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Released Test Questions

Algebra II

Introduction - Algebra II

The following released test questions are taken from the Algebra II Standards Test. This test is one of the California Standards Tests administered as part of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program under policies set by the State Board of Education. All questions on the California Standards Tests are evaluated by committees of content experts, including teachers and administrators, to ensure their appropriateness for measuring the California academic content standards in Algebra II. In addition to content, all items are reviewed and approved to ensure their adherence to the principles of fairness and to ensure no bias exists with respect to characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, and language. This document contains released test questions from the California Standards Test forms in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. First on the pages that follow are lists of the standards assessed on the Algebra II Test. Next are released test questions. Following the questions is a table that gives the correct answer for each question, the content standard that each question is measuring, and the year each question last appeared on the test. The following table lists each reporting cluster, the number of items that appear on the exam, and the number of released test questions that appear in this document. Some of the released test questions for Algebra II are the same test questions found in different combinations on the Integrated Mathematics 2 and 3 California Standards Tests and the Summative High School Mathematics California Standards Test. NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ON EXAM 19 17 15 14 65 NUMBER OF RELEASED TEST QUESTIONS 23 20 19 18 80

REPORTING CLUSTER Polynomials and Rational Expressions Quadratics, Conics, and Complex Numbers Exponents and Logarithms

Series, Combinatorics, and Probability and Statistics TOTAL

In selecting test questions for release, three criteria are used: (1) the questions adequately cover a selection of the academic content standards assessed on the Algebra II Test; (2) the questions demonstrate a range of difficulty; and (3) the questions present a variety of ways standards can be assessed. These released test questions do not reflect all of the ways the standards may be assessed. Released test questions will not appear on future tests. For more information about the California Standards Tests, visit the California Department of Education’s Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/resources.asp.

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CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T

Algebra II

Released Test Questions

**THE POLYNOMIALS AND RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS REPORTING CLUSTER
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The following five California content standards are included in the Polynomials and Rational Expressions reporting cluster and are represented in this booklet by 23 test questions. These questions represent only some ways in which these standards may be assessed on the Algebra II California Mathematics Standards Test. CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS IN THIS REPORTING CLUSTER

Algebra II 1.0* 2.0* 3.0* 4.0* 7.0* Students solve equations and inequalities involving absolute value. Students solve systems of linear equations and inequalities (in two or three variables) by substitution, with graphs, or with matrices. Students are adept at operations on polynomials, including long division. Students factor polynomials representing the difference of squares, perfect square trinomials, and the sum and difference of two cubes. Students add, subtract, multiply, divide, reduce, and evaluate rational expressions with monomial and polynomial denominators and simplify complicated rational expressions, including those with negative exponents in the denominator.

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In particular. AND COMPLEX NUMBERS REPORTING CLUSTER The following seven California content standards are included in the Quadratics. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. ellipse. minima. Students add. Students solve and graph quadratic equations by factoring. This is NOT an operational test form.. and zeros of the function. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.0* 8. students can determine how the graph of a parabola changes as a.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions Algebra II THE QUADRATICS. CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS IN THIS REPORTING CLUSTER Algebra II 5. b.0 17. Students demonstrate and explain how the geometry of the graph of a conic section (e. eccentricity) depends on the coefficients of the quadratic equation representing it. they can plot complex numbers as points in the plane. and Complex Numbers reporting cluster and are represented in this booklet by 20 test questions. These questions represent only some ways in which these standards may be assessed on the Algebra II California Mathematics Standards Test. and divide complex numbers. foci.0* 16. Students can then graph the equation. Given a quadratic equation of the form ax 2 + by 2 + cx + dy + e = 0. 6. asymptotes. CONICS.g.0 * Denotes key standards — 3 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions.0* 10. Conics. subtract. Students demonstrate and explain the effect that changing a coefficient has on the graph of quadratic functions. parabola. Students apply these techniques in solving word problems. and c vary in the equation y = a(x – b)2 + c. They also solve quadratic equations in the complex number system. that is. completing the square.0* Students demonstrate knowledge of how real and complex numbers are related both arithmetically and graphically.0* 9. or hyperbola. or using the quadratic formula. . multiply. students can use the method for completing the square to put the equation into standard form and can recognize whether the graph of the equation is a circle. Students graph quadratic functions and determine the maxima.

