Indices Multiple Choice Topic Test


Indices Multiple Choice Topic Test

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

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Here are 10 Indices 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. What is 2 to the power of 5?

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This question was suggested by Matthew, St Thomas, Kambah, ACT

2. What is the simplified equivalent of the following product:
1 × 2 × 3 × 2 × 1 × 2 × 3 × 2 × 1?

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3. If 2y + 3y = 13, what is the value of y?

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4. Add four squared to three cubed.

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5. Which is the median of the numbers, 72, 17, 71, 23 and 32?

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6. What power do you need to raise 4 to, to give the answer of 256?

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This question was suggested by Year 10 Llantarnam school, Wales

7. What number is 10 to the power of 2

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This question was suggested by Charlotte Battista, St. Peters Middle School

8. What is 15 − 12 ?

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9. Dylan the dragon had so many sheep for dinner he forgot how many he ate, for some reason he knows its a cube number bigger than 25 but lower than 30

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This question was suggested by Joe in cooperation with Dylan, Risedale Sports and Community college

10. One million can be written as:

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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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This activity comprises of five challenges each one requiring you to type in one more fraction than the previous challenge and each starting with a different fraction. The starting fractions are one tenth, one quarter, one third, one half and four sevenths.


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