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# Solving a set of basic mathematical questions

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1. Write in radical notation and simplify if possible.
253/2

2. Assume all variables are positive real numbers. Write the following radicands with rational exponents and simplify if possible.

3. Solve for x
(x + 2)(x - 2) = 15 + (x +1)(x - 7)

4. Solve for x
Cancel x-5.
4x=20
4(5)=20 , x=5

5. Compute the slope of the line determined by the given equations.
5x + 4y = 1

6. Compute the slope of the line determined by the given points. Use ∆ y and ∆ x notation.
(12, 8), (0, 16)

7. Graph the following using the x and y-intercepts.

8x + 10y = 12

8. Find the equation of the following lines. Write your answer in slope-intercept form.

Through (-1, 5) with m = -1

9. Find the area bounded by the following. y = |x| and y = 4

10. Let h(x) = x2-1.
Evaluate (b) h(-2)

11. Solve each system using either the elimination method or the substitution method. Verify your
result by graphing each system. Indicate the point of intersection on your graph.
2x + y = 7
-2x + 3y = 5

12. Two people set out simultaneously from two locations 12 miles apart and walk toward each other. One person walks 5 miles an hour faster than the other. Find the rate of speed of each person if they meet in one hour and ten minutes.

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1. Write in radical notation and simplify if possible.
253/2
A: 253/2=(52)3/2=53=125

2. Assume all variables are positive real numbers. Write the following radicands with rational exponents and simplify if possible.

A:
Note: x and y are both positive as mentioned in the question.

3. Solve for x

(x + 2)(x - 2) = 15 + (x +1)(x - 7)