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# Mathematics Sample Test

Solve the following problems and choose your answer from the alternatives given.

**1. All of the following are ways to write 1 percent of N, except**

- 0.01N
- 1/100 N
- 10/1000 N
- 1N

Correct Answer: d

**2. Which of the following is closest to √5?**

- 2
- 3
- 4
- 7

Correct Answer: a

**3. Three people who work full time are to work together on a project, but their total time on the project is to be equivalent to that of only one person working full time. If one of the people is budgeted for 1/2 of his time to the project and a second person for 1/3 of her time, what part of the third worker’s time should be budgeted to this project?**

- 1/3
- 1/4
- 1/6
- 1/8

Correct Answer: c

### Elementary Algebra Questions

Solve the following problems and choose your answer from the alternatives given.

**4. If a number is divided by 4 and then 3 is subtracted, the result is 0. What is the number?**

- 12
- 4
- 3
- 2

Correct Answer: a

**5. 16x – 8 =**

- 8x
- 8(2x – x)
- 8(2x – 1)
- 8(2x – 8)

Correct Answer: c

**6. If x^2 + x – 6 = 0, then x is:**

- –2 or 3
- –1 or 6
- 1 or –6
- 2 or –3

Correct Answer: d

### College-Level Mathematics Question

Solve the following problems and choose your answer from the alternatives given.

**7. If f(x) = x^4 – x + 2, then f(–x) =**

- x^4 – x
- x^4 – x + 2
- x^4 + x + 2
- x^4 + x – 2

Correct Answer: c

**8. The equation x^2 – 2√2 x + 3 = 0 has as its roots**

- √5 – 1, –√5 – 1
- √5 – i, √5 + i
- √5 – i, √5 + 1
- √2 + i, √2 – i

Correct Answer: d

**9. If the 1st and 3rd terms of a geometric sequence are 3 and 27, respectively, then the 2nd term could be:**

- 6
- 9
- 12
- 15

Correct Answer: b