A set of questions, with answers, on solving linear equations are presented. The answers to the questions are at the bottom of the page. These questions are similar to those in the compass math test.

Solve 2 (x + 5) = 3x  4 for x.
A)  6
B)  5
C)  5/6
D)  6/5
E) 6

The solution of the equation  4(2x  5) = 10 is
A) greater than 2
B) less than  3
C) bewteen 4 and 5
D) bewteen  2 and  1
E) bewteen 1 and 2

The equation 3(x + 2) = 2(x + 1) + x + 7
A) has one solution
B) has no solution
C) has many solutions
D) has two solutions
E) has three solutions

The equation 4(x + 2) = 4(x + 1) + 2 x + 7
A) has one solution
B) has no solution
C) has many solutions
D) has two solutions
E) has three solutions

The equation 3( x + 2) = 2( x + 1)  x + 4
A) has one solution
B) has no solution
C) has many solutions
D) has two solutions
E) has three solutions

The equation 6 + 2x = 3 + A x has no solution if A equals
A) 6
B) 2
C) 0
D) 3
E) 1

The equations 2x + 3 = (x  2) and A (x  2) = 2x + 3 have the same solution if A equals
A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D)  2
E)  1

Solve  0.2(x  4) = 0.5x  0.6 for x.
A) 0
B) 1
C) 2
D) 3
E) 4

Solve  x / 2 + 1 / 3 = x / 3 + 1 / 6 for x.
A) 1 / 5
B) 1 / 4
C) 1 / 3
D) 1 / 2
E) 1

Which of these equations has a negative solution?
A) 2x + 2 = 7
B)  3x + 2 =  9
C)  2x = 0
D) 4x + 8 = 5
E)  7x =  10

