# Basic Word Problems

1. \$35
2. \$40
3. \$55
4. \$70
1. 23
2. 24
3. 25
4. 26
1. 225
2. 256
3. 271
4. 286
1. \$12.25
2. \$14.25
3. \$3.25
4. \$2.75
5. \$1.75
1. \$12.50
2. \$13.25
3. \$13.75
4. \$14.50
1. 2,160
2. 51,840
3. 129,600
4. 132,200
1. \$3,225
2. \$4,350
3. \$5,375
4. \$6,550
##### 8. A pizza dough recipe calls for 2 cups of flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. How much salt would you need if you wanted to triple the recipe?
1. 1 tablespoon
2. 3 teaspoons
3. 1/2 teaspoons
4. 6 teaspoons
1. \$3,058,138
2. \$3,158,138
3. \$2,738,188
4. \$4,158,188
##### 10. Karen goes to the grocery store with \$40. She buys a gallon of milk for \$3.20, a loaf of bread for \$1.85, and a bunch of bananas for \$3.05. How much money does she have left?
1. \$30.95
2. \$31.90
3. \$32.10
4. \$34.95

1. C: Calculate how much the man lost: \$40 + \$30 = \$70. Then, subtract that amount from the amount he had originally: \$125 – \$70 = \$55

2. B: To find out how many cakes the baker will be able to make, divide the total number of eggs (145) by the number needed to make a single cake (6): 145 / 6 = 24 (with 1 extra egg left over)

3. B: To calculate how many miles the woman still has to travel, subtract the distance she has traveled (42 miles) from the distance of the entire trip (298 miles):
298 miles – 42 miles = 256 miles

4. D: Jamie had \$2.75 after all the transactions described. To solve this problem, first subtract \$4.25 and \$2.00 from the initial sum of \$6.50, leaving \$0.25. Then add \$2.50, arriving at the final answer of \$2.75
\$6.50 – \$4.25 – \$2.00 = \$0.25
\$0.25 + \$2.50 + \$2.75

5. A: First, calculate Tom’s current weekly pay. Multiply the number of hours worked by his hourly wage: 25 x \$7.75 = \$193.75. The increase in pay is the new total wage minus the previous total wage: \$206.25 – \$193.75 = \$12.50, Choice A

6. C: Convert the units from hours to seconds: 36 hours x 60 minutes/hour x 60 seconds/minute = 129,600, Choice C.

7. B: \$3,000 + \$225(6) = \$4,350

8. C: 1/2 x 3 = 4 1/2

9. A: The income (\$7,056,238) minus expenses (\$3,998,100) = \$3,058,138.

10. B: The answer is \$31.90. To solve this problem, you must know how to solve word problems involving decimal subtraction. In this scenario, Karen starts out with a certain amount of money and spends some of it on groceries. To calculate how much money she has left, simply subtract the money spent from the original figure: \$40 – \$1.85 – \$3.20 – \$3.05. You can either subtract them one by one or add them up and subtract the sum from 40: \$40 – (\$1.85 + \$3.20 + \$3.05). Either way will generate the right answer.