Name:    Math 8 Basic Algebra Quiz

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1.

Jack and his 3 friends went out to eat and the total cost was \$280.  They had a \$45 gift card to share together.  The equation below represents that total cost:
What does the variable “x” represent?
 a. the total cost of the meal c. the amount each person pays before deducting the gift card b. the total cost after deducting the gift card d. The amount each person pays after deducting the gift card

2.

of the students in a class received an “A” 6 students got an “A”.  The equation is .  What does the variable “x” represent?
 a. How many students got an “A” d. the 30 students in the class b. How many students did not get an “A” e. the number of students in the class c. How many students are in the school

3.

The amount that Jim pays in house insurance is equal to 0.10% of the value of his house plus \$500.  This year, Jim paid \$2500 in house insurance.   The equation is: .  What does the variable “x” represent?
 a. The amount he paid for house insurance c. The assessed value of house b. How many times he needs to pay house insurance in a year d. How much people are willing to pay for his house

4.

The perimeter (P) of a square is equal to 4 times the length of each side (S).  Which equation below is the correct one?
 a. c. b. d.

5.

Jerry’s Dad’s age (D) is 5 times as old as Jim’s age (J).  Which equation below is correct?
 a. c. b. d.

6.

Peter’s score on a test is (P) and Tony’s score on the same test is (T).  Which equation below gives the average of the two scores?
 a. d. b. e. c.

7.

4 Apples (A) and 3 peaches cost \$6.75.  If each peach costs \$1.00, which equation will give the cost of each apple?
 a. d. b. e. c.

8.

The perimeter of a rectangle is the sum of all the sides.  If “L” is the length and “W” is the width, which equation gives the Perimeter “P”?
 a. c. b. d.

9.

When solving the equation , what step should be taken?
 a. Muliply both sides by 5 d. Divide the right side by 5 b. Divide both sides by 5 e. Divide both sides by 7 c. Multiply the right side by 5

10.

When solving the equation , what step should be taken?
 a. Muliply both sides by 3 d. Divide the right side by 3 b. Divide both sides by 3 e. Multiply both sides by 8 c. Multiply the right side by 3

11.

When solving the equation , what step should be taken?
 a. Muliply both sides by 5 d. Divide the right side by b. Divide both sides by 4 e. Multiply both sides by c. Multiply the right side by

12.

Solve for “x”
 a. 21 c. 42 b. 14 d.

13.

Solve for “x”:
 a. 2 c. 72 b. d.

14.

Solve for “x”
 a. 36 c. b. 45 d.

15.

Solve for ‘x’:
 a. c. b. d.