math 103 review sheet for test 2

Test #2 will be given on Thursday, October 30. It will include material from Sections 6.1 – 6.4,
7.1 – 7.8, 8.1, and 8.2. Be sure to bring your calculator to the test . If you forget your calculator
or if your calculator is not working, go to the Math/Science Center in Room 02 Macklin Tower
to get a short-term calculator loan.


MAKEUP POLICY: If you know in advance that you have to miss a quiz or test, you can
make arrangements with me to take the quiz or test before it is given in class. Otherwise, no
makeup quizzes will be given. If you miss an hour test, it may be made up only if you
• Do not have more than one unexcused absence during the time period covered on the test.
• Contact me on or before the scheduled test date.
• Can prove that you have a legitimate excuse.
• Show me all homework on the relevant material.
If you do not meet these conditions, you will not be permitted to take a makeup test and the
percentage equivalent of your final exam grade will be substituted for the grade of the missed
test. o student will be permitted to take more than one makeup test.

ACADEMIC HO ESTY: All students are expected to do their own work on quizzes and tests.
Students are expected to observe the following rules during any test or quiz.
• Students may not use or even hold a cell phone or any other electronic device.
• Students may not speak to or share materials with other students.
• Students should have all materials ready at the beginning of the quiz or test.
• Students should remain in the room during the entire test or quiz.
Appropriate penalties will be imposed for breaches of academic honesty.


• State the domain of a rational function .
• Simplify, multiply, divide , add and subtract rational expressions.
• Simplify complex fractions .
• Solve equations involving rational expressions.
• State the domain of a radical function.
• Evaluate radical functions.
• Use the graph of a radical function to find its range.
• Evaluate expressions involving rational exponents without using a calculator.
• Use a calculator to approximate a radical to a specified degree of accuracy.
Convert an expression in exponential notation to radical notation and vice-versa.
• Use properties of exponents to simplify expressions involving rational exponents.
• Simplify radical expressions.
• Multiply, divide, add and subtract radical expressions.
• Rationalize the denominator of a radical expression.
• Solve radical equations.
• Use the Pythagorean theorem to solve problems involving right triangles.
Express square roots of negative number sin terms of i.
• Solve quadratic equations by using factoring , the square root principle, completing the
square, or the quadratic formula. This means you must know the quadratic formula.
Write complex solutions of a quadratic equation in a + bi form
• Algebraically find the x- intercepts of quadratic functions.
• Solve problems involving compound interest, and problems involving freely falling


* Make sure that you can do all homework and worksheet problems.
* Read your textbook, paying special attention to the Chapter summary and Review at the end
of each chapter
* Make sure you know all the important formulas and properties .
* Do the following review exercises for each chapter, using your book and/or notes to help if
you have any difficulties.

Suggested Review Exercises
Chapter 6 (p. 521)/ #11 – 34
Chapter 7 (p. 605)/ #9 – 16, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26 – 30, 32, 35, 36, 38, 45, 46, 49, 50, 52
Chapter 8 (694)/ #11 - 24

* Check your answers for the review exercises and when you feel you have mastered the
material, you should be ready to do the following problems in the Chapter Tests without
looking at your book or notes.

Chapter 6 Test (p 523)/ #1 – 6, 8 - 16
Chapter 7 Test (p. 607)/ #1 – 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 14, 16, 19, 23, 24
Chapter 8 Test (p. 697)/ #2 – 5, 7 - 11

* Check your answers and be sure to go over problems on which you made any errors.

You can get extra help from me, by going to a help session with Janelle on Tuesday at 8:15 am
or at 3:30 in our regular classroom, by going to the Math/Science Center, or by going to
Project Success, which meets in Campus Center 208 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 –
3:30 pm.

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