New SAT Math Workbook

New SAT Math Workbook

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Unformatted text preview: and B biographies. What part of these books are biographies? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) B A B A+ B A +B A A B B -B A 7. 42 seniors voted to hold the prom at the Copacabana. This represents Copacabana? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 147 101 189 105 126 class. How many seniors did not vote for the 8. Steve needs M hours to mow the lawn. After working for X hours, what part of the job remains to be done? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) M-X M X MM M-X X-M X M www.petersons.com Verbal Problems Involving Fractions 41 1. PART OF A WHOLE A fraction represents a part of a whole. In dealing with fractional problems, we are usually dealing with a part of a quantity. Example: Andrea and Danny ran for president of the Math Club. Andrea got 15 votes, while Danny got the other 10. What part of the votes did Andrea receive? Solution: Andrea got 15 votes out of 25. That is 15 3 or of the votes. 25 5 Exercise 1 Work out each problem. Circle the letter that appears before your answer. 1. In a class there are 18 boys and 12 girls. What part of the class is girls? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 2. 2 3 3 5 2 5 1 15 3 2 3. What part of an hour elapses between 3:45 p.m. and 4:09 p.m.? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 6 25 2 5 5 12 1 24 24 A team played 40 games and lost 6. What part of the games played did it win? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 3 20 3 17 14 17 17 20 7 8 4. A camp employs 4 men, 6 women, 12 girls, and 8 boys. In the middle of the summer, 3 girls are fired and replaced by women. What part of the staff is then made up of women? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 1 5 2 9 1 3 3 10 1 2 www.petersons.com 42 Chapter 3 5. There are three times as many seniors as juniors at a high school Junior-Senior dance. What part of the students present are juniors? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 2 5 3 5 2 3 3 4 1 4 7. Manorville High had a meeting of the Student Senate, which was attended by 10 freshmen, 8 sophomores, 15 juniors, and 7 seniors. What part of the students present at the meeting were sophomores? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 1 4 5 8 7 40 1 5 1 3 6. What part of a yard is 1 ft. 3 in.? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) 5 12 1 3 1 2 5 8 4 9...
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2010 for the course MATH a4d4 taught by Professor Colon during the Spring '10 term at Embry-Riddle FL/AZ.

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