Estimation, Measurement, & Statistical Principles Practice Test

This is a short math practice test covering estimation, measurement, & statistical principles.

#1 During a semester, a student received scores of 76, 80, 83, 71, 80, and 78 on six tests. What is the student’s average score for these six tests?

78 is correct

#2 Which of the following is the most appropriate unit for expressing the weight of a pencil?

Ounces is correct

#3 Ms. Gutierrez needs to order rope for her gym class of 32 students. Each student will receive a piece of rope that is 5 feet 8 inches long. What is the total length of rope Ms. Gutierrez needs to order for her class?

181 feet 4 inches is correct

#4 Rob uses 1 box of cat food every 5 days to feed his cats. Approximately how many boxes of cat food does he use per month?

6 boxes is correct

#5 Tara can develop 2 rolls of film in about 18 minutes. At this rate, how long will it take her to develop 8 rolls of film?

1 hour 12 minutes is correct

#6 Liliana has a bag of marbles. The bag contains 18 black, 15 red, 11 blue, and 8 white marbles. Liliana randomly takes a red marble from the bag and leaves the marble on a table. What is the probability that she will next take a red or a white marble from the bag?

22/51 is correct

#7 At a college, approximately 2 out of 5 seniors go on to attend graduate school. If there are 750 seniors at the college, how many would be expected to attend graduate school?

300 seniors is correct

#8 The Mills Library has 1,007,199 books. The Springvale Library has 907,082 books. Which of the following is the best estimate of how many more books the Mills Library has than the Springvale Library?

100,000 books is correct

#9 Which of the following is the best estimate for 4,286 × 390?

1,600,000 is correct

#10 The lowest point on Earth is the bottom of the Mariana Trench at a depth of 35,840 feet below sea level. The highest point on Earth is the summit of Mt. Everest at a height of 29,028 feet above sea level. Which of the following is the best estimate of the distance between the lowest and highest points on Earth?

65,000 is correct

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