Introduction to Practice Quizzes for MA 110




Welcome to Practice Quizzes for MA 110, Survey of College Mathematics.  These quizzes were written by Professor Joyce Riseberg, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, to coordinate with the text Finite Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Science and Social Sciences, 10th edition, by Barnett, Ziegler, and Byleen.  This book is currently being used in all sections of MA 110 at the Rockville Campus of Montgomery College.


The purpose of these practice quizzes is to give you, the student, an opportunity to solve problems on your own and to receive immediate feedback.  Each quiz has a multiple-choice format.  You should work out the problem on your own, using pencil and paper and a calculator if appropriate, and then choose one of the answers.  After you select an answer, you will be told if your answer is correct.  If it is not, you will receive some hints as to what you might have done wrong.  If you choose "None of the answers given; click to see the solution," a solution of the problem will be shown.  After you finish the quiz, you can click "Return to Table of Contents" in order to return to the Table of Contents so that you can try another version of the same quiz or in order to go on to a quiz on a different section.


For Chapter 3, the Mathematics of Finance, I have written two types of quizzes for sections 3-2, 3-3, and 3-4.  The quizzes which are called "Alternate Quizzes" assume that you know how to use the TVM Solver on a TI-83, TI-83+ or TI-84 calculator.  If you do not know how to use the TVM Solver, you should not try these quizzes.


Occasionally, I have used notation which is a little different from the notation used in the textbook.  When this seemed appropriate, I have used the same type of notation as is used on a graphing calculator. 


For exponents, I have usually used standard notation, but on occasion I have used the symbol used on the calculator, so that, for example, xn  might be written as x^n.


For multiplication, I have used the symbol *, so that, for example, 12 times 4 would be written as 12*4.


I hope that you find these quizzes useful and that they help you to do well in your math course.  If you have any comments or suggestions about the quizzes, or of you find any errors, please contact me by e-mail at




Return to Table of Contents