# College Algebra Final Exam

45 Questions | Total Attempts: 400  Settings  Multiple Choice: 45 Questions. Please choose one option for each question below.

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• 1.
If the average of three numbers is V. If one of the numbers is Z and another is Y, what is the remaining number?
• A.

A. ZY - V

• B.

B. Z/V - 3 - Y

• C.

C. Z/3 - V - Y

• D.

D. 3V- Z - Y

• E.

E. V- Z - Y

• 2.
Two cyclists start biking from a trail's start 3 hours apart. The second cyclist travels at 10 miles per hour and starts 3 hours after the first cyclist who is traveling at 6 miles per hour. How much time will pass before the second cyclist catches up with the first from the time the second cyclist started biking?
• A.

A. 2 hours

• B.

B. 4 ½ hours

• C.

C. 5 ¾ hours

• D.

D. 6 hours

• E.

E. 7 ½ hours

• 3.
Jim can fill a pool carrying buckets of water in 30 minutes. Sue can do the same job in 45 minutes. Tony can do the same job in 1 ½ hours. How quickly can all three fill the pool together?
• A.

A. 12 minutes

• B.

B. 15 minutes

• C.

C. 21 minutes

• D.

D. 23 minutes

• E.

E. 28 minutes

• 4.
Mary is reviewing her algebra quiz. She has determined that one of her solutions is incorrect. Which one is it?
• A.

A. 2x + 5 (x-1) = 9, x = 2

• B.

B. p - 3(p-5) = 10, p = 2.5

• C.

C. 4 y + 3 y = 28, y = 4

• D.

D. 5 w + 6 w - 3w = 64, w = 8

• E.

E. t - 2t - 3t = 32, t = 8

• 5.
What simple interest rate will Susan need to secure to make \$2,500 in interest on a \$10,000 principal over 5 years?
• A.

A. 4%

• B.

B. 5%

• C.

C. 6%

• D.

D. 7%

• E.

E. 8%

• 6.
During a 5-day festival, the number of visitors tripled each day. If the festival opened on a Thursday with 345 visitors, what was the attendance on that Sunday?
• A.

A. 345

• B.

B. 1,035

• C.

C. 1,725

• D.

D. 3,105

• E.

E. 9,315

• 7.
A study reported that in a random sampling of 100 women over the age of 35 showed that 8 of the women were married 2 or more times. Based on the study results, how many women in a group of 5,000 women over the age of 35 would likely be married 2 or more times?
• A.

A. 55

• B.

B. 150

• C.

C. 200

• D.

D. 400

• E.

E. 600

• 8.
John is traveling to a meeting that is 28 miles away. He needs to be there in 30 minutes. How fast does he need to go to make it to the meeting on time?
• A.

A. 25 mph

• B.

B. 37 mph

• C.

C. 41 mph

• D.

D. 49 mph

• E.

E. 56 mph

• 9.
If Steven can mix 20 drinks in 5 minutes, Sue can mix 20 drinks in 10 minutes, and Jack can mix 20 drinks in 15 minutes, how much time will it take all 3 of them working together to mix the 20 drinks?
• A.

A. 2 minutes and 44 seconds

• B.

B. 2 minutes and 58 seconds

• C.

C. 3 minutes and 10 seconds

• D.

D. 3 minutes and 26 seconds

• E.

E. 4 minutes and 15 seconds

• 10.
If Sam can do a job in 4 days that Lisa can do in 6 days and Tom can do in 2 days, how long would the job take if Sam, Lisa, and Tom worked together to complete it?
• A.

A. 0.8 days

• B.

B. 1.09 days

• C.

C. 1.23 days

• D.

D. 1.65 days

• E.

E. 1.97 days

• 11.
Jim has 5 pieces of string. He needs to choose the piece that will be able to go around his 36-inch waist. His belt broke, and his pants are falling down. The piece needs to be at least 4 inches longer than his waist so he can tie a knot in it, but it cannot be more that 6 inches longer so that the ends will not show from under his shirt. Which of the following pieces of string will work the best?
• A.

