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. Jack thought of a number, multiplied it by 8 then added on 100 then subtracted 55. The total was 245. What was the first number Jack thought of.

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This question was suggested by Joshua M, Kimihia Primary School, Huntly NZ

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

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3. I thought of a whole number and then multiplied it by 4, subtracted 65 and then divided by 5. The final total was 54.2 What was the number I originally thought of?

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This question was suggested by Ryan Le Quesne, Kimihia school, Huntly, New Zealand

4. 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

5. What is the value of x in the equation: 2x - 4 = 6x ÷ 5

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This question was suggested by Kathryn Hogg, Hamilton, New Zealand

6. I'm thinking of a number: I add 6, divide by 4 and then times it by 5 and my answer is 35, what was my original number?

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This question was suggested by Rebecca and Michelle, Leeds

7. Find the value of m if 6m - 16 = 26.

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8. If y = 90 x 4 what is 2y?

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This question was suggested by Louis Cunningham, Slovenia

9. 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

10. 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

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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