Multiple Choice
Identify the
letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 1.  Susan
is selling tickets for the school drama production. Adult tickets are $5 and student tickets
are $3. Write an expression for the total amount of money Susan will collect, where a
represents the number of adult tickets she sells, and s represents the number of student
tickets she sells.
a.  5a + 3s  b.  3a +
5s  c.  8(a +
s)   

 2.  Using
the expression and problem from Question 1, determine the total amount of money Susan will collect if
she sells 10 adult tickets and 7 student tickets.

 3.  Calculate the value of the expression (4a  b) ¸ c when a = 5, b
= 6, and c = 2.

 4.  Calculate the value of the expression 2x  6y + 7 when x = 3 and y =
2.

 5.  Write
an algebraic expression to represent the total value of any combinations of loonies, twoonies and $5
bills in a cash register.
Let l represent the number of
loonies.
Let t represent the number of
twoonies.
Let f represent the number of $5 bills.
a.  l + 2t +
5f  b.  5l + 2t +
5  c.  5t + 2l +
f   

 6.  Use
the correct expression from Question 5 to determine how much money is in the cash register if there
are 17 loonies, 12 twoonies, and 18 $5 bills.

 7.  During the summer Tim sells fries and hot dogs from his snack mobile on Broadway
in Winnipeg. Fries cost $2.50 and hot dogs cost $3.25.
Write an
algebraic expression to represent the total amount of money Tim receives if:
f represents the number of orders of french fries sold
h represents the number of hot dogs sold
a.  2.50f +
3.25h  b.  3.25f + 2.50h  c.  5.75(f +
h)   

 8.  Use
the correct expression from Question 7 to determine how much money Tim receives during a busy lunch
hour if he sold 48 orders of fries and 57 hotdogs.
a.  $298.50  b.  $305.25  c.  $603.75   

 9.  Jim
is buying flowers for his flower garden. Impatients cost $3.25/dozen, marigolds cost $4.25/dozen and
petunias cost $5.50/dozen.
Write an
algebraic expression to represent the total cost of the flowers if:
p represents the number of dozen of petunias
m represents the number of dozen marigolds
t represents the number of dozen impatients
a.  3.25p + 4.25m +
5.50t  b.  13 (p + m + t)  c.  5.50p + 4.25m +
3.25t   

 10.  Use
the correct expression from Question 9 to determine how much Jim will pay for his flowers if he buys
3 dozen impatients, 2 dozen petunias and 4 dozen marigolds.
