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1. (4 pts) Solve the inequality x2 3x and write the solution set in interval notation.
(no explanation required) 1. ______
A. (–, 0] [3, )
B. (–, 3] [0, )
C. (–, 3]
D. [0, 3]
2. (4 pts) Solve
0 and write the solution set in interval notation. 2. ______
(no explanation required)
A. [–2, )
B. [5, )
C. (–5, –2] (5, )
D. (–, –5) [–2, 5)
3. (4 pts) For f (x) = x3 – 3×2 – 2, use the Intermediate Value Theorem to determine which
interval must contain a zero of f. (no explanation required) 3. _______
A. Between 0 and 1
B. Between 1 and 2
C. Between 2 and 3
D. Between 3 and 4
4. (4 pts) Translate this sentence into a mathematical equation:
The surface area S of a sphere is directly proportional to the square of its radius r.
5. (8 pts) Look at the graph of the quadratic function and complete the table. [No explanations required.]
Graph Fill in the blanks Equation
State the vertex:
State the range:
State the interval on
which the function
The graph represents which
of the following equations?
A. y = x2 – 4x + 3
B. y = 2×2 + x – 3
C. y = –x2 – 2x + 3
D. y = –x2 + 2x + 3
6. (6 pts) Each graph below represents a polynomial function. Complete the following table.
(no explanation required)
Graph A Graph B
Is the degree of the
polynomial odd or even?
Is the leading coefficient of
the polynomial positive or
negative? (choose one)
How many real number
zeros are there?
7. (12 pts)
(a) State the domain.
(b) Which sketch illustrates the end behavior of the polynomial function?
(c) State the y-intercept:
(d) State the real zeros:
(e) State which graph below is the graph of P(x).
GRAPH A. (below) GRAPH B. (below)
GRAPH C. (below) GRAPH D. (below)
A. B. C. D.
8. (8 pts) Let
( ) 2
f x . (no explanations required)
(a) State the x-intercept(s).
(b) State the y-intercept.
(c) State the horizontal asymptote.
(d) State the vertical asymptote(s).
9. (8 pts) Solve the equation. Check all proposed solutions. Show work in solving and in checking,
and state your final conclusion.
10. (8 pts) Which of the following functions is represented by the graph shown below? Explain your
answer choice. Be sure to take the asymptotes and intercepts into account in your explanation.
11. (8 pts) For z = 7 + 2i and w = 3 i, find z/w. That is, determine
and simplify as
much as possible, writing the result in the form a + bi, where a and b are real numbers. Show
12. (8 pts) Consider the equation 5×2 + 20 = 16x. Find the complex solutions (real and nonreal) of the equation, and simplify as much as possible. Show work.
13. (18 pts)
The cost, in dollars, for a company to produce x widgets is given by C(x) = 4700 + 5.20x for
x 0, and the price-demand function, in dollars per widget, is p(x) = 40 0.02x for 0 x 2000.
In Quiz 2, problem #10, we saw that the profit function for this scenario is
P(x) = 0.02×2 + 34.80x 4700.
(a) The profit function is a quadratic function and so its graph is a parabola.
Does the parabola open up or down? __________
(b) Find the vertex of the profit function P(x) using algebra. Show algebraic work.
(c) State the maximum profit and the number of widgets which yield that maximum profit:
The maximum profit is _______________ when ____________ widgets are produced and sold.
(d) Determine the price to charge per widget in order to maximize profit.
(e) How many widgets can be produced and sold in order to earn at least $7700 profit?
Hint: Start by solving the equation P(x) = 7700. Show algebraic work.
State your conclusion clearly in a sentence.