Full-Length CLEP College Algebra Practice Test

Full-Length CLEP College Algebra Practice Test

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CLEP College Algebra Practice Test

60 questions
Total time for this section: 90 Minutes
You may use a scientific calculator on this test.

1- Which of the following is equivalent to \((6m^2-4m-8)+(12m+5)\)?

☐A. \(6m^2+5\)

☐B. \(m^2+2\)

☐C. \(6m^2+8m-3\)

☐D. \(8m^2-8m+3\)

☐E. \(6m^2+16m\)

2- If \(x-y=2, 5x+3y=42\), which of the following ordered pairs \((x,y)\) satisfies both equations?

☐A. \((-2,1)\)

☐B. \((1,2)\)

☐C. \((2,5)\)

☐D. \((4,8)\)

☐E. \((6,4\)

3- If \(f(x)=x^2+8x+28\) then \(f(-2x)=\)?

☐A. \(4(x+3)(x-4)\)

☐B. \(4(x-1)(x-7)\)

☐C. \(4x^2+18x-16\)

☐D. \(4x^2+16x+28\)

☐E. \(4x^2-16x+28\)

4- A line in the \(xy\)-plane passes through origin and has a slope of 3. Which of the following points lies on the line?

☐A. \((-1, -2)\)

☐B. \((0, 1)\)

☐C. \((1, 3)\)

☐D. \((2, -2)\)

☐E. \((2, 2)\)

5- If \(6x-5=37\), what is the value of \(3x+12\)?

☐A. 19

☐B. 24

☐C. 33

☐D. 39

☐E.43

6- Calculate \(f(2)\) for the following function \(f\).
\(f(x)=2x^2+4x-8\)

☐A. 4

☐B. 8

☐C. 12

☐D. 16

☐E. 30

7- If \(x≠-2\) and \(x≠3\), which of the following is equivalent to \(\frac{1}{(\frac{1}{x+2}+\frac{1}{x-3}}\)?

☐A. \(\frac{(x+2)(x-3)}{(x-3)+(x+2)}\)

☐B. \(\frac{(x+2)+(x-3)}{(x+2)(x-3)}\)

☐C. \(\frac{(x+3)(x-2)}{(x+3)-(x-2)}\)

☐D. \(\frac{(x-3)-(x+2)}{(x+2)(x-3)}\)

☐E. \(\frac{(x+2)(x-3)}{(x+2)(x-3)}\)

8- \(y>a+x , y<x+b\)
In the \(xy\)-plane, if (0, 0) is a solution to the system of inequalities above, which of the following relationships between a and b must be true?

☐A. \(a<b\)

☐B. \(a>b\)

☐C. \(a=b\)

☐D. \(a= b- a\)

☐E. \(a=3b\)

9- Which of the following points lies on the line that goes through the points (1,4) and (3,6)?

☐A. \((-2,4)\)

☐B. \((-1,0)\)

☐C. \((0,0)\)

☐D. \((1,4)\)

☐E.\((4,1)\)

10- If \((ax+2)(bx+6)=32x^2+cx+12\) for all values of \(x\) and \(a+b=12\), what are the two possible values for c?

☐A. 24,36

☐B. 36,42

☐C. 40,56

☐D. 58,60

☐E. 60,65

11- What is the solution of the following inequality?
\(|2x+6|≤2\)

☐A. \(-4≤x≤2\)

☐B. \(2≤x≤4\)

☐C. \(x≥-2\)

☐D. \(-4≤x≤-2\)

☐E. Set of real numbers

12- If \(\frac{7}{2x}=\frac{8}{2x+1}\) what is the value of \(2x\)?

☐A. \(\frac{2}{7}\)

☐B. \(\frac{7}{2}\)

☐C. \(-2\)

☐D. 2

☐E. 7

13- Which of the following is an equation of a circle in the \(xy\)-plane with center \((2,-1)\) and a radius with endpoint \((4,-1)\)?

☐A. \((x+2)^2+(y-1)^2=4\)

☐B. \(2x^2+(y+4)^2=2\)

☐C. \((x-2)^2+(y+1)^2=4\)

☐D. \(x^2+(y-2)^2=2\)

☐E. \(2x^2+(y-1)^2=4\)

14- What is the equation of the graph?

