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1. Question
Which expression below represents the following function translated to the right 3 units and upwards 5 units?
\ f\left(x\right)=x^2+4
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\left(5x3y\right)\left(2xy2y+3x\right)=
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In completing the square, which of the following expressions is equivalent to the quadratic 2x^28x+21 ?
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Solve the quadratic equation 2x(x – 4) – x(x – 8) – 4 = 0.
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Solve the following quadratic inequality \left(x+7\right)^2+7<0 .
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Rewrite the function y=5x^2+2x1 in vertex form.
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Find the yintercept of the function f\left(x\right)=(x+2)(x^29)(x5) .
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What is the least common denominator of the monomials 7x^2y^5z^3 and 3x^5y^2z^7 ?
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\frac{x^2+6x+9}{x+3}\frac{x^24}{x2}=
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Solve the equation \frac{{y+21x}^2+18xy}{3x+4}=7x+6y4
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Simplify the expression \frac{2}{3}\ast\frac{7}{5}
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Find the area of shaded region:
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Determine the volume of a cylinder where the diameter is 12 inches and the height is 5 inches.
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A 6 ft tall man is standing next to a tall tree. The tree casts a shadow that is 52 ft long. The man casts a shadow that is 24 ft long. How tall is the tree?
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Write an expression to represent this: Jake has $15 dollars and each apple costs $4.
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Solve the following equation for x, \frac{1}{3}x\frac{1}{2}=\frac{2}{3}
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Solve the compound inequality for x, 2x+3\le9\ and\ 3x5<10
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Solve for x, A=\frac{B+2}{3x}
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Write the equation of the line through the point (2,5) with a slope of 4.
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Given f(x) and g(x) as below, find f\left(x\right)\ast g(x) , f(x) = 2x – 2 and g(x) = 4 – x
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ALEKS Math Exam Overview
The ALEKS math exam is a placement exam used by many colleges and universities to ensure that students are placed in the right courses.
The exam is designed to see what students know and do not know. After completing the exam, your scores will typically be sent to an academic advisor who will review them and determine the appropriate courses to enroll you in.
This exam is also known as the ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning exam (ALEKS PPL).
Quick Facts
 Number of Questions: Up to 30 Questions
 Time Limit: None, But Typically Takes 6090 Minutes to Complete
 Delivery Method: Computer Adaptive
Topics Tested
Here are the topics tested on the ALEKS math examination. Each of these topics is broken down further into subtopics.
 Whole Numbers, Fractions, and Decimals (37 Subtopics)
 Percents, Proportions, and Geometry (32 Topics)
 Signed Numbers, Linear Equations, and Inequalities (53 Topics)
 Lines and Systems of Linear Equations (27 Topics)
 Relations and Functions (22 Topics)
 Integer Exponents and Factoring (30 Topics)
 Quadratic and Polynomial Functions (21 Topics)
 Rational Expressions and Functions (23 Topics)
 Radicals and Rational Exponents (20 Topics)
 Exponentials and Logarithms (20 Topics)
 Trigonometry (29 Topics)
Our practice questions and course cover all of these topics and subtopics. Here is the full list of all topics and subtopics if you want to review it.
Goals of the Exam
The main goals of the ALEKS math exam are:
 Determine strengths and weaknesses in math.
 Place you in the correct courses.
ALEKS Math Question Types
This exam is unique in that the questions you will be asked are all openresponse questions. You will need to figure out the solution and then enter it into the system when taking the actual exam.
We use 2 types of questions to help prepare students for this exam:
 MultipleChoice Questions: Standard multiplechoice questions with 4 answer options.
 OpenResponse Questions: Questions that require you to input the answer yourself.
We use multiplechoice questions to ensure students are learning key concepts and we have found that these types of questions really aid in the development of students when it comes to math.
We use openresponse questions to ensure students get a feel for the actual exam before they take it. Openresponse questions can be intimidating, so it is important to gain some exposure to them before taking the real exam.
Practice for the ALEKS Exam with the Right Tools
Preparing and practicing for the ALEKS is important and can save you time and money in the long run. If you are prepared for your exam, and do well, you may be able to test out of specific courses. We offer the following tools in our prep course to help you succeed on the ALEKS.
1. Simulated Practice Tests
An ALEKS practice test is a great way to prepare for the actual exam. You will be exposed to the same types of questions and concepts tested. This will help you get a feel for where you stand and which specific topics you need help with. You may find that you already have a solid foundation and do not need any additional help.
2. Cheat Sheets
Studying for math can be a very long and drawnout process. But it doesn’t have to be. With our cheat sheets, you will be able to study efficiently and save time. We only review the concepts you need to know. We keep each concept very short and tothepoint. We hate wasting our user’s time!
3. Concept Specific Study Sets
If you want to practice specific concepts, you can use our study sets. Our study sets consist of questions focused around specific concepts. The goal with these study sets is to allow students to really focus on specific concepts that are giving them trouble.
Tips and Tricks for ALEKS Math Practice
Preparing for this exam can be overwhelming. Doing well on the exam may allow you to test out of specific courses and save you time and money. Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind.
 Take a Diagnostic ALEKS Practice Exam: Take our diagnostic exam above and see how you do. If you score well, you may be ready for the actual exam. If you do not score well, you may need some additional help.
 Review Answer Explanations: Make sure to review all answer explanations after taking a practice exam. Answer explanations can help you learn how to solve a problem (or a different way to solve a problem). When it comes to math, it is important to understand how to solve a problem, as this can help you with other problems.
 Diagnose Problem Areas: Try and diagnose specific concepts that give you trouble. If you know that you really struggle with trigonometry, focus on studying and practicing that concept. A practice test will help narrow down these problem areas.
 Take a Final Exam: When you think you are ready, take a final exam and see how you do. This can help ensure that you are ready for the actual exam and instill confidence in yourself heading into the real thing.
Frequently Asked Questions
There will be up to 30 questions on the exam. The exact number varies as the exam is computer adaptive (difficulty adjusts as you progress through the exam).
There is typically no time limit. You can expect the exam to take you between 60 and 90 minutes to complete.
The ALEKS exam is all openresponse questions. You will be asked a question and required to input the answer yourself.
You will typically take the exam from your home on a computer. The exam may or may not be proctored (depends on your college / university).
The main goal of this exam is to place you into the correct courses. The exam will assess your strengths and weaknesses in math.
We recommend that you take a diagnostic exam (above) to see where you stand. If you do well, you may not need to prepare.
If you do not do well, you may need to spend some time studying and preparing.
Doing well on this exam can save you time and money as it may allow you to test out of certain courses that you may not need to take.