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Unformatted text preview: Number Sense Statistics, Data Analysis, Probability Algebra Measurement Math and and Reasoning Functions Geometry Algebra I Twelve of the 80 CAHSEE multiplechoice questions are based on 10 of the Algebra I standards. WHAT DO THE ALGEBRA I STANDARDS ASK ME TO DO?
To answer the CAHSEE Algebra I questions, you'll need to know how to: recognize equivalent forms of polynomials and other algebraic expressions understand the meaning of opposite, reciprocal, root, and absolute value identify the graph that matches a particular linear function and find its slope and intercepts know that lines on a graph are parallel if and only if they have the same slope solve linear inequalities solve problems involving rate, average speed, distance, and time identify the solution to a system of two equations in two unknowns solve classic algebra rate, work, and percent mixture problems Vocabulary The words below have appeared on the CAHSEE during past administrations. If any of these words are unfamiliar to you, look them up in the CAHSEE Math Vocabulary list in the appendix at the back of this Study Guide, or check with your math teacher. absolute value slope of a line yintercept parallel xintercept Algebra I 95 ALGEBRA I WHY IS ALGEBRA I IMPORTANT?
The Algebra I standards expand and deepen basic algebra skills included in the grade 7 Algebra and Functions strand. Many people working in technical, scientific, and healthrelated jobs need a working knowledge of Algebra I. The anchor problem for this strand, Restaurant Advertising, shows how a restaurant manager might use algebra on the job. In the U.S. today, algebra has become a "gatekeeper" subject even in fields that don't actually use much algebra on the job. The reality nowadays is "if you don't know algebra, you don't get into either the University of California system or the California State University system." Knowing the basics of algebra enables you to keep your future options open. HOW WILL THE CAHSEE TEST MY KNOWLEDGE OF ALGEBRA I?
The CAHSEE tests 10 of the 29 standards from the Algebra I strand. Let's start by looking at 5 of these standards and some actual CAHSEE questions based on them. Each box that follows contains one of the standards, a sample question based on that standard, and a solution with an explanation. Algebra I 96 How Will the CAHSEE Test My Knowledge of Algebra I? 97 1A2.0 Students understand and use such operations as taking the opposite, finding the reciprocal, and taking a root, and raising to a fractional power. They understand and use the rules of exponents. [1 question] (Note: The crossed out portion will not be tested on the CAHSEE.) Sample CAHSEE Question If x =  7, then  x = A 7 B  C D 1 7 1 7 7
M02863 Mathematical Solution From the given information, substitute x with  7.  x = ( 7) = 7 Therefore, the correct answer is D: 7. Descriptive Solution The correct answer is D. If x = 7, then  x = 7, because " x " means "take the opposite of x." Because x = 7, the opposite of  7 is 7. Number pairs that are opposites add to 0; therefore, the opposite of  7 is 7 because  7 + 7 = 0. Number pairs that are reciprocals 1 multiply to give 1. For example, 7 and are 7 1 reciprocals because 7 = 1. Choice B is 7 incorrect; it is the reciprocal of  7. Algebra I 98 ALGEBRA I 1A3.0 Students solve equations and inequalities involving absolute values. [1 question] Sample CAHSEE Question If x is an integer, what is the solution to x  3 < 1? A B C D { 3} { 3,  2,1, 0, 1} {3} {1, 0, 1, 2, 3}
M03035 Mathematical Solution x 3 <1 Solve: x 3 < 1 +3 +3 x < 4 x  3 > 1 +3 +3 x > 2 and solve: So, 2 < x < 4; therefore, the correct answer is C. Descriptive Solution Let's test the numbers in each set of xvalues to see if they make x  3 < 1 true. Check choice A by putting in  3 for x. Is  3  3 <1? No, it is not, because  3  3 =  6 = 6, and 6 is not less than 1, so choice A is wrong. Also, you now know choice B is incorrect, because  3, which made choice A incorrect, is in the set of choice B. Next let's try choice C. If x is 3 then x  3 = 3 3 = 0 = 0. Because 0 < 1, choice C could be the answer, but we still need to check to see if