# Sample Questions

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# Question 1

Which of the following is an equation of a line that passes through the point (0, 5) and has a negative slope?

A. y = 5x
B. y = 5x - 5
C. y = 5x + 5
D. y = -5x - 5
E. y = -5x + 5

# Question 2

The circular spinner shown below is divided into 6 congruent sectors. The sectors are yellow or blue.

Label each of the sectors either yellow (Y) or blue (B) so that the probability of spinning the arrow once and landing on yellow is

# Question 3

In the figure above, line is parallel to line m. Which of the following pairs of angles must have the same measure?

A. Angles 1 and 2
B. Angles 1 and 5
C. Angles 2 and 3
D. Angles 4 and 5
E. Angles 4 and 8

# Question 4

The linear graph below describes Joshï¿½s car trip from his grandmotherï¿½s home directly to his home.

(a) Based on this graph, what is the distance from Joshï¿½s grandmotherï¿½s home to his home?

(b) Based on this graph, how long did it take Josh to make the trip?

(c) What was Joshï¿½s average speed for the trip? Explain how you found your answer.

(d) Explain why the graph ends at the x-axis.

# Question 5

On the scale drawing above, the shaded area represents a piece of property along the river. Which of the following measurements is the best estimate of the area of the property?

A. 750 square meters
B. 850 square meters
C. 900 square meters
D. 1,050 square meters
E. 1,200 square meters

# Question 6

For 2 minutes, Casey runs at a constant speed. Then she gradually increases her speed. Which of the following graphs could show how her speed changed over time?

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# Question 7

A recipe requires cups of sugar. Which of the following ways describes how the measuring cups shown can be used to measure cups of sugar accurately?

A. Use the cup three times
B. Use the cup three times
C. Use the cup twice and the cup once.
D. Use the cup twice and the cup once.
E. Use the cup once, the cup once, and the cup once.