# Can You Beat Alfonzo's Challenge?

Shai K.
The man you see below is Alfonzo, a math teacher from Italy. We asked Alfonzo if he could write some problems for us that start with very easy and work their way up to some more challenging bits for our smart BabaMail readers (that would be you). So, can you impress Alfonzo and ourselves by getting a better score than 10 on this tricky math test?

Which of these numbers is divisible by 4 without a remainder?
106
102
112
118

Ginger, 12 years old, is three times as old as Susan. How old will she be when she's twice as old as Susan?
22
16
12
18

What comes next in the series: 24, 23, 21, 18, 14, __
9
10
11
12

What is the square root of 22500?
150
250
175
75

I have figs. I eat 1 and give half the remainder to Rob. I eat another, and throw half of what's left away. I now have 5 figs. I started with:
23 figs
27 figs
25 figs
22 figs

If X is bigger than Y but smaller than Z, then the following must be true:
Y is bigger than Z
Y is the biggest
Z is the smallest
Z is bigger than an X

Susan hired movers to move her to a new apartment. They charged her \$500 and she paid a 16% tip. How much did she pay them all together?
580
560
545
600

During a 5-day festival, the number of visitors tripled each day. If the festival opened on a Thursday with 345 visitors, what was the attendance on Sunday?
6210
9315
3105
1035

I bought lunch for 3 friends. If I spent \$70 and had to pay a 15% tip, what was the tip?
10.5
11.5
12.75
13.75

Eric's salary is \$2000 more than Rachel's. Together they make \$5800. Rachel makes:
\$2800
\$3900
\$2000
\$1900

A plane flew for 4 hours AGAINST a 10 mph wind. It then flew for 3 hours WITH the same wind. The plane flew 3560 miles. Find the rate of the plane in still air.
610
410
510
310

When I get multiplied by any number, the sum of the figures in the product is always me. What am I?
9
7
10
5

Ron was 0.3 of his father's age this year. If he's 12 this year, how old was his father when he was born?
36
40
16
28

When you add the square root of 81 to 12 squared, what do you get?
152
153
154
151

Casey buys a bracelet. She pays for the bracelet and pays \$0.72 in sales tax. The sales tax rate is 6%. What is the original price of the bracelet, before tax?
\$12
\$15
\$9
\$7
Alfonzo Says: "It's time to study up!"
Ah, my amico, you did not do so well this time. I think it is time to brush up a bit on your basic math skills, and then return and try my quiz again!
Alfonzo Says: "You did really well!
Muito Buona! You did very well indeed. You didn't get all of them, so there is some room for improvement. Why don't you look at your mistakes and see the right answer so you are prepared for my next quiz!
Alfonzo Says: "You are one of the best!"
Mamma mia! You are my star pupil! When BabaMail said their readers were smart, I guess they weren't kidding. I'll try to cook up something more challenging for your next quiz!
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