☐A. \(-4x^2+16x+1\)

☐B. \(4x^2+8x+4\)

☐C. \(-2x^2-16x+1\)

☐D. \(2x^2+8x+2\)

☐E. \(4x^2+4x+16\)

15- John buys a pepper plant that is 8 inches tall. With regular watering the plant grows 5 inches a year. Writing John’s plant’s height as a function of time, what does the \(y\)-intercept represent?

☐A. The \(y\)-intercept represents the rate of grows of the plant which is 5 inches

☐B. The \(y\)-intercept represents the starting height of 8 inches

☐C. The\( y\)-intercept represents the rate of growth of plant which is 3 inches per year

☐D. There is no \(y\)-intercept

16- If \(x^2-10x-r\) factors into \((x + 5)(x- p)\), and r and p are constants, what is the value of r?

☐A. 15

☐B. 25

☐C. 40

☐D. 55

☐E. 75

17- If \(6n+4≥2\), what is the least possible value of \(6n-2\) ?

☐A. \(-4\)

☐B. \(-2\)

☐C. 2

☐D. 4

☐E. 6

18- A ladder leans against a wall forming a 60\(^\circ\) angle between the ground and the ladder. If the bottom of the ladder is 40 feet away from the wall, how long is the ladder?

☐A. 30 feet

☐B. 40 feet

☐C. 60 feet

☐D. 80 feet

☐E. 110 feet

19- If A\(={1,3,6,9,12,15 }\) and B\(={1,5,10,15,20}\), how many elements are in A\(∩\)B

☐A. 1

☐B. 2

☐C. 3

☐D. 4

☐E. 5

20- If A\(={1,2,3,4,5,6 }\), B\(={2,4,6,8,10,12 }\), and C\(={1,3,5,7,9,11 }\), then which of the following set is (A\(∩\)B)\(∪\)C

☐A. {2,4,6,7,9,11}

☐B. {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11 }

☐C. {1,3,5,7,8,10,12}

☐D. {8,9,10,11,12 }

☐E. {1,2,3,4,5}

21- For what value of \(x\) is \(|x+6|+6\) equal to 0?

☐A. \(-2\)

☐B. \(-1\)

☐C. no value of \(x\)

☐D. 1

☐E. 2

22- Two cars are 220 miles apart. They both drive in a straight line toward each other. If Car A drives at 68 mph and Car B drives at 76 mph, then how many miles apart will they be exactly 40 minutes before they meet?

☐A. 66

☐B. 72

☐C. 86

☐D. 96

☐E. 110

23- What is the ratio of the minimum value to the maximum value of the following function?
\(f(x)=-x^2+3x-4 \)
\(-1≤x≤4\)

☐A. \(-2\)

☐B. \(\frac{12}{7}\)

☐C. \(\frac{32}{7}\)

☐D. 2

☐E. 3

24- The equation \(2x^2=x-3\) has how many distinct real solutions?

☐A. 0

☐B. 1

☐C. 2

☐D. 3

☐E. 4

25- Simplify.
\(x^2+6x^4-7y^3+4z^2-4x^4+5y^3-4z^2-z+y^2\)

☐A. \(2x^2-2y^3+x^4+z\)

☐B. \(2x^4+2y^3-2z^2+x^2\)

☐C. \(x^2+2x^4+3y^3+7z^2\)

☐D. \(x^2+2x^4-2y^3+y^2-z\)

☐E. \(x^2+2y^3-2z^2+z\)

26- If\( x\) is a real number, and if \(x^3+18=130\) , then \(x\) lies between which two consecutive integers?

☐A. 1 and 2

☐B. 2 and 3

☐C. 3 and 4

☐D. 4 and 5

☐E. 5 and 6

27- In the triangle below, if the measure of angle A is 42 degrees, then what is the value of \(y\)? (figure is NOT drawn to scale)

☐A. 39

☐B. 48

☐C. 51

☐D. 62

☐E. 73

28- Four years ago, Amy was two times as old as Mike was. If Mike is 12 years old now, how old is Amy?

