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ENGINEERING QUALIFYING EXAM REVIEW

ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY

Introduction: Choose the letter of the best answer.

• 1. Find the inclination of the line 2x+5y=10.

 A. B. 21.8 0 -0.38905 0 C. 158.2 0 D. 30 0 2. Find the distance from the point (5, -3) to the line 7x – 4y – 28 = 0. A. B. 2.36 2.62 C. 2.48 D.

2.54

• 3. What is the equation of the line that passes through (-3,5) and is parallel to the line 4x-2y+2=0?

 A. 4x-2y+22=0 B. 2x+y+10=0 C. 4x+2y-11=0 D. 2x-y+11=0 4. The line segment connecting (x,6) and (9,y) is bisected by point (7,3). Find the value of x and y. A. 5,0 B. 5,2 C. 4,0 D. 4,1 5. In Cartesian coordinates, the coordinates of the vertices of a quadrilateral are (1,1),(0.8),(4,5), and (-3,4). What is the area? A. 25 s.u. B. 20 s.u. C. 18 s.u. D. 14 s.u. 6. Find the angle that the line 2y – 9x – 18 = 0 makes with the x-axis. A. 74.77 0 B. 4.5 0 C. 47.77 0 D. 77.47 0 7. How far is the center of the ellipse from each of its directrices? A. /7 B. 9 /7 C. 5 /7 D. 16 /7 8. What is the slope of the curve x 2 +y 2 -6x-10y+5=0 at (1,0)? A. 2/5 B. -2/5 C. 5/2 D. -5/2 9. A line with an inclination of 45° passes thru ( ). What is the coordinate of a point on the line if its corresponding y-coordinate is 6? A. 4 B. 8 C. 7 D. -2 10. Determine the equation of the curve such that the sum of the distances of any point curve from two points whose coordinates are (-3,0)and(3,0) is always equal to 8. A. 3x 2 +4y 2 -12=0 B. 7x 2 +16y 2 -112=0 C. 16x 2 +7y 2 -112=0 D.

4x 2 +3y 2 -12=0 11. In Washington DC, there is a large grassy area south of the White house known as the ellipse. It is actually an ellipse with major axis of length 1048 ft and minor axis of length 898 ft. assuming that a coordinate system is superimposed on the area in such a way that the center is at the origin and the major and minor axes are on x and y-axes of the coordinate system, respectively, find an equation of the ellipse.

• A. 201601 x 2 + 274576y 2 =235276 2

• 235276 2

• C. 449 x 2 + 524 y 2 = 235276

• 12. Given the ellipse

B.

274576

x 2

+

201601y 2

D. 524 x 2 + 449 y 2 = 235276

Determine the distance between the foci.

=

 3 A. B. 4 C. 2 D. 8 13. Find the eccentricity of the curve 9x 2 -4y 2 -36x+8y=4. A. B. 1.2 1.8 C. 1.7 D. 1.6 14. Determine B such that 3x + 2y – 7 = 0 is perpendicular to 2x – By +2 = 0. A. B. 3 2 C. 4 D. 5 15. Find the coordinates of the centroid of the plane area bounded by the

parabola y = 4-x 2 and the x-axis.

 A. B. (0, 1.6) (0, 1) C. (0, 2) D. (1, 0) 16. Each angle of a regular dodecagon is equal to A. B. 160⁰ 135⁰ C. 150⁰ D. 155⁰ 17. Find the inclination of the line passing through (-5,3) and (10,7) A. B. 14.83 14.73 C. 14.63 D. 14.93 18. Find the focus of the parabola y2+4x-4y-8=0 A. B. 3,1 2.5,-2 C. -2.5,-2 D. 2,2
• 19. An ellipse with the center at the origin has a length of major axis 20

units. If the distance from center of ellipse to its focus is 5, what is the equation of the directrix?

 A. x=18 B. x=20 C. x=15 D. x=16 20. Find the area of the triangle which the line 2x-3y+6=0 form with the coordinate axes. A. 3 B. 4 C. 6 D. 2 21. Lemuel found a wild function given by: 6x 2 – 8. It is a/an: A. Even function B. Odd function C. Neither D. Cannot be Identified
• 22. Rebecah found a wild function given by: f(x+6). Its graph is best described by:

• A. The graph of the function is shifted up 6 units.

• B. The graph of the function is shifted left 6 units.

• C. The graph of the function is shifted right 6 units.

• D. The graph of the function is shifted down 6 units.

• 23. Which information is needed to show that a parallelogram is a rectangle?

• A. The diagonals bisect each other

• B. The diagonals are congruent

• C. The diagonals are congruent and perpendicular

• D. The diagonals bisect each other and are perpendicular

• 24. Which equation will have 10 petals in its graph?

• A. r = 1 + cos(10θ)

C. r = 10 + cos(θ)

• B. r = 1 + 5cos(2θ)

D. r = 1 + cos(5θ)

• 25. Find the equation of a line which intercept

y axes at -4 and also intercept x axes

at 2.

 A. 2x – y = -4 C. y + 2x = -4 B. 2y – x = 4 D. 2x – y = 4