This quiz has a great collection of word problems that provide some good practice for your reasoning and arithmetic abilities.

Have a pen and paper ready, because you'll definitely be needing those to work out these tough word problems, in addition to your intellect and brainpower, obviously. Well, you are certainly welcome to do some mental gymnastics and do the workings in your head, but I wouldn't recommend that. Believe me, I have tried that and I know. Some things are just easier when you write them out and see them clearly.

Most of the questions in this quiz will only require mathematical ability to solve, while others will require logical reasoning as well. You may need to use a mix of operationsβaddition, subtraction, multiplication or divisionβto solve these story problems. When you are ready, start this word problem quiz to find out if you are a good problem solver.

Can you correctly answer these 5th grade math problems?

You Must Have Some Einstein Genes If You Can Solve 16/20 of These Challenging Math Word Problems Quiz Questions

Ben and Matt received votes in the ratio 2:3.
The total number of votes cast was 60.
How many votes did Ben get?

Two numbers are in the ratio 3:8.
Their sum is 44.
What is the difference between the two numbers?

Lori bought a soccer ball for $19.95.
She also bought a pair of sneakers that cost three times as much as the ball.
She had $7.80 left in her backpack.
How much money did she have before the purchase?

5/7 of a group of students are boys.
There are 18 more boys than girls.
How many students are there altogether?

A box of apples was delivered to Paul's Pies and Cakes.
He put half of the apples aside for a pie he would make later.
He put 25 of the remaining apples in the refrigerator.
That left 6 apples to use in his muffins.
How many apples were in the box at first?

Megan and her sister, Tara, wanted to buy a scooter that cost $26.
Tara had $4 more than Megan.
Together they had enough money to buy the scooter.
How much money did Tara have?

Terry cut a rope 35 inches long into two pieces in the ratio 3:4.
What is the length of the longer piece?

Luis and Cameron shared some stickers is the ratio 5:2.
Luis received 15 more stickers than Cameron.
How many stickers were there altogether?

Susan the painter can paint 5/6 of a room in 90 minutes.
How many minutes will it take Susan to paint the entire room?

Benjamin found a bag of money.
He decided to give 1/2 of the money to his best friend,
1/4 of the money to his sister, 1/8 of the money to his mother, and 1/16 of the money to his dad.
The amount of money that was left was $1.25.
How much money was in the bag when Benjamin found it?

At the Arcade Parade, bumper cars cost $12 for a half hour.
How much does 25 minutes cost?

Karen promised Sara that she would give half of her remaining
money to Sara after giving 7/8 of it to her favorite charity.
If Karen gave $672 to her favorite charity, how much money will Sara receive?

Evan delivers packages in a building.
He started on the ground floor and went up 7 floors.
He went down 3 floors and then up 16 floors.
Then he was only 2 floors away from the top of the building.
How many floors are in the building altogether?

Lavender is making punch for the school dance.
She mixes 3 parts lemonade with 5 parts cranberry juice.
She wants to fill a 72 cup bowl.
How many more cups of cranberry juice will she need than lemonade?

Lickety Splits sells ice cream cones for $1.75 each.
The Yummy Tummy sells ice cream cones for $2.15 each
but will give you a free cone after you buy 5.
One store is offering a better deal.
How much will you save if you buy 6 ice cream cones at that store?

Gary works at Ghosts and Goblins, a Halloween store.
He puts orange, black, and white Halloween candies in boxes.
After he fills a box, 1/4 is orange, 1/6 is black, and 21 are white.
How many candies does Boris put in each box?

Jake bought some red, blue, and yellow tickets for the rides at Fun Land.
8 of the tickets were red.
There were twice as many blue tickets as red tickets.
Jake used all 6 of his yellow tickets first.
How many tickets did Jake buy in all?

A sign by a bridge says it can safely hold 5 cars that each weigh 2750 pounds.
Assume there are no cars on the bridge.
How many 150 pound people can safely stand on the bridge?

Jane ran an errand for her neighbor.
She went to the store and bought 24 pieces of fruit.
She purchased three times as many oranges as bananas.
On her way home, Jane accidentally dropped twice as many oranges as bananas.
She still managed to deliver 15 pieces of fruit to her neighbor.
How many oranges did her neighbor receive?

Peter, Tom, Paul, and Ron are playing chess.
Each of the 4 boys played 2 games with every other player.
How many games of chess were played altogether?