# Problem sets and exams

Almost every other Thursday, there will be a exam at the end of class, closely based on exercises from an associated problem set. (Specifically, the exams are July 28, August 11, August 25, and September 13 Tuesday.) Unless otherwise specified, all problems are from the 3rd Edition of Elementary & Intermediate Algebra written by Sullivan et al and published by Prentice-Hall (Pearson).

Here are the exam dates and the associated problem sets (Exam 1, Exam 2, Exam 3, Exam 4):

1. Arithmetic:
• Date taken: July 28 Thursday.
• Problems from §1.1 (pages 7&8): 1, 2, 7, 8.
• Extra-credit essay question: explain your background in mathematics and what you are going to use this course for.
• Problems from Section 1.2 (Quick Check): 3–6, 20, 21, 22, 27–38.
• Problems from Section 1.3 (pages 25–27): 37–68, 79–88.
• Problems from Section 1.4 (pages 35–37): 59–62, 95–100, 137–142, 143–149 odd.
• Problems from Section 1.5 (pages 46&47): 53–56, 135, 137.
• Problems from Section 1.6 (pages 54&55): 19–27 odd.
• Problems from Section 1.7 (pages 62&63): 29–32, 33–53 odd.
• Problems from Section 5.4 (pages 343&345): 51–58, 63, 71, 73.
• Problems from Section 1.7 (pages 62&63): 55–71 odd, 75, 77, 79, 83, 87, 89, 91, 95, 97, 99.
• Problems from Section 1.6 (pages 54&55): Use identities to make these problems simpler: 45–53 odd, 55, 56, 59, 60, 61.
• Problems from Section 1.4 (pages 35–37):
• Optional if you need practice adding with negative numbers: 43–57 odd;
• Optional if you need practice subtracting with negative numbers: 63–77 odd;
• Optional if you need practice multiplying with negative numbers: 79–93 odd;
• Required: 101–127 odd.
• Problems from Section 1.5 (pages 46&47):
• Optional if you need practice multiplying with fractions: 43–51 odd;
• Optional if you need practice dividing with fractions: 57–65 odd;
• Optional if you need practice adding and subtracting with fractions: 67–81 odd;
• Required: 103–111 odd.
• Problems from Section 5.2 (pages 322&323): 21, 23, 35, 37.
• Problems from Section 5.4 (pages 343&345): 33, 43, 79, 97, 99, 101.
• Problems from Section 5.6 (pages 357–359): 27–75 odd, 77–87 odd.
2. Expressions and equations:
• Date taken: August 11 Thursday.
• Problems from Section 1.8 (pages 69–71): 39–49 odd, 51–54, 63–91 odd, 103, 121.
• Problems from Section 5.1 (pages 315–318):
• 29–40;
• ignore ‘binomial’ and ‘trinomial’ but instead classify polynomials as monomial or other: 41–56;
• 57–65 odd, 71–81 odd, 87, 89, 93–99 odd, 107.
• Problems from Section 3.2 (pages 192–195): 25–32.
• Problems from Section 2.4 (pages 115–119): 23–39 odd.
• Problems from Section 3.1 (pages 178–182): 19, 25, 27, 29, 31, 39, 41.
• Problems from Section 3.2 (pages 192–195): use at least three values of x, at least one negative and at least one positive: 33, 35, 37.
• Problems from Section 2.5 (pages 129–131): 27–52.
• Problems from Section 5.1 (pages 315–318): 119–129 odd.
• Problems from Section 2.1 (pages 89–91): 25–31 odd.
• Problems from Section 3.7 (pages 237–239): 15, 16, 17, 21.
• Problems from Section 1.3 (pages 25–27): 25–30.
• Problems from Section 2.8 (pages 157–159): 37–50.
• Problems from Section 8.6 (pages 581–584): 43, 44, 67, 68.
• Problems from Section 2.1 (pages 89–91): 33–85 odd.
• Problems from Section 2.2 (pages 96–98):
• 25–55 odd, 63–71 odd, 91;
• extra credit: 98.
• Problems from Section 2.3 (pages 105–107): 27–35 odd, 45–53 odd, 63–79 odd.
3. Inequalities and word problems:
• Date taken: August 25 Thursday.
• Problems from Section 2.8 (pages 157–159): 59–81 odd.
• Problems from Section 8.6 (pages 581–584): 45, 47, 49, 51–59 odd, 69, 71, 73, 81–93 odd.
• Problems from Section 8.7 (pages 592–594): 43–73 odd, 81–87 odd, 97–103 odd.
• Extra credit (show lots of work): Solve the equation |x + 1| + 5 = |2x|.
• Problems from Section 2.1 (pages 89–91): think about how you could come up with the equation on your own: 103, 105.
• Problems from Section 2.2 (pages 96–98): think about how you could come up with the equation on your own: 77, 79, 81.
• Problems from Section 2.3 (pages 105–107): think about how you could come up with the equation on your own: 105–111 odd.
• Problems from Section 2.5 (pages 129–131): 53–60, 61–73 odd, 79, 81.
• Problems from Section 2.8 (pages 157–159): 89–98, 117, 119, 121.
• Problems from Section 8.6 (pages 581–584): 101, 102, 103–109 odd.
• Problems from Section 8.7 (pages 592–594): 115–121 odd.
• Problems from Section 2.6 (pages 136–138): 19–53 odd.
• Problems from Section 2.7 (pages 145–147): 21, 23, 27, 29, 30, 39–45 odd.
4. Multiple variables and preview:
• Date taken: September 13 Tuesday.
• Problems from Section 2.4 (pages 115–119):
• assume that all variables stand for positive numbers: 43–52;
• 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 71, 83, 85.
• Problems from Section 3.1 (pages 178–182): 33, 35, 37, 43, 45, 47.
• Problems from Section 3.2 (pages 192–195):
• use at least three entries in your table of values: 39–49 odd;
• 51–58, 59–75 odd, 87–94, 107, 109, 111–118.
• Problems from Section 3.4 (pages 212–214): 21–67 odd.
• Problems from Section 3.3 (pages 202–205):
• 13–31 odd, 37–44, 45–57 odd;
• Optional: 67;
• Extra credit (show lots of work): 68.
• Problems from Section 3.5 (pages 219–221): 13–27 odd, 29–36, 37–47 odd, 87, 88.
• Problems from Section 3.7 (pages 237–239): 31–47 odd, 57, 59, 69.
• Problems from Section 3.6 (pages 228–230): 21–34, 35, 37, 43–49 odd, 55–63 odd, 77, 79, 81, 83, 85.
• Problems from Section 4.1 (pages 257–259): 23–37 odd, 39–46, 59–65 odd.
• Problems from Section 4.2 (pages 265–267): 13, 15, 17, 23, 25, 35–41 odd, 53.
• Problems from Section 4.3 (pages 274–276): 13, 15, 17, 27–35 odd, 47, 49, 55, 69, 71.
• Problems from Section 4.4 (pages 282–284): 11–25 odd, 31–35 odd, 39.
• Problems from Section 4.5 (pages 291–294): 9, 11, 15–29 odd, 35–41 odd.
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