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Practice Problems

Paul Dawkins

College Algebra

Table of Contents

Outline ........................................................................................................................................... iv

Preliminaries .................................................................................................................................. 6

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................ 6

Integer Exponents ...................................................................................................................................... 6

Rational Exponents .................................................................................................................................... 7

Radicals ...................................................................................................................................................... 8

Polynomials...............................................................................................................................................10

Factoring Polynomials ..............................................................................................................................10

Rational Expressions .................................................................................................................................11

Complex Numbers ....................................................................................................................................12

Solving Equations and Inequalities............................................................................................ 13

Introduction ...............................................................................................................................................13

Solutions and Solution Sets .......................................................................................................................14

Linear Equations .......................................................................................................................................14

Application of Linear Equations ...............................................................................................................15

Equations With More Than One Variable .................................................................................................15

Quadratic Equations Part I .....................................................................................................................16

Quadratic Equations Part II ....................................................................................................................17

Solving Quadratic Equations : A Summary ..............................................................................................18

Application of Quadratic Equations ..........................................................................................................18

Equations Reducible to Quadratic Form ...................................................................................................18

Equations with Radicals ............................................................................................................................19

Linear Inequalities.....................................................................................................................................19

Polynomial Inequalities .............................................................................................................................20

Rational Inequalities .................................................................................................................................20

Absolute Value Equations .........................................................................................................................21

Absolute Value Inequalities ......................................................................................................................21

Graphing and Functions ............................................................................................................. 22

Introduction ...............................................................................................................................................22

Graphing ...................................................................................................................................................23

Lines ..........................................................................................................................................................23

Circles .......................................................................................................................................................24

The Definition of a Function .....................................................................................................................25

Graphing Functions ...................................................................................................................................26

Combining Functions ................................................................................................................................27

Inverse Functions ......................................................................................................................................27

Common Graphs ......................................................................................................................... 28

Introduction ...............................................................................................................................................28

Lines, Circles and Piecewise Functions ....................................................................................................29

Parabolas ...................................................................................................................................................29

Ellipses ......................................................................................................................................................30

Hyperbolas ................................................................................................................................................30

Miscellaneous Functions ...........................................................................................................................31

Transformations ........................................................................................................................................31

Symmetry ..................................................................................................................................................31

Rational Functions ....................................................................................................................................32

Polynomial Functions .................................................................................................................. 32

Introduction ...............................................................................................................................................32

Dividing Polynomials ...............................................................................................................................33

Zeroes/Roots of Polynomials ....................................................................................................................33

Graphing Polynomials ...............................................................................................................................34

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Partial Fractions ........................................................................................................................................34

Exponential and Logarithm Functions ...................................................................................... 35

Introduction ...............................................................................................................................................35

Exponential Functions ...............................................................................................................................36

Logarithm Functions .................................................................................................................................36

Solving Exponential Equations .................................................................................................................38

Solving Logarithm Equations ...................................................................................................................38

Applications ..............................................................................................................................................39

Systems of Equations................................................................................................................... 40

Introduction ...............................................................................................................................................40

Linear Systems with Two Variables .........................................................................................................40

Linear Systems with Three Variables .......................................................................................................41

Augmented Matrices .................................................................................................................................42

More on the Augmented Matrix ................................................................................................................42

Non-Linear Systems ..................................................................................................................................43

College Algebra

Preface

Here are a set of practice problems for my Algebra notes. If you are viewing the pdf version of

this document (as opposed to viewing it on the web) this document contains only the problems

themselves and no solutions are included in this document. Solutions can be found in a number

of places on the site.

1. If youd like a pdf document containing the solutions go to the note page for the section

youd like solutions for and select the download solutions link from there. Or,

select the section youd like solutions for and a link will be provided there.

3. If youd like to view the solutions on the web or solutions to an individual problem you

can go to the problem set web page, select the problem you want the solution for. At this

point I do not provide pdf versions of individual solutions, but for a particular problem

you can select Printable View from the Solution Pane Options to get a printable

version.

Note that some sections will have more problems than others and some will have more or less of

a variety of problems. Most sections should have a range of difficulty levels in the problems

although this will vary from section to section.

College Algebra

Outline

Preliminaries

Integer Exponents

Rational Exponents

Radicals

Polynomials

Factoring Polynomials

Rational Expressions

Complex Numbers

Solutions and Solution Sets

Linear Equations

Applications of Linear Equations

Equations With More Than One Variable

Quadratic Equations, Part I

Quadratic Equations, Part II

Quadratic Equations : A Summary

Applications of Quadratic Equations

Equations Reducible to Quadratic Form

Equations with Radicals

Linear Inequalities

Polynomial Inequalities

Rational Inequalities

Absolute Value Equations

Absolute Value Inequalities

Graphing

Lines

Circles

The Definition of a Function

Graphing Functions

Combining functions

Inverse Functions

Common Graphs

Lines, Circles and Piecewise Functions

Parabolas

Ellipses

Hyperbolas

Miscellaneous Functions

Transformations

Symmetry

College Algebra

Rational Functions

Polynomial Functions

Dividing Polynomials

Zeroes/Roots of Polynomials

Graphing Polynomials

Finding Zeroes of Polynomials

Partial Fractions

Exponential Functions

Logarithm Functions

Solving Exponential Equations

Solving Logarithm Equations

Applications

Systems of Equations

Linear Systems with Two Variables

Linear Systems with Three Variables

Augmented Matrices

More on the Augmented Matrix

Nonlinear Systems

College Algebra

Preliminaries

Introduction

Here are a set of practice problems for the Preliminaries chapter of my Algebra notes. If you are

viewing the pdf version of this document (as opposed to viewing it on the web) this document

contains only the problems themselves and no solutions are included in this document. Solutions

can be found in a number of places on the site.

