## ACT Practice Test with Answers and Explanations

The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. It assesses high school students' skills in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. There is also an optional writing section. The test is scored on a scale of 1-36, with the average score being around 20. Many colleges and universities require or recommend that students submit ACT scores as part of their application. The ACT is administered several times a year at testing centers throughout the country. Test-takers have a limited amount of time to answer each question, and the test is designed to measure a student's knowledge and critical thinking skills. Preparing for the ACT involves studying test-taking strategies and reviewing subject material covered on the exam.

### ACT Practice Test with Answers and Explanations

1. Which of the following best describes the central idea of the passage?

2. What is the value of x in the equation 2x + 5 = 17?

3. Which of the following statements about the structure of an argument is true?

4. In a triangle, the length of one side is 10, and the measure of the opposite angle is 45 degrees. Which of the following is the length of the shortest side?

5. A car travels at a constant speed of 60 miles per hour. How far will the car travel in 2 hours?

6. What is the slope-intercept form of the equation of the line that passes through the points (3, 5) and (5, 9)?

7. Which of the following sentences uses the word "affinity" correctly?

8. What is the value of x in the equation 3x + 5 = 23?

9. In a right triangle, what is the length of the hypotenuse if the legs have lengths 3 and 4?

10. What is the slope of the line passing through the points (2, 3) and (6, 9)?