WASHINGTON STATE MATHEMATICS COUNCIL 2000 MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH OLYMPIAD   Session II: SEVENTH GRADE MEASUREMENT   Make sure you include proper units in your answer! 7

1.   Lotano picked up the scissors and started to cut the fabric.   Lucia held the cloth down on the table so that it wouldn't slip and make Lotano cut crooked.   Lotano and Lucia were making banners for the Pumpkin festival.   The cloth was 45 yards long, and they were going to cut it into 2 1/2 yard pieces for the banners.   It took Lotano 2 minutes to make each cut, because he had to cut very carefully.   How many minutes did it take him to cut the fabric into 2 1/2 yard pieces?

2.   What day of the week will May 5th, 2010, fall on?   Remember the year 2000 is a leap year.

3.   Determine the amount of flour needed for 100 cookies, if a certain recipe calls for 2 cups of flour for 2-dozen cookies.

4.   In Great Britain, 1 quarter = 8 bushels. (Note:   This is not the US quarter that is a coin.)   Use the following chart to determine how much 5 1/2 quarters of corn weigh.

Weight per Bushel

 Beans 60 lbs Wheat 60 lbs Peas 60 lbs Corn 56 lbs Potatoes 60 lbs Barley 56 lbs

5.   Rob Hoop and his Merry Hoods were playing a marathon concert.   They began with great enthusiasm, but finally collapsed at 10:00 p.m., Friday, October 13, after playing for 150,000 seconds.   When did the concert begin?