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MTH1010 Diagnostic Test 2016

Q1. Using the order of operations for arithmetic …nd the number given by the following ex-

pression:

90 1
(a) 6+3 7 (7+2)
10 3
3

(b) What is the HIGHEST common factor of 65 and 169?

(c) What is the LOWEST common multiple of 26 and 65?

(d) Simplify the following expression

3
17
Q.2 (a) Simplify the fractions

21 10 42
(i) 48
(ii) 55
(iii) 63

(b) Rewrite, in ascending order, the list of fractions given below:

3 1 5 7 4
12
; ; ; ;
2 6 9 26

(c) If we have the improper fractions x = 37 ; y = 21


18
; z= 56
10

(i) Convert x; y and z from improper fractions to their mixed number form

(ii) Find x + y

(iii) Find x z

(iv) Find x z (x + y)
Q3(a) Simplify the surds
p p
(i) 50 (ii) 4 99

p p
(b) Verify that p70 = p65
14 13

p p
(c) Simplify p3+ p
2
by rationalising the denominator.
3 2+2 3

Q.4 (a) Simplify the expressions

(i) 7x2 y + 3x2 y 4x2 y (ii) 8x3 y 2x2 y + 12x3 y 8x2 y


(b) Expand and collect like terms in each case:

(i) 2m(3m 5) (ii) (6p 5q)(p + q) (iii) (3x + 2)2 (iv) (x 8) (x + 4)

Q5(a) Factorise and …nd the roots (zeros) of the following quadratic functions

(i) h(x) = 2x2 5x 3

(ii) k (x) = x2 + 12x + 11

(b) Solve the inequality 4 7x > 6 and graph the solution on a number line.
1
2z 2
sp
(c) If n
= T rearrange the equation to make n the subject of the formula

2x+1 x+2
(d) Solve for x in the expression 3
= 2

Q.6

7
y
6

-4 -3 -2 -1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
-1 x
-2

-3

-4
(a) From the diagram provided, what is the linear equation y = mx + c described by the graph,

where m is the gradient of the line and c is the y intercept?

(b) On the same set of axes provided above sketch the parabola y = x2 + x + 1 (working room

is provided for the student to …nd the turning point form of the quadratic)

Q.7 (a) Simplify the expressions:


1
a4 b2
(i) x2 z 3 x7 z 2 (ii) ab5
(iii) (x2 y 8 ) 2

(b) Evaluate exactly the following:


1 3
(i) 24 (ii) 16 4 (iii) 100000 5
Q.8(a) Write as a single logarithm the statement

1 2
3
loga x + 3 loga z 5
loga y

(b) Using the rules of logarithms simplify the expression

49x 2
log7 p
7

(c) Solve for x in the following equation

43x
x 8=0
22

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