Math Practice Test

Use the 15-item pretest to test your knowledge in Mathematics. Record your pretest score and then study the tutorials that are provided on this site. When you feel that you are ready to take your TSI Assessment, you should schedule your test at the Testing Center.

The results of this Pretest may give you a general idea of your actual placement results. This test is for practice only and the results are not used for actual placement.

Select an answer for each item. If you do not know the answer, you should make an educated guess. At the bottom of the test, you will be given your results.

Question 1

The perimeter of a square is 20 ft. If you increase the length of the square by 2 feet and decrease the width by 1 foot, what is the area, in square feet, of the new figure?

Question 2

If \frac{x + 1}{x} = 6 then x =

Question 3

(3x -2 y 4 ) -3 =

Question 4

Which of the following equations has both 2 and -4 as solutions?

Question 5

If 6m + 4 = 8m, then 4m =

Question 6

In the xy-plane, what is the y-intercept of the graph of the equation y = \sqrt{4 - x} ?

Question 7

The variables x and y are inversely proportional, and y = 2 when x = 3. What is the value of y when x = 9?

Question 8

A farmer has 1235 trees to be planted on a rectangular parcel of land. If there are 24 trees planted in each row and each row must be complete before it is planted, how many trees will be left over after planting?

Question 9

A group of 100 people, some students and some faculty, attended a museum opening. Each student paid $10 per person for entrance to the museum and each of the faculty paid $25 per person for entrance. If the total paid, for all 100 people, was $1300, how many students attended the museum opening?

Question 10

The ratio of Sam's age to Hank's age is 5 to 3. If the sum of their ages is 24, how old is Hank?

Question 11

x^4 - 13x^2 + 36 =

Question 12

A six-sided die, with sides numbered 1,2, 3,4,5, and 6, is tossed. What is the probability of tossing a number less than three?

Question 13

A softball is tossed into the air upward from a first floor balcony. The distance of the ball above the ground at any time is given by the function, h(t) = 14 + 32t - 16t^2, where h ( t ) is the height of the softball above the ground (in feet) and t is the time (in seconds). What was the maximum height, in feet, of the softball above the ground after it was thrown?

Question 14

The table below shows the cost of purchasing a standard stapler at five office supply stores, A through E. If the median cost of purchasing a standard stapler for these stores was $17.99, which of the following could NOT have been the cost of the stapler for Store A?


Question 15

In the xy-coordinate plane shown below, point P has coordinates (8, -6). Which of the following is an equation of the line that contains points O and P ?



After you check your answers, use the scale below to see where you might be placed when you take the actual TSI Assessment for Math. This is not your actual TSI Assessment placement score. To get that, you must complete the TSI Assessment itself at your nearest ACC testing center.

If you got the following number of questions correct, your placement level may be:

  • 0-4: Adult Basic Education Courses
  • 5-12: Developmental Courses
  • 13-15: College Level

If you feel you need more preparation prior to taking the actual TSI Assessment, you should go to the Math Review section of the website for additional information and practice.

If not, return to the TSI Practice Tests section to complete your other required practice tests (if necessary) and complete your TSI Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) Verification Form . You will need this completed form or email confirmation to sign up for the TSI Assessment.