ALGEBRA PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Problem 1 :

The graph of quadratic function r is shown on the grid.

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Which answer choice best represents the intercepts of the graph of r ?

A)  x – intercept : (5, 0)

     y – intercepts : (0, 10) and (0, -2)

C)  x – intercept : (0, 5)

     y – intercepts : (10, 0) and (-2, 0)

B)  x – intercepts : (0, -10) and (0 ,2)

      y – intercept : (-5, 0)

D) x – intercepts : (-10, 0) and (2, 0)

      y – intercept : (0, -5)

Solution

Problem 2 :

A worker is packing items in boxes. The table shows the linear relationship between the number of items the worker has packet in boxes after different amounts of time.

Items Packed in Boxes

Number of Minutes

5

7

11

14

Number of Items Packed

20

28

44

56

Which statement describes the rate of change of the number of items the worker packed in boxes with respect to the number of minutes the worker has been packing items in boxes ?

F) The worker packed 8 items in boxes per minute.

G) The worker packed 37 items in boxes per minute.

H) The worker packed 4 items in boxes per minute.

J) The worker packed 15 items in boxes per minute.

Solution

Problem 3 :

A system of equations is graphed on the grid.

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Which system of equations is best represented by the graph ?

Solution

Problem 4 :

Which graph represents y as a function of x ?

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Solution

Problem 5 :

What is the solution to this system of equations ?

2x + y = 40

x – 2y = -20

A) (12, 16)       B)(15, 17.5)    C) There is no solution.

D) There are an infinite number of solutions.

Solution

Problem 6 :

Which graph best represents a quadratic function with a range of all real numbers greater than or equal to 3 ?

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Solution

Problem 7 :

The value of y is directly proportional to the value of x. When x = 512, y = 128.

What is the value of y when x = 64 ?

A) 256          B) 32            C) 16              D)  8

Solution

Problem 8 :

A customer is buying bath towels and hand towels and can spend no more than $100. Each bath towel costs $8, and each hand towel costs $5. The inequality 8x + 5y ≤ 100 represents all possible combinations of x, the number of bath towels, and y, the number of  hand towels the customer can buy.

Which graph best represents the solution set for this inequality ?

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Solution

Problem 9 :

An exponential function is graphed on the grid.

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Which function is best represented by the graph ?

A) p(x) = (0.25)x          B) p(x) = 2(0.5)x

C) p(x) = (1.25)x         D) p(x) = (25)x

Solution

Problem 10 :

Which expression is equivalent to (n - 4) (2n + 7) ?

F) 3n + 3       G) n - 28     H) 2n2 -15n - 28    J)  2n2 - n - 28

Solution

Problem 11 :

Which situation shows causation ?

A)  When the number of people in a bus increases, the number of animals in a zoo also increases.

B) When the number of hours worked each week by an hourly employee decreases, the amount of money earned by the employee also decreases.

C) When the amount of a discount for a sale increases, the number of items sold during the sale decreases.

D) When the number of bike trails in a city decreases, the amount of rainfall in the city increases. 

Solution

Problem 12 :

A system of linear equations is represented by line h and line j, A table representing some points on line h and the graph of line j are shown.

Line h

x

-16

-8

-4

12

y

7

1

-2

-14

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Which system of equations is best represented by lines h and j ?

Solution

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