Practice Test Key for Math 135 Qualifier Test

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					Tompkins Cortland Community College – Mathematics Placement Program

MATH 132 (College Algebra & Trigonometry) Qualifying Test - Practice Problems Answer Sheet

Don’t look at this sheet till you’ve worked all the test problems to the best of your ability. Then score yourself using the
answers below.

Next to each answer you’ll find the concept(s) that the question tested. To prepare for the real pretest, consult any
textbook or tutor for that topic, and work some practice problems to bring your abilities up to snuff.

        ANSWERS                                                              CONCEPTS
             3       2
1.      5x + 12x –16x –5                                            Add/subtraction of polynomials

2.      (2x + 3) (x –5)                                             Factoring polynomials

3.      x = -1                                                      Solving fractional equations

          2 z4
4.                                                                  Simplifying exponential expressions
         3x 3 y 3
             2
5.      4x – 28x + 49                                               Multiplication of binomials

6.      -9                                                          Function notation

7.                                                                  Graphing equation of a line




                 1
8.      x=-        , x = -5                                         Solving quadratic equations
                 3
9.      x ≥ -4                                                      Solving linear inequalities

                 2    30
10.     y=         x-                                               Finding the equation of a line
                 7    7

                 3     9
11.     x=-        ,x=                                              Solving absolute value equations
                 4     4
12.     x = 4, y = -1         or (4, -1)                            Systems of equations

				
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