ACT Test Preparation – Practice Test Questions and Test Prep Tools #baby #questions #and #answers


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Do your best on test day

ACT offers additional ways for you to prepare for test day, including:

  • ACT Online Prep —The only program designed exclusively by ACT test development professionals.
  • The Official ACT Prep Guide —An ACT-authorized prep book, with three practice tests, each with an optional writing test.
  • Sample Test Questions —Practice questions to give you a taste of what to expect on the ACT test.

Find more information about these resources and more below.

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General Test Tips

• Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet .
• Read the directions for each test carefully.
• Read each question carefully.
• Pace yourself—don’t spend too much time on a single passage or question.
• Pay attention to the announcement of five minutes remaining on each test.
• Use a soft-lead No. 2 pencil with a good eraser. Do not use a mechanical pencil or ink pen; if you do, your answer document cannot be scored accurately.
• Answer the easy questions first, and then go back and answer the more difficult ones if you have time remaining on that test.
• On difficult questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can, then make an educated guess among those remaining.
• Answer every question. Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
• If you complete a test before time is called, recheck your work on that test.
• Mark your answers properly. Erase any mark completely and cleanly without smudging.
• Do not mark or alter any ovals on a test or continue writing the essay after time has been called. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored.

Multiple-Choice Tips

English
• Be aware of the writing style used in each passage.
• Consider the elements of writing that are included in each underlined portion of the passage. Some questions will ask you to base your decision on some specific element of writing, such as the tone or emphasis the text should convey.
• Be aware of questions with no underlined portions—that means you will be asked about a section of the passage or about the passage as a whole.
• Examine each answer choice and determine how it differs from the others. Many of the questions in the test will involve more than one aspect of writing.
• Determine the best answer. Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
• Reread the sentence, using your selected answer.

Mathematics
• Read each question carefully to make sure you understand the type of answer required.
• If you choose to use a calculator, be sure it is permitted, is working on test day, and has reliable batteries. Use your calculator wisely.
• Solve the problem.
• Locate your solution among the answer choices.
• Make sure you answer the question asked.
• Make sure your answer is reasonable.
• Check your work.

Reading
• Read the passage(s) carefully.
• Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
• Refer to the passage(s) when answering the questions.

Science
• Read the passage carefully.
• Refer to the scientific information in the passage when answering the question.
• Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
• Note conflicting viewpoints in some passages.

• Review the latest information on permitted and prohibited calculators.
• You are not required to use a calculator. All the problems can be solved without a calculator.
• If you regularly use a calculator in your mathematics work, use one you’re familiar with when you take the mathematics test. Using a more powerful, but unfamiliar, calculator is not likely to give you an advantage over using the kind you normally use.

Test Booklet Instructions

The following instructions are printed on the cover of the multiple-choice test booklet. The instructions for the ACT writing test are different.

This booklet contains tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. These tests measure skills and abilities highly related to high school course work and success in college. Calculators may be used on the mathematics test only.

The questions in each test are numbered, and the suggested answers for each question are lettered. On the answer document, the rows of ovals are numbered to match the questions, and the ovals in each row are lettered to correspond to the suggested answers.

For each question, first decide which answer is best. Next, locate on the answer document the row of ovals numbered the same as the question. Then, locate the oval in that row lettered the same as your answer. Finally, fill in the oval completely. Use a soft lead pencil and make your marks heavy and black. Do not use ink or a mechanical pencil.

Mark only one answer to each question. If you change your mind about an answer, erase your first mark thoroughly before marking your new answer. For each question, make certain that you mark in the row of ovals with the same number as the question.

Only responses marked on your answer document will be scored. Your score on each test will be based only on the number of questions you answer correctly during the time allowed for that test. You will not be penalized for guessing. It is to your advantage to answer every question even if you must guess.

You may work on each test only when your test supervisor tells you to do so. If you finish a test before time is called for that test, you should use the time remaining to reconsider questions you are uncertain about in that test. You may not look back to a test on which time has already been called, and you may not go ahead to another test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called at the end of each test. You may not for any reason fill in or alter ovals for a test after time is called for that test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

Do not fold or tear the pages of your test booklet.

DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO.

Writing Test Booklet Instructions

The following instructions are printed on the cover of the writing test booklet.

This is a test of your writing skills. You will have forty (40) minutes to read the prompt, plan your response, and write an essay in English. Before you begin working, read all material in this test booklet carefully to understand exactly what you are being asked to do.

You will write your essay on the lined pages of the answer document provided. Your writing on those pages will be scored. You may use the unlined pages in this test booklet to plan your essay. Your work on these pages will not be scored.

Your essay will be evaluated based on the evidence that it provides of your ability to:

  • analyze and evaluate multiple perspectives on a complex issue
  • state and develop your own perspective on the issue
  • explain and support your ideas with logical reasoning and detailed examples
  • clearly and logically organize your ideas in an essay
  • effectively communicate your ideas in standard written English

Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called.

DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.



Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers #answers #question


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Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers
sample 1

60 Math questions. with answers and detailed solutions. similar to the questions in the ACT math test. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

  1. 4 x 10 -5 =
    A) – 40,000
    B) – 200
    C) 0.0004
    D) 0.00004
    E) 0.20

  2. Which of the following is equivalent to (x)(x)(x)(x 3 ), for all x?
    A) 4x
    B) 6x
    C) x 6
    D) 4x 6
    E) 4x 4

  3. There are 15 balls in a box: 8 balls are green, 4 are blue and 3 are white. Then 1 green and 1 blue balls are taken from the box and put away. What is the probability that a blue ball is selected at random from the box?
    A) 3/13
    B) 4/15
    C) 3/15
    D) 4/13
    E) 2/13
  4. The length of a rectangle is 3 times its width. If the width of the rectangle is 5 inches, what is the rectangle’s area, in square inches?
    A) 15
    B) 20
    C) 30
    D) 75
    E) 40

    For all x 2, (2x 2 + 2x – 12) / (x – 2) simplifies to
    A) 2(x – 2)
    B) x + 3
    C) 2(x + 3)(x – 2)
    D) x – 2
    E) 2(x + 3)

  5. If the hypotenuse of a right triangle is 10 inches long and one of its legs is 5 inches long, how long is the other leg?
    A) 5
    B) 5 3
    C) 5 5
    D) 75
    E) 10 – 5
  6. In the standard (x,y) coordinate plane, the graph of (x + 3) 2 + (y + 5) 2 = 16 is a circle. What is the circumference of the circle, expressed in coordinate units?
    A) 4
    B) 5
    C) 3
    D) 8
    E) 25
  7. How many solutions are there to the equation x 2 – 7 = 0?
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 4
    D) 7
    E) 14
  8. A circle with center (4,-5) is tangent to the y-axis in the standard (x,y) coordinate plane. What is the radius of this circle?
    A) 4
    B) 5
    C) (41)
    D) 16
    E) 25
  9. Angle A is an acute angle and sin(A) = 11/14. What is the value of cos(A)?
    A) 3/14
    B) 3 / 14
    C) 5 3 / 14
    D) (3/14)
    E) 5/14

  10. What are the values of a and b. if any, where – a|b + 4| 0.
    A) a 0 and b -4
    B) a 0 and b 4
    C) a 0 and b -4
    D) a 0 and b -4
    E) a 0 and b -4
  11. In a shipment of televisions, 1/50 of the televisions are defective. What is the ratio of defective to non defective televisions?
    A) 1/200
    B) 1/50
    C) 1/49
    D) 49/1
    E) 50/1
  12. Which of the following is divisible (with no remainder) by 4?
    A) 214133
    B) 510056
    C) 322569
    D) 952217
    E) 214395
  13. A particle travels 1 x 10 6 meters per second in a straight line for 5 x 10 -6 seconds. How many meters has it traveled?
    A) 2 x 10 11
    B) 5 x 10 12
    C) 5 x 10 -12
    D) 5
    E) 5 x 10 -36
  14. The length of sides AB and AC in the triangle below are equal. What is the measure of angle A?

    A) 70 o
    B) 55 o
    C) 40 o
    D) 110 o
    E) 20 o

  15. In the figure below ABC is an equilateral triangle. AH is perpendicular to BC and has a length of 2 3 inches. What is the area, in square inches, of triangle ABC.

    A) 12
    B) 2 3
    C) 4 3
    D) 8 3
    E) cannot be determined from the given information

  16. If 8y = 3x – 11, then x =
    A) (88/3) y
    B) (8/3) y + 11
    C) (8/3) y – 11
    D) (8y – 11)/3
    E) (8y + 11)/3
  17. Which of the statements describes the solution set for -2(x + 8) = -2x + 20?
    A) x = – 2 only
    B) x = 0 only
    C) x = 20 only
    D) There are no solution for this equation.
    E) All real numbers are solutions of this equation.
  18. When graphed in the (x,y) coordinate plane, at what point do the lines 2x + 3y = 5 and x = -2 intersect?
    A) (-2,0)
    B) (-2,5)
    C) (0,5/3)
    D) (0,5)
    E) (-2,3)
  19. The area of a trapezoid is 0.5 h (b1 + b2), where h is the altitude, and b1 and b2 are the lengths of the parallel bases. If a trapezoid has an altitude of 15 inches, an area of 105 square inches, and one of the bases 22 inches, what is the perimeter, in inches, of the trapezoid?
    A) 8
    B) 45
    C) 60
    D) 30
    E) This trapezoid does not exist.
  20. If you drove at average speed of 66 miles per hour, what distance, in miles, did you drive in 99 minutes?
    A) 1.5
    B) 0.7
    C) 65.34
    D) 108.9
    E) 150
  21. If x and y are any real numbers such that 0 x 2 y. which of these must be true?
    A) x (xy)/2 y
    B) 0 xy 2x
    C) x xy 2
    D) 0 xy 2
    E) xy y
  22. In the right triangle ABC below, what is the cosine of angle A?
  23. The graph of y = 2/(x – 3) is shown below

    Among the following, which is the best possible graphical representation of y = -2/|x – 3|

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  24. What is the slope of the line
    4x = -3y + 8
    A) 4
    B) -3/4
    C) -4/3
    D) 2
    E) 8
  25. In the figure below, B is on AD. BAC and ACB measure 26� and 131� respectively. What is the measure of CBD?

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  26. Which of the following is equal to 45
    A) 15
    B) 5 3
    C) 9 5
    D) 3 5
    E) 3


  27. ACT WorkKeys – Job Skills Test for Employers and Career Seekers #question #answer #sms


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    WorkKeys

    Educators

    Using WorkKeys in your classroom

    If students are going to be adequately prepared for the workforce, they need to understand the requirements for jobs they are considering. WorkKeys helps students determine the skill levels required for various jobs.

    An increasing number of states are recognizing the importance of statewide WorkKeys testing, reexamining state standards and the content taught in high school to ensure that they focus on college and career readiness skills. The ACT ® test and WorkKeys assessments are recognized as the leading educational assessments for use in statewide testing.

    States Using the ACT and WorkKeys

    Alaska
    Public high school juniors take WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information under a program called Alaska Career Ready. The goal of Alaska Career Ready is to provide families with a free resource that helps them prepare their students for the world of work. Students are eligible to earn the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

    Michigan
    High school juniors take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), which includes state-developed tests, the five tests in the ACT with writing, and the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

    North Dakota
    High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

    Wyoming
    High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. The cost for either set of assessments for all students is paid by the state. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

    Workforce Developers

    Partnering for a stronger workforce

    Business executives and economic development consultants work to identify the best locations for expansion and relocation. The availability of skilled labor is a critical factor in making these decisions.

    A growing number of states, communities, and organizations are choosing WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as the foundation for career readiness initiatives that energize their economic development and workforce strategies.

    Together WorkKeys and the NCRC help communities and economic developers:

    • Encourage businesses to stay in the community
    • Increase the tax base through more profitable business partners
    • Decrease unemployment rates
    • Improve the quality of life for community residents
    • Provide focused education and training to meet both individual and organization goals

    Learn more about the NCRC

    Industry Associations

    ACT partners with associations and advocacy organizations representing the needs of industry sectors to develop national skills credentialing systems.

    Using WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as a foundation, industries can build credentialing systems, such as the Manufacturing Skills Certification System, that promote career pathways. After this, ACT research tools and analytic expertise can help inform ongoing skills development. This allows individuals to match their career development with evolving workplace needs.

    The Manufacturing Institute

    The National Career Readiness Certificate is the world-class market leader in ensuring young adults are equipped with the basic academic skills necessary to pursue additional education, training, and employment in the manufacturing industry. The partnership between the NAM and ACT is critically important to begin addressing the workforce crisis.

    Emily Stover DeRocco, former president of The Manufacturing Institute and senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers.

    The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

    The WorkKeys assessments ACT has built and refined over almost 20 years of solid research in the workplace will help indicate that our trainees are ready and able to succeed. The assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate provide a consistent measure of skill levels and help identify specific training needs.

    —Don Whyte, NCCER president

    The Center for Energy Workforce Development

    It is imperative that we understand what it will take to get potential candidates properly trained and ready to move into entry-level positions as quickly as possible. ACT’s workforce development solutions, including WorkKeys assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate, as well as their international reputation as a data-driven assessment firm, makes them an ideal partner for CEWD as we begin the process of building tomorrow’s energy workforce.

    —Ann Randazzo, CEWD executive director

    Partner with ACT

    ACT workforce development solutions match any industry competency model.

    Contact us to learn how partnering with ACT can help you prepare individuals to build career pathways in your industry.



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    Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT 60 Questions

    If you want a chance to flex your ACT math muscles, you can try this practice test. The test covers algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions are modeled from questions off the latest ACT test. Complete this test, take it seriously, and you re sure to be much more at ease on exam day.

    In order to best simulate real exam conditions, you should do the following:

    Sit where you won t be interrupted or tempted to pick up the TV remote or your phone.

    Use the answer sheet provided to practice filling in the dots.

    Set your timer for 60 minutes.

    Check your work as you go.

    Avoid taking breaks during the test.

    Here are links for PDF files that you may download for ACT Practice Test 1:

    You should go through the answer explanations to all the questions, not just the ones that you missed, because you ll find lots of good info that may help you later on.

    Time: 60 minutes for 60 questions

    Directions: Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question, and then shade in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet.



    India s Fastest Broadband Internet Service Providers #indias #fastest #broadband #internet #service #providers #act #fibernet,airtel,asianet,broadband,den #boomband,ftth,ftth #india,hathway,hayai,isps,india,internet,jetstpot #fiber,spectranet,wired #internet,you #broadband


    India’s Fastest Broadband Internet Service Providers

    The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed, says science fiction author William Gibson. It’s especially true for the state of broadband in the country. Content delivery network Akamai notes in its Q3 2015 State of the Internet report that India, at 2.5mbps, had the lowest average connection speed among ten Asia Pacific countries surveyed in the region. The global leader, South Korea, has an average connection speed of 20.5mbps.

    If you’re looking for the fastest speeds in India, try heading to Kochi-based incubator Startup Village, the first in the country to get Gigabit (1000mbps) speeds in late 2012. India’s public universities are also providing phenomenally fast speeds, judging by Speedtest screenshots on a Quora thread. We also looked at various telecom forums, Reddit discussion groups, and of course, searched for connections and prices on our own as well, to try and catch all the major providers who are claim to be delivering high speed connections. Do note that we have not verified these speeds first hand.

    For the purposes of this roundup, we’ve tried to identify wired broadband ISPs in the country that that are offering download speeds of 50mbps speeds or higher to consumers. Well-known ISPs such as Tikona, Airnetwork, or Mach1 broadband, Alliance Broadband, or Excell Broadband (and many more) that offer a top speed under 50mbps didn’t make the cut.

    With a growing number of ISPs offering 50mbps at affordable prices, it seems to be a good cutoff point, available at monthly billing plans between Rs. 1,500 – Rs. 2,000, including taxes. Note that ISPs calculate speed in bits – so a 50mbps speed translates to downloads of 6.25MBps or megabytes per second speeds, which should be ample enough for a family to make video calls, stream movies or music, and download that Windows update simultaneously.

    1) Hayai
    Incorporated in 2011, Hayai Broadband Private Limited has the most consumer friendly prices and speeds, with monthly plans ranging from Rs. 899, pre-service taxes for a 100mbps connection with a 50GB data cap. The company offers 1Gbps speeds with a FUP (Fair Usage Policy) cap of 500GB for Rs. 5,099. The company also an arcane 95 percentile billing plan, along with all you can eat plans, but based on views of users on broadband forums in the country, it has been slow to expand, and there is a substantial waiting list for its service in Mumbai. The company has shared a list of cities it plans to expand to in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.

    2) Hathway
    Hathway provides broadband services in over 13 cities, but not all of them support 50mbps speeds, which are presently available in the nine cities listed below. Plans range from Rs. 2,099 for a three month plan at speeds of 50mbps with a 20GB monthly FUP data cap. Hathway’s ‘Adv Fiber HD 125 plan’ offers 5mbps speeds with a 125GB data limit at a competitive three month subscription price of Rs. 3,749.

    Top Speeds. 50mbps
    Cities. Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Surat, Pune, Goa, Vishakapatnam, Navi Mumbai
    Website. www.hathway.com

    3) ACT Fibernet
    Focused primarily in South India, ACT (Atria Convergence Technologies Pvt Ltd.) is the largest non-telco ISP in India. The company provides fibernet, digital TV and HD TV services, with affordable monthly tariffs under Rs. 2,000 for 50-100mbps speeds in Bengaluru. Its Fair Usage Policy (FUP) applies only on downloads, while uploads are not counted in FUP, according to the FAQs. As ACT Fibernet uses fiber-to-the-home technology, it doesn’t require any modem or a land-line phone, and can be plugged straight into a PC with an Ethernet port, following which one needs to log into their Web portal with their account ID and password. This can be a bit of a pain point, but ACT Fibernet lists five reasons why it has decided to go with such a configuration .

    Top Speeds: 125mbps
    Cities: Bangalore, Chennai, Vijaywada, Nellore, Eluru, Vishakapatnam, Coimbatore, Guntur
    Website: www.acttv.in

    4) YOU Broadband
    YOU Broadband offers cable modem broadband services to residential, SME and corporate customers in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Telengana, and Andhra Pradesh. The ‘YOU WTF 100’ plan offers a 100mbps plan for 200GB per month at Rs. 1,732 in Bengaluru. However, while personal user accounts may vary, Reddit users seem to prefer Act Fibernet over YOU Broadband in terms of consistency of speed, up time, and user support.

    Top Speeds: 100mbps
    Cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Navsari, Powai, Pune, Surat, Thane, Vadodara, Vishakapatnam.
    Website: www.youbroadband.in

    5) Den Boomband
    Primarily focused on North India, Den Boomband offers 50mbps plans starting at Rs. 1,200, with a 30GB FUP data cap. The 100mbps plans are priced at Rs. 3,500, with a 100GB data cap. The website has a map-based search to find out if it’s available in your locality, and uses a vote-based system to map out its expansion plans. Many users have complained about outages and slow speeds though, and Den has a 1.5 star rating on Facebook.

    6) Spectranet
    Headquartered in New Delhi, Spectranet says it provides truly unlimited broadband, with no caps on data consumed. Its ‘Success Unlimited’ plan provides 50mbps speeds at Rs. 5,547. Spectranet is currently running a three-month trial offer with 100mbps broadband speed in Gurgaon at Rs 1,199 per month with no download limit, and said that it will be rolling out this offer in other cities this year.

