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Algebra Practice Placement Exam

1. 5(-8 - 2) + 3 =

-27
53
-47
-53
83

2. 5√2 + √2 - (√2)2

5√2
4√2
8
5√2 - 2
6√2 - 2

3. -2(3x - 4y) =

24xy
-6x - 8y
-6x + 8y
2xy
-6x - 4y

4. If x = 5 then -4x2 + 6x - 3 =

427
-67
-13
-88
-73

5. Which of the following numbers is largest?

(-2)(-3)
-2
|-1 - 2|
4
-6/5

6. Simplify 8 + 5z - w - 8z - w

8 + 13z
8 - 3z - 2w
8 - 3z
48zw
8 + 13z - 2w

7. (-5x6y)(7x4y5)

-35x10y6
35x10y6
2x10y6
-35x24y5
35x24y5

8. (x - 3)2 =

x2 - 9
x2 + 9
x2 - 3x + 9
x2 - 6x + 9
x2 - 6x - 9

9. Solve for n: 6 + 5n = t

t - 6/5
t - 11
(t - 6) / 5
(t + 6) / 5
t + 1

10. Factor: x2 + x - 12

(x - 6)(x + 2)
(x + 4)(x - 3)
(x + 6)(x - 2)
(x - 4)(x - 3)
(x + 3)(x - 4)

11. (n+3)/(n2 + 3n)

1/2n
1/n
3/(n + 5)
1/(n + 1)
1/n2

12. Which represents 5 subtracted from the sum of a number and 6?

6x - 5
5 - (x + 6)
5 - 6x
(x + 6) - 5
(x - 5)/6

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