Quiz: 60% of Adults Won't Be Able To Correctly Answer These Sixth Grade Word Problems!
60% of Adults Won't Be Able To Correctly Answer These Sixth Grade Word Problems!
By: Stella Alexander
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About This Quiz

Sally bought a pizza with 12 slices that she planned to share with four friends. If one-quarter of the pizza is for her, how many slices does that leave her to share with her friends?  For those who answered nine slices, you're ready to take this quiz! Sixty percent of adults can't correctly answer these sixth-grade word problems. Can you prove you're a part of the 40 percent who can?

When students are in sixth grade, they're mostly dealing with an introduction to junior high school. They're also dealing with a host of subjects. There's language arts, reading and social studies. They get the chance to wind down during gym or music class. They might have the chance to choose an elective like French or Spanish. Who could forget about the classic "favorites" like science and math? While students are moving past three digit long division and mixed fractions, they're learning to apply all their math rules to word problems. Think you can handle their curriculum?

Sixth-grade math deals with mixed operations, integers, rational numbers, ratios, and more. Could you solve them when they're put into word problems? Camille made 12 cupcakes and put sprinkles on one-third of them. How many cupcakes had sprinkles? If you can answer this question, you're ready to beat the 60 percent of adults who can't answer all these questions correctly! Let's find out if you have what it takes!

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From 1990 - 2001, there were 195 houses in Essex County. There are now 868 houses. How many houses were built over that 11 year period?
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Lauren earns $10 for trimming a tree. If she trims five trees per hour for eight hours, how much money does she make at the end of the day?
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An organization needs 8,000 cookies for a party. If the cookies come in boxes of five, how many boxes does the organization need to buy?
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Rachel wants to distribute 18 books and 14 flyers to local libraries. If she wants to deliver the same combination to each office without having leftovers, what is the greatest number of libraries to which she can give the materials?
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If _49 rounded to the nearest hundred is 300, what is the missing digit?
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Luke had 0.5 grams of salt and he used 0.1 grams to make an omelet. How much salt does Luke have left?
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Rodney bought four glass vases. They weighed 32 pounds in total. What was the weight of each vase?
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Kimberly saw six crabs in an aquarium. Two of the crabs were orange. What fraction of the crabs were orange?
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Camille made 12 cupcakes and put sprinkles on one-third of them. How many cupcakes had sprinkles?
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Chris was conducting a science experiment where a Petri dish had 16,971 bacteria. In one week, it grew to 90,652. What is the approximate number of bacteria that grew?
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If 16 students in a class of 46 have a pet, what is the ratio of students with a pet to students without a pet?
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Cameron has a box of chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cookies. The box has 80 cookies. If 80 percent of them are chocolate chip, how many oatmeal cookies does Cameron have?
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How much does it cost to buy 10 pens if each costs $1.40?
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Christopher has 'a' apples. He gives nine of them away. What equation represents how many apples Christopher has left?
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In New Jersey, it rained 523 millimeters in March and April. If 300 millimeters of rain fell in March, how many millimeters fell in April?
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A bakery charges $4 for a slice of cake. If each cake is cut into eight slices, how much would the shop make by selling five cakes?
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If it takes 400 pounds of steel to make one steel beam, how many beams can be made from 6,400 pounds of steel?
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Michael found gift bags in packs of two and bows in packs of 11. If he wants to buy the same number of gift bags and bows, what's the smallest number of gift bags he can buy?
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Which digit makes the statement true?%0D7_1,798 rounded to the nearest hundred thousand is 800,000.
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Alice's school bought 16.9 pounds of paper and 3.2 pounds of pencils. How many pounds of material did they buy?
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Rachel's class weighed four of the same encyclopedia for a combined weight of 0.20 kilograms. How much does one encyclopedia weigh?
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Mary's mom made eight pieces of toast. If she put butter on four of them, what fraction of the toast had butter?
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At the clothing store, 1/6 of the clothes are white while 1/2 of them are black. What fraction of the clothes are black or white?
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One-third of the plates in the cupboard are white. There are 27 plates in the cupboard. How many of the plates are white?
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A plumber built a sewage system with 521 pipes. If 206 of the pipes are metal, approximately how many of them are plastic?
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The 6th-grade class had the choice to go to an aquarium or an amusement park. Six students chose to go to the aquarium while 16 went to the amusement park. What's the ratio of the number of students who went to the amusement park to the number of students who went to the aquarium?
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Kristen took a science quiz yesterday. There were 50 problems on the quiz. She got 80 percent of them right. How many problems did she get correct?
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If a wooden table costs $50, how much would six wooden tables cost?
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Susan has 14 books in her room. If she buys "b" more at a bookstore, what equation shows​ how many she now has?
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Cameron got a job working as a dishwasher at Cheesecake Factory. On Saturday, he had to wash 125 plates. Seventy-one of them were large plates while the rest were small. How many small plates did Cameron wash on Saturday?
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Monica's mom has to cross a bridge twice every day. It costs $4 for each trip. How much money does Monica's mom spend on the bridge from Monday to Friday?
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Barnes & Noble needs to ship 50,000 books to its NYC store. If each box can hold 100 books, how many boxes does Barnes & Noble need?
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Sylvia wants to create snack bags. She has 15 cookies and five apples. To make sure the snack bags are identical without any food left over, what's the greatest number of snack bags Sylvia can make?
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Victoria went to a fabric store and bought six sheets of fabric. The total length of the fabric was 72 feet. How long was each piece of fabric?
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At the Girl Scout cookie booth, 1/4 of the customers bought Thin Mints. If the booth had 128 customers, how many of them bought Thin Mints?
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