Choose the best answer to each problem. Use any formulas that you need on page 439 in Contemporary’s GED Mathematics. You may also refer to pages 281–322 if you need additional help. When you have finished the quiz, click on Submit Answers to receive feedback and results. You may also choose to e-mail your results to your instructor.

1

Simplify 12 – 19 – 3 + 4.

A)

-14

B)

-12

C)

-10

D)

-8

E)

-6

2

Which of the following is equal to ^{-42}/_{-28}?

A)

^{2}/_{3}

B)

^{-2}/_{3}

C)

^{3}/_{2}

D)

^{-3}/_{2}

E)

^{-1}/_{2}

3

Simplify the expression (5)(-3) – (-4)^{2}.

A)

-31

B)

-21

C)

7

D)

-1

E)

1

4

An isosceles triangle has a base of x inches. Each of the equal sides of the triangle is 1 inch longer than the base. Which of the following expressions is equal to the perimeter of the triangle?

A)

3x

B)

3x + 1

C)

3x + 2

D)

3x + 3

E)

x + 4

5

Solve for c in the equation 7c = 6 – c.

A)

1

B)

-1

C)

^{4}/_{3}

D)

^{3}/_{4}

E)

6

6

Which of the following is NOT a solution to 12m – 7 ≥ 8m + 13?

A)

m = 3

B)

m = 5

C)

m = 7

D)

m = 9

E)

m = 12

7

A store has a one-day sale offering 20% off every item. If x represents the original price of an item, which expression represents the sale price?

A)

0.2x

B)

0.8x

C)

1.2x

D)

1.8x

E)

2x

8

Which of the following represents nine less than eight times a number is the same as eleven more than three times the same number?

A)

8x + 9 = 3x + 11

B)

8x – 9 = 3x – 11

C)

8x – 9 = 3x + 11

D)

9x – 8 = 11x + 3

E)

9x + 8 = 11x – 3

9

Bill and his wife, Christine, and their son, Max, worked at a beverage stand at a three-day bluegrass festival. Together the three of them worked a total of 62 hours. Christine worked 5 hours more than Max, and Bill worked 3 hours more than twice as many hours as Christine. How many hours did Max work?

A)

18 hours

B)

16 hours

C)

12 hours

D)

11 hours

E)

10 hours

10

Maria has 200 feet of fencing to enclose a rectangular vegetable garden. She wants the ratio of the length to the width to be 5:3. If she uses all the fencing, what will be the length of the garden?