    7) Asianet
    Operational in a total of 14 districts in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Asianet offers FTTH/DOCSIS 3 connections with plans for 50mbps speeds starting at an affordable Rs. 549, but with a 7GB usage limit. It has over five other plans at 50mbps, with the ‘Xtream 2499’, offering a 160GB usage limit at a monthly subscription price of Rs. 2,499. The ISP is notable for providing a FUP breaker, which is higher than the monthly usage limit, following which it charges users 20 paise per MB.

    Top Speeds: 100mbps
    Cities: Trivandrum, Salem, Coimbatore, Kottayam, Palakkad, Cochin, Calicut, Thrissur, Alleppey, and more.
    Website: www.asianetbroadband.in

    8) Jetspot Fiber
    Founded in 2015, Jetspot offers FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) plans starting from 5mbps at Rs. 699 per month with a 10GB data cap,to 60mbps speeds at Rs. 9,999 per month. For the Rs. 9,999 plan, speeds are dialed down to 10mbps after using 150GB. The company is presently running a promotional plan called the ‘Fiber Nitro’, for Rs. 999, which offers speeds of upto 100mbps uptil 10GB, and 1mbps unlimited speeds post the data cap.

    9) Airtel
    Telecom operator Airtel is offering FTTH plans in select buildings in Delhi NCR region, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. You will have to contact your local Airtel agent to find out if FTTH services are available in your area – ask for the availability of Airtel’s Bolt plans, which offer 100mbps with a monthly data cap of 100 GB starting Rs. 2,399.

    Others
    Apart from these providers, we found some more connections but didn’t see as much discussion around these. BSNL, the state owned telecom provider offers fibre to the home services in 18 circles. but has rather exorbitant prices for 50mbps plans, at Rs. 9,999 per month. MTNL also offers FTTH services in Delhi at a monthly service charge of Rs. 2,990, and Mumbai at Rs. 4,999.

    Tata Docomo had launched its FTTH services in July 2013, starting with Bengaluru. However, it is not very clear where else it is offering its services, as its website doesn’t seem to clearly mention any details on cities where it is available, and customer care is clueless as well. Tata Docomo offers a 50mbps plan starting at Rs. 1,999, which comes with a 20GB data cap.

    Operational in Punjab, Connectzone offers FTTH speeds with monthly plans starting at Rs. 849 for 5mbps, to Rs. 4,999 for 100mbps, which comes with a monthly data cap of 100GB. Gurgaon-based Nextra Teleservices has a FiberBolt 50 plan starting at Rs. 1,999, with a 30 GB download limit. Other players include Powernet. which offers 50mbps plans at Rs. 3,000 in Dwarka, Delhi.

    In the West, We Internet. a Mumbai-based ISP has broadband plans upto 100mbps, as does SmartLink Broadband. operational in Powai and nearby areas. In the South, some ISPs to offer 50mbps speeds or higher speeds include Bengaluru-based ISP Namo Networks. and TTN Network. Chennai-based Cherrinet offers 100mbps speeds at Rs. 1,499, with a 125 GB data cap, while OoDoO offers 50mbps plans at Rs. 1,599 per month.



    ACT Test Preparation – Practice Test Questions and Test Prep Tools #answers #to #crossword #puzzles


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    Do your best on test day

    ACT offers additional ways for you to prepare for test day, including:

    • ACT Online Prep —The only program designed exclusively by ACT test development professionals.
    • The Official ACT Prep Guide —An ACT-authorized prep book, with three practice tests, each with an optional writing test.
    • Sample Test Questions —Practice questions to give you a taste of what to expect on the ACT test.

    Find more information about these resources and more below.

    Please note that ACT test preparation materials are copyrights and may not be copied or distributed without ACT’s prior written permission.

    Get free college prep tips and financial aid info texted to your phone!

    ACT proudly supports the Better Make Room movement, led by Civic Nation and the US Department of Education. Learn more about a free resource provided by Better Make Room that allows you to get information on everything you need to get to—and pay for—college, including:

    • ACT® test dates
    • Deadline reminders
    • College prep checklists
    • College search and application tips
    • Advice on getting scholarships and student aid

    General Test Tips

    • Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet .
    • Read the directions for each test carefully.
    • Read each question carefully.
    • Pace yourself—don’t spend too much time on a single passage or question.
    • Pay attention to the announcement of five minutes remaining on each test.
    • Use a soft-lead No. 2 pencil with a good eraser. Do not use a mechanical pencil or ink pen; if you do, your answer document cannot be scored accurately.
    • Answer the easy questions first, and then go back and answer the more difficult ones if you have time remaining on that test.
    • On difficult questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can, then make an educated guess among those remaining.
    • Answer every question. Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
    • If you complete a test before time is called, recheck your work on that test.
    • Mark your answers properly. Erase any mark completely and cleanly without smudging.
    • Do not mark or alter any ovals on a test or continue writing the essay after time has been called. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored.

    Multiple-Choice Tips

    English
    • Be aware of the writing style used in each passage.
    • Consider the elements of writing that are included in each underlined portion of the passage. Some questions will ask you to base your decision on some specific element of writing, such as the tone or emphasis the text should convey.
    • Be aware of questions with no underlined portions—that means you will be asked about a section of the passage or about the passage as a whole.
    • Examine each answer choice and determine how it differs from the others. Many of the questions in the test will involve more than one aspect of writing.
    • Determine the best answer. Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
    • Reread the sentence, using your selected answer.

    Mathematics
    • Read each question carefully to make sure you understand the type of answer required.
    • If you choose to use a calculator, be sure it is permitted, is working on test day, and has reliable batteries. Use your calculator wisely.
    • Solve the problem.
    • Locate your solution among the answer choices.
    • Make sure you answer the question asked.
    • Make sure your answer is reasonable.
    • Check your work.

    Reading
    • Read the passage(s) carefully.
    • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
    • Refer to the passage(s) when answering the questions.

    Science
    • Read the passage carefully.
    • Refer to the scientific information in the passage when answering the question.
    • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
    • Note conflicting viewpoints in some passages.

    • Review the latest information on permitted and prohibited calculators.
    • You are not required to use a calculator. All the problems can be solved without a calculator.
    • If you regularly use a calculator in your mathematics work, use one you’re familiar with when you take the mathematics test. Using a more powerful, but unfamiliar, calculator is not likely to give you an advantage over using the kind you normally use.

    Test Booklet Instructions

    The following instructions are printed on the cover of the multiple-choice test booklet. The instructions for the ACT writing test are different.

    This booklet contains tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. These tests measure skills and abilities highly related to high school course work and success in college. Calculators may be used on the mathematics test only.

    The questions in each test are numbered, and the suggested answers for each question are lettered. On the answer document, the rows of ovals are numbered to match the questions, and the ovals in each row are lettered to correspond to the suggested answers.

    For each question, first decide which answer is best. Next, locate on the answer document the row of ovals numbered the same as the question. Then, locate the oval in that row lettered the same as your answer. Finally, fill in the oval completely. Use a soft lead pencil and make your marks heavy and black. Do not use ink or a mechanical pencil.

    Mark only one answer to each question. If you change your mind about an answer, erase your first mark thoroughly before marking your new answer. For each question, make certain that you mark in the row of ovals with the same number as the question.

    Only responses marked on your answer document will be scored. Your score on each test will be based only on the number of questions you answer correctly during the time allowed for that test. You will not be penalized for guessing. It is to your advantage to answer every question even if you must guess.

    You may work on each test only when your test supervisor tells you to do so. If you finish a test before time is called for that test, you should use the time remaining to reconsider questions you are uncertain about in that test. You may not look back to a test on which time has already been called, and you may not go ahead to another test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

    Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called at the end of each test. You may not for any reason fill in or alter ovals for a test after time is called for that test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

    Do not fold or tear the pages of your test booklet.

    DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO.

    Writing Test Booklet Instructions

    The following instructions are printed on the cover of the writing test booklet.

    This is a test of your writing skills. You will have forty (40) minutes to read the prompt, plan your response, and write an essay in English. Before you begin working, read all material in this test booklet carefully to understand exactly what you are being asked to do.

    You will write your essay on the lined pages of the answer document provided. Your writing on those pages will be scored. You may use the unlined pages in this test booklet to plan your essay. Your work on these pages will not be scored.

    Your essay will be evaluated based on the evidence that it provides of your ability to:

    • analyze and evaluate multiple perspectives on a complex issue
    • state and develop your own perspective on the issue
    • explain and support your ideas with logical reasoning and detailed examples
    • clearly and logically organize your ideas in an essay
    • effectively communicate your ideas in standard written English

    Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called.

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    sample 1

    60 Math questions. with answers and detailed solutions. similar to the questions in the ACT math test. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

    1. 4 x 10 -5 =
      A) – 40,000
      B) – 200
      C) 0.0004
      D) 0.00004
      E) 0.20

    2. Which of the following is equivalent to (x)(x)(x)(x 3 ), for all x?
      A) 4x
      B) 6x
      C) x 6
      D) 4x 6
      E) 4x 4

    3. There are 15 balls in a box: 8 balls are green, 4 are blue and 3 are white. Then 1 green and 1 blue balls are taken from the box and put away. What is the probability that a blue ball is selected at random from the box?
      A) 3/13
      B) 4/15
      C) 3/15
      D) 4/13
      E) 2/13
    4. The length of a rectangle is 3 times its width. If the width of the rectangle is 5 inches, what is the rectangle’s area, in square inches?
      A) 15
      B) 20
      C) 30
      D) 75
      E) 40

      For all x 2, (2x 2 + 2x – 12) / (x – 2) simplifies to
      A) 2(x – 2)
      B) x + 3
      C) 2(x + 3)(x – 2)
      D) x – 2
      E) 2(x + 3)

    5. If the hypotenuse of a right triangle is 10 inches long and one of its legs is 5 inches long, how long is the other leg?
      A) 5
      B) 5 3
      C) 5 5
      D) 75
      E) 10 – 5
    6. In the standard (x,y) coordinate plane, the graph of (x + 3) 2 + (y + 5) 2 = 16 is a circle. What is the circumference of the circle, expressed in coordinate units?
      A) 4
      B) 5
      C) 3
      D) 8
      E) 25
    7. How many solutions are there to the equation x 2 – 7 = 0?
      A) 1
      B) 2
      C) 4
      D) 7
      E) 14
    8. A circle with center (4,-5) is tangent to the y-axis in the standard (x,y) coordinate plane. What is the radius of this circle?
      A) 4
      B) 5
      C) (41)
      D) 16
      E) 25
    9. Angle A is an acute angle and sin(A) = 11/14. What is the value of cos(A)?
      A) 3/14
      B) 3 / 14
      C) 5 3 / 14
      D) (3/14)
      E) 5/14

    10. What are the values of a and b. if any, where – a|b + 4| 0.
      A) a 0 and b -4
      B) a 0 and b 4
      C) a 0 and b -4
      D) a 0 and b -4
      E) a 0 and b -4
    11. In a shipment of televisions, 1/50 of the televisions are defective. What is the ratio of defective to non defective televisions?
      A) 1/200
      B) 1/50
      C) 1/49
      D) 49/1
      E) 50/1
    12. Which of the following is divisible (with no remainder) by 4?
      A) 214133
      B) 510056
      C) 322569
      D) 952217
      E) 214395
    13. A particle travels 1 x 10 6 meters per second in a straight line for 5 x 10 -6 seconds. How many meters has it traveled?
      A) 2 x 10 11
      B) 5 x 10 12
      C) 5 x 10 -12
      D) 5
      E) 5 x 10 -36
    14. The length of sides AB and AC in the triangle below are equal. What is the measure of angle A?

      A) 70 o
      B) 55 o
      C) 40 o
      D) 110 o
      E) 20 o

    15. In the figure below ABC is an equilateral triangle. AH is perpendicular to BC and has a length of 2 3 inches. What is the area, in square inches, of triangle ABC.

      A) 12
      B) 2 3
      C) 4 3
      D) 8 3
      E) cannot be determined from the given information

    16. If 8y = 3x – 11, then x =
      A) (88/3) y
      B) (8/3) y + 11
      C) (8/3) y – 11
      D) (8y – 11)/3
      E) (8y + 11)/3
    17. Which of the statements describes the solution set for -2(x + 8) = -2x + 20?
      A) x = – 2 only
      B) x = 0 only
      C) x = 20 only
      D) There are no solution for this equation.
      E) All real numbers are solutions of this equation.
    18. When graphed in the (x,y) coordinate plane, at what point do the lines 2x + 3y = 5 and x = -2 intersect?
      A) (-2,0)
      B) (-2,5)
      C) (0,5/3)
      D) (0,5)
      E) (-2,3)
    19. The area of a trapezoid is 0.5 h (b1 + b2), where h is the altitude, and b1 and b2 are the lengths of the parallel bases. If a trapezoid has an altitude of 15 inches, an area of 105 square inches, and one of the bases 22 inches, what is the perimeter, in inches, of the trapezoid?
      A) 8
      B) 45
      C) 60
      D) 30
      E) This trapezoid does not exist.
    20. If you drove at average speed of 66 miles per hour, what distance, in miles, did you drive in 99 minutes?
      A) 1.5
      B) 0.7
      C) 65.34
      D) 108.9
      E) 150
    21. If x and y are any real numbers such that 0 x 2 y. which of these must be true?
      A) x (xy)/2 y
      B) 0 xy 2x
      C) x xy 2
      D) 0 xy 2
      E) xy y
    22. In the right triangle ABC below, what is the cosine of angle A?
    23. The graph of y = 2/(x – 3) is shown below

      Among the following, which is the best possible graphical representation of y = -2/|x – 3|

      .

    24. What is the slope of the line
      4x = -3y + 8
      A) 4
      B) -3/4
      C) -4/3
      D) 2
      E) 8
    25. In the figure below, B is on AD. BAC and ACB measure 26� and 131� respectively. What is the measure of CBD?

      .

    26. Which of the following is equal to 45
      A) 15
      B) 5 3
      C) 9 5
      D) 3 5
      E) 3


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      WorkKeys

      Educators

      Using WorkKeys in your classroom

      If students are going to be adequately prepared for the workforce, they need to understand the requirements for jobs they are considering. WorkKeys helps students determine the skill levels required for various jobs.

      An increasing number of states are recognizing the importance of statewide WorkKeys testing, reexamining state standards and the content taught in high school to ensure that they focus on college and career readiness skills. The ACT ® test and WorkKeys assessments are recognized as the leading educational assessments for use in statewide testing.

      States Using the ACT and WorkKeys

      Alaska
      Public high school juniors take WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information under a program called Alaska Career Ready. The goal of Alaska Career Ready is to provide families with a free resource that helps them prepare their students for the world of work. Students are eligible to earn the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

      Michigan
      High school juniors take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), which includes state-developed tests, the five tests in the ACT with writing, and the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

      North Dakota
      High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

      Wyoming
      High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. The cost for either set of assessments for all students is paid by the state. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

      Workforce Developers

      Partnering for a stronger workforce

      Business executives and economic development consultants work to identify the best locations for expansion and relocation. The availability of skilled labor is a critical factor in making these decisions.

      A growing number of states, communities, and organizations are choosing WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as the foundation for career readiness initiatives that energize their economic development and workforce strategies.

      Together WorkKeys and the NCRC help communities and economic developers:

      • Encourage businesses to stay in the community
      • Increase the tax base through more profitable business partners
      • Decrease unemployment rates
      • Improve the quality of life for community residents
      • Provide focused education and training to meet both individual and organization goals

      Learn more about the NCRC

      Industry Associations

      ACT partners with associations and advocacy organizations representing the needs of industry sectors to develop national skills credentialing systems.

      Using WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as a foundation, industries can build credentialing systems, such as the Manufacturing Skills Certification System, that promote career pathways. After this, ACT research tools and analytic expertise can help inform ongoing skills development. This allows individuals to match their career development with evolving workplace needs.

      The Manufacturing Institute

      The National Career Readiness Certificate is the world-class market leader in ensuring young adults are equipped with the basic academic skills necessary to pursue additional education, training, and employment in the manufacturing industry. The partnership between the NAM and ACT is critically important to begin addressing the workforce crisis.

      Emily Stover DeRocco, former president of The Manufacturing Institute and senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers.

      The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

      The WorkKeys assessments ACT has built and refined over almost 20 years of solid research in the workplace will help indicate that our trainees are ready and able to succeed. The assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate provide a consistent measure of skill levels and help identify specific training needs.

      —Don Whyte, NCCER president

      The Center for Energy Workforce Development

      It is imperative that we understand what it will take to get potential candidates properly trained and ready to move into entry-level positions as quickly as possible. ACT’s workforce development solutions, including WorkKeys assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate, as well as their international reputation as a data-driven assessment firm, makes them an ideal partner for CEWD as we begin the process of building tomorrow’s energy workforce.

      —Ann Randazzo, CEWD executive director

      Partner with ACT

      ACT workforce development solutions match any industry competency model.

      Contact us to learn how partnering with ACT can help you prepare individuals to build career pathways in your industry.



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      California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists (CBPELSG Licensee) Licensed QSD Training Program

      Consistent with Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 475 Code of Professional Conduct, a CBPELSG Licensee shall provide service for a project in a manner that is consistent with the laws, codes, ordnances and regulations applicable to that project. A CBPELSG Licensee shall not misrepresent his or her qualifications to a prospective or existing client or employer. A CBPELSG Licensee shall not misrepresent to a prospective or existing client the CBPELSG Licensee’s scope of responsibility in connection with projects or services for which the CBPELSG Licensee is receiving or will receive compensation from that client.

      The State Water Resources Control Board expect that a CBPELSG Licensee has is thorough knowledge of the Construction General Permit requirements, and fully understands the supporting documents and other information available on the Water Boards websites. In addition, a CBPELSG Licensee must have a fundamental knowledge of erosion and sediment control and other construction site pollutants to implement the corrective actions necessary to protect Waters of the United States.

      CBPELSG Licensees can register as a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) via the State Water Board s Storm Water Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS) online database.

      • CBPELSG QSD Registration in SMARTS Guide
      • SMARTS
      • CBPELSG Licensee QSD Certification Fact Sheet

      Construction General Permit Training

      Construction General Permit Review:

      CGP Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD)/ Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) Exams

      The 2009-0009-DWQ Construction General Permit (CGP) requires that Qualified SWPPP Developers (QSDs) and Qualified SWPPP Practitioners (QSPs) attend a State Water Board Sponsored Training Course by September 2, 2011. In accordance with these requirements the State Water Board has approved of CASQA s QSD/QSP training course schedule of these courses is provided by CASQA s approved Trainers of Record .

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      Construction General Permit Video: Introduction to the Legally Responsible Person
      June 2013
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      Construction General Permit Video: Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) Calculation
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      Construction General Permit Video: Post-Construction Runoff Reduction Calculation in SMARTS
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      CASQA Construction BMP Handbook / Portal

      CASQA has developed a new CASQA Construction BMP Handbook / Portal to complement the new State Construction General Permit that takes effect July 2010.

      CASQA is making the new CASQA Construction BMP Handbook / Portal available now for annual subscription to help permittees and other users prepare for when the new permit takes effect in July. Get more information about purchasing an annual subscription to the Construction BMP Handbook / Portal.