A. 3 feet

• B.

B. 3 ¾ feet

• C.

C. 3 ½ feet

• D.

D. 3 ¼ feet

• E.

E. 2 ½ feet

• 12.
The last week of a month a car dealership sold 12 cars. A new sales promotion came out the first week of the next month and the sold 19 cars that week. What was the percent increase in sales from the last week of the previous month compared to the first week of the next month?
• A.

A. 58%

• B.

B. 119%

• C.

C. 158%

• D.

D. 175%

• E.

E. 200%

• 13.
If two planes leave the same airport at 1:00 PM, how many miles apart will they be at 3:00 PM if one travels directly north at 150 mph and the other travels directly west at 200 mph?
• A.

A. 50 miles

• B.

B. 100 miles

• C.

C. 500 miles

• D.

D. 700 miles

• E.

E. 1,000 miles

• 14.
If Lynn can type a page in p minutes, what piece of the page can she do in 5 minutes?
• A.

A. 5/p

• B.

B. p - 5

• C.

C. p + 5

• D.

D. p/5

• E.

E. 1- p + 5

• 15.
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?
• A.

A. 2 hours and 24 minutes

• B.

B. 3 hours and 12 minutes

• C.

C. 3 hours and 44 minutes

• D.

D. 4 hours and 10 minutes

• E.

E. 4 hours and 33 minutes

• 16.
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?
• A.

A. \$280.90

• B.

B. \$287

• C.

C. \$292.50

• D.

D. \$306

• E.

E. \$333.89

• 17.
The sales price of a car is \$12,590, which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price?
• A.

A. \$14,310.40

• B.

B. \$14,990.90

• C.

C. \$15,290.70

• D.

D. \$15,737.50

• E.

E. \$16,935.80

• 18.
Solve the following equation for A : 2A/3 = 8 + 4A
• A.

A. -2.4

• B.

B. 2.4

• C.

C. 1.3

• D.

D. -1.3

• E.

E. 0

• 19.
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?
• A.

A. 8

• B.

B. 10

• C.

C. 14

• D.

D. 19

• E.

E. 21

• 20.
Alfred wants to invest \$4,000 at 6% simple interest rate for 5 years. How much interest will he receive?
• A.

A. \$240

• B.

B. \$480

• C.

C. \$720

• D.

D. \$960

• E.

E. \$1,200

• 21.
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?
• A.

A. \$496.30

• B.

B. \$512.40

• C.

C. \$555.40

• D.

D. \$574.90

• E.

E. \$588.20

• 22.
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?
• A.

A. 10 cents

• B.

B. 11 cents

• C.

C. 15 cents

• D.

D. 17 cents

• E.

E. 21 cents

• 23.
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)
• A.

A. 2.7

• B.

B. 2.8

• C.

C. 3.0

• D.

D. 3.1

• E.

E. 3.2

• 24.
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?
• A.

A. \$120.25

• B.

B. \$160.75

• C.

C. \$173.75

• D.

D. \$180

• E.

E. \$182.50

• 25.
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?
• A.

A. 4

• B.

B. 8

• C.

C. 12

• D.

D. 13

• E.

E. 16

• 26.
If r = 5 z then 15 z = 3 y, then r =
• A.

A. y

• B.

B. 2 y

• C.

C. 5 y

• D.

D. 10 y

• E.

E. 15 y

• 27.
If 300 jellybeans cost you x dollars. How many jellybeans can you purchase for 50 cents at the same rate?
• A.

A. 150/x

• B.

B. 150x

• C.

C. 6x

• D.

D. 1500/x

• E.

E. 600x

• 28.
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?
• A.

A. \$57

• B.

B. \$90

• C.

C. \$104

• D.

D. \$112

• E.

E. \$122

• 29.
If 8x + 5x + 2x + 4x = 114, the 5x + 3 =
• A.

