# Mathematics Grade 5 Practice Questions

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1. Express the calculation "subtract 4 from 18, then divide by 7."
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- (4 - 18) ÷ 7
- 4 - 18 ÷ 7
- (18 - 4) ÷ 7
- 18 - 4 ÷ 7

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2. Choose the number that completes the equation: 21,561.72 < _____
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- 21,560.72
- 21,571.72
- 21,461.72
- 21,561.71

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3. Divide:
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- 103
- 108
- 123
- 128

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4. Bert has 4 dogs and 5 cans of dog food. How much dog food does each dog get if Bert gives each dog the same amount?
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- 1/2 of a can
- 4/5 of a can
- 1 can
- 1 1/4 cans

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5. A 42-in TV screen has length 20 ½ in and width 36 ½ in. What is the area of the viewing screen?
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- 114 in
^{2} - 720 in
^{2} - 748 in
^{2} - 748 ¼ in
^{2}

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6. How many inches are in 15 feet?
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- 0.8 in
- 1.25 in
- 27 in
- 180 in

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7. How many unit cubes will fit inside the box below?
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- 25 unit cubes
- 34 unit cubes
- 45 unit cubes
- 54 unit cubes

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8. Choose the point located at (4,2).
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- Point A
- Point B
- Point C
- Point D

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9. Parallelograms are four sided figures with two pairs of parallel sides.
All of the following are parallelograms EXCEPT:
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- rectangle
- trapezoid
- square
- rhombus

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10. Choose the correct pair of words to complete the following statement.
All _____________ triangles must be _______________ triangles.
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- equilateral, acute
- acute, scalene
- obtuse, isosceles
- scalene, right

## Answers and Explanations

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1. C:** When subtraction comes before division, it must be placed in parentheses. The phrase "subtract 4 from 18" means the same as "18 minus 4."

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2. B:** All the other numbers are smaller than 21,561.72, but 21,571.72 is 10 more than 21,561.72.

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3. D:** Find the number of times 28 goes into 35; record this result (1) above the 5. Subtract 28(28 X 1) from 35 and bring down the 8. Find the number of times 28 goes into 78; record this result (2) above the 8. Subtract 56(28 X 2) from 78 and bring down the 4. Find the number of times 28 goes into 224; record this result (8) above the 4. Subtract 224(28 X 8) from 224.

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4. D:** The answer is found by dividing the number of cans by the number of dogs: 5 cans / 4 dogs. The fraction is improper, so rewrite it as a mixed number: 4 goes into 5 once (so the whole number is 1) and the remainder is 5 - 4 = 1 (so the numerator of the fraction is 1).

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5. D:** The area is found by multiplying

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6. D:** To convert from feet to inches, multiply by the factor:

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7. D:** There are 18 unit cubes on the front of the box, so the middle and the back will also have 18 unit cubes each. 18 X 3 = 54 unit cubes.

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8. A:** Point A is located at (4,2), the point four units to the right of the origin and two units above the origin.

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9. B:** A trapezoid has only one pair of parallel sides. A square, a rectangle, and a rhombus all have two pairs of parallel sides.

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10. A:** All equilateral triangles have three equal sides and three equal angles. The measure of those angles is 60°, so those angles can only be acute.

Last Updated: 03/01/2017