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Could you pass 9th grade math?

Sept. 17, 2011 at 4:17 a.m.


The following questions were adapted from a 2006 ninth grade math TAKS test.

Questions

1. The astronomy club rented a bus to visit the planetarium. The club rented the bus at a rate of $24.95 per day plus $0.45 per mile driven over 50 miles. If the astronomy club rented the bus for 1 day, what additional information is needed to determine the total cost of renting the bus?

2. What ordered pair represents the x-intercept or the y-intercept of the function 2x - y = 8?

3. Harris has $20.92 to spend on video-game rentals at a local video store. The store charges $3.95 per video-game rental plus an 8.125% tax. What is the maximum number of video games that Harris can rent?

Answers

1. The total number of miles the bus was driven

2. (4, 0)

3. Four

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