Speedy Everyday Math

 

Speedy Everyday Math

The following questions are not extremely difficult and are meant to be done as quickly as possible. If you want a challenge, try doing the ones you can in your head. Or you can write down the calculations, but don't use a calculator! When you think you have the answer, click on the correct option. The answers will be provided after you score. Good luck!

1.

Susie Q started her own dog-walking business. She owned 2/5 of the company while a silent partner who funded the venture owned 3/5. A few years later, Susie sold 1/4 of her stock. How much did she still own?

1/6
3/10
2/9
1/4
I don't know
2.

When calculating his taxes, Billy-Bob divided a number by 8 and got 14. He made a mistake - he should have multiplied. What's the correct answer he was looking for?

112
448
896
1568
I don't know
3.

Lily has an unusual habit that slows her down - she takes one step backward for every two she takes forward. How many steps will it take her to get from the couch to the fridge, which is twenty paces?

38
44
56
58
I don't know
4.

Frankie decides to drive to an isolated spa for the weekend. He drives 248 kilometers east, then makes a sharp left and drives 310 kilometers north. How many kilometers could he have saved if he could have driven there in a straight line?

61
157
161
397
I don't know
5.

You're throwing a dinner party and want to buy some truffles that sell for $0.89 a pound. You'll have 18 guests and you want ¾ of a pound per guest. How much it will it cost?

9 pounds; $8.01; $0.45 a serving
13.5 pounds; $12.02; $0.67 a serving
16.02 pounds; $14.25, $0.79 a serving
17 pounds, $15.13, $0.84 a serving
I don't know

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