Practice Placement Test (Arithmetic/Pre-Algebra)

Amby Duncan-Carr

Answer the 30 questions below and then click the button at the bottom of the page to immediately check your answers. To accurately access your skills you should take NO MORE THAN 30 MINUTES to complete this test.

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  1. 9 + 208 + 751 + 34 =
  2. Your answer:
    982
    992
    993
    1002
    none of these


  3. 4306 - 1492 =
  4. Your answer:
    2804
    2814
    3114
    3814
    none of these


  5. 507 x 709 =
  6. Your answer:
    39,953
    40,053
    358,463
    359,463
    none of these


  7. 39,472 78 =
  8. Your answer:
    4997 r 4
    634 r 20
    506 r 4
    56 r 4
    none of these


    rectangle measuring 4" wide and 11" long

  9. Find the perimeter of the rectangle shown above.
  10. Your answer:
    30 inches
    30 square inches
    15 inches
    44 inches
    44 square inches


  11. 60 - 36 3 x 4 =
  12. Your answer:
    96
    2
    57
    32
    12


  13. Which of the following is the prime factorization of 510?
  14. Your answer:
    10 x 51
    2 x 5 x 51
    2 x 3 x 5 x 17
    2 x 5 x 7 x 13
    none of these


  15. When 39/91 is reduced to lowest terms, it is:
  16. Your answer:
    2/13
    1/3
    3/7
    39/91
    13/31


    5.4 divided by 0.36

  17. What is the answer to this division problem?
  18. Your answer:
    0.015
    0.0015
    15
    150
    0.15


  19. Add and write your answer is lowest terms. 2/5 + 1/6 + 4/15 =
  20. Your answer:
    7/30
    23/30
    5/6
    25/30
    7/26


    0.12 divided by 8

  21. What is the answer to this division problem?
  22. Your answer:
    0.015
    0.15
    1.5
    15
    none of these


  23. When 0.1846 is rounded to the thousandths place, the answer is:
  24. Your answer:
    0.184
    0.1800
    0.185
    0.19
    0.1900


  25. Multiply and write your answer in lowest terms: 21/26 x 39/42 =
  26. Your answer:
    3/4
    63/84
    1 1/8
    2/3
    117/156


  27. 2.3 + 0.18 + 15 =
  28. Your answer:
    0.056
    17.48
    0.56
    2.63
    3.98


  29. 3/8 - 5/18 =
  30. Your answer:
    7/72
    1/5
    1/18
    4/13
    5/48


  31. 45 - 2.68 =
  32. Your answer:
    18.2
    1.82
    2.43
    42.32
    43.68


  33. 1.8 x 0.145 =
  34. Your answer:
    2.61
    0.1205
    26.1
    0.0261
    0.261


  35. 2 2/5 x 6 =
  36. Your answer:
    14 2/5
    2/5
    4 4/5
    12 2/5
    2/15


  37. What is the ratio of 50 minutes to two hours?
  38. Your answer:
    1/4
    5/12
    50/2
    25
    none of these


  39. 5/6 2/3 =
  40. Your answer:
    5
    1 4/5
    5/9
    1 1/4
    4/5


  41. 7 5/9 - 3 7/9 =
  42. Your answer:
    3 7/9
    4 8/9
    3 8/9
    4 7/9
    3 2/9


  43. Write 5/16 in decimal form.
  44. Your answer:
    0.52
    3.125
    5.2
    31.25
    0.3125


  45. Change 32% to a fraction.
  46. Your answer:
    1.6/50
    16/5
    4/125
    8/25
    none of these


  47. Change 8.75% to a decimal.
  48. Your answer:
    0.0875
    0.875
    8.75
    87.5
    none of these


  49. What is 4% of 180?
  50. Your answer:
    0.72
    4.5
    7.2
    72
    none of these


  51. (-5) - (+6) =
  52. Your answer:
    +1
    -1
    +11
    -11
    none of these


  53. 75 is 30% of what number?
  54. Your answer:
    2.5
    22.5
    25
    250
    none of these


  55. 60 is what percent of 150?
  56. Your answer:
    40%
    2/5%
    25%
    250%
    400%


  57. If the original price of an item costing $7.20 is reduced by 40%, the sale price is:
  58. Your answer:
    $5.40
    $2.88
    $4.32
    $1.80
    $6.80


    Isosceles triangle with sides of 13" and 13" and 24" with a perpendicular bisector of 5"

  59. Find the area of the triangle illustrated above   (A = 1/2 b * h).
  60. Your answer:
    55 inches
    60 inches
    60 square inches
    120 square inches
    50 inches



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