31. Antonio buys 4 notebooks for $3.50 each at a store.

The next day he returns to the store and exchanges the

notebooks for 3 notebooks that have gone on sale for $1.75

each. Antonio uses the following expression to calculate the

amount of money he should receive back from the exchange.

(4 × $3.50) – (3 × $1.75)

Which of the following expressions could Antonio have

also used?

A. $3.50 – $1.75

B. 3($3.50 – $1.75) + $3.50

C. (4 × $3.50) – $1.75

D. (4 × 3) – ($3.50 × $1.75)

E. 12 – ($3.50 + $1.75)

32. Rudi needs to calculate 14% of 50. He does so by computing

it in the following way:

50 ×

14

100

Which of the following methods could Rudi also use to

determine correctly the percentage?

A.

14

(100 – 50)

B. 50 ÷ 14

C.

14

50 × 100

D.

(14 ÷ 50)

100

E. 50 × 0.14

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33. Use the table below to answer the question that follows.

Quiz Average Test Average Final Exam

83% 79% 88%

The table shows Sabra's grades for a class. For her overall

average, the test average counts twice as much as the quiz

average, and the final exam counts twice as much as the test

average. To find her overall average, Sabra uses the following

expression.

(83 + 79 + 79 + 88 + 88 + 88 + 88) ÷ 7

Which of the following is another way to find her overall

average?

A. 83 + 2(79)

7 + 4(88)

7

B. 83 + 0.2(79) + 0.4(88)

C. [83 + 2(79) + 4(88)] ÷ 0.7

D. [83 + 2(79) + 4(88)] ÷ 17

E. [83 + 2(79) + 4(88)] × 17

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34. Use the chart below to answer the question that follows.

X Y

1 3

1.5 4.5

2 6

2.5

3 9

3.5 10.5

The chart above displays a relationship between values of X

and Y. Given this relationship, what would be the value of Y

that is missing?

A. 5

B. 6.5

C. 7

D. 7.5

E. 8

35. A school district is proposing a 5% increase in the number

of days in a school year. Currently there are 180 days in

a school year. How long would a school year be with the

proposed increase?

A. 181 days

B. 183 days

C. 185 days

D. 189 days

E. 270 days

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36. Which of the following mathematical statements is correct?

A. 323

313

223

B. 323

223

313

C. 313

223

323

D. 323

313

223

E. 313

323

223

37. Use the mathematical statement below to answer the

question that follows.

26

68

Which of the following values when entered in the box will

satisfy the statement above?

A. 14

B. 13

C. 12

D. 34

E. 9

10

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38. Which of the following mathematical expressions is equivalent

to bh

2 ?

A. b2

× h2

B. 2 b × h

C. b2

+ h2

D. 12

b × h

E. b × 2h

39. Which of the following numbers is between 2,329,500 and

2,598,100?

A. 2,249,550

B. 2,303,600

C. 2,327,900

D. 2,329,333

E. 2,589,200

40. If the value of x is between 0.0051 and 0.038, which of the

following could be x?

A. 0.0042

B. 0.0261

C. 0.049

D. 0.052

E. 0.06

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41. Abby drives 18 miles round trip between home and work each

day. If her daily round trip is rounded to the nearest 5 miles,

which of the following is the best estimate of the total number

of miles driven in 5 days?

A. 75 miles

B. 100 miles

C. 125 miles

D. 180 miles

E. 200 miles

42. Kerri ran the same distance in four different races. Her

times were 18.04 seconds, 21.39 seconds, 12.99 seconds,

and 14.14 seconds. If the individual times are rounded to the

nearest one-tenth of a second, what is the estimate of Kerri's

total time for all four races?

A. 66.6 seconds

B. 66.5 seconds

C. 66 seconds

D. 65.5 seconds

E. 61.56 seconds

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43. Use the information below to answer the question that

follows.

• The grocery store is located three miles away from the

house.

• The house is located four miles away from the highway.

Based on the information above, which of the following

conclusions can be made?

A. The grocery store is no more than three miles away from

the highway.

B. The grocery store is no more than one mile away from

the highway.

C. The grocery store is no more than seven miles away

from the highway.

D. The grocery store is exactly three miles from the

highway.

E. The grocery store is exactly four miles from the highway.

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44. Use the information below to answer the question that

follows.

• If the distance to a destination is greater than 10 miles

from home, then Matt will drive his car.

• If the distance to a destination is greater than 2 miles

but less than 10 miles from home, then Matt will ride

his bicycle.

• If the distance to a destination is less than 2 miles from

home, then Matt will walk.

If Matt rode his bicycle to Zachary's apartment, which of the

following statements could be true?

A. Matt's home is less than 1 mile from Zachary's

apartment.

B. Matt and Zachary live within 2 miles of each other.

C. Zachary's apartment is about 7 miles from Matt's home.

D. Zachary's apartment is at least 10 miles from Matt's

home.

E. The round trip distance between Matt's and Zachary's

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