☐A. 12

☐B. 16

☐C. 20

☐D. 24

☐E. 28

29- A chemical solution contains \(8\%\) alcohol. If there is 36 ml of alcohol, what is the volume of the solution?

☐A. 280 ml

☐B. 320 ml

☐C. 450 ml

☐D. 500 ml

☐E. 620 ml

30- If \(|a|<1\), then which of the following is true? (\(b>0\))?
I. \(–b<ba <b \)
II. \(-a<a^2<a\) if \(a<0\)
III. \(-1<3a-2<1\)

☐A. I only

☐B. II only

☐C. I and III only

☐D. III only

☐E. I, II and III

31- Which of the following numbers is NOT a solution of the inequality \(4x+2≥5x-4\)?

☐A. 1

☐B. 2

☐C. 4

☐D. 6

☐E. 8

32- If \((x+2)^4=256\) which of the following could be the value of \((x+5)(x-1)\)?

☐A. 3

☐B. 5

☐C. 7

☐D. 9

☐E. 11

33- Simplify \((2+4i)(3-3i),\)

☐A. \(6-4i\)

☐B. \(6+2i\)

☐C. \(18-6i\)

☐D. \(18+6i\)

☐E. \(18+2i\)

34- If \(y=nx-3\), where n is a constant, and when\( x=3, y=9\), what is the value of \(y\) when\( x=2\)?

☐A. 5

☐B. 7

☐C. 9

☐D. 11

☐E. 13

35- If \(\frac{4x}{15}=\frac{x-3}{5}, x=\)

☐A. \(-9\)

☐B. \(-7\)

☐C. 7

☐D. 9

☐E. 11

36- In 2010, the average worker’s income increased $12,000 per year starting from $36,000 annual salary. Which equation represents income greater than average? (I = income, \(x\) = number of years after 2010)

☐A. \(I>12000x+36000\)

☐B. \(I>-12000x+36000\)

☐C. \(I<-12000x+36000\)

☐D. \(I<12000x-36000\)

☐E. \(I<36,000x+12000\)

37- If \(\sqrt{3m-2}=m\), what is (are) the value(s) of n?

☐A. 0

☐B. \(-1,-2\)

☐C. \(-1,2\)

☐D. \(1,-2\)

☐E. \(1,2\)

38- If \(\frac{8}{3} y=\frac{16}{12}\), what is the value of \(y\)?

☐A. \(\frac{1}{4}\)

☐B. \(\frac{1}{2}\)

☐C. \(\frac{3}{4}\)

☐D. \(\frac{5}{6}\)

☐E. \(\frac{7}{3}\)

39- The length of a rectangle is 3 meters greater than 2 times its width. The perimeter of the rectangle is 24 meters. What is the area of the rectangle in meters?

☐A. 15

☐B. 18

☐C. 27

☐D. 32

☐E. 36

40- If the following equations are true, what is the value of \(x\)?
\(a=\sqrt{7}\)
\(5a=\sqrt{5x}\)

☐A. 10

☐B. 15

☐C. 25

☐D. 30

☐E. 35

41- If the function \(g(x)\) has three distinct zeros, which of the following could represent the graph of \(g(x)\)?

☐A.

☐B.

☐C.

☐D.

42- If \(f(x)=2^x\) and \(g(x)=log_2 x\), which of the following expressions is equal to \(f(2g(p))\)?

☐A. \(\frac{p}{2}\)

☐B. \(p^2\)

☐C. \(p^4\)

☐D. \(2^p\)

☐E. \(4^p\)

43- In the \(xy\)-plane, the point \((2,-1)\) and (4,2) are on line A. Which of the following equations of lines is parallel to line A?

☐A. \(y=\frac{1}{2} x+2\)

☐B. \(y=\frac{3}{2} x-5\)

☐C. \(y=2x+3\)

☐D. \(y=4x\)

☐E. \(y=5x-1\)

44- In the following equation when z is divided by 4, what is the effect on x?
\(\frac{\frac{8y+r}{r+1}}{\frac{6}{z}}\)

☐A. \(x\) is divided by 2

☐B. \(x\) is divided by 4

☐C. \(x\) does not change

☐D. \(x\) is multiplied by 2

☐E. \(x\) is multiplied by 4

45- A boat sails 5 miles south and then 12 miles east. How far is the boat from its start point?

