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Midterm Review Summer 2005

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Fraction Identification Word Problems
For this type of problem, put the smaller number in the problem on top of the bigger number.

1.

Harry worked 14 days out of a 28 day month. What fraction of the month did he work?
 a. c. b. d.

2.

A certain recipe calls for 3 ounces of cheese. What fraction of a 15-ounce piece of cheese is needed?
 a. c. b. d.

3.

Jeanette lives 7 miles from her office. After driving 4 miles to her office, Jeanette’s car ran out of gas. What fraction of the trip had she already driven? What fraction of the trip remained?
 a. c. b. d.

4.

Thomas earns \$900 per month and spends \$150 on rent. What fraction of his money does he spend on rent?
 a. c. b. d.

5.

20 cents is what fraction of 60 cents?
 a. 3 c. b. d.

6.

15 cents is what fraction of 90 cents?
 a. c. b. d.

7.

\$1.50 is what fraction of \$6.00?
 a. c. b. 4 d.

For this type, add the smaller numbers. Write the total and the biggest number as a fraction with the smaller number on top.

8.

Charles had \$10 in his pocket. He spent \$6 for lunch and left a \$1 tip. What fraction of his money did he spend on his lunch, including the tip?
 a. c. b. d.

For this type, add the smaller numbers, subtract the total from the biggest number. Then write them as a fraction with the smaller number on top.

9.

During a 30-day month, there were 8 weekend days and 1 paid holiday during which Arlene’s office was closed. Arlene took off 3 days when she was sick and 2 days for personal business. If she worked the rest of the days, what fraction of the month did Arlene work?
 a. c. b. d.

For this type, add the mixed numbers and write the result as the answer.

10.

Ken drove miles from home to work. He decided to go out for lunch and drove each way to the local delicatessen. After work, he drove mile to stop at the cleaners and then drove miles home. How many miles did he drive in total?
 a. c. b. d.

For this type, convert both numbers to fractions and perform a fraction division

11.

Four friends evenly split pounds of cheese. How many pounds of cheese does each one get?
 a. c. b. d.

12.

Sharon earned \$22.75 for working hours. What was her hourly wage?
 a. \$6.00 c. \$7.50 b. \$6.25 d. \$6.50

12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
1 mile = 5280 feet

Change both numbers to the same unit. Rewrite with the smaller number on top.

13.

4 inches is what fraction of a foot?
 a. c. 4 b. d.

14.

6 inches is what fraction of a yard?
 a. 6 c. b. d.

15.

1 yard is what fraction of a mile?
 a. c. b. d.

16.

1320 feet is what fraction of a mile?
 a. c. b. d.

17.

440 yards is what fraction of a mile?
 a. c. b. d.

Money Problems
Change both numbers to the same unit. Rewrite with the smaller number on top.

18.

40 cents is what fraction of 2 dollars?
 a. 3 c. b. d.

60 seconds = 1 minute
60 minutes = 1 hour
24 hours = 1 day
Change both numbers to the same unit. Rewrite with the smaller number on top.

19.

15 seconds is what fraction of a minute?
 a. c. b. d. 4

20.

180 seconds is what fraction of an hour?
 a. c. b. d. 4

21.

10 minutes is what fraction of an hour?
 a. c. b. 6 d.

22.

60 seconds is what fraction of a day?
 a. c. b. 6 d.

23.

4 hours is what fraction of a day?
 a. c. b. 6 d.