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# VG/MVG-Level Test MaC1NVC08 K1 Algebra & Functions

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VG/MVG-Level Test on Algebra and Functions: Quadratic Equations, Exponential Equations, Logarithms, Simultaneous Equations MaC1NVCO08 Warning: There are more than one versions of the test. Instructions Test period 11:00-12:25. You are not allowed to use calculator in this part. Resources The test Formula sheet, your personalised formula booklet, ruler, protractor and a graphic calculator. For all items a single answer is not enough. It is also expected • that you write down what you do • that you explain/motivate your reasoning • that you draw any necessary illustrations. Try all of the problems. It can be relatively easy, even towards the end of the test, to receive some points for partial solutions. A positive evaluation can be given even for unfinished solutions. Score and mark levels The maximum score is 26¤¤ points.. The maximum number of points you can receive for each solution is indicated after each problem. If a problem can give 2 ”Pass”-points and 1 ”Pass with distinction”-point this is written [2/1]. Some problems are marked with ¤, which means that they more than other problems offer opportunities to show knowledge that can be related to the criteria for ”Pass with Special Distinction” in Assessment Criteria 2000. Lower limit for the mark on the test G: Pass: VG: Pass with distinction:

points At least 25 points on the G-level test, and 10 VG points in this test. Alternative: Minimum of 14 points in this test. At least 25 points on the G-level test, and 18 VG points in this test. High quality of calculations and deep level of understanding must be illustrated through out the test, especially in problems 6 and 7. Alternative: Minimum of 22¤¤ points in this test as well as the high quality … Enjoy it! Behzad

MVG: Pass with special distinction:

Only the marked problems in the box below will be graded. 1 VG/¤ 2 VG 2 4 3 4 4 2 5 4 6 4 6 ¤ 7a 3 7b 3 7b ¤ Sum ¤¤ 26 ¤¤ Grade

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Solve all of the problems in test sheet in the space available: 1 1 + y x 1. Simplify 1 1 − 2 2 y x Solution:

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2. Plot the graph of the function y = f ( f ( f ( x ))) if f ( x ) = Solution:

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In 1960 there were approximately 20 000 grey seals in the Baltic Sea. Due to the high levels of environmental pollutants, the number of seals then decreased dramatically. The decrease was exponential and in 1980 there were only 2 000 grey seals left. a) What was the average yearly percent decrease of the number of grey seals between 1960 and 1980?

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The seal population has partially recovered since 1980. There were approximately 100 000 grey seal 1904. Today there are approximately 18 000 grey seals in the Baltic Sea. According to a prognosis from the Environmental Protection Agency, the number of grey seals will increase exponentially at a rate of 6.5 % per year for the next few years. b) In what year will the number of grey seals pass 50 000 which is 50% of its “Krecorded level 1904”, if the prognosis holds true? [0/2] Solution:

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4. At the beginning of the year 2000, Jenny bought shares worth 100 000 kr in an IT-fund. Five years later the value had decreased to 18 000 kr . Calculate the yearly percentage decrease in value of her shares, if it is assumed that it was constant during 2000-2005 [0/2] Solutions:

⎧ ⎛ x ⎞4 ⎪log⎜ ⎟ = 20 5. Solve the following simultaneous equations: ⎨ ⎜ y ⎟ ⎝ ⎠ ⎪ 3 ⎩log( x ⋅ y ) = 21

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6. Calculate the sum: log 4 64 + log 8 64 + log16 64 + log 32 64 + log 64 64 Solution:

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7. The Earth has about 4.50 ⋅ 1013 m 2 farm land. It is found experimentally that with the current technology approximately 5 000 m 2 farming land per person is needed to feed the world population. The world population has grown tremendously over the past two thousand years. In 1960 , the world population passed the three billion mark, i.e. 3.0 ⋅ 109 . Within only 39 years, in 1999 , the world population was doubled and passed six billion, i.e. 6.0 ⋅109 . Latest official current world population 1 estimate, for mid-year 2009, is estimated at 6 790 062 216 , i.e. approximately 6.8 ⋅109 . World Population Growth If it is assumed that the population growth is an exponential Year Population function, and the current rate of the population growth stays the 1 200 million same, and the experimentally found 5 000 m 2 needed 1000 275 million agricultural land per person is constant. 1500 450 million ¤ Calculate the year which we may not be able to find 1650 500 million sufficient farming land on the face of the Earth to support 1750 700 million the world population. [0/3] 1804 1 billion ¤ A few of very important deserts of the world are listed in 1850 1.2 billion the table below. If, somehow, the technology is developed so much that all of the listed deserts of the world of the total 1900 1.6 billion 7 2 area 1.3 × 10 km are converted to additional agricultural 1950 2.55 billion Desert km 3 billion land, which year the Earth can no longer feed its 1960square Location growing population? [0/3/¤] Sahara 1975100billion Africa 9 4 000 North
Arabian Desert 2 330 000 Middle East Chihuahuan 1999 6 billion Desert 2006450 000 Mexico-USA 6.5 billion Taklamakan Desert 270 000 China 2009 6.8 billion Sonoran Desert Thar Desert 310 000 USA-Mexico 200 000 India-Pakistan

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Atacama Desert 140 000 Chile-Peru Dasht-e Kavir 77 000 Iran Mojave Desert 65 000 USA Sum 12 942 000

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