      California Best Management Practices Handbooks

      The California Stormwater Best Management Practice Handbooks have provided excellent guidance to the stormwater community since their publication by the Stormwater Quality Task Force (SWQTF) in 1993. The SWQTF has initiated the Handbook Update Project to revise and update the Handbooks to reflect current practices, standards, and knowledge gained about the effectiveness of Best Management Practices (BMPs), and to make the Handbooks more accessible.

      The California Stormwater Quality Association is an independent advisory group of regulated entities. The statements and views on its Website do not necessarily reflect those of the State Water Board or the Regional Water Boards.

      Order Stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) Handbooks online .

      Erosion Sediment Control Field Manual

      Best Management Practices (BMPs) for construction site planning and management. erosion and sediment control, pollution prevention, and sampling guidelines. Descriptions of BMPs are concise and include full-color graphics and installation information including guidelines, timing and limitations. Also includes the new Phase II regulations, the State Board sampling and monitoring guidelines, and long-term maintenance information. ( Revised 2002 )

      148 Pages, Full Color

      Start at the Source: A Design Guidance Manual for Stormwater Quality Protection

      By the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association (BASMAA). BASMAA’s second edition of Start at the Source focuses on the importance of considering stormwater quality in the early stage of planning and designing land development and redevelopment.

      This current edition has been updated and expanded to include commercial, industrial, and institutional development, as well as a technical section to provide more detailed information on the characteristics, application, design criteria, maintenance, and economics of the details that are discussed in this document, examples of case studies, frequently asked questions, and a complete glossary are also included.

      Available at www.basmaa.org after May 30, 2003. For additional information please email BASMAA or phone 510 622-2326

      The content of these Websites and documents do not necessarily reflect the view and policies of the State Water Resources Control Board, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

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      Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT 60 Questions

      If you want a chance to flex your ACT math muscles, you can try this practice test. The test covers algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions are modeled from questions off the latest ACT test. Complete this test, take it seriously, and you re sure to be much more at ease on exam day.

      In order to best simulate real exam conditions, you should do the following:

      Sit where you won t be interrupted or tempted to pick up the TV remote or your phone.

      Use the answer sheet provided to practice filling in the dots.

      Set your timer for 60 minutes.

      Check your work as you go.

      Avoid taking breaks during the test.

      Here are links for PDF files that you may download for ACT Practice Test 1:

      You should go through the answer explanations to all the questions, not just the ones that you missed, because you ll find lots of good info that may help you later on.

      Time: 60 minutes for 60 questions

      Directions: Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question, and then shade in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet.



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      Supreme Court takes up UHS case that could expand False Claims Act liability

      Supreme Court takes up UHS case that could expand False Claims Act liability

      Several U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical of Universal Health Services’ arguments Tuesday that providers should not be held liable for fraud for failing to comply with certain regulations.

      But the oral arguments shed little light on how the court may rule in the case, which has the potential to reduce or increase the number of False Claims Act suits brought against healthcare providers. A decision is expected by June.

      The case, Universal Health Services v. U.S. ex rel Escobar . centers on whether a legal theory known as implied certification may be used to bring False Claims Act cases against providers. Under that theory, providers can be held liable for submitting false claims to government programs for failing to follow certain regulations even if the government never explicitly stated that following the regulations was a condition of payment and even if the provider never explicitly vouched that it had complied with the regulations.

      The outcome of the case could affect a number of industries, but the biggest impact could be on healthcare players. In 2015, two-thirds of federal whistle-blower lawsuits targeted healthcare entities. Implied certification is the basis of many suits brought against providers, and the federal circuit courts are split on whether it should be allowed.

      Major healthcare groups such as the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America have all filed briefs in the case supporting Universal Health Services. an investor-owned hospital operator based in King of Prussia, Pa.

      The healthcare groups argue that imperfect compliance is not the same as fraud and that allowing implied certification could open the door to more meritless lawsuits.

      Whistle-blower groups and mental health advocates, however, say the legal theory can protect patients from substandard care. The petitioners in the case, for example, brought the lawsuit after their daughter died at a Massachusetts mental health clinic. They alleged her caregivers were not properly supervised and the facility lacked board-certified or -eligible psychiatrists and licensed psychologists, in violation of state Medicaid regulations.

      On Tuesday, Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor were sensitive to that argument.

      Sotomayor said it was difficult to accept that a provider could claim money for a service not rendered by a qualified, supervised individual as required by regulations.

      I’m having a hard time understanding how you have not committed a fraud, Sotomayor said.

      Kagan said it’s the same type of fraud the False Claims Act was first meant to address when it became law during the Civil War, when contractors sold the government nonfunctioning guns, rancid food and boots that fell apart.

      I would think that this is the exact same that the contract was for a doctor’s medical care, and a doctor’s medical care was not provided, Kagan said.

      Chief Justice John Roberts, however, seemed sympathetic to the providers’ arguments that the False Claims Act is an inappropriately harsh tool for going after failure to comply with certain regulations. Roberts said he suspects many situations in which providers fail to comply are complex, and that’s where the difficulty comes in when you have hundreds of thousands of pages of regulations.

      The justices’ questions to lawyers on both sides Tuesday suggest they don’t see this as a case with an easy answer, said Jessica Ellsworth, a partner at Hogan Lovells who filed a brief in the case on behalf of the American Hospital Association, the Federation of American Hospitals and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

      This case really does raise fundamental questions about how issues of regulatory noncompliance should be dealt with, Ellsworth said.

      Claire Prestel, an attorney with James & Hoffman who filed a brief in the case siding with the patient’s family on behalf of the Service Employees International Union, Mental Health America and the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, agreed that Tuesday’s arguments offered few clues about how the court will rule.

      Prestel disputed the suggestion that allowing implied certification would lead to a flood of lawsuits against providers based on technical violations. To be held liable, providers must have violated a rule knowingly and with knowledge that the violation would have been important to the government, she said. Also, a number of circuit courts have already upheld implied certification.

      We don’t have to speculate about what happens if implied certification claims are allowed because that’s the world we’ve been living in, Prestel said.

      But Larry Freedman, an attorney with Mintz Levin who defends providers in false claims cases, said he hopes the justices impose some boundaries on the government and whistle-blowers’ ability to allege any regulatory violation is a False Claims Act violation. Otherwise, allowing implied certification triggers litigation that can be very troublesome for providers to resolve, Freedman said.

      Most False Claims Act cases are settled before going to trial, partly because of the severe consequences that can be imposed under the statute up to $11,000 in penalties per false claim, plus triple damages.

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      Health insurers plan big Obamacare rate hikes — and they blame Trump

      “All this uncertainty is not helpful,” warned Blue Shield of California Chief Executive Paul Markovich, who said health plans were being forced to make plans to raise premiums to account for the turmoil, jeopardizing Americans’ coverage.

      Markovich was one of the few senior insurance officials who agreed to speak on the record, as many fear retribution from the White House or its allies.

      But privately, many executives, including chief executives of major health plans, offered withering criticism of the Trump administration’s lack of leadership.

      “There is a sense that there are no hands on the wheel and they are just letting the bus careen down the road,” said one senior company official, whose comments reflected widely held views in the industry.

      Trump and GOP congressional leaders insist the marketplaces are collapsing because of flaws in the original law. They cite premium hikes in some states, and decisions by several insurers to stop selling Obamacare plans, including major national companies such as Humana and UnitedHealth Group. That has left some areas of the country with just one health plan option next year.

      “Obamacare has failed,” said Alleigh Marre, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “For this reason, Republicans are reforming healthcare so it delivers access to quality, affordable coverage to the American people.”

      Several Republican state insurance commissioners also blamed weaknesses in the law for the current instability.

      “There has been uncertainty with the Affordable Care Act since it started,” said Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. Maryland’s largest insurer, CareFirst, is seeking to raise rates by more than 50% next year.

      But most health plans and state regulators interviewed for this story said the Trump administration has significantly exacerbated turmoil in the marketplaces in recent months, contributing to rising premiums and the threat of marketplaces exits.

      “There is no consistency to the messages,” said Ceci Connolly, chief executive of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, whose members include leading health systems such as Kaiser Permanente and Geisinger Health Plan. “We are very confused.”

      The Trump administration has sent mixed signals about whether it will enforce penalties on people who don’t buy health insurance. The penalty, though unpopular, is seen as crucial to inducing younger, healthier people to get coverage.

      Trump and his deputies have also repeatedly threatened to withhold federal aid that helps millions of low-income Americans afford their deductibles and co-pays.

      The aid, which reimburses insurers for lowering out-of-pocket costs, was paid by the Obama administration, but is now the subject of a lawsuit by congressional Republicans, who argue Congress must approve the payments.

      The Trump administration hasn’t taken an official position in the lawsuit, and on Monday sought an additional delay in the proceedings.

      But in recent months, the president publicly mused about stopping the payments to force Democrats to negotiate a repeal of the current law. It remains unclear whether the administration will continue the payments, known as cost-sharing reductions, or CSRs.

      In a letter to Washington state insurance regulators this month, California-based Molina Healthcare, a leading provider of Obamacare plans in many states, warned halting CSRs may cause the collapse of the state’s market.

      “If the federal government’s full CSR funding commitments are in jeopardy, we believe that the viability of the exchange market is in immediate jeopardy of failing,” wrote Peter Adler, who oversees Molina’s plans in Washington.

      The uncertainty created by Trump comes as some Obamacare markets were beginning to stabilize, according to many industry and government officials. In several states, insurers and regulators noted that 2017 was shaping up to be a better year than the first several years of the marketplaces.

      Tennessee Blue Cross Blue Shield Chief Executive J.D. Hickey reported in a letter to that state’s insurance commissioner this month that “our 2017 performance has improved due to a combination of better claims experience and more sustainable rate structure.”

      Hickey warned in the letter that “potential negative effects of federal legislative and/or regulatory changes,” including not paying CSRs or enforcing the mandate, would require the Tennessee plan “to price-in those downside risks.”

      Many state insurance regulators are similarly dismayed by the Trump administration’s actions, which Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler compared to playing Russian roulette with Americans’ health insurance coverage.

      “It’s ludicrous,” said Kreidler, who is a Democrat. “This has real impact on people’s lives.”

      Obamacare 101 is a periodic primer on the debate over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

      Obamacare 101 is a periodic primer on the debate over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

      In Colorado, where most consumers continue to have multiple insurance choices, commissioner Marguerite Salazar said the Trump administration threatens the whole market. “My fear is it may collapse,” she said.

      Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, a Republican, is so concerned the turmoil will drive away insurers that he’s exploring whether the state can make available limited benefit insurance plans as a stopgap.

      The plans would likely cap medical care and prescription drug coverage. But Chaney said, “It would be better than nothing.”

      Insurance industry officials and state regulators have met repeatedly in recent months with senior Trump administration officials in an effort to explain that administration’s actions are jeopardizing health coverage for millions of Americans.

      But in many cases, the meetings only left insurers and regulators more confused about the administration’s plans, according to attendees.

      At one recent meeting, Seema Verma, whom Trump picked to oversee the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs, stunned insurance industry officials by suggesting a bargain: The administration would fund the CSRs if insurers supported the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

      “It made no sense,” said one official at the meeting.

      Many insurers, as well as every leading patient and physician group, believe the House bill is deeply flawed. Independent analyses suggest the legislation, which Trump has enthusiastically backed, would increase the ranks of uninsured by 24 million over the next decade.

      Jane Norris, a spokeswoman for the health agency who said she also attended the meeting, said The Times’ account was “completely false.”

      “The assertion that Administrator Verma offered to fund the CSR in exchange for support for legislation is preposterous,” she said. “What she said at the. meeting in April was that no decisions had been made about CSRs.”

      A group of senior Democrats has asked for additional information about the meeting.

      The Senate voted to debate Obamacare. but Republicans failed to pass the first proposal to overhaul the plan. Conservatives are coming to the defense of Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions. who was publicly criticized by President Trump. Southern California home prices have hit record highs — and they keep climbing. Footage of a Hollywood street vendor being attacked has drawn public ire.

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      The Senate voted to debate Obamacare. but Republicans failed to pass the first proposal to overhaul the plan. Conservatives are coming to the defense of Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions. who was publicly criticized by President Trump. Southern California home prices have hit record highs — and they keep climbing. Footage of a Hollywood street vendor being attacked has drawn public ire.

      CREDITS: KTLA / KTLA, AP Photo, EPA, TNS US NEWS / Getty Images, Los Angeles Times / KTLA, photography by Francine Orr

      The Senate voted to debate Obamacare. but Republicans failed to pass the first proposal to overhaul the plan. Conservatives are coming to the defense of Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions. who was publicly criticized by President Trump. Southern California home prices have hit record highs — and they keep climbing. Footage of a Hollywood street vendor being attacked has drawn public ire.

      CREDITS: KTLA / KTLA, AP Photo, EPA, TNS US NEWS / Getty Images, Los Angeles Times / KTLA, photography by Francine Orr

      The Senate voted to debate Obamacare. but Republicans failed to pass the first proposal to overhaul the plan. Conservatives are coming to the defense of Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions. who was publicly criticized by President Trump. Southern California home prices have hit record highs — and they keep climbing. Footage of a Hollywood street vendor being attacked has drawn public ire.

      CREDITS: KTLA / KTLA, AP Photo, EPA, TNS US NEWS / Getty Images, Los Angeles Times / KTLA, photography by Francine Orr

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      PCI-DSS Compliance Defined #member #responsibilities, #network #access #policy, #compliant,pci-dss #compliance,data #security #standards, #information #security #standards, #payment #card #industry, #network, #gramm-leach-bliley #act, #personal #identity #information #pci #dss, #qsa, #ped, #pin, #breach, #level #1, #saq #2.1,


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      PCI DSS Compliance What should I do?

      About PCI DSS Compliance Requirements

      PCI DSS was created by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, and is comprised of American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. They have recently updated their global PCI compliance policies to protect cardholder data. As a result of increased credit card fraud, the Security Standards Council has modernized the PCI compliance standards in an effort to obstruct and prevent further theft of personal information, hence PCI DSS. The new PCI compliance requirements are strictly enforced by the payment card brands to all merchants who transmit, store, or process credit card information. Click here for more information about all PCI DSS and making your website PCI compliant.

      PCI DSS Standards

      PCI DSS apply to merchants, manufacturers of PIN entry terminals, and the software used to store, process, and/or transmit cardholder data.

      PCI DSS. All merchants who store, process, and/or transmit cardholder data must comply with the standards.

      The new PCI compliance regulations were developed to meet the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council s goals to help thwart the theft of sensitive cardholder information. The main goals of PCI DSS 1.2:

      1. Build and Maintain a Secure Network that is PCI compliant
      2. Protect Cardholder Data
      3. Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
      4. Implement Strong Access Control Measures
      5. Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
      6. Maintain an Information Security Policy

      Goal 1: Build and Maintain a Secure Network

      1.1 Requirement: All merchants must protect cardholder information by installing a firewall and router system. Installing a firewall system provides control over who can access an organization s network and a router is a device that connects networks, and is therefore, PCI compliant.

      Program the standards of firewall and router to:

      1. Perform testing when configurations change
      2. Identify all connections to cardholder information
      3. Review configuration rules every six months

      Configure firewall to prohibit unauthorized access from networks and hosts and deny direct public access to any information about the cardholder. Additionally, install firewall software on all computers that access the organization s PCI compliance network.

      1.2 Requirement: Change all default passwords. Default passwords provided when first setting up software are discernible and can be easily discovered by hackers to access sensitive information.

      Goal 2: Protect Cardholder Data

      2.1 Requirement: Cardholder data is any personal information about the cardholder that is found on the payment card and can never be saved by a merchant – this includes preserving encrypted authentication data after authorization. Merchants can only display the maximum of the first six and last four digits of the primary account number (PAN). If merchant stores PAN, ensure that the data is secure by saving it in a cryptographic form.

      2.2 Requirement: It is required that all information is encrypted when transmitting the data across public networks, such as the Internet, to prevent criminals from stealing the personal information during the process.

      Goal 3: Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

      3.1 Requirement: Computer viruses make their way onto computer s many ways, but mainly through email and other online activities. The viruses compromise the security of personal cardholder information on a merchant s computer, and therefore anti-virus software must be present on all computers associated on the network.

      3.2 Requirement: In addition to anti-virus software, computers are also susceptible to a breech in the applications and systems installed on the computer. Merchants must install vendor-provided security patches within a month of their release to avoid exposing cardholder data. Security alert programs, scanning services, or software may be used signal the merchant of any vulnerable information.

      Goal 4: Implement Strong Access Control Measures

      4.1 Requirement: As a merchant, you must limit the accessibility of cardholder information. Install passwords and other security measurements to limit employee s access to cardholder data. Only employees who must access the information to complete their job are allowed to access the information.

      4.2 Requirement: In order to trace employee s activities when accessing sensitive information, assign each user an unreadable password used to access the cardholder data.

      4.3 Requirement: Monitor the physical access to cardholder data; do not allow unauthorized persons the opportunity to retrieve the information by securing printed information as well as digital. Destroy all out-dated cardholder information. Maintain a visitor log and save the log for at least three months.

      Goal 5: Regularly Monitor and Test Networks

      5.1 Requirement: Keep system activity logs that trace all activity and review daily. The information stored in the logs is useful in the event of a security breach to trace employee activities and locate the source of the violation. Record entries reflect at a minimum: the user, event, date and time, success or failure signal, source of the affected data and the system component.

      5.2 Requirement: Each quarter, use a wireless analyzer to check for wireless access points to prevent unauthorized access. Also, scan internal and external networks to identify any possible vulnerable areas in the system. Install software to recognize any modification by unauthorized personnel. Additionally, ensure that all IDS/IPS engines are up to date.

      Goal 6: Maintain an Information Security Policy

      Requirement: Establish a security policy that covers all PCI DSS compliance requirements and includes annual procedures to recognize any security breaches and day-to-day security policies. Perform background checks on potential employees and educate new and current employees about the new compliance regulations.

      How do I become PCI DSS compliant?

      To become a PCI compliant merchant, please fill out the first part of the self-assessment questionnaire found on the home page. This questionnaire consists of yes-or-no questions about your current processing service practices, and allows for flexibility depending on each individual business.

      PIN Entry Device Security Requirements (PCI PED)

      While these standards apply to the manufacturers of PIN devices, the PCI DSS mandates that all merchants be required to use a certified PED device. Insure all of you PIN entry devices are PCI compliant.

      Payment Application Data Security Standard (PCI PA-DSS)

      Merchants must install certified PCI compliant payment software on their terminal. These certified applications are installed to thwart cardholder data theft.

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      ACT Test Preparation – Practice Test Questions and Test Prep Tools #answer


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      Do your best on test day

      ACT offers additional ways for you to prepare for test day, including:

      • ACT Online Prep —The only program designed exclusively by ACT test development professionals.
      • The Official ACT Prep Guide —An ACT-authorized prep book, with three practice tests, each with an optional writing test.
      • Sample Test Questions —Practice questions to give you a taste of what to expect on the ACT test.

      Find more information about these resources and more below.

      Please note that ACT test preparation materials are copyrights and may not be copied or distributed without ACT’s prior written permission.

      Get free college prep tips and financial aid info texted to your phone!

