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Algebra multiple choice questions

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The average of the numbers 5, 9, 10, 13, and a equals 11. Find the
value of a.
a. 16
b. 17
c. 18
d. 20

A shirt is on sale for $34.40, which is 20% off the original price.
Find the original price of the shirt.
a. $36.40
b. $41.28
c. $43.00
d. $54.40

How many quarts of water does one add to 6 quarts of a 60% alcohol
solution to create a 40% alcohol solution?
a. 2 qt.
b. 3 qt.
c. 6 qt.
d. 9 qt.

Express (7 + 3i) - (2 - 3i) in the form a + bi where a and b are real
numbers.
a. 5 - 6i
b. 5 + 6i
c. 9
d. 9 + 5i

Find the value of k that completes the square for x2 + 10x + k.
a. 5
b. 10
c. 25
d. 100

Find the solutions to the equation: |2x - 14| = 6.
a. x = -4, 10
b. x = 4, 10
c. x = 11, 17
d. x = 12, 14

Solve the inequality 7 < 4x + 3 &#8804; 21, and express the solution as an
interval.
a. (1, 4.5]
b . [1.75, 7)
c . (7/3, 17)
d. [4.5, 5.25]

Solve the inequality -18 >0, and express the solution as an interval
6x-42
a. (-3, &#8734;)
b. (7, &#8734;)
c. (-&#8734;,-3)
d. (-&#8734;, 7)

Solve the inequality 2|x - 10| < 3, and express the solution as an
interval.
a. (7, 8.5)
b. (8.5, 10)
c. (8.5, 11.5)
d. (11.5, 13)

An object is shot upward with an initial velocity of 240 feet per
second so that its height s (in feet) above the ground after t seconds
is given by s = -16t2 + 240t. For what values of t will the object be at
least 416 feet above the ground?
a. [2, 5]
b. [2, 13]
c. [3, 5]
d. [3, 13]

Find the distance d(A, B) between the points A(&#8722;1, 0) and B(4, 3).
a. 3&#8730; 2
b. 5
c. &#8730;34
d. 8

Determine the point A(x, y) so that the points A(x, y), B(0, 3), C(1, 0),
D(7, 2) will be the vertices of a parallelogram.
a. A(&#8722;6, 1)
b. A((3, 7)
c. A(5, 6)
d. A(6, 5)

Find the midpoint of the line segment from A(&#8722;2, 9) to B(4, 5).
a. C(1, 7)
b. D(3, 7)
c. P(4, 9)
d. Q(5, 9)

Find the point on the positive y-axis that is a distance 5 from the
point P(3, 4).
a. A(0, 6)
b. B(0,8)
c. C(6,0)
d. D(8,0)

Find the x-intercept and y-intercept of the equation 5x &#8722; 3y = 30.
a. 6 and 10 respectively
b. 10 and 6 respectively
c. 6 and &#8722;10 respectively
d. 6 and 2 respectively

Give the equation for the circle with center C(3, &#8722;2) and radius 4.
a. x2 + y 2 = 52
b. (x &#8722; 3)2 + ( y &#8722; 2)2 = 16
c. (x + 3)2 + ( y &#8722; 2)2 = 42
d. (x &#8722; 3)2 + ( y + 2)2 = 16

Give the center of the circle with equation x 2 + 2x + y 2 &#8722;10y + 22 = 0.
a. A(2, 4)
b. B(1, 5)
c. C(&#8722;1, 5)
d. D(&#8722;2, 4)

Find an equation for the line with slope 1/2 and y-intercept 3.
a. x/2 &#8722; y = 3
b. &#8722;x + 2y = 6
c. x + 2y = 6
d. 2x &#8722; y = 3

Find the slope of the line through the points A(&#8722;1, 6) and B(5, 2)
a. &#8722;1
b. &#8722;2/3
c. 2/3
d. 1
11. Find an equation for the line with y-intercept 3 that is perpendicular
to the line 4
3
y = 2 x &#8722; .
a. 2y = 6 &#8722; 3x
b. 2y = 3x + 6
c. 3y = 9 &#8722; 2x
d. 3y = 2x + 9

Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures are related by the equation
F = 9 C + 32, where F is the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit and C
is the temperature on the Celsius scale. If the temperature is a
balmy 77° Fahrenheit, what is the temperature on the Celsius scale?
a. 25°
b. 33.8°
c. 43°
d. 45°

If f(x) = x2 + 5, find f(a + h) &#8722; f(a)
a. 2ah + h2 + 10
b. 2ah + h2 + 5
c. 2ah + h2
d. h2

From a square piece of cardboard with width x inches, a square of
width x &#8722; 3 inches is removed from the center. Write the area of
the remaining piece as a function of x.
a. f(x) = 6x &#8722; 9
b. f(x) = 6x + 9
c. f(x) = 2x2 &#8722; 9
d. f(x) = 2x2 &#8722; 6x &#8722; 9

If P(4, &#8722;5) is a point on the graph of the function y = f(x), find the
corresponding point on the graph of y = 2f(x &#8722; 6).
a. A(1, 8)
b. B(2, &#8722;5)
c. C(6, 8)
d. D(10,&#8722;10)

Explain how the graph of y &#8722; 5 = (x &#8722; 3)2 can be obtained from the
graph of y = x2.
a. Shift the graph of y = x2 left 3 units and down 5 units
b . Shift the graph of y = x2 left 3 units and up 5 units
c . Shift the graph of y = x2 right 3 units and down 5 units
d. Shift the graph of y = x2 right 3 units and up 5 units

Determine e the vertex of y = x 2 &#8722; 8x + 22.
a. A(&#8722;4, 11)
b . B(&#8722;4, 18)
c . C(4, 6)
d . D(4, 8)

An object is projected upward from the top of a tower. Its distance
in feet above the ground after t seconds is given by
s(t) = &#8722;16t 2 + 64t + 80 . How many seconds will it take to reach ground
level?
a. 1 second
b . 4 seconds
c . 5 seconds
d . 8 seconds

Find the maximum value of y = &#8722;x 2 + 6x.
a. 8
b . 9
c . 10
d . 11

Several values of the two function f and g are listed in the following
tables:
x 4 5 6 7
f(x) 7 6 5 4

x 4 5 6 7
g(x) 6 7 4 5

Find ( f o g)(6).
a. 4
b . 5
c . 6
d . 7

Given f(x) = 5x + 7 and g(x) = x2 + 7, find (g o f )(x).
a. (g o f )(x) = 5x2 + 7
b . (g o f )(x) = 5x2 + 42
c . (g o f )(x) = (5x)2 + 14
d . (g o f )(x) = 25x2 + 70x + 56

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