Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the
statement or answers the question.



Choose any strategy shown below to
solve.
ProblemSolving
Strategies Draw a picture. Look for a pattern. Guess and check. Make a table. Work
backward.  


1.

A zoo buys 430 pounds of fruit for the gorillas and
1,900 pounds of hay for the elephants. How many more pounds of food does the zoo buy for the
elephants than for the gorillas?
a.  1,500 pounds  c.  1,450
pounds  b.  1,470 pounds  d.  1,900
pounds 


2.

Jared buys a banner at each sports event he
attends. So far he has gone to 12 baseball games, 7 football games, and 6 basketball games. How many
more sports events does Jared have to attend to have a total of 30 banners?


3.

Michael is painting stripes on his bedroom wall. He
is using red paint, blue paint, and white paint. How many possible color combinations of stripes can
Michael paint?


4.

Ty’s two favorite numbers add up to 12 and
their difference is 4. What are Ty’s two favorite numbers?
a.  12 and 4  c.  10 and
2  b.  8 and 4  d.  7 and
5 



Compare the fractions.


5.

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Short Answer



Choose any strategy shown below to
solve.
ProblemSolving
Strategies Draw a picture. Look for a pattern. Guess and check. Make a table. Work
backward.  


6.

Carl volunteers 89 hours during the summer at the
local hospital. Sally volunteers 54 hours during the summer and 22 hours during the winter at the
same hospital. How many more hours does Carl volunteer at the hospital than Sally?


7.

Teresa draws one marble at a time from three bags.
First she draws a red marble, then a blue marble, and then a green marble. If she draws a total of 20
marbles, how many more blue marbles than green marbles does she draw from the bags?


8.

Millen buys postcards at her favorite vacation
spot. Some of the postcards are color and some are black and white. The number of color postcards is
more than the number of black and white postcards. The sum of the two numbers is 10 and the quotient
is 4. How many of each type of postcard did she buy?


9.

Gabriel and Bertha want to plant daffodils and
roses in each of their gardens. Bertha also wants to plant violets. How many different combinations
of flowers in all can they make for their gardens? Show how you know.


10.

Dave has 18 sports cards. Laurie has 21 sports
cards. They each want to put an equal number of cards in 3 pages of their collector’s card
book. How many more cards per page will Laurie have than Dave?
