# Sample questions: Are you smarter than an eighth-grader?

Here are a few questions from a practice test for eighth-grade math. How do you score?

**1.** Stacey delivers newspapers. She earns $15 each week plus $2 for each customer on her route. Which equation can she use to find c, the number of customers she needs to earn exactly $25 each week?

**A.** 15c – 2 = 25

**B.** 15c + 2 = 25

**C.** 2c + 15 = 25

**D.** 2c – 15 = 25

**2.** What value of x makes this equation true?

4x – 10 = 18

**A.** 2 **B.** 4 **C.** 7 **D.** 8

**3.** Jill plans to conduct a survey to study the relationship between the number of hours her classmates watch television and their quiz scores. Which would be an appropriate way for Jill to display the survey data?

**A.** stem-and-leaf plot

**B.** line graph

**C.** circle graph

**D.** scatter plot

**4.** For which data set is the median greater than the mode?

**A.** 10, 7, 5, 3, 10

**B.** 26, 31, 28, 26, 22

**C.** 9, 0, 1, 9, 3

**D.** 16, 12, 21, 12, 14

Answers: 1. C; 2. C; 3. D; 4. D

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