# Some Review Problems for Intermediate Algebra Exam 4

1. Solve by completing the square.

2. For each equation (i) first find what types of
solutions will be obtained using the discriminant,

then (ii) solve the equation using the quadratic formula . (Recall that you will
need to memorize

each for Test 4!)

3. Find k so that the given quadratic equation will have just one real solution .

4. Find a quadratic equation that has the solutions.

(i.e., both solutions
are -2)

5. A steel ball is tossed into the air upward at 10 feet per second from a
building that is a feet

tall. The ball’s height h at time t is given by s = -16t^{2} +10t+a. (a)
Find the time at which

the object hits the ground, depending on a (i.e., that is, where s = 0). (b) How
long does it

take the object to hit the ground if the building is 100 ft high? Answer to the
nearest tenth

of a second.

6. Find x- intercepts (if there are any), the y- intercept and the vertex (x =
-b/2a — you will

be given this formula for the test ), then sketch a graph of the function .

7. Let and and find the following.

(a) f(-2)

(b) g(2)

(c) g(-3)

(d) The graphs of both functions.

8. For each function f, (i) sketch a graph of y = f(x), (ii) determine whether f^{
-1} exists using

the HLT, (iii) determine whether the function is one-to-one, and if so, (iv)
find an equation

for f^{ -1}.

9. Write each exponential equation in logarithmic form and
each logarithmic equation in exponential

form.

10. Expand each equation as much as possible.

11. Write as a single logarithm .

12. Solve for x in each equation

13. Graph the equation
by first making a table of points for the (exponential) inverse

function.

14. Find the value of x in each equation . Round any decimal answers to two
decimal places.

15. Use the formula to
find the pH of a solution with hydrogen ion concentration

16. Find for a solution with pH= 7.5.

17. Solve each equation for the unknown .

18. Use the change -of-base formula (I’ll provide this one:b)
and a calculator to

evaluate each of the following; round answers to two decimal places . Then
explain what it is

you’ve found in exponential form.

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