Problem sets and exams

Almost every Tuesday, there will be a exam at the end of class, closely based on exercises from an associated problem set. (However, there is no exam in the first week of the course.) 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, no exam):

1. Exam 1:
• Date taken: July 20 Wednesday.
• Problems from the Chapter 5 Cumulative Review (pages 365&366): 6, 9, 11, 14, 18–20.
• Extra-credit essay question: Explain your background in mathematics and what you are going to use this course for.
• Problems from §6.1 (pages 375&376): 6–8, 13–18, 27–39 odd, 47–63 odd, 81, 83, 85, 95, 97.
• Problems from §6.4 (pages 401&402): 3–7, 29–37 odd.
• Problems from §9.1 (page 619):
• 23–32, 45–54, 55, 57, 59, 63, 65, 67;
• optional (using a calculator): 39–42.
• Problems from §9.2 (pages 626–628):
• 37–46, 51–58, 73–76, 93–100, 107–113 odd;
• optional (using a calculator): 47–50, 101–106.
• Problems from §9.4 (pages 641–643): 37–49 odd, 119–133 odd.
• Problems from §9.3 (pages 632&633): 65, 69, 71, 75, 83, 85, 87 (which you can do using my rules for simplifying roots).
• Problems from §9.5 (pages 647–649): 21, 25, 31, 33, 41, 53, 65, 67, 71, 75, 109.
2. Exam 2:
• Date taken: July 26 Tuesday.
• Problems from §9.6 (pages 653–655):
• 13–33 odd, 37, 41, 47, 51, 61;
• Extra credit: Show at least two intermediate steps for each part: 91.a,b.
• Problems from §9.9 (pages 678–680): 25, 37, 43, 47, 81, 89, 95, 103–121 odd, 134, 141.
• Problems from §10.1 (pages 699–701): 19–26, 27–33 odd, 45–52, 53–71 odd.
• Problems from §10.2 (pages 712–716): 23–39 odd, 41–50.
• Problems from §6.1 (pages 375&376): 71–79 odd, 89, 93, 99.
• Problems from §6.2 (pages 383–385): 23–57 odd, 99, 101.
• Problems from §6.3 (pages 393&394): These do not have to be done by grouping if you prefer another method: 23–45 odd, 105.
• Problems from §6.4 (pages 401&402): 39–57 odd.
• Problems from §6.5 (pages 406&407): 29, 39, 47, 53, 61, 69, 81.
3. Exam 3:
• Date taken: August 2 Tuesday.
• Problems from §6.6 (pages 414–416): 29, 35, 37, 45, 53, 61, 69, 71, 79, 83, 85, 103, 104, 107, 109, 111.
• Problems from §9.8 (pages 667–670): 17, 19, 23, 33, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 57, 61.
• Problems from §10.3 (pages 721–723): 49–59 odd, 85.
• Problems from §6.7 (pages 421–423): 23–41 odd.
• Problem from §9.8 (pages 667–670): 104.
• Problems from §10.1 (pages 699–701): 73–85 odd, 93–101 odd.
• Problems from §7.1 (pages 438&439): 21–27 odd, 29–39 odd, 41–51 odd, 89, 90.
• Problems from §7.2 (pages 445–447):
• 31–51 odd;
• Extra credit: Show at least one additional intermediate step in your correction: 91.
4. Exam 4:
• Date taken: August 10 Wednesday.
• Problems from §7.3 (pages 452–454):
• 17, 23, 29, 31, 35, 41, 44, 49, 55, 61, 65, 73, 89;
• Extra credit: Show at least one additional intermediate step in your correction: 100.
• Problems from §7.4 (pages 460&461): 13, 17, 19, 23, 25, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 53, 57, 69.
• Problems from §7.5 (pages 469–471): 45–67 odd, 95.
• Problems from §7.6 (pages 477–479): 11, 13, 25, 27, 39–51 odd, 69.
• Problems from §7.7 (pages 489–491): 15–33 odd, 47–53 odd.
• Problems from §7.8 (pages 502–505): 19, 21, 29, 41–56, 57, 61, 67, 69, 73, 79.
• Problems from §10.2 (pages 712–716): 99, 101.
• Problems from §8.1 (pages 528–531): 17–20, 21, 23, 25, 33, 39, 45, 49, 53, 55–58, 64, 65, 66.
• Problems from §8.3 (pages 546–549): 25–36, 39–42, 45–52, 53, 57, 61, 67, 75, 79.
• Problems from §8.4 (pages 555–558): 17, 19, 21, 23–30.a&c, 33&34.a–e, 37, 39, 51, 52.
5. No exam:
• Date taken: Never.
• Problems from §10.4 (pages 734&735): 17–25 odd, 41–59 odd.
• Problems from §10.5 (pages 746–749): 15, 17, 19, 23–37 odd, 47, 51, 59, 67, 69, 77, 79, 93, 95.
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