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Unformatted text preview: snavely (ras3985) HW01 radin (55615) 1 This printout should have 24 questions. Multiplechoice questions may continue on the next column or page find all choices before answering. 001 10.0 points Simplify the expression f ( x ) = 3 + 9 x 4 1 + 15 parenleftBig x x 2 16 parenrightBig as much as possible. 1. f ( x ) = 3( x 4) x + 16 2. f ( x ) = x + 4 x 16 3. f ( x ) = 3( x + 4) 2 x + 16 4. f ( x ) = 3( x + 4) x + 16 correct 5. f ( x ) = x 4 2 x 16 6. f ( x ) = x 4 x 16 Explanation: After bringing the numerator to a common denominator it becomes 3 x 12 + 9 x 4 = 3 x 3 x 4 . Similarly, after bringing the denominator to a common denominator and factoring it be comes x 2 16 + 15 x x 2 16 = ( x 1)( x + 16) x 2 16 . Consequently, f ( x ) = 3 + 9 x 4 1 + 15 parenleftBig x x 2 16 parenrightBig = 3 x 3 ( x 1)( x + 16) parenleftBig x 2 16 x 4 parenrightBig . On the other hand, x 2 16 = ( x + 4)( x 4) . Thus, finally, we see that f ( x ) = 3( x + 4) x + 16 . 002 10.0 points Let f be the quadratic function defined by f ( x ) = 2 x 2 4 x 30 . Use completing the square to find h so that f ( x ) = 2( x h ) 2 + k for some value of k . 1. h = 2 2. h = 2 3. h = 1 4. h = 4 5. h = 1 correct Explanation: Completing the square gives f ( x ) = 2 x 2 4 x 30 = 2( x 2 2 x 15) = 2( x 2 2 x + 1 15 1) . Thus f ( x ) = 2( x 2 2 x + 1) 32 = 2( x 1) 2 32 . Consequently, h = 1 . snavely (ras3985) HW01 radin (55615) 2 003 10.0 points Which, if any, of the following statements are true when a, b are real numbers? A. For all positive a and b , a + b = a + b . B. For all a and b , radicalBig ( a + b ) 2 =  a + b  . C. For all positive a and b . a b a + b = a + b . 1. none of them 2. B and C only 3. A and C only 4. C only 5. A and B only 6. B only correct 7. A only 8. all of them Explanation: A. FALSE: by the known product, ( x + y ) 2 = x 2 + 2 xy + y 2 . On the other hand, radicalBig ( x + y ) 2 =  x + y  , so if x + y > 0, x + y = radicalbig x 2 + 2 xy + y 2 . But if a, b are positive we can set x = a and y = b , in which case a + b = radicalBig a + 2 ab + b , contrary to the assertion. B. TRUE: we know that radicalBig ( x + y ) 2 =  x + y  , and since radicalbig ( ) is always nonnegative, the right hand side has to be nonnegative. Thats why the absolute value sign is needed. C. FALSE: by the known difference of squares factorization, x 2 y 2 = ( x y )( x + y ) . But if a, b are positive we can set x = a and y = b . Thus, after division, a b a + b = a b , contrary to the assertion....
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