The CLEP College Algebra exam* includes the following types of questions:

- Algebraic operations 25%
- Equations and inequalities 20%
- Functions and their properties 25%
- Number systems and operations 30%

- Fundamental algebraic operations 4%
- Factoring polynomials over real numbers 6%
- Rational expressions 7%
- Exponential and radical expressions 8%
- Linear equations 12%
- Absolute value equations and inequalities 6%
- Quadratic equations and inequalities 12%
- Equations involving radicals 6%
- Complex numbers 5%
- Functions 20%
- Two dimensional graphing 14%

*College Algebra*, eighth edition, by Raymond A. Barnett, Michael R. Ziegler, and Karl E. Byleen (McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2008)

- Optional but recommended
*Student’s Solutions Manual to Accompany College Algebra*, eighth edition, prepared by Fred Safier (McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2008)