and logarithms have been applied correctly at each step. . always true. understand exponential functions. 11.0* 13. This is NOT an operational test form. and use these functions in problems involving exponential growth and decay.1* Students understand the inverse relationship between exponents and logarithms.0* Students prove simple laws of logarithms. CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS IN THIS REPORTING CLUSTER Algebra II Standard Set 11. Students judge the validity of an argument according to whether the properties of real numbers. Students understand and use the properties of logarithms to simplify logarithmic numeric expressions and to identify their approximate values. and use this relationship to solve problems involving logarithms and exponents. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. These questions represent only some ways in which these standards may be assessed on the Algebra II California Mathematics Standards Test.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Algebra II Released Test Questions THE EXPONENTS AND LOGARITHMS REPORTING CLUSTER The following six California content standards are included in the Exponents and Logarithms reporting cluster and are represented in this booklet by 19 test questions.0 15.0 14. 11. or logarithmic or exponential functions is sometimes true. Students use the definition of logarithms to translate between logarithms in any base.0* * Denotes key standards — 4 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. exponents. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. Students know the laws of fractional exponents. Students determine whether a specific algebraic statement involving rational expressions.2* 12. or never true. radical expressions.

These questions represent only some ways in which these standards may be assessed on the Algebra II California Mathematics Standards Test. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. Combinatorics.0* 21. and Probability and Statistics reporting cluster and are represented in this booklet by 18 test questions. Students apply the method of mathematical induction to prove general statements about the positive integers. Students use combinations and permutations to compute probabilities. CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS IN THIS REPORTING CLUSTER Algebra II 18.0* 19.0 Students use fundamental counting principles to compute combinations and permutations. COMBINATORICS. AND PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS REPORTING CLUSTER Algebra II The following 10 California content standards are included in the Series. Students solve problems involving functional concepts.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions THE SERIES.0 Students know the definition of the notion of independent events and can use the rules for addition. Students know the definition of conditional probability and use it to solve for probabilities in finite sample spaces.0 PS7.0 24.0 25. . Students use properties from number systems to justify steps in combining and simplifying functions. Probability and Statistics PS1.0 22. Students compute the variance and the standard deviation of a distribution of data. defining the inverse function and performing arithmetic operations on functions. multiplication.0* 20. such as composition. and complementation to solve for probabilities of particular events in finite sample spaces. This is NOT an operational test form. Students know the binomial theorem and use it to expand binomial expressions that are raised to positive integer powers. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. Students find the general term and the sums of arithmetic series and of both finite and infinite geometric series. PS2.0 * Denotes key standards — 5 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions.

x = 3 x = 2.50 3. How many roses did she buy? A B C D 6 dozen 7 dozen 8 dozen 9 dozen CST00099 A restaurant manager bought 20 packages of bagels.5 x = 2.50 or x = −3. and the rest contained 12 bagels each. Some packages contained 6 bagels each. x = − 3 CST00507 Released Test Questions 4 � What is the solution to the system of equations shown below? ⎧ 2x− y + 3z = 8 ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎨x − 6 y− z = 0 ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎩−6 x + 3 y − 9 z = 24 A (0. Shereda bought a total of 17 dozen flowers and paid a total of $192. x = − 3 x = − 2. 4.50 < x < −2. x = 3 x = − 2.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Algebra II 1 � What is the complete solution to the equation 3 − 6 x = 15? A B C D x = 2. The roses cost $15 per dozen. and the carnations cost $8 per dozen. Shereda bought several dozen roses and several dozen carnations. There were 168 bagels in all. 4) ⎞ ⎛ 10 ⎟ ⎜ 1.50 CST20085 C D infinitely many solutions CST00203 3 � 5 � For a wedding. How many packages of 12 bagels did the manager buy? A B C D 6 8 9 12 CST00491 — 6 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions.5 > x > 2. This is NOT an operational test form.50 −3. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. . 4. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.50 or x = 3. ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎝ 3⎠ no solution 2 � B What are the possible values of x in 12 − 4 x = 2 ? A B C D x = −2.

