# Part A: Each correct answer is worth 5 points

## Problem 1

The value of $\frac{1998 - 998}{1000}$ is

$\text{(A)}\ 1 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 1000 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 0.1 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 10 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 0.001$

## Problem 2

The number $4567$ is tripled. The ones digit (units digit) in the resulting number is

$\text{(A)}\ 5 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 6 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 7 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 3 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 1$

## Problem 3

If $S = 6\times 10,000 + 5\times 1,000 + 4\times 10 + 3\times 1$, what is $S$?

$\text{(A)}\ 6,543 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 65,043 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 65,431 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 65,403 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 60,541$

## Problem 4

Jean writes five tests and achieves the marks shown on the graph. What is her average mark on these five tests?

[insert bar graph with 5 bars: 80, 70, 60, 90, 80]

$\text{(A)}\ 74 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 76 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 70 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 64 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 79$

## Problem 5

If a machine produces 150 items in one minute, how many would it produce in 10 seconds?

$\text{(A)}\ 10 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 15 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 20 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 25 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 30$

## Problem 6

In the multiplication question, the sum of the digits in the four boxes is:

[Multiply $879 \times 492$ using long multiplication. Find the sum of the four numbers in the thousands place column.]

$\text{(A)}\ 13 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 12 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 27 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 9 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 22$

## Problem 7

A rectangular field is 80 m long and 60 m wide. If fence posts are placed at the corners and are 10 m apart along the 4 sides of the field, how many posts are needed to completely fence the field?

$\text{(A)}\ 24 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 26 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 28 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 30 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 32$

## Problem 8

Tuesday’s high temperature was 4 C warmer than that of Monday’s. Wednesday’s high temperature was 6 C cooler than that of Monday’s. If Tuesday’s high temperature was 22 C, what was Wednesday’s high temperature?

$\text{(A)} 20 \quad\text{(B)} 24\quad \text{(C)} 12\quad \text{(D)} 32 \quad \text{(E)} 16 \quad$

(all in Celsius)

## Problem 9

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 10

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

# Part B: Each correct answer is worth 6 points

## Problem 11

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 12

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 13

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 14

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 15

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 16

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 17

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 18

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 19

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 20

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

# Part C: Each correct answer is worth 8 points

## Problem 21

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 22

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 23

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 24

$\text{(A)}\ \qquad \text{(B)}\ \qquad \text{(C)}\ \qquad \text{(D)}\ \qquad \text{(E)}$

## Problem 25

Two natural numbers, $p$ and $q,$ do not end in zero. The product of any pair, $p$ and $q,$ is a power of 10 (that is, 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 , ...). If $p > q$ , the last digit of $p-q$ cannot be

$\text{(A)}\ 1 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 3 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 5 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 7 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 9$

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