Accuplacer College-Level Math – A Short Review
The college-level section of the Accuplacer math test consists of 20 questions which measure your ability to solve problems that involve college-level mathematical concepts. These questions evaluate your knowledge in five areas:
Algebraic operations:
- polynomials
- powers
- roots
- radicals
- absolute value
- simplification and operations with algebraic fractions and expressions
- factoring quadratic expressions
Equations and inequalities:
- linear
- quadratic
- exponential
- other algebraic equations and inequalities
Coordinate geometry:
- the coordinate plane
- straight lines
- conics
- locus of points
- graphs of algebraic functions
Applications:
- translating verbal problems
- complex numbers
- series and sequences
- determinants
- permutations and combinations
- fractions and polygons
Functions:
- exponents and logarithms including computations with functions and graphical properties
- periodicity, amplitude, and other properties
Trigonometry:
- trigonometric functions, identities, equations and inequalities
- laws of sine and cosine
- graphs of trigonometric functions
Discover what your college-level math score means and learn how to improve it, or find out more about the arithmetic and elementary algebra sections of the test.
At TestPrep-Online we offer you the Accuplacer Math Kit, which includes a study guide, three levels of sample questions, and full practice tests. To enhance your studying process, each question is followed by a detailed solution which allows you to see what your stregths are and to learn which concepts you need to improve.
Accuplacer College-Level Math Sample Questions
Level 1
The inequality is equivalent to which of the following?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Level 2
What is the value of in the equation ?
A.
B. 3
C. 7
D. 10
E. 100
Level 3
Every Monday morning Brandon receives $400 for the chores he did the week before. Each week he spends between $300 and $460. If Brandon has $200 on Sunday evening, how much will he have three weeks later?
A.$0 - $420
B.$0 - $500
C.$20 - $420
D.$20 - $500
E.$420 - $500
The correct answer is D.
The answer is a range; therefore, find the maximum and minimum amount of money Brandon may have three weeks later.
In order for Brandon to have the maximum amount, he needs to spend as less as possible, the minimum amount - $300.
On Sunday evening he had $200.
Per week: Brandon receives $400 and spends $300:
Earn($)=400−300=100
Three weeks later: , the maximum amount is $500.
In order for Brandon to have the minimum amount, he needs to spend as much as possible, the maximum amount - $460.
On Sunday evening he had $200.
Per week: Brandon receives $400 and spends $460:
Earn($)=400−460=−60
Three weeks later: , the minimum amount is $20.
The maximum amount Brandon may have three weeks later is $500 and the minimum is $20; therefore, the correct answer is D.
If you chose any other answer, review you calculations.
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