203-spring2011-exam_3_review

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Exam #3 Review Sheet Math 203 — Spring 2011 Fred Bourgoin The exam will consist of questions similar to the ones found in HW #8 through HW #12, or presented in class. You will be given 75 minutes to complete the exam. No notes or calculators will be allowed. Listed below are the skills you need to possess. Chapter 5: Polynomials Given a polynomial: Identify its degree, leading term, leading coeffi- cient, constant term; rewrite it in descending order. Add and subtract polynomials. Completely factor polynomials. (Memorize the formulas listed below.) Solve polynomial equations.
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Unformatted text preview: • Multiply, divide, add, subtract, and simplify rational expressions. • Simplify complex rational expressions. • Solve rational equations. (Don’t forget to check!) • Solve work problems. (There will be no motion problems.) • Perform long division of polynomials. • Use synthetic division (and know when it can be used). • Solve an equation for a specified variable. (There will be no variation problems.) Formulas to Memorize ( a + b ) 2 = a 2 + 2 ab + b 2 ( a-b ) 2 = a 2-2 ab + b 2 a 2-b 2 = ( a-b )( a + b ) a 3-b 3 = ( a-b )( a 2 + ab + b 2 ) a 3 + b 3 = ( a + b )( a 2-ab + b 2 )...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course MTH 203 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Grand Valley State.

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