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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 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 45 gallons 30 gallons

Q 2: Sixteen people board a subway train and pay 95 cents each. How many cents are collected? 2,345 cents 1,200 cents 1,520 cents

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

Q 4: 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 15 hours 10 hours

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

Q 6: 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 3/4 1 2/5

Q 7: 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

Q 8: If 4,873 people crossed the border from Canada to the United States each day, how many people would have crossed from Canada to United States in 4 days? 19,492 15,490 10,492

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