# COMPASS Algebra Practice Test B

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B1.

Which of these is the product of (x + 2y) and (2x ± 3y) ?
2x2 ± 7xy + 6y2 2x2 + xy ± 6y2 2x2 + 7xy + 6y2 2x2 ± xy ± 6y2 2x2 + 7xy ± 6y2 

A.  B.  C.  D.  E.

4a B2. !? 1 2 ab  A.  C. For all a { o and b { 0. 4 b ab 4a b 4 1 4a 2 b .  D.  E. 4a b B.

 D. B. This is a graph of which equation?  A.B3. y y 2  x6 3 3 x6 2 8 y 6 2 y ! x6 3 3 y ! x6 2 4 2 5 -2 3  x6 2 .  C.  E.

What is the solution to the equation 3(x + 2) ± 2(2x + 2) = -2 ?  A. -4  D. -12  B.B4. 10  C. 12 . 4  E.

In the Cartesian plane what is the distance between the points ( 4.  D.  E.B5.  C. 13 ) ?  A. 6  13 9 13 75 49 7 . 2 13 ) and ( 2.  B.

-375  D. 1 15 1 75 3 2  C.B6.  B. 1 125  E. -125 . Simplify: 25  A.

34  C. 8 2 B  B. What is the distance from point A to point B? A. 2 2 A -2 34 75 .  D.B7.  E.

x5 y4 x 4 y 3 x 6 y 5 y8 x10 x2 y2 x10 y8 1 x2 y2 .  C.  B. A.B8.  D. For all x  0 and y  0.  E.

(x3y2z)2 A. For all x. y. x5y4z2  B. x6y4z2  C.B9. 2x3y2z . x9y4z2  D. x5y4z3  E. and z.

B10. 45 B. 9  E. If y ! 2 x 2  5 x  12 and then y ! ? A. 30  D. 15 x ! 3 . 64  C. .

B 10. 4.A . D 8. D 7. B A D D E 6. 3.Answers Algebra Practice Test B 1. B 9. 2. 5.

Which of these is the product of (x + 2y) and (2x ± 3y) ? ( x  2 y )(2 x  3 y ) 2x  3 xy  4 xy  6 y 2 x  xy  6 y 2 2 2 2 A. 2x2 ± 7xy + 6y2  B. 2x2 ± xy ± 6y2  E.B1. 2x2 + 7xy ± 6y2 . 2x2 + 7xy + 6y2  D. 2x2 + xy ± 6y2  C.

 C.  E. 4 b ab 4a b 4 Multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor 4a 4a ab 1 ! 4a z  ! ! 1 1 1 ab ab 4a b ! 1 2 1 4a 2 b 4a b 2 .4a B2. !? 1 2 ab  A. For all a { o and b { 0.  D. 4a b B.

B.  E. 8 B3. The y-intercept is +6 This eliminates E. This eliminates B and C.  D. This eliminates A. .Recall y = mx +b This line has a negative. 2 y ! x6 3 3 y ! x6 2 2 y ! x6 3 3 y ! x6 2 3 y !  x6 2 -2 6 4 2 5 The slope is down 3 over 2.  C. downward slope. This is a graph of which equation?  A.

B4. 12 3( x  2)  2(2 x  2) ! 2 3x  6  4 x  4 ! 2  x  2 ! 2 2 2  x ! 4 x!4 . What is the solution to the equation 3(x + 2) ± 2(2x + 2) = -2 ?  A. 4  E. -12  B. -4  D. 10  C.

 B.  D.  E. In the Cartesian plane what is the distance between the points ( 4. 2 13 ) and ( 2. d ! ( x2  x1 )  ( y 2  y1 ) 2 2 2 2 d ! (( 2)  ( 4))  ( 13  2 13 ) d ! ( 6)  (  13 ) ! 36  13 d ! 49 ! 7 2 2 75 49 7 .  C. 6  13 9 13 Recall the distance formula. 13 ) ?  A.B5.

Simplify: 25  A. 1 125 .  B. -375  D. Rewrite rational exponent with radical notation 25 3 2 1 25 3 2 2 1  C. 1 15 1 75 3 2 Negative Exponent Take the reciprocal.B6.

25 3 1 3 .

5 1 125 Simplify  E. -125 .

34  C.B7.  E.  D. 8  B. What is the distance from point A to point B? Use the Pythagorean Theorem A. 2 2 a b ! c 2 2 2 3 5 ! c 2 9  25 ! c 2 34 ! c 34 ! c A 2 B 3 34 -2 5 75 .

B8. A.  D. x y x10 y8 2 2 x y y y y ! 6 4 ! 10 6 5 x x y x x 4 3 5 3 8 1 x2 y2 . For all x  0 and y  0. x5 y4 x 4 y 3 x 6 y 5 y8 x10 Let each negative exponent cross the division bar and it becomes positive.  C.  E.  B.

and z. x5y4z2 x6y4z2 x9y4z2 x5y4z3 2x3y2z (x3y2z)2 (x3y2z)(x3y2z) When multiplying like bases. x3 + 3 y2 + 2 z1 + 1 x6 y 4 z 2 . o D. o B.B9. o E. o C. (x3y2z)2 o A. y. add the exponents. For all x.

45 2 y ! 2(3)  5(3)  12 B. 9  E. 15 . 30 y ! 45  D. If y ! 2 x 2  5 x  12 and x ! 3 .B10. then y ! ? 2 y ! 2 x  5 x  12 A. 64 y ! 2(9)  5(3)  12 y ! 18  15  12  C.