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2006 Washington State Math Championship

Unless a particular problem directs otherwise, give an exact answer or one rounded
to the nearest thousandth.

Algebra - Grade 5
1. A mystery number was increased by 8, and then quadrupled, followed by
three doublings resulting in the number 320. What is the mystery
number?

2. In a mile race the leader clocked in the first lap at 55 seconds (quarter
mile track). If the athlete could maintain this speed, how many miles per
hour would the runner average (round to the nearest whole number)?

3. If x @ y = 2(x)(y) and x & y = 2+(x)(y), what equals (2 @ 4) & (3 @ 5).

4. Susie Q loves cake so much that On the first day she only eats 25% of her
personal birthday cake. On the second day she eats 25% of what is left. If
she keeps doing this, what percent is left after five days (round to the
nearest whole percent)?

5. A birthday party at the fair is being planned, with style. Dad wants to bring
his son to the fair and pay for one of everything on the list below for each
of his guests that are all youths and themselves. How many friends can
the son invite if Dad has $500 to spend for everything?

Admission
adults = $8
youth = $5
Rides = $12 unlimited rides
Snacks
cotton candy = $2
hot dog = $ 2.50
sodas = $1

6. Bill and Jake are trading cards. Bill says he will trade 5 Smiths for 3
Moores. Then Jake says he will trade 3 Moores for 2 Gonzales. Bill then
says, we could do that, but all I know is that 1 Flores is worth 4 Gonzales.
Assuming both students have enough cards, how many Moore cards can
Jake get if he has 3 Flores to give but wants 5 smith cards?
7. At a business convention, 12 people are meeting for the first time. If they all
shake hands only once each, how many total handshakes will occur?

8. Write an equation in y = mx + b form for the following table (express m as an


integer).
X -8 -2 0 10 16 22
Y -95 -65 -55 -5 25 55

9. A hiking party averages 16 miles per day over a 3-day leg of the hike. The first
day was very steep and slow. However day two was much faster resulting in 2
miles over twice the mileage of day one. Day three was even better with the
group ending the day just 2 miles short of tripling day one. If the group can
maintain the rate of day 2, how many days will it take the party to finish the
remaining 54miles?

10. The graph below shows Bens and Anns progress in a race climbing up and
down a mountain on a previous weekend. This weekend they plan to race a
different mountain and the time is estimated so that Ben should take 3 times as
long as it did for the first 400 feet in elevation on the graph below. Ann should
take 3.5 times as long as her first 400 feet in elevation from the graph below.
How many minutes should separate the two climbers when they reach the top.

4200

4000
Elevation
in feet
3800

3600
Ben
Ann

1 2 3 4 5 6
Time (hours) after Anne starts to
2006 Washington State Math Championship
Unless a particular problem directs otherwise, give an exact answer or one rounded
to the nearest thousandth.

Algebra - Grade 6
1. Susie Q loves cake so much that On the first day she only eats 25% of her
personal birthday cake. On the second day she eats 25% of what is left. If
she keeps doing this, what percent is left after five days (round to the
nearest whole percent)?

2. A birthday party at the fair is being planned, with style. Dad wants to bring
his son to the fair and pay for one of everything on the list below for each
of his guests that are all youths and themselves. How many friends can
the son invite if Dad has $500 to spend for everything?

Admission
adults = $8
youth = $5
Rides = $12 unlimited rides
Snacks
cotton candy = $2
hot dog = $ 2.50
sodas = $1

3. Bill and Jake are trading cards. Bill says he will trade 5 Smiths for 3 Moores.
Then Jake says he will trade 3 Moores for 2 Gonzales. Bill then says, we could
do that, but all I know is that 1 Flores is worth 4 Gonzales. Assuming both
students have enough cards, how many Moore cards can Jake get if he has 3
Flores to give but wants 5 smith cards?

4. At a business convention, 12 people are meeting for the first time. If they all
shake hands only once each, how many total handshakes will occur?

5. Write an equation in y = mx + b form for the following table (express m as an


integer).
X -8 -2 0 10 16 22
Y -95 -65 -55 -5 25 55

6. A hiking party averages 16 miles per day over a 3-day leg of the hike. The first
day was very steep and slow. However day two was much faster resulting in 2
miles over twice the mileage of day one. Day three was even better with the
group ending the day just 2 miles short of tripling day one. If the group can
maintain the rate of day 2, how many days will it take the party to finish the
remaining 54miles?
7. The graph below shows Bens and Anns progress in a race climbing up and down
a mountain on a previous weekend. This weekend they plan to race a different
mountain and the time is estimated so that Ben should take 3 times as long as it
did for the first 400 feet in elevation on the graph below. Ann should take 3.5
times as long as her first 400 feet in elevation from the graph below. How many
minutes should separate the two climbers when they reach the top.

4200

4000
Elevation
in feet
3800

3600
Ben
Ann

1 2 3 4 5 6
Time (hours) after Anne starts to

8. If each square in figure 1 were 2 matches long, how many matches would
the lines have for the 10th figure, if the length each growing large square
increases by two matches?

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3

9. A child let go of a balloon on top of a fifty-foot carnival ride and after 10


seconds it is twice the height of the ride. After 1 minute how high above
the ground is the balloon reach if the balloon rises at constant rate?

