# 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 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?

 A. 54 B. 68 C. 75 D. 84 E. 92 This question was suggested by Ryan Le Quesne, Kimihia school, Huntly, New Zealand

2. 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

3. 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?

 A. 26 B. 34 C. 35 D. 22 E. 21 This question was suggested by Rebecca and Michelle, Leeds

4. If 2x+100=6x-24,what is x?

 A. 20 B. 31 C. 16 D. 40 E. 54 This question was suggested by Rebeka Wittenberg, Sacramento

5. 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

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

 A. 6 B. 7 C. 8 D. 9 E. 10

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

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

8. 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?

 A. 9 Cherries B. 8 Cherries C. 7 Cherries D. 6 Cherries E. 5 Cherries This question was suggested by Caleb M, Kimihia Primary School, Huntly, New Zealand

9. 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

10. 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?

 A. 36 B. 16 C. 8 D. 7 E. 12 This question was suggested by Terry, Yorkshire

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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