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Could you pass 11th-grade math?

By Victoria Advocate
Oct. 1, 2011 at 5:01 a.m.


The following questions were adapted from a 2006 Exit Level math TAKS test.

Questions:

1. Mr. Kelly's company manufactures a cylindrical soup can that has a diameter of 6 inches and a volume of 226 cubic inches. If the diameter stays the same and the height is doubled, what will happen to the can's volume?

2. An ice-cream vendor made a table showing the relationship between the daily high temperature and the number of ice-cream cones sold per day. What is the dependent quantity in this relationship?

3. A biologist noticed that the population of ladybugs in a sample doubled every three days. If the initial population sample was 30 ladybugs, what was the population of ladybugs at the end of nine days?

4. The Hawthorne Mustangs have won four games and lost six games this season. Based on these results, which is the best prediction of the number of games the Mustangs must play in order to win six games?

Answers

1. It will double.

2. The number of ice-cream cones sold per day

3. 240

4. 15

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