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ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Practice 2017

Prepare for the 2017 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra test. Get questions and answers—as well as study guides and tips—to help you ace the ACCUPLACER math placement test.
 
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What is the ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Test?

The ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra exam evaluates your ability to solve problems that involve elementary algebraic concepts and basic algebraic operations. In total, there are 12 elementary algebra questions. The ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra test is one of three tests that encompass the ACCUPLACER math placement test.

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Prepare for the ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra exam along with the other two ACCUPLACER test topics; the ACCUPLACER Arithmetic and ACCUPLACER College-Level Math tests. Our practice tests provide hundreds of questions accompanied by answers and explanations to assist your learning.

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ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Test Topics

The ACCUPLACER math placement test evaluates your knowledge in three topics, listed below:

Integers and rational numbers

  • Computing with integers and rational numbers
  • Absolute values
  • Number ordering

Algebraic expressions

  • Evaluating formulas and algebraic expressions
  • Arithmetic operations with algebraic fractions
  • Basic arithmetic involving monomials and polynomials
  • Evaluating positive rational roots and exponents
  • Factoring

Equations, inequalities, and verbal problems

  • Linear and quadratic equations
  • Verbal algebraic problems including geometric reasoning
  • Graphing

Master these topics and get a high score on your ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra exam. Prepare for the math placement test with our abundant ACCUPLACER resources. We offer ACCUPLACER practice tests with questions that cover the same material found in all three math sections. In addition, you will find comprehensive practice for the English questions. Start improving your score now.

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Elementary Algebra Sample Questions for ACCUPLACER

Start preparing for the ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra placement exam using our free questions below. Each question is accompanied by an answer and explanation.

Question 1: Level 1 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Question

Calculate the value of x:

ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question


  1. 0
  2. 1.5
  3. 3
  4. 4

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Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is (A).

To solve this problem, apply the equation rules of operations. Simplify the equation by reducing and moving like-terms:

ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question
ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question
ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question
ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question
ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question
ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question
ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question
ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question

According to the calculations, the correct answer is (A). If you chose any other answer, review your calculations.

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Question 2: Level 2 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Question

Every day that Jim eats oatmeal for breakfast, his father gives him 10 smiley stickers. Every day that Jim eats something other than oatmeal for breakfast, he gives back 5 smiley stickers. The number of days that Jim ate oatmeal for breakfast this year is represented by c, and the number of days he ate something other than oatmeal for breakfast this year is represented by d. Which of the following represents the number of stickers Jim holds at the end of the year?

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Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is (B).

Write down all the information given in the question.

The number of days Jim ate oatmeal for breakfast this year: c

The number of days Jim ate something other than oatmeal this year: d

The number of stickers given to Jim by his father: 10

The number of stickers Jim is left with after giving to his father: −5

The total number of stickers Jim has at the end of the year is 10c−5d; therefore, the correct answer is (B).


If you chose any other answer, review the setup of your equation.

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Question 3: Level 3 ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Question

Which of the following is equivalent to:

ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question 


  1. 1

  2. ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question

  3. ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question

  4. ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question


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Answer and Explanation

The correct answer is (D).

To simplify the expression, the numerator and the denominator should be factored independently.

Finding the factored form of the numerator: ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question is a quadratic expression with the coefficients:  ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question

The roots of this quadratic expression are expressed by:



Hence: ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice QuestionACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question is equivalent to  .

As part of the quadratic expression definition, the equation equals zero; thus, you can manipulate it:

ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question


Rewrite the equation:

ACCUPLACER Math Elementary Algebra Practice Question


Therefore, the correct answer is D.

If you chose any other answer, review your calculations and the rules of factoring.

ACCUPLACER Math Study Guide – Free Algebra Questions

Try free elementary algebra questions for ACCUPLACER. Download our free ACCUPLACER PDF with 30 questions that cover both the math and English sections of the ACCUPLACER.
Get answer explanations for each question and begin your preparation for the ACCUPLACER college placement test.

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