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The High-School Math Challenge

Concerned about math tests? Take the challenge! Find out what your teen needs to know.

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Concerned about math tests? Take the challenge! Find out what your teen needs to know.

1. The perimeter of an isosceles triangle is 30 cm. Which of the following cannot be the length of the base?

  • 1 cm
  • 5 cm
  • 10 cm
  • 15 cm

2. If 6.74 X 10n = 6,740,000, what is the value of n?

  • 100000
  • 60000
  • 50000
  • 40000

3. There are 250 seniors in a class. 60% have plans to go to college. Of those with plans to go to college, 40% plan to go to a college out-of-state. How many students plan to attend an in-state college?

  • 60
  • 90
  • 40
  • 150

4. Five pencils and 2 erasers cost 95 cents. Three pencils and 4 erasers cost 85 cents. If x is the cost of a pencil and y is the cost of an eraser, then which of the following systems of equations can be used to find the cost of a pencil?

  • x û y = 2
    8x + 6y = 180
  • x + y = 14
    8x + 6y = 180
  • 5x + 4y = 95
    3x + 2y = 85
  • 5x + 2y = 95
    3x + 4y = 85
  • None of these

5. Simon is conducting a probability experiment. He randomly selects a tag from a set of tags that are numbered from 1 to 100 and then returns the tag to the set. He is trying to draw a tag that matches his favorite number, 21. He has not matched his number after 99 draws.What are the chances he will match his number on the 100th draw?

  • 1 out of 100
  • 99 out of 100
  • 1 out of 1
  • 1 out of 2

1. The perimeter of an isosceles triangle is 30 cm. Which of the following cannot be the length of the base?
15 cm

2. If 6.74 X 10n = 6,740,000, what is the value of n?
100000

3. There are 250 seniors in a class. 60% have plans to go to college. Of those with plans to go to college, 40% plan to go to a college out-of-state. How many students plan to attend an in-state college?
90

4. Five pencils and 2 erasers cost 95 cents. Three pencils and 4 erasers cost 85 cents. If x is the cost of a pencil and y is the cost of an eraser, then which of the following systems of equations can be used to find the cost of a pencil?
5x + 2y = 95
3x + 4y = 85

5. Simon is conducting a probability experiment. He randomly selects a tag from a set of tags that are numbered from 1 to 100 and then returns the tag to the set. He is trying to draw a tag that matches his favorite number, 21. He has not matched his number after 99 draws.What are the chances he will match his number on the 100th draw?
1 out of 100

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