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COLLEGE ALGEBRA

FINAL EXAMINATION
SET B
NAME:__________________________ Block Section: _____________ Date: ___________
Student No. _____________________ Instructor: _________________ Permit No. _______
General Instructions:
1. Fill up all information required in the questionnaire and answer sheet.
2. Use the back sheet of the questionnaire for all pertinent solutions.
3. In the answer sheet provided, write the capital letter corresponding to your answer.
4. If your answer is not among the choices, write N.
5. If you wish to change your answer, cross out your previous answer and write your new answer beside it.
6. Strictly NO CHEATING. Any form of cheating will be dealt with accordingly.
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. It is a well-defined collection of objects.
A. Real number C. Set
B. Cardinal number D. Element
2.
5
is a/an
A. rational number C. integer
B. imaginary number D. irrational number
3. Perform the series of operations on the following;
2 4 5 2 40 2
5
+
A. 62 C. 14
B. 34 D. 26
4. In a class of 40 students, 25 like algebra, 17 like chemistry, and 5 like neither subject. How many like both
subjects?
A. 10 C. 13
B. 7 D. 5
5. Use laws of exponents to simplify
2
2 3
4 2 2
3
2

,
_

bc a
c b a
A.
2
4 2
3
2
a
c b
C.
2
4 2
9
4
a
c b
B.
2
4 2
2
3
b
c a
D.
3
2
4
9
a
bc
6. The sum of the expressions z y x 3 2
2
+ , z y x 4 7 5
2
+ , and z y x 4 3
2
+ + is
A.
2 2 6
5 3 4 z y x +
C. z y x 5 8 3 + +
B. z y x 5 3 4
2
+ D. z y x 5 4 7
2
+
7. Remove the grouping symbols and combine similar terms: [ ] x y x y x y x 2 3 ) 2 ( 3 4 2 3 + +
A. y x 7 19 C. y x 7 22
B. y x 15 8 + D. y x 2 27
8. The product of
) 2 3 ( x
and ) 3 2 (
2
+ x x is
A.
6 7 6
2 3
+ + x x x
C.
6 11 7 6
2 3
+ x x x
B.
6 7 7 6
2 3
+ x x x
D.
6 8 6
2 3
+ + + x x x
9. The quotient when ) 25 4 16 (
2 3
+ + x x is divided by
) 5 4 ( + x
is
A.
5 4 4
2
+ x x
C.
5 4 4
2
x x
B.
7 6 4
2
+ x x
D.
5 4 4
2
+ x x
10. Find the remainder if ) 1 23 26 11 10 (
2 3 4
+ + x x x x is divided by
) 2 ( x
.
A. 5 C. 7
B. 15 D. 97
11. Factor completely: b a bx ax 4 4
2 2
+
A. (a b) (x + 2) (x + 2) C. (a + b) (x 2) (x 2)
B. (a + b) (x + 2) (x 2 D. ) (a - b) (x + 2) (x 2)
12.
3
) 2 ( y x is equal to
A. 8 6 12
2 2 3
+ xy y x x C.
3 3
8y x
B.
3 2 2 3
8 12 6 y xy y x x + D. 8 12 6
2 2 3
+ xy y x x
13. Perform the indicated operation and simplify:
6 5
4 3
4
4
2
2
2
+ +

x x
x x
x
x
A.
( )( ) 1 2
3
+

x x
x
C.
( )( ) 1 2
3
+
+
x x
x
B.
( ) ( ) 1 2
3
+ +

x x
x
D.
( )( ) 1 2
3

+
x x
x
14. Simplify the compound fraction
x
y
y
x

+
1
1
.
A.
( )
( ) y x y
y x x

+
C.
( )
( ) y x y
y x x
+
+
B.
( )
( ) y x y
y x x

D.
( )
( ) y x x
y x y
+

15. Perform the indicated operation and simply:


( )
2 2
1
2
1
1
+

x x
A.
( ) ( )
x
x x
+
+
3
1 1
2
C.
( ) ( )
2
1 1
3
+
+
x x
x
B.
( ) ( )
2
1 1
3
+
+
x x
x
D.
( ) ( )
2
1 1
3
+

x x
x
16. Which of the following is false?
A. 3
1
3 9
x x
C.
( )
3 3
1
y x y x + +
B.
y x
xy
y x
+
+
1 1
D.
( ) 1 1
2
x x

17. Rationalize the denominator:
1 5
8

A. ( ) 1 5 8 + C. ( ) 1 5 2 +
B. ( ) 1 5 2
D.
1 5 2 +
18. Perform the indicated operations and simplify:
x
x
x x
2
6
8 18
6 3
+
A. x x 2 ) 3 2 ( +
C.
3
2 2 3 x x +
B. x x 2 ) 3 4 ( +
D.
x 2 5
19. Which of the following is false?
A.
n n n
b a ab
C.
n
n
n
b
a
b
a

B.
b a b a + + D,
mn m n
a a
20. Simplify without zero or negative exponents:
1 1
1 1

+
y x
y x
A.
x y
x y

+
C.
y x
y x
+

B.
y x
y x

+
D.
x y
x y
+

21. Find the product


) 7 5 )( 3 2 ( i i + +
A. i 29 31+ C. i 7 10 +
B. i 29 11+ D. i 60 10 +
22. Find the solution to the equation
4
6 3
4
2
10 3 +

+ x
x
x
A. 3 x C. 2 x
B. 12 x D. 1 x
23. A quadratic equation can be solved possibly by the following methods except
A. Use of quadratic formula C. Completing the square
B. Cramers Rule D. Extracting the square root
24. The solution set of the quadratic equation 0 5 17 12
2
x x is
A.

