G2010 Algib Basic Skills

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G2010 Algib Basic Skills

This quiz covers both MATH ONLY SKILLS such as computation, solving for x and PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS that are needed in math, but are not math-specific. This is a NO CALCULATOR assessment. You are allowed to use paper and pencil, but you are not, repeat, NOT allowed to use a calculatory device. CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
       If each of the figures is created from equilateral triangles of side length 1, what is the perimeter of the 5th figure?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      18

  • 2. 
    What are the next three letters in the sequence below?J  F  M  A  M  J  J  A  S  ___    ____   ____
    • A. 

      J M M

    • B. 

      O N D

    • C. 

      F J J

    • D. 

      M A S

    • E. 

      O N E

  • 3. 
     Simplify: (3x + 4) ( 3x - 4) CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      9x^2 - 24x - 16

    • B. 

      9x^2 - 24x + 16

    • C. 

      9x^2 + 16

    • D. 

      9x^2 - 16

    • E. 

      9x^2

  • 4. 
     In a group of 70 Spigghots there are 30 Reinholds, 25 Spahzbhotts and 15 Bluumps.  What is the correct ratio of Bluumps to Spahzbhotts? CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      15 to 25

    • B. 

      3 to 5

    • C. 

      15 to 70

    • D. 

      3 to 14

    • E. 

      5 to 6

  • 5. 
    The Commutative Property of Addition  says that you can add a set of numbers in any order, and still get the same answer.  In other words, 8 + 3 = 3 + 8.Which example shows the Commutative Property of Multiplication? "x" is the multiplication sign, not a variable.CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ.
    • A. 

      A x B x C = (A x B) x C

    • B. 

      A + B + C = C + A + B

    • C. 

      A x B x C = C x A x B

    • D. 

      (AB) C = A(BC)

  • 6. 
    Select the answer that is smaller than 66 2/3 %(sixty-six and two-thirds percent)CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      7 / 10

    • B. 

      5 / 6

    • C. 

      5 / 8

    • D. 

      0.67

    • E. 

      4 / 5

  • 7. 
    What does it mean to "Factor a quadratic expression"?
    • A. 

      To use the Distributive Property (aka 'split/share' or 'foil')

    • B. 

      To rewrite as a product of two linear expressions.

    • C. 

      To simplify by adding or subtracting like terms.

    • D. 

      To rewrite a quadratic in Standard Form

  • 8. 
    Choose the correct factorized form of the expression:x2 + 7x + 12 CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      (x + 6)(x + 2)

    • B. 

      (x - 3)(x + 4)

    • C. 

      (x - 3)(x - 4)

    • D. 

      (x + 3)(x + 4)

    • E. 

      ( x - 6)( x-2)

  • 9. 
    If 6 people can sit at one table, and 10 people can sit at two tables, and 14 people can sit at three tables, then how many tables do you need for 30 people? CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      9

    • E. 

      10

  • 10. 
             Simplify: (3k2 + 2k -5) + (-2k2 -2k -1) CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      1k^2 -4k -6

    • B. 

      1k^2 -6

    • C. 

      K^2 -4k -4

    • D. 

      K^2 -4

  • 11. 
    Write the following in scientific notation134.8 x 10^8 CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      Its already in Scientific Notation. No changes are needed.

    • B. 

      13.48 x 10^7

    • C. 

      1.348 x 10^6

    • D. 

      1.348 x 10^10

    • E. 

      13.48 x 10^9

  • 12. 
    Which set is in decreasing order? CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      { 34,000 ... 3.3x10^4 ... 34x10^4 }

    • B. 

      { 9.0X10^5 ... 0.9x10^5 ... 9.0x10^3 }

    • C. 

      { 5.66x10^2 ... 5.68x10^3 ... 0.567x10^2 }

    • D. 

      { 5.98 ... -5.98 ... -5.89 }

  • 13. 
    Which set of coordinates contains points that are ONLY on the y-axis?
    • A. 

      { (3,0) (4,0) (-5,0) }

    • B. 

      { (0,8) (0,-2) (0.5, 8) }

    • C. 

      { (0, 4) (10, -12) (0, 28) }

    • D. 

      { (0,-4) ( 0,8) (0,-33) }

    • E. 

      { (4,0) (0.9) (0,-3) }

  • 14. 
                               If 80% of the population are considered DELLS, and 30% of DELLS are MINEOS, and 60% of MINEOS are also LORAXES, then...In a population of 230, about how many would you expect to be LORAXES? CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      About 32 to 35

    • B. 

      About 54 to 57

    • C. 

      About 181 to 184

    • D. 

      About 27 to 30

  • 15. 
    A ball is thrown up in the air with an initial upward velocity of 34 feet per second from a height of 5 feet.  You want to determine the maximum height of the ball.  Which process would best help you answer the question?
    • A. 

      Use the quadratic formula.

    • B. 

      Factor the problem.

    • C. 

      Use the vertex formula, then plug your answer back into the "throw formula".

    • D. 

      Set the quadratic equal to zero, solving for each variable.

  • 16. 
    Solve: -11 = 2x -5CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      -3

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      -8

    • D. 

      8

    • E. 

      -2

  • 17. 
     Solve: -3x -1 ≤ 14CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      X is less than -5

    • B. 

      X is less than or equal to 5

    • C. 

      X is greater than 5

    • D. 

      X is greater than or equal to 5

    • E. 

      X is greater than or equal to -5

  • 18. 
    Find the product of the solutions to each problem below:4 = -x + 3   and   -x + 2 = 6In other words: Find the product of the solutions of the problems above. CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      -4

    • B. 

      -7

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      7

  • 19. 
    Which quadratic trinomial has (x - 4) as a factor? CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      X^2 + 5x + 4

    • B. 

      X^2 + 2x -24

    • C. 

      X^2 + 12x - 36

    • D. 

      X^2 - 4x + 15

  • 20. 
     Simplify:  (8 - 3)(9 + 3) + (4 -7) CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      63

    • B. 

      -120

    • C. 

      57

    • D. 

      -84

    • E. 

      -57

  • 21. 
    A population of Pandas (P) decreases at a rate of 3% per year for five years.  Which equation below represents this?
    • A. 

      P(1+.03)^5

    • B. 

      P(1-.3)^5

    • C. 

      P(1-3)^5

    • D. 

      P(1-.03)^5

  • 22. 
    There are 15 socks in a drawer; 4 are red and 3 are blue and the rest are green.  What is the Probability of randomly choosing a blue sock? CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      3 / 12

    • B. 

      3 / 8

    • C. 

      1 / 3

    • D. 

      1 / 5

  • 23. 
       Simplify: 24 - 57 CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      33

    • B. 

      -33

    • C. 

      -81

    • D. 

      81

  • 24. 
    Which is greater, five-sixths of a million dollars or seven-ninths of a million dollars? CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ
    • A. 

      Five-sixths

    • B. 

      Seven-ninths

    • C. 

      "Dont know. Dont care. Dont want to try"

  • 25. 
    Find the mean of the following three terms:(8y - 10) and (12y + 4) and (4y - 3)CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS QUIZ(No, we have never done this.  This is a "think and apply" question.  You have to think about what you know about the word mean, then apply it to this problem which is a little different than a typical 'mean' problem.)
    • A. 

      (8y + 3)

    • B. 

      (24y -9)

    • C. 

      (8y + 3)

    • D. 

      (8y - 3)

    • E. 

      (12y - 9)