Algebra Multiple Choice Topic Test

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Algebra Multiple Choice Topic Test

Test your understanding of algebra with this ten question, self-marking multiple choice exercise.

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Here are 10 Algebra multiple choice questions written by people from around the world while using the main Pentransum activity. You can earn a Transum Trophy for answering at least 9 of them correctly.

1. If we were to use the alphabet as numbers, like A+A=B, or C-B=A what is F+(BxB)+A-D?

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This question was suggested by Ryan Le Quesne, Kimihia Primary School, Huntly, New Zealand.

2. If 3x - 2 = 7
Find the value of x

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3. I thought of a number, divided it by 6, added 52, doubled it and subtracted five. I ended up with 111. What number did I start with?

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This question was suggested by Terry, Yorkshire

4. If 27x - 5x = 132 what is x?

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This question was suggested by Ryan, York

5. If a number was multiplied by 5 then added to 8 then divided by 2 and the answer was 19, what is the number?

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This question was suggested by Caiti Bayles, North East

6. I thought of a number times it by 2 divided it by 3 then added 99 divided it by 5 and my answer was 25 what was my number?

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This question was suggested by Manuel Stevens, Kimihia School, Huntly

7. Y x Z - T - Y = T. If Y is 6 and Z is 2 what is T?

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This question was suggested by Alasdaire Key, Kimihia Primary School, Huntly, New Zealand

8. Bob was asked how old he is. He said "In 2 years I will be twice as old as I was 5 years ago". How old is Bob now?

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This question was suggested by John, London

9. What is x when: 5x+3 = 2x+9

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This question was suggested by Tanisha Patel, Soar Valley College, Leicester (MRS FURLONG = Teacher)

10. I thought of a number, doubled it, divided by 4, multiplied it by 6,then added 111 and was left with 183. What number did I first think of?

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This question was suggested by Alasdaire Key, Kimhia School, Huntly, New Zealand

Please note that unlike other Transum online exercises, the check button for this multiple choice quiz can only be clicked once when you have answered all ten questions. Check your answers carefully before clicking the button below. You teed to get at least 9 questions correct to be awarded a Transum Trophy.

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Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Choose one of the five possible answers. When you have finished click the "check" button. If you have any questions wrong, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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