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# Ten Practice Questions for Mental Arithmetic Tests

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*10*## Quinn cuts a delicious grey pizza into six slices and eats four of them. Which of the pizzas is his?

**Answer: ****A. **If Quinn eats four of the six slices, he has two left.

2

*10*## Which of the shapes is a hexagon?

**Answer: ****D.** A hexagon has six sides.

3

*10*## Keith is taking a train from Oxford and needs to be in London before noon. He looks at the timetable shown. Which is the latest train he can catch?

**Answer: ****10.30.** The 11:00 train doesn’t arrive until after 12:00.

4

*10*## Here is a picture of Ernie. How tall is he, to the nearest 10cm?

**Answer: ****1 metre 70.** Ernie is closer to 1 metre 70 than 1 metre 60.

5

*10*## Look at the chart provided. Which city is bigger than Glasgow but smaller than Birmingham?

**Answer: ****Leeds.**

6

*10*## Which of the clocks shows the time 19:45?

**Answer: ****C.** The minute (big) hand is pointing at 9 and the little hand is between 7 and 8.

7

*10*## This figure shows Will’s timesheet. How many hours did he work in total?

**Answer: ****37.5.** 8 + 8.5 + 8 + 8 + 5 = 37.5.

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*10*## The temperature in Reykjavik is –7ºC. The temperature in Moscow is –2ºC. How much warmer is Moscow than Reykjavik?

**A:** 9ºC

**B:** –9ºC

**C:** 3ºC

**D:** 5ºC

**E: **–5ºC

**Answer: ****D: 5****º****C.** See the number line shown. The gap between –7 and –2 is five spaces.

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*10*## The figure shows a train timetable. Frank needs to be in Manchester before 10 a.m. for a meeting. What is the latest train he can catch from Stockport?

**Answer: ****9:40.** This is the last train from Stockport that gets in before 10 a.m. Make sure you look at the Stockport times and not the Sheffield times!

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*10*## In a card game, Louise starts with –25 points. In the first round, she scores 45 points. What is her score after the first round?

**Answer: ****20.** –25 + 45 is the same as 45 – 25 = 20. Alternatively, you can look at the number line shown.