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Basic Math Problems

Here are some fairly basic math problems to test your skills (answers are provided at the end of the post). If you find these too easy, or just want different challenges, check out our fifth grade math problems and basic algebra problems.

Basic Math Questions

  1. 5 + 2
  2. 12 + 5
  3. 55 – 41
  4. 8 x 2
  5. 10 x 5
  6. 5 x 10
  7. An acute angle _____ 90 degrees.
  8. A right angle _____ 90 degrees.
  9. An obtuse angle _____ 90 degrees but _____ 180 degrees.
  10. How many degrees are there in a square?
  11. How many degrees in a rectangle?
  12. How many degrees in a triangle?
  13. 8 + x = 12 (solve for x)
  14. 7x = 14 (solve for x)
  15. (7 + 2) x 5
  16. 7 + 2 x 5
  17. 121 x 1
  18. If a man has 5 trees that each contain 8 apples, what is the total number of apples that he has?
  19. Jane had 152 cows. She sold 47 to Charles. How many cows does Jane have now?
  20. If I have 80 lollies and I want to give 20 people an equal amount of lollies, how many lollies will each person receive?
  21. If I have 50 candy canes and give 6 candy canes to 7 different people, how many candy canes will I have left?
  22. Write 0.95 as a percentage.
  23. Write 55% in decimal form.
  24. In American Football 6 points is scored from touchdowns, 1 from extra points and 3 from field goals. If a team scores 4 touchdowns, 3 extra points and 2 field goals what is their total score?
  25. In cricket, the ‘strike rate’ is the number of runs a player hits in 100 balls. If a player hits 40 runs in 50 balls, what is his strike rate?
  26. In Australian Rules Football (AFL) teams can score goals (worth 6 points) or behinds (worth 1 point). If a team scores 15 goals and 13 behinds, what is their total score?
  27. An angle that is greater than 180 degrees, but less than 360 degrees, is called a…?

Answers:

  1. 7
  2. 17
  3. 14
  4. 16
  5. 50
  6. 50
  7. is less than
  8. is equal to
  9. is greater than 90 but less than 180
  10. 360
  11. 360
  12. 180
  13. x=4
  14. x=2
  15. 45
  16. 17
  17. 121
  18. 40 (5 x 8 OR 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 8)
  19. 105 (152 – 47)
  20. 4 (80 divided by 20)
  21. 8 (6 x 7 = 42 are given. So 50 – 42 = 8 are left)
  22. 95%
  23. 0.55
  24. 33 (Touchdowns = 6 x 4 = 24. Extra Points = 3. Field Goals = 2 x 3 = 6. Total = 24 + 3 + 6)
  25. 80 (40 in 50 balls = 80 in 100 balls)
  26. 103 (Goals = 15 x 6 = 90. Behinds = 13. Total = 90 + 13)
  27. Reflex angle

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