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Test Yourself: Mathematics, Age 17Mathematics, Age 17, Sample Questions

The following questions were included in the 2008 long-term trend mathematics assessment at age 17. As in the actual assessment, some of the questions are multiple choice, and others require students to write a response. Although students are asked to handwrite their responses, you can type yours in the space provided.

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the questions below, then click submit at the bottom of the page.

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Question 1: There are 20 boxes of pencils in a case. Each box has the same number of pencils. The case has 420 pencils altogether. How many pencils are in each box?


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Question 2: the square root of 19is between which of the following pairs of numbers?


4 and 5


9 and 10


18 and 20


360 and 362

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Question 3:  

A triangle with the altitude drawn. The altitude divides the base into 2 segments of length 2 inches and 4 inches. The side adjacent to the segment leg 4 has length of 5 inches.

What is the area of the figure above?


 Click here to submit your responses.

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