Algebra 2 Semester 1 Final

Name:__________________________
PART 1: NO CALCULATORS.
Do the following problems. Make sure your answers are fully reduced. You may write answers
either in mixed form or as improper (“top-heavy”) fractions. SHOW YOUR WORK. (5 pts each)
1.
3
2
+
18
27

Answer:________
2.
3 2 14 15
⋅ ⋅ ⋅
10 7 3 5

Answer:________

Give an example of each of the following types of numbers. (2 pts each)
3.
A number that is rational but not an integer
Answer:______________
4.

A number that is irrational
Answer:______________

5.

A negative integer

6.

A complex number that is not imaginary

7.

A number that is neither even nor odd

Answer:______________
Answer:______________
Answer:______________
TRUE OR FALSE – circle one (1 pt each)
π is imaginary
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.

TRUE

FALSE

TRUE

FALSE

TRUE

FALSE

TRUE

FALSE

TRUE

FALSE

TRUE

FALSE

0 is imaginary
0 is even
3.7 is odd
5i is irrational

0 is positive

Draw a reasonable graph of the function. (3 pts)
14. The length of time an oven has been turned on and the oven’s temperature are related.

State the domain and range of the following function. (4 pts)
15.

D:_______________
R:_______________
Are the following relations functions? (2 pts each)
16.
{( 24 ,17 ), ( 3,24 ), ( 7,−15 )}

Answer:________
17.

x

y

3
2
5
1

7
5
4

Answer:________

18.

Draw a graph that is not a function. (2 pts)

19.

Draw a graph that is a function (2 pts)

Draw the graph of a function with the stated domain and range. (5 pts)
20. D: − 2 < x < 5
R: 1 ≤ y < 4

Graph the following. (5 pts each)
y − 6 = −3( x + 4)
21.

22.

y=x

23.

2 x + 6 y − 3 z = 12

(be sure to label your axes)

24.

(5, 2, -1)

25.

Sketch the graph of a parabola with x-intercepts of 2 and 8 and y intercept of -3.

Graph the system of inequalities (5 pts)
y < 3 x −1
26.
5 x + 2 y <15

Simplify the following expressions. (5 pts each)
27.
(3 x 2 y ) 3 ( x 4 y 5 ) 2

Answer:_________________

28.

 2x 2
 10
 y

29.

(5 + i )( 3 − 2i )




3

 y2
 3
x




2

Answer:_________________

Answer:_________________
30.

−36

Answer:_________________

31.

i 23

32.

Answer:_________________
Give three examples of mathematical expressions that are not polynomials (3 pts)
– maximum credit for different types of examples

33.

Give two examples of mathematical expressions that are polynomials (2 pts)

Give the special names for the following polynomials, based on degree and number of terms.
(2 pts each)
34. 15 x − 4 x 3
Answer:___________________________________
35.

3x + x + 1
2

Answer:___________________________________
36.

271 x

Answer:___________________________________

Scratch Paper (please write “see scratch paper” by original problem.)

PART 2: CALC OK
Name:________________________
Do the indicated operation. Be sure answer is simplified (no parentheses). (5 pts each)
37.
( x 2 − 3) − ( 2 x −1)

Answer:_________________________
38.

(3 x + 5)

2

Answer:_________________________

Factor the following expressions completely. (5 pts each)
39.
18 x 2 + 57 x −10

Answer:________________________________
40.

14 x − 7 x
3

2

Answer:________________________________

41.

81 x 2 − 4

Answer:________________________________
Solve the following equations and inequalities. (5 pts each)
− 9 < 12 − 3 x ≤ 3
42.

Answer:________________________________

43.

4 x −7 ≤11

44.

5 x +7 =−
8

Answer:________________________________

Answer:________________________________

45.

3 x 2 + 12 x + 30 = 10 x + 5

46.

( x +17 ) 2 = 100

Answer:________________________________

Answer:________________________________

State the following equations (5 pts each)
47.
Give the equation of the line with x-intercept of 72 and going through the point
(36,4). (Hint: start by writing the x-intercept as a point.)

Answer:________________________________
48.

4
5

Give the equation of the line perpendicular to y + 3 = ( x − 7) with
y-intercept of -10.

Answer:________________________________

49.

Give the equation of the parabola with vertex of (2,5) and going through
the point (-1,8).

Let f ( x) = 3x + 7 and g ( x ) = x + 2 x
g (−3)
50.
2

51.

f ( x + 7)

Answer:________________________________
Find the following values: (5 pts each)

Answer:________________________________

Answer:________________________________

Let f ( x) = 3x + 7 and g ( x ) = x 2 + 2 x
g  f (−2)
52.

53.

Find

x if

f ( x ) = −3

Find the following values: (5 pts each)

Answer:________________________________

Answer:________________________________

State whether the system is inconsistent, independent or dependent. IF the equations is solvable,
then solve it and give the solution. (5 pts each)
5 x −3 y = −39
54.
4 x +6 y = 36

Type of system:_______________________________
55.

24 x −60 y = 36

Solution:________________________________

18 x −45 y = 32

Type of system:_______________________________
Solution:________________________________

Graph the following quadratic equation by finding the x- and y-intercepts and the vertex.
(5 pts)
56.
f ( x ) = x 2 + 2 x +1

57.

Check whether x = 2 + 3i is a solution to the equation x 2 − 4 x + 13 = 0 by plugging
it into the equation. YOU MUST SHOW YOUR WORK FOR CREDIT.
Clearly state whether or not x = 2 + 3i is a solution. (5 pts)

EXTRA CREDIT: No Hints Given
A. Easier. Find the x- and y-intercepts for the graph of the following equation. (3 pts)
y + x 2 − 2 = xy + x

x-int:_____________
y-int:_____________
B. Harder. Give an equation for a quadratic function that has solutions of x = 5 ± i (5 pts)

Answer:________________________________

Scratch Paper (please write “see scratch paper” by original problem.)

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