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Review for Polynomial and Rational Functions Test

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MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

State whether the function is a polynomial function or not. If it is, give its degree. If it is not, tell why not.
1) f(x) = 2x + 6x4 1)
A) Yes, degree 4 B) Yes, degree 2 C) Yes, degree 6 D) Yes, degree 1

2) f(x) = 13 2)
A) No, it is a constant B) Yes, degree 1
C) Yes, degree 0 D) No, it contains no variables

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3) f(x) = 2 - 3)
x4
A) Yes, degree -4 B) Yes, degree 4
C) No, it is a ratio D) No, x is raised to the negative 4 power

x5 - 2
4) f(x) = 4)
x3
A) Yes, degree 3 B) Yes, degree 5
C) No, it is a ratio of polynomials D) No, x is raised to a -3

For the polynomial, list each real zero and its multiplicity. Determine whether the graph crosses or touches the x-axis at
each x -intercept.
1 4
5) f(x) = (x + ) (x - 6)3 5)
2
1
A) , multiplicity 4, crosses x-axis; -6, multiplicity 3, touches x-axis
2
1
B) - , multiplicity 4, touches x-axis; 6, multiplicity 3, crosses x-axis
2
1
C) , multiplicity 4, touches x-axis; -6, multiplicity 3, crosses x-axis
2
1
D) - , multiplicity 4, crosses x-axis; 6, multiplicity 3, touches x-axis
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Form a polynomial whose zeros and degrees are given.


6) Zeros: -3, multiplicity 2; 1, multiplicity 1; 5, multiplicity 3; degree = 6 6)
A) P(x) = (x + 3)2 (x - 1)(x - 5)3 B) P(x) = (x - 3)2 (x + 1)(x + 5)3
C) P(x) = (x +2)3 (x - 1)(x - 3)5 D) P(x) = (x - 2)3 (x + 1)(x + 3)5

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Determine the number of turning points on the graph of f. Approximate the turning points, if any, rounded to two
decimal places.
7) f(x) = 5x 4 + 4x3 - 4x2 - 2x - 3 7)
A) 1; (-0.21, -2.78)
B) 2; (-0.92, -4.08), (0.52, -4.19)
C) 3; (-1.39, 0), (0, -3), (1, 0)
D) 3; (-0.92, -4.08), (-0.21, -2.78), and (0.52, -4.19)

Analyze the graph of the rational function for the given step.
x2 + x - 56
8) Find the vertical asymptote(s) and/or hole(s) for R(x) = . 8)
x2 - x - 42

A) vertical asymptotes: x = -7, x = 6 B) vertical asymptote: x = -6

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C) vertical asymptotes: x = 7, x = -6 D) vertical asymptote: x = -6; hole at 7,
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Give the possible values for the degree of the polynomial and the sign (+ or -) of the xn term.
9) 9)

A) Degree is even (2, 4, 6, etc.);... xn sign is positive.


B) Degree is odd (3, 5, etc.);... xn sign is positive.
C) Can't identify degree; xn sign is positive.
D) Degree is even (2, 4, 6 etc.);... xn sign is negative.

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10) 10)

A) Degree is odd (3 ,5, etc.);... xn sign is positive.


B) Degree is even (2, 4, 6, etc.);... xn sign is positive.
C) Degree is even (2, 4, 6 etc.);... xn sign is negative.
D) Can't identify degree; xn sign is positive.

11) 11)

A) Degree is even (2, 4, 6 etc.);... xn sign is positive.


B) Can't identify degree; xn sign is negative.
C) Degree is odd (3, 5, etc.);... xn sign is negative.
D) Degree is even (2, 4, 6, etc.);... xn sign is negative.

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SHORT ANSWER. Write the word or phrase that best completes each statement or answers the question.

Graph the function. List the domain, VA, HA, OA, and intercepts (if any).
x
12) f(x) = 12)
x2 - 25

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13) f(x) = 13)
(3 - 5x)2

MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Find the indicated intercepts of the graph of the function.


x+5
14) x-intercepts of f(x) = 14)
x2 + 9x - 3
5
A) ( , 0) B) None C) (5, 0) D) (-5, 0)
3

x2 + 5
15) x-intercepts of f(x) = 15)
x2 + 5x + 2
A) (± 5, 0) B) (5, 0) C) (2, 0) D) None

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x2 - 6
16) y-intercepts of f(x) = 16)
x2 + 13x - 9
2
A) (0, ) B) None C) (0, 9) D) (0, 6)
3

x2 - 13x - 5
17) y-intercepts of f(x) = 17)
x2 + 10x - 5
A) (0, 1) B) (0, -5) C) None D) (0, 10)

Graph the function.


2x2 - 2
18) f(x) = 18)
x-5

A) B)

C) D)

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Give the equation of the specified asymptote(s).
x-9
19) Vertical asymptote(s): f(x) = 19)
x2 + 5
A) x = 5 B) x = 3, x = -3 C) None D) x = -5

x2 + 4x - 8
20) Horizontal asymptote: g(x) = 20)
x-8
A) y = -4 B) y = 9 C) None D) y = 8

3x2 + 2
21) Horizontal asymptote: f(x) = 21)
3x2 - 2
A) y = -2 B) y = 1 C) None D) y = 2

4x2
22) Oblique asymptote: f(x) = 22)
5x2 + 5
4
A) y = x + 4 B) y = x + C) None D) x = y + 4
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x2 + 9x + 2
23) Oblique asymptote: f(x) = 23)
x+7
A) y = x + 2 B) None C) x = y + 2 D) y = x - 16