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Math Word Problems - GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE Preparation 5.16 Word Problems

Directions: Solve the following word problems. Show your work. Also write at least 5 more word problems of your own.

Q 1: A case of soda contains 24 bottles. If Mrs. Jameson ordered 2/3 of a case, how many bottles will she receive? 18 12 16

Q 2: Tim's earnings were $24,324 last year and his wife's earnings were $22,435. What were their combined earnings? $76,759 $56,559 $46,759

Q 3: If you study 3 hours today, 2 hours tomorrow, 4 hours on Saturday, and 5 on Sunday, how many hours will you spend studying this week? 14 hours 10 hours 15 hours

Q 4: If Ron paints 2/7 of a room today and 3/7 of it tomorrow, how much of the room will he have painted? 5/7 6/7 4/7

Q 5: A person travels 420 miles each week. If his car uses 1 gallon of gasoline for each 12 miles he drives, how many gallons of gasoline does he use each week? 35 gallons 30 gallons 45 gallons

Q 6: You earn $37,776 in a year. How much do you earn monthly? (Hint 12 months = 1 year) $3,248 $5,348 $3,148

Q 7: Traveling from Detroit to Chicago takes 5 1/2 hours by car and only 3 5/6 hours by train. How many fewer hours does it take traveling by train? 1 2/3 1 2/5 1 3/4

Q 8: Three lengths of 4 5/6 yd., 10 1/6 yd., and 7 yd. are cut from a large ball of twine. How many yards of string has been removed in total? 21 yards 22 yards 20 yards

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