Math Placement Assessment - Part 1: Algebra UH Hilo

The Math Placement Assessment you are about to start covers topics in college algebra, precalculus functions and trigonometry and determines which UH Hilo math course aligns with your demonstrated knowledge. You will have 1 hour to complete 3 sections, with 10 multiple choice questions per section. Each correct answer is counted as 1 point. Incorrect answers and blanks are scored as zero. Based on your score, you will be placed into Math courses numbered MATH 103, MATH 125, MATH 135, MATH 140, MATH 140X, or MATH 241. If you want to register for a course higher than MATH 241, please contact the Mathematics faculty member teaching that course. These requests are evaluated on a case by case basis.

Do not take this assessment if you plan to register for MATH 100 Survey of Math or MATH 115 Intro to Statistics & Probability.

Taking the Assessment

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Viewing the Math

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Begin or Resume the Exam

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Cheating

You are expected to answer the exam questions without any external resources or references beyond a simple, non-graphing calculator. Using such outside resources for this exam is considered cheating.

Cheating is a violation of UH Hilo's Academic Dishonesty Policy and Student Conduct Code and will be regulated by said policies. Furthermore, cheating may result in placement into a course for which you are unprepared.

Format of the Exam

The exam is forty multiple choice questions broken into four parts. To answer a question, simply click on your selected answer. You may change your mind at any time prior to submitting your exam for placement by clicking on a different answer. Your exam is not complete until you click the Submit button at the end of the exam.

Example Question:

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