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Would You Pass Eighth-Grade Math Test, White Plains?

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Standardized test Photo Credit: Wikimedia

So, are you smarter than an eighth-grader?

This month, New York State reported just 22 percent of the eighth-graders who took this year’s Common Core-aligned math test received a passing mark, according to a New York Times story.

Try answering this sample question from the 2015 test.

1. Jenny wants to rent a truck for one day. She contacted two companies. Laguna’s Truck Rentals charges $20 plus $2 per mile. Salvatori’s Truck Rentals charges $3 per mile. After how many miles will the total cost for both companies be the same?

A: 4

B: 6

C: 20

D: 60

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