanation
If a cup of pancake mix makes 2 pancakes, then it can be inferred that for every cup of pancake mix, 2 pancakes can be made. Therefore, with 3 cups of pancake mix, we can make 3 times 2 pancakes, which equals 6 pancakes.

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• 20.

### A box of staples has a length of 6 cm, a width of 7 cm, and a volume of 378 cm cubed. What is the height of the box?

• A.

6 cm

• B.

7 cm

• C.

8 cm

• D.

9 cm

D. 9 cm
Explanation
The volume of a rectangular box can be calculated by multiplying its length, width, and height. In this case, the volume is given as 378 cm cubed, and the length and width are given as 6 cm and 7 cm respectively. To find the height, we can rearrange the formula for volume and solve for height. By dividing the volume by the product of length and width, we get the height as 9 cm.

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• 21.

### John is a mechanic. He makes \$8.50 an hour, plus \$3 extra for every oil change he performs. Last week he worked 36 hours and performed 17 oil changes. How much money did he make?

• A.

\$357

• B.

\$243

• C.

\$769

• D.

\$401

A. \$357
Explanation
John worked 36 hours, so he made 36 * \$8.50 = \$306 from his hourly rate. He also performed 17 oil changes, earning an additional 17 * \$3 = \$51. Adding these two amounts together, John made a total of \$306 + \$51 = \$357.

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• 22.

### When rope is selling at \$.10 a foot, how many feet can you buy for sixty cents?

• A.

1 foot

• B.

3 feet

• C.

6 feet

• D.

60 feet

C. 6 feet
Explanation
At \$.10 per foot, the cost of one foot of rope is \$.10. To find out how many feet can be bought for sixty cents, we need to divide sixty cents by the cost of one foot. By dividing sixty cents by \$.10, we get six, which means that six feet of rope can be purchased for sixty cents. Therefore, the correct answer is 6 feet.

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• 23.

### Paper sells for 21 cents per pad. What will four pads cost?

• A.

56 cents

• B.

42 cents

• C.

84 cents

C. 84 cents
Explanation
The cost of one pad is 21 cents, so to find the cost of four pads, we multiply 21 cents by 4. This gives us a total of 84 cents. Therefore, four pads will cost 84 cents.

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• 24.

### Look at the row of numbers below. What number should come next? 8 4 2 1 1/2 1/4 __?

• A.

1/6

• B.

1/8

• C.

1/16

• D.

1/2

B. 1/8
Explanation
The pattern in the row of numbers is that each number is half of the previous number. Starting with 8, each subsequent number is divided by 2. Therefore, the next number should be 1/8, which is half of 1/4.

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• 25.

### A 10 year old Ford truck has 100,000 miles on the engine when the transmission fails on the truck. There are two replacements available- transmission A will last for 20 years, or 50,000 miles, and transmission B will last for 8 years, or 75,000 miles. Given the current average yearly mileage on this truck, which transmission would last the longest?

• A.

Transmission A

• B.

Transmission B

B. Transmission B
Explanation
Transmission B would last the longest. Although Transmission A has a longer lifespan in terms of years, the average yearly mileage on the truck is not provided. Therefore, we cannot determine if the truck will reach 50,000 miles before 20 years. On the other hand, Transmission B will last for 75,000 miles, which is greater than the current mileage of 100,000 miles. Hence, Transmission B will last longer in this scenario.

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• 26.

### If a ball is thrown with a constant force, what angle will result in the greatest distance the ball travels? (assuming no wind)

• A.

30 degrees

• B.

45 degrees

• C.

60 degrees

• D.

90 degrees

B. 45 degrees
Explanation
When a ball is thrown with a constant force, the angle that results in the greatest distance the ball travels is 45 degrees. This is because at this angle, the force of the throw is divided equally between the vertical and horizontal components. The vertical component contributes to the ball's vertical motion and the horizontal component contributes to the ball's horizontal motion. At 45 degrees, these two components are balanced, resulting in the maximum range or distance traveled by the ball.

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• 27.

### How many of the five pairs listed below are exact duplicates? Bologna AND Balogna Malicious AND Malicious Firearm AND Fiream Space Shuttle AND Space Huttle Gray AND Green

• A.

0

• B.

1

• C.

2

• D.

3

• E.

4

B. 1
Explanation
One of the five pairs listed, "Bologna AND Balogna," is an exact duplicate. The only difference between the two words is the order of the letters 'o' and 'a'.

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• 28.

### 7 months of the year have 31 days, and 4 have 30 days. What month has only 28 days?

• A.

February

• B.

April

• C.

June

• D.

November

A. February
Explanation
February is the correct answer because it is the only month that consistently has 28 days. While other months may have fewer than 31 days, they still have more than 28 days.

