Arithmetic Study Materials for the Accuplacer Exam

Updated July 05, 2007 by the ARCC Mathematics Department


The Arithmetic test measures your skills in three main categories:

a. Operations with whole number and fractions.

This includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division along with  recognizing equivalent fractions and mixed numbers.

b. Operations with decimals and percents.

This includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division along with percent problems, decimal recognition, fraction percent equivalencies and estimation problems.

c. Applications and problem solving.

This includes rate, percent, measurement and geometry problems along with distribution of a quantity into its fractional parts.


Arithmetic 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 34 problems, but the actual exam is 20 problems.

ARCC Arithmetic Practice Exam for the Accuplacer Placement Test

ARCC Arithmetic Practice Exam for the Accuplacer Placement Test - ANSWERS


For Video Presentation of Solutions to each of the questions on the Arithmetic Practice Exam, click on the links below.  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 Arithmetic test:


1. All of the following are ways to write 20 percent of N, EXCEPT


A.         B.             C.         D. 



2. A recipe for a batch of chocolate chip cookies uses   of a cup of sugar.

How many cups of sugar are used in  batches of these cookies?


A.                          B.               C.               D.


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



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

Think like a Computer! A Guide to Number Sequence Puzzles
 "Algebra Resources Galore!"

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

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

This site has arithmetic practice problems with detailed solutions.

This site practices operations with fractions.


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