Midterm 2 Preparation

Midterm 2: Version D

Find the solution set of the system graphically.

  1. [latex]\left\{ \begin{array}{rrrrrrr} x&-&2y&+&6&=&0 \\ x&+&y&-&6&=&0 \end{array}\right.[/latex]

For problems 2–4, find the solution set of each system by any convenient method.

  1. [latex]\left\{ \begin{array}{rrrrr} 3x&-&2y&=&0 \\ 2x&+&5y&=&0 \end{array}\right.[/latex]
  2. [latex]\left\{ \begin{array}{rrrrr} 2x&-&3y&=&8 \\ 3y&-&2x&=&4 \end{array}\right.[/latex]
  3. [latex]\left\{ \begin{array}{rrrrrrr} 2x&+&y&-&3z&=&-7 \\ &&-2y&+&3z&=&9 \\ 3x&&&+&z&=&6 \end{array}\right.[/latex]

Reduce the following expressions in questions 5–7.

  1. [latex]36 - \{-2x - \left[6x - 3(5 - 2x)\right]\}^0 + 3x^2[/latex]
  2. [latex]3a^2(a - 2)^2[/latex]
  3. [latex](x^2 + 2x - 4)^2[/latex]

Divide using long division.

  1. [latex](x^4 +  4x^3 +  4x^2 + 10x + 20) \div (x + 2)[/latex]

For problems 9–12, factor each expression completely.

  1. [latex]x^2 + 3x - 18[/latex]
  2. [latex]3x^2 + 25xy + 8y^2[/latex]
  3. [latex]125x^3 -  y^3[/latex]
  4. [latex]81y^4 - 16x^4[/latex]

Solve the following word problems.

  1. The sum of the ages of a boy and a girl is 18 years. Four years ago, the girl was four times the age of the boy. Find the present age of each child.
  2. A purse contains [latex]\$3.50[/latex] made up of dimes and quarters. If there are 20 coins in all, how many dimes and how many quarters were there?
  3. A 60 kg blend of two different grades of tea is sold for [latex]\$218.50.[/latex] If grade A sells for [latex]\$3.80[/latex] per kg and grade B sells for [latex]\$3.55[/latex] per kg, how many kg of each grade were used?

Midterm 2: Version D Answer Key


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