4. If youd like a pdf document containing the solutions go to the note page for the section

youd like solutions for and select the download solutions link from there. Or,

select the section youd like solutions for and a link will be provided there.

6. If youd like to view the solutions on the web or solutions to an individual problem you

can go to the problem set web page, select the problem you want the solution for. At this

point I do not provide pdf versions of individual solutions, but for a particular problem

you can select Printable View from the Solution Pane Options to get a printable

version.

Note that some sections will have more problems than others and some will have more or less of

a variety of problems. Most sections should have a range of difficulty levels in the problems

although this will vary from section to section.

Here is a list of topics in this chapter that have practice problems written for them.

Integer Exponents

Rational Exponents

Radicals

Polynomials

Factoring Polynomials

Rational Expressions

Complex Numbers

Integer Exponents

For problems 1 4 evaluate the given expression and write the answer as a single number with no

exponents.

1. 62 + 4 32

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( 2 )

4

2.

(3 + 22 )

2 2

40 22

3.

31 42

4. 21 + 41

For problems 5 9 simplify the given expression and write the answer with only positive

exponents.

( )

2

5. 2w4 v 5

2x 4 y 1

6.

x 6 y 3

m 2 n 10

7.

m 7 n 3

8.

(2 p ) 2 3

q4

( 6q )

1

p 7

4

z 2 y 1 x 3

9. 8 6 4

x z y

Rational Exponents

For problems 1 6 evaluate the given expression and write the answer as a single number with no

exponents.

1

1. 36 2

1

2. ( 125 ) 3

3

3. 16 2

5

3

4. 27

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1

9 2

5.

4

2

8 3

6.

343

For problems 7 10 simplify the given expression and write the answer with only positive

exponents.

2

3

1

7. a 3 b 4

1 1

4 5

8. x x

3

3 12 7

9.

q p

1

q 3p

1

12 13 6

10. 2

m n

7

n 3 m 4

Radicals

For problems 1 3 write the expression in exponential form.

1. 7 y

3

2. x2

6

3. ab

4. w2 v 3

4

5. 81

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6. 3

512

3

7. 1000

For problems 8 12 simplify each of the following. Assume that x, y and z are all positive.

3

8. x8

9. 8y 3

10. 4

x 7 y 20 z11

11. 3

54x 6 y 7 z 2

12. 4

4 x3 y 4

8x2 y3 z5

13. (

x 43 x )

(

14. 2 x + 1 3 4 x )( )

15. ( 3

x +2 3

x2 )( 4 x )

3 2

For problems 16 19 rationalize the denominator. Assume that x and y are both positive.

6

16.

x

9

17.

3

2x

4

18.

x +2 y

10

19.

35 x

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Polynomials

For problems 1 10 perform the indicated operation and identify the degree of the result.

1. Add 4 x 3 2 x 2 + 1 to 7 x 2 + 12 x

2. Subtract 4 z 6 3 z 2 + 2 z from 10 z 6 + 7 z 2 8

3. Subtract 3 x 2 + 7 x + 8 from x 4 + 7 x 3 12 x 1

(

4. 12 y 3 y 4 7 y 2 + 1 )

(

5. ( 3 x + 1) 2 9 x 2 )

(

6. w2 + 2 3w2 + w )( )

( )(

7. 4 x 6 3 x 4 x 6 + 3 x )

( )

2

8. 3 10 4 y 3

( )(

9. x 2 + x 2 3 x 2 8 x 7 )

( )

2

10. Subtract 3 x 2 + 1 from 6 x 3 9 x 2 13 x 4

Factoring Polynomials

For problems 1 4 factor out the greatest common factor from each polynomial.

1. 6 x 7 + 3 x 4 9 x 3

2. a 3b8 7 a10b 4 + 2a 5b 2

( ) ( )

3 5

3. 2 x x 2 + 1 16 x 2 + 1

4. x 2 ( 2 6 x ) + 4 x ( 4 12 x )

5. 7 x + 7 x 3 + x 4 + x 6

6. 18 x + 33 6 x 4 11x 3

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7. x 2 2 x 8

8. z 2 10 z + 21

9. y 2 + 16 y + 60

10. 5 x 2 + 14 x 3

11. 6t 2 19t 7

12. 4 z 2 + 19 z + 12

13. x 2 + 14 x + 49

14. 4 w2 25

15. 81x 2 36 x + 4

16. x 6 + 3 x 3 4

17. 3 z 5 17 z 4 28 z 3

Rational Expressions

For problems 1 3 reduce each of the following to lowest terms.

x2 6x 7

1.

x 2 10 x + 21

x2 + 6 x + 9

2.

x2 9

2 x 2 x 28

3.

20 x x 2

For problems 4 7 perform the indicated operation and reduce the answer to lowest terms.

