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Sounds of the Savanna - Math Word Problems  

 

 

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1. A wildebeest weighs 600 pounds. A lioness weighs 350 pounds. How much more does a wildebeest weigh than a lioness?
    250 pounds
    200 pounds
    150 pounds
 
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2. A wildebeest calf weighs about 50 pounds when it was born. How many times more does an adult wildebeest weigh than a newborn?
    15
    12
    10
 
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3. If an elephant herd has 20 members and a quarter wander away to drink water, how many have left the group?
    4
    5
    10
 
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4. Vervet monkeys live in groups called "troops". There are 10-70 monkeys in a troop. If a large troop of 70 vervet monkeys splits in half, how many monkeys are in each of the two new troops?
    35
    40
    55
 
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5. A group of baboons is called a "troop" or a "congress." There are 5-250 baboons in a congress. On average, there are 50 baboons in a congress. A large congress of 250 baboons is how many times larger than an average congress of 50 baboons?
    7
    6
    5
 
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6. There are 30 zebras in a herd. Three zebras are killed by lionesses. What fraction of the zebra herd is left?
    1/10
    7/10
    9/10
 
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7. Milky eagle owls lay two eggs in a clutch. If 15 owls each lay two eggs, how many eggs are there in all?
    20
    26
    30
 
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8. Yellow-winged bats live in group of up to 100 bats. If 60 bats are in a cave and one third leave to go hunting, how many have left the cave?
    20
    30
    40
 
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9. The frquency of sound-waves is measured in Hertz. Humans can hear sounds between 20 and 20,000 Hz. An elephant's rumble has a frequency of 12 Hz. How many Hertz lower is an elephant's rumble than a human can hear?
    8
    800
    8,000
 
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10. The amplitude of sound waves is measured in decibels. A lion's roar is 114 decibels loud. A normal speaking voice for a human is 70 decibels. How many decibels louder is a lion's roar than a human voice?
    40
    44
    54
 
   
 



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