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Elementary Algebra Study Materials for the Accuplacer Exam__

Updated July 05, 2007 by the ARCC Mathematics Department

The **Elementary
Algebra **test measures your skills in three main categories

a. Operations with integers and rational numbers

This includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with integers and negative rational numbers along with the use of absolute values and ordering.

b. Operations with algebraic expressions.

This includes evaluations of simple formulas and expressions as well as adding and subtracting monomials and polynomials. Also covered is evaluation of positive rational roots and exponents, simplifying algebraic fractions and factoring.

c. Equation solving, inequalities and word problems.

This includes solving verbal problems presented in algebraic context, geometric reasoning, the translation of written phrases into algebraic expressions and graphing.

**
Elementary Algebra Practice Test Materials**

Print out the **
Practice Exam** linked below. Work through each problem and if you don't
understand a question, use the **TEGRITY video solutions** to watch a video
presentation of the worked out solution.

The following file is a sample test made by the ARCC math department. Note: this test consists of 30 problems, but the actual exam is 20 problems. TEGRITY solutions are linked below:

ARCC Elementary Algebra Practice Exam for the Accuplacer Placement Test

ARCC Elementary Algebra Practice Exam for the Accuplacer Placement Test-ANSWERS

For
**V****ideo Presentation** of
**S****olutions** to each of
the questions on the Elementary Algebra Practice Exam, click
Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Practice Exam Solutions.
Each problem is explained in a short video-like presentation complete
with audio explanations. **(Make sure your speakers are on!)**
** Warning**: **
Disable pop-up blockers** in order to view the video
solutions.

Two sample questions for the Elementary Algebra test:

1.

A. B. C. D.

2. The width of a rectangle
is of the
length which is 10*x*. If the area of the rectangle is 100, what is the
value of *x*

A. B. C. D.

The answer to sample question 1 is B and the answer to sample question 2 is C.

You may wish to visit the following sites to refresh your arithmetic skills:

http://www.barcodediscount.com/articles/think-like-a-computer-a-guide-to-number-sequence-puzzles.htm

Think like a Computer! A Guide to Number Sequence Puzzles
http://www.veritasprep.com/sat-prep-algebra-resources-galore/

"Algebra
Resources Galore!"

http://accuplacer-test.com/algebra-questions-for-the-accuplacer.htm

Accuplacer's own help website. Get help with preparation all Accuplacer tests.

http://www.purplemath.com/modules

This site has lessons on the topics listed for the Arithmetic test but does not have practice exercises.

http://www.nv3.commnet.edu/BCASERTA/MATHREVIEW/ArithmeticSOL.htm

This site has arithmetic practice problems with detailed solutions.

http://www.saab.org/mathdrills/fraction.cgi

This site practices operations with fractions.

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