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MCR3U Exam Review Topics (Jan 2015)

1. Simplifying expressions with rational exponents

2. Simplifying rational expressions (restrictions)
3. Functions function notation, domain, range
4. Transformations of functions graphing using transformations
Linear, quadratic, roots, exponentials, rational
5. Inverse of a function finding the inverse algebraically and graphically
6. Quadratics
Solving quadratic equations exact solutions, number of solutions to a quadratic equation (quadratic
formula, factoring, discriminant)
Determining the intersection points between:
i. a line and a parabola
ii. two parabolas
Word problems involving solving quadratic equations and finding MIN/MAX (complete the
squares/partial factoring) and ZEROS (factoring/quadratic formula)
7. Exponential functions
Properties & Graphs
Solving exponential equations (common bases)
Exponential growth and decay
Doubling life and half life
8. Trigonometry
Basic trig ratios SOH-CAH-TOA
Sine Law
Cosine Law
Ambiguous cases
Obtuse angles
CAST rule
9. Trigonometric functions
Properties amplitude, vertical shift, phase shift, period, MIN and MAX value
Determine the equation from a graph
Graphing the function given the equation
Solving trig equations (special triangles, RAA, coterminal angles, CAST)
Proving trig identities
10. Discrete functions 11.Financial applications of sequences and
Arithmetic sequences and series series
Geometric sequences and series Present value of an annuity
Recursive Future value of an annuity
Word problems Compounded interest
Pascal triangles Simple interest
Binomial theorem Mortgages
MCR3U Final Exam Review Questions


Textbook Review Questions All Units

Pg. 165 #1-6, 1-7a-d
Pg.323#1-6, #1-5
Pg.493#1-8, #1-8,10-11

Textbook Additional Practice Questions by Unit

UNIT 1: Rational Expressions
Pg. 90 #9, 10

UNIT 2: Exponential Functions

Pg. 90 #1, 2, 3, 5, 12
(Also review double and half-life word problems handout)

UNIT 3: Quadratic Functions

Pg. 157 #26, 27
Pg. 693 #23
Pg. 156 #17, 19, 23
(Also review the finding the value of the discriminate. For example: Determine the values of k that will give
two real roots)

UNIT 4: Inverses/Transformations of Functions

Pg. 250 #29, 42, 43
Pg. 256 #12, 13

Pg. 314 #13, 14
Pg. 316 #5

UNIT 6: Trig Transformations

Pg. 413 #11, 14, 27, 30, 32

UNIT 7: Sequences and Series

Pg. 470 #10
Pg. 480 #3, 10, 11

UNIT 8: Finance and Binomial Theorem

Pg. 533 #10
Pg. 573 #5, 6, 10, 13, 15, 16
(Also review Expanding Binomials using Pascals Triangle handout)