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MATH PLACEMENT EXAM
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Part I: Algebra, Geometry and Logic
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Part I Algebra (adapted from previous years exams)
Solve the following:
1. (x2x1)5
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1 / (x 2- 25) + 6 / (5 + x)
3. 27-2/3
4. -21/x2 + 4/x + 1
5. 3x2 - 4x + 1 = 0
6. Given the parabola:
y = x2 + 6x + 13
a. Find the vertex (x and y coordinates)
b. Does th
Part II. Calculus
1. Consider the function
y = (5 x)1/3
a. What is the domain of the function?
b. What is the image of the function?
c. What is f(x) at x = 13?
d. What is f(x)?
e. What is f(x) at x = 4?
f. Find the slope and the equation of the tangent li
Calculus Placement Exam
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Leverage
Margin buying
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