      ACT proudly supports the Better Make Room movement, led by Civic Nation and the US Department of Education. Learn more about a free resource provided by Better Make Room that allows you to get information on everything you need to get to—and pay for—college, including:

      • ACT® test dates
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      General Test Tips

      • Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet .
      • Read the directions for each test carefully.
      • Read each question carefully.
      • Pace yourself—don’t spend too much time on a single passage or question.
      • Pay attention to the announcement of five minutes remaining on each test.
      • Use a soft-lead No. 2 pencil with a good eraser. Do not use a mechanical pencil or ink pen; if you do, your answer document cannot be scored accurately.
      • Answer the easy questions first, and then go back and answer the more difficult ones if you have time remaining on that test.
      • On difficult questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can, then make an educated guess among those remaining.
      • Answer every question. Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
      • If you complete a test before time is called, recheck your work on that test.
      • Mark your answers properly. Erase any mark completely and cleanly without smudging.
      • Do not mark or alter any ovals on a test or continue writing the essay after time has been called. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored.

      Multiple-Choice Tips

      English
      • Be aware of the writing style used in each passage.
      • Consider the elements of writing that are included in each underlined portion of the passage. Some questions will ask you to base your decision on some specific element of writing, such as the tone or emphasis the text should convey.
      • Be aware of questions with no underlined portions—that means you will be asked about a section of the passage or about the passage as a whole.
      • Examine each answer choice and determine how it differs from the others. Many of the questions in the test will involve more than one aspect of writing.
      • Determine the best answer. Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
      • Reread the sentence, using your selected answer.

      Mathematics
      • Read each question carefully to make sure you understand the type of answer required.
      • If you choose to use a calculator, be sure it is permitted, is working on test day, and has reliable batteries. Use your calculator wisely.
      • Solve the problem.
      • Locate your solution among the answer choices.
      • Make sure you answer the question asked.
      • Make sure your answer is reasonable.
      • Check your work.

      Reading
      • Read the passage(s) carefully.
      • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
      • Refer to the passage(s) when answering the questions.

      Science
      • Read the passage carefully.
      • Refer to the scientific information in the passage when answering the question.
      • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
      • Note conflicting viewpoints in some passages.

      • Review the latest information on permitted and prohibited calculators.
      • You are not required to use a calculator. All the problems can be solved without a calculator.
      • If you regularly use a calculator in your mathematics work, use one you’re familiar with when you take the mathematics test. Using a more powerful, but unfamiliar, calculator is not likely to give you an advantage over using the kind you normally use.

      Test Booklet Instructions

      The following instructions are printed on the cover of the multiple-choice test booklet. The instructions for the ACT writing test are different.

      This booklet contains tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. These tests measure skills and abilities highly related to high school course work and success in college. Calculators may be used on the mathematics test only.

      The questions in each test are numbered, and the suggested answers for each question are lettered. On the answer document, the rows of ovals are numbered to match the questions, and the ovals in each row are lettered to correspond to the suggested answers.

      For each question, first decide which answer is best. Next, locate on the answer document the row of ovals numbered the same as the question. Then, locate the oval in that row lettered the same as your answer. Finally, fill in the oval completely. Use a soft lead pencil and make your marks heavy and black. Do not use ink or a mechanical pencil.

      Mark only one answer to each question. If you change your mind about an answer, erase your first mark thoroughly before marking your new answer. For each question, make certain that you mark in the row of ovals with the same number as the question.

      Only responses marked on your answer document will be scored. Your score on each test will be based only on the number of questions you answer correctly during the time allowed for that test. You will not be penalized for guessing. It is to your advantage to answer every question even if you must guess.

      You may work on each test only when your test supervisor tells you to do so. If you finish a test before time is called for that test, you should use the time remaining to reconsider questions you are uncertain about in that test. You may not look back to a test on which time has already been called, and you may not go ahead to another test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

      Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called at the end of each test. You may not for any reason fill in or alter ovals for a test after time is called for that test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

      Do not fold or tear the pages of your test booklet.

      DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO.

      Writing Test Booklet Instructions

      The following instructions are printed on the cover of the writing test booklet.

      This is a test of your writing skills. You will have forty (40) minutes to read the prompt, plan your response, and write an essay in English. Before you begin working, read all material in this test booklet carefully to understand exactly what you are being asked to do.

      You will write your essay on the lined pages of the answer document provided. Your writing on those pages will be scored. You may use the unlined pages in this test booklet to plan your essay. Your work on these pages will not be scored.

      Your essay will be evaluated based on the evidence that it provides of your ability to:

      • analyze and evaluate multiple perspectives on a complex issue
      • state and develop your own perspective on the issue
      • explain and support your ideas with logical reasoning and detailed examples
      • clearly and logically organize your ideas in an essay
      • effectively communicate your ideas in standard written English

      Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called.

      DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.



      Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers #crossword #answers


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      Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers
      sample 1

      60 Math questions. with answers and detailed solutions. similar to the questions in the ACT math test. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

      1. 4 x 10 -5 =
        A) – 40,000
        B) – 200
        C) 0.0004
        D) 0.00004
        E) 0.20

      2. Which of the following is equivalent to (x)(x)(x)(x 3 ), for all x?
        A) 4x
        B) 6x
        C) x 6
        D) 4x 6
        E) 4x 4

      3. There are 15 balls in a box: 8 balls are green, 4 are blue and 3 are white. Then 1 green and 1 blue balls are taken from the box and put away. What is the probability that a blue ball is selected at random from the box?
        A) 3/13
        B) 4/15
        C) 3/15
        D) 4/13
        E) 2/13
      4. The length of a rectangle is 3 times its width. If the width of the rectangle is 5 inches, what is the rectangle’s area, in square inches?
        A) 15
        B) 20
        C) 30
        D) 75
        E) 40

        For all x 2, (2x 2 + 2x – 12) / (x – 2) simplifies to
        A) 2(x – 2)
        B) x + 3
        C) 2(x + 3)(x – 2)
        D) x – 2
        E) 2(x + 3)

      5. If the hypotenuse of a right triangle is 10 inches long and one of its legs is 5 inches long, how long is the other leg?
        A) 5
        B) 5 3
        C) 5 5
        D) 75
        E) 10 – 5
      6. In the standard (x,y) coordinate plane, the graph of (x + 3) 2 + (y + 5) 2 = 16 is a circle. What is the circumference of the circle, expressed in coordinate units?
        A) 4
        B) 5
        C) 3
        D) 8
        E) 25
      7. How many solutions are there to the equation x 2 – 7 = 0?
        A) 1
        B) 2
        C) 4
        D) 7
        E) 14
      8. A circle with center (4,-5) is tangent to the y-axis in the standard (x,y) coordinate plane. What is the radius of this circle?
        A) 4
        B) 5
        C) (41)
        D) 16
        E) 25
      9. Angle A is an acute angle and sin(A) = 11/14. What is the value of cos(A)?
        A) 3/14
        B) 3 / 14
        C) 5 3 / 14
        D) (3/14)
        E) 5/14

      10. What are the values of a and b. if any, where – a|b + 4| 0.
        A) a 0 and b -4
        B) a 0 and b 4
        C) a 0 and b -4
        D) a 0 and b -4
        E) a 0 and b -4
      11. In a shipment of televisions, 1/50 of the televisions are defective. What is the ratio of defective to non defective televisions?
        A) 1/200
        B) 1/50
        C) 1/49
        D) 49/1
        E) 50/1
      12. Which of the following is divisible (with no remainder) by 4?
        A) 214133
        B) 510056
        C) 322569
        D) 952217
        E) 214395
      13. A particle travels 1 x 10 6 meters per second in a straight line for 5 x 10 -6 seconds. How many meters has it traveled?
        A) 2 x 10 11
        B) 5 x 10 12
        C) 5 x 10 -12
        D) 5
        E) 5 x 10 -36
      14. The length of sides AB and AC in the triangle below are equal. What is the measure of angle A?

        A) 70 o
        B) 55 o
        C) 40 o
        D) 110 o
        E) 20 o

      15. In the figure below ABC is an equilateral triangle. AH is perpendicular to BC and has a length of 2 3 inches. What is the area, in square inches, of triangle ABC.

        A) 12
        B) 2 3
        C) 4 3
        D) 8 3
        E) cannot be determined from the given information

      16. If 8y = 3x – 11, then x =
        A) (88/3) y
        B) (8/3) y + 11
        C) (8/3) y – 11
        D) (8y – 11)/3
        E) (8y + 11)/3
      17. Which of the statements describes the solution set for -2(x + 8) = -2x + 20?
        A) x = – 2 only
        B) x = 0 only
        C) x = 20 only
        D) There are no solution for this equation.
        E) All real numbers are solutions of this equation.
      18. When graphed in the (x,y) coordinate plane, at what point do the lines 2x + 3y = 5 and x = -2 intersect?
        A) (-2,0)
        B) (-2,5)
        C) (0,5/3)
        D) (0,5)
        E) (-2,3)
      19. The area of a trapezoid is 0.5 h (b1 + b2), where h is the altitude, and b1 and b2 are the lengths of the parallel bases. If a trapezoid has an altitude of 15 inches, an area of 105 square inches, and one of the bases 22 inches, what is the perimeter, in inches, of the trapezoid?
        A) 8
        B) 45
        C) 60
        D) 30
        E) This trapezoid does not exist.
      20. If you drove at average speed of 66 miles per hour, what distance, in miles, did you drive in 99 minutes?
        A) 1.5
        B) 0.7
        C) 65.34
        D) 108.9
        E) 150
      21. If x and y are any real numbers such that 0 x 2 y. which of these must be true?
        A) x (xy)/2 y
        B) 0 xy 2x
        C) x xy 2
        D) 0 xy 2
        E) xy y
      22. In the right triangle ABC below, what is the cosine of angle A?
      23. The graph of y = 2/(x – 3) is shown below

        Among the following, which is the best possible graphical representation of y = -2/|x – 3|

        .

      24. What is the slope of the line
        4x = -3y + 8
        A) 4
        B) -3/4
        C) -4/3
        D) 2
        E) 8
      25. In the figure below, B is on AD. BAC and ACB measure 26� and 131� respectively. What is the measure of CBD?

        .

      26. Which of the following is equal to 45
        A) 15
        B) 5 3
        C) 9 5
        D) 3 5
        E) 3


      27. ACT WorkKeys – Job Skills Test for Employers and Career Seekers #job #interview #answers


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        WorkKeys

        Educators

        Using WorkKeys in your classroom

        If students are going to be adequately prepared for the workforce, they need to understand the requirements for jobs they are considering. WorkKeys helps students determine the skill levels required for various jobs.

        An increasing number of states are recognizing the importance of statewide WorkKeys testing, reexamining state standards and the content taught in high school to ensure that they focus on college and career readiness skills. The ACT ® test and WorkKeys assessments are recognized as the leading educational assessments for use in statewide testing.

        States Using the ACT and WorkKeys

        Alaska
        Public high school juniors take WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information under a program called Alaska Career Ready. The goal of Alaska Career Ready is to provide families with a free resource that helps them prepare their students for the world of work. Students are eligible to earn the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

        Michigan
        High school juniors take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), which includes state-developed tests, the five tests in the ACT with writing, and the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

        North Dakota
        High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

        Wyoming
        High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. The cost for either set of assessments for all students is paid by the state. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

        Workforce Developers

        Partnering for a stronger workforce

        Business executives and economic development consultants work to identify the best locations for expansion and relocation. The availability of skilled labor is a critical factor in making these decisions.

        A growing number of states, communities, and organizations are choosing WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as the foundation for career readiness initiatives that energize their economic development and workforce strategies.

        Together WorkKeys and the NCRC help communities and economic developers:

        • Encourage businesses to stay in the community
        • Increase the tax base through more profitable business partners
        • Decrease unemployment rates
        • Improve the quality of life for community residents
        • Provide focused education and training to meet both individual and organization goals

        Learn more about the NCRC

        Industry Associations

        ACT partners with associations and advocacy organizations representing the needs of industry sectors to develop national skills credentialing systems.

        Using WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as a foundation, industries can build credentialing systems, such as the Manufacturing Skills Certification System, that promote career pathways. After this, ACT research tools and analytic expertise can help inform ongoing skills development. This allows individuals to match their career development with evolving workplace needs.

        The Manufacturing Institute

        The National Career Readiness Certificate is the world-class market leader in ensuring young adults are equipped with the basic academic skills necessary to pursue additional education, training, and employment in the manufacturing industry. The partnership between the NAM and ACT is critically important to begin addressing the workforce crisis.

        Emily Stover DeRocco, former president of The Manufacturing Institute and senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers.

        The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

        The WorkKeys assessments ACT has built and refined over almost 20 years of solid research in the workplace will help indicate that our trainees are ready and able to succeed. The assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate provide a consistent measure of skill levels and help identify specific training needs.

        —Don Whyte, NCCER president

        The Center for Energy Workforce Development

        It is imperative that we understand what it will take to get potential candidates properly trained and ready to move into entry-level positions as quickly as possible. ACT’s workforce development solutions, including WorkKeys assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate, as well as their international reputation as a data-driven assessment firm, makes them an ideal partner for CEWD as we begin the process of building tomorrow’s energy workforce.

        —Ann Randazzo, CEWD executive director

        Partner with ACT

        ACT workforce development solutions match any industry competency model.

        Contact us to learn how partnering with ACT can help you prepare individuals to build career pathways in your industry.



        Treating Drug Addiction – What To Do If You Learn You Have An – Addict in the Family #treating #drug #addiction, #addict #in #the #family, #drug #addict, #drug #addiction, #addiction #to #drugs, #heroin #addiction, #methadone #treatment, #opiate #addiction, #opiate #dependence, #painkiller #addiction, #painkiller #dependence, #dependence #versus #addiction, #treatment, #treatment #options, #common #sense #for #drug #policy, #drug #war, #drug #policy, #oxycontin, #oxycontin #hysteria, #oxy, #oxy #hysteria, #oxycontin #information, #drug #control #policy, #drug #control #policy #news, #drug #control, #drug #control #policy, #national #drug #control #policy, #international #drug #control #policy, #drug #war #facts, #drug #policy, #drug #war, #illicit #drugs, #drug #use, #illegal #drug #use, #illegal #drug #addiction, #drug #abuse, #drug #policy, #drug #abuse #policy, #common #sense #for #drug #policy, #kevin #zeese, #kevin #b #zeese, #robert #field, #mike #gray, #melvin #allen, #doug #mcvay, #oxycontin, #oxy, #oxycontin, #oxy #con #job, #ondcp, #drug #control #policy, #antidrug #media #campaign, #ondcp #ad #campaign, #national #federation #of #parents #for #a #drug #free #youth, #ondcp #media #campaign, #just #say #no, #this #is #your #brain #on #drugs, #drug #addiction, #drug #use, #addict #in #the #family, #drug, #drugs, #drug #war, #drug #war, #war #on #drugs, #harm #reduction, #reform, #needle #exchange, #media, #medical, #pharmaceutical, #decriminalization, #legalization, #prohibition, #drug #abuse, #politics, #law, #crime, #methadone, #adolescent, #pre-natal, #pregnancy, #heroin #maintenance, #black #market, #hiv, #aids, #hepatitis, #hepatitis-c, #dea, #drug #enforcement #agency, #australia, #methadone #clinics, #oxycontin, #methadone, #buprenorphine, #opiates, #opiate #addiction, #addict #in #the #family, #oxy, #oxycontin #addiction, #methadone #treatment, #opiate #treatment, #controlled #substances #act


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        Addict In The Family

        So, you have just found out that a family member or close friend is a heroin addict. It may come as quite a shock. It may also explain a lot of unusual observations over a long period.

        This may happen by chance or when suspicious goings on are looked into. After following some initial clues, investigations by a parent or other loved-one may reveal the evidence. This might include the actual drugs or drug-using equipment such as a smoking bong, needle, syringe, tourniquet, sterile water containers or a burned spoon, foils or spent rubber caps. Alternatively, it may occur in the context of a crisis such as an overdose, serious legal charge or the discovery of medical problems such as thrombosis, HIV or hepatitis.

        In yet another scenario, the drug user may just come out and say, ‘Look, I’m a junkie! Please take me as I am. I am sorry for all the trouble I have caused and I want to give it another try.’

        Loved-ones often overlook the evidence of drug use. They may ascribe things to ‘a difficult time’, nerves, growing pains, work troubles, illness or other more palatable shortcomings.

        The discovery of unequivocal proof of drug use may be devastating. Reactions vary from rejection and hostility to even further denial of the problem. With time, patience and understanding, most of these tensions can be overcome and previous harmonious relationships restored and even improved.

        The majority of addicts by this stage have deceived people around them and some have committed robberies or other schemes to generate income for drugs. Few of them are proud of it, but some try to justify such behaviour. Society, they say, has placed them in the untenable position of being addicted to a drug which is illegal.

        A Classification of Common Psychoactive Drugs
        Common Names in Parentheses

        Relaxants Depressants

        • di-acetyl morphine heroin
        • morphine MS Contin
        • pethidine US demerol
        • monoacetyl morphine ‘home-bake’
        • dextromoramide Palfium
        • oxycodone Endone
        • buprenorphine Temgesic
        • methadone Physeptone
        • pentazocine Fortral
        • propoxyphene Doloxene
        • codeine phosphate
        • dihydrocodeine
        • diphenoxylate Lomotil
        • poppy seeds
        • lysergic acid diethylamide ‘LSD’
        • magic mushrooms
        • mescalin peyote cactus
        • alcohol
        • benodiazepines
        • methaqualone, barbiturates
        • cannabis leaf, hashish resin
        • amphetamine
        • methamphetamine
        • methyl phenydate Ritalin
        • methylene dioxymethamphetamine ‘ecstasy’
        • ephedrine
        • pseudo-ephedrine
        • cocaine
        • crack free-base cocaine
        • nicotine
        • caffeine
        • betel nut
        • coca leaf

        A small number of addicts first received narcotics in the context of medical or dental treatment. Finding the medical profession unable to treat their addiction, they may have moved to illicit drugs.

        The commonest illicit narcotics in Sydney are heroin and black market methadone. In Western Australia and New Zealand ‘homebake’ is most commonly found. Raw opium is popular in India while brown impure heroin is found in Russia. In Poland, a codeine based mixture called ‘compot’ is the most frequently used opioid. For discussion and explanation of individual drug categories, see appendix at the end of this book.

        It is important not to tell too many people about someone’s addiction. Number one, they may not understand, and secondly it may be none of their business. The stigma is very hard to lose with some people who have fixed ideas about addiction. One reason for this is the poor results from previous approaches to treatment with the experience of repeated relapses to drug or alcohol use. Modern enlightened therapy is more likely to result in an integrated patient much earlier than traditional approaches which often emphasise segregation for extended periods.

        Doctors use numerous euphemisms for drug addiction. One common term for a heroin addict is an intravenous drug user IVDU although this term may also be applied to users of other injected drugs such as amphetamine and cocaine. Other terms used in medical classification are ‘nervous disorder’, ‘substance abuse’, ‘chemical dependency’, ‘morphinism’ and ‘compulsive self medication’. The legal terms ‘self administration’, ‘possession’, ‘narcotic trafficking’, ‘personal use’, and the like all have certain definitions in different jurisdictions.

        The old term ‘nervous breakdown’ is not a single medical diagnosis, but is used by some to mean a temporary inability to function due to psychiatric illness. Such conditions include depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, schizophrenia, alcoholism and drug addiction. These may have their origins in disorders as varied as migraine, stroke or shingles.

