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

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

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This question was suggested by Louis Cunningham, Slovenia

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

7. Two apples weigh the same as a banana and a cherry. A banana weighs the same as nine cherries. How many cherries weigh the same as one apple?

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This question was suggested by Caleb M, Kimihia Primary School, Huntly, New Zealand

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

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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 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?

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This question was suggested by Leonie, Cramlington

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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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