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x 2 + 5 x 24 x 2 + 4 x + 4

4. 2

x2 + 6x + 8 x 3x

x 2 49 x 2 x 42

5.

2 x 2 3x 5 x 2 + 7 x + 6

x2 2 x 8 x 2 9 x + 20

6.

2 x 2 8 x 24 x 2 11x + 30

3

7. x +1

x+4

x 2 + 11x + 10

3 x

8. +

x 4 2x + 7

2 1 2

9. 4+

2

3x 9 x x+4

x x 8

10.

x + 12 x + 36 x + 6

2

1 x +1 x2

11. +

x 2 13 x + 42 x 6 x 7

x + 10 x

12. +

( 3x + 8) ( 3x + 8)

3 2

Complex Numbers

Perform the indicated operation and write your answer in standard form.

1. ( 4 5i )(12 + 11i )

2. ( 3 i ) ( 6 7i )

3. (1 + 4i ) ( 16 + 9i )

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4. 8i (10 + 2i )

5. ( 3 9i )(1 + 10i )

6. ( 2 + 7i )( 8 + 3i )

7i

7.

2 + 10i

1 + 5i

8.

3i

6 + 7i

9.

8i

Introduction

Here are a set of practice problems for the Solving Equations and Inequalities chapter of my

Algebra notes. If you are viewing the pdf version of this document (as opposed to viewing it on

the web) this document contains only the problems themselves and no solutions are included in

this document. Solutions can be found in a number of places on the site.

7. If youd like a pdf document containing the solutions go to the note page for the section

youd like solutions for and select the download solutions link from there. Or,

select the section youd like solutions for and a link will be provided there.

9. If youd like to view the solutions on the web or solutions to an individual problem you

can go to the problem set web page, select the problem you want the solution for. At this

point I do not provide pdf versions of individual solutions, but for a particular problem

you can select Printable View from the Solution Pane Options to get a printable

version.

Note that some sections will have more problems than others and some will have more or less of

a variety of problems. Most sections should have a range of difficulty levels in the problems

although this will vary from section to section.

Here is a list of topics in this chapter that have practice problems written for them.

College Algebra

Linear Equations

Applications of Linear Equations

Equations With More Than One Variable

Quadratic Equations, Part I

Quadratic Equations, Part II

Quadratic Equations : A Summary

Applications of Quadratic Equations

Equations Reducible to Quadratic Form

Equations with Radicals

Linear Inequalities

Polynomial Inequalities

Rational Inequalities

Absolute Value Equations

Absolute Value Inequalities

For each of the following determine if the given number is a solution to the given equation or

inequality.

1. Is x = 6 a solution to 2 x 5= 3 (1 x ) + 22 ?

2. Is t = 7 a solution to t 2 + 3t 10 =4 + 8t ?

3. Is t = 3 a solution to t 2 + 3t 10 =4 + 8t ?

w2 + 8w + 12

4. Is w = 2 a solution to = 0?

w+2

5. Is z = 4 a solution to 6 z z 2 z 2 + 3 ?

6. Is y = 0 a solution to 2 ( y + 7 ) 1 < 4 ( y + 1) + 3 ( 4 y + 10 ) ?

7. Is x = 1 a solution to ( x + 1) > 3 x + 1 ?

2

Linear Equations

Solve each of the following equations and check your answer.

1. 4 x 7 ( 2 x ) = 3 x + 2

2. 2 ( w + 3) 10= 6 ( 32 3w )

College Algebra

4 2 z 3 5z

3. =

3 4 6

4t 1

4. =

t 25 5 t

2

3y + 4 7

5. = 2+

y 1 y 1

5x 6 5

6. + =

3x 3 x + 2 3

1. A widget is being sold in a store for $135.40 and has been marked up 7%. How much did the

store pay for the widget?

2. A store is having a 30% off sale and one item is now being sold for $9.95. What was the

original price of the item?

3. Two planes start out 2800 km apart and move towards each other meeting after 3.5 hours. One

plane flies at 75 km/hour slower than the other plane. What was the speed of each plane?

4. Mike starts out 35 feet in front of Kim and they both start moving towards the right at the same

time. Mike moves at 2 ft/sec while Kim moves at 3.4 ft/sec. How long will it take for Kim to

catch up with Mike?

5. A pump can empty a pool in 7 hours and a different pump can empty the same pool in 12

hours. How long does it take for both pumps working together to empty the pool?

6. John can paint a house in 28 hours. John and Dave can paint the house in 17 hours working

together. How long would it take Dave to paint the house by himself?

7. How much of a 20% acid solution should we add to 20 gallons of a 42% acid solution to get a

35% acid solution?

8. We need 100 liters of a 25% saline solution and we only have a 14% solution and a 60%

solution. How much of each should we mix together to get the 100 liters of the 25% solution?

9. We want to fence in a field whose length is twice the width and we have 80 feet of fencing

material. If we use all the fencing material what would the dimensions of the field be?

College Algebra

2

=

1. Solve E 3v 4 for r.

r

6h

2. Solve Q = + 4 (1 h ) for s.

7s

6h

3. Solve Q = + 4 (1 h ) for h.

7s

1 2t 4 + 3t

4. Solve A = for t.

4p 5p

10

5. Solve y = for x.

3 7x

3+ x

6. Solve y = for x.

12 9 x

For problems 1 7 solve the quadratic equation by factoring.

