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Do you get an allowance? If you do, how do you earn that allowance? When you earn the allowance, how well do you take care of your money? Do you spend it right away or do you save it?

Money is a commodity that is a part of everyday life. In the outside world, that is, the world outside of school, money is the biggest common factor each of us will encounter that will enable us to continue to use our math skills, including the basic skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication, percentages and decimal usage. This quiz will, then, deal with working with money. So let’s do one practice problem before we jump into the quiz.

The problem: If a teacher tells each of their 28 students in the class to buy ten pencils and each pencil costs 12¢, how much money will the class have to spend so that everyone has ten pencils?

Working the problem: The first thing we have to do is to multiply 12¢ by 10 pencils so .12 x 10 = $1.20. (Did you remember that you had to convert the cents into a decimal, i.e., 12¢ = .12?)

Next, we have 28 students so now we multiply $1.20 x 28 = $33.60. Did you remember where the decimal point should be?

Solution: $33.60 is the amount of money it will take in order to have every student in the class to get 10 pencils.

Seems simple enough, right? Good! That means you are now ready to move forward.

1.

A white blouse Kendra has had her eyes on costs $27.50 but today it is on sale for $19.25. If she buys it today, how much money will she save?

$8.25

$7.75

$7.25

$6.75

2.

Mrs. Garland bought 15 new plants to put in her garden. She spent $194.85. Each plant cost the same amount. How much did each plant cost?

$12.29

$12.39

$12.59

$12.99

Answer (d) is the correct answer

3.

Twenty Girl Scouts held a raffle to help them pay for camp. Each girl needs $75.00 and each raffle ticket is being sold for $1.50. How many raffle tickets will the Girl Scouts have to sell in order for all of them to go to camp and how much will they need in total to send all 20 girls?

750 tickets and $1,125.00

1,500 tickets and $2,250.00

1,000 tickets and $1,500.00

1,500 tickets and $1,750.00

Answer (c) is the correct answer

4.

Michael is saving for a new bike that costs $176.00. He gets an allowance of $12.50 per week and is saving $8.00 of that to buy the bike. How many weeks will it take before Michael can save $176.00.

22 weeks

23 weeks

25 weeks

27 weeks

Answer (a) is the correct answer

5.

The local burger diner sold cheeseburgers for $1.29 each, hamburgers for $1.09 apiece and fries for $.89 each. If you bought 13 cheeseburgers, 9 hamburgers and 21 fries, how much money will it cost you?

$44.27

$45.27

$46.27

$47.27

$16.77 +$9.81 + $18.69 = $45.27.

Answer (b) is the correct answer

6.

Gail bought an HDTV that cost $1,371.00 and a sound system that cost $3,396.00. In all, how much money did Gail spend?

$2,025.00

$4,567.00

$4,767.00

$5,025.00

$1,371.00 + $3,396.00 = $4,767.00

Answer (c) is the correct answer

7.

Carol bought three new pairs of shoes for $66.75. Each pair cost the same amount. How much did each individual pair cost?

$22.75

$23.25

$22.00

$22.25

Answer (d) is the correct answer

8.

Timothy bought a new truck for $12,865.00 and Alex bought a used truck for $9,320.00. How much more money did Timothy spend over Alex?

$3,555.00

$3,545.00

$3,535.00

$3,525.00

Answer (b) is the correct answer

9.

Ernie buys 8 tickets for his family to play 2 rounds of miniature golf. Each round costs $4.25 per person. How much will both rounds cost Ernie? [NOTE: 8 tickets for 2 rounds means there are 4 family members – not 8]

$17.00

$25.00

$34.00

$68.00

Answer (c) is the correct answer

10.

Charlie spent $9.12 to buy 3 magazines. The magazines all had the same price. How much did each magazine cost?

$27.04

$3.04

$3.03

$27.36

Answer (b) is the correct answer

Working the problem: The initial cost is $27.50 and now it is $19.25 so we must subtract $27.50 - $19.25 = $8.25Solution: Kendra will save $8.25 if she buys the blouse today.Answer (a) is the correct answer