“God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.” —Paul Dirac

{**Coach Alice’s Note**: LETer (or LET taker), are afraid of Math? Do you feel like skipping test items when you see that they deal with Math problems? Are you ready to love Math?

*It’s time for a mindset change if you are aiming to top or pass the LET.*

*Think about Math as a subject that you face everyday from the time you were conceived, your growing years, times at school, starting a family until you retire.*

*Here are some sample LET test items for Math, as shared by occasional MindGym LET Math coach Gail Beltran*.}

## Ratio

- The ratio of blue to red marbles is 16 to 9. If there are 96 blue marbles in the box then how many of the following is in the box?
- A total of 450 is divided into equal shares. If Joshue receives 4 shares, Barbie receives 3 shares and Jake receives the remaining two shares, how much money did Jake receive?
- A 6 ft tall tent standing next to a cardboard box casts a 9 ft shadow. If the cardboard box casts a shadow that is 6 ft long then how tall is it?
- A model house is 12 cm wide. If it was built with a scale of 3 cm : 4 m then how wide is the real house?

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### Answers

- blue marbles = 54, red marbles = 96, total marbles = 150
- Jake receives 100
- The box is 4 feet tall
- The house is 16 meters

## Proportion

- A package of pens contain 1 red, 2 blue and 3 black. If there are 60 pens all in all, how many black pens are there?
- Ana, Jake and Grace divided the cost of a sack of apples with the ratio of 2:5:7 respectively. If there were 84 apples costing 5 pesos each, how much did Jake pay?

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- There are 30 black pens
- Jake paid 150 for 30 apples

## Percentage

- A test has 20 questions. If peter gets 80% correct, how many questions did peter missed?
- In a school, 25 % of the teachers teach basic math. If there are 50 basic math teachers, how many teachers are there in the school?
- 24 students in a class took an algebra test. If 18 students passed the test, what percent do not pass?

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- He missed 4 questions
- There are 200 teachers in school
- 25% did not pass the test

Challenge yourself with more LET sample test items!

*Marian Gail Julian Beltran is one of MindGym’s topnotch bets during the September 2012 LET. During her days as a reviewee, Gail initiated a peer review session for GenEd Math for everyone and for Math majors in her batch. What she planned for a dozen batchmates turned out to be a big Math remedial of over fifty students!*

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