# MATH 101.56 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA

Your third in-class exam will take place on Monday,
November 24, 2008,

and will cover material from sections 8.4 - 8.6, 9.1 - 9.6 and 11.1.

Don’t forget your calculator !!!

For this exam you need to be able to do the following:

**• Chapter 8**

– Be able to simplify an expression involving radicals.

– Be able to add and subtract expressions involving radicals.

– Be able to multiply expressions involving radicals.

– Be able to rationalize a denominator with one or two terms .

– Be able to write a radical as a complex number .

– Be able to add and subtract complex numbers .

– Be able to multiply complex numbers.

– Be able to divide complex numbers.

**• Chapter 9**

– Be able to solve a quadratic equation by factoring.

– Be able to solve a quadratic equation by completing the square.

– Be able to solve a quadratic equation by using the quadratic formula .

– Be able to use the discriminant to determine the type of solutions for a
quadratic equation.

– Be able to solve a word problem involving a quadratic equation.

– Be able to solve an equation involving radicals.

– Be able to solve a second degree inequality .

**• Chapter 11**

– Be able to find the composition of two functions .

– Be able to find the inverse of a function.

Make sure that you have looked at **all** the homework
questions that were

assigned. (Not just the ones that you handed in!) In addition, the following

are good review problems:

pg 313: 25 - 49 odd

pg 351: 1 - 21 odd, 27, 29, 33, 35

pg 438: 5 - 11 odd

**Don’t forget your calculator!!!**

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