# Detroit High School - Math Proficiency Exam

## What it takes to succeed in da hood

NAME ________________________________
GANG NAME _________________________

1. Ramone 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 Ramone attempt before he has to reload?

2. Jose has 2 ounces of cocaine. If he sells an 8 ball to Antonio for \$3 and 2 grams to Juan for \$85 per gram, what is the street value of the rest of his hold?

3. Rufus pimps 3 hoes. If the price is \$85 per trick, how many tricks per day must each hoe 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 steal to have \$900?

6. Raul 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 out? (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 left over?

8. Tyrone knocked up 3 girls in the gang. There are 27 girls in his gang. What is the exact percentage of girls Tyrone 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 15 mph, Joe loads his 357 Magnum. If it takes Joe 20 seconds to load his piece, how far away will Billy be when he gets whacked?

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