Accuplacer: Basic Algebra

  1. If Lynn can type a page in p minutes, what piece of the page can she do in 5 minutes?

    A. 5/p
  2. If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hour, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together?

    D. 2 hours and 24 minutes
  3. Employees of a discount appliance store receive an additional 20% off of the lowest price on an item. If an employee purchases a dishwasher during a 15% off sale, how much will he pay if the dishwasher originally cost $450?

    B. $306
  4. The sales price of a car is $12,590, which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price?

    B. $15,737.50
  5. Solve the following equation for A : 2A/3 = 8 + 4A

    A. -2.4
  6. If Leah is 6 years older than Sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, and the total of their ages is 41. Then how old is Sue?

    C. 8
  7. Alfred wants to invest $4,000 at 6% simple interest rate for 5 years. How much interest will he receive?

    C. $1,200
  8. Jim is able to sell a hand-carved statue for $670 which was a 35% profit over his cost. How much did the statue originally cost him?

    E. $496.30
  9. The city council has decided to add a 0.3% tax on motel and hotel rooms. If a traveler spends the night in a motel room that costs $55 before taxes, how much will the city receive in taxes from him?

    C. 17 cents
  10. A student receives his grade report from a local community college, but the GPA is smudged. He took the following classes: a 2 hour credit art, a 3 hour credit history, a 4 hour credit science course, a 3 hour credit mathematics course, and a 1 hour science lab. He received a “B” in the art class, an “A” in the history class, a “C” in the science class, a “B” in the mathematics class, and an “A” in the science lab. What was his GPA if the letter grades are based on a 4 point scale? (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0)

    D. 3.0
  11. Simon arrived at work at 8:15 A.M. and left work at 10: 30 P.M. If Simon gets paid by the hour at a rate of $10 and time and ½ for any hours worked over 8 in a day. How much did Simon get paid?

    E. $173.75
  12. Grace has 16 jellybeans in her pocket. She has 8 red ones, 4 green ones, and 4 blue ones. What is the minimum number of jellybeans she must take out of her pocket to ensure that she has one of each color?

    E. 13
  13. If r = 5 z then 15 z = 3 y, then r =

    D. y
  14. If 300 jellybeans cost you x dollars. How many jellybeans can you purchase for 50 cents at the same rate?

    C. 150/x
  15. Lee worked 22 hours this week and made $132. If she works 15 hours next week at the same pay rate, how much will she make?

    C. $90
  16. If 8x + 5x + 2x + 4x = 114, the 5x + 3 =

    D. 33
  17. You need to purchase a textbook for nursing school. The book cost $80.00, and the sales tax where you are purchasing the book is 8.25%. You have $100. How much change will you receive back?

    E. $13.40
  18. You purchase a car making a down payment of $3,000 and 6 monthly payments of $225. How much have you paid so far for the car?

    A. $4350
  19. Your supervisor instructs you to purchase 240 pens and 6 staplers for the nurse's station. Pens are purchased in sets of 6 for $2.35 per pack. Staplers are sold in sets of 2 for 12.95. How much will purchasing these products cost?

    C. $132.85
  20. If y = 3, then y3(y3-y)=

    C. 648
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