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• 29.

### Do the words retire and inspire have opposite meanings, similar meanings, or no relation?

• A.

Opposite

• B.

Similar

• C.

No relation

C. No relation
Explanation
Retire and inspire do not have opposite or similar meanings. The word "retire" means to withdraw from one's occupation or position, usually due to age, while "inspire" means to fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially creative or artistic. These two words have distinct and unrelated meanings, therefore they have no relation to each other.

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• 30.

### Do the words hypothesis and theory have opposite meanings, similar meanings, or no relation?

• A.

Opposite

• B.

Similar

• C.

No relation

B. Similar
Explanation
The words "hypothesis" and "theory" have similar meanings. Both terms are used in the scientific method to describe ideas or explanations about a phenomenon. However, there is a subtle difference between them. A hypothesis is a proposed explanation based on limited evidence, while a theory is a well-substantiated explanation that has been extensively tested and supported by evidence. Despite this distinction, the two terms are often used interchangeably in everyday language.

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• 31.

### Choose the verb that correctly completes the sentence: Have you ________ the painting yet?

• A.

Finish

• B.

Finishes

• C.

Finishing

• D.

Finished

D. Finished
Explanation
The correct answer is "finished" because it is the past participle form of the verb "finish" and is used to indicate that the action of completing the painting has already happened in the past.

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• 32.

### 56/4=

• A.

16

• B.

9

• C.

14

• D.

23

C. 14
Explanation
The given question is asking to divide 56 by 4. When we divide 56 by 4, we get the quotient as 14. Therefore, the correct answer is 14.

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• 33.

### The 5:15 train takes 2 hours and 10 minutes to get to Graystone. Today the train will be late. What time will it get to Graystone?

• A.

7:15

• B.

7:05

• C.

7:25

• D.

7:40

D. 7:40
Explanation
The train usually takes 2 hours and 10 minutes to get to Graystone, but today it will be late. Therefore, it will still take the same amount of time to reach Graystone, so the train will arrive at 7:40.

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• 34.

### An inaccuracy is a:

• A.

Mistake

• B.

Type of Medicine

• C.

Prison

• D.

Chance happening

A. Mistake
Explanation
An inaccuracy refers to a mistake or an error in something, such as information, data, or a statement, that deviates from the truth or accuracy. It denotes a lack of precision or correctness in a particular context, making the given answer "Mistake" the appropriate choice.

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• 35.

### A synonym of firmament is:

• A.

Ground

• B.

River

• C.

Sky

• D.

Future

C. Sky
Explanation
The correct answer is "Sky" because firmament refers to the heavens or the sky, specifically the expanse of the sky that contains the stars and celestial bodies. It is often used in a poetic or biblical context to describe the vastness and beauty of the sky. Ground, river, and future do not have the same meaning as firmament and are not synonymous with it.

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• 36.

### Find two words, one from each group, that are closest in meaning. Group A raise floor stairs Group B top elevate basement

• A.

Raise and elevate

• B.

Raise and top

• C.

Floor and basement

• D.

Stairs and top

• E.

Floor and elevate

A. Raise and elevate
Explanation
The words "raise" and "elevate" have similar meanings as they both refer to lifting or increasing something to a higher position or level.

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• 37.

### The day before the day before yesterday is three days after Saturday. What day is it today?

• A.

Monday

• B.

Tuesday

• C.

Wednesday

• D.

Thursday

• E.

Friday

E. Friday
Explanation
Based on the given information, the day before the day before yesterday is three days after Saturday. If we count three days back from Saturday, we reach Wednesday. Therefore, if today is Friday, then the day before yesterday was Wednesday, and the day before that was Tuesday. So, the day before the day before yesterday is Tuesday, which matches the given information. Hence, the answer is Friday.

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• 38.

### Which number should come next in the series? 1, 3, 6, 10, 15,

• A.

8

• B.

11

• C.

24

• D.

21

• E.

27

D. 21
Explanation
The series is formed by adding consecutive numbers starting from 1. The first number is 1, then 1+2=3, then 3+3=6, then 6+4=10, and so on. Therefore, the next number should be 15+6=21.

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• 39.

### What is the next number in the sequence: 3, 8, 18, 38…?

• A.

58

• B.

68

• C.

78

• D.

88

C. 78
Explanation
The sequence follows a pattern where each number is obtained by multiplying the previous number by 2 and then adding 2. Starting with 3, the next number is obtained by (3 * 2) + 2 = 8. Similarly, the third number is obtained by (8 * 2) + 2 = 18, and so on. Applying the same pattern, the next number in the sequence is (38 * 2) + 2 = 78.

