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11. Correct answer: 1, 11
Given: A, B, C, D and E, lie on a line, not necessarily in that order AB = 24
Point C is the midpoint of
Point D is the midpoint of
DE = 5
To find: AE
Sketch the approximate locations of the points on the line
AB = 24
C is the midpoint of , so AC = 12
D is the midpoint of , so AD = 6
There are two possible positions for E.
If E is between A and D then AE = 6 – 5 = 1
If E is between D and C then AE = 6 + 5 = 11
Answer: Either 1 or 11
12. Correct answer: 39
Sum of 5 consecutive integers = 185
The greatest of the 5 consecutive integers
Solution: Topic(s): Consecutive integer problems
Let n be the greatest integer
n – 4 + n – 3 + n – 2 + n – 1 + n = 185
⇒ 5 n – 10 = 185 ⇒ 5n = 195 ⇒ n = 39
13. Correct answer: 6500
Gross pay = $1,200 + 20% of the dollar amount of sales
Gross pay = $2,500
Dollar amount of sales
Solution: Topic(s): Percent
The gross pay is given as $2,500
Let x = Dollar amount of sales
1,200 + 20% x x = 2,500 ⇒ 0.2x = 1,300 ⇒ x = 6,500
14. Correct answer: 5/18, .277, .278
Each wedge makes a 40% angle at the center of the disk
The weight of the uncut disk is 2.5 grams
The weight of each wedge
Solution: Topic(s): Proportional word problem
The proportion of the weight should be the same as the proportion of the angle of the wedge to the full circle.
If 360º then 2.5 grams if 40º then how many grams?
360 → 2.5
Answer: 5/18, .277, .278
15. Correct answer: 2
Given: x2 − y2 = 10 x + y = 5
To find: x – y
Solution: Topic(s): Difference of two squares
Use the difference of two squares to factorize
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