College Algebra
Tutorial 24: Practice Test on Tutorials 14  23
Learning Objectives
After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:
 Take a test on topics covered in tutorials 14  23 in
this website.

Special Notes about Tutorial 24:

I can not guarantee
you will pass
your test after going though any of the tutorials in this website or
this
practice test. However, it will definitely help you to better
understand
the topics covered better.

Disclaimer: WTAMU and Kim Seward are not
responsible
for how a student does on any test or any class for any reason
including
not being able to access the website due to any technology
problems.

There are no videos on this page. To view videos on the type of problems found on this page, please go to the tutorial (14  23) that corresponds with that problem.

Introduction
It is important to note that, chances are, I'm not your
math instructor. You
need to check with your math teacher as to things like when your next
math
test is and what it covers. It may cover more material on the
test
than what is in this practice test. Just note that there are
other practice tests at this website. So, after finding out what is on
your test (if you have one) do the practice test(s) problems that go
with
the test you are preparing for. If you are not in a class or are
not having a test soon, this practice test is still good practice to go
through and check to make sure you are understanding this material
before
moving on  kind of like a spot check. The material on this
practice
test goes with Tutorial
14:
Linear Equation in One Variable, Tutorial
15: Equations with Rational Expressions, Tutorial
16: Formulas and Applications, Tutorial
17: Quadratic Equations, Tutorial
18: Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring, Tutorial
19: Rational Equations and Equations Involving Rational Exponents, Tutorial
20: Equations that are Quadratic in Form, Tutorial
21: Absolute Value Equations, Tutorial
22: Linear Inequalities, Tutorial
23A: Quadratic Inequalities, Tutorial 23B: Rational Inequalities.
Also note that your teacher may word the problems on
their test a
little differently, may have some different kinds of problems, or may
have
a different number of problems than what is in this practice test.
Again, since I'm probably not your math instructor, I don't know
exactly
how your teacher will set up your math test. Just note that these
problems will help you build an understanding of the concepts presented
and the terms used in math problems. If you have an
understanding
of the problems instead of just memorizing them, then you should do
fine
on these concepts, no matter how the test is set up.
Steps to Studying for a
Math Test


Work through problems. If you are in a
class, you should have
done this on completion of any homework you have done. For
anyone,
you can accomplish this by doing the practice problems found in each
tutorial.

Check work on problems. The practice
problems in each tutorial
have links to the answers to them so you can instantly check how you
are
doing. Also, in most math books, the odd answers are found in the
back of the book.

Review concepts. Whether you got the
problems right or wrong,
make sure you review over them. If you did get a problem wrong,
make
sure you either review that concept in it's respective tutorial or ask
your math teacher about it. If you don't ask about a problem
before
a test, you are going to kick yourself when it comes up on the
test.

Work through problems as if you were taking the
test
 no notes, book,
webpages, etc. This practice test is a perfect way to do
that. After
taking this practice test, check your answers by clicking on the link
to
the answer key found at the bottom of the practice test (before the
'need
extra help on these topics' section)

It is to your benefit to show as much of the work as
possible on
the problems that have several steps involved.
Make sure that you read the directions carefully,
you wouldn't
believe how many points get taken off math tests for people not
following
directions.
Pace yourself. You do not have to be the
first one done
to do well on the test. Do not panic if there is still time left
to take the test and others are turing it in. Sometimes that
means
they do not know the material and left some of the answers blank.
Do not worry about anyone else but yourself.
Don't rush through a problem.
Another thing that
math teachers take points off for are careless mistakes made by people
that rush through a problem. When those students get their tests
back, they bonk themselves on the head at some of the things that got
counted
wrong, things that they knew how to do.
Check your answers. If you have time, go
back and check
your answers.
Remember to breathe!!!! I know some of you
are scared to
death at the thought of having to take a math test of any kind.
For
you guys, try to relax and don't forget to breathe. (Even if you
aren't scared to take a math test, it is probably a good idea to
remember to breathe, I wouldn't want you to pass out during the
test). If it feels like your brain has left the building during
your test,
just close your eyes and breathe in and out and in and out and your
brain
will return.
Good luck on your test. If you are taking a
math test soon,
don't panic, you are going to do great!!! 
Practice Test
Problems 1a  1c: Solve the given equation and
determine whether
the equation is an identity, a conditional equation or an inconsistent
equation. 
1a. 
1b. 
1c. 
Problems 2a  2b: Solve the given equation. 
2a. 
2b. 
Problems 3a  3c: Solve the given word problem. 
3a. In last week’s football game, Ralph scored 6 less
than twice what
Tommy scored. The sum of their scores is 30. How many
points
did Ralph and Tommy score individually? 
3b. The ages of three sisters are three even
consecutive integers.
If the sum of the 1st, four times the 2nd, and twice the 3rd is 86,
what
are the three ages? 
3c. You are buying a computer at a markdown price
of $960.
If the markdown price was 20% off of the original price, how much was
the computer
originally? 
Problem 4a: Solve for the given variable. 
4a. for y. 
Problems 5a  5b: Solve the given equation by
factoring. 
5a. 
5b. 
Problems 6a  6b: Solve the given equation by
completing the
square. 
6a. 
6b. 
Problems 7a  7b: Solve the given equation by
using the quadratic
formula. 
7a. 
7b. 
Problems 8a  8b: Solve the given equation by
factoring. 
8a. 
8b. 
Problems 9a  9b: Solve the given equation. 
9a. 
9b. 
Problem 10a: Solve the given equation. 
10a. 
Problems 11a  11b: Solve the given equation. 
11a. 
11b. 
Problems 12a  12b: Solve the given equation. 
12a. 
12b. 
Problems 13a  13b: Solve, write your answer
in interval notation
and graph the solution set. 
13a. 
13b. 
Problems 14a  14d: Solve, write your answer
in interval notation
and graph the solution set. 
14a. 
14b. 
14c. 
14d. 
Problems 15a  15b: Solve, write your answer
in interval notation
and graph the solution set. 
15a. 
15b. 
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Last revised on Jan. 15, 2010 by Kim Seward.
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