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## 7th Grade PSSA Math Practice Questions

1- What is the area of the shaded region?

A. \(9 π\) cm\(^2\)

B. \(25 π\) cm\(^2\)

C. \(39 π\) cm\(^2\)

D. \(64 π\) cm\(^2\)

2- A pizza cut into 8 parts. William and his sister Ella ordered two pizzas. William ate \(\frac{1}{4}\) of his pizza and Ella ate \(\frac{1}{2}\) of her pizza. What part of the two pizzas was left?

A. \(\frac{1}{2}\)

B. \(\frac{1}{3}\)

C. \(\frac{3}{8}\)

D. \(\frac{5}{8}\)

3- Simplify \(6x^2 y^3 (2x^2 y)^3\).

A. \( 12x^4 y^6\)

B. \( 12x^8 y^6\)

C. \( 48x^4 y^6\)

D. \( 48x^8 y^6\)

4- Right triangle ABC has two legs of lengths 6 cm (AB) and 8 cm (AC). What is the length of the third side (BC)?

A. 4 cm

B. 6 cm

C. 8 cm

D. 10 cm

5- The marked price of a computer is D dollar. Its price decreased by \(20\%\) in January and later increased by \(10\%\) in February. What is the final price of the computer in D dollars?

A. 0.80 D

B. 0.88 D

C. 0.90 D

D. 1.20 D

6- \([6 × (–24) + 8] – (–4) + [4 × 5] ÷ 2 =\) ?

A. \(-122\)

B. \(-112\)

C. \(-102\)

D. \(-92\)

7- The area of a circle is \(64 π\). What is the circumference of the circle?

A. \(8 π\)

B. \(16 π\)

C. \(32 π\)

D. \(64 π\)

8- A $40 shirt now selling for $28 is discounted by what percent?

A. \(20 \%\)

B. \(30 \%\)

C. \(40 \%\)

D. \(60 \%\)

9- From last year, the price of gasoline has increased from $1.25 per gallon to $1.75 per gallon. The new price is what percent of the original price?

A. \(72 \%\)

B. \(120 \%\)

C. \(140 \%\)

D. \(160 \%\)

10- If \(40 \%\) of a class are girls, and \(25 \%\) of girls play tennis, what fraction of the class play tennis?

A. \(10 \%\)

B. \(15 \%\)

C. \(20 \%\)

D. \(40 \%\)

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## Answers:

1- **C**

In this case, to find area of the shaded region, subtract the area of two circles. (S1: the area of big circle. S2: the area of little circle)

Use the area of circle formula.

S = \(π\)r\(^2\)

\(S_{1} – S_{2}= π( 5 + 3 cm)^2 – π(5 cm)^2\) ⇒ \(S_{1} – S_{2} = π64 cm^2 – π25 cm^2\) ⇒ \(S_{1} – S_{2} = 39π cm^2\)

2- **D**

William ate \(\frac{1}{4}\) of 8 parts of his pizza that it means 2 parts out of 8 parts ( \(\frac{1}{4}\) of 8 parts = x ⇒ x = 2) and left 6 parts.

Ella ate \(\frac{1}{2}\) of 8 parts of her pizza that it means 4 parts out of 8 parts ( \(\frac{1}{2}\) of 8 parts = x ⇒ x = 4) and left 4 parts.

Therefore, they ate \((4 + 2)\) parts out of\( (8 + 8)\) parts of their pizza and left \((6 + 4)\) parts out of \((8 + 8)\) parts of their pizza that it means: \(\frac{10}{16}\)

After simplification we have: \(\frac{5}{8}\)

3- **D**

Simplify.

\(6x^2 y^3 (2x^2 y)^3= 6x^2 y^3 (8x^6 y^3 ) = 48x^8 y^6\)

4- **D**

Use Pythagorean Theorem: \(a^2 + b^2 = c^2\)

\(62 + 82 = c^2 ⇒ 100 = c^2 ⇒ c = 10\)

5- B

To find the discount, multiply the number by (\(100\%\) – rate of discount).

Therefore, for the first discount we get:

\((D) (100\% – 20\%) = (D) (0.80) = 0.80 D\)

For increase of \(10 \%\):

\((0.80 D) (100\% + 10\%) = (0.85 D) (1.10) = 0.88 D = 88\% D\)

6- **A**

Use PEMDAS (order of operation):

\([6 × (– 24) + 8] – (– 4) + [4 × 5] ÷ 2 = [– 144 + 8] – (– 4) + [20] ÷ 2 = [– 144 + 8] – (– 4) + 10 =\)

\([– 136] – (– 4) + 10 = [– 136] + 4 + 10 = – 122\)

7- **B**

Use the formula of areas of circles.

Area =\( πr^2 ⇒ 64 π = πr^2 ⇒ 64 = r^2 ⇒ r = 8\)

Radius of the circle is 8. Now, use the circumference formula:

Circumference = \(2πr = 2π (8) = 16 π\)

8- **B**

Use the formula for Percent of Change

\(\frac{New Value-Old Value}{Old Value}× 100 \%\)

\(\frac{28-40}{40}× 100 \% = – 30 \% \)

(negative sign here means that the new price is less than old price).

9- **C**

The question is this: 1.75 is what percent of 1.25?

Use percent formula:

part =\( \frac{percent}{100}× whole\)

\(\frac{percent}{100}× 1.25\) ⇒ \(1.75 = \frac{percent ×1.25}{100}⇒175 =\) percent \(×1.25\) ⇒ percent \(= \frac{175}{1.25}= 140\)

10- **A**

Let x be the amount of students in the class.

\(40 \%\) of \(x =\) girls

\(25 \%\) of girls = tennis player

Input \(40\%\) of a class instead of girls in second formula. Therefore, \(25\%\) of \(40\%\) of a class = tennis player

tennis player = \(10\%\)

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