1. u 2 5u 14 =

0

2. x 2 + 15 x =

50

3. =

y 2 11 y 28

4. 19 x= 7 6 x 2

5. 6 w2 w =

5

6. z 2 16 z + 61 = 2 z 20

7. 12 x 2 = 25 x

8. x 4 2 x 3 3 x 2 =

0

9. t 5 = 9t 3

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w2 10

10. + w4 = w3

w+2

4z 5 6z + 5

11. + =

z +1 z z2 + z

2 x 7 5x + 8

12. x=

+1

x+5 x+5

For problems 13 16 use the Square Root Property to solve the equation.

13. 9u 2 16 =

0

14. x 2 + 15 =

0

15. ( z 2 ) 36 =

2

0

16. ( 6t + 1) + 3 =

2

0

For problems 1 3 complete the square.

1. x 2 + 8 x

2. u 2 11u

3. 2 z 2 12 z

4. t 2 10t + 34 =

0

5. v 2 + 8v 9 =0

6. x 2 + 9 x + 16 =

0

7. 4u 2 8u + 5 =0

8. 2 x 2 + 5 x + 3 =0

For problems 9 13 use the quadratic formula to solve the quadratic equation.

9. x 2 6 x + 4 =0

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10. 9 w2 6 w =

101

11. 8u 2 + 5u + 70 =5 7u

0

13. 2 z 2 + z 72 = z 2 2 z + 58

For problems 1 4 use the discriminant to determine the type of roots for the equation. Do not

find any roots.

1. 169 x 2 182 x + 49 =

0

2. x 2 + 28 x + 61 =

0

3. 49 x 2 126 x + 102 =

0

4. 9 x 2 + 151 =

0

1. The width of a rectangle is 1 m less than twice the length. If the area of the rectangle is 100 m2

what are the dimensions of the rectangle?

2. Two cars start out at the same spot. One car starts to drive north at 40 mph and 3 hours later

the second car starts driving to the east at 60 mph. How long after the first car starts driving does

it take for the two cars to be 500 miles apart?

3. Two people can paint a house in 14 hours. Working individually one of the people takes 2

hours more than it takes the other person to paint the house. How long would it take each person

working individually to paint the house?

Solve each of the following equations.

1. x 6 9 x 3 + 8 =0

2. x 4 7 x 2 18 =

0

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2 1

3. 4 x 3 + 21x 3 + 27 =

0

4. x8 6 x 4 + 7 =0

2 17

5. + + 21 =

0

x2 x

1 11

6. + 18 =

0

x x

Solve each of the following equations.

1. 2=

x x+3

2. 33 2 x =x + 1

3. 7 = 39 + 3x x

4. x =

1+ 2x 2

5. 1 + 1 x= 2x + 4

Linear Inequalities

For problems 1 6 solve each of the following inequalities. Give the solution in both inequality

and interval notations.

1. 4 ( z + 2 ) 1 > 5 7 ( 4 z )

( 3 + 4t ) 6 t ( 2 + 10t )

1 1 1 1

2.

2 3 2 4

3. 1 < 4 x + 2 < 10

4. 8 3 5 z < 12

5. 0 10 w 15 23

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1 1

6. 2 < x4

6 2

Polynomial Inequalities

Solve each of the following inequalities.

1. u 2 + 4u 21

2. x 2 + 8 x + 12 < 0

3. 4t 2 15 17t

4. z 2 + 34 > 12 z

5. y 2 2 y + 1 0

6. t 4 + t 3 12t 2 < 0

Rational Inequalities

Solve each of the following inequalities.

4 x

1. >0

x+3

2z 5

2. 0

z 7

w2 + 5w 6

3. 0

w3

3x + 8

4. < 2

x 1

4

5. u

u 3

t 3 6t 2

6. >0

t 2

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For problems 1 5 solve each of the equation.

1. 4 p 7 =

3

2. 2 4 x =

1

3. 6u= 1 + 3u

4. 2 x 3 = 4 x

1

5. z + 4 = 4z 6

2

For problems 6 & 7 find all the real valued solutions to the equation.

6. x 2 + 2 x =

15

7. x 2 + 4 =

1

Solve each of the following inequalities.

1. 4t + 9 < 3

2. 6 5 x 10

3. 12 x + 1 9

4. 2 w 1 < 1

5. 2 z 7 > 1

6. 10 3w 4

7. 4 3 z > 7

College Algebra

Introduction

Here are a set of practice problems for the Graphing and Functions chapter of my Algebra notes.

If you are viewing the pdf version of this document (as opposed to viewing it on the web) this

document contains only the problems themselves and no solutions are included in this document.

Solutions can be found in a number of places on the site.

10. If youd like a pdf document containing the solutions go to the note page for the section

youd like solutions for and select the download solutions link from there. Or,

select the section youd like solutions for and a link will be provided there.

12. If youd like to view the solutions on the web or solutions to an individual problem you

can go to the problem set web page, select the problem you want the solution for. At this

point I do not provide pdf versions of individual solutions, but for a particular problem

you can select Printable View from the Solution Pane Options to get a printable

version.

a variety of problems. Most sections should have a range of difficulty levels in the problems

although this will vary from section to section.

Here is a list of topics in this chapter that have practice problems written for them.

