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11. Correct answer: (A)
g(x) = ax2 + bx + c
a and c are negative constants
The graph of g
g(x) = ax2 + bx + c, where a and c are negative constants.
c is the intercept at the y-axis and it is negative.
This means the graph must cross the y-axis at a negative value.
From the given graphs, only (A) satisfies that condition.
12. Correct answer: (B)
ABCD is a retangle
BC = 4
AB = 6
P, Q and R are points on a line that is parallel to
Points P and Q are symmetric about the line AB
Points Q and R are symmetric about the line CD
Let the length of SQ be x, then the length of QT would be 4 – x.
PQ is symmetric about the line AB. So, the length of PS = SQ = x
QR is symmetric about the line CD. So the length of TR = QT = 4 – x
Length of PR = PS + SQ + QT + TR = x + x + 4 – x + 4 – x = 8
Price was first increased by 10%
New price was decreased by 25%
The final price was what percent of the initial price
Increased by 10% means to multiply by 100% + 10% = 110%
Decreased by 25% means to multiply by 100% – 25% = 75%
Change percent to decimal.
110% × 75% = 1.1 × 0.75 = 0.825 = 82.5%
The number w is multiplied by 4 and the result is the same as when 4 is added to w
The value for 3w
Topic(s): Translating words to equations
w × 4 = 4 + w ⇒ 4w = 4 + w ⇒ 3w = 4
Lengths of sides of right triangle are consecutive even integers
Length of shortest side is x
The equation that can be used to find x
Topic(s): Consecutive even numbers, Pythagorean theorem
Using the Pythagorean formula, we get the equation.
x2 + (x + 2)2 = (x + 4)2
Answer: (C) x2 + (x + 2)2 = (x + 4)2
16. Correct answer: (D)
y > 1
The statement that is true
Answer: (D) I and III only
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