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Algebraic linear and quadratic equations


1) If a, b, c are integers, what is the value of a?
(1) (a-7)(b-7)(c-7) = 0
(2) bc = 1
2) if p^2 + q^2 =1 , Is p-q=1 ?
stmt1: p+q=1
stmt2: p is a positive integer.
3) Three Grades of milk are 1 percent, 2 percent and 3 percent fat by volume. If x gallons
of the 1 percent grade, y gallons of the 2 grade, and z gallons of the 3 percent grade are
mixed to give x + y + z gallons of a 1.5 percent grade, what is x in terms of y and z
1. y+ 3z
2. y+z/4
3. 2y+3z
4. 3y + z
5. 3y + 4.5z
4) If xy + z = x(y + z), which of the following must be true?
a. X=0 and z=0
b. X=1 and y=1
c. Y=1 and z=0
d. X=1 or y=0
e. X=1 or z=0
5) If x>y>0, and (x+y)^2=8xy, (x+y)/(x-y)=?
(A) 2^1/2
(B) 3^1/2
(C) 2
(D) 3
(E) 4
6) If x and y are greater than 0, is x=1?
1- x/y=1
2- xy=1
7) If xy = -6, what is the value of xy(x+y)?
(1) x - y = 5

(2) xy^2 = 18
8) Each of the numbers w,x,y and z is equal to either 0 or 1. What is the value of w+x+y+z?

(1) w/2+x/4+y/8+z/16=11/16
(2) w/3+x/9+y/27+z/81=31/81
9) In the XY plane, does the line with equation y = 3x + 2 contain the point (r,s)?
1) (3r + 2 - s)(4r + 9 - s) = 0
2) (4r - 6 - s)(3r + 2 - s) = 0
10) If two of the four expressions x+y, x+5y, x-y, and 5x-y are chosen at random, what is the
probability that their product will be of the form of x^2 -(by)^2, where b is an integer?
a. 1/2
b. 1/3
c. 1/4
d. 1/5
e. 1/6
11) If XY+Z = X(Y+Z), which of the following is true:
a). x=0, z=0
b). x=1, y=1
c). y=1, z=0
d). x=1, y=0
e). x=1, z=0

12) {-10, -6, -5, -4, -2.5, -1, 0, 2.5, 4, 6, 7, 10}


A number is to be selected at random from the set above. What is the probability that the
number will be a solution to the equation (x-5)(x+10)(2X+5) = 0?
a) 1/12
b) 1/6
c) 1/4
d) 1/3

e) 1/2
13) If xy+z=x(y+z), which of the following must be true?
A. x=0 and z=0
B. x=1 and y=1
C. y=1 and z=0
D. x=1 or y=0
E. x=1 or z=0
14) Is x=1
1) x^3 + x^2 = 2x
2) x not equal to -2
15) if p^2 + q^2 =1 , Is p-q=1 ?
stmt1: p+q=1
stmt2: p is a positive integer.
16) At a certain store, each notepad costs x dollars and each marker costs y dollars. If $10 is
enough to buy 5 notepads and 3 markers, is $10 enough to buy 4 notepads and 4
markers instead?
Each notepad costs less than $1
$10 is enough to buy 11 notepads
17) x y = 200?
(1) X=10^2
(2)x = 100 and y = -100
18) If x + y = a and x - y = b, then 2xy =?