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MATH 107 FINAL EXAMINATION

This is an open-book exam. You may refer to your text and other course materials as you work
on the exam, and you may use a calculator. You must complete the exam individually.
Neither collaboration nor consultation with others is allowed.

There are 30 problems.
Problems #1–12 are Multiple Choice.
Problems #13–21 are Short Answer. (Work not required to be shown)
Problems #22–30 are Short Answer with work required to be shown.

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. Determine the domain and range of the piecewise function. 1. ______

A. Domain [–2, 1]; Range [–2, 4]
B. Domain [–2, 4]; Range [–3, 3]
C. Domain [–3, 0]; Range [0, 4]
D. Domain [–3, 3]; Range [–2, 4]

2. Solve: 15 2 6x x− = − 2. ______

A. 3
B. 9
C. 3, 7
D. No solution

2

4

4

-2

-4

2

4

-2

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3. Determine the interval(s) on which the function is increasing. 3. ______

A. (–∞, 3)

B. (–∞, – 2.5) and (1, 4.5)

C. (– 1, 3)

D. (– 2, 2)

4. Determine whether the graph of 8y x= + is symmetric with respect to the origin,

the x-axis, or the y-axis. 4. ______

A. symmetric with respect to the x-axis only
B. symmetric with respect to the y-axis only
C. symmetric with respect to the origin only
D. not symmetric with respect to the x-axis, not symmetric with respect to the y-axis, and
not symmetric with respect to the origin

5. Solve, and express the answer in interval notation: | 5 – 6x | ≤ 13. 5. ______

A. (–∞, −4/3] ∪ [3, ∞)

B. (–∞, –4/3]

C. [3, ∞)
D. [–4/3, 3]

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6. Which of the following represents the graph of 9x − 2y = 18 ? 6. ______

A. B.

C. D.

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7. Write a slope-intercept equation for a line parallel to the line x – 8y = 3 which passes through
the point (16, –5). 7. ______

A.
1

7

8

y x= −

B.

1

5
8

y x= −

C.
1

3
8

y x= − −

D. 8 123y x= − +

8. Does the graph below represent a function and is it one-to-one? 8. ______

A. It is a function and it is one-to-one.
B. It is a function but not one-to-one.
C. It is not a function but it is one-to-one.
D. It is not a function and it is not one-to-one.

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9. Express as a single logarithm: log x + log 1 – 4 log y 9. ______

A. ( )log 1 4x y+ −

B.

4

1
log

x

y

 +
 
 

C.
4

log
x

y

 
 
 

D.
4

1
log
x
y

 +
  
 

10. Which of the functions corresponds to the graph? 10. ______

A. ( ) 3xf x e= − +

B. ( ) 2xf x e−= +

C. ( ) 3xf x e−= +

D. ( ) 3xf x e= +

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11. The percentage score on a test varies directly as the number of correct responses. Julie
answered 21 questions correctly and earned a score of 70%. What would Julie’s percentage score

A. 73%
B. 77%
C. 80%
D. 96%

12. The graph of y = f (x) is shown at the left and the graph of y = g(x) is shown at the right. (No
formulas are given.) What is the relationship between g(x) and f (x)?
12. ______

y = f (x) y = g(x)

A. g(x) = f (x + 1) – 2
B. g(x) = f (x – 2) – 1
C. g(x) = f (x + 2) – 1
D. g(x) = f (x + 2) + 2

2 4 -2 -4

-2
-4
2
4
2 4 -2 -4
-2
-4
2
4

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13. Multiply and simplify: (2 + 9i)(3 + 7i).
Write the answer in the form a + bi, where a and b are real numbers. Answer: ________

14. Solve, and write the answer in interval notation:
8

0
1

x
x

+

+

15. A bowl of soup at 180° F. is placed in a room of constant temperature of 70° F. The
temperature T of the soup t minutes after it is placed in the room is given by

T(t) = 70 + 110 e
– 0.075 t

Find the temperature of the soup 26 minutes after it is placed in the room. (Round to the nearest
degree.)