Graphing

Lines

Circles

The Definition of a Function

Graphing Functions

Combining functions

Inverse Functions

.

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Graphing

For problems 1 3 construct a table of at least 4 ordered pairs of points on the graph of the

equation and use the ordered pairs from the table to sketch the graph of the equation.

1. =

y 3x + 4

2. y = 1 x 2

3. y= 2 + x

For problems 4 9 determine the x-intercepts and y-intercepts for the equation. Do not sketch the

graph.

4. 3 x 7 y =

10

5. y= 6 x 2

6. y = x 2 + 6 x 7

7. =

y x 2 + 10

8. y = x 2 + 6 x + 58

9. y =( x + 3) 8

2

Lines

For problems 1 & 2 determine the slope of the line containing the two points and sketch the graph

of the line.

1. ( 2, 4 ) , (1,10 )

2. ( 8, 2 ) , (14, 7 )

For problems 3 5 write down the equation of the line that passes through the two points. Give

your answer in point-slope form and slope-intercept form.

3. ( 2, 4 ) , (1,10 )

4. ( 8, 2 ) , (14, 7 )

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5. ( 4,8 ) , ( 1, 20 )

For problems 6 & 7 determine the slope of the line and sketch the graph of the line.

6. 4 y + x =

8

7. 5 x 2 y =

6

For problems 8 & 9 determine if the two given lines are parallel, perpendicular or neither.

3

8. =

y x + 1 and 3 y + 7 x =

10

7

10. Find the equation of the line through ( 7, 2 ) and is parallel to the line 3 x 14 y =

4.

11. Find the equation of the line through ( 7, 2 ) and is perpendicular to the line 3 x 14 y =

4.

Circles

For problems 3 5 determine the radius and center of the circle and sketch the graph of the circle.

3. ( x 9 ) + ( y + 4 ) =

2 2

25

4. x 2 + ( y 5 ) =

2

4

5. ( x + 1) + ( y + 3) =

2 2

6

For problems 6 8 determine the radius and center of the circle. If the equation is not the

equation of a circle clearly explain why not.

6. x 2 + y 2 + 14 x 8 y + 56 =

0

7. 9 x 2 + 9 y 2 6 x 36 y 107 =

0

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8. x 2 + y 2 + 8 x + 20 =

0

1. {( 2, 4 ) , ( 3, 7 ) , ( 6,10 )}

2. {( 1,8) , ( 4, 7 ) , ( 1, 6 ) , ( 0, 0 )}

3. {( 2,1) , ( 9,10 ) , ( 4,10 ) , ( 8,1)}

For problems 4 6 determine if the given equation is a function.

1

4. =

y 14 x

3

=

5. y 3x 2 + 1

6. y 4 x 2 =

16

2

4

8. Given g ( w ) = determine each of the following.

w +1

(a) g ( 6 ) (b) g ( 2 ) (c) g ( 0 ) (d) g ( t 1) (e) g ( 4 w + 3)

9. Given h ( t =

) t 2 + 6 determine each of the following.

(a) h ( 0 ) (b) h ( 2 ) (c) h ( 2 ) (d) h ( x) (e) h ( 3 t )

3 z if z < 2

10. Given h ( z ) = determine each of the following.

1 + z if z 2

2

6 if x 9

11. Given f ( x ) = x + 9 if 2 < x < 9 determine each of the following.

x2 if x 2

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For problems 12 & 13 compute the difference quotient for the given function. The difference

quotient for the function f ( x ) is defined to be,

f ( x + h) f ( x)

h

12. f ( x )= 4 9 x

13. f (=

x ) 2x2 x

14. A ( x=

) 6 x + 14

1

15. f ( x ) =

x 25

2

8t 24

16. g ( t ) =

t 7t 18

2

17. g (=

w) 9w + 7

1

18. f ( x ) =

x 8 x + 15

2

Graphing Functions

For problems 1 5 construct a table of at least 4 ordered pairs of points on the graph of the

function and use the ordered pairs from the table to sketch the graph of the function.

1. f ( x=

) x2 2

)

2. f ( x= x +1

3. f ( x ) = 9

10 2 x if x < 2

4. f ( x ) =

x + 2 if x 2

2

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5 + x if x 1

5. f ( x ) 2

= if 2 x < 1

1 x 2 if x < 2

Combining Functions

1. Given f ( x=

f

(a) ( f g )( 2 ) (b) ( g f )( 2 ) (c) f g (d) ( x)

g

2 2

P

(a) ( P + A )( t ) (b) A P (c) ( PA )( t ) (d) ( 2 )

A

3. Given h ( z=

) 7 z + 6 and f ( z )= 4 z compute each of the following.

(a) ( f h )( z ) (b) ( f h )( z ) (c) ( h f )( z ) (d) ( h h )( z )

2 2

)

5. Given R ( t= t 2 and A ( t )= (t + 2) , t 0 compute each of the following.

2

(a) ( R A )( t ) (b) ( A R )( t )

Inverse Functions

1. Given h ( x )= 5 9 x find h ( x ) .

1

1

2. Given g ( =

x) x + 7 find g 1 ( x ) .

2

3. Given f ( x ) =( x 2 ) + 1 find f ( x ) .

31

( x)

4. Given A = 5

2 x + 11 find A1 ( x ) .

