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MATH23X EXIT EXAM REVIEW MATERIAL

ALGEBRA
1. Find x in the equation shown: 4x2 + 48x + 144 = 400
a. 16, 4

b. -16, 4

c. -32, 8

d. -4, 16

Answer: b
Solution:

4x2 + 48x + 144 = 400


4x2 + 48x 256 = 0
x2 + 12x 64 = 0
(x + 16)(x 4) = 0,

x = -16, x = 4

2. The age of a crocodile at the Manila Zoo 13 years ago was 1/3 of its age 7 years from now. How old is
the crocodile at present?
a. 15

b. 21

c. 23

d. 27

Answer: c
Solution:
Let x = present age, x 13 = age 13 years ago, x+ 7 = age 7 years from now
1/3 (x+7)=x-13
x + 7 = 3x 39
-2x = -46
x = 23
So, the crocodile is 23 years old at present.
3. An airplane flying with the wind can cover a certain distance in 2 hours. The return trip against the
wind takes 2.5 hours. How fast is the plane and what is the speed of the air, if the one-way distance is
600 miles? (Let x-speed of the plane, y-speed of the wind)
a. x = 40, y = 260
Answer: c

b. x = 30, y = 270

c. x = 270, y = 30

d. x = 230, y = 70

Solution:
600/(x+y)=2 , 600/(x-y)=5/2
2x + 2y = 600 ---------------- >

x + y = 300

5x 5y = 1200 -------------- >

x y = 240

----------------------2x = 540
x = 270
y = 300 270 = 30
speed of the plane: x = 270 , speed of the wind : y = 30
4. How many gallons of 20% alcohol solution and 50% alcohol solution must be mixed to get 9 gallons of
30% alcohol solution?
a.

3 gallons of 20% solution and 6 gallons of 50% solution

b.

6 gallons of 20% solution and 6 gallons of 50% solution

c.

5 gallons of 20% solution and 3 gallons of 50% solution

d.

6 gallons of 20% solution and 3 gallons of 50% solution

Answer: d
Solution:
(0.20)(x) + (0.50)(9-x) = (0.30)(9)
2x +45 5x = 27
-3x = -18
x = 6 gallons -------- > amount of 20% alcohol solution
y = 9 x = 3 gallons --------- > amount of 50% alcohol solution
5. How many different second order determinant can be formed from four different numbers?
a. 4
Answer: d

b. 8

c. 16

d. 24

Solution:
4! = 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 24

x
6. If

1
1
x3 3
1
x
x
, find the value of

A. -2

B. -1

C.1

D. 2

7. The product of two numbers is 16. If 1 is subtracted from each number, the product is 8. What is the
sum of the two numbers?
A.6

B.8

C.9

D.10

8. If (x + 2), (2x + 3), (5x 6) are consecutive terms of an arithmetic progression, the value of x equals
A.1

B. -1

C.5

D. 0

9. A rubber ball is dropped from a height of 27 m. Each time that it hits the ground it bounces to a height
2/3 of that from which it fell. Find the total distance travelled
by the ball until it comes to rest?
A. 80

B. 81

C. 135

D. infinite

10. A father is three times as old as his son. Four years ago, he was four times as old as his son. How old
is his son?
A.10

B.12

C. 15

D.16

11. An advertising rm has an old computer that can prepare a whole mailing in 6 hours.
With the help of a newer model the job is complete in 2 hours. How long would it
take the newer model to do the job alone?
a) 4
b) 3
c) 2
d) 1
12. Solve for x in the equation:
a) 37

2x 1 x 7 4 .

b) 8

c)

37
4

13. What is the 6th term in the expansion of (3 2 3 )10


c) 61326 10 3
a) 61236 10 15
b) 61236 5 5

d)

7
4

d) 6123 10 15

14. Find the value of y in the given system:


++ =3
2 + 3 = 4
3 2 + = 2
a) 1

b)2

c) 3

d) 4

15. On a trip Harry drove a steady speed for 3 hours. An accident slowed his speed by 30 mph for
the last part of the trip. If the 190-mile trip took 4 hours, what was his speed during the first part
of the trip?
a) 45 mph
b) 55 mph
c) 15 mph
d) 25 mph
16. Paul can finish a job in 2 hrs less than John. Working together they can finish it in 2 hours and 24
minutes. How long would it take Paul to finish the job working alone?
a) 6 hrs
b) 4/5 hrs
c) 2 hrs
d) 4 hrs
17. To produce 100 liters that is 17% acid, Jennifer took some amount from a 40% acid solution and
a 60% acid solution then added 70 liters of pure water to the resulting mixture. How much of
the 40% acid solution was used?
a) 5 liters
b) 25 liters
c) 15 liters
d) 20 liters
18. The domain of the function f x x 2 4 is 1,3 . What is the domain and the range of its
inverse?
a) Domain: [5,-3] Range: [1,3]
c) Domain: (-3,5) Range: [1,3]
b) Domain: [5,-3) Range: [1,3]
d) Domain: [-3,5] Range: [1,3]
19. Rica ate a total of 100 raisins over a 5-day period. Each day, she ate six more raisins than on the
previous day. How many did he eat on the first day?
a) 24
b) 18
c) 14
d) 8
20. If 4x3 + 18x2 + 8x 4 is divided by 2x + 3, compute the remainder.
R(-3/2) = 4(-3/2) + 18(-3/2) + 8(-3/2) -4
= 11
A. 11

