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Manipulating Algebraic Expressions

See attached file for full problem description. 1. Write each intervals in absolute value notation. a) xE(0,9) The midpoint of the interval (0+9)/2. Since 9-4.5=4.5, each point in the interval is 4.5 units or less from the number 4.5. Thus the interval can be described as: I x-4.5I less than or equal to 4.5. b) xE(-

Graphing, inequalities, absolute value, solving equations

1. Find the solution sets for the following: |5x - 7| > 12 2. Find the equation of the line satisfying the following: The line with x-intercept 7 and y-intercept -5. 3. Graph the functions L(x) = -3x + 17 and Q(x) = 2x2 + 7x - 22 on the same set of axes. 4. Determine the x-intercepts of g(x) = x2 - x - 20 5. De

Solving Quadratics by Factoring and Graphing

Solve the quadratic equations in questions 1 - 5 by factoring. 1. x2 - 49 = 0 2. 3x3 - 12x = 0 3. 12x2 + 14x + 12 = 18 4. -x3 + 22x2 - 121x = 0 5. x2 - 4x = 5 In questions 6 - 10, solve the quadratic equation by graphing. 11. Write a quadratic equation that will have solutions of x = 3 and x = -7. 12. Write a quadr

Cutting the Corners from a Rectangle to form an Open-top Box

Thomas is going to make an open-top box by cutting equal squares from the four corners of an 11 inch by 14 inch sheet of cardboard and folding up the sides. If the area of the base is to be 80 square inches, then what size square should be cut from each corner?

Derivatives : Maximum Profit

The total profit (in dollars) for sales of x rowing machines is given by P(x) = -0.2x^2 + 300x - 200. What is the profit if 500 are sold? For what value of x will the profit be at a maximum?

Algebra: Solving equations, graphing, inequalities, word problems.

15. A mathematics instructor asked her students to keep track of how much time each spent studying the chapter on percent notation in her basic mathematics course. She collected the information, together with test scores from that chapter's test, in the table below. a). Use the two points reporting data for 9 hours of study

Volume, Interest and Logarithm Questions

1) An open-top box is to be constructed from a 4 foot by 6 foot rectangular cardboard by cutting out equal squares at each corner and the folding up the flaps. Let x denote the length of each side of the square to be cut out. a) Find the function V that represents the volume of the box in terms of x. b) Graph this function

Math Puzzle

Math Puzzle. See attached file for full problem description. 3 - 4(2 - 1)=? For y = -2x - 6 slope = ? y-intercept = ? Solve this system of equations: x + y=5 and 3x - 5y= -9 X=? Y = ? For x/3 - y/6 = 5, what is the Lowest Common Multiple, that is, what do you multiply all terms by to eliminate the denominators?

Questions regarding factoring polynomials

9x4 + 4x3 - 27x2 + 12x <------ Factor by finding the GCF x2 + 2x - 15 <--------Factor by grouping For these problems, identify which of the methods from this lesson (GCF, grouping, difference of squares, or perfect squares) could be used to factor the polynomial. 17. x2 + 2x + 1 A This polynomial could b

Earthquakes and the Richter Scale

The intensity level of an earthquake is based on the Richter scale. Using logarithms, the Richter scale measures an earthquake relative to (as a ratio of) the weakest possible tremor. What is the formula for measuring earthquakes? Why is a 7.0 earthquake ten times stronger than a 6.0 earthquake? Pick an earthquake in you

Synthetic Division

A geologist you spoke with is concerned about the rate of land erosion around the base of a dam. Another geologist is studying the magma activity within the earth in an area of New Zealand known for its volcanic activity. One of the shortcuts they apply when doing calculations in the field is to use synthetic division. After the

Coding Theory : Cyclic Codes

4 (i) Let C be a linear code in IF. Explain what is meant when we say that C is cyclic. Give also the algebraic characterisation of cyclic codes using the ring .... (ii) Explain why the cyclic codes in R are in 1-1 correspondence with the monic polynomials in IFq[xJ that divide ? 1. Give the definition of the generator polynom

Algebra Word Problems : Time, Speed and Distance

Smith bicycled 45 miles going east from Durango, and Jones bicycled 70 miles. Jones averaged 5 miles per hour more than Smith, and his trip took one-half hour longer than Smith's. How fast was each one traveling?

Algebra : Estimation, Word Problems and Optimization

1. Use inductive reasoning to determine the next three numbers in the pattern: 2, 9, 20, 35... 2. Make a conjecture about the relationship between the original number and the final number in the following process. Pick a number Multiply the number by 12 Add 12 to the product Divide the sum by 4 Subtract

Radicals and Rational Exponent Notation

Radical and rational exponent notation are two ways to show the same process. Explain the similarities between radicals and rational exponent notation. Provide at least two other examples of mathematical notation or wording denoting the same process.

What is the maximize the area of a rectangular patio?

I have 400 feet of lumber to frame a rectangular patio. I want to maximize the area of the patio. What should the dimensions of th patio be. Show how the maximum area of patio is calculated from the algebraic equation. Use the vertex form to find the maximum area.

Quadratic Equations

1) Using the quadratic equation x2 - 6x + 8 = 0, perform the following tasks: a) Solve by factoring. b) Solve by using the quadratic formula. 2) For the function y = x2 - 6x + 8, perform the following tasks: a) Put the function in the form y = a(x - h)2 + k. b) What is the equation for the

Series and Functions

Using the index of a series as the domain and the value of the series as the range, is a series a function? Include the following in your answer: Which one of the basic functions (linear, quadratic, rational, or exponential) is related to the arithmetic series? Which one of the basic functions (linear, quadratic, ratio

The intensity level of an earthquake is based on the Richter scale.

The intensity level of an earthquake is based on the Richter scale. Using logarithms, the Richter scale measures an earthquake relative to (as a ratio of) the weakest possible tremor. What is the formula for measuring earthquakes? Why is a 7.0 earthquake ten times stronger than a 6.0 earthquake? Pick an earthquake in you

Inequalities Word Problems: Example

1) Solve each equation for x. x-a=-x+a+4b 2) Building a ski ramp. Write an inequality in the variable x for the degrees measure of the smallest angle to triangle shown in the figure, given that the degree measure of the smallest angle is at most 30 degrees. See attached file for full problem description.

Algebra: Quadratic Equation Problems

Solve the following: 1) Using the quadratic equation x2 - 6x + 8 = 0, perform the following tasks: a) Solve by factoring. b) Solve by using the quadratic formula. 2) For the function y = x2 - 6x + 8, perform the following tasks: a) Put the function in the form y = a(x - h)2 + k. b) What is the equation for th

EXPONENTIAL MODELING:

EXPONENTIAL MODELING: I want you to locate data that can be effectively modeled using an exponential function. Check the scatter plot to be sure that your data is appropriate for an exponential model! Please include the following components in your finished assignment: 1. A data table showing your original data, with a re