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4x

5. Given f ( x ) = find f ( x ) .

1

5 x

1+ 2x

6. Given h ( x ) = find h ( x ) .

1

7+ x

Common Graphs

Introduction

Here are a set of practice problems for the Common Graphs chapter of my Algebra notes. If you

are viewing the pdf version of this document (as opposed to viewing it on the web) this document

contains only the problems themselves and no solutions are included in this document. Solutions

can be found in a number of places on the site.

13. If youd like a pdf document containing the solutions go to the note page for the section

youd like solutions for and select the download solutions link from there. Or,

select the section youd like solutions for and a link will be provided there.

15. If youd like to view the solutions on the web or solutions to an individual problem you

can go to the problem set web page, select the problem you want the solution for. At this

point I do not provide pdf versions of individual solutions, but for a particular problem

you can select Printable View from the Solution Pane Options to get a printable

version.

a variety of problems. Most sections should have a range of difficulty levels in the problems

although this will vary from section to section.

Here is a list of topics in this chapter that have practice problems written for them.

Parabolas

Ellipses

Hyperbolas

Miscellaneous Functions

Transformations

Symmetry

Rational Functions

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We looked at these topics in the previous chapter. Problems for these topics can be found in the

following sections.

Parabolas

For problems 1 7 sketch the graph of the following parabolas. The graph should contain the

vertex, the y-intercept, x-intercepts (if any) and at least one point on either side of the vertex.

1. f ( x ) =( x + 4 ) 3

2

2. f ( x ) = 5 ( x 1) 20

2

x ) 3x 2 + 7

3. f (=

4. f ( x ) =x 2 + 12 x + 11

5. f ( x ) = 2 x 12 x + 26

2

6. f ( x ) = 4 x 4 x + 1

2

7. f ( x ) =

3 x 2 + 6 x + 3

2

8. f ( x ) =x 24 x + 157

2

9. f ( x ) = 6 x + 12 x + 3

2

10. f ( x ) = x 2 8 x 18

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Ellipses

For problems 1 3 sketch the ellipse.

( x + 3) ( y 5)

2 2

1. + =

1

9 3

( y 1)

2

2. x 2

+ =

1

4

( y + 4)

2

3. 4 ( x + 2 ) + =

2

1

4

For problems 4 & 5 complete the square on the x and y portions of the equation and write the

equation into the standard form of the equation of the ellipse.

4. x 2 + 8 x + 3 y 2 6 y + 7 =0

5. 9 x 2 + 126 x + 4 y 2 32 y + 469 =

0

Hyperbolas

For problems 1 3 sketch the hyperbola.

y2 ( x 2)

2

1. =

1

16 9

( x + 3) ( y 1)

2 2

2. =

1

4 9

( y + 1)

2

3. 3 ( x 1) =

2

1

2

For problems 4 & 5 complete the square on the x and y portions of the equation and write the

equation into the standard form of the equation of the hyperbola.

4. 4 x 2 32 x y 2 4 y + 24 =

0

5. 25 y 2 + 250 y 16 x 2 32 x + 209 =

0

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Miscellaneous Functions

The sole purpose of this section was to get you familiar with the basic shape of some

miscellaneous functions for the next section. As such there are no problems for this section. You

will see quite a few problems utilizing these functions in the Transformations section.

Transformations

Use transformations to sketch the graph of the following functions.

1. f ( =

x) x +4

2. f ( x=

) x3 2

3. f ( x )= x+2

4. f ( x=

) ( x 5)

2

5. f ( x ) = x 3

6. f ( x ) = x + 4 3

7. f ( x ) = x 7 + 2

Symmetry

Determine the symmetry of each of the following equations.

1.=

x 4 y6 y2

y2 x2

2. = 1+

4 9

3. x 2 = 7 y x 3 + 2

4. y = 4 x 2 + x 6 x8

5. =

y 7 x + 4 x5

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Rational Functions

Sketch the graph of each of the following functions. Clearly identify all intercepts and

asymptotes.

4

1. f ( x ) =

x2

6 2x

2. f ( x ) =

1 x

8

3. f ( x ) =

x + x6

2

4 x 2 36

4. f ( x ) =

x2 2 x 8

Polynomial Functions

Introduction

Here are a set of practice problems for the Polynomial Functions chapter of my Algebra notes. If

you are viewing the pdf version of this document (as opposed to viewing it on the web) this

document contains only the problems themselves and no solutions are included in this document.

Solutions can be found in a number of places on the site.

16. If youd like a pdf document containing the solutions go to the note page for the section

youd like solutions for and select the download solutions link from there. Or,

select the section youd like solutions for and a link will be provided there.

18. If youd like to view the solutions on the web or solutions to an individual problem you

can go to the problem set web page, select the problem you want the solution for. At this

point I do not provide pdf versions of individual solutions, but for a particular problem

you can select Printable View from the Solution Pane Options to get a printable

version.

a variety of problems. Most sections should have a range of difficulty levels in the problems

although this will vary from section to section.

Here is a list of topics in this chapter that have practice problems written for them.

Dividing Polynomials

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Zeroes/Roots of Polynomials

Graphing Polynomials

Finding Zeroes of Polynomials

Partial Fractions

Dividing Polynomials

For problems 1 3 use long division to perform the indicated division.

