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1. Which expression is equivalent to ?

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(2)

(3)

(4)

2. What is the solution set of the equation ?

(1) and

(2) and

(3) and

(4) and

3. Analysis of data from a statistical study shows a linear relationship in the data with a correlation coefficient of . Which statement best summarizes this result?

(1) There is a strong positive correlation between the variables.

(2) There is a strong negative correlation between the variables.

(3) There is a moderate positive correlation between the variables.

(4) There is a moderate negative correlation between the variables.

4. Boyle’s Law involves the pressure and volume of gas in a container.

It can be represented by the formula . When the formula is solved for , the result is

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(2)

(3)

(4)

5. A radio station did a survey to determine what kind of music to play by taking a sample of

middle school, high school, and college students.

They were asked which of three different types of music they prefer on the radio: hip-hop, alternative, or classic rock.

The results are summarized in the table below.

What percentage of college students prefer classic rock?

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

6. Which function has zeros of and ?

(1)

(3)

7. Which expression is equivalent to ?

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

8. In 2014, the cost to mail a letter was ¢ for up to one ounce. Every additional ounce cost ¢. Which recursive function could be used to determine the cost of a -ounce letter, in cents?

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

9. A car leaves Albany, NY, and travels west toward Buffalo, NY. The equation can be used to represent the distance,, from Buffalo after hours. In this equation, the represents the

(1) car’s distance from Albany

(2) speed of the car

(3) distance between Buffalo and Albany

(4) number of hours driving

10. Faith wants to use the formula to convert degrees Fahrenheit, , to degrees Celsius, . If Faith calculated , what would her result be?

(1) Celsius

(2) Fahrenheit

(3) Celsius

(4) Fahrenheit

11. Which scenario represents exponential growth?

(1) A water tank is filled at a rate of gallons/minute.

(2) A vine grows inches every week.

(3) A species of fly doubles its population every month during the summer.

(4) A car increases its distance from a garage as it travels at a constant speed of miles per hour.

12. What is the *minimum* value of the function ?

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

13. What type of relationship exists between the number of pages printed on a printer and the amount of ink used by that printer?

(1) positive correlation, but not causal

(2) positive correlation, and causal

(3) negative correlation, but not causal

(4) negative correlation, and causal

14. A computer application generates a sequence of musical notes using the function , where is the number of the note in the

sequence and is the note frequency in hertz.

Which function will generate the same note sequence as ?

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(2)

(3)

(4)

15. Which value of is a solution to the equation ?

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(2)

(3)

(4)

16. Which point is a solution to the system below?

,

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

17. When the function is multiplied by the value , where , the graph of the new function,

(1) opens upward and is wider

(2) opens upward and is narrower

(3) opens downward and is wider

(4) opens downward and is narrower

18. Andy has in his account. Each week, , he withdraws for his expenses. Which expression could be used if he wanted to find out how much money he had left after weeks?

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

19. The daily cost of production in a factory is calculated using , where is the number of complete products manufactured.

Which set of numbers best defines the domain of ?

(1) integers

(2) positive real numbers

(3) positive rational numbers

(4) whole numbers

20. Noah conducted a survey on sports participation. He created the following two dot plots to represent the number of students participating, by age, in soccer and basketball.

Which statement about the given data sets is correct?

(1) The data for soccer players are skewed right.

(2) The data for soccer players have less spread than the data for basketball players.

(3) The data for basketball players have the same median as the data for soccer players.

(4) The data for basketball players have a greater mean than the data for soccer players.

21. A graph of average resting heart rates is shown below. The average resting heart rate for adults is beats per minute, but doctors consider resting rates from beats per minute within normal range.

Which statement about average resting heart rates is not supported by the graph?

(1) A 10-year-old has the same average resting heart rate as a 20-year-old.

(2) A 20-year-old has the same average resting heart rate as a 30-year-old.

(3) A 40-year-old may have the same average resting heart rate for ten years.

(4) The average resting heart rate for teenagers steadily decreases.

22. The method of completing the square was used to solve the equation . Which equation is a correct step when using this method?

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

23. Nancy works for a company that offers two types of savings plans. Plan is represented on the graph below.

Plan is represented by the function , where is the number of weeks. Nancy wants to have the highest savings possible after a year. Nancy picks Plan . Her decision is

(1) correct, because Plan is an exponential function and will increase at a faster rate

(2) correct, because Plan is a quadratic function and will increase at a faster rate

(3) incorrect, because Plan will have a higher value after 1 year

(4) incorrect, because Plan is a quadratic function and will increase at a slower rate

24. The 2014 winner of the Boston Marathon runs as many as miles per week. During the last few weeks of his training for an event, his mileage can be modeled by , where represents the number of weeks since training began. Which statement is true about the model ?

(1) The number of miles he runs will increase by each week.

(2) The number of miles he runs will be of the previous week.

(3) represents the total mileage run in a given week.

(4) represents the number of weeks left until his marathon.