1.  The local election is over and a new mayor has been elected to lead Big Town. The new mayor received three votes for every vote received by her opponent. The new mayor received1,536votes. How many votes did her opponent receive?

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3.  Mr. Quirk had approximately 48% of the tests graded. (a) Written as a fraction with thirtyone as a denominator, approximately what fraction of the tests did he have graded? (b) What was the approximate graded test:ungraded test ratio?

 4.  If two out of seven people surveyed prefer brand B over brand A, then how many out of seven prefer brand A? Assume that everyone surveyed liked either brand A or B but no one chose “both” or “neither.”


5.  If the ratio of football players to volleyball players at the high school is 5:1 and there are 78 football and volleyball players, how many volleyball players are there?

 6.  A scientist counted birds in a cornfield. He counted thirteen crows, five jays and sixteen hawks. What was the ratio of jays to hawks?

