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 1 For a large job, a painter is mixing 2 1/2 gallons of white paint with every 5 gallons of blue paint. If he uses 10 gallons of blue paint for the job, how many gallons of white paint will he use? A) 4 4/5 B) 5 C) 7 1/2 D) 10 1/2 E) 25 2 Tamika measures her pulse rate at the peak of her exercising. It measures 155 beats per minute. This is 2 1/2 times her resting pulse rate. How many beats per minute is Tamika’s resting pulse rate? A) 5 B) 62 C) 67 D) 77 E) 93 3 Paul paddles his canoe across a lake that is 1 1/2 miles wide. It takes Paul 15 minutes to cross the lake. How many miles per hour does Paul paddle? A) 1 1/2 B) 6 C) 10 D) 221/2 E) Not enough information is given. 4 Carlotta’s gas tank took 10 gallons of gas. The gas pump total read \$11.59. Because Carlotta paid cash she had to pay only \$11.09. How much does a gallon of gas cost if one pays cash? A) 5¢ B) 50¢ C) 110 9/10¢ D) 115 9/10¢ E) 159 9/10¢ 5 Dave made a 90-mile sales trip. For the first half of the distance, he averaged 45 miles per hour. For the last half, he drove 60 miles per hour. What was his total time, in hours, for the trip? A) 1 1/4 B) 1 1/2 C) 1 3/4 D) 2 E) 2 1/4 6 A recipe for pancakes calls for 1 1/4 cups of milk. For a group of campers, the cook needs to make 4 times the recipe. How many QUARTS of milk will he need if 4 cups equal 1 quart? A) 1 B) 1 1/4 C) 4 D) 8 3/4 E) 9 1/4 7 Peggy sleeps 7 1/2 hours at night. Her clock radio is set for 6:15 A.M. At what time does she fall asleep? A) 10:45 A.M. B) 10:45 P.M. C) 11:15 P.M. D) 11:45 P.M. E) 1:45 P.M. 8 A bolt of cloth had 15 yards on it. A clerk then cut 7 1/3 yards from it for a customer in the morning and 2 1/3 yards for another in the afternoon. How many yards of cloth were left on the bolt? A) 5 1/3 B) 7 2/3 C) 9 2/3 D) 12 2/3 E) 13 1/3 9 For his oyster stew, Fred uses 1 1/4 quarts of regular milk. Fred is making a double recipe. How many quarts of milk will Fred have left from his full gallon carton if there are 4 quarts to a gallon? A) 1 B) 1 1/4 C) 1 1/2 D) 1 3/4 E) 2 3/4 10 The bus Benito takes to work averages 15 miles per hour in rush-hour traffic. In all he has about 7 1/2 miles to travel. About how many hours does it take him to get to work? A) 2 B) 1 1/2 C) 1 D) 1/2 E) 1/4