choice D might be even better. Try letting x be 1 first. Then x  3 =  1  3 =  4 = 4. But 4 is not less than 1. So D cannot be the answer. Therefore, the correct answer is C. Another way to analyze this problem is to use the fact that the absolute value of a number is the number's distance from 0 on the number line. So, if the absolute value of x 3 is to be less than or equal to 1, then x 3 must be between 1 and 1. This gives two inequalities: 1 < x  3 and x  3 < 1. Solving each of these inequalities you get that 2 < x and x < 4. So, x must lie between 2 and 4. The only integer that is both greater than 2 and less than 4 is 3. So, the correct solution set is {3} . Algebra I How Will the CAHSEE Test My Knowledge of Algebra I? 99 1A4.0 Students simplify expressions before solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, such as 3(2x5) + 4(x2) = 12. [2 questions] Sample CAHSEE Question Which equation is equivalent to A 5 x + 3 = 16 x 1 B 5 x + 15 = 16 x  8 C 8 x + 3 = 10 x 1 D 8 x + 24 = 10 x  5 Mathematical Solution Multiply the left and right sides of the equation by 8 so that it cancels. 8 ( x + 3) 8 = 8 (2 x 1)
M13117 x + 3 2 x 1 = ? 8 5 5 16 x  8 x +3 = 5 Descriptive Solution Multiply the left and right sides of the equation first by 8 and then by 5, so that the equation will no longer contain fractions. When multiplying the 8 and then the 5, be sure to distribute these numbers to each term in the equation. Therefore, the correct answer is B. Multiply the left and right sides of the equation by 5 so that it cancels. 5 ( x + 3) = 5 (16 x  8) 5 5 x + 15 = 16 x  8 Therefore, the correct answer is B. Algebra I 100 ALGEBRA I 1A6.0 Students graph a linear equation and compute the x and yintercepts (e.g., graph 2x 6y = 4). They are also able to sketch the region defined by linear inequality (e.g., they sketch the region defined by 2 x + 6 y < 4) . [1 graphing item; 1 computing item] (Note: The crossed out portion will not be tested on the CAHSEE.) Sample CAHSEE Question Which of the following is the graph of y =
A y C y 1 x+ 2? 2 4 2 _ 4 _ 2 _ _ 0 2 4 2 4 x _ 4 _ 2 _ _ 4 2 0 2 4 2 4 x B y D y 4 2 _ 4 _ 2 _ _ 0 2 4 2 4 x _ 4 _ 2 _ _ 4 2 0 2 4 2 4 x M02026 Algebra I How Will the CAHSEE Test My Knowledge of Algebra I? 101 1A6.0 Sample CAHSEE Question cont'd Mathematical Solution The correct answer is D. Please refer to the next column for a description of the solution. Descriptive Solution 1 x + 2 is in "slopeintercept form" 2 1 for linear equations where the slope is and the yintercept is 2 1 at 2. Which graphs have a slope of ? In a graph we can find 2 the slope by looking at the ratio "rise over run." If we pick any Notice that the equation y = two points on the line, we can look at the vertical and horizontal changes to find the slope:
D rise is 3 C B A run is 6 run is 2 (because we need to move 2 units horizontally) rise is 1 (because we need to go up 1 unit ) To move from point A to point B on the line, the ratio 1 of rise to run is . For a line, the slope ratio always reduces to 2 the same fraction, no matter which two points are selected. To move from point C to point D on the line, the ratio of rise to run 3 1 is , which still equals . Looking back at the answers to this 6 2 CAHSEE question, you can see that graphs A, B, and D all have 1 slopes of . But graph C has a slope of 1, so we know it is not 2 the correct answer. Next we need to look for the correct yintercept. Which graph has a yintercept of 2? Not graph A; its yintercept is at 1. Nor graph B; its yintercept is at  2. But graph D does have a yintercept of 2. Therefore, the correct answer is D.
Algebra I 102 ALGEBRA I 1A7.0 Students verify that a point lies on a line, given an equation of the line. Students are able to derive linear equations by using the point slope formula. [1 question] (Note: The crossed out portion will not be tested on the CAHSEE.) Sample CAHSEE Question Which of the following points lies on the line 4 x + 5 y = 20 ? A B C D (0, 4) (0, 5) (4, 5) (5, 4)
M02565 Mathematical Solution Start with the first point (0, 4) and substitute x and y values into the equation 4 x + 5 y = 20. 4 (0) + 5 (4)= 20 0 + 20 = 20 20 = 20 Yes! Therefore, the correct answer is A.
