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  1. MathTrivia

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Round 1

  5. 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

  6. Answer 70 miles : 2 gallons

  7. Round 1 Question 2 • Which of the following rations forms a proportion with 2 : 5 • 16 : 40, 10 : 30, 12 : 25, 12 : 35

  8. Answer 16 : 40

  9. 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?

  10. Answer $960

  11. Round 2

  12. 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?

  13. Answer 352 miles

  14. 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

  15. Answer 54 miles

  16. 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?

  17. Answer 29 packages

  18. Round 3

  19. 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?

  20. Answer 8 hours

  21. Round 3 Question 2 Write and then solve the proportion. 8 is to 12 as p is to 18.

  22. Answer 8 = p 12 18 p= 12

  23. 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?

  24. Answer About 15.78 signatures (accept 15 or 16)

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Answer 7.2%

  28. Second Half • Point Values are now 2, 4, and 6 • You still may only use each point value one time per round

  29. Round 4

  30. 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?

  31. Answer • 490 deer

  32. 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?

  33. Answer $24

  34. Round 4 Question 3 If you can type 1,240 words in 40 minutes, how many words per minute can you type?

  35. Answer 31 words per minute

  36. Round 5

  37. 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?

  38. Answer $55

  39. 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?

  40. Answer 3.75%

  41. 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?

  42. Answer 19

  43. Round 6

  44. 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?

  45. Answer 9 1/3 inches

  46. 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?

  47. Answer 6 in

  48. 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?

  49. Answer 23 hours

  50. 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.