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Sounds of the Savanna
 Math Word Problems
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
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
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
4.
Vervet monkeys live in groups called "troops". There are 1070 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
5.
A group of baboons is called a "troop" or a "congress." There are 5250 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
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
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
8.
Yellowwinged 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
9.
The frquency of soundwaves 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
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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