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## Math Trivia

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**How to Play**• Math Trivia is played on teams, you will work with your teams • We will play in rounds, there are 3 rounds in the first half of the game and 3 rounds in the second half of the game • Before we begin each round I will tell you the categories, write them down on your score sheet**How to Play**• In each round you will use points, for the first half the point values are 5, 3, & 1 • You may only use each point value once per round • Write your points and answer on your answer cards • One person per team will bring the answer card to me • You have until the end of one song to turn in an answer for each question**Round 1 Question 1**• Which is the best mileage? • 329 miles:10 gallons • 378 miles: 12 gallons • 165 miles: 5 gallons • 70 miles: 2 gallons**Answer**70 miles : 2 gallons**Round 1 Question 2**• Which of the following rations forms a proportion with 2 : 5 • 16 : 40, 10 : 30, 12 : 25, 12 : 35**Answer**16 : 40**Round 1 Question 3**Students from Mrs. Dawson’s Spanish class are saving money for a summer trip to Barcelona, Spain. Each student needs to raise $1,080 to be able to attend the trip. This amount represents an increase of 12.5% over the cost of the trip last year. How much did the trip to Barcelona cost last year?**Answer**$960**Round 2 Question 1**Carrie can drive her car 66 miles on 3 gallons of gasoline. At this rate, how far can she drive on a full tank of 16 gallons?**Answer**352 miles**Hope’s road map shows that the distance between her home**and her place of work is 6cm. If the scale on her map shows 1cm : 9mi, how far is her workplace from home? Round 2 Question 2**Answer**54 miles**Round 2 Question 3**Four students are planning a camping trip for Labor Day weekend. They are expecting 8 additional friends to attend. The students plan to cook hamburgers while they are ccamping. According to a camping book, each person can be expected to eat 3, 4/5 pound hamburgers. If the students buy the hamburger in one-pound packages, how many packages must they buy to feed the group?**Answer**29 packages**Jason rode his bike 26 miles at a constant speed for 2**hours. How long will it take him to ride 104 miles at the same speed?**Answer**8 hours**Round 3 Question 2**Write and then solve the proportion. 8 is to 12 as p is to 18.**Answer**8 = p 12 18 p= 12**Round 3 Question 3**Richard is collecting petition signatures outside of a shopping mall to put an issue on the ballot during the next election. During the first 114 minutes, he has collected 6 signatures. If he continues to collect signatures at this rate, about how many signatures will Richard have collected after 5 hours?**Answer**About 15.78 signatures (accept 15 or 16)**Half Time Question**• For the half time question you can wager up to 20 points. • If you get the answer correct you earn the points, but if it is incorrect you lose the points.**HALF TIME QUESTION**Ling bought 4 DVDs for $12.95 and a DVD player for $37.98. After sales tax, her total came to $96.24. What is the sales tax rate. Round your answer to the nearest hundredth, if necessary.**Answer**7.2%**Second Half**• Point Values are now 2, 4, and 6 • You still may only use each point value one time per round**Round 4 Question 1**• During a recent winter, the ratio of deer to foxes was 7 to 3 in one county of New York State. If there were 210 foxes in the county, what was the number of deer in the county?**Answer**• 490 deer**Round 4 Question 2**You earn $40 shoveling snow off 5 sidewalks. You charge the same amount for each sidewalk. How much will you earn if you shovel 3 sidewalks?**Answer**$24**Round 4 Question 3**If you can type 1,240 words in 40 minutes, how many words per minute can you type?**Answer**31 words per minute**Round 5 Question 1**Y Alicia already spent $8.25 of her paycheck. If this was 15% of her paycheck, how much was she paid?**Answer**$55**Round 5 Question 2**Billy works part time as a salesperson at a music store in the mall. Hea earns wages of $6.50 per hour plus a percent commission on his sales during the week. Last week Billy worked 15 hours and earned a gross income of $163.13. If his total sales for the week totaled $1750, what percent commission does he earn on sales?**Answer**3.75%**Round 5 Question 3**Ping works at a furniture store assembling entertainment centers, shelving units and other items. If it takes her on average 22 minutes to assemble 1 entertainment center, how many centers should her boss expect her to have fully assembled at the end of a 7 – hour shift?**Answer**19**Round 6 Question 1**The length of the highway is 700 miles. If 1 inch represents 75 miles, what is the length of the highway on the map?**Answer**9 1/3 inches**Round 6 Question 2**A rectangular photo with dimensions of 1.5 inches wide by 2 inches long is enlarged to a length of 8 inches. What is the width of the enlarged print?**Answer**6 in**Round 6 Question 3**30 Steve can rent a chainsaw from a home improvement store for a deposit of $8 plus $5.75 per hour of rental time. He could buy the same chainsaw from the store for $135. Neglecting sales tax, for how many hours would Steve have to rent the chainsaw in order for the rental charge to exceed the purchase price?**Answer**23 hours**Final Question**• For the final question you may wager between 0 – 15 points. • If your answer is correct you get the points, if your answer is incorrect you lose the points.