City of Los Angeles

High School Math Proficiency Exam

Name:__________________________

Gang:__________________________

1. Johnny has an AK-47 with an 80-round clip. If he misses 6 out

of 10 shots and shoots 13 times at each drive-by shooting, how

many drive-by shootings can he attempt before he has to reload?

2. Jose has 2 ounces of cocaine and he sells an 8-ball to

Jackson for $320 and 2 grams to Billy for $85 per gram. What is

the street value of the balance of the cocaine if he doesn't cut

it?

3. Rufus is pimping for three girls. If the price is $65 for

each trick, how many tricks will each girl have to turn so Rufus

can pay for his $800-per-day crack habit?

4. Jarone want to cut his 1/2 pound of heroin to make 20% more

profit. How many ounces of cut will he need?

5. Willie gets $200 for stealing a BMW, $50 for a Chevy, and $100 for a 4X4.

If he has stolen 2 BMWs, 3 4X4s, how many Chevies will he have to steal to make $800?

6. Raoul is in prison for 6 years for murder. He got $10,000 for

the hit. If his common law wife is spending $100 per month, how

much money will be left when he gets out of prison and how many

years will he get for killing the bitch that spent his money?

7. If the average spray can covers 22 square feet and the

average letter is 3 square feet, how many letters can a tagger

spray with 3 cans of paint?

8. Hector knocked up 6 girls in his gang. There are 27 girls in

the gang. What percentage of the girls in the gang has Hector

knocked up?

9. Thelma can cook dinner for her 16 children for $7.50 per

night. She gets $234 a month welfare for each child. If her $325

per month rent goes up 15%, how many more children should she

have to keep up with her expenses?

10. Salvador was arrested for dealing crack and his bail was set

at $25,000. If he pays a bail bondsman 12% and returns to

Mexico, how much money will he lose by jumping bail?