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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: 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? 10 hours 14 hours 15 hours

Q 2: 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 4/7 6/7

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

Q 4: 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 2/5 1 3/4 1 2/3

Q 5: Sixteen people board a subway train and pay 95 cents each. How many cents are collected? 2,345 cents 1,520 cents 1,200 cents

Q 6: Tim's earnings were $24,324 last year and his wife's earnings were $22,435. What were their combined earnings? $56,559 $76,759 $46,759

Q 7: 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? 15,490 19,492 10,492

Q 8: 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? 30 gallons 35 gallons 45 gallons

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