1. The 1996 populations of the five largest cities in Maryland were 675,401, 46,227, 46,019, 45,361, and 40,181. What is the median population of the five cities? A. 357,791 B. 170,637.8 C. 45,794 D. 46,019 Hint 2. Which is the correct definition for a number expressed in scientific notation? A. A number is expressed in scientific notation when it is in the form a × 10n, where and n is an integer. B. A number is expressed in scientific notation when it is in the form a × 10n, where and n is an integer. C. A number is expressed in scientific notation when it is in the form a × 10n, where and n is a whole number. D. A number is expressed in scientific notation when it is in the form a × 10n, where and n is a whole number. Hint 3. Factor the trinomial x2 + 13x + 36. A. (x + 9)(x + 4) B. (x + 3)(x + 12) C. (x + 6)(x + 6) D. (x + 2)(x + 18) Hint 4. Which diagram shows a correct factorization for 3x2 + 22x + 24? A. B. C. D. Hint 5. Which table of values is correct for the function y = –x2 + 3? A. B. C. D. Hint 6. Identify the correct graph for the solution of . A. B. C. D. Hint 7. Solve the system y = x – 1 and 3x – y = 7. A. (2, 3) B. (2, 1) C. (-3, -2) D. (3, 2) Hint 8. Select the system of equations in which both equations will need to be multiplied by some number in order to be solved by the elimination method. A. –3x + 2y = 8 and –3x – y = –2 B. 4x + 5y = 10 and 3x – 2y = 16 C. x + y = 14 and x + y = 10 D. x – y = 5 and x + 2y = 13 Hint 9. Equations like that contain radicals with variables in the radicand are called _____. A. irrational equations B. unsolvable equations C. radical equations D. rational equations Hint 10. Choose the statement that is correct. A. -4 > -2 B. -2 > -3 C. -6 > 5 D. 7 < 4 Hint 11. Solve the equation x + 8 = 4. A. x = -4 B. x = 12 C. x = 4 D. xv = -12 Hint 12. Use the map to approximate the actual distance from Mountainville to Lakeville. A. 6 mi B. 3 mi C. 10 mi D. 1 mi Hint 13. Determine the slope and y-intercept of the graph of -9 – 4y = x + 3. A. slope: -y-intercept: -3 B. slope: -3y-intercept: - C. slope: -4y-intercept: -12 D. slope: -12y-intercept: -4 Hint 14. State whether the expression 5jk + 4j is a monomial, binomial, trinomial or not a polynomial. A. binomial B. not a polynomial C. trinomial D. monomial Hint 15. The lowest point of a quadratic function is called the ________. A. minimum B. valley C. peak D. maximum Hint 16. The roots of the quadratic equation x2 – 6x – 16 are __________. A. -2 and 8 B. -6 and -16 C. 2 and –8 D. 6 and 16 Hint 17. Which graph represents the solution of |3x| 6? A. B. C. D. Hint 18. Simplify . A. B. C. D. Hint 19. Dante used 25% of his money in one day. Express 25% as a fraction in simplest form. A. B. 4 C. D. Hint 20. Find the quotient (z2 + 10z + 21) ÷ (z + 7). A. z + 11 B. z + 3 C. z + 9 D. z + 7 Hint