# AVERAGE WORD PROBLEMS WORKSHEET

Problem 1 :

Isabella has found that she stays the most fit by running various distances and terrains throughout the week. On Mondays she runs 2.5 miles, on Tuesdays 4.6 miles, on Thursdays 6.75 miles, and on Saturdays 4.8 miles. What is the average distance Isabella runs on each of the days that she runs? Round to the nearest hundredth of a mile.

Solution

Problem 2 :

Shane wants to figure out what grade he is getting in math. His test scores were 85.6, 78.5, 92.5, 67, and 83.7. What was his average test score? What grade will he receive?

Solution

Problem 3 :

Jody and Lazaro are cycling in a 24-mile race.

• Jody is cycling at an average speed of 8 miles per hour. Lazaro is cycling at an average speed of 6 miles per hour.

If they both started the race at the same time, who will finish first?  How much faster will they finish the race ?

Solution

Problem 4 :

LA player’s batting average was 0.29 rounded to the nearest hundredth. Write 0.29 as a percent.

Solution

Problem 5 :

In a recent season, Jason Kidd of the New Jersey Nets had a field goal average of 0.40 rounded to the nearest hundredth. What is 0.40 written as a percent?

Solution

Problem 6 :

Mr. Ishikawa left Houston at 3:00 P.M and arrived in Dallas at 8:00 P.M., driving a distance of approximately 240 miles. During his trip, he took a one-hour dinner break. What was Mr. Ishikawa’s average speed?

Solution

Problem 7 :

Ana bought a van that holds 20.75 gallons of gas and gets an average of 15.5 miles per gallon. How many miles can she expect to go on a full tank?

Solution

Problem 8 :

Miranda is an excellent spinner who averages 3 points on her spins during competitions. Last year her total spin points equaled 21. About how many spins did she successfully complete?

Solution

Problem 9 :

Dan’s scores for speed this season are

-1, -3, 1, -1, 2, 0

What is his average speed score for the season?

Solution

1)  4.66

2)  Average score is 81.46 and he will get grade B.

3)  Jody will finish the race first with the difference of 1 hour comparing Lazaro.

4)  4 hours

5)  29%

6)   40%

7)  60 miles per hour

8)  321.625 miles

9)  7 spins

10)  his average is -1/3.

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