# Introduction To Problem Solving Quiz

### Question Description

1) Find x in the figure below if the perimeter of the parallelogram is 324 feet. Round to the nearest foot.

a. 20 ft.

b. 10 ft.

c. 19 ft.

d. 36 ft.

2) The sum of three consecutive even integers is 390. Find the smallest number.

a. 128

b. 129

c. 130

d. 132

3) NVESCO Field at Mile High, home to theDenver Broncos, has 11,675 more seats than Heinz Field, home to thePittsburgh Steelers. Together, these two stadiums can seat a total of140,575 NFL fans. How many seats does the Broncos stadium have?(Sources: Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers)

a. 76,125

b. 152,250

c. 128,900

d. 64,450

4) Of the 1376 tornadoes that occurred in theUnited States during 2003, 39.5% occurred during the Month of May. Howmany tornadoes occurred during May 2003? Round to the nearest whole.

a. 544

b. 791

c. 543 d. 792

5) One number is five times a first number. Athird number is 100 more than the first number. If the sum of the threenumbers is 415, find the largest.

a. 45

b. 145

c. 163

d. 225

6) A flooded piece of land near theMississippi River in New Orleans is to be surveyed and divided into 4rectangles of equal dimension as shown below. Express the total amountof fencing needed as an algebraic expression in x.

a. x + 3x – 15

b. 4x + 5(3x – 15)

c. 8x + 5(3x – 15)

d. 8x + 3x – 15

7) Which expression could be used to representthe total amount of money (in cents) in x nickels, (x + 3) dimes, and2x quarters? (Hint: the value of a nickel is 5 cents, the value of adime is 10 cents, and the value of a quarter is 25 cents).

a. x + x + 3 + 2x

b. 5x + 10(x + 3) + 25x

c. 5x + 10x + 3 + 25(2x)

d. 5x + 10(x + 3) + 25(2x)

8) Which of the following is not one of the four steps for problem solving?

a. Discover

b. Interpret

c. Understand

d. Solve

9) Which algebraic expression could be used to find the perimeter of the figure below?

a. 3x + x + 3x – 1

b. 3x + x + x + 3x – 1

c. 3x + 3x + x + x

d. 2x + 3x – 1

10) Which of the following algebraic expressions should be used to model the sentence below?

The sum of three consecutive odd integers, if x + 1 is the first odd integer.

a. x + x + 2 + x + 4

b. x + x + 1 + x + 2

c. x + 1 + x + 3 + x + 5

d. x + 1 + x + 2 + x + 3

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