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# College Algebra and Trigonometry d. x < a.

## Level 1 (10 seconds each) 8. The line ax + by + c = 0 has a slope of

a. ab.
1. The number of permutations of the letters of b
the word PAINTS is b. − .
a
a. 6. b
b. 720. c. .
c. 120. a
d. 360. a
d. − .
b
2. Which operation is not closed to integers?
a. Addition. 9. Rona is twice as old as Nenita. Ten years
b. Subtraction. ago, Rona is thrice as old as Nenita. How old
c. Multiplication. is Rona?
d. Division. a. 30.
b. 20.
6nx 6 n c. 10.
3. The expression is equivalent to d. 0.
3nx 3n
a. 2nx 3 . 10. A parabola opening downward has one zero
b. 2 x 3n . if
c. 2x 2 . a. it touches the x-axis at two points.
d. 3nx 2 . b. it touches the x-axis at one point.
c. it touches the y-axis at one point.
4. The product of a + b and its conjugate is d. it does not touch the x-axis.
a. a + b .
11. The graph of a cubic function has a
b. a − b .
maximum of
c. 1.
a. 1.
d. 0.
b. 2.
c. 3.
5. Which equation does not have any real
d. 4.
roots?
a. x 2 = x
12. The equation x 3 − 8 = 0 has
b. x 2 − 5 = 0
a. 3 real roots.
c. x 2 + 5 = 0 b. 2 real roots.
d. 5 − x 2 = 0 c. 1 real root.
d. no real roots.
6. The solution set of the equation
x 2 + 3 x − 10 = 0 is 13. The expression i −7 is equivalent to
a. { − 5,2} . 1
a. .
b. { − 2,5} . i
c. { − 10,3} . b. -1.
1
d. φ . c. − .
i
7. Generally if a is positive, then x < a is
d. 1.
equivalent to
a. –a < x < a. 14. The eccentricity of a circle is equal to
b. x < -a or x > a. a. the square of the length of its radius.
c. x > a. b. the length of its radius.
c. 0. b. 225.
d. 1. c. 2-25.
d. Infinite.
15. sin 400° is equivalent to
a. sin 40° . 22. The sum of the infinite series … + (-10) +
b. cos 40° . (-5) + 0 + 5 + 10 + … is
c. sin( −400°) . a. 0.
d. cos(−400°) . b. 5100.
c. 5-100.
16. A triangle inscribed in a semicircle whose d. Infinite.
one side is a diameter is
a. always right. 23. x − y is a factor of x k − y k where k > 0, k is
b. sometimes right. an integer.
c. always acute. a. Always true
d. sometimes obtuse. b. Sometimes true
c. Never true
17. Right triangle XYZ whose hypotenuse is YZ
is isosceles if tan(m∠Y ) is 24. The binomial 125 x 3 + y 9 has
a. 0. a. One prime factor.
b. between 0 and 1. b. Two prime factors.
c. 1. c. Three prime factors.
d. more than 1. d. Four prime factors.

18. The slope of a line is equal to 25. Two solutions are mixed together. Solution
a. the sine of its angle of inclination to A, with 9% concentration is mixed with 12%
the positive x-axis. solution B. Solution A has twice the volume
b. the cosine of its angle of inclination as Solution B. The resulting solution has a
to the positive x-axis. concentration of
c. the tangent of its angle of inclination a. 9.5%.
to the positive x-axis. b. 10%.
d. the cotangent of its angle of c. 10.5%.
inclination to the positive x-axis. d. 11%.

19. The graph of cos(2 x − 4) = y is 26. Parabola A has a latus rectum of 3 inches,
a. a wave. while Parabola B has that of 6 inches. This
b. a circle. means that
c. a line. a. A is narrower than B.
d. an irregular curve. b. B is narrower than A.
c. None of the choices.
20. The graph of the polar equation x2
27. The equation − y 2 = 1 is the
2 4
sin θ + cos θ = is
r representation of
a. a line. a. a point.
b. a limacon. b. a circle.
c. a circle. c. an ellipse.
d. a lemniscate. d. a hyperbola.

