# Free Basic Math Practice Test – Includes Answer Key and Step-by-Step Solution!

- Posted by Brian Stocker MA
- Date October 25, 2012
- Comments 23 comments

### FREE Basic Math Interactive Quiz

Includes fractions, word problems, decimals, percent, exponents word problems and more!

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### Practice Questions

**1. 491 ÷ 9 =**

A. 54 r5

B. 56 r6

C. 57 r5

D. 51 r3

**2. 703 ÷ 6 =**

A. 116 r5

B. 117 r1

C. 116 r3

D. 118 r4

**3. Express 71/1000 as a decimal.**

A. .71

B. .0071

C. .071

D. 7.1

**4. 4.7 + .9 + .01 =**

A. 5.5

B. 6.51

C. 5.61

D. 5.7

**5. .33 × .59 =**

A. .1947

B. 1.947

C. .0197

D. .1817

**6. .84 ÷ .7 =**

A. .12

B. 12

C. .012

D. 1.2

**7. Express the ten thousandths place in 1.7389**

A. 1

B. 8

C. 9

D. 3

**8. .87 – .48 =**

A. .39

B. .49

C. .41

D. .37

**9. Round 3.864 to the nearest tenth.**

A. 3.9

B. 3.86

C. 4

D. 3.96

**10. Which is the equivalent decimal number for forty nine thousandths?**

A. .49

B. .0049

C. .049

D. 4.9

### FREE Basic Math Interactive Quiz

Includes fractions, word problems, decimals, percent, exponents word problems and more!

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### Answer Key

**1.** A

**2**. B

**3****.** C

**4**. C

**5.** A

**6.** D

**7.** C

**8.** A

**9.** A

**10.** C

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### Most Common Basic Math Mistakes

**Careless Mistakes.**Misreading a problem, simple arithmetic mistakes, or other careless errors**Not showing all of the steps.**This makes it difficult for the teacher to understand how you got the answer.**Not checking your work**or not reviewing their test before turning it in. Never leave the test room early!**Not understanding the problem**and solving it with an inappropriate method.**Not understanding of basic math concepts**and operations, such as fractions, decimals, and basic algebra.**Not paying attention to the units of measure.****Not understanding basic terminology**, such as “factor,” “product,” and “quotient.”**Not paying attention to the sign of the answer or confusing the sign.****Not using the correct formula**or equation for the problem.

### Basic Math Operations

Basic math operations are the fundamental building blocks of arithmetic, involving four key operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Addition combines two or more numbers to get a total sum, while subtraction finds the difference between numbers by taking one away from another. Multiplication is a way to add a number to itself repeatedly, resulting in a product, and division splits a number into equal parts, giving a quotient. These operations are essential for solving everyday math problems and form the foundation for more advanced mathematical concepts.

**Written by**, Brian Stocker MA., Complete Test Preparation Inc.

**Date Published:**Thursday, October 25th, 2012

**Date Modified:**Wednesday, August 21st, 2024

Tag:Basic Math

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## 23 Comments

Check your figures – Choice D, 1.2 is correct. You are missing a decimal point. .84 ÷ .7 = 1.2

#6 Answer is .12

the answer is correct – .84 ÷ .7 = 1.2 choice D. Watch the decimal from the question number – 6. .84 ÷ .7 = 1.2

Yeah, I got that one wrong. I am just a kid. I go to Silver Mesa Elementary, and in around october they have this big test called the SALTA test. I am pretty sure you have heard of it. And I want to try to be selected for the finals and be declared a gifted child, which is why I came over to your website

Sorry. Got it.

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Ok 4) is not c. Its d

Yes – #4 is C 4.7 + .9 + .01 = 5.61

lets see – the question is – notice that .9 equals 0.9 and .01 equals 0.01 – that makes it easier to keep straight

Questions is – 4.7 + .9 + .01

Take the first part – 4.7 + 0.9 = 5.6

5.6 + 0.01 = 5.61 Choice C is correct

Watch your decimals!

5.61 is the right answer.

how?explain

good practice thanks!

Why for number 6 the decimal is moved only once and for number 5 the decimal is all the way in the front?

One is multiplication and one is division

For #5, count the digits behind the decimal place in the question, this will tell you where to place the decimal place in the answer. For #6, you only need to move the decimal one place over for the the denominator to be devisable by the numerator (7 goes into 8)

good explanation is needed” because ” other people don’t understand it

Great practice questions and i really enjoyed the practice on this site. I have a upcoming basic math test to take this weekend for a better job career and i needed a little practice. Thanks…

703 / 6 = 117.1667 or 117 R1

Hi Brian, I’m in Fort St. John, BC

I’d like to study for and take this test as soon as possible ….

How do I get started?

how to compute number 10

Which is the equivalent decimal number for forty nine thousandths? A number in the thousanths place means 3 places of decimal so choice C – 0.049 is correct

thanks