Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 8Algebra  Geometry  Measurement  Statistics  Probability  Number  Processes 
Sample Assessments: Each sample assessment item gives an idea of how an assessment item on the MSA might be presented. The items appropriately measure the content of the State Curriculum and may be formatted similarly to those appearing on the MSA; however, these are sample items only and have not appeared on any MSA form. 
Standard 1.0 Knowledge of Algebra, Patterns, and Functions 
Topic B. Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities 
Indicator 1. Write, simplify, and evaluate expressions 
Objective d. Simplify algebraic expressions by combining like terms 
Assessment limit: Use no more than 3 variables with integers (50 to 50), or proper fractions with denominators as factors of 20 (20 to 20)

Selected Response Item 


Note: This problem is solved without a calculator.
Look at the expression below. Which expression is equivalent to the given expression?
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Correct Answer: Assessment limit: 