? ? ? Descriptive Solution We can test each point's coordinates in the equation 4 x + 5 y = 20 and see which one works. Let's start with choice D and work backwards. (5, 4) Does 4 (5) + 5(4) = 20 ? No. (4, 5) Does 4 (4) + 5(5) = 20 ? No. (0, 5) Does 4 (0) + 5(5) = 20 ? No. (0, 4) Does 4 (0) + 5(4) = 20 ? Yes! So the
correct answer is A. Algebra I How Will the CAHSEE Test My Knowledge of Algebra I? 103 1A8.0 Students understand the concepts of parallel lines and perpendicular lines and how their slopes are related. Students are able to find the equation of a line perpendicular to a given line that passes through a given point. [1 question] (Note: The crossed out portion will not be tested on the CAHSEE.) Sample CAHSEE Question Which of the following could be the equation of a line parallel to the line y = 4 x  7? A B C D y= 1 x 7 4 y = 4x + 3 y = 4x + 3 1 y = x 7 4 M02651 Mathematical Solution The correct answer is B. Please refer to the next column for a description of the solution. Descriptive Solution Parallel lines must have the same slope. The equation given to us, y = 4 x  7, is in slopeintercept form with a slope of 4. The four possible answer choices are also in slopeintercept form. Notice that only the equation of choice B has a slope of 4. Choice B is the only equation whose graph is parallel to y = 4 x  7, making it the correct answer. Algebra I 104 ALGEBRA I 1A9.0 Students solve a system of two linear equations in two variables algebraically and are able to interpret the answer graphically. Students are able to solve a system of two linear inequalities in two variables and to sketch the solution sets. [1 question] Sample CAHSEE Question y = 3 x 5 y = 2x What is the solution of the system of equations shown above? A B C D (1,  2) (1, 2) (5, 10) (5, 10)
Descriptive Solution We can solve this system of equations using the substitution method and solving for x first. Since both equations are given in terms of y, set them equal to each other. The resulting equation is 3 x  5 = 2 x. Solving for x, you get x = 5. In order to find the yvalue, substitute x = 5 for one or both equations and solve for y. So, y = 3 x  5 y = 3 (5)  5 y = 15  5 y = 10 or y = 2 x y = 2 (5) y = 10. The result is the ordered pair (5, 10). Therefore, the correct answer is C.
M02649 Mathematical Solution We can solve this system of equations using the substitution method and solving for x first. Since both equations are equal to y, set them equal to each other. y = 3 x  5 and y = 2 x therefore, 3 x  5 = 2 x Solve the resulting equation for x. 3x  5 = 2 x 2 x 2x x 5 = 0 +5 +5 x=5 Now substitute x = 5 for one (or both) of the given equations and solve for y. y = 3 x  5 y = 3 (5)  5 y = 15  5 y = 10 or y = 2 x y = 2 (5) y = 10 So (5, 10) is the solution to the system. Therefore, the correct answer is C.
Algebra I How Will the CAHSEE Test My Knowledge of Algebra I? 105 1A10.0 Students add, subtract, multiply, and divide monomials and polynomials. Students solve multistep problems, including word problems, by using these techniques. [1 question] Sample CAHSEE Question Simplify. 4 x 3 + 2 x 2 8 x 2x A 2 x2 + x  4 B 4 x2 + 2 x 8 C 2 x2 + 2 x2 8x D 8 x 4 + 4 x 3 16 x 2 Mathematical Solution In order to simplify, divide each term in the numerator by the denominator. 4 x3 + 2 x2  8 x 4 x3 2 x2 8 x +  2x 2x 2x 2x Using exponent rules, 2 x 31 + x 21  4 x11 2 x 2 + x1  4 x 0 2 x2 + x  4 Therefore, the correct answer is A.
M03354 Descriptive Solution In order to simplify, divide each term in the numerator by the denominator. Since this item contains exponents, be sure to apply the rules of exponents correctly. In order to start, you may rewrite the expression 4 x3 2 x2 8 x +  . Next, divide the 2x 2x 2x coefficient and exponent of each term. This will result in 2 x 31 + x 21  4 x11. Don't forget to simplify the exponents as well. The result is 2 x 2 + x1  4 x 0 . Only a few more exponent rules to remember: x1 = x and x 0 = 1. Simplifying this, you get 2 x 2 + x  4. Therefore, the correct answer is A. as Algebra I 106 ALGEBRA I 1A15.0 Students apply algebraic techniques to solve rate problems, work problems, and percent mixture problems. [1 question] Sample CAHSEE Question Diane delivers newspapers for $5 a day plus $0.04 per newspaper delivered. Jeremy delivers newspapers for $2 a day plus $0.10 per newspaper delivered. How many newspapers would Diane and Jeremy each need to deliver in order to earn the same amount? A 30 B 50 C 75 D 83 Mathematical Solution Write an equation based on what was given and set them equal to each other, since we are looking for them to earn the same amount. Let n equal the number of newspapers they each need to deliver. $5 + $0.04n = $2 + $0.10 n Solve the equation for n. $5 + $0.04 n = $2 + $0.10 n $2  $2 $3 + $0.04 n =  $0.04 n $3 $0.06 = 50 = n Therefore, the correct answer is B. $0.10 n  $0.04 n $0.06 n $0.06 Descriptive Solution We must first analyze the question to see what is being asked. We need to find out how many newspapers that Diane and Jeremy each need to deliver in order to earn the same amount. We will need to set up expressions based on what is given and set these expressions equal to each other to create an equation. Since we are looking for the number of newspapers, we need to create a variable for our equations. Let's name our variable n, since it stands for the number of newspapers. The expression for Diane will be $5 + $0.04 n, since she gets paid $5 a day plus $0.04 for each newspaper she delivers. The expression for Jeremy will be $2 + $0.10 n, since he gets paid $2 a day plus $0.10 for each newspaper he delivers. Now that we have the expressions, let's set them equal to each other so that we can find the number of newspapers they need to deliver to earn the same amount. $5 + $0.04 n = $2 + $0.10n In order to solve for n, we should first subtract $2 from both sides of the equation and then $0.04 from both sides of the equation so that we can get n on one side. We should then divide each side of the equation by $0.06 to get n on one side. $0.06 n $3 = $0.06 $0.06 The result is n = 50. Therefore, the correct answer is B.
