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1869 MIT Entrance Exam: Arithmetic

  1. Find the sum, then the difference, and then the product of 3 5/9 and 1 7/24. Divide 3 5/9 by 1 7/24.
  2. Multiply 73 thousandths by 19 hundreths.
  3. Divide 2880 by by .0036.
  4. Find the value in decimals of 1/5 + 3/4.
  5. What part of the month of August is 7/18 minutes.
  6. How many degrees in .01 of a circumference.
  7. By selling a house and a lot for $5,790, the owner lost 3 1/2 percent. What was their cost?


Note: This is not really mathematics humor, but it becomes humorous when you think about how things have changed...and have not changed.