10. At a motorcycle and four-wheeler off-road race one girl counts 140
wheels while peeking under the tracks fence. Her friend tries looking
over the fence only to see the tops of 40 helmets. How many four-
wheeler racers were in the heat.
2006 Washington State Math Championship
Unless a particular problem directs otherwise, give an exact answer or one rounded
to the nearest thousandth.

Algebra - Grade 7
1. At a business convention, 12 people are meeting for the first time. If they all
shake hands only once each, how many total handshakes will occur?

2. Write an equation in y = mx + b form for the following table (express m as an


integer).
X -8 -2 0 10 16 22
Y -95 -65 -55 -5 25 55

3. A hiking party averages 16 miles per day over a 3-day leg of the hike. The first
day was very steep and slow. However day two was much faster resulting in 2
miles over twice the mileage of day one. Day three was even better with the
group ending the day just 2 miles short of tripling day one. If the group can
maintain the rate of day 2, how many days will it take the party to finish the
remaining 54miles?

4. The graph below shows Bens and Anns progress in a race climbing up and down
a mountain on a previous weekend. This weekend they plan to race a different
mountain and the time is estimated so that Ben should take 3 times as long as it
did for the first 400 feet in elevation on the graph below. Ann should take 3.5
times as long as her first 400 feet in elevation from the graph below. How many
minutes should separate the two climbers when they reach the top.
4200

4000
Elevation
in feet
3800

3600
Ben
Ann

1 2 3 4 5 6
Time (hours) after Anne starts to
5. If each square in figure 1 were 2 matches long, how many matches would
the lines have for the 10th figure, if the length each growing large square
increases by two matches?

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3

6. A child let go of a balloon on top of a fifty-foot carnival ride and after 10


seconds it is twice the height of the ride. After 1 minute how high above
the ground is the balloon reach if the balloon rises at constant rate?

7. At a motorcycle and four-wheeler off-road race one girl counts 140 wheels
while peeking under the tracks fence. Her friend tries looking over the
fence only to see the tops of 40 helmets. How many four-wheeler racers
were in the heat.

8. If a racecar finishes 4 laps on a 4620 foot track in 112.5 seconds, how


many miles will the car travel in a 6 hour time period (round your answer
to the nearest mile)?

9. Two bowlers face off in a four game average series, where winner takes
all final round. The last game starts with Alice bowling (219,255, 242) and
Arthur bowling (227,239, 260). Arthur is confident that Alice cannot better
his best score. If She does tie her own best score, what would Arthur
need to bowl to win by one point.

10. Cell phone plan A charges a $30 monthly for a service fee and 2 cents per
minute, while plan B charges a $13 monthly service charge with 5 cents
per minute. At what minute in a month does plan A become a better deal?
2006 Washington State Math Championship
Unless a particular problem directs otherwise, give an exact answer or one rounded
to the nearest thousandth.

Algebra - Grade 8

1. The graph below shows Bens and Anns progress in a race climbing up and down
a mountain on a previous weekend. This weekend they plan to race a different
mountain and the time is estimated so that Ben should take 3 times as long as it
did for the first 400 feet in elevation on the graph below. Ann should take 3.5
times as long as her first 400 feet in elevation from the graph below. How many
minutes should separate the two climbers when they reach the top.
4200

4000
Elevation
in feet
3800

3600
Ben
Ann

1 2 3 4 5 6
Time (hours) after Anne starts to

2. If each square in figure 1 were 2 matches long, how many matches would
the lines have for the 10th figure, if the length each growing large square
increases by two matches?

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3


3. A child let go of a balloon on top of a fifty-foot carnival ride and after 10
seconds it is twice the height of the ride. After 1 minute how high above
the ground is the balloon reach if the balloon rises at constant rate?

4. At a motorcycle and four-wheeler off-road race one girl counts 140 wheels
while peeking under the tracks fence. Her friend tries looking over the
fence only to see the tops of 40 helmets. How many four-wheeler racers
were in the heat.

5. If a racecar finishes 4 laps on a 4620 foot track in 112.5 seconds, how


many miles will the car travel in a 6 hour time period (round your answer
to the nearest mile)?

6. Two bowlers face off in a four game average series, where winner takes
all final round. The last game starts with Alice bowling (219,255, 242) and
Arthur bowling (227,239, 260). Arthur is confident that Alice cannot better
his best score. If She does tie her own best score, what would Arthur
need to bowl to win by one point.

7. Cell phone plan A charges a $30 monthly for a service fee and 2 cents per
minute, while plan B charges a $13 monthly service charge with 5 cents
per minute. At what minute in a month does plan A become a better deal?

8. You start off with five cents on day one and you triple it by the end of the
day. You take your total from the end of day one and triple it by the end of
day two. You continue this until the end of day twenty. At the end of day
twenty, how many hundreds of dollars do you have? Round to the nearest
whole number.

9. A large arch for a temple entrance is to be built. The height of the arch is
directly proportional to the cube of the distance from the sides of the
entrance. At 4 feet the arch is 1 foot high. If the entrance is 40 feet wide,
how tall is the center of the arch?

10. At a Valentines day high school class competition a 6 feet long licorice
rope is to be eaten by a couple eating it from both ends and meeting
somewhere in the middle. The girl on each team gets a 10 second head
start. After 10 seconds Anne has consumed 6 inches. At 20 seconds,
Anne and her partner John are consistently devouring the rope and they
have eaten twenty inches. If they continue to eat at this rate, how many
inches will John have eaten when they are finished. Round to the nearest
inch.