Algebra Practice Questions


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Algebra Practice Questions

1. 5x + 3 = 7x -1. Find x

a) 1/3
b) ½
c) 1
d) 2

2. 5x+2(x+7) = 14x – 7. Find x

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

3. 12t -10 = 14t +2. Find t

a. -6
b. -4
c. 4
d. 6

4. 5(z+1) = 3(z+2) + 11 Solve for Z

a. 2
b. 4
c. 6
d. 12

5. The price of a book went up from $20 to $25. By how many percent did the price increase?

a. 5
b. 10
c. 20
d. 25

6. The price of a book decreased from $25 to $20. By how many percent did the price decrease?

a. 5
b. 10
c. 20
d. 25

7. After taking several practice tests, Brian improved the results of his GRE test by 30%. Given that the first time he took the test Brian had answered correctly to 150 questions, how many correct answers did he answer in the second test?

a. 105
b. 120
c. 180
d. 195

Answers

1. D
5x+ 3 = 7x-1
now collect like terms
3+1 = 7x-5x
every time you move something it changes signs
4= 2x anything multiplied is divided on the other side and vice versa
4/2 =x
2 = x

2. C
5x + 2(x + 7) = 14x – 7
5x + 2x + 14 = 14x – 7
7x + 14 = 14x – 7
7x + 14x = -14 – 7
-7x = -21
x = 3

3. A

4. C
5(z+1) = 3(z+2) + 11. Z=?
5z + 5 = 3z + 6 + 11
5z + 5 = 3z + 17
5z = 3Z + 17 – 5
5z – 3z = 12
2z = 12
z = 6

5. D

6. C

7. D

9 thoughts on “Algebra Practice Questions”

  1. I need to know how to do the formula in order to pass algebra to get accepted into a practical nursing program. Also, I need to learn basic mathematics.

    1. In order to solve it you have to look at the two sides separated by the equal sign then combine like terms after you add or subtract from both sides so a variable(s) is on one side and the numbers are on one side then if they have a common factor divide them by the smallest of the two then you will get your answer.

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