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Pre-Algebra 8 - Chapter 2 Assessment Study Guide

Name ________________________________ Date __________ Period _______



Directions: Use your knowledge of mathematical vocabulary to answer the following questions.

1. _____ To solve an equation like 3x = 6 , you should do the following:

a. Multiply by the coefficient
b. Divide by the coefficient
c. Divide by the reciprocal
d. Subtract the denominator

x
2. _____ To solve an equation like
= 72 , you should do the following:
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a. Multiply by the denominator
b. Multiply by the constant
c. Multiply by the coefficient
d. Add the coefficient

3. _____ To combine like terms in the expression 9y + 12y, you should:

a. Do nothing this expression is already simplified
b. Divide by 21
c. Add the coefficients
d. Subtract the coefficients

4. _____ The equation 9(2x 5) = 18x 45 is an example of which property?

a. Commutative property
b. Associative property
c. Distributive property
d. Multiplicative identity property

5. _____ The best way to write the phrase 6 times n is:

a. 6 x n
b. 6n
c. n6
d. n6

6. _____ True or False? The expression 6x + (-8y) + 19 7z has three terms.

Simplify each expression.



7. 4(x + 9)


=
___________________________

8. 8m + 3(m + 7)

=
___________________________

9. 6x + 14 13x

=
___________________________

10. 16n 9 20n

=
___________________________

11. 15n + ( -k ) + 9n 3k
=
___________________________

12. -8( -2y + 8x )

=
___________________________

13. 15 + 6( 4x + 2 ) + x
=
___________________________

14. 11n + ( -2k ) + 7n + 6
=
___________________________

15. (2x + 3)


=
___________________________

16. -8(2x + 2)


=
___________________________

17. -7(2x 8)


=
___________________________



Choose the correct response and write that letter.

18. _________ Which is a solution to 2x + 9 = 15?

a.
2
b.
-2
c.
3
d.
1


19. _________ Is -2 a solution to 2x 4 = 0?


a.
yes


b.
no




20. _________ At McDonalds, you must be 10 or under to play in the Playland. Which of the choices best
represents this scenario?

a.
10 a


b.
10 a
c.
10 < a


d.
a = 10


21. _________ At Daves Surf Shop, you must be at least 18 years old to rent a surfboard. Which of the
choices best represents this scenario?

a.
a = 18


b.
a > 18
c.
18 a


d.
18 a


Solve by showing your work, your answer.

m
22. x 3 = 17

23. b + (-19) = 14
24. -3z = -18
25.
= 12
2







y
26. -30 = p 6
27. -8 + r = -42
28. 12 = -6n
29. 10 =

18








30. -39 = p (-4)
31. x + (-1) = 19
32. 2.96 = x 5
33. a + 4.7 = -2.6


For the next section, either graph or choose the best description of the inequalities given.

34.
Graph x 16



35. Graph x > 2.5


36.
Describe the graph
using the variable x , an inequality sign ( ,<,,>, )
and a number.
-9
-7
-8




37. Describe the graph below using the variable x , an inequality sign ( ,<,,>, ) and a number.














Solve by showing your work, your answer, and your graph on a number line.

n
38. 5 + y < -2

39. -3 < k 9

40. 4
41. -4z -12
4










Review portion of the assessment.

42. Find the following sum: -25.6 + ( 3.9 ) = __________

43. Consider the rectangle below with a base of 11 ft and a height of 5 ft. The formula for the area of a
rectangle is A=bh. If you double the base (b) of a rectangle, what happens to the area of the rectangle?

a. The perimeter doubles
b. The area stays the same
c. The area doubles.
h = 5 feet
d. The area becomes 100.


b = 11 feet






44. Write an expression for the phrase three less than two times a number
_________________

45. Evaluate the following numeric expression 16 + 15


__________________

46. Evaluate R (-9) for R = -10.






__________________

47. Evaluate the expression 4 2 + (11 9 1) 6 3



__________________

48. What are the next two values in the pattern -8, -10, -12, -14, -16, ?
_________, ________

49. What is the missing number in the pattern 5, 9, 13, 17, ___, 25

__________________


Use the coordinate graph to the right to finish the
last two questions on this test. (2 points total)

50. Graph and label the point A ( -2, 2 )

51. Graph and label the point B ( 0, 5 )




More practice for questions on the first page



52. _____ To solve an equation like 45 = 5x , you should do the following:

a. Divide by the coefficient
b. Multiply by the coefficient
c. Divide by the reciprocal
d. Add the coefficient

x
53. _____ To solve an equation like = 65 , you should do the following:
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a. Multiply by the denominator
b. Divide by the constant
c. Multiply by the coefficient
d. Subtract the denominator

54. _____ To combine like terms in the expression 14x + 13x + (-x) , you should:

a. Do nothing this expression is already simplified
b. Divide by 16
c. Add the coefficients
d. Subtract the coefficients

55. _____ The equation 2x + 5 = 5 + 2x is an example of which property?

a. Commutative property
b. Associative property
c. Distributive property
d. Multiplicative identity property

56. _____ The best way to write the phrase -4 times x is:

a. -4 x x
b. x-4
c. x(-4)
d. -4x

57. _____ True or False? The expression 15x + 9 has three terms.