The City of New York High School Math Proficiency Exam
1.) Little Johnny has an AK-47 with a 30 round clip. He usually misses 6 out of
every 10 shots and he uses 13 rounds per drive-by shooting. How many drive-by
shootings can Little Johnny attempt before he has to reload?
2.) Jose has 2 ounces of cocaine. If he sells an 8 ball to Antonio for $320 and
2 grams to Juan for $85 per gram, what is the street value of the rest of his
3.) Rufus pimps 3 hoes. If the price is $85 per trick, how many tricks per day
must each ho turn to support Rufus's $800 per day crack habit?
4.) Jerome wants to cut the pound of cocaine he bought for $40,000 to make 20%
profit. How many ounces will he need?
5.) Willie gets $200 for a stolen BMW, $150 for stealing a Corvette, and $100
for a 4x4. If he steals 1 BMW, 2 Corvettes and 3 4x4's, how many more corvettes
must he have to steal to have $900?
6.) Raoul got 6 years for murder. He also got $10,000 for the hit. If his
common-law wife spends $100 per month, how much money will be left when he gets
Extra credit bonus: how much more time will he get for killing the hoe that
spent his money?
7.) If an average can of spray paint covers 22 square feet and the average
letter is 3 square feet, how many letters can be sprayed with 3 eight ounce cans
of spray paint with 20% paint free?
8.) Hector knocked up 3 girls in the gang. There are 27 girls in his gang. What
is the exact percentage of girls Hector knocked up?
9.) Bernie is a lookout for the gang. Bernie has a Boa Constrictor that eats 3
small rats per week at a cost of $5 per rat. If Bernie makes $700 a week as a
lookout, how many weeks can he feed the Boa on one week's income?
10.) Billy steals Joe's skateboard. As Billy skates away at 35 mph, Joe loads
his .357 Magnum. If it takes Joe 20 seconds to load his magnum, how far away
will Billy be when he gets whacked?