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In algebra, letters, such as a and b, are used in place of numbers. If the values of the letters are known then it is important to be able to replace the letters with numbers.

This Math quiz will give you plenty of practice in the subject.

1.

If a = 4 and b = 5, what is the value of 2a + b

7

9

11

13

Remember that when a number and a letter are together they need to be multiplied together

2.

If x = 5 and y = 10, what is the value of xy / 10

3

5

10

20

Two letters together need to be multiplied together

3.

If x = 9 and y = 23, what is the value of y - x?

14

16

18

20

23 - 9 = 14

4.

If x = 2 and b = 4, what is the value of x^{2} + b^{2}?

12

16

20

24

(2 x 2) + (4 x 4)

5.

If a = 6 and x = 8, which of the following gives a value of 22?

a + x^{2}

a + 2x

2a + 2x

2ax

'If in doubt, write it down and work it out'

6.

If a = 2 and b = 3, what is the value of a + b + a?

5

6

7

8

2 + 3 + 2 = 7

7.

If a = 4 and b = 8, what is the value of 2a + x^{2}

64

72

80

It is impossible to say

Notice that we did not give you a value for x and therefore you cannot work out the expression!

8.

If x = 6 and y = 7, which of the following gives a value of 55

x^{2} + y^{2}

xy^{2}

x + y^{2}

2x + 2y

9.

If a = 2, b = 3, c = 4 and d = 5, what is the value of 2a + 3b + c^{2} - d

24

26

28

30

4 + 9 + 16 - 5 = 24. Don't forget 'IF IN DOUBT, WRITE IT DOWN AND WORK IT OUT!

10.

If a = 4 and b = 2, what is the value of a^{2} / b?

8

16

4

2

16 / 2 = 8