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College Mathematics

The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

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The shaded triangle in the xy-plane above is formed by the x-axis, the line y = ax, and the line x = k. The intersection of which of the following sets of lines produces a triangle similar to the shaded triangle?

  • A.

    y=2ax, x=2k, and the x-axis

  • B.

    y = 2 times a times x, x = k, and the x-axis

  • C.

    y=ax, x=2k, and the x-axis

  • D.

    y=(a over 2)times x, x=(2 times k), and the x-axis

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