1. Divide 3 x 4 5 x 2 + 3 by x + 2

2. Divide x 3 + 2 x 2 3 x + 4 by x 7

3. Divide 2 x 5 + x 4 6 x + 9 by x 2 3 x + 1

4. Divide x 3 + x 2 + x + 1 by x + 9

5. Divide 7 x 3 1 by x + 2

6. Divide 5 x 4 + x 2 8 x + 2 by x 4

Zeroes/Roots of Polynomials

For problems 1 3 list all of the zeros of the polynomial and give their multiplicities.

1. f ( x ) = 2 x + 13 x 7

2

2. g ( x ) = x 6 3 x 5 6 x 4 + 10 x 3 + 21x 2 + 9 x = x ( x 3) ( x + 1)

2 3

3.

A ( x ) =x8 + 2 x 7 29 x 6 76 x 5 + 199 x 4 + 722 x 3 + 261x 2 648 x 432

=( x + 1) ( x 4 ) ( x 1)( x + 3)

2 2 3

For problems 4 6 x = r is a root of the given polynomial. Find the other two roots and write

the polynomial in fully factored form.

4. P ( x ) =x 6 x 16 x ; r = 2

3 2

5. P ( x ) = x 7 x 6 x + 72 ; r = 4

3 2

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6. P ( x ) = 3 x 3 + 16 x 2 33 x + 14 ; r = 7

Graphing Polynomials

Sketch the graph of each of the following polynomials.

1. f ( x ) =x 2 x 24 x

3 2

2. g ( x ) = x 3 + 3 x 2 = ( x 1) ( x + 2)

2

3. h ( x ) = x 4 + x 3 12 x 2 + 4 x + 16 = ( x 2 ) ( x + 1)( x + 4 )

2

4. P ( x ) =x 5 12 x 3 16 x 2 =x2 ( x + 2) ( x 4)

2

Find all the zeroes of the following polynomials.

1. f ( x ) = 2 x 13 x + 3 x + 18

3 2

2. P ( x ) = x 4 3 x 3 5 x 2 + 3 x + 4

3. A ( x ) = 2 x 4 7 x 3 2 x 2 + 28 x 24

4. g ( x ) = 8 x 5 + 36 x 4 + 46 x 3 + 7 x 2 12 x 4

Partial Fractions

Determine the partial fraction decomposition of each of the following expressions.

17 x 53

1.

x 2 x 15

2

34 12 x

2.

3 x 2 10 x 8

125 + 4 x 9 x 2

3.

( x 1)( x + 3)( x + 4 )

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10 x + 35

4.

( x + 4)

2

6x + 5

5.

( 2 x 1)

2

7 x 2 17 x + 38

6.

( x + 6 )( x 1)

2

4 x 2 22 x + 7

7.

( 2 x + 3)( x 2 )

2

3 x 2 + 7 x + 28

8.

x ( x2 + x + 7 )

4 x3 + 16 x + 7

9.

(x + 4)

2 2

Introduction

Here are a set of practice problems for the Exponential and Logarithm Functions chapter of my

Algebra notes. If you are viewing the pdf version of this document (as opposed to viewing it on

the web) this document contains only the problems themselves and no solutions are included in

this document. Solutions can be found in a number of places on the site.

19. If youd like a pdf document containing the solutions go to the note page for the section

youd like solutions for and select the download solutions link from there. Or,

select the section youd like solutions for and a link will be provided there.

21. If youd like to view the solutions on the web or solutions to an individual problem you

can go to the problem set web page, select the problem you want the solution for. At this

point I do not provide pdf versions of individual solutions, but for a particular problem

you can select Printable View from the Solution Pane Options to get a printable

version.

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a variety of problems. Most sections should have a range of difficulty levels in the problems

although this will vary from section to section.

Here is a list of topics in this chapter that have practice problems written for them.

Exponential Functions

Logarithm Functions

Solving Exponential Equations

Solving Logarithm Equations

Applications

Exponential Functions

x

x

(a) f ( x ) = 6 x (b) g ( x=

) 6x 9 (c) g ( x ) = 6 x +1

x ) e x 3 + 6 .

Logarithm Functions

For problems 1 3 write the expression in logarithmic form.

1. 75 = 16807

3

2. 16 4 = 8

2

1

3. = 9

3

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4. log 2 32 = 5

5. log 1 1

625 =4

5

6. log 9 1

81 = 2

For problems 7 - 12 determine the exact value of each of the following without using a calculator.

7. log 3 81

8. log 5 125

1

9. log 2

8

10. log 1 16

4

11. ln e 4

1

12. log

100

(

13. log 3x 4 y 7 )

(

14. ln x y 2 + z 2 )

x4

15. log 4 2 5

y z

For problems 16 18 combine each of the following into a single logarithm with a coefficient of

one.

1

16. 2 log 4 x + 5log 4 y log 4 z

2

17. 3ln ( t + 5 ) 4 ln t 2 ln ( s 1)

1

18. log a 6 log b + 2

3

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For problems 19 & 20 use the change of base formula and a calculator to find the value of each of

the following.

19. log12 35

20. log 2 53

3

21. g ( x ) = ln ( x )

( x ) ln ( x + 5)

22. g =

( x ) ln ( x ) 4

23. g=

Solve each of the following equations.

