# Accuplacer: Basic Algebra

 If Lynn can type a page in p minutes, what piece of the page can she do in 5 minutes? A. 5/p 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 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 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 Solve the following equation for A : 2A/3 = 8 + 4A A. -2.4 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 Alfred wants to invest \$4,000 at 6% simple interest rate for 5 years. How much interest will he receive? C. \$1,200 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 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 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 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 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 If r = 5 z then 15 z = 3 y, then r = D. y If 300 jellybeans cost you x dollars. How many jellybeans can you purchase for 50 cents at the same rate? C. 150/x 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 If 8x + 5x + 2x + 4x = 114, the 5x + 3 = D. 33 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 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 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 If y = 3, then y3(y3-y)= C. 648 AuthorHalomaner ID19704 Card SetAccuplacer: Basic Algebra DescriptionBasic Algebra for Accuplacer Updated2010-05-18T04:31:14Z Show Answers