# 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. 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?

 A. 39 B. 40 C. 35 D. 29 E. 41 This question was suggested by Manuel Stevens, Kimihia School, Huntly

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

 A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 E. 4

3. if 7x+9=58 what is x?

 A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. 6 E. 7 This question was suggested by Brendan Moran, Mr Paiges class, Devon

4. I thought of a number and doubled it. I then took the answer away from 32 then added 455. I ended up with 471, what was the number I first thought of?

 A. 8 B. 10 C. 16 D. 20 E. 32 This question was suggested by Leonie, Cramlington

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

 A. E B. F C. G D. H E. J This question was suggested by Ryan Le Quesne, Kimihia Primary School, Huntly, New Zealand.

6. 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.

 A. 22 B. 55 C. 11 D. 13 E. 25 This question was suggested by Joshua M, Kimihia Primary School, Huntly NZ

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

 A. 2 B. 5 C. 3.25 D. 4.2 E. 1.925 This question was suggested by Tanisha Patel, Soar Valley College, Leicester (MRS FURLONG = Teacher)

8. Expand 5(2x-6)

 A. 10(x-3) B. 15x-20 C. 10x-30 D. 20x-35 E. 25x-17 This question was suggested by Emily Beadle, Risedale Sports amd Community College England

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

 A. 56 B. 162 C. 7 D. 110 E. 6 This question was suggested by Ryan, York

10. 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?

 A. 7 B. 8 C. 9 D. 10 E. 11 This question was suggested by John, London

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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