        Heroin addicts should always be frank with their own doctor about what drugs they are using. Drug addiction itself is a treatable condition and its complications may also require medical intervention. The physician should know the full drug history, social circumstances and previous interventions. An examination and pathology testing will reveal important information about suitability for treatment, work or travel. It will also help with the prognosis of infectious diseases.

        All doctors are familiar with of the nature of narcotic use and its medical consequences. A small number may be unsympathetic and judgemental. Another group will simply be unfamiliar with drug addiction or its treatment since, until recently, this has not been covered in the medical course. Most doctors are open minded and willing to learn. They also have access to drug and alcohol specialist services and will be guided by their advice.

        The answer to this question is simpler than it may appear. One should behave exactly as one would on learning of any other serious problem involving a loved one. Just as if the person had diabetes, angina or HIV, it is important not to panic. Try not to judge, even if you have been hurt. The addicted person probably also hurts for previous transgressions. Learn what you can about the condition. When seeking expert help, be aware that this is a field where there are a lot of self-styled ‘experts’. Trained addiction specialists are attached to most large hospitals and most psychiatrists are also familiar with this area.

        It is often helpful for relatives or loved ones to attend such a specialist, counsellor or self help group together with the addicted person. This gives an important opportunity for associates to assess the nature and quality of the treatment being considered. They can ventilate any misgivings with the parties involved and ask questions. It should also give them confidence in treatment directions and how they can help to assist in these efforts.

        There are self-help groups for family members. Nar-Anon and Al-Anon members’ lives have been affected by drugs and alcohol abuse of others. They use each other’s experiences to gain strength and resolve by example and faith. While these groups follow abstinence orientated philosophies, there are equally genuine groups supporting ‘harm minimisation’ philosophies ie. accepting continued use of drugs in a more controlled manner . Methadone support groups and ‘controlled drinking’ or smoking are further examples of this.

        Help for family members is also to be had from the local doctor. There are also many pharmacists who are familiar with this field. Drug and alcohol counsellors may be found at some community care centres.

        It is best for relatives and others who are close to the addict not to offer advice, however tempting it may be. In our effort to understand, it is best to offer support and sympathy, even when these do not come readily. If circumstances are such that this is not possible at the time, it is best to be frank about one’s feelings, but still to leave the way open for future reconciliation.

        Do not worsen the situation by giving money which could be used for drugs. If possible, offer assistance with transport, bills or arrangements which are documented to be for treatment purposes, and always pay by non-negotiable cheque or credit card authority.

        Do not be enticed into debates about whether abstinence is the best philosophy. Each type of treatment is ‘correct’ for the right person at the right time. Equally unrewarding are arguments about why someone originally used drugs or what made them relapse on this occasion.

        How To Help A Heroin Addict In The Family



        Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT – 60 Questions #answers #to #riddles


        #math questions and answers

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        Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT 60 Questions

        If you want a chance to flex your ACT math muscles, you can try this practice test. The test covers algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions are modeled from questions off the latest ACT test. Complete this test, take it seriously, and you re sure to be much more at ease on exam day.

        In order to best simulate real exam conditions, you should do the following:

        Sit where you won t be interrupted or tempted to pick up the TV remote or your phone.

        Use the answer sheet provided to practice filling in the dots.

        Set your timer for 60 minutes.

        Check your work as you go.

        Avoid taking breaks during the test.

        Here are links for PDF files that you may download for ACT Practice Test 1:

        You should go through the answer explanations to all the questions, not just the ones that you missed, because you ll find lots of good info that may help you later on.

        Time: 60 minutes for 60 questions

        Directions: Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question, and then shade in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet.



        ACT Test Preparation – Practice Test Questions and Test Prep Tools #psychology #questions #and #answers


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        Do your best on test day

        ACT offers additional ways for you to prepare for test day, including:

        • ACT Online Prep —The only program designed exclusively by ACT test development professionals.
        • The Official ACT Prep Guide —An ACT-authorized prep book, with three practice tests, each with an optional writing test.
        • Sample Test Questions —Practice questions to give you a taste of what to expect on the ACT test.

        Find more information about these resources and more below.

        Please note that ACT test preparation materials are copyrights and may not be copied or distributed without ACT’s prior written permission.

        Get free college prep tips and financial aid info texted to your phone!

        ACT proudly supports the Better Make Room movement, led by Civic Nation and the US Department of Education. Learn more about a free resource provided by Better Make Room that allows you to get information on everything you need to get to—and pay for—college, including:

        • ACT® test dates
        • Deadline reminders
        • College prep checklists
        • College search and application tips
        • Advice on getting scholarships and student aid

        General Test Tips

        • Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet .
        • Read the directions for each test carefully.
        • Read each question carefully.
        • Pace yourself—don’t spend too much time on a single passage or question.
        • Pay attention to the announcement of five minutes remaining on each test.
        • Use a soft-lead No. 2 pencil with a good eraser. Do not use a mechanical pencil or ink pen; if you do, your answer document cannot be scored accurately.
        • Answer the easy questions first, and then go back and answer the more difficult ones if you have time remaining on that test.
        • On difficult questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can, then make an educated guess among those remaining.
        • Answer every question. Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
        • If you complete a test before time is called, recheck your work on that test.
        • Mark your answers properly. Erase any mark completely and cleanly without smudging.
        • Do not mark or alter any ovals on a test or continue writing the essay after time has been called. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored.

        Multiple-Choice Tips

        English
        • Be aware of the writing style used in each passage.
        • Consider the elements of writing that are included in each underlined portion of the passage. Some questions will ask you to base your decision on some specific element of writing, such as the tone or emphasis the text should convey.
        • Be aware of questions with no underlined portions—that means you will be asked about a section of the passage or about the passage as a whole.
        • Examine each answer choice and determine how it differs from the others. Many of the questions in the test will involve more than one aspect of writing.
        • Determine the best answer. Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
        • Reread the sentence, using your selected answer.

        Mathematics
        • Read each question carefully to make sure you understand the type of answer required.
        • If you choose to use a calculator, be sure it is permitted, is working on test day, and has reliable batteries. Use your calculator wisely.
        • Solve the problem.
        • Locate your solution among the answer choices.
        • Make sure you answer the question asked.
        • Make sure your answer is reasonable.
        • Check your work.

        Reading
        • Read the passage(s) carefully.
        • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
        • Refer to the passage(s) when answering the questions.

        Science
        • Read the passage carefully.
        • Refer to the scientific information in the passage when answering the question.
        • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
        • Note conflicting viewpoints in some passages.

        • Review the latest information on permitted and prohibited calculators.
        • You are not required to use a calculator. All the problems can be solved without a calculator.
        • If you regularly use a calculator in your mathematics work, use one you’re familiar with when you take the mathematics test. Using a more powerful, but unfamiliar, calculator is not likely to give you an advantage over using the kind you normally use.

        Test Booklet Instructions

        The following instructions are printed on the cover of the multiple-choice test booklet. The instructions for the ACT writing test are different.

        This booklet contains tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. These tests measure skills and abilities highly related to high school course work and success in college. Calculators may be used on the mathematics test only.

        The questions in each test are numbered, and the suggested answers for each question are lettered. On the answer document, the rows of ovals are numbered to match the questions, and the ovals in each row are lettered to correspond to the suggested answers.

        For each question, first decide which answer is best. Next, locate on the answer document the row of ovals numbered the same as the question. Then, locate the oval in that row lettered the same as your answer. Finally, fill in the oval completely. Use a soft lead pencil and make your marks heavy and black. Do not use ink or a mechanical pencil.

        Mark only one answer to each question. If you change your mind about an answer, erase your first mark thoroughly before marking your new answer. For each question, make certain that you mark in the row of ovals with the same number as the question.

        Only responses marked on your answer document will be scored. Your score on each test will be based only on the number of questions you answer correctly during the time allowed for that test. You will not be penalized for guessing. It is to your advantage to answer every question even if you must guess.

        You may work on each test only when your test supervisor tells you to do so. If you finish a test before time is called for that test, you should use the time remaining to reconsider questions you are uncertain about in that test. You may not look back to a test on which time has already been called, and you may not go ahead to another test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

        Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called at the end of each test. You may not for any reason fill in or alter ovals for a test after time is called for that test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

        Do not fold or tear the pages of your test booklet.

        DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO.

        Writing Test Booklet Instructions

        The following instructions are printed on the cover of the writing test booklet.

        This is a test of your writing skills. You will have forty (40) minutes to read the prompt, plan your response, and write an essay in English. Before you begin working, read all material in this test booklet carefully to understand exactly what you are being asked to do.

        You will write your essay on the lined pages of the answer document provided. Your writing on those pages will be scored. You may use the unlined pages in this test booklet to plan your essay. Your work on these pages will not be scored.

        Your essay will be evaluated based on the evidence that it provides of your ability to:

        • analyze and evaluate multiple perspectives on a complex issue
        • state and develop your own perspective on the issue
        • explain and support your ideas with logical reasoning and detailed examples
        • clearly and logically organize your ideas in an essay
        • effectively communicate your ideas in standard written English

        Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called.

        DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.



        Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers #answers #to #homework


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        Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers
        sample 1

        60 Math questions. with answers and detailed solutions. similar to the questions in the ACT math test. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

        1. 4 x 10 -5 =
          A) – 40,000
          B) – 200
          C) 0.0004
          D) 0.00004
          E) 0.20

        2. Which of the following is equivalent to (x)(x)(x)(x 3 ), for all x?
          A) 4x
          B) 6x
          C) x 6
          D) 4x 6
          E) 4x 4

        3. There are 15 balls in a box: 8 balls are green, 4 are blue and 3 are white. Then 1 green and 1 blue balls are taken from the box and put away. What is the probability that a blue ball is selected at random from the box?
          A) 3/13
          B) 4/15
          C) 3/15
          D) 4/13
          E) 2/13
        4. The length of a rectangle is 3 times its width. If the width of the rectangle is 5 inches, what is the rectangle’s area, in square inches?
          A) 15
          B) 20
          C) 30
          D) 75
          E) 40

          For all x 2, (2x 2 + 2x – 12) / (x – 2) simplifies to
          A) 2(x – 2)
          B) x + 3
          C) 2(x + 3)(x – 2)
          D) x – 2
          E) 2(x + 3)

        5. If the hypotenuse of a right triangle is 10 inches long and one of its legs is 5 inches long, how long is the other leg?
          A) 5
          B) 5 3
          C) 5 5
          D) 75
          E) 10 – 5
        6. In the standard (x,y) coordinate plane, the graph of (x + 3) 2 + (y + 5) 2 = 16 is a circle. What is the circumference of the circle, expressed in coordinate units?
          A) 4
          B) 5
          C) 3
          D) 8
          E) 25
        7. How many solutions are there to the equation x 2 – 7 = 0?
          A) 1
          B) 2
          C) 4
          D) 7
          E) 14
        8. A circle with center (4,-5) is tangent to the y-axis in the standard (x,y) coordinate plane. What is the radius of this circle?
          A) 4
          B) 5
          C) (41)
          D) 16
          E) 25
        9. Angle A is an acute angle and sin(A) = 11/14. What is the value of cos(A)?
          A) 3/14
          B) 3 / 14
          C) 5 3 / 14
          D) (3/14)
          E) 5/14

        10. What are the values of a and b. if any, where – a|b + 4| 0.
          A) a 0 and b -4
          B) a 0 and b 4
          C) a 0 and b -4
          D) a 0 and b -4
          E) a 0 and b -4
        11. In a shipment of televisions, 1/50 of the televisions are defective. What is the ratio of defective to non defective televisions?
          A) 1/200
          B) 1/50
          C) 1/49
          D) 49/1
          E) 50/1
        12. Which of the following is divisible (with no remainder) by 4?
          A) 214133
          B) 510056
          C) 322569
          D) 952217
          E) 214395
        13. A particle travels 1 x 10 6 meters per second in a straight line for 5 x 10 -6 seconds. How many meters has it traveled?
          A) 2 x 10 11
          B) 5 x 10 12
          C) 5 x 10 -12
          D) 5
          E) 5 x 10 -36
        14. The length of sides AB and AC in the triangle below are equal. What is the measure of angle A?

          A) 70 o
          B) 55 o
          C) 40 o
          D) 110 o
          E) 20 o

        15. In the figure below ABC is an equilateral triangle. AH is perpendicular to BC and has a length of 2 3 inches. What is the area, in square inches, of triangle ABC.

          A) 12
          B) 2 3
          C) 4 3
          D) 8 3
          E) cannot be determined from the given information

        16. If 8y = 3x – 11, then x =
          A) (88/3) y
          B) (8/3) y + 11
          C) (8/3) y – 11
          D) (8y – 11)/3
          E) (8y + 11)/3
        17. Which of the statements describes the solution set for -2(x + 8) = -2x + 20?
          A) x = – 2 only
          B) x = 0 only
          C) x = 20 only
          D) There are no solution for this equation.
          E) All real numbers are solutions of this equation.
        18. When graphed in the (x,y) coordinate plane, at what point do the lines 2x + 3y = 5 and x = -2 intersect?
          A) (-2,0)
          B) (-2,5)
          C) (0,5/3)
          D) (0,5)
          E) (-2,3)
        19. The area of a trapezoid is 0.5 h (b1 + b2), where h is the altitude, and b1 and b2 are the lengths of the parallel bases. If a trapezoid has an altitude of 15 inches, an area of 105 square inches, and one of the bases 22 inches, what is the perimeter, in inches, of the trapezoid?
          A) 8
          B) 45
          C) 60
          D) 30
          E) This trapezoid does not exist.
        20. If you drove at average speed of 66 miles per hour, what distance, in miles, did you drive in 99 minutes?
          A) 1.5
          B) 0.7
          C) 65.34
          D) 108.9
          E) 150
        21. If x and y are any real numbers such that 0 x 2 y. which of these must be true?
          A) x (xy)/2 y
          B) 0 xy 2x
          C) x xy 2
          D) 0 xy 2
          E) xy y
        22. In the right triangle ABC below, what is the cosine of angle A?
        23. The graph of y = 2/(x – 3) is shown below

          Among the following, which is the best possible graphical representation of y = -2/|x – 3|

          .

        24. What is the slope of the line
          4x = -3y + 8
          A) 4
          B) -3/4
          C) -4/3
          D) 2
          E) 8
        25. In the figure below, B is on AD. BAC and ACB measure 26� and 131� respectively. What is the measure of CBD?

          .

        26. Which of the following is equal to 45
          A) 15
          B) 5 3
          C) 9 5
          D) 3 5
          E) 3


        27. ACT WorkKeys – Job Skills Test for Employers and Career Seekers #daily #trivia #answers


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          WorkKeys

          Educators

          Using WorkKeys in your classroom

          If students are going to be adequately prepared for the workforce, they need to understand the requirements for jobs they are considering. WorkKeys helps students determine the skill levels required for various jobs.

          An increasing number of states are recognizing the importance of statewide WorkKeys testing, reexamining state standards and the content taught in high school to ensure that they focus on college and career readiness skills. The ACT ® test and WorkKeys assessments are recognized as the leading educational assessments for use in statewide testing.

          States Using the ACT and WorkKeys

          Alaska
          Public high school juniors take WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information under a program called Alaska Career Ready. The goal of Alaska Career Ready is to provide families with a free resource that helps them prepare their students for the world of work. Students are eligible to earn the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

          Michigan
          High school juniors take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), which includes state-developed tests, the five tests in the ACT with writing, and the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

          North Dakota
          High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

          Wyoming
          High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. The cost for either set of assessments for all students is paid by the state. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

          Workforce Developers

          Partnering for a stronger workforce

          Business executives and economic development consultants work to identify the best locations for expansion and relocation. The availability of skilled labor is a critical factor in making these decisions.

          A growing number of states, communities, and organizations are choosing WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as the foundation for career readiness initiatives that energize their economic development and workforce strategies.

          Together WorkKeys and the NCRC help communities and economic developers:

          • Encourage businesses to stay in the community
          • Increase the tax base through more profitable business partners
          • Decrease unemployment rates
          • Improve the quality of life for community residents
          • Provide focused education and training to meet both individual and organization goals

          Learn more about the NCRC

          Industry Associations

          ACT partners with associations and advocacy organizations representing the needs of industry sectors to develop national skills credentialing systems.

          Using WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as a foundation, industries can build credentialing systems, such as the Manufacturing Skills Certification System, that promote career pathways. After this, ACT research tools and analytic expertise can help inform ongoing skills development. This allows individuals to match their career development with evolving workplace needs.

          The Manufacturing Institute

          The National Career Readiness Certificate is the world-class market leader in ensuring young adults are equipped with the basic academic skills necessary to pursue additional education, training, and employment in the manufacturing industry. The partnership between the NAM and ACT is critically important to begin addressing the workforce crisis.

          Emily Stover DeRocco, former president of The Manufacturing Institute and senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers.

          The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

          The WorkKeys assessments ACT has built and refined over almost 20 years of solid research in the workplace will help indicate that our trainees are ready and able to succeed. The assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate provide a consistent measure of skill levels and help identify specific training needs.

          —Don Whyte, NCCER president

          The Center for Energy Workforce Development

          It is imperative that we understand what it will take to get potential candidates properly trained and ready to move into entry-level positions as quickly as possible. ACT’s workforce development solutions, including WorkKeys assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate, as well as their international reputation as a data-driven assessment firm, makes them an ideal partner for CEWD as we begin the process of building tomorrow’s energy workforce.

          —Ann Randazzo, CEWD executive director

          Partner with ACT

          ACT workforce development solutions match any industry competency model.

          Contact us to learn how partnering with ACT can help you prepare individuals to build career pathways in your industry.



          Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT – 60 Questions #answers #to #homework


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          Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT 60 Questions

          If you want a chance to flex your ACT math muscles, you can try this practice test. The test covers algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions are modeled from questions off the latest ACT test. Complete this test, take it seriously, and you re sure to be much more at ease on exam day.

          In order to best simulate real exam conditions, you should do the following:

          Sit where you won t be interrupted or tempted to pick up the TV remote or your phone.

          Use the answer sheet provided to practice filling in the dots.

          Set your timer for 60 minutes.

          Check your work as you go.

          Avoid taking breaks during the test.

          Here are links for PDF files that you may download for ACT Practice Test 1:

          You should go through the answer explanations to all the questions, not just the ones that you missed, because you ll find lots of good info that may help you later on.

          Time: 60 minutes for 60 questions

          Directions: Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question, and then shade in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet.



          ACT Test Preparation – Practice Test Questions and Test Prep Tools #trivia #questions #and #answers


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          Do your best on test day

          ACT offers additional ways for you to prepare for test day, including:

          • ACT Online Prep —The only program designed exclusively by ACT test development professionals.
          • The Official ACT Prep Guide —An ACT-authorized prep book, with three practice tests, each with an optional writing test.
          • Sample Test Questions —Practice questions to give you a taste of what to expect on the ACT test.

          Find more information about these resources and more below.

          Please note that ACT test preparation materials are copyrights and may not be copied or distributed without ACT’s prior written permission.

          Get free college prep tips and financial aid info texted to your phone!

