WASHINGTON STATE MATHEMATICS COUNCIL

2000 MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH OLYMPIAD

 

Session II:

FIFTH GRADE MEASUREMENT

Make sure you include proper units in your answer.

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1.    Andrea wants to tile the floor of her 5 ft. by 7 ft. bathroom with tiles that are 6 inch by 6 inch squares. How many tiles will she need?

 

 

 

 

2.    On a house plan diagram, 1 inch represents 4 feet. How long is the side of a building that is 6 inches long on the diagram?

 

 

 

3.    After acquiring Alaska and Hawaii territories, the United States greatly increased in area. To the nearest percent, what was the percent of this increase to the area of the United States?

 

Territory

Year

Total Area of the United States in that Year

 (in thousands of square miles)

Original area

1790

889

After Louisiana Purchase

1803

1,716

After Texas

1845

1,845

After Oregon Territory

1846

2,464

After Gadsen Purchase

1853

3,022

After Alaska territory

1867

3,612

After Hawaii territory

1898

3,618

 


 

4.    If a stamp machine can make 360 stamps in 3 minutes, how many stamps can it make in 8 hours?

 

 

 

 

 

5.      Carla is hanging a picture that is 28 inches wide on a panel that is 36 inches wide. If she hangs the picture in the center of the panel, how far will each edge of the picture be from the edge of the panel?