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Mathematics

What is Covered
The mathematics part of the CAHSEE addresses state standards through Algebra I. The exam includes statistics, data analysis and probability, number sense, measurement and geometry, mathematical reasoning, and algebra. Students are also asked to demonstrate a strong foundation in mathematics, including working with decimals, fractions, and percents.

Sample Questions
(Answers found at bottom of the page)

Number Sense
1. Which of the following is the prime factored form of the lowest common denominator of 7 + 8?
a. 5 x 1
b. 2 x 3 x 5
c. 2 x 5 x 3 x 5
d. 10 x 5
Measurement and Geography
2. One cubic inch is approximately equal to 16.38 cubic centimeters. Approximately how many cubic centimeters are there in 3 cubic inches?
a. 5.46
b. 13.38
c. 19.38
d. 49.14
Math Reasoning
3. The winning number in a contest was less than 50. It was a multiple of 3, 5, and 6. What was the number?
a. 14
b. 15
c. 30
d. It cannot be determined
Algebra Functions
4. Simplify the expression: (5x2z2)(8xz3)
a. 40x2z6
b. 40x3z5
c. 40x3z6
d. 40x5z5
Statistics and Data Analysis
5. Joe's scores on eight English quizzes are 12, 15, 17, 20, 14, 18, 11, and 21. What is the upper quartile value of the scores?
a. 18
b. 19
c. 20
d. 21
Algebra
6. Assume y is an integer and solve for y.
| y + 2 | = 9
a. {-11, 7}
b. {-7, 7}
c. {-7, 11}
d. {-11, 11}

Answers
  1. b
  2. d
  3. c
  4. b
  5. b
  6. a

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