Learning Objectives
Special Notes about Tutorial 59:
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
54A: Sequences , Tutorial
54B: Series, Tutorial
54C: Arithmetic
Sequences and Series , Tutorial
54D: Geometric
Sequences and Series , Tutorial 54: The Binomial
Theorem , Tutorial 55: The Fundamental
Counting Principle , Tutorial 56: Permutations , Tutorial
57: Combinations , and Tutorial 58: Probability.
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.
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
2) In how many ways can the 5 finalists contain only seniors?
3) In how many ways can the 5 finalist contain exactly 1 sophomore and 4 juniors?
If each student picked only one favorite, find the following probabilities.
11b. A student’s favorite soda pop is Sprite.
12b. Exactly 2 seniors and 2 juniors are selected.
Find the probability that
13b. a senior level employee OR an executive will be picked.
13c. A junior level employee will not be picked.
Need Extra Help on these Topics?
Tutorial
54A: Sequences
This tutorial will help you with problems 1a - 3a on this practice
test.
Tutorial
54B: Series
This tutorial will help you with problems 4a - 6a on this practice
test.
Tutorial
54C: Arithmetic
Sequences and Series
This tutorial will help you with problems 2a
& 5a on this practice
test.
Tutorial
54D: Geometric
Sequences and Series
This tutorial will help you with problems 3a,
4a, & 6a on this practice
test.
Tutorial
54: The Binomial
Theorem
This tutorial will help you with problems 8a -
9a on this practice
test.
Tutorial
55: The Fundamental
Counting Principle
This tutorial will help you with problem 10a on
this practice
test.
Tutorial
56: Permutations
This tutorial will help you with problem 10b -
10d on this practice
test.
Tutorial
57: Combinations
This tutorial will help you with problems 10e -
10f on this practice
test.
Tutorial
58: Probability
This tutorial will help you with problems 11a - 14a on this practice
test.
Go to Get Help Outside the Classroom found in Tutorial 1: How to Succeed in a Math Class for some more suggestions.
Last revised on May 21, 2011 by Kim Seward.
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