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Below you will find an outline of content items for individual mathematics tests.   In the pages to follow you will see sample questions in each category. This information is designed to help you plan for a successful  esting experience. Notice that advanced dual enrollment classes will be testing in the college algebra category of the tests (printed in bold below for your convenience).

  1. Numerical Skills and Pre-Algebra Placement Test
    1. Basic operations with integers
    2. Basic operations with fractions
    3. Basic operations with decimals
    4. Exponents
    5. Ratios and proportions
    6. Percentages
    7. Averages (arithmetic means)
  2. Algebra Placement Test         
    1. Elementary Algebra
      1. Substituting values in algebraic equations
      2. Setting up equations for given situations           
      3. Basic operations with polynomials      
      4. Linear equations in one variable
      5. Exponents
      6. Linear equations in two variables       
    2. Intermediate Algebra  
      1. Rational expressions     
      2. Exponents
      3. Systems of linear equations in 2 variables        
      4. Quadratic formulas
      5. Absolute value equations and inequalities
    3. College Algebra Placement Test
      1. Functions
      2. Exponents
      3. Complex numbers
      4. Arithmetic and geometric sequences and series
      5. Factorials
      6. Matrices (basic operations, equations, and determinants)  
      7. Systems of linear equations in three or more variables       
      8. Logic and proof techniques
      9. Roots of polynomials 

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