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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

  1. 0.01N
  2. 1/100 N
  3. 10/1000 N
  4. 1N

Correct Answer: d

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

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 4
  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. 1/3
  2. 1/4
  3. 1/6
  4. 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?

  1. 12
  2. 4
  3. 3
  4. 2

Correct Answer: a

5. 16x – 8 =

  1. 8x
  2. 8(2x – x)
  3. 8(2x – 1)
  4. 8(2x – 8)

Correct Answer: c

6. If x^2 + x – 6 = 0, then x is:

  1. –2 or 3
  2. –1 or 6
  3. 1 or –6
  4. 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) =

  1. x^4 – x
  2. x^4 – x + 2
  3. x^4 + x + 2
  4. x^4 + x – 2

Correct Answer: c

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

  1. √5 – 1, –√5 – 1
  2. √5 – i, √5 + i
  3. √5 – i, √5 + 1
  4. √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:

  1. 6
  2. 9
  3. 12
  4. 15

Correct Answer: b