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Answers to APTP sample problems

From the APTP General and Intermediate Mathematics Placement Test-Sample Problems

Betty wished to build a rectangular dog run along the side of her garage. The garage will serve as one of the longer sides of the run. If she has 50 feet of fencing and wishes the run to be 3 times longer than it is wide, how many square feet will the fencing enclose?

a. 117 1/8 sq ft

b. 250 sq ft

c. 300 sq ft

The correct answer is c.

From the APTP Advanced Mathematics Placement Test-Sample Problems

What are the values of x for which (x-2)(x+5) > 0?

a. -5 < x < 2

b. x > 0

c. x < -5 and x > 2

The correct answer is c.