# Math Homework

10pts

1W.

9pts

2W. A 5 ft basketball player stands 20 ft away from the basket. The trajectory
of the ball

that he shoots can be modeled by

where the basketball ring is located at x = 0 and the
shooter is at x = 20.

**Note: **The shot was a clean shot, also know as "swish." (In other words, the
trajectory

is not affected by the ring.)

a) What is the height of the basketball ring?

b) What is the maximum height of the ball?

8pts

3W. x^{4} - 5x^{3} + 3x^{2} + 19x - 30

Compute all zeros knowing that 2 + i is one of them.

12pts

4W. x^{4} + 2x^{3} - 9x^{2} - 2x + 8

a) State all possible rational zeros .

b) Find all rational zeros using synthetic division .

c) Find all irrational zeros if any.

15pts

5M. Choose one of these and solve for x :

25pts

6M. Match the graph to the equation :

a) Exponential growth model y = ae^{bx}, b > 0

b) Exponential decay model y = ae^{-bx}, b < 0

c) Gaussian model

d) Logistic growth model

e) Logarithmic model y = a + b ln x

10pts

7M. $7550 is deposited in an account that pays 7.25% interest compounded
continuously .

How many years will it take for the money to triple? (Leave ln in your answer.)

8M. (Example 5 in Section 3.5)

On a college campus of 5000 students, one returns from vacation with a
contagious

and long lasting flu virus. The spread of the virus is modeled by

where y is the total number of students infected after t days. The college will
cancel

classes when 40% or more of the 5000 students are infected.

5pts a) How many students are infected after 5 days? (Set up equation , do not
solve.)

5pts b) After how many days will the college cancel classes? (Leave ln in your answer.)

**Bonus Problem: 10 points
**

1. Find x intercepts by setting y = 0 and solving.

2. Find y intercepts by setting x = 0 and solving.

3. Find vertical asymptotes by setting denominator = 0 and solving.

4. Find horizontal asymptotes by comparing highest powers in numerator and denomi -

nator.

5. Draw a factor picture to see when the graph is above the x-axis and when it is below

the x-axis.

6. Draw arrows next to the asymptotes on the basis of #5 results.

7. Graph function by connecting the dots.

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