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Algebra II Form K

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Algebra II

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North Carolina Test of

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North Carolina Test of Algebra II. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009

1.

Which expression is equivalent to
2x + 6 x2 + 2x − 24 ? • 2 x + 2x − 24 x − 7x + 12
2

3.

Multiply:

3

12 x 2 • 3 126 x2

A B C

6x ( 3 7x ) 6x ( 3 21x )

A

2 x−4

B

C

2 ( x + 3) ( x − 4 )( x − 3 ) 2 ( x + 3) ( x + 4 )( x − 3 )

D

2.

Which expression is equivalent to
x + 3 ÷ x 2 + 2x − 3 ? 6x − 3 2x − 1

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5.

A B

3( x − 1 ) x −1 3 3 x −1

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D
1 3 ( x − 1)

C

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D
6x2 ( 3 63 )

2 ( x + 3) x−3

6x2 ( 3 42 )

4.

Which polynomial function has as zeros 3 and 4 + i? A
f (x) = x3 − 11 x 2 + 41 x − 51

B

f (x) = x3 − 5 x2 − 7x + 51

C D

f (x) = x3 + 5 x2 − 7x − 51 f (x) = x3 + 11 x2 + 41 x + 51

If h(x) = 2 x and g(x) = 3x 2 + 1, what is h ( g(x) ) ? A B C D
6x2 + 1 6x2 + 2

12 x2 + 1 12 x2 + 2

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4 5. 10} {1.S. What are the zeros of the polynomial p (x) = x3 − 2x 2 − 23x + 60? A B C D 8. 4} {2.5 A y = — 16. 30} Year (x) 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 Number ( y) 7. What did the model predict the U. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 6.6 y = 0. a U.06 x + 7.06 Given: 5 x − 2 y + z = 0 2 x − y + z = —3 3 x + 4 y = 18 What is the value of x in the solution of this system? A B C D — 4 1 2 3 — — — Go to next page .4 4. {— 5. 2} The following list shows the number of people (in millions) in the United States whose only means of getting to work was walking.013 ) people. In 1950.NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II.06 x + 10 y = 7. which equation is the best-fit linear model for the data? B C D y = —0. 288 million R EL Page 2 SE D 6.6 x − 0. — 2. 3. where t is the year.6 7. {—15. population would be in the year 2000? A B C D 247 million 255 million 263 million EA 9. 2.0 7. population model t −1950 million was y = 151 • (1.S.7 5. 3.5 x + 125 If x = 0 for the year 1940.

—1 and radius 7? ( ) 13. where x is the number of items produced.000 x. for a company is modeled by the function P (x) = — 750 x2 + 15. Which circle has the smallest area? B ( x − 2) C ( x + 1) + ( y + 3) = 6 2 2 D ( x + 8) + ( y − 9) = 3 Page 3 SE D B "3 # " x # " —4 # " x # "2# $ 2 % $ y % + $ 5 % $ y % = $6 % & ' & ' & ' & ' & ' A "3 —4 # " x # "2# $ 2 5 % $ y % = $6 % & ' & ' & ' C "3 —4 # " x # "2# $5 2 % $ y % = $6 % & ' & ' & ' D "3 # " x # + " 5 # " x # = "2# $2% $ y % $ —4 % $ y % $6 % & ' & ' & ' & ' & ' The profit (P). Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 10. For which values of x will the company lose money? A B C D x<2 2 < x ≤ 10 10 ≤ x < 20 x > 20 Go to next page .NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II. Which matrix equation should be used to find the intersection of these two lines? 3x = 2 + 4 y 2 y = 6 − 5x A B C D ( x − 5) + ( y + 1) = 7 2 2 ( x − 5 ) + ( y + 1 ) = 49 2 2 ( x + 5) + ( y − 1) = 7 2 2 ( x + 5 ) + ( y − 1 ) = 49 2 2 11. Solve for x: A B C D —1 2 2x + 6 + 2 = 0 x = 5 or x = 1 x=5 x = —5 or x = — 1 x = —1 EA 14. Which equation describes the circle with center 5. + y2 = 8 2 2 R EL A x 2 + y2 = 12 2 12. in dollars.

