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Part Three

Diagnostic/
Review Test

This diagnostic test appears at the end of the book because it is probably best for you to use it as a review
test. Unless your math skills are very strong, you should thoroughly study every chapter. Afterwards, you
can use this diagnostic/review test to determine which chapters you need to work on more. If you do not
have much time to study, this test can also be used to concentrate your studies on your weakest areas.
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1. If 3x + 9 = 15, then x + 2 = 8. If a, b, and c are consecutive integers and


a!<!b!<!c, which of the following must be
(A) 2 true?
(B) 3
(C) 4 (A) b 2 is a prime number
(D) 5 a +c
(E) 6 (B) =b
2
(C) a + b is even
a2 ab
2. If a = 3b, b 2 = 2c , 9c = d, then = (D) is an integer
d 3
(E) c – a = b
(A) 1/2
(B) 2
(C) 10/3 9. ( 42 − 6)( 20 + 16) =
(D) 5
(E) 6 (A) 2
(B) 20
3. a + b + c/2 = 60 (C) 28
–a – b + c/2 = –10 (D) 30
(E) 36
Column A Column B
b c
2
3
10. (4 x ) =
4. 3 – ( 2 – 2[3 – 16 ÷ 2]) =
(A) –15 (A) 2 4x
(B) –5 (B) 4x+2
(C) 1 (C) 2 2x + 2
2
(D) 2 (D) 4x
(E) 30 2
(E) 2 2x

5. (x – 2)(x + 4) – (x – 3)(x – 1) = 0
11. If 81 3 = 2 z , then z =
(A) –5
(B) –1 (A) 10
(C) 0 (B) 13
(D) 1/2 (C) 19
(E) 11/6 (D) 26
(E) 39
2
6. −2 4 − x 2 − 1
( ) =
12. 1/2 of 0.2 percent equals
(A) − x4 + 2x 2 + 15 (A) 1
(B) − x4 − 2x 2 + 17 (B) 0.1
(C) − x4 + 2x 2 − 17 (C) 0.01
(D) − x4 + 2x 2 − 15 (D) 0.001
(E) − x4 + 2x 2 + 17 (E) 0.0001

7. The smallest prime number greater than 48 4


is 13. =
1
+1
(A) 49 3
(B) 50 (A) 1
(C) 51 (B) 1/2
(D) 52 (C) 2
(E) 53 (D) 3
(E) 4
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14. If x + y = k, then 3x2 + 6xy + 3y2 = 19. A unit square is circumscribed about a
circle. If the circumference of the circle is
(A) k qπ, what is the value of q?
(B) 3k
(C) 6k (A) 1
(D) k2 (B) 2
(E) 3k2 (C) π
(D) 2π
(E) 5π
15. 8x2 – 18 =
(A) 8(x2 – 2)
(B) 2(2x + 3)(2x – 3) 9
(C) 2(4x + 3)(4x – 3)
(D) 2(2x + 9)(2x – 9)
(E) 2(4x + 3)(x – 3) 15
20. What is the area of the triangle above?
16. For which values of x is the following (A) 20
inequality true: x2 < 2x. (B) 24
(C) 30
(A) x<0 (D) 54
(B) 0<x<2 (E) 64
(C) –2 < x < 2
(D) x<2
(E) x>2 21. If the average of 2x and 4x is 12, then x =
(A) 1
17. If x is an integer and y = –3x + 7, what is the (B) 2
least value of x for which y is less than 1? (C) 3
(D) 4
(A) 1 (E) 24
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4 22. The average of x, y, and z is 8 and the aver-
(E) 5 age of y and z is 4. What is the value of x?
(A) 4
(B) 9
B
(C) 16
x (D) 20
(E) 24
4

23. If the ratio of two numbers is 6 and their


A C sum is 21, what is the value of the larger
number?
Note, figure not drawn to scale
(A) 1
18. In the figure above, triangle ABC is isosceles (B) 5
with base AC. If x = 60˚, then AC = (C) 12
(D) 17
(A) 2 (E) 18
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 14/3 24. What percent of 3x is 6y if x = 4y?
(E) 30
(A) 50%
(B) 40%
(C) 30%
(D) 20%
(E) 18%
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25. y = 3x and x > 2 28. A particular carmaker sells four models of


Column A Column B cars, and each model comes with 5 options.
10% of y 40% of x How many different types of cars does the
carmaker sell?
(A) 15
26. How many ounces of water must be added to (B) 16
a 30-ounce solution that is 40 percent (C) 17
alcohol to dilute the solution to 25 percent (D) 18
alcohol? (E) 20
(A) 9
(B) 10
(C) 15 29. Define a @ b to be a3 – 1.
(D) 16 Column A Column B
(E) 18 x@1 x @ 10

27. What is the value of the 201st term of a 30. Define the symbol * by the following equa-
sequence if the first term of the sequence is tion: x* = 1 – x, for all non-negative x. If
2 and each successive term is 4 more than ((1− x) *)* = (1 − x) * , then x =
the term immediately preceding it?
(A) 1/2
(A) 798 (B) 3/4
(B) 800 (C) 1
(C) 802 (D) 2
(D) 804 (E) 3
(E) 806