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hermaphrodite
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wondering about the math placement test during orientation. i got a 4 on calc BC, which i think gets me out of 31A. so how good do i need to do on the placement to get me out of 31B?

and how hard is the placement test, compared to the AP?

and how hard is the placement test, compared to the AP?

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## Replies to: math placement test

297Junior MemberUCLA Department of Mathematics

937Member138Junior Member485Member219Junior Member16,060Senior Member172Junior Member57Junior MemberIf you placed out of a quarter or two of calculus, enroll in the next one in the series. So if you placed out of your first quarter of calc, enroll in Math 3B or 31B. Placed out of two quarters? Enroll in 3C or 32A. Took one semester of calc at a community college? That counts for your first quarter - enroll in 3B or 31B. Took two semesters of calc? If you're a life sciences major, then you're done with calculus. Don't enroll in math at all! If you place out of some math with AP, or if you took some at a community college, don't worry - you won't be missing course material if you don't retake it here. Calculus is calculus.

And as it may help some.

For people currently worried.

They site this as a practice test: California Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project

Topics covered:

Skill areas that are covered by the test are:

* Elementary operations with numerical and algebraic functions

* Operations with exponents and radicals

* Linear equations and inequalities

* Polynomials and polynomial equations

* Functions

* Trigonometry

* Logarithmic and exponential functions

* Mathematical modeling -- word problems.