This math test was forwarded to me. I live in LA and so I figured I should go ahead and answer the questions…

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The Math Proficiency Exam for the schools in South Central Los Angeles, CA

NAME: Sean Bonner

GANG NAME: IAAL/MAF

TAG: <blink>

HOOD: Yes

*1). Little Jimmy 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 Little Johnny attempt before he has to reload?*

The info about how accurate Little Jimmy is is misleading and unimportant to the question. If he uses 13 rounds per, and has a 30 round magazine he needs to reload after the second attempt regardless of how many shots hit their target.

*2). Jose has 2 ounces of cocaine. If he sells an 8 ball to Antonio for $320 and 2 grams to Juan for $85 per gram, what is the street value of the rest of his hold?*

Assuming the 8 ball was sold at the going rate and not a friend discount or anything, Jose can sell the rest for $4630.

*3). Rufus pimps 3 hos. If the price is $85 per trick, how many tricks per day must each ho turn to support Rufus’s
$800 per day crack habit?*

Two of the hos would need to turn 3 tricks and one would need to turn 4. That is unless Rufus can talk up his bottom bitch (that would be pimp talk for his best ho) and up her price up to $100 per, then she could just do 3 as well.

*4). Jerome wants to cut the pound of cocaine he bought for $40,000 to make 20% profit. How many ounces will he need?*

Trick question. We don’t have enough information to answer this one. What is the selling price of cocaine on Jarome’s block?

*5). Willie gets $200 for a stolen BMW, $150 for stealing a Corvette, and $100 for a 4×4. If he steals 1 BMW, 2 Corvettes and 3 4×4’s, how many more Corvettes must he have to steal to have $900?*

That is an $800 take, so Willie only needs one more Corvette to put him $50 above the $900 mark.

*6). Raoul 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?*

If Raoul spends every day of the 6 years locked up then he’ll come home to find he only has $2300 remaining. However if he is on his best manors and gets out with the maximum reduction for good behavior he could have as much as $6400. That’s assuming of course that Raoul didn’t get word of her spendy ways while he was locked up and call James and request his services to “take care” of the problem, and if he offers James 50% of his stash then he might come home to $5K.

*Extra credit bonus: How much more time will he get for killing the ho that spent his money?*

Depends how much he learned while behind bars.

*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 free?*

WAT? I think this is another trick question – are average cans 8 ounces?

*8). Hector knocked up 3 girls in the gang. There are 27 girls in his gang. What is the exact percentage of girls
Hector knocked up?*

9%

*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?*

A little over 46 weeks. The last day of week 47 his snake would be hungry. That said, give that this is almost a year, his snake might grow and require more rats each week which would complicate this question considerably.

*10). Billy steals Joe’s skateboard. As Billy skates away at 35 mph, Joe loads his 357 Magnum. If it takes Joe 20
seconds to load his magnum, how far away will Billy be when he gets whacked?*

Another trick question! First off 35mph on a skateboard? That’s not possible if he’s doing that himself which means he’s either holding onto a car which potentially puts a huge chunk of metal in between he and Joe, or he’s some kind of super human in which case we don’t even know if a .357 will effect him. And that is us assuming Joe is a better shot than Little Jimmy.

mattack November 16, 2009 at 1:35 pm

#8 is actually 11%, not 9%.

Set it up like this: 3/27 = x/100