Placement Test for Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B

Susan O. Johnsey                MathinaBox.com           sjohnsey@bellsouth.net

Nothing on this test is intended to be tricky.  * means multiply.

If you do not see an exponent in problems #5,  11, 21, 24, 25, 26  then stop and email me about this.  Please show a little work on each problem where possible.

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1.  Evaluate:  -5 +12  =

2.  Evaluate:  -5 -12 =

3.  Evaluate:   5 -12 =

4.  Evaluate:   -5 + (-12) =

5.  Simplify: (3)*(5)2  =

Hint: You need to recall the Order of Operations for math here.

6.  Simplify: 40 divided by 5*2 =

7.  Simplify: 8 - 5*( -5 +3) =

8.  Simplify: 2/3 + 3/5 =   ( these are the fractions 2-thirds and 3-fifths.)

9.  Simplify:  -8 +8 =

10.  Simplify   2x + [ 2 - 4] + 3(- 4 +5x) =

11.  Simplify     -4x2  - 2x2 + 5x - 9x2  =

12. Translate to a variable expression: the product  of 5 and the square of a     number.

13. Is  0.2 a solution of   2x - 4 = 0 ?  ( must show some of your work)

14. Is  -2 a solution of  4x + 7 = -21 ?  ( must show some of your work)

15.  Solve for x: ( must show some of your steps)     6  = x - 3 + 2x

16.  Solve for x: ( must show some of your steps)       8 + 5(x+4) = 3

Fifty-four is 5 times the difference between a number and 6.

18.  80 is 80% of what number?

19.  125 is what percent of  625?

20.  30% of a class is boys.  There are 120 children in the class.  How many boys are there?

21.  SUBTRACT: (4X2  - 6X + 7) - ( 7X2 +5X  - 3)

22.  MULTIPLY then simplify: - 4x( 4X + 8)

23.  MULTIPLY then simplify: (x +3p)(x - 5p)

24.  DIVIDE (24x4 + 40x )  BY 8x.

25.  Factor completely: v2 - 12v +20

26.  Factor completely: x2   - 64.

27.  Simplify:    -0.0719 +  8 =

28.   Find the area of a rectangle whose length is 16 feet and width is 25 feet.

29.  Find the perimeter of a rectangle whose length is 16 feet and width is 25 feet.

30.   A circle has a diameter or 12 inches.

a.  Find its radius.           b.  Find its circumference.            c.  Find its area.