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• 40.

### What is the next number in the sequence: 5, 9, 17,33,…?

• A.

63

• B.

55

• C.

65

• D.

66

C. 65
Explanation
The sequence follows a pattern where each number is obtained by multiplying the previous number by 2 and then adding 1. Starting with 5, we have 5*2+1=11, 11*2+1=23, 23*2+1=47. Therefore, the next number in the sequence would be 47*2+1=95. However, none of the given answer choices match this pattern. Therefore, the correct answer is not available.

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• 41.

### Peyton Manning threw for 1,126 yards in his first four games. At this rate, how many yards will he throw for in sixteen games?

• A.

5,204

• B.

4,504

• C.

4,204

• D.

4,704

B. 4,504
Explanation
If Peyton Manning threw for 1,126 yards in his first four games, we can calculate his average yards per game by dividing 1,126 by 4, which equals 281.5 yards per game. To find out how many yards he will throw for in sixteen games, we can multiply his average yards per game (281.5) by the number of games (16), which equals 4,504 yards. Therefore, the correct answer is 4,504.

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• 42.

• A.

32

• B.

17

• C.

64

• D.

188

B. 17
• 43.

### Select the number that best completes the analogy 10 : 6 :: 3 : ?

• A.

2

• B.

1

• C.

-1

• D.

12

• E.

4

C. -1
Explanation
In the given analogy, the relationship between the first two numbers is that 10 is divided by 6 to give the result. Applying the same logic to the second pair of numbers, 3 divided by 2 would result in 1.5, but since none of the options include a decimal, we must consider the closest whole number, which is 1. Therefore, the number that best completes the analogy is 1.

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• 44.

### Last year, 12 out of 600 employees at a service organization were rewarded for their excellence in customer service, which was ____ of the employees.

• A.

1%

• B.

2%

• C.

3%

• D.

4%

• E.

6%

B. 2%
Explanation
Out of the 600 employees at the service organization, only 12 were rewarded for their excellence in customer service. To find the percentage, we divide the number of rewarded employees (12) by the total number of employees (600) and multiply by 100. Therefore, the percentage of employees rewarded is 12/600 * 100 = 2%.

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• 45.

### Jose’s monthly parking fee for April was \$150; for May it was \$10 more than April; and for June \$40 more than May. His average monthly parking fee was ____ for these 3 months?

• A.

\$66

• B.

\$160

• C.

\$166

• D.

\$170

• E.

\$200

D. \$170
Explanation
Jose's monthly parking fee for April was \$150. In May, his fee was \$10 more than April, so it was \$150 + \$10 = \$160. In June, his fee was \$40 more than May, so it was \$160 + \$40 = \$200. To find the average monthly parking fee for these 3 months, we add up the fees for each month and divide by 3: (\$150 + \$160 + \$200) / 3 = \$510 / 3 = \$170. Therefore, the correct answer is \$170.

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• 46.

• A.

5

• B.

Huh?

A. 5
• 47.

### One word below appears in color. What is the OPPOSITE of that word? She gave a complex answer to the question and we all agreed with her.

• A.

Long

• B.

Better

• C.

Simple

• D.

Wrong

• E.

Kind

C. Simple
Explanation
The given sentence states that "She gave a complex answer to the question and we all agreed with her." This implies that the answer provided was complicated or intricate. Therefore, the opposite of complex would be simple, as it represents something that is easy to understand or uncomplicated.

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• 48.

### If the first two statements are true, is the final statement true? Sandra is responsible for ordering all office supplies. Notebooks are office supplies. Sandra is responsible for ordering notebooks.

• A.

Yes

• B.

No

• C.

Uncertain

A. Yes
Explanation
The first statement states that Sandra is responsible for ordering all office supplies. The second statement establishes that notebooks are office supplies. Therefore, based on these two statements, it can be concluded that Sandra is responsible for ordering notebooks. Hence, the final statement is true.

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• 49.

### Some months have 30 days, others have 31 days. How many months have 28 days in them?

• A.

0

• B.

1

• C.

2

• D.

3

B. 1
Explanation
All months have at least 28 days, so the correct answer is 1. Even though some months have 30 days and others have 31 days, they all still have 28 days as the minimum number of days.

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• 50.

### Divide 30 by half. Add 10. Multiply by 3. Add 6. What is does this equal?

• A.

15

• B.

25

• C.

75

• D.

81

D. 81
Explanation
The given equation can be solved step by step. Firstly, dividing 30 by half gives us 60. Then, adding 10 to 60 gives us 70. Multiplying 70 by 3 results in 210. Finally, adding 6 to 210 gives us 216. Therefore, the correct answer is 216, not 81.

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