          ACT proudly supports the Better Make Room movement, led by Civic Nation and the US Department of Education. Learn more about a free resource provided by Better Make Room that allows you to get information on everything you need to get to—and pay for—college, including:

          • ACT® test dates
          • Deadline reminders
          • College prep checklists
          • College search and application tips
          • Advice on getting scholarships and student aid

          General Test Tips

          • Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet .
          • Read the directions for each test carefully.
          • Read each question carefully.
          • Pace yourself—don’t spend too much time on a single passage or question.
          • Pay attention to the announcement of five minutes remaining on each test.
          • Use a soft-lead No. 2 pencil with a good eraser. Do not use a mechanical pencil or ink pen; if you do, your answer document cannot be scored accurately.
          • Answer the easy questions first, and then go back and answer the more difficult ones if you have time remaining on that test.
          • On difficult questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can, then make an educated guess among those remaining.
          • Answer every question. Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
          • If you complete a test before time is called, recheck your work on that test.
          • Mark your answers properly. Erase any mark completely and cleanly without smudging.
          • Do not mark or alter any ovals on a test or continue writing the essay after time has been called. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored.

          Multiple-Choice Tips

          English
          • Be aware of the writing style used in each passage.
          • Consider the elements of writing that are included in each underlined portion of the passage. Some questions will ask you to base your decision on some specific element of writing, such as the tone or emphasis the text should convey.
          • Be aware of questions with no underlined portions—that means you will be asked about a section of the passage or about the passage as a whole.
          • Examine each answer choice and determine how it differs from the others. Many of the questions in the test will involve more than one aspect of writing.
          • Determine the best answer. Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
          • Reread the sentence, using your selected answer.

          Mathematics
          • Read each question carefully to make sure you understand the type of answer required.
          • If you choose to use a calculator, be sure it is permitted, is working on test day, and has reliable batteries. Use your calculator wisely.
          • Solve the problem.
          • Locate your solution among the answer choices.
          • Make sure you answer the question asked.
          • Make sure your answer is reasonable.
          • Check your work.

          Reading
          • Read the passage(s) carefully.
          • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
          • Refer to the passage(s) when answering the questions.

          Science
          • Read the passage carefully.
          • Refer to the scientific information in the passage when answering the question.
          • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
          • Note conflicting viewpoints in some passages.

          • Review the latest information on permitted and prohibited calculators.
          • You are not required to use a calculator. All the problems can be solved without a calculator.
          • If you regularly use a calculator in your mathematics work, use one you’re familiar with when you take the mathematics test. Using a more powerful, but unfamiliar, calculator is not likely to give you an advantage over using the kind you normally use.

          Test Booklet Instructions

          The following instructions are printed on the cover of the multiple-choice test booklet. The instructions for the ACT writing test are different.

          This booklet contains tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. These tests measure skills and abilities highly related to high school course work and success in college. Calculators may be used on the mathematics test only.

          The questions in each test are numbered, and the suggested answers for each question are lettered. On the answer document, the rows of ovals are numbered to match the questions, and the ovals in each row are lettered to correspond to the suggested answers.

          For each question, first decide which answer is best. Next, locate on the answer document the row of ovals numbered the same as the question. Then, locate the oval in that row lettered the same as your answer. Finally, fill in the oval completely. Use a soft lead pencil and make your marks heavy and black. Do not use ink or a mechanical pencil.

          Mark only one answer to each question. If you change your mind about an answer, erase your first mark thoroughly before marking your new answer. For each question, make certain that you mark in the row of ovals with the same number as the question.

          Only responses marked on your answer document will be scored. Your score on each test will be based only on the number of questions you answer correctly during the time allowed for that test. You will not be penalized for guessing. It is to your advantage to answer every question even if you must guess.

          You may work on each test only when your test supervisor tells you to do so. If you finish a test before time is called for that test, you should use the time remaining to reconsider questions you are uncertain about in that test. You may not look back to a test on which time has already been called, and you may not go ahead to another test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

          Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called at the end of each test. You may not for any reason fill in or alter ovals for a test after time is called for that test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

          Do not fold or tear the pages of your test booklet.

          DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO.

          Writing Test Booklet Instructions

          The following instructions are printed on the cover of the writing test booklet.

          This is a test of your writing skills. You will have forty (40) minutes to read the prompt, plan your response, and write an essay in English. Before you begin working, read all material in this test booklet carefully to understand exactly what you are being asked to do.

          You will write your essay on the lined pages of the answer document provided. Your writing on those pages will be scored. You may use the unlined pages in this test booklet to plan your essay. Your work on these pages will not be scored.

          Your essay will be evaluated based on the evidence that it provides of your ability to:

          • analyze and evaluate multiple perspectives on a complex issue
          • state and develop your own perspective on the issue
          • explain and support your ideas with logical reasoning and detailed examples
          • clearly and logically organize your ideas in an essay
          • effectively communicate your ideas in standard written English

          Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called.

          DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.



          Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers #ask #question #and #get #answer


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          Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers
          sample 1

          60 Math questions. with answers and detailed solutions. similar to the questions in the ACT math test. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

          1. 4 x 10 -5 =
            A) – 40,000
            B) – 200
            C) 0.0004
            D) 0.00004
            E) 0.20

          2. Which of the following is equivalent to (x)(x)(x)(x 3 ), for all x?
            A) 4x
            B) 6x
            C) x 6
            D) 4x 6
            E) 4x 4

          3. There are 15 balls in a box: 8 balls are green, 4 are blue and 3 are white. Then 1 green and 1 blue balls are taken from the box and put away. What is the probability that a blue ball is selected at random from the box?
            A) 3/13
            B) 4/15
            C) 3/15
            D) 4/13
            E) 2/13
          4. The length of a rectangle is 3 times its width. If the width of the rectangle is 5 inches, what is the rectangle’s area, in square inches?
            A) 15
            B) 20
            C) 30
            D) 75
            E) 40

            For all x 2, (2x 2 + 2x – 12) / (x – 2) simplifies to
            A) 2(x – 2)
            B) x + 3
            C) 2(x + 3)(x – 2)
            D) x – 2
            E) 2(x + 3)

          5. If the hypotenuse of a right triangle is 10 inches long and one of its legs is 5 inches long, how long is the other leg?
            A) 5
            B) 5 3
            C) 5 5
            D) 75
            E) 10 – 5
          6. In the standard (x,y) coordinate plane, the graph of (x + 3) 2 + (y + 5) 2 = 16 is a circle. What is the circumference of the circle, expressed in coordinate units?
            A) 4
            B) 5
            C) 3
            D) 8
            E) 25
          7. How many solutions are there to the equation x 2 – 7 = 0?
            A) 1
            B) 2
            C) 4
            D) 7
            E) 14
          8. A circle with center (4,-5) is tangent to the y-axis in the standard (x,y) coordinate plane. What is the radius of this circle?
            A) 4
            B) 5
            C) (41)
            D) 16
            E) 25
          9. Angle A is an acute angle and sin(A) = 11/14. What is the value of cos(A)?
            A) 3/14
            B) 3 / 14
            C) 5 3 / 14
            D) (3/14)
            E) 5/14

          10. What are the values of a and b. if any, where – a|b + 4| 0.
            A) a 0 and b -4
            B) a 0 and b 4
            C) a 0 and b -4
            D) a 0 and b -4
            E) a 0 and b -4
          11. In a shipment of televisions, 1/50 of the televisions are defective. What is the ratio of defective to non defective televisions?
            A) 1/200
            B) 1/50
            C) 1/49
            D) 49/1
            E) 50/1
          12. Which of the following is divisible (with no remainder) by 4?
            A) 214133
            B) 510056
            C) 322569
            D) 952217
            E) 214395
          13. A particle travels 1 x 10 6 meters per second in a straight line for 5 x 10 -6 seconds. How many meters has it traveled?
            A) 2 x 10 11
            B) 5 x 10 12
            C) 5 x 10 -12
            D) 5
            E) 5 x 10 -36
          14. The length of sides AB and AC in the triangle below are equal. What is the measure of angle A?

            A) 70 o
            B) 55 o
            C) 40 o
            D) 110 o
            E) 20 o

          15. In the figure below ABC is an equilateral triangle. AH is perpendicular to BC and has a length of 2 3 inches. What is the area, in square inches, of triangle ABC.

            A) 12
            B) 2 3
            C) 4 3
            D) 8 3
            E) cannot be determined from the given information

          16. If 8y = 3x – 11, then x =
            A) (88/3) y
            B) (8/3) y + 11
            C) (8/3) y – 11
            D) (8y – 11)/3
            E) (8y + 11)/3
          17. Which of the statements describes the solution set for -2(x + 8) = -2x + 20?
            A) x = – 2 only
            B) x = 0 only
            C) x = 20 only
            D) There are no solution for this equation.
            E) All real numbers are solutions of this equation.
          18. When graphed in the (x,y) coordinate plane, at what point do the lines 2x + 3y = 5 and x = -2 intersect?
            A) (-2,0)
            B) (-2,5)
            C) (0,5/3)
            D) (0,5)
            E) (-2,3)
          19. The area of a trapezoid is 0.5 h (b1 + b2), where h is the altitude, and b1 and b2 are the lengths of the parallel bases. If a trapezoid has an altitude of 15 inches, an area of 105 square inches, and one of the bases 22 inches, what is the perimeter, in inches, of the trapezoid?
            A) 8
            B) 45
            C) 60
            D) 30
            E) This trapezoid does not exist.
          20. If you drove at average speed of 66 miles per hour, what distance, in miles, did you drive in 99 minutes?
            A) 1.5
            B) 0.7
            C) 65.34
            D) 108.9
            E) 150
          21. If x and y are any real numbers such that 0 x 2 y. which of these must be true?
            A) x (xy)/2 y
            B) 0 xy 2x
            C) x xy 2
            D) 0 xy 2
            E) xy y
          22. In the right triangle ABC below, what is the cosine of angle A?
          23. The graph of y = 2/(x – 3) is shown below

            Among the following, which is the best possible graphical representation of y = -2/|x – 3|

            .

          24. What is the slope of the line
            4x = -3y + 8
            A) 4
            B) -3/4
            C) -4/3
            D) 2
            E) 8
          25. In the figure below, B is on AD. BAC and ACB measure 26� and 131� respectively. What is the measure of CBD?

            .

          26. Which of the following is equal to 45
            A) 15
            B) 5 3
            C) 9 5
            D) 3 5
            E) 3


          27. ACT WorkKeys – Job Skills Test for Employers and Career Seekers #question #and #answer.com


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            WorkKeys

            Educators

            Using WorkKeys in your classroom

            If students are going to be adequately prepared for the workforce, they need to understand the requirements for jobs they are considering. WorkKeys helps students determine the skill levels required for various jobs.

            An increasing number of states are recognizing the importance of statewide WorkKeys testing, reexamining state standards and the content taught in high school to ensure that they focus on college and career readiness skills. The ACT ® test and WorkKeys assessments are recognized as the leading educational assessments for use in statewide testing.

            States Using the ACT and WorkKeys

            Alaska
            Public high school juniors take WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information under a program called Alaska Career Ready. The goal of Alaska Career Ready is to provide families with a free resource that helps them prepare their students for the world of work. Students are eligible to earn the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

            Michigan
            High school juniors take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), which includes state-developed tests, the five tests in the ACT with writing, and the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

            North Dakota
            High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

            Wyoming
            High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. The cost for either set of assessments for all students is paid by the state. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

            Workforce Developers

            Partnering for a stronger workforce

            Business executives and economic development consultants work to identify the best locations for expansion and relocation. The availability of skilled labor is a critical factor in making these decisions.

            A growing number of states, communities, and organizations are choosing WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as the foundation for career readiness initiatives that energize their economic development and workforce strategies.

            Together WorkKeys and the NCRC help communities and economic developers:

            • Encourage businesses to stay in the community
            • Increase the tax base through more profitable business partners
            • Decrease unemployment rates
            • Improve the quality of life for community residents
            • Provide focused education and training to meet both individual and organization goals

            Learn more about the NCRC

            Industry Associations

            ACT partners with associations and advocacy organizations representing the needs of industry sectors to develop national skills credentialing systems.

            Using WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as a foundation, industries can build credentialing systems, such as the Manufacturing Skills Certification System, that promote career pathways. After this, ACT research tools and analytic expertise can help inform ongoing skills development. This allows individuals to match their career development with evolving workplace needs.

            The Manufacturing Institute

            The National Career Readiness Certificate is the world-class market leader in ensuring young adults are equipped with the basic academic skills necessary to pursue additional education, training, and employment in the manufacturing industry. The partnership between the NAM and ACT is critically important to begin addressing the workforce crisis.

            Emily Stover DeRocco, former president of The Manufacturing Institute and senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers.

            The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

            The WorkKeys assessments ACT has built and refined over almost 20 years of solid research in the workplace will help indicate that our trainees are ready and able to succeed. The assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate provide a consistent measure of skill levels and help identify specific training needs.

            —Don Whyte, NCCER president

            The Center for Energy Workforce Development

            It is imperative that we understand what it will take to get potential candidates properly trained and ready to move into entry-level positions as quickly as possible. ACT’s workforce development solutions, including WorkKeys assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate, as well as their international reputation as a data-driven assessment firm, makes them an ideal partner for CEWD as we begin the process of building tomorrow’s energy workforce.

            —Ann Randazzo, CEWD executive director

            Partner with ACT

            ACT workforce development solutions match any industry competency model.

            Contact us to learn how partnering with ACT can help you prepare individuals to build career pathways in your industry.



            Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT – 60 Questions #peter #please #answer


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            Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT 60 Questions

            If you want a chance to flex your ACT math muscles, you can try this practice test. The test covers algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions are modeled from questions off the latest ACT test. Complete this test, take it seriously, and you re sure to be much more at ease on exam day.

            In order to best simulate real exam conditions, you should do the following:

            Sit where you won t be interrupted or tempted to pick up the TV remote or your phone.

            Use the answer sheet provided to practice filling in the dots.

            Set your timer for 60 minutes.

            Check your work as you go.

            Avoid taking breaks during the test.

            Here are links for PDF files that you may download for ACT Practice Test 1:

            You should go through the answer explanations to all the questions, not just the ones that you missed, because you ll find lots of good info that may help you later on.

            Time: 60 minutes for 60 questions

            Directions: Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question, and then shade in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet.



            ACT Test Preparation – Practice Test Questions and Test Prep Tools #website #that #answers #questions


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            Do your best on test day

            ACT offers additional ways for you to prepare for test day, including:

            • ACT Online Prep —The only program designed exclusively by ACT test development professionals.
            • The Official ACT Prep Guide —An ACT-authorized prep book, with three practice tests, each with an optional writing test.
            • Sample Test Questions —Practice questions to give you a taste of what to expect on the ACT test.

            Find more information about these resources and more below.

            Please note that ACT test preparation materials are copyrights and may not be copied or distributed without ACT’s prior written permission.

            Get free college prep tips and financial aid info texted to your phone!

            ACT proudly supports the Better Make Room movement, led by Civic Nation and the US Department of Education. Learn more about a free resource provided by Better Make Room that allows you to get information on everything you need to get to—and pay for—college, including:

            • ACT® test dates
            • Deadline reminders
            • College prep checklists
            • College search and application tips
            • Advice on getting scholarships and student aid

            General Test Tips

            • Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet .
            • Read the directions for each test carefully.
            • Read each question carefully.
            • Pace yourself—don’t spend too much time on a single passage or question.
            • Pay attention to the announcement of five minutes remaining on each test.
            • Use a soft-lead No. 2 pencil with a good eraser. Do not use a mechanical pencil or ink pen; if you do, your answer document cannot be scored accurately.
            • Answer the easy questions first, and then go back and answer the more difficult ones if you have time remaining on that test.
            • On difficult questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can, then make an educated guess among those remaining.
            • Answer every question. Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
            • If you complete a test before time is called, recheck your work on that test.
            • Mark your answers properly. Erase any mark completely and cleanly without smudging.
            • Do not mark or alter any ovals on a test or continue writing the essay after time has been called. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored.

            Multiple-Choice Tips

            English
            • Be aware of the writing style used in each passage.
            • Consider the elements of writing that are included in each underlined portion of the passage. Some questions will ask you to base your decision on some specific element of writing, such as the tone or emphasis the text should convey.
            • Be aware of questions with no underlined portions—that means you will be asked about a section of the passage or about the passage as a whole.
            • Examine each answer choice and determine how it differs from the others. Many of the questions in the test will involve more than one aspect of writing.
            • Determine the best answer. Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
            • Reread the sentence, using your selected answer.

            Mathematics
            • Read each question carefully to make sure you understand the type of answer required.
            • If you choose to use a calculator, be sure it is permitted, is working on test day, and has reliable batteries. Use your calculator wisely.
            • Solve the problem.
            • Locate your solution among the answer choices.
            • Make sure you answer the question asked.
            • Make sure your answer is reasonable.
            • Check your work.

            Reading
            • Read the passage(s) carefully.
            • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
            • Refer to the passage(s) when answering the questions.

            Science
            • Read the passage carefully.
            • Refer to the scientific information in the passage when answering the question.
            • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
            • Note conflicting viewpoints in some passages.

            • Review the latest information on permitted and prohibited calculators.
            • You are not required to use a calculator. All the problems can be solved without a calculator.
            • If you regularly use a calculator in your mathematics work, use one you’re familiar with when you take the mathematics test. Using a more powerful, but unfamiliar, calculator is not likely to give you an advantage over using the kind you normally use.

            Test Booklet Instructions

            The following instructions are printed on the cover of the multiple-choice test booklet. The instructions for the ACT writing test are different.

            This booklet contains tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. These tests measure skills and abilities highly related to high school course work and success in college. Calculators may be used on the mathematics test only.

            The questions in each test are numbered, and the suggested answers for each question are lettered. On the answer document, the rows of ovals are numbered to match the questions, and the ovals in each row are lettered to correspond to the suggested answers.

            For each question, first decide which answer is best. Next, locate on the answer document the row of ovals numbered the same as the question. Then, locate the oval in that row lettered the same as your answer. Finally, fill in the oval completely. Use a soft lead pencil and make your marks heavy and black. Do not use ink or a mechanical pencil.

            Mark only one answer to each question. If you change your mind about an answer, erase your first mark thoroughly before marking your new answer. For each question, make certain that you mark in the row of ovals with the same number as the question.

            Only responses marked on your answer document will be scored. Your score on each test will be based only on the number of questions you answer correctly during the time allowed for that test. You will not be penalized for guessing. It is to your advantage to answer every question even if you must guess.

            You may work on each test only when your test supervisor tells you to do so. If you finish a test before time is called for that test, you should use the time remaining to reconsider questions you are uncertain about in that test. You may not look back to a test on which time has already been called, and you may not go ahead to another test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

            Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called at the end of each test. You may not for any reason fill in or alter ovals for a test after time is called for that test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

            Do not fold or tear the pages of your test booklet.

            DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO.

            Writing Test Booklet Instructions

            The following instructions are printed on the cover of the writing test booklet.

            This is a test of your writing skills. You will have forty (40) minutes to read the prompt, plan your response, and write an essay in English. Before you begin working, read all material in this test booklet carefully to understand exactly what you are being asked to do.

            You will write your essay on the lined pages of the answer document provided. Your writing on those pages will be scored. You may use the unlined pages in this test booklet to plan your essay. Your work on these pages will not be scored.

            Your essay will be evaluated based on the evidence that it provides of your ability to:

            • analyze and evaluate multiple perspectives on a complex issue
            • state and develop your own perspective on the issue
            • explain and support your ideas with logical reasoning and detailed examples
            • clearly and logically organize your ideas in an essay
            • effectively communicate your ideas in standard written English

            Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called.

            DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.



