Critical Thinking Exercises 1.docx - Student 1 Student 2 Date Arithmetical and Logical Word Problems 1 You have black socks and blue socks in a drawer

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Student 1: ............................................... Student 2: ............................................... Date: ....................... Arithmetical and Logical Word Problems: 1. You have black socks and blue socks in a drawer, mixed in a ratio of four to five. Because it is dark, you are unable to see the colors of the socks that you take out of the drawer. How many socks do you have to take out of the drawer to be assured of having a pair of socks of the same color? Answer: ..................................................................................................................................................................... 2. A teacher had twenty-three pupils in his class. All but seven of them went on a museum trip and thus were away for the day. How many of them remained in class that day? Answer: ..................................................................................................................................................................... 3. According to the U.S. Constitution, if the vice president of the United States should die, who would be the president? Answer: ..................................................................................................................................................................... 4. Fifteen percent of the people in a certain town have unlisted telephone numbers. You select two hundred names at random from the local phone book. How many of these people can be expected to have unlisted telephone numbers? Answer: ..................................................................................................................................................................... 5. In the Thompson family, there are five brothers, and each brother has one sister. If you count Mrs. Thompson, how many females are there in the Thompson family? Answer: ..................................................................................................................................................................... 6. A taxi driver picked up a fare at the Hyatt Regency Hotel who wanted to go to the airport. The traffic was heavy, and the taxicab’s average speed for the entire trip was just forty miles per hour. The total time of the trip was eighty minutes, and the customer was charged accordingly. At the airport, the taxi driver picked up another customer who wanted to be taken to the same Hyatt Regency Hotel. The taxi driver returned to the hotel along the same route that he had used just before, and traveled with the same average speed. But this time the trip
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