The arithmetic test measures your skills in three primary
categories. The first is operations with whole numbers

and fractions. This includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
and recognizing equivalent

fractions and mixed numbers. The second category involves operations with
decimals and percents. It includes

addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as well as percent problems,
decimal recognition, fraction and

percent equivalences, and estimation problems. The last category tests
applications and problem solving.

Questions include rate, percent, and measurement problems, geometry problems,
and distribution of a quantity

into its fractional parts. A total of 16 questions are asked in this section.

Solve the following problems and choose your answer from the alternatives given.
You may use the paper you

have been given for scratch work.

**Question 1:**

All of the following are ways to write 20 percent of N, EXCEPT

A. 0.20N

B. 20/100N

C. 1/5N

D. 20N

**Question 2:
**7/20 =

A. 0.035

B. 2.858

C. 0.35

D. 3.5

A. 36.156

B. 36.216

C. 351.56

D. 361.56

A. 0.105

B. 0.501

C. 0.015

D. 0.15

140 pounds, what was the average weight, in pounds, for the rest of the women?

A. 100

B. 110

C. 120

D. 135

**Question 6:
**A soccer team played 160 games and won 65% of them. How many games did they
win?

A. 94

B. 104

C. 114

D. 124

Plant X | Plant Y | |

Mechanic | 11 | 12 |

Power Machine Operators | 9 | 12 |

The table above show the results of an industrial health
survey of 10,000 people employed at Company K for

more than 5 years. If 2,500 employees were surveyed in each of the four
categories, which group of employees

had the highest accident rate?

A. Mechanics in Plant X

B. Mechanics in Plant Y

C. Power Machine Operators in Plant X

D. Power Machine Operators in Plant Y

**Question 8:
**Which of the following is closest to ?

A. 3

B. 4

C. 5

D. 8

equivalent to that of only one person working full time. If one of the people is budgeted for 1/2 of his time to

the project and a second person for 1/3 of her time, what part of the third worker’s time should be budgeted to

this project?

A. 1/3

B. 1/4

C. 1/6

D. 1/8

**ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA
**A total of 12 questions, divided into three types, are administered in this
test. The first type involves operations

with integers and rational numbers, and includes computation with integers and negative rationals, the use of

absolute values, and ordering. These questions test minimal skill levels of the student. A second type, which

involves operations with algebraic expressions tests minimal skill levels using evaluation of simple formulas

and expressions, and adding and subtracting monomials and polynomials. At all skill levels, questions are

provided involving multiplying and dividing monomials and polynomials, the evaluation of positive rational

roots and exponents, simplifying algebraic fractions, and factoring. The third type of question involves the

solution of equations, inequalities, and word problems. As with the Arithmetic Test, few questions from this

category are presented to the student unless he or she shows skill in this area. When a high degree of

competence is indicated, questions from this category include solving linear equations and inequalities, the

solution of quadratic equations by factoring, solving verbal problems presented in an algebraic context,

including geometric reasoning and graphing, and the translation of written phrases into algebraic expressions.

Solve the following problems and choose your answer from the alternatives given. You may use the paper you

have been given for scratch work.

A. 12

B. 4

C. 3

D. 2

A. 8x

B. 8(2x - x)

C. 8(2x - 1)

D. 8(2x - 8)

A. -2 or 3

B. -1 or 6

C. 1 or -6

D. 2 or -3

A. 6xy

B. 5x + y

C. 5(x + y)

D. 6x + y

ANSWERS (Reading Comprehension)1. B 2. B ANSWERS (Sentence Skills)1. D 2. C 3. C 4. A 5. B 6. C 7. B 8. C 9. C 10. C 11. B 12. A |
ANSWERS (Arithmetic)1. D 2. C 3. A 4. C 5. A 6. B 7. B 8. A 9. C ANSWERS (Elementary Algebra)1. A 2. C 3. A 4. B |

**TIPS FOR TAKING THE ACCUPLACER (The CollegeBoard, 2002)
**

Relax! ACCUPLACER was designed to help you succeed in school. Your score helps you and your

counselor determine which courses are most appropriate for your current level of knowledge and skills.

Once you identify your academic strengths and needs you can get the help you need to improve

underdeveloped skills before they can interfere with your learning.

You will be able to concentrate better on the test if you get plenty of rest and eat properly prior to the

test. You should also arrive a few minutes early so you can pay for the test, find the testing area,

bathrooms, etc., and gather your thoughts before the test begins.

Pay careful attention to directions and be sure you understand the directions before you begin each test.

You should understand that this is an adaptive test. Questions are chosen for you on the basis of your

answers to previous questions. Because the test works this way, you must answer every question when it

is first given. You cannot omit any question or come back to change an answer. You may change your

answer on a particular question, but you must do so before continuing on to the next question. If you do

not, the answer is accepted and you cannot return to the question.

If you do not know the answer to a question, try to eliminate one or more of the choices. Then pick one

of the remaining choices.

Textbooks, notebooks, dictionaries, calculators, or other paper of any kind (except scratch paper

provided by the test facilitator for use with the mathematics tests) are not allowed in the testing room.

Further, anyone who gives or receives help during the test, or uses notes or books of any kind, will not

be allowed to continue the test. Following the test period, no test materials or notes may be removed

from the room.

You will need your Social Security Number and a photo ID for entrance into the testing.