since 1993? (Let t = 0 for 1993.801 billion kilograms. in billions of kilograms.801 ( 0.801 (1.) B C t t D P = 1. If this trend continued. which equation best models the copper production (P). In which direction is the graph of f (x) = 5 translated when x+b b increases? A B C D left right 17.490 ) P = 1. In 1993. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 15. up down 16.049 ) t .NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II.505x2 − 300.801 ( 4.801 (1.900 ) P = 1. A company that manufactures jeans estimates that the profit for selling a particular style is given by the equation: P = —250x3 + 1.9% per year between 1988 and 1993. for 0 < x < 6 A B C the number of times the company spent zero dollars on advertising the profit when the company spent zero dollars on advertising R EL D the advertising expense when the company had the most profit the advertising expense when the company’s profit was zero dollars Page 4 EA Go to next page where P is profit in tens of thousands of dollars and x is the advertising expense in tens of thousands of dollars.049 ) t Copper production increased at a rate of about 4. copper production was approximately 1. What does an x-intercept mean in the context of the problem? SE D A P = 1.

Simplify: 1−1 y x 1+1 y x A x− y x+ y B x+ y x− y C 0 D — 1 Go to next page .NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II. By which matrix should both sides x for " # ? $ y% & ' of the equation be multiplied to solve EA "3 1# " x # = "5# $5 2% $ y% $9% & '& ' & ' A "3 1# $5 2% & ' B "3 5# $5 9% & ' R EL D " 2 $ —1 & — C " 2 $ —5 & — 1# 3% ' 5# 3% ' Page 5 SE D D ln 21x = ln 10 21. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 18. Divide: 20. ( 6x3 − 11 x2 − 47x − 20 ) ÷ ( 2 x + 1 ) A B C D 3 x2 − 7x − 20 3 x2 + 7x − 20 3 x2 − 4 x − 20 3 x2 + 4 x − 20 Which equation is equivalent to ln 7 + 3 ln x = 5 ln 2? A B C ln 7 x3 = ln 25 ln 7x3 = ln 32 ln 10x = ln 10 19.

In which direction does the graph of y = ( x + 2 ) 2 + c shift as c decreases? 1 A B C D x = 8. If f ( x ) = 2 x + 1 and g( x ) = x3. y = 7 A B C right left x = 8. what are the values of x and y? — 24. y = 1 — 23. What is the value of z in the solution of this system? x + y −= —5 z 2 x + z + 1 = —2 y x − y = 3z + 3 A — 7 B C D — 1 3 5 . If (x + yi) − (2 − 3i) = 6 + 4i. what is f ( g ( 3 ) )? A B C D 343 189 55 EA 34 R EL Page 6 Go to next page SE D D down up 25. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 22. Let x and y be real numbers. y = 1 x = 4.NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II. y = 7 — x = 4.

and it has a growth rate of 3% per year.000x 1. What is the domain of f (x) = —2 x3 + x2 + 1? A B C D the set of all real numbers 28. The population of a small town in North Carolina is 4. Which expression can be used to calculate the town’s population x years from now? A B C D 3( 4.000x 4.000(1.03 ) 4. {x —3 < x < 2} The graph of f (x) = x 2 + 3 is translated to produce the graph 2 of g (x) = ( x + 2 ) + 3. In which direction was the graph of f translated? A B up down left the empty set 27.000. x Solve for x: x − 1 = x + 5 2( x + 5 ) — {x — 2 < x < 3} A 5 B C D 2 — 5 or 2 5 or — 2 .000 ) x EA x 4.03 3 R EL Page 7 Go to next page SE D C D right 29.NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 26.

