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# GACE Middle Grades Math: Solving Math Word Problems Chapter Exam

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

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Question 2
2.
Which of these statements is an important part of this word problem that you should sketch and make note of to help you solve the problem?

Drew and Barry each 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 also going to 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 3 3. 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?

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Question 4
4.
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 5
5.
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?

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Question 6
6.
Which of the following word problems is the properly restated form of this word problem?

Linda brings four apples and Joey brings six apples. How many apples does each friend get if there are five friends?

#### Question 7 7. Joe has 8 Dalmatians. Sarah has 3 fewer Dalmatians than Joe. How many Dalmatians do they have together?

#### Question 8 8. What kinds of notes should you take?

#### Question 9 9. Two trains meet each other in Treeport. One train comes from the east two hours away. The other train comes from the west three hours away. If both trains are 120 miles away, how much faster is the faster train traveling?

#### Question 10 10. 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?

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#### Question 11 11. 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 12
12.
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 13 13. What is the second step in solving word problems?

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Question 14
14.
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 15 15. What is the first step in solving a word problem?

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#### Question 16 16. What is the first step in solving word problems?

#### Question 17 17. Six lollipops are divided equally among three friends. If each friend now has 10 lollipops, how many lollipops did each friend originally have?

#### Question 18 18. 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 19 19. 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?

#### Question 20 20. What parts of your word problem should you sketch?

#### GACE Middle Grades Math: Solving Math 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!