Math Word Problems - GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE Preparation 6.14 Decimal Word Problems - Challenging

Q 1: If your weekly salary is $415.00, how much do you take home each week after deductions are made for federal income tax of $82.13, state tax of $9.74, social security and Medicare tax of $31.75, and retirement plan deduction of $41.50. $259.88 $249.88 $165.12

Q 2: Gold costs $453.122 an ounce. How much would 3/8 of an ounce cost? (Hint: 3/8 = 0.375) $469.32 $120.92 $169.92

Q 3: Sally scored 9.007 in gymnastics. Jack scored 8.949. How much higher was Sally's score than Jack's? 0.053 0.048 0.058

Q 4: The winning Football team received $958,394.31. This money was split among 29 players and the coach. The players got 1 share each and and the coach got 0.875 shares, how much would one share be worth? (Hint: Divide the total amount by 29.875 shares.) $32,222.22 $31,180.12 $32,080.14

Q 5: If you had a half a dollar, three quarters, eight dimes, six nickels, and nine pennies, how much money would you have all together? (Hint: Add 0.50, 0.75, 0.80, 0.30 and 0.09) $2.44 $1.22 $3.40

Q 6: If cashews cost $6.59 a pound, how much would it cost to buy two and a quarter pound of cashews? (Hint: Convert the mixed fraction to improper fraction or decimal number and multiply with the quantity required.) $10.25 $14.83 $15.75

Q 7: All the people of a neighborhood pooled and won a lottery ticket. They won $10,000,000 and each person got a 0.02 share. How much money did each person receive? $100,000 $20,000 $200,000

Q 8: Eric studied for 17.5 hours over a period of 4.5 days. On average, how much did he study each day? 2.89 3.89 1.29

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