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The Basics of Algebra

# GED Practice Quiz

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 1 What is the value of 6 + 2(2) + 52? A) 36 B) 35 C) 26 D) 4/29 E) –15 2 Mr. Singh bought some shirts and trousers on sale. The shirts cost \$12 each and the trousers \$16 each. Let t represent the number of trousers he bought and let s represent the number of shirts he bought. Which of the following expressions represents the total amount of money he spent on shirts and trousers? A) s + t B) 12s + 16t C) 16s + 12t D) (16 + 12)(s + t) E) Not enough information is given. 3 Mark sent cards to twelve friends. Seven of them cost \$1.50 each, and the other five cost \$1.75 each. Postage was \$0.37 per card. Which of the following expressions represents the total cost of the cards and postage? A) 7(\$1.50) + \$1.75 + 12(\$0.37) B) (\$1.50 + \$1.75) + 12(\$0.37) C) (7 + 5)(\$1.50 + \$1.75) + \$0.37 D) 7(\$1.50) + 5(\$1.75) + 12(\$0.37) E) 12(\$1.50 + \$1.75 + \$0.37) 4 If a = 2 and b = 3, find the value of 1/a – 1/b + 1/ab. A) 2/3 B) 1/3 C) 0 D) –1/3 E) –2/3 5 Simplify –2(x +3) – 5(x – 4). A) –7x + 14 B) –7x – 14 C) –7x + 17 D) –7x – 23 E) –7x + 23 6 Which of the following equations could Mr. Watson use to find r, the amount of the hourly raise he would need in order to increase his weekly earnings to \$280? A) 40r = 280 B) 40r + 6 = 280 C) 40(r – 6) = 280 D) 20(6) + r = 280 E) 40(6 + r) = 280 7 Mr. Cooper is buying 250 new glasses for his restaurant. He plans to buy two-thirds as many short glasses as tall glasses. How many short glasses does he plan to buy? A) 100 B) 125 C) 130 D) 150 E) 175 8 An employee's club got discount tickets for a play. It purchased three times as many adult tickets as children’s tickets. In all, the club members bought 120 tickets. How many adult tickets did they buy? A) 60 B) 75 C) 84 D) 90 E) 120 9 For which value of x below is the inequality 2x + 1 > 9 true? A) –6 B) –4 C) 2 D) 4 E) 6 10 Find the solution of –5y < 3. A) y > –3/5 B) y < –3/5 C) y > –5/3 D) y < –5/3 E) y > –8/5