Which graph shows the solution set for the following inequality? x 2 > x + 12 A —6 —5 —4 —3 —2 —1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 B —6 —5 —4 —3 —2 —1 0 C —6 —5 —4 —3 —2 —1 0 R EL Page 8 Go to next page EA D —6 —5 —4 —3 —2 —1 0 SE D 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 .NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 30.

Which graph represents the system of inequalities below? 2x − 3 y ≥ 9 4x + 2 y < 8 A y +6 +5 +4 +3 +2 +1 —6 —5 —4 —3 —2 —1 0 —1 —2 —3 —4 —5 —6 B y +6 +5 +4 +3 +2 SE D +1 + 1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 x —6 —5 —4 —3 —2 —1 0 —1 —2 —3 —4 —5 —6 + 1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 x C EA y D +6 +5 +4 +3 +2 +1 —6 —5 —4 —3 —2 —1 0 —1 —2 —3 —4 —5 —6 + 1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 y +6 +5 +4 +3 +2 +1 R EL Page 9 x —6 —5 —4 —3 —2 —1 0 —1 —2 —3 —4 —5 —6 + 1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 x Go to next page . Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 31.NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II.

take one organism to produce a w+2 w What is the approximate width (w) that will maximize the volume? A B 1 unit 11 units 2 C D 1 3 units 4 2 units EA 34. A single microscopic organism divides into two organisms every 3 days. 33. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 32. R EL Page 10 SE D A 1. where t is the time in days.000 organisms? B C 333 days 126 days 40 days D What is an equation of the circle that has center ( —1.667 days Approximately how long would it population of about 10. N (t) is the number t 3—w of organisms at t days. 1) ? A B C D ( —2. 3) and passes through 2 ( x + 2) + ( y − 3) = 5 2 ( x − 2) 2 + ( y + 3 ) 2 ( x + 2) 2 + ( y − 3) 2 ( x − 2) 2 + ( y + 3) 2 = 5 = 25 = 25 Go to next page .NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II. The dimensions of this rectangular prism are given algebraically. and N0 is the number of organisms at t = 0. Use the formula N (t) = N0 ( 2 ) 3 .

The area of a rectangular window and the width are polynomials is ( 4 x 2 − 21x − 18 ) . If 5 tractors can plow a field in 4 hours. Both the length with integer coefficients. Simplify: (x ) 3 4 37. 3 Which binomial is a factor of ( x 3 − x 2 + 3 x − 3) ? A B x−3 x +1 A B C D x 27 64 9 x 9 12 15 x4 36. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 35.NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II. how many hours will it take 3 tractors to plow the field? A 62 3 B 61 2 C 52 3 D 51 2 Go to next page . Which of the following could represent the length of the window? A B C 4x + 6 EA 4x + 3 x+6 R EL D x+3 Page 11 SE D D x2 + 3 x4 C x2 − 1 38.

Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 39. x = 1 3 9 40. Solve: 3 x − 7 x + 2 = 0 A x = 1. x = 5 2 B D x = — 3. x = 5 x = — 5.08 6. x = 1 9 3 x = — 5.NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II.75 2. x = 4 9 41. x = 5 .84 6. x = 4 3 − x = 1.31 R EL Page 12 Go to next page EA SE D C x = — 3. x = 4. x = 5 C D x = 1. What are the vertical asymptotes of x2 the function f ( x ) = 42 − 100 ? 2x + x − 15 A B x = 1. x = 20 2 3 . What is the approximate value of the greatest zero of f (x) = x3 − 6x2 − x + 3? A B C D — 0.

