This is a sample of some of the types of problems you will
find on the Algebra Readiness

assessment. The actual test consists of 50 questions –you will have 45 minutes
and will not be

allowed to use a calculator. Print this test and try the problems, without a
calculator, giving

yourself about 25 minutes. The answer key is at the end of the test.

1) Give the value of

2) Evaluate:

3) Write the number 18 million is scientific notation.

4) Which expression is equivalent to ?

5) Evaluate the following:

a) -4

b) 0

c) undefined

d) 4

6) Divide:

7) The temperature was 15° centigrade at noon. At 7pm, the
temperature was 5° below zero.

How much did the temperature drop between noon and 7pm?

8) Evaluate: 5.82 − 2.3 + 0.305

9) Multiply:

10) If you are supposed to take three pills twice each day
for eight days, how many pills will

you take in all?

11) Evaluate: 8 − 3 + 2 − 5 − 6

12) On the number line fine half the distance between − 8 and 6 .

13) 20%of what number is 80 ?

14) Which equation below describes the statement: “When a
number is decreased by 4 the

result is 8 ” ?

15) If 10 = 2a + b and a = 4 , find the value of b .

16) Simplify:

17) A notebook cost $2.25 . The sales tax for the notebook
is an additional $0.09 . What was

the sales tax, as a percentage?

18) The stock market report says that yesterday five
stocks went up for every six stocks that

went down. If 450 stocks went down yesterday, how many went up?

19) Subtract:

20) Evaluate:

21) The prime factorization of 90 is

22) Add:

23) Add:

24) A certain pair of shoes normally sells for $120 , but
is now on sale for $90 . What is the

percent decrease from the normal price to the sale price?

25) What is the radius of a circle whose circumference is 16π ?

Answer Key:

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