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Mixed Algebra and Exponent Problems

Here are some practice problems that I have done and am trying to self check

Please complete all the problems on the attached document using Microsoft word's equation editor. Please see the attached file.

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1. Write each expression with positive exponents only and then simplify:

a. 2 -1 + 4 -1

b. ( 2/5 ) -3

2. Add or subtract as indicated:

a. ( - 6X3 + 7 X2 - 9X + 3) + (14X3 + 3X2 -11X -7)

b. (13X4 - 8X3 + 2X2 ) - ( 5X4 -3X3 + 2X2 -6)

3. Find each product:

a. 3y2 (-7y2 + 3y -6)

b. (3y -2 ) ( 4y2 + 3y -5 )

4. Divide:

a. 40 X8 Y6
5 XY3

b. X3 -2X2 -33X -7
X -7

5. Simplify each expression:

a. ( -10 )0

b. 400X0

6. Write each number in scientific notation:

a. 73, 900, 000

b. 0.38

7. Factor by grouping:

a. X3 + 3X2 + 2X + 6

b. XY + 4X - 2Y - 8

8. Factor completely:

a. X2 -X -20

b. 12y3 + 28y2 + 8y

9. Factor completely or state that it is "Prime":

a. Z4 -16

b. X2 + 1

10. Factor Completely:

a. X2 -16X + 64

b. X3 - 27

11. Solve each equation:

a. X(X -12 ) = 0

b. 5X2 +20X = 0

12. The length of a rectangular sign is 3feet longer than the width. If the sign has a area of 40 square feet for advertising, find its length and its width.

13. Find all the numbers for which the rational expression is undefined:

a. X + 3
(X -2 )(X + 5)

b. 7
X2 + 81

14. Simplify

a. X2 - 4
X - 2

b. y2 + 2y
y2 + 4y + 4

15. Multiply or divide as indicated:

a. 5X + 5 multiplied by 3X
6 X2 + X

b. X2 + X divided by 2X + 4
10 5

16. Add or Subtract as indicated, Simplify the results, if possible:

a. 7 + 4
(X + 3) (X + 3)2

b. 6y - 3
y2 - 4 y + 2

17. Solve each irrational equation. If an equation has no solution, so state:

a. 3 - 1 = 1
X 6 X

b. 13 - 3 = 1
y - 1 y - 1

18. A car travels 60 miles in the same time that a car traveling 10 per hour faster travels 90 miles. What is the rate of each cars?

19. Find the indicated root or state that the expression is not a real number:

a. 3√ 8
125

This is the cube root of 8/125.

b. -4√81

20. Simplify each expression:

a. √45X23

b. √ 96
3

21. Add or subtract as indicated:

a. 4√72 - 2√48

b. √75 - √48

22. Multiply as indicated:

a. (√11 - √ 5 ) (√11 +√ 5)

b. ( 1 + √2) 2

23. Solve each radical expression:

a. √ (2X - 1) = X - 2 This the square root of what is in the parenthesis.

b. √3X + 5 = 11 This is the square root of 3x

24. Simplify:

a. 64 2/3

b. (-8 ) -4/3

25. Solve by completing the square:

X2 -12X + 27 = 0

26. Solve by using the quadratic formula:

X2 = 2X + 4

27. Solve each equation:

a. X2 = -100

b. 5X2 = -125

Given the parabola y = x2 - 6x -7 , answer the following questions:

28. Determine if the parabola whose equation is given opens upward or downward. What is its x-intercept?

29. Find its y-intercept. What are the coordinates of the vertex?

30. Graph the parabola.

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This includes problems on a variety of topics - scientific notation, factoring, simplifying exponents, solving irrational equations, and radicals.

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