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.

DO NOT USE A
CALCULATOR. I need to understand what
you know when you are working without any type of math help.

Send your answers/work by email, please.

I will reply within one day. Please let me know with a polite note if I do not.

Complete test within 1 hour, but do finish it. Tell me the time that you took.

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
** -**4x^{2 } **-** 2x^{2}
+ 5x **-** 9x^{2 }=^{}

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

17.
. Translate into a variable equation and then solve. Give your equation and your answer.

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: (4X^{2} ** -** 6X + 7) **-** ( 7X^{2} +5X ** -**
3)

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

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

24. DIVIDE
(24x^{4} + 40x ) BY 8x.

25. Factor
completely: v^{2}** -** 12v +20

26. Factor
completely: x^{2 } ** -** 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.