Algebra Practice

1. Simplify this expression: 5(3 - 8) + (8 - 4)2

2. Simplify this expression: 5x2 + 3x – 2 – 4x + 2x2 + 7

3. Solve for x: 5x – 3 = 22

4. Simplify when x = 3 and y = 2: 3x – 4y + 5

5. The sum of three consecutive even numbers is 42. What is the smallest of the numbers?

6. Vyvyan’s age is 6 more than half of Rick’s. Neil is one year younger than Rick. The sum of their ages is 55. How old is Rick?

7. Tickets to the museum are $5 for members and $9 for non-members. On a Saturday, 355 tickets were sold. The museum made $2583. How many member tickets were sold?

8. Simplify this expression: (x + 5)(x – 2)

9. Solve this quadratic equation: x2 + 2x – 8 = -5

10. Beatrice received a raise and now makes 130% of her former salary. Her current salary is $30, 000. Which of these equations could be used to find her former salary, s.