1. 62 x = 613 x

2. 51 x = 25

2

3. 8 x = 83 x +10

4. 7 4 x = 7 4 x

5. 23 x = 10

6. 71 x = 43 x +1

7. 9 = 104+ 6 x

8. e7 + 2 x 3 =0

9. e 47 x + 11 =

20

Solve each of the following equations.

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( )

x log 4 ( 5 x 12 )

1. log 4 x 2 2=

2. log ( 6 x ) log ( 4 x ) =

log ( 3)

3. ln ( x ) + ln ( x + 3=

) ln ( 20 5 x )

(

4. log 3 25 x 2 =

2)

5. log 2 ( x + 1) log 2 ( 2 x ) =

3

6. log 4 ( x ) + log 4 ( 6 x ) =

2

2 log ( x 21)

7. log ( x ) =

8. ln ( x 1) =1 + ln ( 3 x + 2 )

9. 2 log ( x ) log ( 7 x 1) =

0

Applications

1. We have $10,000 to invest for 44 months. How much money will we have if we put the

money into an account that has an annual interest rate of 5.5% and interest is compounded

(a) quarterly (b) monthly (c) continuously

2. We are starting with $5000 and were going to put it into an account that earns an annual

interest rate of 12%. How long should we leave the money in the account in order to double our

money if interest is compounded

(a) quarterly (b) monthly (c) continuously

3. A population of bacteria initially has 250 present and in 5 days there will be 1600 bacteria

present.

(a) Determine the exponential growth equation for this population.

(b) How long will it take for the population to grow from its initial population of 250 to

a population of 2000?

4. We initially have 100 grams of a radioactive element and in 1250 years there will be 80 grams

left.

(a) Determine the exponential decay equation for this element.

(b) How long will it take for half of the element to decay?

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(c) How long will it take until there is only 1 gram of the element left?

Systems of Equations

Introduction

Here are a set of practice problems for the Systems of Equations chapter of my Algebra notes. If

you are viewing the pdf version of this document (as opposed to viewing it on the web) this

document contains only the problems themselves and no solutions are included in this document.

Solutions can be found in a number of places on the site.

22. If youd like a pdf document containing the solutions go to the note page for the section

youd like solutions for and select the download solutions link from there. Or,

select the section youd like solutions for and a link will be provided there.

24. If youd like to view the solutions on the web or solutions to an individual problem you

can go to the problem set web page, select the problem you want the solution for. At this

point I do not provide pdf versions of individual solutions, but for a particular problem

you can select Printable View from the Solution Pane Options to get a printable

version.

a variety of problems. Most sections should have a range of difficulty levels in the problems

although this will vary from section to section.

Here is a list of topics in this chapter that have practice problems written for them.

Linear Systems with Three Variables

Augmented Matrices

More on the Augmented Matrix

Nonlinear Systems

For problems 1 3 use the Method of Substitution to find the solution to the given system or to determine

if the system is inconsistent or dependent.

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1. x 7 y =

11

5x + 2 y =

18

2. 7x 8y = 12

4 x + 2 y =

3

3. 3x + 9 y =

6

4 x 12 y =

8

For problems 4 6 use the Method of Elimination to find the solution to the given system or to determine

if the system is inconsistent or dependent.

4. 6x 5 y =

8

12 x + 2 y =

0

5. 2 x + 10 y =

2

5 x 25 y =

3

6. 2 x + 3 y =

20

7x + 2 y =

53

Find the solution to each of the following systems of equations.

1. 2 x + 5 y + 2 z =

38

3x 2 y + 4 z =

17

6 x + y 7 z =12

2. 3x 9 z =

33

7 x 4 y z =15

4 x + 6 y + 5z =6

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Augmented Matrices

1. For the following augmented matrix perform the indicated elementary row operations.

4 1 3 5

0 2 5 9

6 1 3 10

2. For the following augmented matrix perform the indicated elementary row operations.

1 6 2 0

2 8 10 4

3 4 1 2

1

(a) R2 (b) R1 R 3 (c) R1 6 R 3 R1

2

3. For the following augmented matrix perform the indicated elementary row operations.

10 1 5 1

4 0 7 1

0 7 2 3

Note : Problems using augmented matrices to solve systems of equations are in the next section.

For each of the following systems of equations convert the system into an augmented matrix and use the

augmented matrix techniques to determine the solution to the system or to determine if the system is

inconsistent or dependent.

1. x 7 y =

11

5x + 2 y =

18

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2. 7x 8y = 12

4 x + 2 y =

3

3. 3x + 9 y =6

4 x 12 y =

8

4. 6x 5 y =8

12 x + 2 y =

0

5 x 25 y =

3

5.

2 x + 10 y =

2

6. 2 x + 3 y =

20

7x + 2 y =

53

7. 2 x + 5 y + 2 z =

38

3x 2 y + 4 z =

17

6 x + y 7 z =12

8. 3x 9 z =

33

7 x 4 y z =15

4 x + 6 y + 5z =6

Non-Linear Systems

Find the solution to each of the following system of equations.

1. y = x 2 + 6 x 8

=

y 4x + 7

2. y = 1 3 x

x2

+ y2 =

1

4

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3. xy = 4

x2 y 2

+ =

1

4 25

4. y = 1 2 x 2

y2

x

2

=

1

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