Level 2 (45 seconds each) 28. Suppose log a = 16 , log b = 4 and log c = 8 .
21. The sum of the infinite series 2 + 4 + 6 + 8 +  ab 
… is Then log  is
 c 
a. 0.
a. 12. a. 45.
b. 20. b. 100.
c. 8. c. 20.
d. not determinable. d. 90.

29. The sum of the reciprocals of two distinct 35. If a = 2 9 and b = 4 3 , then the numerical
1 a
numbers is 4. One number is . The other value of is
2 b
number is 1
a. 2. a. .
64
b. 4. b. 64.
1 c. 8.
c. .
4 d. 4.
1
d. .
2 36. The line perpendicular to 2 x + 3 y + 5 = 0
among the choices is
1 a. 3 x − 2 y + 10 = 0 .
30. The graph of the function f ( x ) = 2 x + has
9 b. 3 x + 2 y − 15 = 0 .
a. a vertical asymptote. c. 6 x + 9 y − 15 = 0 .
b. no vertical asymptotes. d. 4 x − 6 y + 17 = 0 .
c. no horizontal asymptotes.
d. no asymptotes at all.
37. The parabola that opens to the left among the
choices is
31. An apprentice can make 10 handicraft units a
day. If a master craftsman can make 90 units a. x 2 + y = 2 x + 1 .
in 3 days, then 3 apprentices and a master b. y = x 2 + 2 x + 1 .
craftsman can make c. y 2 + x = 2 y + 1 .
a. 300 units in 3 days.
d. x = y 2 + 2 y + 1 .
b. 100 units in 3 days.
c. 60 units a day.
d. 40 units a day. 38. The ellipse 9 x 2 + 4 y 2 = 1 is
a. 2 units long.
32. 100 square tiles fit a certain room. If the tiles b. 3 units long.
have twice the length of each side as the 1
original, c. unit long.
2
a. 50 tiles would fit the room. 1
b. 25 tiles would fit the room. d. unit long.
3
c. 200 tiles would fit the room.
d. 400 tiles would fit the room.
39. Two numbers whose sum is x has a
maximum possible product of
33. The numerical value of log10 ( log 2 1) is a. 2x 2 .
a. 0. b. x 2 .
b. 10.
c. 2. x2
c. .
d. not defined. 2
x2
34. 10 persons joined a party. The maximum d. .
4
number of handshakes produced by the
persons, assuming that no two persons shook
40. The expression 10 2 + 4(10 )(15) + 4(15) 2 is
their hands twice is
equivalent to
a. [2(10) + 2(15)]2. 50. In triangle
b. 2(10 + 15)2.
c. [2(10) + 15]2.
d. [10 + 2(15)]2.

## 41. If g and h are numbers that satisfy the

equation ax 2 − 16ax + 9 = 0 , then the
numerical value of g + h is
a. 16.
b. 9.
c. dependent on the value of a.
d. not determinable.

## 42. Using the same information on item no. 41,

the numerical value of gh is
a. 16.
b. 9.
c. dependent on the value of a.
d. not determinable.

## 43. The smaller of two numbers is 3 less than the

larger, and their sum is 43. the difference of
their squares is
a. 116.
b. 147.
c. 129.
d. 133.

## 44. One hour after the truck has left on an

overnight haul, a messenger on a motorcycle
leaves from the same starting point to
overtake the truck. If the messenger travels
at a rate of 72 km/h and overtakes the truck
in 8 h, what is the average speed of the
truck?
a. 56 km/h.
b. 81 km/h.
c. 64 km/h.
d. 49 km/h.

## 45. The equation

( 2,999,999)( 3,000,001) = ( 3,000,000) 2 − 1 is
a. True.
b. False.

1
46. Arcsin has
2
47. The reciprocal of csc 20° is
48. The reciprocal of cot 135° is
49. A and B are measures of the acute angles in a
right triangle. Hence, sin A =