B. 9

C. -8

D. 10

21. A man is 41 years old and his son is 9. In how many years will the father be three times as old as his
son?
3 (9 + x) = 41 + x
27 + 3x = 41 + x
x=7
A. 5

B. 6

C. 7

D. 8

22. If (x + 2), (2x + 3), (5x 6) are consecutive terms of an arithmetic progression, the value of x equals
2x + 3 (x + 2) = 5x 6 (2x + 3)
x=5
A.1

B. -1

C.5

D. 0

23. The sum of two numbers is 40 and their difference is 16. Find the smaller number.
x + y = 40
x y = 16
x = 28
y = 12
A. 10

(1)
(2)

B. 12

C. 21

D. 3

24. A rectangular lot has a perimeter of 40 meters and an area of 96 sq. meters. What are the
dimensions of the lot?
a) 12 x 8 meters
b) 24 x 16 meters
c) 15 x 5 meters
d) 30 x 10 meters
25. Solve for x in the equation: + 1 4 + 9=0.
a) -2, 4
b) 2, -4

c) 2

26. What is the 6th term in the expansion of ( 3 2 2 )10


a) 252 30 20
c) 8064 30 20
b) 252 15 10

d) 4

d) 8064 15 10

27. Find the value of x in the given system:


2 = 3
++ =4
3 = 4
a) 1

b)2

c) 3

d) 4

28. Determine the equation whose roots are the reciprocals of the roots of the equation
3x2 - 13x - 10 = 0.
a) 10x2 + 13x 3 = 0
b) 10x2 + 13x + 3 = 0
c) 8x2 - 13x 3 = 0
d) 10x2 + 10x 3 = 0
29. Six years ago, Romel was five times as old as Lejon. In five years, Romel will be three times as old
as Lejon. What is the present age of Lejon?
a) 13 years old
b) 15 years old
c) 16 years old
d) 17 years old
30. How many liters of 10% salt solution must be added to 20% salt solution in order to obtain 10 liters
of 12% salt solution?
a) 6 liters
b) 7 liters
c) 8 liters
d) 10 liters

31. Find the value of x from the following equations.


Equation (1)
Equation (2)
Equation (3)
b) 2
a) 1

d) 4

c) 3

32. The sum of the digits of a two-digit number is seven. When the digits are reversed, the number is
increased by 27. Find the number.
A. 52

B. 25

C. 16

D. 61

33. Which of the given diagram of intervals is being determined by the inequality: |x-2|< where >0?

34. Find the nth terms of the geometric sequence with a5 = 5/4 and a12 = 160.
A. n = (5/4) 2^n

B. n = (5/4) 2^(n-1)

C. n = (5/64) 2^n

D. n = (5/64) 2^(n-1)

C. . 7/3

D. . 10/3

35. Find the value of x + y in the given system:

x 2y z 4
2 x y z 2
x 2y z 2
A. 2/3

B. 5/3

36. The product of two numbers is 16. If 1 is subtracted from each number, the product is 8. What is the
sum of the two numbers?
a) 6

b) 8

c) 9

d) 10

37. If (x + 2), (2x + 3), (5x 6) are consecutive terms of an arithmetic progression, what is the value of x?
a)+ 1

b) -1

c) 5

d) 0

38. A rubber ball is dropped from a height of 27 m. Each time that it hits the ground it bounces to a
height 2/3 of that from which it fell. Find the total distance travelled by the ball until it comes to rest?
a) 80 m

b) 81 m

c) 135 m

d) infinite

39. A father is three times as old as his son. Four years ago, he was four times as old as his son. How old
is his son?
a) 10 years old
40. Solve for the value of .
2 + = 6
3 2 = 13
2 3 3 = 16
a) 4

b) 12 years old

b) 3

c) 15 years old

d) 16 years old

c) 2

d) 1

41. Find the term involving 5 in the expansion of (2 2 + )10


a) 8064 10 5

b) 8046 5 5

c) 8046 10 5

d) 4680 5 5

42. An airplane flying with the wind took 2 hours to travel 1000 km, and 2.5 hours in flying back. What
was the wind velocity in kph?
a) 40
b) 50
c) 60
d) 70