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UNIT 1 PRACTICE TEST: SIMPLIFYING AND EVALUATING EXPRESSIONS
ALGEBRA, SPRING 2012, MR. CARLBERG

Directions: You must show workfor eve,y problem. For each question, put your final answer
on the line provided. If your final answer is not correct, you can earn at most % credit on the
problem, provided that you show clear work. If you do not reduce a fractional answer to lowest
terms, you will earn % credit on a problem.

(1) Evaluate:

_(3)2_23 (23 -2'6)+3
2

3

2 (2 -4)

-9- ~(- if ) +.3
4 'L 4)

-9-~(~-t1.)-t3
4 C~-4J

-

-C1 + 3)+ 3
1&
zz->

2(,

t~
(b
.->

'--'

~

_~ 13

g

(2) Evaluate ab2(a - ab) if a = ~and b = - ~
2

3

,--

;<7

(3) Combine and simplify to lowest terms:

3

16 -7- ~) -7- (~
3
3
3

+-.1)

- \,3
r~ -t

+~)
7

~ ~ }.. " .z: (. Lt3
3 S)~ a\ Jl.

- P-:- ~

l-2-. )

-~~
-:=..

(~+

~

'5

;t.'

6

(lQ. + !:ti-\

\S).

IS

~

-=-,5 <b
2.-1

~?As~~~:;::2
5
)r~
IS
J

S

7

,..-

(4) Simplify by removing all parentheses and combining like terms:
(a

::=-

+

b)2 -

(~+

a-z-+11ilcb -\-~'l--

b)(a - b) - [a(2b - 2) - (b2 - 2a)]

( ~

~A'-~}-)
-[?4b A -b ;ZJ

-::::
?~b"l~~bj,~-tb~
:;:: '3 h~

1-

(5) Express in miles per hour. Note that 5,280 feet a mile, and that 5,280 is a
multiple of 880.
880 feet per minute - ~ mile per hour
8

• CoO~

~ZO ~

rv¢ -I hr
/(') fl1lks

.-L.cuLe..- ~
5~rs6fT

hour

~1JO

_i-1J)J1e3

_1 ~

~"~

,0 .!lrle.S

t\.O\) \

~e)

~

g

~(;U!

/,&1)/

(6) Find a common denominator and add, simplifying like terms wherever
possible:
2x - 3y

--+
xy
Co fYI (YI 0 f\ d<2 (\C;r'\

I p'\

-:»

(-z-)

xz

X 2.

W
+
(1)

lxz- 3y2~-r-'?;;xy:2x2
~ xy-z
- xyz

:::::
2V2-

-i: ~

7

Xy-z

yL.

.5- 0d2
X {'(Z--)

xy-z..

?zx(L+ 3Ky--)f2+?{z-

xy-z-;::::_-;:Ixz- + J XX -:::-)<"C;Z Z -+ 3
-

5

+x

t...,. 0 r : X y 7.-

?~3y_ Q] -\-3x-2-z

xy

3x - 2z

(7) Simplify by adding like terms:

(8) Multiply out and combine like terms where appropriate:

0(

~X

4

n:

1..4

+ X Y -X Y

(9) Resolve into factors with one of the factors being the GCF:
Sa2 bx3 - lSabx3 - 20b3x2

GCF ~.S

b X7-

r;10)(1.-. O:-X - 3ax -4h")
L~e(.k..

S1x1.(a ~x.)- 5bx (}~x)-';;b/'{4 b 1.)
1-

-:::::
Sa2-b>? -(Saki -lob 3X ~ ,/
(10) Reduce to lowest terms:

-::::- ;) X

;;b/(c/)(

6x2-8Xy

9xy-12y

l~

2

:::::-

31 (3x~ y-

2x-

3y
7

-3ax-Lfb2)