This is NOT an operational test form.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions 6 ᮀ 8 ᮀ Algebra II Which system of linear inequalities is represented by this graph? y 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 What system of inequalities best represents the graph shown below? y 5 4 3 2 1 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 1 2 3 4 5 x A B C D y > − 2 and y > x + 1 y > − 2 and y < x + 1 y < − 2 and y > x + 1 y < − 2 and y < x + 1 CST00500 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 A ⎧ ⎪ ⎪y ≥ 1 x + 3 ⎪ 2 ⎨ ⎪ ⎪ y ≥ x −2 ⎪ ⎩ ⎧ ⎪y ≥ 2 x + 3 ⎪ ⎨ ⎪ ⎪y ≤ x − 2 ⎩ ⎧ 2x − y ≥ 3 ⎪ ⎪ ⎨ ⎪ ⎪x + y ≤ 2 ⎩ ⎧ 2x + y ≥ 3 ⎪ ⎪ ⎨ ⎪ ⎪x − y ≥ 2 ⎩ CST20079 7 ᮀ B Which point lies in the solution set for the ⎧ ⎪ 2 y − x ≥ −6 ? system ⎪ ⎨ ⎪ ⎪ ⎩ 2 y − 3 x < −6 A B C D C (−4. − 1) (3. − 3) (4. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. . 3) CST10059 D — 7 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. 1) (0. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.

CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Algebra II 9 � 2 x + 7 2 x 4 + 21 x 3 + 35 x 2 − 37 x + 46 A x3 + 7 x2 − 7 x + 6 − 4 2x + 7 4 2x + 7 Released Test Questions 12 � ) Which expression is equivalent to (6 y2 − 2)(6 y + 2)? A B C D 36 y 2 − 4 36 y3 − 4 36 y 2 + 12 y 2 + 12 y − 4 36 y3 + 12 y 2 − 12 y − 4 CST20008 B 2 x 3 + 14 x 2 − 14 x + 12 − x3 − 7 x2 + 7 x − 6 + x3 + 7 x2 − 7 x + 6 + C 4 2x + 7 4 2x + 7 CST00109 D 13 � What is the volume of the figure below? 10 � ( Which polynomial represents 3 x 2 + x − 4) ( 2 x − 5) ? 6 x 3 − 13 x 2 − 13 x − 20 6 x 3 − 13 x 2 − 13 x + 20 6 x3 + 13 x 2 + 3 x − 20 A CST10024 x+6 A B C D x+1 x+4 x 3 + 10 x 2 + 34 x + 24 x 3 + 11x 2 + 34 x + 24 x 3 + 10 x 2 + 24 x + 24 x 3 + 11x 2 + 24 x + 24 CST10285 6 x 3 + 13 x 2 + 3 x + 20 B 11 ( � C D −2 x 2 + 6 x + 1) − 2 (4 x 2 − 3 x + 1) = 6 x2 − 1 −10 x 2 − 1 6 x 2 + 12 x − 1 −10 x 2 + 12 x − 1 CST00233 A B C D 14 � A B C D 8 a 3 + c3 = (2 a + c)(2 a + c)(2 a + c) (2 a − c)(4 a 2 + 2 ac + c 2 ) (2 a − c)(4 a 2 + 4 ac + c 2 ) (2 a + c)(4 a 2 − 2 ac + c 2 ) CST00118 — 8 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. This is NOT an operational test form. .

Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. Which factors could represent the length times width? A B C D Algebra II 18 � A x+3 6 + 2 = x + 5 x + 3 x − 10 x2 + x x 2 + 3 x − 10 x2 7x − 9 + 3 x − 10 (2 x 2 − 3 y)(2 x 2 + 3 y) (2 x2 + 3 y )(2 x2 + 3 y ) (2 x − 3 y )(2 x − 3 y ) (2 x + 3 y )(2 x − 3 y ) CST10028 B C x 2 + x + 12 x 2 + 3 x − 10 x2 + x + 1 x 2 + 3 x − 10 CST00295 16 � ( D x + 1) − y2 ? 2 Which product of factors is equivalent to A B C D ( x + 1 + y )2 ( x + 1 − y )2 ( x − 1 + y)( x − 1 − y) ( x + 1 + y)( x + 1 − y) CST10030 � 19 Which is a simplified form of A 3a 5 b3 c 5 3ab c5 3 b2 c 5 3 ab3c 5 3 a2 b3 c−2 ? ( a−1 b2 c)3 B 17 � Which expression shows the complete factorization of 12 x 2 −147? A B C D (3 x − 7)(4 x + 2) (4 x − 21)(3 x + 7) C D CST00267 12 ( x − 7)( x + 7) 3(2 x − 7)(2 x + 7) CST20117 — 9 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. This is NOT an operational test form. .CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions 15 � The total area of a rectangle is 4 x 4 − 9 y2 .

CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Algebra II Released Test Questions 23 � � 20 What is A 20 x− 4 8 x− 3 ÷ ? 27 y2 15 y− 5 32 y3 81x 32 81xy 7 25 y3 18 x What is the simplest form of 5 x 3 y + 20 x 2 y2 + 20 xy3 ? 5 xy A B B C ( x + 2) 2 ( x + 2 y) 2 x 2 + y2 x 2 + 4 y2 CST10049 C D D 25 18 xy 7 CST20321 24 � If i = −1. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. . Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. which point shows the location of 5 − 2 i on the plane? � 21 Which product is equivalent to A B C D 4( x − 2) 4( x + 2) −4( x − 2) −4( x + 2) 4 x 2 −16 ? 2−x Imaginary 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 A B C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 CST10041 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 Real D 22 � A 1 x2 + 4 x x2 −9 i 2 = x+ 3 x + x −12 B x x+4 x +3 x −3 CST10043 A B point A point B point C point D CST00510 C C D D — 10 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. This is NOT an operational test form.

Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. then 4 i(6 i ) = A B C D 48 24 24 48 CST00512 26 � Which of the following complex numbers is represented by the point on the graph below? Imaginary 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 28 � What is an equivalent form of A 3−i 4 3−i 5 4−i 4 4−i 5 2 ? 3+ i B C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 Real D CST10040 29 � ( What is the product of the complex numbers 3 + i) and ( 3 − i) ? A B C D 8 10 9–i 10 − 6i CST10038 A B C D 4 + 3i 4 − 3i 3 − 4i 3 + 4i CST30142 — 11 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. This is NOT an operational test form. what is the value of i 4 ? A B C D i −i 1 −1 CST00238 Algebra II 27 � If i = −1. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. .CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions 25 � If i = −1.

−3 −4. x = −1 − i x = −1 + 2 2. What number should be added to both sides of the equation to complete the square? A B C D 2 4 8 16 CST00508 32 � What are the solutions to the equation 1 3 1+ 2 = ? x x A x= 5 3 5 3 + . . 6 CST20109 B C D 31 � What are the solutions to the equation x 2 + 2 x + 2 = 0? A B C D x = 0. x = −1 − 2 2 CST00114 34 � Jenny is solving the equation x 2 − 8 x = 9 by completing the square. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Algebra II 30 � If i = −1 and a and b are non-zero real 1 numbers. what is ? a + bi A a + bi a 2 + b2 a − bi a 2 + b2 a + bi a 2 − b2 a − bi a 2 − b2 CST10371 Released Test Questions 33 � There are two numbers with the following properties.x= − 2 2 2 2 A B C up 4 and 5 to the right down 2 and 2 to the right down 2 and 3 to the left up 4 and 2 to the left CST10074 D 13 13 x=3+ . Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. This is NOT an operational test form. −1 −1.x= − 2 2 2 2 5 5 . Which of the following represents possible values of these two numbers? A B C D −6. x =3− 2 2 CST00197 D — 12 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. 2) The product of the two numbers is 9 more than their sum. x = −2i x = −1 + i. x =3− 2 2 35 � Which of the following most accurately describes the translation of the graph 2 y = ( x + 3) − 2 to the graph of y = ( x − 2) + 2 ? 2 B x=3+ x= C 13 3 13 3 + . 1) The second number is 3 more than the first number. x = −2 x = 0. 4 −3.

Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions 36 � 37 � Algebra II What are the x-intercepts of the graph of y = 12 x 2 − 5 x − 2? A 1 and − −1 and 1 6 1 6 Which of the following sentences is true about 2 the graphs of y = 3 ( x − 5) + 1 and y = 3 ( x + 5) + 1? 2 A B C D Their vertices are maximums. CST10294 B C 2 1 and − 3 4 2 1 − and 3 4 D CST00297 — 13 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. The graphs have the same shape with different vertices. . while the other graph has a vertex that is a minimum. This is NOT an operational test form. One graph has a vertex that is a maximum. The graphs have different shapes with different vertices.

Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. . Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Algebra II 38 � Which is the graph of y = − 2 ( x − 1) + 1? 2 Released Test Questions y 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 y 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 x -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 x A C y 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 y 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 x -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 x B D CST10292 — 14 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. This is NOT an operational test form.

⎟ ⎟ ⎜ ⎜ ⎜ ⎜ ⎠ ⎠ ⎝ 2⎟ ⎝ 3⎟ Which set of equations represents the asymptotes of the hyperbola’s graph? 42 � 4 x 2 − 5 y2 − 16 x − 30 y − 9 = 0 What is the standard form of the equation of the conic given above? A ( x − 4)2 ( y − 3)2 − =1 11 4 ( y + 3)2 ( x − 2)2 − =1 4 5 ( y − 3)2 ( x + 2)2 − =1 6 9 ( x − 4)2 ( y − 3)2 + =1 11 4 CST00146 A y= y= y= 3 3 x. . y = − x 2 2 2 2 x. This is NOT an operational test form. − 3) (−1. 0) (0. y = − x 3 3 CST10304 — 15 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. y = − x 2 2 B B C C D D 1 1 y = x. y = − x 3 3 1 1 x. − 5) CST10084 A B C D B C D � 40 ⎞2 ⎛ y ⎟ ⎞2 ⎛ x⎟ ⎜ The graph of ⎜ − = 1 is a hyperbola.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions 39 � 41 � Algebra II Which of the following represents a parabola? A x 2 + y2 = r 2 y2 x 2 + =1 a 2 b2 4 px = y 2 y2 x 2 − =1 a 2 b2 CST20065 Which ordered pair is the vertex of f ( x ) = x 2 + 6 x + 5? (−3. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. − 4) (−2.

Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. − 2) a circle with center (−2. 3) and radius 4 CST20127 Released Test Questions 46 � 1 = x? 9 Which equation is equivalent to log 3 A 13 = x3 9 3 ⎛1⎞ ⎟ ⎜ =x ⎟ ⎜ ⎜ ⎝9⎟ ⎠ B C 3x = 1 9 1 9 D 3 =x CST10151 44 � What is the solution to the equation 5 x = 17? A x=2 x = log10 2 x = log10 17 + log10 5 x= log10 17 log10 5 CST00132 47 � Which is the first incorrect step in simplifying 4 log 4 ? 64 Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: A B C Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Each step is correct. This is NOT an operational test form. 3) and vertices (4. 3) and radius 8 a circle with center (−2. − 3) and (−4. 3) a hyperbola with center (−2.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Algebra II 43 � Which statement describes the graph of the equation x 2 + y2 + 4 x − 6 y − 3 = 0? A B C D a hyperbola with center (−2. what is the value of x ? A x =− x= x= 1 10 B 1 10 1 100 C D x = 100 CST10255 — 16 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. 3) and vertices (2. . − 3) and (3. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. CST00517 B log 4 C 4 = log 4 4 − log 4 64 64 = 1 − 16 = −15 D 45 � D If log10 x = − 2.