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            Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers
            sample 1

            60 Math questions. with answers and detailed solutions. similar to the questions in the ACT math test. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

            1. 4 x 10 -5 =
              A) – 40,000
              B) – 200
              C) 0.0004
              D) 0.00004
              E) 0.20

            2. Which of the following is equivalent to (x)(x)(x)(x 3 ), for all x?
              A) 4x
              B) 6x
              C) x 6
              D) 4x 6
              E) 4x 4

            3. There are 15 balls in a box: 8 balls are green, 4 are blue and 3 are white. Then 1 green and 1 blue balls are taken from the box and put away. What is the probability that a blue ball is selected at random from the box?
              A) 3/13
              B) 4/15
              C) 3/15
              D) 4/13
              E) 2/13
            4. The length of a rectangle is 3 times its width. If the width of the rectangle is 5 inches, what is the rectangle’s area, in square inches?
              A) 15
              B) 20
              C) 30
              D) 75
              E) 40

              For all x 2, (2x 2 + 2x – 12) / (x – 2) simplifies to
              A) 2(x – 2)
              B) x + 3
              C) 2(x + 3)(x – 2)
              D) x – 2
              E) 2(x + 3)

            5. If the hypotenuse of a right triangle is 10 inches long and one of its legs is 5 inches long, how long is the other leg?
              A) 5
              B) 5 3
              C) 5 5
              D) 75
              E) 10 – 5
            6. In the standard (x,y) coordinate plane, the graph of (x + 3) 2 + (y + 5) 2 = 16 is a circle. What is the circumference of the circle, expressed in coordinate units?
              A) 4
              B) 5
              C) 3
              D) 8
              E) 25
            7. How many solutions are there to the equation x 2 – 7 = 0?
              A) 1
              B) 2
              C) 4
              D) 7
              E) 14
            8. A circle with center (4,-5) is tangent to the y-axis in the standard (x,y) coordinate plane. What is the radius of this circle?
              A) 4
              B) 5
              C) (41)
              D) 16
              E) 25
            9. Angle A is an acute angle and sin(A) = 11/14. What is the value of cos(A)?
              A) 3/14
              B) 3 / 14
              C) 5 3 / 14
              D) (3/14)
              E) 5/14

            10. What are the values of a and b. if any, where – a|b + 4| 0.
              A) a 0 and b -4
              B) a 0 and b 4
              C) a 0 and b -4
              D) a 0 and b -4
              E) a 0 and b -4
            11. In a shipment of televisions, 1/50 of the televisions are defective. What is the ratio of defective to non defective televisions?
              A) 1/200
              B) 1/50
              C) 1/49
              D) 49/1
              E) 50/1
            12. Which of the following is divisible (with no remainder) by 4?
              A) 214133
              B) 510056
              C) 322569
              D) 952217
              E) 214395
            13. A particle travels 1 x 10 6 meters per second in a straight line for 5 x 10 -6 seconds. How many meters has it traveled?
              A) 2 x 10 11
              B) 5 x 10 12
              C) 5 x 10 -12
              D) 5
              E) 5 x 10 -36
            14. The length of sides AB and AC in the triangle below are equal. What is the measure of angle A?

              A) 70 o
              B) 55 o
              C) 40 o
              D) 110 o
              E) 20 o

            15. In the figure below ABC is an equilateral triangle. AH is perpendicular to BC and has a length of 2 3 inches. What is the area, in square inches, of triangle ABC.

              A) 12
              B) 2 3
              C) 4 3
              D) 8 3
              E) cannot be determined from the given information

            16. If 8y = 3x – 11, then x =
              A) (88/3) y
              B) (8/3) y + 11
              C) (8/3) y – 11
              D) (8y – 11)/3
              E) (8y + 11)/3
            17. Which of the statements describes the solution set for -2(x + 8) = -2x + 20?
              A) x = – 2 only
              B) x = 0 only
              C) x = 20 only
              D) There are no solution for this equation.
              E) All real numbers are solutions of this equation.
            18. When graphed in the (x,y) coordinate plane, at what point do the lines 2x + 3y = 5 and x = -2 intersect?
              A) (-2,0)
              B) (-2,5)
              C) (0,5/3)
              D) (0,5)
              E) (-2,3)
            19. The area of a trapezoid is 0.5 h (b1 + b2), where h is the altitude, and b1 and b2 are the lengths of the parallel bases. If a trapezoid has an altitude of 15 inches, an area of 105 square inches, and one of the bases 22 inches, what is the perimeter, in inches, of the trapezoid?
              A) 8
              B) 45
              C) 60
              D) 30
              E) This trapezoid does not exist.
            20. If you drove at average speed of 66 miles per hour, what distance, in miles, did you drive in 99 minutes?
              A) 1.5
              B) 0.7
              C) 65.34
              D) 108.9
              E) 150
            21. If x and y are any real numbers such that 0 x 2 y. which of these must be true?
              A) x (xy)/2 y
              B) 0 xy 2x
              C) x xy 2
              D) 0 xy 2
              E) xy y
            22. In the right triangle ABC below, what is the cosine of angle A?
            23. The graph of y = 2/(x – 3) is shown below

              Among the following, which is the best possible graphical representation of y = -2/|x – 3|

              .

            24. What is the slope of the line
              4x = -3y + 8
              A) 4
              B) -3/4
              C) -4/3
              D) 2
              E) 8
            25. In the figure below, B is on AD. BAC and ACB measure 26� and 131� respectively. What is the measure of CBD?

              .

            26. Which of the following is equal to 45
              A) 15
              B) 5 3
              C) 9 5
              D) 3 5
              E) 3


            27. ACT WorkKeys – Job Skills Test for Employers and Career Seekers #answer #the #question


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              WorkKeys

              Educators

              Using WorkKeys in your classroom

              If students are going to be adequately prepared for the workforce, they need to understand the requirements for jobs they are considering. WorkKeys helps students determine the skill levels required for various jobs.

              An increasing number of states are recognizing the importance of statewide WorkKeys testing, reexamining state standards and the content taught in high school to ensure that they focus on college and career readiness skills. The ACT ® test and WorkKeys assessments are recognized as the leading educational assessments for use in statewide testing.

              States Using the ACT and WorkKeys

              Alaska
              Public high school juniors take WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information under a program called Alaska Career Ready. The goal of Alaska Career Ready is to provide families with a free resource that helps them prepare their students for the world of work. Students are eligible to earn the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

              Michigan
              High school juniors take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), which includes state-developed tests, the five tests in the ACT with writing, and the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

              North Dakota
              High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

              Wyoming
              High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. The cost for either set of assessments for all students is paid by the state. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

              Workforce Developers

              Partnering for a stronger workforce

              Business executives and economic development consultants work to identify the best locations for expansion and relocation. The availability of skilled labor is a critical factor in making these decisions.

              A growing number of states, communities, and organizations are choosing WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as the foundation for career readiness initiatives that energize their economic development and workforce strategies.

              Together WorkKeys and the NCRC help communities and economic developers:

              • Encourage businesses to stay in the community
              • Increase the tax base through more profitable business partners
              • Decrease unemployment rates
              • Improve the quality of life for community residents
              • Provide focused education and training to meet both individual and organization goals

              Learn more about the NCRC

              Industry Associations

              ACT partners with associations and advocacy organizations representing the needs of industry sectors to develop national skills credentialing systems.

              Using WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as a foundation, industries can build credentialing systems, such as the Manufacturing Skills Certification System, that promote career pathways. After this, ACT research tools and analytic expertise can help inform ongoing skills development. This allows individuals to match their career development with evolving workplace needs.

              The Manufacturing Institute

              The National Career Readiness Certificate is the world-class market leader in ensuring young adults are equipped with the basic academic skills necessary to pursue additional education, training, and employment in the manufacturing industry. The partnership between the NAM and ACT is critically important to begin addressing the workforce crisis.

              Emily Stover DeRocco, former president of The Manufacturing Institute and senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers.

              The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

              The WorkKeys assessments ACT has built and refined over almost 20 years of solid research in the workplace will help indicate that our trainees are ready and able to succeed. The assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate provide a consistent measure of skill levels and help identify specific training needs.

              —Don Whyte, NCCER president

              The Center for Energy Workforce Development

              It is imperative that we understand what it will take to get potential candidates properly trained and ready to move into entry-level positions as quickly as possible. ACT’s workforce development solutions, including WorkKeys assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate, as well as their international reputation as a data-driven assessment firm, makes them an ideal partner for CEWD as we begin the process of building tomorrow’s energy workforce.

              —Ann Randazzo, CEWD executive director

              Partner with ACT

              ACT workforce development solutions match any industry competency model.

              Contact us to learn how partnering with ACT can help you prepare individuals to build career pathways in your industry.



              Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT – 60 Questions #chemistry #answers #to #questions


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              Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT 60 Questions

              If you want a chance to flex your ACT math muscles, you can try this practice test. The test covers algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions are modeled from questions off the latest ACT test. Complete this test, take it seriously, and you re sure to be much more at ease on exam day.

              In order to best simulate real exam conditions, you should do the following:

              Sit where you won t be interrupted or tempted to pick up the TV remote or your phone.

              Use the answer sheet provided to practice filling in the dots.

              Set your timer for 60 minutes.

              Check your work as you go.

              Avoid taking breaks during the test.

              Here are links for PDF files that you may download for ACT Practice Test 1:

              You should go through the answer explanations to all the questions, not just the ones that you missed, because you ll find lots of good info that may help you later on.

              Time: 60 minutes for 60 questions

              Directions: Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question, and then shade in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet.



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              Do your best on test day

              ACT offers additional ways for you to prepare for test day, including:

              • ACT Online Prep —The only program designed exclusively by ACT test development professionals.
              • The Official ACT Prep Guide —An ACT-authorized prep book, with three practice tests, each with an optional writing test.
              • Sample Test Questions —Practice questions to give you a taste of what to expect on the ACT test.

              Find more information about these resources and more below.

              Please note that ACT test preparation materials are copyrights and may not be copied or distributed without ACT’s prior written permission.

              Get free college prep tips and financial aid info texted to your phone!

              ACT proudly supports the Better Make Room movement, led by Civic Nation and the US Department of Education. Learn more about a free resource provided by Better Make Room that allows you to get information on everything you need to get to—and pay for—college, including:

              • ACT® test dates
              • Deadline reminders
              • College prep checklists
              • College search and application tips
              • Advice on getting scholarships and student aid

              General Test Tips

              • Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet .
              • Read the directions for each test carefully.
              • Read each question carefully.
              • Pace yourself—don’t spend too much time on a single passage or question.
              • Pay attention to the announcement of five minutes remaining on each test.
              • Use a soft-lead No. 2 pencil with a good eraser. Do not use a mechanical pencil or ink pen; if you do, your answer document cannot be scored accurately.
              • Answer the easy questions first, and then go back and answer the more difficult ones if you have time remaining on that test.
              • On difficult questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can, then make an educated guess among those remaining.
              • Answer every question. Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
              • If you complete a test before time is called, recheck your work on that test.
              • Mark your answers properly. Erase any mark completely and cleanly without smudging.
              • Do not mark or alter any ovals on a test or continue writing the essay after time has been called. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored.

              Multiple-Choice Tips

              English
              • Be aware of the writing style used in each passage.
              • Consider the elements of writing that are included in each underlined portion of the passage. Some questions will ask you to base your decision on some specific element of writing, such as the tone or emphasis the text should convey.
              • Be aware of questions with no underlined portions—that means you will be asked about a section of the passage or about the passage as a whole.
              • Examine each answer choice and determine how it differs from the others. Many of the questions in the test will involve more than one aspect of writing.
              • Determine the best answer. Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
              • Reread the sentence, using your selected answer.

              Mathematics
              • Read each question carefully to make sure you understand the type of answer required.
              • If you choose to use a calculator, be sure it is permitted, is working on test day, and has reliable batteries. Use your calculator wisely.
              • Solve the problem.
              • Locate your solution among the answer choices.
              • Make sure you answer the question asked.
              • Make sure your answer is reasonable.
              • Check your work.

              Reading
              • Read the passage(s) carefully.
              • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
              • Refer to the passage(s) when answering the questions.

              Science
              • Read the passage carefully.
              • Refer to the scientific information in the passage when answering the question.
              • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
              • Note conflicting viewpoints in some passages.

              • Review the latest information on permitted and prohibited calculators.
              • You are not required to use a calculator. All the problems can be solved without a calculator.
              • If you regularly use a calculator in your mathematics work, use one you’re familiar with when you take the mathematics test. Using a more powerful, but unfamiliar, calculator is not likely to give you an advantage over using the kind you normally use.

              Test Booklet Instructions

              The following instructions are printed on the cover of the multiple-choice test booklet. The instructions for the ACT writing test are different.

              This booklet contains tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. These tests measure skills and abilities highly related to high school course work and success in college. Calculators may be used on the mathematics test only.

              The questions in each test are numbered, and the suggested answers for each question are lettered. On the answer document, the rows of ovals are numbered to match the questions, and the ovals in each row are lettered to correspond to the suggested answers.

              For each question, first decide which answer is best. Next, locate on the answer document the row of ovals numbered the same as the question. Then, locate the oval in that row lettered the same as your answer. Finally, fill in the oval completely. Use a soft lead pencil and make your marks heavy and black. Do not use ink or a mechanical pencil.

              Mark only one answer to each question. If you change your mind about an answer, erase your first mark thoroughly before marking your new answer. For each question, make certain that you mark in the row of ovals with the same number as the question.

              Only responses marked on your answer document will be scored. Your score on each test will be based only on the number of questions you answer correctly during the time allowed for that test. You will not be penalized for guessing. It is to your advantage to answer every question even if you must guess.

              You may work on each test only when your test supervisor tells you to do so. If you finish a test before time is called for that test, you should use the time remaining to reconsider questions you are uncertain about in that test. You may not look back to a test on which time has already been called, and you may not go ahead to another test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

              Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called at the end of each test. You may not for any reason fill in or alter ovals for a test after time is called for that test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

              Do not fold or tear the pages of your test booklet.

              DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO.

              Writing Test Booklet Instructions

              The following instructions are printed on the cover of the writing test booklet.

              This is a test of your writing skills. You will have forty (40) minutes to read the prompt, plan your response, and write an essay in English. Before you begin working, read all material in this test booklet carefully to understand exactly what you are being asked to do.

              You will write your essay on the lined pages of the answer document provided. Your writing on those pages will be scored. You may use the unlined pages in this test booklet to plan your essay. Your work on these pages will not be scored.

              Your essay will be evaluated based on the evidence that it provides of your ability to:

              • analyze and evaluate multiple perspectives on a complex issue
              • state and develop your own perspective on the issue
              • explain and support your ideas with logical reasoning and detailed examples
              • clearly and logically organize your ideas in an essay
              • effectively communicate your ideas in standard written English

              Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called.

              DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.



              Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers #answer #questions


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              Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers
              sample 1

              60 Math questions. with answers and detailed solutions. similar to the questions in the ACT math test. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

              1. 4 x 10 -5 =
                A) – 40,000
                B) – 200
                C) 0.0004
                D) 0.00004
                E) 0.20

              2. Which of the following is equivalent to (x)(x)(x)(x 3 ), for all x?
                A) 4x
                B) 6x
                C) x 6
                D) 4x 6
                E) 4x 4

              3. There are 15 balls in a box: 8 balls are green, 4 are blue and 3 are white. Then 1 green and 1 blue balls are taken from the box and put away. What is the probability that a blue ball is selected at random from the box?
                A) 3/13
                B) 4/15
                C) 3/15
                D) 4/13
                E) 2/13
              4. The length of a rectangle is 3 times its width. If the width of the rectangle is 5 inches, what is the rectangle’s area, in square inches?
                A) 15
                B) 20
                C) 30
                D) 75
                E) 40

                For all x 2, (2x 2 + 2x – 12) / (x – 2) simplifies to
                A) 2(x – 2)
                B) x + 3
                C) 2(x + 3)(x – 2)
                D) x – 2
                E) 2(x + 3)

              5. If the hypotenuse of a right triangle is 10 inches long and one of its legs is 5 inches long, how long is the other leg?
                A) 5
                B) 5 3
                C) 5 5
                D) 75
                E) 10 – 5
              6. In the standard (x,y) coordinate plane, the graph of (x + 3) 2 + (y + 5) 2 = 16 is a circle. What is the circumference of the circle, expressed in coordinate units?
                A) 4
                B) 5
                C) 3
                D) 8
                E) 25
              7. How many solutions are there to the equation x 2 – 7 = 0?
                A) 1
                B) 2
                C) 4
                D) 7
                E) 14
              8. A circle with center (4,-5) is tangent to the y-axis in the standard (x,y) coordinate plane. What is the radius of this circle?
                A) 4
                B) 5
                C) (41)
                D) 16
                E) 25
              9. Angle A is an acute angle and sin(A) = 11/14. What is the value of cos(A)?
                A) 3/14
                B) 3 / 14
                C) 5 3 / 14
                D) (3/14)
                E) 5/14

              10. What are the values of a and b. if any, where – a|b + 4| 0.
                A) a 0 and b -4
                B) a 0 and b 4
                C) a 0 and b -4
                D) a 0 and b -4
                E) a 0 and b -4
              11. In a shipment of televisions, 1/50 of the televisions are defective. What is the ratio of defective to non defective televisions?
                A) 1/200
                B) 1/50
                C) 1/49
                D) 49/1
                E) 50/1
              12. Which of the following is divisible (with no remainder) by 4?
                A) 214133
                B) 510056
                C) 322569
                D) 952217
                E) 214395
              13. A particle travels 1 x 10 6 meters per second in a straight line for 5 x 10 -6 seconds. How many meters has it traveled?
                A) 2 x 10 11
                B) 5 x 10 12
                C) 5 x 10 -12
                D) 5
                E) 5 x 10 -36
              14. The length of sides AB and AC in the triangle below are equal. What is the measure of angle A?

                A) 70 o
                B) 55 o
                C) 40 o
                D) 110 o
                E) 20 o

              15. In the figure below ABC is an equilateral triangle. AH is perpendicular to BC and has a length of 2 3 inches. What is the area, in square inches, of triangle ABC.

                A) 12
                B) 2 3
                C) 4 3
                D) 8 3
                E) cannot be determined from the given information

              16. If 8y = 3x – 11, then x =
                A) (88/3) y
                B) (8/3) y + 11
                C) (8/3) y – 11
                D) (8y – 11)/3
                E) (8y + 11)/3
              17. Which of the statements describes the solution set for -2(x + 8) = -2x + 20?
                A) x = – 2 only
                B) x = 0 only
                C) x = 20 only
                D) There are no solution for this equation.
                E) All real numbers are solutions of this equation.
              18. When graphed in the (x,y) coordinate plane, at what point do the lines 2x + 3y = 5 and x = -2 intersect?
                A) (-2,0)
                B) (-2,5)
                C) (0,5/3)
                D) (0,5)
                E) (-2,3)
              19. The area of a trapezoid is 0.5 h (b1 + b2), where h is the altitude, and b1 and b2 are the lengths of the parallel bases. If a trapezoid has an altitude of 15 inches, an area of 105 square inches, and one of the bases 22 inches, what is the perimeter, in inches, of the trapezoid?
                A) 8
                B) 45
                C) 60
                D) 30
                E) This trapezoid does not exist.
              20. If you drove at average speed of 66 miles per hour, what distance, in miles, did you drive in 99 minutes?
                A) 1.5
                B) 0.7
                C) 65.34
                D) 108.9
                E) 150
              21. If x and y are any real numbers such that 0 x 2 y. which of these must be true?
                A) x (xy)/2 y
                B) 0 xy 2x
                C) x xy 2
                D) 0 xy 2
                E) xy y
              22. In the right triangle ABC below, what is the cosine of angle A?
              23. The graph of y = 2/(x – 3) is shown below

                Among the following, which is the best possible graphical representation of y = -2/|x – 3|

                .

