# Ratio Multiple Choice Topic Test

## Test your understanding of ratio with this ten question, self-marking multiple choice exercise.

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Here are 10 Ratio multiple choice questions written by people from around the world while using the main Pentransum activity. You can earn a Transum Trophy for answering at least 9 of them correctly.

1. Arthur, Bertie, Johnny and Giles spent £4200 on a used car, they spread the cost in the ratio 2:1:4:3. How much did Arthur have to pay towards the car?

 A. £2420 B. £840 C. £1260 D. £2000 E. £420 This question was suggested by Tom Gloster, Moor Park, Shropshire.

2. Toby needs 6 boxes of brownie mix to serve 50 people. How many does he need to serve 75 people?

 A. 50 B. 49.8 C. 8.3 D. 3 E. 9 This question was suggested by Suzy, North Carolina, USA

3. Three children, aged 9, 11 and 12 recieve a Christmas present of \$128 from a rich aunt. They are told to divide the money between them in proportion to their ages. How much money does the second oldest child recieve?

 A. \$38 B. \$44 C. \$48 D. \$50 E. \$51 This question was suggested by Caleb M, Kimihia Primary School, Huntly, New Zealand

4. If Jim earned twice as much as Jack did. Altogether they earned £60. How much did Jack earn?

 A. £10 B. £20 C. £30 D. £40 E. £50

5. Share £70 among Amy, Bob and Charlie. Charlie gets twice as much as Bob. Bob gets twice as much as Amy. How much does Charlie get ?

 A. £46.66 B. £40 C. £23.33 D. £20 E. £17.50 This question was suggested by Ann, London

6. Express the relationship between 2.5 metres and 50 centimetres as a ratio.

 A. 2:1 B. 1:2 C. 25:50 D. 2.5:50 E. 5:1

7. Milly likes her coffee made with water and milk in the ratio 4:5. During a week Milly will drink a total of four and a half litres of coffee. How much more milk than water is in the coffee she drinks.

 A. Half a litre B. One Litre C. Two litres D. Four litres E. 900 ml

8. On a map a road is shown as 9 centimetres long, which represents a distance of 4.5 kilometres. What does one centimetre on the map represent?

 A. 5000m B. 50m C. 0.5 km D. 0.5 m E. 0.05 km This question was suggested by Matthew, London

9. If Dan and Don share \$48 in the ratio 5:1 how much more than Don will Dan receive?

 A. \$5 B. \$8 C. \$32 D. \$40 E. \$47

10. Mary and Paul share £300 between them in the ratio 3:2. Mary then gives half of her money to Connor and Paul gives one tenth of his money to Mary. How much money does Mary now have?

 A. 90 B. 78 C. 180 D. 12 E. 102 This question was suggested by E Pilcher, Skegness Academy

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## Instructions

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