only one of them had arrived at the correct conclusion using correct steps. Each student’s work is shown below. time according to the equation y = A ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎝ 2⎠ where A = the number of grams present initially and t = time in years. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.5 grams CST00367 t — 17 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. . x ≠ 0 Shanan’s work x3 x 3 x−7 = 7 x 1 = 4 . Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. how many grams will remain after 900 years? A B C D 500 grams 250 grams 125 grams 62. Michael. but his answer was not correct.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions 48 � 49 � Algebra II A student showed the following steps in his solution of the equation below. Shanan. x≠0 x Brenda’s work x3 x 3 x−7 = 7 x = x4 . x ≠ 0 Which is a completely correct solution? A B C D Jeremy’s work Michael’s work Shanan’s work Brenda’s work CST10301 B C D 50 � A certain radioactive element decays over ⎛ 1⎞ 300 ⎟ . x ≠ 0 Michael’s work x3 x 3 x−7 = −7 x = x−4 . If 1000 grams were present initially. Their teacher said that while two of them had the correct answer. This is NOT an operational test form. log 5 ( 2 x 2 − 3 x + 1) − log 5 ( x −1) + log 5 125 = 6 Step 1: log 5 ( 2 x −1)( x −1) − log 5 ( x −1) + 3 = 6 Step 2: log 5 ( 2 x −1)( x −1) − log 5 ( x −1) = 3 Step 3: log 5 ( x −1) = 3 Step 4: x −1 = 125 Step 5: x = 126 In which step did he make his first error? A Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 CST10336 Jeremy. and Brenda each worked the same math problem at the chalkboard. Jeremy’s work x3 x 3 x−7 = −7 x = x10 .

which of the following values of x would produce a point closest to the x-axis? A 1 4 3 4 5 3 B D 8 3 CST20145 f(x) CST20196 B 54 � A log 6 40 = log10 6 + log10 40 log10 6 − log10 40 C C (log10 6)(log10 40) log10 40 log10 6 CST00199 D — 18 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. This is NOT an operational test form.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Algebra II 51 � Bacteria in a culture are growing exponentially with time. Bacteria Growth Day 0 1 2 Bacteria 100 200 400 Released Test Questions 53 � Which table below correctly describes points of the exponential function f ( x) = 3−x − 2? A x f(x) B x f(x) C –2 –4 –1 –5 0 –2 –2 – 18 –1 –6 0 –2 Which of the following equations expresses the number of bacteria. y. t? A B C D y = 100 + 2t y = (100) i (2) y = 2t y = (200) i (2) t CST10253 t x f(x) D x –2 –1 8 9 –1 –1 2 3 0 –1 –2 –7 –1 1 0 –1 52 � If the equation y = 2 x is graphed. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. as shown in the table below. . Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. present at any time.

for what values of x is the 3x −9 equation = x − 3 true? 3 A all values of x B C D some values of x no values of x impossible to determine CST00032 B C D — 19 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. what is the approximate value of log 72? A B C D 0. Jeremy wrote the equation x 2 −16 = x + 4. This is NOT an operational test form.051 0. which best describes the values of x for which the inequality is true? A all x > 0 all x ≥ 0 all values of x no values of x CST00396 x >0 58 � If x is a real number.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions 55 � Jonathan wrote the equation log 6 ( x − 4) = 0 on the board. The equation is always true.861 1.477. Which of the following x −4 statements is correct about the equation he wrote? A B C The equation is always true. CST10260 56 � D What is the value of log327? A B C D 2 3 6 9 CST00519 60 � Given the equation y = x n where x > 0 and n < 0. which statement is valid for real values of y? A B y>0 y=0 y<0 y≤0 CST20140 � 57 If log 2 ≈ 0. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. The equation is never true.778 0.301 and log 3 ≈ 0. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. The equation is sometimes true when x = 4. Which fact provides the correct information that he needs to solve the equation? A B C D 60 = 1 61 = 6 4−4 = 0 6−4 = 2 CST10484 Algebra II 59 � On a recent test. He needs one clue for problem solving.857 CST10362 C D 61 � If x is a real number. . except when x = 4.

Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. followed by arrangements of 4 digits in 1984. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. The statement is never true. If the locomotive must be first. CST10162 Released Test Questions 65 � Teresa and Julia are among 10 students who have applied for a trip to Washington. 7 different cars. . He wants to use arrangements of the first 3 letters of his first name (abe). and a caboose. and the caboose must be last. How many different screen names can he create in this way? A B C D 72 144 288 576 CST10401 C D 66 � A B C (3 y − 1)4 = 81y 4 − 108 y3 + 54 y 2 − 12 y + 1 81y 4 + 108 y3 − 54 y 2 − 12 y + 1 81y 4 − 54 y3 − 108 y 2 − 12 y + 1 81y 4 + 54 y3 − 108 y 2 − 12 y + 1 CST00308 64 � D A train is made up of a locomotive.880 823. the year of his birth. The statement is true when x = 0. What is the probability that Teresa and Julia will be the 2 students selected? A 1 45 2 45 1 5 2 5 CST00071 B 63 � Abelardo wants to create several different 7-character screen names. D. Two students from the group will be selected at random for the trip.543 CST10391 67 � How many terms does the binomial expansion of ( x 2 + 2 y3 ) contain? 20 A B C D 20 21 40 60 CST10316 — 20 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions.440 362.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Algebra II 62 � Which of the following conclusions is true about the statement below? x2 = x A B C D The statement is always true. The statement is true when x is negative. how many different ways can the train be ordered? A B C D 5040 181.C. This is NOT an operational test form.

. 2 which is an equivalent form of f ( x) + g ( x)? A B C D x2 + 4 x + 2 4 x2 + 2 x + 4 4 x2 + 8x + 4 10 x 2 + 20 x + 10 CST10204 — 21 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. . Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. what is g ( f ( 2 )) ? A B C D −2 6 8 10 CST30049 70 � 73 � What is the nth term in the arithmetic series below? 3 + 7 + 11 + 15 + 19 .5 2 2.? 2 4 8 16 A B C D 1 1. A B C D 4n 3 + 4n 2n + 1 4n −1 CST10178 If f ( x) = x 2 + 2 x + 1 and g ( x) = 3 ( x + 1) .CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions 68 � 71 � Algebra II Which expression represents f ( g ( x)) if f ( x) = x 2 −1 and g ( x) = x + 3? A B C D CST20022 What are the first 4 terms in the expansion of 6 ( 1 + 2 x) ? A B C D 1 + 12 x + 30 x 2 + 40 x 3 1 + 12 x + 24 x 2 + 48 x 3 1 + 12 x + 30 x 2 + 120 x 3 1 + 12 x + 60 x 2 + 160 x 3 x3 + 3x2 − x − 3 x2 + 6 x + 8 x2 + x + 2 x2 + 8 CST20032 69 � What is the sum of the infinite geometric series 1 1 1 1 + + + +... Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. This is NOT an operational test form.5 CST20167 72 � Given that f ( x) = 3 x 2 − 4 and g ( x) = 2 x − 6..

What is the probability that it will not rain in either city? A B C D 7% 14% 24% 50% CST20180 77 � A box contains 7 large red marbles. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. 5 large yellow marbles. given that it is one of the large marbles? A 5 12 7 20 5 8 1 5 CSN00211 B C D — 22 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. If a marble is drawn at random. . and 5 small yellow marbles. what is the probability that they are both green? A 1 4 2 5 1 2 5 6 CST20181 B B C C D D � 75 On a certain day the chance of rain is 80% in San Francisco and 30%in Sydney. what is the probability that it is yellow. and a second bag contains 3 green marbles and 1 white marble. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. Assume that the chance of rain in the two cities is independent. 3 small red marbles. What is the probability that the first ruler she hands out will have centimeter labels and the second ruler will not have labels? A 1 24 1 4 2 5 23 25 CST10435 Released Test Questions 76 � One bag contains 2 green marbles and 4 white marbles.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Algebra II 74 � A math teacher is randomly distributing 15 rulers with centimeter labels and 10 rulers without centimeter labels. This is NOT an operational test form. If Trent randomly draws one marble from each bag.

