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

Given:

A floor that is 12 feet by 18 feet

To find:

The number of square yards of carpet needed to cover the floor

Solution:

Since there is no waste we can just find the area of the carpet and then convert to square yards.

Area of floor = 12 × 18 = 216 square feet = 216 ÷ 9 = 24 square yard

**Answer: (C) 24**

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

Given:

Kitten and bunny weighs 7 pounds

Kitten and puppy weighs 8 pounds

Bunny and puppy weighs 9 pounds

To find:

The weight of the puppy

Solution:

Topic(s): Integer word problem

Let *k* = weight of kitten

*b* = weight of bunny

*p* = weight of puppy

Substitute equation 1 into equation 2

7 − *b* + *p* = 8 (equation 4)

Substitute equation 3 into equation 4

7 − (9 - *p*) + *p* = 8

7 − 9 + *p* + *p* = 8

2*p* = 10 *
p* = 5

**Answer: (D) 5 pounds**

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

Given:

On a blueprint, inch represents 16 feet

A driveway is 40 feet

To find:

The length of the driveway on the map

Solution:

Topic(s): Proportional word problem

If 16 feet then inch, if 40 feet then how many?

16 →

40 →

**Answer: (B) **

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

Given:

The graphs *y* = *x*^{2} + 9 and *y* = *x*^{2} − 9 intersects at (*p*, 0)

*p* is positive

To find:

The value of *p *

Solution:

Since (*p*, 0) is the point of intersection, we can equate the two graphs.

−*x*^{2} + 9 = *x*^{2} − 9

2*x*^{2} = 18

*x*^{2} = 9

*x* = ±3

*p* is positive, so it would have the value 3

**Answer: (A) 3**

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

Given:

The old machine makes 300 bolts per hour

The new machine makes 450 bolts per hour

To find:

The number of minutes it will take the two machines to make a total of 900 bolts

Solution:

Topic(s): Proportional word problem

Let *t* be the time taken by the machines in hours.

300*t* + 450*t* = 900*t*

750*t* = 900

*t* = 1.3

The time in minutes would be 1.2 × 60 = 72

**Answer: (B) 72**

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