Maths Diagnostics

Topics: Elementary algebra, Polynomial, Real number Pages: 4 (1343 words) Published: June 8, 2013
Mathematics Exam Examples Math Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) revised 8-2010

There are four math exam levels. You'll be asked to choose one level that is at your skills and abilities that you feel will best challenge your math competency. The results will be used for prerequisite clearance and will not be part of your permanent record. Calculators are not needed and will not be allowed during the test.

Level 1 - Pre - Algebra Competency
This exam measures how well you understand basic math principles. Examples include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions, signed numbers and decimals, as well as solutions of basic algebraic equations. (50 questions - 45 minutes). Possible placements are Math 251 or 351.

Level 2 - Elementary Algebra Competency
This exam measures how well you understand the material covered in an elementary algebra course. (50 questions - 45 minutes). Possible placements are Math 253, 205, 251 or take lower test.

Integers (1) Jim wrote a check for $318.00. If his balance was then $2126.00, what was his balance before he wrote this check? A) $808 B) $1808 C) $2444 D) 5306 (2) What number multiplied by 6 gives -18 as a result? A) -12 B) -3 C) 3 D) -54 Decimals (3) 7.20 = 2.4 A) 0.03 B) 0.30 C) 3.00 D) 30.0 (4) Which of the following best approximates 1.147 - 114.7 A) -100 B) -10 C)10 D) 100 Fractions (5) The ratio of winning tickets to tickets sold in the California Lottery is 2 to 5. If 3,500,000 tickets are sold, how many are "winners"? A) 700,000 B) 750,000 C) 1,400,000 D) 150 (6) 1 + 1/2 = 1 - 3/4 A) -6 B) -2 C) 2 D) 6 Operations (7) If in the formula p=kt, k=36, and p=144, then t= A) 1/4 B) 4 C) 12 D) 108 (8) 4(b + 2) = A) 4b + 2 B) b + 6 C) b + 8 D) 4b + 8 Geometry (9) In the figure shown, what is the length of segment AB? y A (0,5) B (12,0) x A) - 5 B) 5 C) 13 D) 19 (10) If C is the midpoint of segment AB in the figure shown, then the coordinates of C are A) (7/2*7/2) y A (0,7) B) (6*7/2) C C)...
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