☐A. 13 miles

☐B. 16 miles

☐C. 18 miles

☐D. 25 miles

☐E. 28 miles

46- For what real value of \(x\) is the equation below true?
\(x^3-7x^2+4x-28=0\)

☐A. 3

☐B. 5

☐C. 7

☐D. 9

☐E. 10

47- If \(50\%\) of \(x\) equal to \(25\%\) of 38, then what is the value of \((x-3)^3\)?

☐A. 2980

☐B. 3450

☐C. 3850

☐D. 4096

☐E. 4671

48- A function \(g(2)=4 \)and \(g(4)=6\). A function \(f(4)=-2\) and \(f(6)=5\). What is the value of \(f(g(4))\)?

☐A. \(-2\)

☐B. 4

☐C. 5

☐D. 6

☐E. 8

49- Mary’s average score after 5 tests is 80. What score on the 5th test would bring Mary’s average up to exactly 85?

☐A. 100

☐B. 105

☐C. 110

☐D. 112

☐E. 114

50- The equation \(2x^2=7x-3\) has how many distinct real solutions?

☐A. 0

☐B. 1

☐C. 2

☐D. 3

☐E. 4

51- If \(y = 5a^2 b – 3ab+4b^2\), what is y when \(a=2\) and \(b=-2\) ?

☐A. \(-16\)

☐B. \(-12\)

☐C. 10

☐D. 12

☐E. 1

52- If \(f(x)= 2x-8\) and \(g(x) = x^2+3x-9\) then find \((f-2g)(x)\)?

☐A. \(2x^2+4x-10\)

☐B. \(-2x^2+4x-10\)

☐C. \(2x^2-4x+10\)

☐D. \(-2x^2-4x+10\)

☐E. \(-2x^2-4x-10\)

53- \(x\) is \(y\%\) of what number?

☐A. \(\frac{100x}{y}\)

☐B. \(\frac{100y}{x}\)

☐C. \(\frac{x}{100y}\)

☐D. \(\frac{y}{100x}\)

☐E. \(\frac{xy}{100}\)

54- In the \(xy\)-plane, the line determined by the points (8,m) and (m,18) passes through the origin. Which of the following could be the value of m?

☐A. 8

☐B. 10

☐C. 12

☐D. 14

☐E. 16

55- The cost of using a car is $1.23 per minutes. Which of the following equations represents the total cost c, in dollars, for h hours of using the car?

☐A. \(c=\frac{1.23}{60h}\)

☐B. \(c=\frac{60h}{1.23}\)

☐C. \(c=1.23h+60\)

☐D. \(c=60h+1.23\)

☐E. \(c=1.23(60h)\)

56- Which of the following points lies on the line \(6x-3y=12\)?

☐A. (\(-\)1, 2)

☐B. (0, 3)

☐C. (1, 4)

☐D. (3, 2)

☐E. (4, 1)

57- Point A lies on the line with equation \(y-4=3(x+6)\). If the \(x\)-coordinate of A is 8, what is the \(y\)-coordinate of A?

☐A. 28

☐B. 34

☐C. 46

☐D. 50

☐E. 54

58- If \(|a|<1\), then which of the following is true? \((b>0)\)?
I. \(–b<ba <b \)
II. \(-a<a^2<a\) if \(a<0 \)
III. \(-6<4a-2<2\)

☐A. I only

☐B. III only

☐C. I and III only

☐D. I, II and III

☐E. None of the above

59- \(\frac{c-d}{c}=a \)
In the equation above, if c is negative and d is positive, which of the following must be true?

☐A. \(a<1\)

☐B. \(a=0\)

☐C. \(a>1\)

☐D. \(a<-1\)

☐E. \(a<-2\)

60- If \(f(x)=-x^3+4x^2-8x+2\), and \(g(x)=2\), what is the value of \(f(g(x))\)?

☐A. \(-12\)

☐B. \(-6\)

☐C. 0

☐D. 6

☐E. 12

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