This is NOT an operational test form.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions 78 � Algebra II The probabilities that Jamie will try out for various sports and team positions are shown in the chart below. What is the probability that Jamie will try out for basketball? A B C D 40% 60% 80% 90% CST10210 — 23 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. but not both. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. Jamie Try out for basketball team Try out for baseball team Try out for guard 80% Try out for forward 20% Try out for catcher 70% Try out for pitcher 30% Jamie will definitely try out for either basketball or baseball. . The probability that Jamie will try out for baseball and try out for catcher is 42%. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions.

13. 5 James found the mean and standard deviation of the set of numbers given above. 6. The standard deviation will increase by 5.5 CST20052 Released Test Questions 80 � 3. The standard deviation will not change. The following list shows the number of employees hired monthly for a 5-month period. If he adds 5 to each number. CSN00127 — 24 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions. . 6. 1.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Algebra II 79 � A small-business owner must hire seasonal workers as the need arises. The mean will not change. 2.) A B C D 3. what is the population standard deviation for these data? (Round the answer to the nearest tenth.4 10. 7. 5. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education. 9 If the mean of these data is approximately 7. This is NOT an operational test form. 4.8 13. which of the following will result? A B C D The mean will be multiplied by 5.3 7.

0 4.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions Question Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Correct Answer B D C C B B B D D B D D B D A D D A A D D B B D C C C B B B C A B D A Standard 1.0 6. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.0 3.0 1.0 5. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions.0 5.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 3. .0 4.0 8.0 8.0 2.0 7.0 7.0 Year of Release 2004 2007 2003 2004 2006 2006 2007 2007 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2003 2005 2006 2007 2003 2004 2005 2006 2006 2006 2003 2005 2007 2003 2004 2005 2007 2003 2004 2005 2006 2004 Algebra II — 25 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions.0 2.0 6.0 7.0 2.0 7.0 9.0 2.0 7.0 6.0 8.0 8.0 3.0 3. This is NOT an operational test form.0 2.0 7.0 5.0 6.0 4.

0 14.0 11. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.2 11.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Algebra II Question Number 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Correct Answer B C C A A C B D D C C B C C C B A D D A B D A B A A C B A A A B D A D Standard 9.0 20.0 17.0 15.0 13.0 14. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions.0 15.0 20.2 11.0 18.0 20.0 16.0 15.0 Released Test Questions Year of Release 2005 2003 2004 2006 2004 2007 2003 2007 2003 2004 2005 2003 2005 2007 2003 2004 2005 2007 2004 2007 2003 2004 2003 2004 2006 2006 2007 2005 2006 2005 2003 2006 2007 2005 2006 — 26 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions.0 22.2 12.0 13.0 17.0 15.0 10.0 12.0 19.1 11.1 11. This is NOT an operational test form.0 10. .0 16.0 22.0 18.0 15.0 12.0 12.0 10.1 11.

0 PS2. Test scores cannot be projected based on performance on released test questions.0 PS1. . This is NOT an operational test form.0 25.0 PS1.CA L I F O R N I A S TA N DA R D S T E S T Released Test Questions Question Number 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 Correct Answer B D C B B A A A A D Standard 24.0 PS1.0 24.0 PS7.0 PS7.0 PS2. Copyright © 2008 California Department of Education.0 Year of Release 2005 2007 2004 2004 2006 2007 2003 2006 2005 2006 Algebra II — 27 — This is a sample of California Standards Test questions.

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