16. Find the value of the logarithm: 7
1

log
49

 
 
 

17. Solve:
5 96 36x − = . Answer: ________

18. Suppose \$7,500 is invested in an account at an annual interest rate of 4.3% compounded
continuously. How long (to the nearest tenth of a year) will it take the investment to double in

19. Let f (x) = x
2
+ 12x + 10.

(a) Find the vertex. Answer: ________

(b) State the range of the function. Answer: ________

(c) On what interval is the function increasing? Answer: ________

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20. Consider the polynomial P(x), shown in both standard form and factored form.

3 21 7 7 1
( ) 5 ( 1)( 3)( 5)

3 3 3 3
P x x x x x x x= − + − − = − + − −

(a) Which sketch illustrates the end behavior of the polynomial function?

(b) State the zeros of the function. Answer: ________________

(c) State the y-intercept. Answer: ________________

(d) State which graph below is the graph of P(x). Answer: ________

GRAPH A GRAPH B

GRAPH C GRAPH D

A.

B. C. D.

vvvv

vvvv
vvvv vvvv

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21. Let
2

( )
3

x
f x

x

+
=

.

(a) State the domain. Answer: _________________

(b) State the horizontal asymptote. Answer: _________________

(c) State the vertical asymptote(s). Answer: _________________

(d) Which of the following represents the graph of
2

( )
3
x
f x
x
+
=

GRAPH A. GRAPH B.

GRAPH C. GRAPH D.

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SHORT ANSWER, with work required to be shown, as indicated.

22. Simplify:
( )

6
2 5 12 3

7

2a b a

b

b

. Show work.

23. Points (3, 1) and (–5, 9) are endpoints of the diameter of a circle.

(a) What is the length of the diameter? Give the exact answer, simplified as much as possible.
Show work.

(b) What is the center of the circle?
(c) What is the equation of the circle?

24. Find the equation for a line which passes through the points (6, –2) and (9, –8). Write the
equation in slope-intercept form. Show work.

25. Keith, a resident of Metropolis, pays Metropolis an annual tax of \$40 plus 1.8% of his annual
income. If Keith paid \$706 in tax, what was Keith’s income? Show work.

26. Let f (x) = 9x

2
+ 8 and g(x) = x – 1.

(a) Find the composite function ))(( xgf � and simplify. Show work.

(b) Find ( ) ( 2)f g −� . Show work.

27. Find the exact solutions and simplify as much as possible: 32x

2
+ 1 = 8x. Show work.

28. Given the function
1

( ) 8
4

f x x= − , find a formula for the inverse function. Show work.

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29. Donut Delights, Inc. has determined that when x donuts are made daily, the profit P is given
by

P(x) = –0.002 x
2
+ 4.6x – 1500

(a) What is the company’s profit if 700 donuts are made daily?

(b) How many donuts should be made daily in order to maximize the company’s profit? Show
work.

30. Solve:
2

7 24
0

4 16

x

x x

+ =

− −
. Show work.

Math 107 Final Examination

Spring, 2013 2

Math 107 College Algebra

Name______________________________

Final Examination: Spring, 2013 Instructor __________________________

Instructions:

This is an open-book exam. You may refer to your text and other course materials as you work on the exam, and you may use a calculator.

There are 30 problems.

Problems #1-12 are multiple choice

pages. You may type your work using plain-text formatting or an equation editor, or you may hand-write your work and scan it. In either case, show work neatly and correctly, following standard mathematical conventions. Each step should follow clearly and completely from the previous st. Record your choice for each problem.

Problems #22-30 are short answer with work required. When requested, show all work and write all answers in the spaces allotted on the following ep. If necessary, you may attach extra pages.

You must complete the exam individually. Neither collaboration nor consultation with others is allowed. Your exam will receive a zero grade unless you complete the following honor statement.

I have completed this final examination myself, working independently and not consulting anyone except the instructor. I have neither given nor received help on this final examination.

Name _____________________ Date___________________

1. 7.

2. 8.

3. 9.

4. 10.

5. 11.

6. 12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19. (a)

(b)

(c)

20. (a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

21. (a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

Problem Number

Solution

22

Work:

23

(a)
(b)
(c)
Work for part (a):

24

Work:

25

Work:

26

(a)
(b)
Work for part (a) and for part (b):

27

Work:

28

Work:

29

(a)
(b)
Work for (b):

30

Work:

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