Sample Questions: College Mathematics

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The following College Mathematics sample questions aren't used in actual CLEP exams and aren't presented here as they will be on the test. Use them to get a sense of question format and difficulty level.


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  1. Audrey deposited $10,000 into a 3-year certificate of deposit that earned 10% annual interest, compounded annually. Audrey made no additional deposits to or withdrawals from the certificate of deposit. What was the value of the certificate of deposit at the end of the 3-year period?

    A. $13,000
    B. $13,300
    C. $13,310
    D. $13,401
  2. (4 x 10-5)2(2 x 106)3=


    A. 2x10-28
    B. 1.3x10-2
    C. 1.6x1010
    D. 2x1014

  3. If P dollars is invested in a savings account that pays 5% annual interest, compounded continuously, in how many years will the account value be equal to 2P dollars?

    A. In 220 years
    B. In 25 years
    C. 10 years
    D. 20 years


C, A, A

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