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Can You Pass This Basic Algebra Quiz?

Your calculator can't help you now.

Posted on September 7, 2015, at 8:10 a.m. ET

Remember when your teacher said you'd use algebra in everyday life? The time has finally come.

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And yes, you could just try each of the answers and see which one fits, but you wouldn't be proving much, would you?

You can use a pen and paper if you like. Off you go!

  1. 1.

    Kelly Oakes / BuzzFeed
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    Incorrect
    3a + 5b
    Correct
    Incorrect
    3a – 5b
  2. 2.

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    -5
    Correct
    Incorrect
    10
    Correct
    Incorrect
    25
  3. 3.

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    10p²
    Correct
    Incorrect
    10p⁴
    Correct
    Incorrect
    24p²
    Correct
    Incorrect
    24p⁴
  4. 4.

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    y = 4
    Correct
    Incorrect
    y = 8
    Correct
    Incorrect
    y = 16
  5. 5.

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    x = 3
    Correct
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    x = -3
    Correct
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    x = 5
    Correct
    Incorrect
    x = -5
  6. 6.

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    x = -2
    Correct
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    x = 2
    Correct
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    x = -3
    Correct
    Incorrect
    x = 3
  7. 7.

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    x = 2, y = 4
    Correct
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    x = 2, y = 2
    Correct
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    x = 4, y = 2
    Correct
    Incorrect
    x = 4, y = 4
  8. 8.

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    x > -2
    Correct
    Incorrect
    x < -2
    Correct
    Incorrect
    x > 2
    Correct
    Incorrect
    x < -2
  9. 9.

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    4
    Correct
    Incorrect
    9
  10. 10.

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    Incorrect
    y = 0.5x
    Correct
    Incorrect
    y = 2x
  11. 11.

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    2n
    Correct
    Incorrect
    n + 2
  12. 12.

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    n + 3
    Correct
    Incorrect
    n² + 3
    Correct
    Incorrect
    n³ + 3
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