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16. Correct answer (B)

Given:
The figure
Diane travels from A to B,from B to C and from C to D

AB = 16 BC = 15 CD = 4

To find:
How much shorter is the trip if she travels directly from A to D

Solution: Topic(s): Pythagoras theorem

The direct path from A to D is the hypotenuse of the right triangle ADE.

We can use Pythagoras theorem to get the length of AD.

Length of AE = 16 + 4 = 20

Answer (B) 25

17. Correct answer: (D)

Given:
One circle has a radius of
Another circle has a radius of 1

To find:
Ratio of the area of the larger circle to the area of the smaller circle

Solution: Topic(s): Area of circle

Area of larger circle = π(1)^{2} = π

Area of smaller circle =
Ratio of area of larger circle to the area of smaller circle =

Answer: (D) 4:1

18. Correct answer: (B)

Given:
The sum of consecutive integers from –22 to x, inclusive is 72

To find:
The value of x

Solution: Topic(s): Consecutive integer problems

The consecutive integers for –22 to x inclusive are
-22, -21, -20, …, -1, 0, 1, …,22, 23,.., x

Sum of consecutive numbers from –22 to 22 is 0

We can then add from 23 until we get the sum of 72
23 + 24 + 25 = 72

Answer: (B) 25

19. Correct answer: (A)

Given:

k, n, x and y are positive numbers

To find:
The value of in terms of n and k

Solution: Topic(s): Exponents

Answer: (A)

20. Correct answer: (E)

Given: f(x) = x^{2} – 4x g(x) = f(x + h) + k

To find:
The value of hk

Solution:
This is a graph translation question.

From the graph, we see that the function g(x) is the function f(x) moved 3 units to the right and 2 units down.

Moving 3 units to the right means h = – 3 and moving 2 units down means k = – 2 i.e. g(x) = f(x – 3) – 2

So, hk = (-3)(-2) = 6

Answer: (E) 6

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