Intermediate Algebra

Quadratic Equations
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MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.
Use the zero-factor property to solve the equation.
1) x2 + 7x + 6 = 0
A) {0, 6}

2) 2x2 + x - 15 = 0
5
A) -3,
2
3) x2 = 10x - 24
A) {4, 6}

B) {-6, 0}

C) {-6, -1}

5
2

B) -3, -

C)

B) {-4, -6}

A) {7, -7}

D) {1, 6}

5
,3
2

D) -

C) {-24, -1}

Use the square root property to solve the equation.
4) x2 = 49
B) {24.5}

1)

5
,3
2

3)

D) {1, 24}

C) {8, -8}

4)

D) {7}

5) x2 - 4 = 0
A) {2}

B) {2, -2}

C) {4.5}

D) {1, -1}

6) (x + 4)2 = 25
A) {-29}

B) {-9, 1}

C) {9, -1}

D) {1}

7) (3s + 8)2 = 36
2
14
A) - , 3
3

2
B) - , 0
3

2 14
,
C)
3 3

28
D)
3

C) {-7, -3}

D) {5, - 5}

Solve the equation by completing the square.
8) a2 - 10a + 21 = 0
A) {18, 3}

B) {7, 3}

9) z2 + 16z + 44 = 0
A) 8 + 2 5
C) -16 + 2 11
10) 0.1x2 - 0.2x - 0.5 = 0
A) {1 + 6, 1 - 6}

5)

6)

7)

8)

9)
B) 8 + 2 11, 8 - 2 11
D) -8 + 2 5, -8 - 2 5
10)
B) {2 -

6}

C) {2 +

Find the nonreal complex solutions of the equation.
11) x2 - 4x + 20 = 0
A) {2 + 4i, 2 - 4i}

2)

B) {6, -2}

6, 2 -

C) {4 + 8i, 4 - 8i}

1

6}

D) {1 +

6}

D) {-2 + 4i, -2 - 4i}

11)

2 2 16) -7 + i 15 -7 . 2 .7 -10 + 11 -10 .11 . Do not actually solve.11 . one rational solution. C) {-1} D) 5 2 3 + 2 10 3 . -2 . 2 2 B) C) -1 + i 15 -1 . 16 16 B) -7 + 15 -7 .4 = 0 17) A) Two nonreal complex solutions C) Two irrational solutions B) One rational solution D) Two rational solutions 18) t2 + 8t + 16 = 0 A) Two irrational solutions C) Two rational solutions B) One rational solution D) Two nonreal complex solutions 19) 4y2 = 6y .7i} 12) B) {5. 16 16 D) 7 + 15 7 . 2 15 -1 + 15 -1 .11 . 4 4 Use the quadratic formula to solve the equation. or two nonreal complex solutions.) 13) 2n 2 = -10n .i 15 .15 . 4 4 z2 z 5 = + 3 2 6 A) 14) 5 2 B) -1. -9} D) {-2 + 53i. B) 2 2 -5 + 11 -5 .7i} C) {2 + 7i.12) x2 + 4x + 53 = 0 A) {-2 + 7i. -2 - 53i} Use the quadratic formula to solve the equation. 17) s2 + 3s . 2 2 D) 16) 8x2 + 7x = -2 7 + i 15 7 . A) 16 16 C) 1+ 2 15 1 .i 15 . 2 2 D) -5 + 11 -5 . 15) x2 + x + 4 = 0 15) A) 1 + i 15 1 .i 15 .i 15 . two irrational solutions.15 .2 10 . 16 16 Use the discriminant to determine whether the equation has two rational solutions.15 .39 .7 A) Two irrational solutions C) Two nonreal complex solutions B) One rational solution D) Two rational solutions 2 18) 19) . (All solutions are real numbers. A) 2 2 C) 14) 13) -5 + 39 -5 .