# FTCE Middle Grades Math: Solving Word Problems Chapter Exam

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#### Question 1 1. What important thing do you have to remember when restating word problems?

#### Question 2 2. What parts of your word problem should you sketch?

#### Question 3 3. Sam has 4 red balloons and 8 purple balloons. Judy has 12 red balloons and 4 orange balloons. How many red balloons do Sam and Judy have together?

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Question 4
4.
Take this word problem:

Lucy's rabbit recently had a litter of bunnies and so did Sam's rabbit. Sam's rabbit gave birth to 4 boy and 3 girl bunnies. Lucy's rabbit gave birth to 2 boy and 8 girl bunnies. How many baby rabbits does Lucy have?

Which of the following is NOT an important part of this word problem:

#### Question 5 5. Which of these is a fraction?

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#### Question 6 6. What is the total distance between A and C?

#### Question 7 7. A shirt was originally $35 and is now 25% off. What is the sale price?

#### Question 8 8. Joe has four blue pens and three green pens. Sarah gives Joe four blue pens and two green pens. Sarah originally had 10 blue pens and 12 green pens. How many blue pens does Sarah now have?

#### Question 9 9. How many pieces of 4.5-inch-long wood can you get from a 36-inch-long piece of wood?

#### Question 10 10. Joy takes a car and a boat to get to work. It takes Joy two hours to get to work each morning. If Joy spends 45 minutes on the boat, how long does she spend driving?

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#### Question 11 11. What is the first step in solving word problems?

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Question 12
12.
Which of the following is the equation to solve the following word problem?

Sam has 4 red balloons and 8 purple balloons. Judy has 12 red balloons and 4 orange balloons. How many red balloons do Sam and Judy have together?

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Question 13
13.
What operations are needed to solve this word problem?

Joe has 8 Dalmatians. Sarah has 3 fewer Dalmatians than Joe. How many Dalmatians do they have together?

#### Question 14 14. You are in line at a grocery store. You see the person in front of you get very angry at the cashier for giving him $1.15 in change. The person just bought something that cost $2.85 and he gave the cashier a $5. Why is he angry?

#### Question 15 15. A model house is built to 1/8 or 0.125 of real-world size, so everything in the model house is exactly 0.125 times the size of its real-world counterpart. It has a particularly cute dining table in the kitchen area. The owner of the model house has the same cute dining table in his kitchen. His real dining table stands 30 inches tall. How tall does the table in the model house stand?

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#### Question 16 16. The price of an airline ticket rose from $300 to $350. What is the percent increase, rounded to the nearest whole number?

#### Question 17 17. How do you find the total distance?

#### Question 18 18. Sam works at a used car dealership, where he earns 7% commission on each sale. If he sells a car for $12,000 and another for $17,500, how much commission does Sam earn?

#### Question 19 19. Six lollipops are divided equally among three friends. If each friend now has 10 lollipops, how many lollipops did each friend originally have?

#### Question 20 20. On a recent test, Joe got 23.5 questions right out of a total of 25 questions. What is his score as a decimal?

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#### Question 21 21. What is the first step in solving a word problem?

#### Question 22 22. What is the second step in solving word problems?

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Question 23
23.
Which of the following is an equation to solve this word problem?

Joe has four blue pens and three green pens. Sarah gives Joe four blue pens and two green pens. Sarah originally had 10 blue pens and 12 green pens. How many blue pens does Sarah now have?

#### Question 24 24. 0.54 + 0.6 = _____

#### Question 25 25. A soccer team played 47 games and won 33. Rounding to the nearest whole number, what percent of its games did the team win?

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#### Question 26 26. Joe has 8 Dalmatians. Sarah has 3 fewer Dalmatians than Joe. How many Dalmatians do they have together?

#### Question 27 27. Sam's rabbit recently had a litter of bunnies and so did Lucy's rabbit. Sam's rabbit gave birth to 4 boy and 3 girl bunnies. Lucy's rabbit gave birth to 2 boy and 8 girl bunnies. How many boy rabbits were born altogether?

#### Question 28 28. At a birthday party, there are 7 boys and 5 girls. What percent of the kids are boys, rounding to the nearest tenth of a percent?

#### Question 29 29. Both Drew and Barry have a baking company. They are competitors. This coming weekend they are going head to head in the annual bake-off competition at the county fair. Drew is going to bake 15 of his best known pies such as chocolate mousse and coconut creme. Barry is going to also bake 15 of his best known pies such as sweet potato and key lime. How many total pies will be baked between Drew and Barry?

#### Question 30 30. What kinds of notes should you take?

#### FTCE Middle Grades Math: Solving Word Problems Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!