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**6. Correct answer: (A)**

Given:

A “simple square” is any integer > 1 that has only three positive integer factors – itself, its square root, and 1.

To find:

The answer that is a simple square

Solution:

Topic(s): Square root of integers

** Answer: (A) 121**

**7. Correct answer: (B)**

Given:

In the triangle *XYZ*, *XZ* is , which is the length of the altitude

To find:

Area of triangle *XYZ *in terms of* h *

Solution:

Topic(s): Area of triangle

From the diagram, we can see that *XZ* is the base (*b*) and *h* is the height of the triangle.

Area of triangle *XYZ* =

**Answer: (B) **

**8. Correct answer: (B)**

Given:

= 432 (where *a* and *b* are positive integers)

To find:

The value of *ab*.

Solution:

Topic(s): Exponents, factors

First, multiply the exponents

Next, find the prime factors of 432.

432 = 3 × 3 × 3 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 3 3 × 2 4

Then, we change the base to get the exponents of 3 and 2 in order to match with the exponents of *a* and *b*.

3^{3} × 2^{4} = 3^{3} × 4^{2} = *a*^{3}*b*^{2} ⇒ *a* = 3, *b* = 4

*ab* = *a* × *b* = 3 × 4 = 12

** Answer: (B) 12**

**9. Correct answer: 990**

To find:

The greatest three-digit integer that has a factor of 10

Solution:

Topic(s): Factors

Having a factor of 10, means the integer must end with a 0.

In order for it to be the greatest, the other two digits must be 9s.

So, the 3-digit integer must be 990.

**Answer: 990**

**10. Correct answer: 30**

Given:

A recipe for chili for 20 people requires 4 pounds of beans

To find:

Pounds of beans required to make chili for 150 people

Solution:

Topic(s): Proportional word problem

Rewrite the problem as:

If 20 people then 4 pounds, if 150 people then how many pounds?

20 → 4

150 →

**Answer: 30**

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