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. 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

2. 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)

3. 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

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

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This question was suggested by Brendan Moran, Mr Paiges class, Devon

5. if n2 + 3 = 19 what is n? [assume it is a positive number]

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This question was suggested by Mark H, Grantham LIncs

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. 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

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

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9. 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

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

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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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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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