A. 12

• B.

B. 25

• C.

C. 33

• D.

D. 47

• E.

E. 86

• 30.
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?
• A.

A. \$5.20

• B.

B. \$7.35

• C.

C. \$13.40

• D.

D. \$19.95

• E.

E. \$21.25

• 31.
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.

A. \$3225

• B.

B. \$4350

• C.

C. \$5375

• D.

D. \$6550

• E.

E. \$6398

• 32.
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?
• A.

A. \$132.85

• B.

B. \$145.75

• C.

C. \$162.90

• D.

D. \$225.25

• E.

E. \$226.75

• 33.
20. If y = 3, then y3(y3-y)=
• A.

A. 300

• B.

B. 459

• C.

C. 648

• D.

D. 999

• E.

E. 1099

• 34.
Which of the following is not a fraction equivalent to 3/4?
• A.

A. 6/8

• B.

B. 9/12

• C.

C. 12/18

• D.

D. 21/28

• E.

E. 27/36

• 35.
Solve: 0.25 + 0.65
• A.

A. 1/2

• B.

B. 9/10

• C.

C. 4/7

• D.

D. 2/9

• E.

E. 5/16

• 36.
Which of the following statements is false?
• A.

A. In the fraction ½, one is the numerator.

• B.

B. When 4.89 is rounded to the ones place, the answer is 5.

• C.

C. Ten thousandths place is located 5 places to the right of the decimal

• D.

D. 7/6 is described as an improper fraction.

• E.

E. 33 1/3 % is equivalent to 1/3

• 37.
Find the square of 25/9
• A.

A. 5/3

• B.

B. 3/5

• C.

C. 7 58/81

• D.

D. 15/2

• E.

E. 650/81

• 38.
Sarah needs to make a cake and some cookies. The cake requires 3/8 cup of sugar and the cookies require 3/5 cup of sugar. Sarah has 15/16 cups of sugar. Does she have enough sugar, or how much more does she need?
• A.

A. She has enough sugar.

• B.

B. She needs 1/8 of a cup of sugar.

• C.

C. She needs 3/80 of a cup of sugar.

• D.

D. She needs 4/19 of a cup of sugar.

• E.

E. She needs 1/9 of a cup of sugar.

• 39.
There are 8 ounces in a 1/2 pound. How many ounces are in 7 3/4 lbs?
• A.

A. 12 ounces

• B.

B. 86 ounces

• C.

C. 119 ounces

• D.

D. 124 ounces

• E.

E. 138 ounces

• 40.
If the value of x and y in the following fraction are both tripled, how does the value of the fraction change?  XZ
• A.

A. increases by half

• B.

B. decreases by half

• C.

C. triples

• D.

D. doubles

• E.

E. remains the same

• 41.
Which of the following fractions is the equivalent of 0.5%
• A.

A. 1/20

• B.

B. 1/200

• C.

C. 1/2000

• D.

D. 1/5

• E.

E. 1/500

• 42.
Which of these numbers is a factor of 21?
• A.

A. 2

• B.

B. 5

• C.

C. 7

• D.

D. 42

• E.

E. 44

• 43.
If the average person drinks 8, (8oz) glasses of water per day, a person who drinks 12.8 oz of water after a morning exercise session has consumed what fraction of the daily average?
• A.

A. 1/3

• B.

B. 1/5

• C.

C. 1/7

• D.

D. 1/9

• E.

E. 1/10

• 44.
You need 4/5 cups of water for a recipe. You accidentally put 1/3 cups into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. How much more water in cups do you need to add?
• A.

A. 1/3 cups

• B.

B. 2/3 cups

• C.

C. 1/15 cups

• D.

D. 7/15 cups

• E.

E. 7/16 cups

• 45.
¾ - ½ =
• A.

A. ¼

• B.

B. 1/3

• C.

C. ½

• D.

D. 2/3

• E.

E. 2/5