Wonderlic : Algebra

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Algebra

What value of makes this a true statement?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Isolate the on the left side of the equation by performing the same steps on both sides. These steps should be the opposite of the operations performed on , as follows:

Multiplication precedes addition in the order of operations, so reverse the addition of 12 by subtracting 12 from both sides:

Now reverse multiplication by 2 by dividing by 2:

, the correct value of .

 

Example Question #2 : Algebra

What value of makes this a true statement?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Isolate the on the left side of the equation by performing the same steps on both sides. These steps should be the opposite of the operations performed on .

Multiplication precedes subtraction in the order of operations, so reverse the subtraction of 44 by adding 44 to both sides:

Now reverse multiplication by 2 by dividing by 2:

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