Which graph shows the percentage of voters (according to the inequality) who favor the candidate? A B 76 80 C 76 80 D 76 80 the graph of y = x translated 1 unit right and 2 units down? 2 EA 2 43. 78% of those randomly selected from a population would vote for a particular candidate. Which equation represents A B C y= — ( x − 1) 2 −2 y = ( x − 1) − 2 R EL D y = ( x + 1) − 2 2 y= — ( x + 1) 2 +2 Page 13 SE D 44. A poll shows that it is likely that. This situation can be described by the inequality x — 78 ≤ 2. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 42.NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II. with a margin of error of ± 2 percentage points. Which is the solution set of the equation x + 2 = 4 ? x−2 A B C 76 80 {± 2 2 } {2 2} { 1 ±2 17 } — D { 1 +2 17 } — Go to next page .

98 years 13.631 R EL $24. where a > 0. The graph shifts up.08 years EA 46. In the function f (x) = a( x − 4 ) . Which is the inverse of the function f ( x ) = x − 9? A f −1 ( x) = 1 x+9 B f −1 ( x) = x + 9 C D f f −1 ( x) = 9 − x ( x) = 1 x−9 −1 Go to next page . he will get a 5% salary increase. At the end of each year of work.000 to double at an annual interest rate of 5.500.25% compounded monthly? 48. Approximately how long will it take $2.23 years 13. When interest is compounded n times a year.440 Page 14 SE D D The graph shifts right. The graph widens. the accumulated amount (A) after t years is given by the formula A = P 1+ r n 47.71 years 13.NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II. A B C D 13.133 D $27. Alan has just started a job that pays a salary of $21. what happens to the graph of f as the value of a increases? 2 ( ) nt A B C The graph narrows. where P is the initial principal and r is the annual rate of interest. What will his salary be after getting his fifth increase? A B $22. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 45.889 C $26.

000 D 19.NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II.2 20.000 B C 18.7 27.000 According to the best-fit quadratic model. ( —7 ± 2 5 ) * + 2 .7 23.1 30.5 30. EA Year (after 1900) 65 70 75 The table below shows the number of families living in the city of Sunnyvale from 1965 to 2000. approximately how many families will live in Sunnyvale in 2010? Page 15 SE D B Go to next page .1 25.3 (thousands) R EL A 14. - C D ( — 7 ± 29 ) * + 2 . - 50. What are the zeros of f ( x ) = x2 + 7x + 5? A (7 ± 2 5 ) * + 2 .1 28. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 49. ( 7 ± 29 ) * + 2 . 80 85 90 95 100 Number of Families 31.000 15.

4 )} {( 0.NCDPI North Carolina Test of Algebra II. 0 ) . 0 ) . ( 4. What is the solution set of the system below? x = 2y x − y2 = — 2 y A B C D {( 0. 0 )} {( 0. 4 )} End of Algebra II Test R EL Page 16 Go to next page EA STOP SE D . ( 8. Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 51. 0 )} {( 0.

North Carolina Test of Algebra II Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 Answer Key Item 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 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 Correct Answer C D A A B B D B C B C D C D A D C A C B A D C D C A B C B B D C D A B B D A A C C D Goal 1 – Number and Operations 1 – Number and Operations 1 – Number and Operations 1 – Number and Operations 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 1 – Number and Operations 1 – Number and Operations 1 – Number and Operations 1 – Number and Operations 1 – Number and Operations 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 1 – Number and Operations 1 – Number and Operations 1 – Number and Operations 1 – Number and Operations 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra R EL 6 August 2009 EA SE D Page 1 .

North Carolina Test of Algebra II Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 Answer Key 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 B A C D A B D A D 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra 2 – Algebra R EL 6 August 2009 Page 2 EA SE D .

North Carolina Test of Algebra II Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 Raw to Scale Score Conversion Raw Score 0 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 36 37 38 39 40 41 Scale Score 127 127 128 128 129 129 130 131 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 150 151 152 153 154 154 155 156 157 158 158 159 160 161 162 R 10 August 2009 EL EA S Page 1 ED .

North Carolina Test of Algebra II Form K RELEASED Fall 2009 Raw to Scale Score Conversion 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 163 164 165 166 167 169 170 172 175 177 R 10 August 2009 EL Page 2 EA S ED .

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