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11. Correct answer: 128
Given:
Twice a number decreased by 3 is 253
To find:
The number
Solution:
Topic(s): Translating words to equations
Let n be the number
Answer: 128
12. Correct answer: 2,400
Given:
A company manufactures white and black sneakers, both of which are available either hightops or lowtops
To find:
The number of black sneakers manufactured by the company
Solution:
HighTops 
Lowtops 
Total 

White 
3,600 

Black 
900 
1,500 
2,400 
Total 
4,500 
5,500 
10,000 
We need to get is BlackTotal.
TotalHightops = Total – TotalLowtops = 10,000 – 5,500 = 4,500
BlackHighTops = TotalHighTops – WhiteHighTops = 4,500 – 3,600 = 900
BlackTotal = 900 + 1,500 = 2,400
Answer: 2,400
13. Correct answer: 3
Given:
The figure
PQRS is a rectangle
Points Q and R lie on the graph y = ax^{2}, where a is a constant
Perimeter of PQRS = 10
To find:
The value of a
Solution:
From the diagram, length of PS = QR = 2
Let the length of PQ = RS = r
Perimeter PQRS = 2 + 2 + r + r = 10
⇒ 4 + 2r =10 ⇒2r =6 ⇒ r = 3
The coordinates of R would be (1,3).
Given that R is on the graph y = ax^{2}, we can substitute x = 1 and y = 3 into the equation.
3 = a(1) 2 ⇒ a = 3
Answer: 3
14. Correct answer: 8/3, 2.66, 2.67
Given:
ab + b = a + 2c
a = 2 and c = 3
To find:
The value of b
Solution:
Topic(s): Isolate variable
Answer:
15. Correct answer: 45/2 < x < 55/2
Given:
The figure
l bisects
45 < y < 55
To find:
One possible value for x
Solution:
Topic(s): Corresponding angles, vertical angles
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