# 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. 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

2. If it takes 4 men 24 hours to build a wall, how long will it take 3 men working at the same rate?

 A. 18 hours B. 26 hours C. 28 hours D. 30 hours E. 32 hours This question was suggested by Susan,

3. A biscuit recipe uses flour, butter and sugar in the ratio 2:3:4 How much sugar do I need when I use 75g of butter?

 A. 50g B. 75g C. 100g D. 125g E. 150g This question was suggested by S Valley, Leicester

4. 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

5. 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

6. If pink paint is made by mixing white and red paint in the ratio 3:5, how many pots of white paint will be needed to make 24 pots of pink?

 A. 3 B. 5 C. 6 D. 9 E. 18 This question was suggested by Abigail, Cramlington

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

10. 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

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## Instructions

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