'

1 ,
12
5
C.

'

3
5
,
4
1
B.

'

2
1
,
6
5
D.

'

3
5
,
4
1
25. The solution to 0 5
2
+ x is
A.
5 i t
C. 25
B.
5 t
D. 5 t
26. Find the quadratic equation whose roots are 2 and 3.
A.
0 6
2
+ + x x
C.
0 6
2
x x
B.
0 6
2
+ x x
D.
0 6
2
+ x x
27. In the quadratic equation , 0 7 4 3
2
+ x x the product of the roots is
A.
3
7
C.
3
4

B.
4
7
D.
4
3
28. The solution to the linear inequality 25 8 7 5 < x x is
A. 2 x C. 2 < x
B. 2 > x D. 2 > x
29. The set
{ } 6 2 < x x A
is equivalent to
A. ] 6 , 2 ( C. ] 6 , 2 [
B. ) 6 , 2 [ D. ) 6 , 2 (
30. Given the matrix A =
1
]
1

1 2
3 1
and matrix B =
1
]
1


1 1
2 1
. Find A + 2B
A.

,
_

1 2
0 1
C.

,
_


3 0
1 1

B.

,
_

3 1
0 1
D.

,
_


1 0
3 1
30. Find the product of two matrices KJ, given K =

,
_

5 0
2 1
and J =

,
_

1 4
6 3
.
A.

,
_

56 17
15 15
C.

,
_

4 20
10 12
B.

,
_

4 22
9 15
D.

,
_

5 20
8 11
31. Evaluate :
4 9
8 7
A. 64 C. 54
B. 44 D. 44
33. Evaluate the determinant:
1 2 3
3 1 2
2 5 1

.
A. 46 C. 24
B. 24 D. 46
34. Find the solution set of the given system of equations

'

+

3 3
5 2 5
y x
y x
A. ) 1 , 0 ( C. ) 0 , 1 (
B. ) 0 , 1 ( D.
35. Find the value of
x
that will satisfy the given system

'

+
+ +
+
14 3 3
3 2
3 2
z y x
z y x
z y x
A. 2 x C. 3 x
B. 1 x D. 0 x
36. Find the solution set of the given system of equations

'

+
+
4 2
4
2
2 2
y x
y x
A. { } ) 2 , 0 ( ), 0 , 2 ( ), 0 , 2 ( C. { } ) 0 , 2 ( ), 2 , 0 ( ), 2 , 0 (
B. { } ) 1 , 0 ( ), 0 , 1 ( ), 0 , 1 ( D. { } ) 0 , 1 ( ), 1 , 0 ( ), 1 , 0 (
37. Seven less than three times a number is 17. Find the number.
A. 8 C. 8
B.
3
10
D.
3
10

38. A mother is 45 years old and her daughter is 5 years old. In how many years will the mother be three times as
old as her daughter?
A. 15 C. 10
B. 12 D. 18
39. How many permutations can be made from the letters of the word INFINITY?
A. 56 C. 28
B. 6720 D. 3360
40. How many committees of 4 women can be formed from a group of 10 women?
A. 5040 C. 720
B. 120 D. 210
41. In how many ways can a caravan of 10 covered wagons be arranged in a circle?
A. 880 , 362 C. 800 , 916 , 39
B. 800 , 628 , 3 D. 320 , 40
42. In how many ways can the first, second, and third prizes be drawn from 20 tickets?
A. 6840 C. 1140
B. 5040 D. 7540
43. A persons approximate brain weight is directly proportional to his body weight, and a person weighing 150 lbs
has an approximate brain weight of 4 lbs. Find the approximate brain weight of a person weighing 176 lbs.
A. 5lbs C. 7 . 4 lbs
B. 8 . 3 lbs D. 3 . 4 lbs
44. Suppose
p
varies directly as
2
b
and inversely as
3
s
. If
4
3
p when 6 b and 2 s , find b when
p
is 6
and
s
is 4.
A. 64 C. 9
B. 8 D. 48
45. How many terms are in the arithmetic progression 5 , 2 , 1, 4 , . . . , 100?
A. 35 C. 34
B. 36 D. 33
46. If in a geometric progression, 1
1
a and 32
6
a , then the common ratio r is
A.
2
1
C.
2
1
B. 2 D. 2
47. Find the sum of all multiples of 7 between 20 and 150.
A. 147 C. 1449
B. 1596 D. 1210
48. Simplify:
)! 1 (
)! 1 (

+
n
n
A.
1
2
n
C.
n n
2

B.
1
2
+ n
D.
n n +
2
49. Find the third term in the expansion of
8
) 2 ( y x
A.
2 6
1792 y x C.
2 6
1729 y x
B. y x
2
1024 D. y x
7
1024
50. Evaluate
! 10
! 6 ! 8
A.
109
1
C.
1008
11
B. 40320 D. 39916800
Good luck!!!
ANSWER SHEET
SET B
NAME _________________________ Block Section: _______________ Date: ___________
Student No. ____________________ Instructor: ___________________ Permit No. _______
1. 11. 21. 31. 41.
2. 12. 22. 31. 42.
3. 13. 23. 33. 43.
4. 14. 24. 34. 44.
5. 15. 25. 35. 45.
6. 16. 26. 36. 46.
7. 17. 27. 37. 47.
8. 18. 28. 38. 48.
9. 19. 29. 39. 49.
10. 20. 30. 40. 50.