Thursday, May 11, 2006

The L.A. Math Exam

City of Los Angeles
High School Math Proficiency Exam


1. Johnny has an AK-47 with an 80-round drum magazine. 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. Jarome wants 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 SUV. If he has stolen 2 BMWs and 3 SUVs, 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 in 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?


friendlysaviour said...


Conan said...

Hey man. Me and Chico here took that test, you know, and me we frikken ACED IT! (high fives, bursts if automatic fire in the air)
Who says we ain't educated, you know what I'm sayin'?

Cubed © said...

Well, isn't "relevancy" the buzz-word of the day?

And just think, these are the people who are enlisting in the Army in rapidly increasing numbers. That wouldn't be much of a problem (I mean, they can really use their skill set there), except that Hezbollah is making alliances with their parent organizations down in the Tri-Border region of South America (Argentine, Brazil, and Paraguay). DoD detectives say that these gang members are going to Iraq, where they gain combat experience and learn urban warfare methods, and they are stealing equipment, too. There have been at least three lockdowns at Fort Lewis in an attempt to trace the whereabouts of night-vision goggles.

I just love the idea of hostile gang members re-upping with their old buddies in major cities all over the U.S., with Army training, combat experience, knowledge of urban warfare tactics, and getting their orders from allies of Hezbollah.

Anyone for a secure border?

Conan said...

Now that is a racist remark! Shame on you!
Really, built it now and built it high!

Always On Watch said...

Similar to math problems in the Saudi texts, but you'd have to substitute in some different words.

forrestshalom said...

this is funny: thanks. i had a good chuckle!