M02614 Algebra I How Will the CAHSEE Test My Knowledge of Algebra I? USING ALGEBRA I STANDARDS IN A REALLIFE SITUATION
The remaining 2 Algebra I standards are illustrated by a reallife problem, Restaurant Advertising. Try to do this problem before you look at its solution. Restaurant Advertising
The manager of a restaurant has a total of $725 to spend on advertising. The advertisement for the restaurant will be a copy of the menu that costs $0.50 each to print. The manager will pay a total of $250 for an employee to distribute the advertisements in different parts of the city. Based on this information, how many total menus can be printed so that the manager spends exactly $725? Restaurant Advertising Solution and Standards Step 1: Write an equation based on the given information. Now we can create an equation based on the information we were given. The question is asking us to find the total menus that can be printed, so we can let m represent the number of total menus. Each menu costs $0.50 to print so we will need to multiply that by the total number of menus, m in this case. We must also remember that it is going to cost $250 to pay an employee to distribute the menus. The total amount the manager can spend is $725 so, $0.50m + $250 = $725 Step 2: Solve the equation for m. $0.50m + $250 = $725 Subtract $250 from both sides of the equation. $0.50m + $250 = $725  $250  $250 $0.50m Continue, to solve for m. $0.50m = $475
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1A2.0 Students understand and use such operations as taking the opposite, finding the reciprocal, and taking a root, and raising to a fractional power. They understand and use the rules of exponents. [1 question] 7AF1.1 Use variables and appropriate operations to write an expression, an equation, an inequality, or a system of equations or inequalities that represents a verbal description (e.g., three less than a number, half as large as area A). [2 questions] = $475 107 ALGEBRA I 1A5.0 Students solve multistep problems, including word problems, involving linear equations and linear inequalities in one variable and provide justification for each step. [1 question] Divide both sides of the equation by $0.50. $0.50m $475 = $0.50 $0.50 m = 950 So, the manager can have 950 menus printed for $0.50 each and pay an employee $250 to distribute the menus for a total of $725. Now that you've read about all the Algebra I standards, it is time to answer the questions in the next section and then check your answers using the answer key provided in the appendix at the back of this Study Guide. (Note: The CAHSEE questions used as examples throughout this Study Guide are questions that were used on prior CAHSEEs. These items will not be used in future CAHSEEs.) Algebra I 108 Using Algebra I Standards in a RealLife Situation 109 ADDITIONAL ALGEBRA I SAMPLE QUESTIONS 1. The perimeter, P, of a square may be found by using the formula 1 P = A, where A is the area of 4 the square. What is the perimeter of the square with an area of 36 square inches? A 9 inches 5. What is the yintercept of the line 2x  3y = 12? A B C y+ 2 = 9 A {11, 7} B {7, 7} C {7, 11} D {11, 11}
M02242 4. Solve for x. 5 ( 2 x  3)  6 x < 9 A x < 1.5 B x < 1.5 C x<3 D x<6
M02938 B 12 inches C 24 inches D 72 inches
M00057 (0, 4) (0, 3) (2, 0) (6, 0)
M02591 2. Assume y is an integer and solve for y. D 6. What is the slope of a line parallel to 1 the line y = x + 2 ? 3 A 3 1 B 33 3 1 33 C 3 D 2
M02565 3. Which of the following is equivalent to 4 ( x + 5)  3 ( x + 2) = 14 ? A 4x + 20  3x  6 = 14 B 4x + 5  3x + 6 = 14 C 4x + 5  3x + 2 = 14 D 4x + 20  3x  2 = 14
M02936 Algebra I 110 ALGEBRA I ADDITIONAL ALGEBRA I SAMPLE QUESTIONS
3y 7x  y= 8 4x = 6 7. What is the solution to the system of equations shown above? A ( 2, 2) B C D 8. Mr. Jacobs can correct 150 quizzes in 50 minutes. His student aide can correct 150 quizzes in 75 minutes. Working together, how many minutes will it take them to correct 150 quizzes? A 30 B 60 C 63 D 125 M03000 M02956 ( 2, 2) (2, 2) (2, 2) Algebra I ...
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