              24. What is the slope of the line
                4x = -3y + 8
                A) 4
                B) -3/4
                C) -4/3
                D) 2
                E) 8
              25. In the figure below, B is on AD. BAC and ACB measure 26? and 131? respectively. What is the measure of CBD?

                .

              26. Which of the following is equal to 45
                A) 15
                B) 5 3
                C) 9 5
                D) 3 5
                E) 3


              27. ACT WorkKeys – Job Skills Test for Employers and Career Seekers #i #have #questions #and #need #answers


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                WorkKeys

                Educators

                Using WorkKeys in your classroom

                If students are going to be adequately prepared for the workforce, they need to understand the requirements for jobs they are considering. WorkKeys helps students determine the skill levels required for various jobs.

                An increasing number of states are recognizing the importance of statewide WorkKeys testing, reexamining state standards and the content taught in high school to ensure that they focus on college and career readiness skills. The ACT ® test and WorkKeys assessments are recognized as the leading educational assessments for use in statewide testing.

                States Using the ACT and WorkKeys

                Alaska
                Public high school juniors take WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information under a program called Alaska Career Ready. The goal of Alaska Career Ready is to provide families with a free resource that helps them prepare their students for the world of work. Students are eligible to earn the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

                Michigan
                High school juniors take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), which includes state-developed tests, the five tests in the ACT with writing, and the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

                North Dakota
                High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

                Wyoming
                High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. The cost for either set of assessments for all students is paid by the state. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

                Workforce Developers

                Partnering for a stronger workforce

                Business executives and economic development consultants work to identify the best locations for expansion and relocation. The availability of skilled labor is a critical factor in making these decisions.

                A growing number of states, communities, and organizations are choosing WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as the foundation for career readiness initiatives that energize their economic development and workforce strategies.

                Together WorkKeys and the NCRC help communities and economic developers:

                • Encourage businesses to stay in the community
                • Increase the tax base through more profitable business partners
                • Decrease unemployment rates
                • Improve the quality of life for community residents
                • Provide focused education and training to meet both individual and organization goals

                Learn more about the NCRC

                Industry Associations

                ACT partners with associations and advocacy organizations representing the needs of industry sectors to develop national skills credentialing systems.

                Using WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as a foundation, industries can build credentialing systems, such as the Manufacturing Skills Certification System, that promote career pathways. After this, ACT research tools and analytic expertise can help inform ongoing skills development. This allows individuals to match their career development with evolving workplace needs.

                The Manufacturing Institute

                The National Career Readiness Certificate is the world-class market leader in ensuring young adults are equipped with the basic academic skills necessary to pursue additional education, training, and employment in the manufacturing industry. The partnership between the NAM and ACT is critically important to begin addressing the workforce crisis.

                Emily Stover DeRocco, former president of The Manufacturing Institute and senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers.

                The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

                The WorkKeys assessments ACT has built and refined over almost 20 years of solid research in the workplace will help indicate that our trainees are ready and able to succeed. The assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate provide a consistent measure of skill levels and help identify specific training needs.

                —Don Whyte, NCCER president

                The Center for Energy Workforce Development

                It is imperative that we understand what it will take to get potential candidates properly trained and ready to move into entry-level positions as quickly as possible. ACT’s workforce development solutions, including WorkKeys assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate, as well as their international reputation as a data-driven assessment firm, makes them an ideal partner for CEWD as we begin the process of building tomorrow’s energy workforce.

                —Ann Randazzo, CEWD executive director

                Partner with ACT

                ACT workforce development solutions match any industry competency model.

                Contact us to learn how partnering with ACT can help you prepare individuals to build career pathways in your industry.



                Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT – 60 Questions #answer.com #math


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                Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT 60 Questions

                If you want a chance to flex your ACT math muscles, you can try this practice test. The test covers algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions are modeled from questions off the latest ACT test. Complete this test, take it seriously, and you re sure to be much more at ease on exam day.

                In order to best simulate real exam conditions, you should do the following:

                Sit where you won t be interrupted or tempted to pick up the TV remote or your phone.

                Use the answer sheet provided to practice filling in the dots.

                Set your timer for 60 minutes.

                Check your work as you go.

                Avoid taking breaks during the test.

                Here are links for PDF files that you may download for ACT Practice Test 1:

                You should go through the answer explanations to all the questions, not just the ones that you missed, because you ll find lots of good info that may help you later on.

                Time: 60 minutes for 60 questions

                Directions: Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question, and then shade in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet.



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                • Carefully read the instructions on the cover of the test booklet .
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                • Read each question carefully.
                • Pace yourself—don’t spend too much time on a single passage or question.
                • Pay attention to the announcement of five minutes remaining on each test.
                • Use a soft-lead No. 2 pencil with a good eraser. Do not use a mechanical pencil or ink pen; if you do, your answer document cannot be scored accurately.
                • Answer the easy questions first, and then go back and answer the more difficult ones if you have time remaining on that test.
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                • Answer every question. Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
                • If you complete a test before time is called, recheck your work on that test.
                • Mark your answers properly. Erase any mark completely and cleanly without smudging.
                • Do not mark or alter any ovals on a test or continue writing the essay after time has been called. If you do, you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be scored.

                Multiple-Choice Tips

                English
                • Be aware of the writing style used in each passage.
                • Consider the elements of writing that are included in each underlined portion of the passage. Some questions will ask you to base your decision on some specific element of writing, such as the tone or emphasis the text should convey.
                • Be aware of questions with no underlined portions—that means you will be asked about a section of the passage or about the passage as a whole.
                • Examine each answer choice and determine how it differs from the others. Many of the questions in the test will involve more than one aspect of writing.
                • Determine the best answer. Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
                • Reread the sentence, using your selected answer.

                Mathematics
                • Read each question carefully to make sure you understand the type of answer required.
                • If you choose to use a calculator, be sure it is permitted, is working on test day, and has reliable batteries. Use your calculator wisely.
                • Solve the problem.
                • Locate your solution among the answer choices.
                • Make sure you answer the question asked.
                • Make sure your answer is reasonable.
                • Check your work.

                Reading
                • Read the passage(s) carefully.
                • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
                • Refer to the passage(s) when answering the questions.

                Science
                • Read the passage carefully.
                • Refer to the scientific information in the passage when answering the question.
                • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
                • Note conflicting viewpoints in some passages.

                • Review the latest information on permitted and prohibited calculators.
                • You are not required to use a calculator. All the problems can be solved without a calculator.
                • If you regularly use a calculator in your mathematics work, use one you’re familiar with when you take the mathematics test. Using a more powerful, but unfamiliar, calculator is not likely to give you an advantage over using the kind you normally use.

                Test Booklet Instructions

                The following instructions are printed on the cover of the multiple-choice test booklet. The instructions for the ACT writing test are different.

                This booklet contains tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. These tests measure skills and abilities highly related to high school course work and success in college. Calculators may be used on the mathematics test only.

                The questions in each test are numbered, and the suggested answers for each question are lettered. On the answer document, the rows of ovals are numbered to match the questions, and the ovals in each row are lettered to correspond to the suggested answers.

                For each question, first decide which answer is best. Next, locate on the answer document the row of ovals numbered the same as the question. Then, locate the oval in that row lettered the same as your answer. Finally, fill in the oval completely. Use a soft lead pencil and make your marks heavy and black. Do not use ink or a mechanical pencil.

                Mark only one answer to each question. If you change your mind about an answer, erase your first mark thoroughly before marking your new answer. For each question, make certain that you mark in the row of ovals with the same number as the question.

                Only responses marked on your answer document will be scored. Your score on each test will be based only on the number of questions you answer correctly during the time allowed for that test. You will not be penalized for guessing. It is to your advantage to answer every question even if you must guess.

                You may work on each test only when your test supervisor tells you to do so. If you finish a test before time is called for that test, you should use the time remaining to reconsider questions you are uncertain about in that test. You may not look back to a test on which time has already been called, and you may not go ahead to another test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

                Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called at the end of each test. You may not for any reason fill in or alter ovals for a test after time is called for that test. To do so will disqualify you from the examination.

                Do not fold or tear the pages of your test booklet.

                DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO.

                Writing Test Booklet Instructions

                The following instructions are printed on the cover of the writing test booklet.

                This is a test of your writing skills. You will have forty (40) minutes to read the prompt, plan your response, and write an essay in English. Before you begin working, read all material in this test booklet carefully to understand exactly what you are being asked to do.

                You will write your essay on the lined pages of the answer document provided. Your writing on those pages will be scored. You may use the unlined pages in this test booklet to plan your essay. Your work on these pages will not be scored.

                Your essay will be evaluated based on the evidence that it provides of your ability to:

                • analyze and evaluate multiple perspectives on a complex issue
                • state and develop your own perspective on the issue
                • explain and support your ideas with logical reasoning and detailed examples
                • clearly and logically organize your ideas in an essay
                • effectively communicate your ideas in standard written English

                Lay your pencil down immediately when time is called.

                DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOKLET UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.



                Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers #answer #online


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                Free ACT Math Test Practice Questions with Answers
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                60 Math questions. with answers and detailed solutions. similar to the questions in the ACT math test. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

                1. 4 x 10 -5 =
                  A) – 40,000
                  B) – 200
                  C) 0.0004
                  D) 0.00004
                  E) 0.20

                2. Which of the following is equivalent to (x)(x)(x)(x 3 ), for all x?
                  A) 4x
                  B) 6x
                  C) x 6
                  D) 4x 6
                  E) 4x 4

                3. There are 15 balls in a box: 8 balls are green, 4 are blue and 3 are white. Then 1 green and 1 blue balls are taken from the box and put away. What is the probability that a blue ball is selected at random from the box?
                  A) 3/13
                  B) 4/15
                  C) 3/15
                  D) 4/13
                  E) 2/13
                4. The length of a rectangle is 3 times its width. If the width of the rectangle is 5 inches, what is the rectangle’s area, in square inches?
                  A) 15
                  B) 20
                  C) 30
                  D) 75
                  E) 40

                  For all x 2, (2x 2 + 2x – 12) / (x – 2) simplifies to
                  A) 2(x – 2)
                  B) x + 3
                  C) 2(x + 3)(x – 2)
                  D) x – 2
                  E) 2(x + 3)

                5. If the hypotenuse of a right triangle is 10 inches long and one of its legs is 5 inches long, how long is the other leg?
                  A) 5
                  B) 5 3
                  C) 5 5
                  D) 75
                  E) 10 – 5
                6. In the standard (x,y) coordinate plane, the graph of (x + 3) 2 + (y + 5) 2 = 16 is a circle. What is the circumference of the circle, expressed in coordinate units?
                  A) 4
                  B) 5
                  C) 3
                  D) 8
                  E) 25
                7. How many solutions are there to the equation x 2 – 7 = 0?
                  A) 1
                  B) 2
                  C) 4
                  D) 7
                  E) 14
                8. A circle with center (4,-5) is tangent to the y-axis in the standard (x,y) coordinate plane. What is the radius of this circle?
                  A) 4
                  B) 5
                  C) (41)
                  D) 16
                  E) 25
                9. Angle A is an acute angle and sin(A) = 11/14. What is the value of cos(A)?
                  A) 3/14
                  B) 3 / 14
                  C) 5 3 / 14
                  D) (3/14)
                  E) 5/14

                10. What are the values of a and b. if any, where – a|b + 4| 0.
                  A) a 0 and b -4
                  B) a 0 and b 4
                  C) a 0 and b -4
                  D) a 0 and b -4
                  E) a 0 and b -4
                11. In a shipment of televisions, 1/50 of the televisions are defective. What is the ratio of defective to non defective televisions?
                  A) 1/200
                  B) 1/50
                  C) 1/49
                  D) 49/1
                  E) 50/1
                12. Which of the following is divisible (with no remainder) by 4?
                  A) 214133
                  B) 510056
                  C) 322569
                  D) 952217
                  E) 214395
                13. A particle travels 1 x 10 6 meters per second in a straight line for 5 x 10 -6 seconds. How many meters has it traveled?
                  A) 2 x 10 11
                  B) 5 x 10 12
                  C) 5 x 10 -12
                  D) 5
                  E) 5 x 10 -36
                14. The length of sides AB and AC in the triangle below are equal. What is the measure of angle A?

                  A) 70 o
                  B) 55 o
                  C) 40 o
                  D) 110 o
                  E) 20 o

                15. In the figure below ABC is an equilateral triangle. AH is perpendicular to BC and has a length of 2 3 inches. What is the area, in square inches, of triangle ABC.

                  A) 12
                  B) 2 3
                  C) 4 3
                  D) 8 3
                  E) cannot be determined from the given information

                16. If 8y = 3x – 11, then x =
                  A) (88/3) y
                  B) (8/3) y + 11
                  C) (8/3) y – 11
                  D) (8y – 11)/3
                  E) (8y + 11)/3
                17. Which of the statements describes the solution set for -2(x + 8) = -2x + 20?
                  A) x = – 2 only
                  B) x = 0 only
                  C) x = 20 only
                  D) There are no solution for this equation.
                  E) All real numbers are solutions of this equation.
                18. When graphed in the (x,y) coordinate plane, at what point do the lines 2x + 3y = 5 and x = -2 intersect?
                  A) (-2,0)
                  B) (-2,5)
                  C) (0,5/3)
                  D) (0,5)
                  E) (-2,3)
                19. The area of a trapezoid is 0.5 h (b1 + b2), where h is the altitude, and b1 and b2 are the lengths of the parallel bases. If a trapezoid has an altitude of 15 inches, an area of 105 square inches, and one of the bases 22 inches, what is the perimeter, in inches, of the trapezoid?
                  A) 8
                  B) 45
                  C) 60
                  D) 30
                  E) This trapezoid does not exist.
                20. If you drove at average speed of 66 miles per hour, what distance, in miles, did you drive in 99 minutes?
                  A) 1.5
                  B) 0.7
                  C) 65.34
                  D) 108.9
                  E) 150
                21. If x and y are any real numbers such that 0 x 2 y. which of these must be true?
                  A) x (xy)/2 y
                  B) 0 xy 2x
                  C) x xy 2
                  D) 0 xy 2
                  E) xy y
                22. In the right triangle ABC below, what is the cosine of angle A?
                23. The graph of y = 2/(x – 3) is shown below

                  Among the following, which is the best possible graphical representation of y = -2/|x – 3|

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                24. What is the slope of the line
                  4x = -3y + 8
                  A) 4
                  B) -3/4
                  C) -4/3
                  D) 2
                  E) 8
                25. In the figure below, B is on AD. BAC and ACB measure 26? and 131? respectively. What is the measure of CBD?

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                26. Which of the following is equal to 45
                  A) 15
                  B) 5 3
                  C) 9 5
                  D) 3 5
                  E) 3


                27. ACT WorkKeys – Job Skills Test for Employers and Career Seekers #wikipedia #question #and #answer


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                  WorkKeys

                  Educators

                  Using WorkKeys in your classroom

                  If students are going to be adequately prepared for the workforce, they need to understand the requirements for jobs they are considering. WorkKeys helps students determine the skill levels required for various jobs.

                  An increasing number of states are recognizing the importance of statewide WorkKeys testing, reexamining state standards and the content taught in high school to ensure that they focus on college and career readiness skills. The ACT ® test and WorkKeys assessments are recognized as the leading educational assessments for use in statewide testing.

                  States Using the ACT and WorkKeys

                  Alaska
                  Public high school juniors take WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information under a program called Alaska Career Ready. The goal of Alaska Career Ready is to provide families with a free resource that helps them prepare their students for the world of work. Students are eligible to earn the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

                  Michigan
                  High school juniors take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME), which includes state-developed tests, the five tests in the ACT with writing, and the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

                  North Dakota
                  High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

                  Wyoming
                  High school juniors are required to take either the four multiple-choice ACT tests or the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information assessments. The cost for either set of assessments for all students is paid by the state. Students are eligible to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.

                  Workforce Developers

                  Partnering for a stronger workforce

                  Business executives and economic development consultants work to identify the best locations for expansion and relocation. The availability of skilled labor is a critical factor in making these decisions.

                  A growing number of states, communities, and organizations are choosing WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as the foundation for career readiness initiatives that energize their economic development and workforce strategies.

                  Together WorkKeys and the NCRC help communities and economic developers:

                  • Encourage businesses to stay in the community
                  • Increase the tax base through more profitable business partners
                  • Decrease unemployment rates
                  • Improve the quality of life for community residents
                  • Provide focused education and training to meet both individual and organization goals

                  Learn more about the NCRC

                  Industry Associations

                  ACT partners with associations and advocacy organizations representing the needs of industry sectors to develop national skills credentialing systems.

                  Using WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate as a foundation, industries can build credentialing systems, such as the Manufacturing Skills Certification System, that promote career pathways. After this, ACT research tools and analytic expertise can help inform ongoing skills development. This allows individuals to match their career development with evolving workplace needs.

                  The Manufacturing Institute

                  The National Career Readiness Certificate is the world-class market leader in ensuring young adults are equipped with the basic academic skills necessary to pursue additional education, training, and employment in the manufacturing industry. The partnership between the NAM and ACT is critically important to begin addressing the workforce crisis.

                  Emily Stover DeRocco, former president of The Manufacturing Institute and senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers.

                  The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

                  The WorkKeys assessments ACT has built and refined over almost 20 years of solid research in the workplace will help indicate that our trainees are ready and able to succeed. The assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate provide a consistent measure of skill levels and help identify specific training needs.

                  —Don Whyte, NCCER president

                  The Center for Energy Workforce Development

                  It is imperative that we understand what it will take to get potential candidates properly trained and ready to move into entry-level positions as quickly as possible. ACT’s workforce development solutions, including WorkKeys assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate, as well as their international reputation as a data-driven assessment firm, makes them an ideal partner for CEWD as we begin the process of building tomorrow’s energy workforce.

                  —Ann Randazzo, CEWD executive director

                  Partner with ACT

                  ACT workforce development solutions match any industry competency model.

                  Contact us to learn how partnering with ACT can help you prepare individuals to build career pathways in your industry.



                  Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT – 60 Questions #answer #gear


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                  Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT 60 Questions

                  If you want a chance to flex your ACT math muscles, you can try this practice test. The test covers algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions are modeled from questions off the latest ACT test. Complete this test, take it seriously, and you re sure to be much more at ease on exam day.

                  In order to best simulate real exam conditions, you should do the following:

                  Sit where you won t be interrupted or tempted to pick up the TV remote or your phone.

                  Use the answer sheet provided to practice filling in the dots.

                  Set your timer for 60 minutes.

                  Check your work as you go.

                  Avoid taking breaks during the test.

                  Here are links for PDF files that you may download for ACT Practice Test 1:

                  You should go through the answer explanations to all the questions, not just the ones that you missed, because you ll find lots of good info that may help you later on.

                  Time: 60 minutes for 60 questions

                  Directions: Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question, and then shade in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet.