Algebra Core Practice test 1. In this question all the measurements are in centimetres.

2𝑥 + 3

11 − 𝑥

NOT TO SCALE

3𝑥

The diagram shows a triangle with sides of length 2𝑥 + 3, 11 − 𝑥 and 3𝑥 . (a) Explain why 𝑥 must be less than 11. Answer (a) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. [1] (b) Write down an expression, in terms of 𝑥, for the perimeter of the triangle. Give your answer in its simplest possible form.

Answer (b) ……………………………………. [2] (c) The perimeter of the triangle is 32 cm. (i) Write down an equation in terms of 𝑥 and solve it.

Answer (c) (i) 𝑥 = ……………………………. [3]

. Answer (c) (ii) …………………………………. [2] . Answer (a) 𝑥 = ……………………………………. Answer (c) ……………………………………………... [3] (b) Make 𝑥 the subject of 𝐴 = √4𝑥 2 − 𝑦. [3] (c) Factorise completely 3𝑥 2 + 12𝑥 . Answer (b) 𝑥 = …………………………………….. Answer (d) ……………………………………………. (a) Solve the equation 2(𝑥 + 4) = 3(𝑥 + 2) + 8.. cm [2] 2.. [2] (d) Find the value of 𝑎3 + 3𝑏 2 when 𝑎 = 2 and 𝑏 = −2.(ii) Work out the length of the shortest side of the triangle.

(i) Show that the perimeter of the field is (6𝑥 − 10) metres..(e) Find 𝑥 when 2𝑥 3 = 54. Answer (f) (i) [2] (ii) The perimeter of the field is 50 metres.. [2] (f) A rectangular field has a length of 𝑥 metres. m [2] . Find the length of the field. Answer (c) 𝑥 = ……………………………………. The width of the field is (2𝑥 − 5) metres. Answer (f) (i) length = …………………………….

to show this information. for the total cost of 5 football books and 7 music book. Answer (a) (ii) ………………………………………….3. Answer (a) (i) $ …………………………………………. Answer (c) (i) $ …………………………………………. to show this information. in terms of 𝑥 and 𝑦. A football book costs $𝑥 and a music book costs $𝑦. [4] . in terms of 𝑥 and 𝑦. (ii) $ …………………………………………. (a) (i) Find an expression. [1] (ii) The total cost of 5 football books and 7 music books is $107. in terms of 𝑥 and 𝑦. Answer (b) ……………………………………………. [1] (b) The total cost of 3 football books and 14 music books is $172. [2] (c) Solve the simultaneous equations from part (a) (i) and part (b) to find the cost of (i) one football book. Write down an equation. Write down an equation. (ii) one music book..

Mod. for the cost in pence of the sweets Answer (c) ………………………………… pence [1] . for the number of sweets in medium packet. in terms of 𝑛. Medium Large There are twice as many sweets in the medium packet as there are in the small packet. Answer (a) ……………………………………………. for the number of sweets in large packet. (b) Write down an expression. There are three sizes of packets. [1] (c) A small packet of sweets costs 20 pence. in terms of 𝑞 . [1] There are 15 more sweets in the large packet than in the medium packet. Small There are 𝑛 sweets in the small packet.4. (a) Write down an expression. Prince AD sells packets of sweets. Write down an expression. Answer (b) ……………………………………………. in terms of 𝑛.x buys 𝑞 small packets of sweets.