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Words of “Wiz-dom”-The test writer likes these questions but they aren’t limited to miles per hour. Sometimes they relate to work or other activities. Treat them the same. The general formula is:

Output might be “distance traveled” or “boxes packed” or “walls painted” or “yards mowed.” They will always involve something accomplished in an amount of time.

Sample Questions

 12.  My owl, Kelly, can fly 5 blocks in the time it takes my eagle, Van. to fly 6. How many blocks will Kelly fly in the time it takes Van to fly 120?

(A) 92
(B) 100
(C) 108
(D) 128
(E) 144

Answer to Question #12

18.  A hiker averaged 4 miles per hour walking up the long hill to the Castle of Wizdom. She averaged 6 miles per hour walking back down the hill by the same route. What was her overall average miles per hour for the round trip?

(A) 4.0
(B) 4.5
(C) 4.8
(D) 5.0
(E) 5.2

Answer to Question #18

5.  Trophius can apply 3 gallons of gilt per hour when gilding the roofs of the castle towers. He only buys gilt in 5-gallon containers. What is the minimum number of containers he needs to buy for an 8-hour work day? (“Gilt” is the liquid gold that is applied instead of paint to my roof.)

(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
(E) 6

Answer to Question #5

7.  It turns out that Darrell’s “Fire-breathing Rubberburner” has a few problems with its speedometer. It registers how many seconds it takes to go one mile. How many miles per hour is he going if the speedometer registers 75 seconds per mile?

(A) 45
(B) 48
(C) 52
(D) 56
(E) 75

Answer to Question #7

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