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Algebra II

I ntroduction - Algebra I I

T he following released test questions a re t a ken f rom t he A lgebra I I St a nda rds Test. T h is test is one of t he Ca lifor n ia St a nda rds Tests adm in istered as pa r t of t he St a nda rdized Testing a nd Repor ting (STA R) P rog ra m under policies set by t he St ate Boa rd of Education.

A l l quest ions on t he Ca l ifor n ia St a nda rds Tests a re eva luated by com m it te es of content exper ts, i nclud i ng teachers a nd ad m i n ist rators, to ensu re t hei r appropr iateness for measu r i ng t he Ca l ifor n ia academ ic content st a nda rds in A lgebra I I. I n addition to content, a ll items a re reviewed a nd approved to ensu re t hei r ad herence to t he pr inciples of fa i r ness a nd to ensu re no bias ex ists wit h respect to cha racter istics such as gender, et h n icit y, a nd la nguage.

T h is document cont a ins released test questions f rom t he Ca lifor n ia St a nda rds Test for ms in 20 03, 20 0 4, 20 05, 20 06, a nd 20 07. Fi rst on t he pages t hat follow a re lists of t he st a nda rds assessed on t he A lgebra I I Test. Next a re released test questions. Following t he questions is a t able t hat gives t he cor rect a nswer for each question, t he content st a nda rd t hat each question is measu r ing, a nd t he yea r each question last appea red on t he test.

T he following t able lists each repor ting cluster, t he number of items t hat appea r on t he exa m, a nd t he number of released test questions t hat appea r in t h is document. Some of t he released test questions for A lgebra I I a re t he sa me test questions found in different combinations on t he I nteg rated Mat hematics 2 a nd 3 Ca lifor n ia St a nda rds Tests a nd t he Sum mative H igh School Mat hematics Ca lifor n ia St a nda rds Test.

REPORTING

CLUSTER

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ON EXAM

NUMBER OF RELEASED TEST QUESTIONS

Polynom ia ls a nd Rationa l Expressions

19

23

Quad ratics, Con ics, a nd Complex Numbers

17

20

Exponents a nd Loga r it h ms

15

19

Ser ies, Combinator ics, a nd P robabilit y a nd St atistics

14

18

TOTA L

65

80

I n selecting test questions for release, t h ree cr iter ia a re used: (1) t he questions adequately cover a selection of t he academ ic content st a nda rds assessed on t he A lgebra I I Test; (2) t he questions demonst rate a ra nge of diff icult y; a nd (3) t he questions present a va r iet y of ways st a nda rds ca n be assessed. T hese released test questions do not ref lect a ll of t he ways t he st a nda rds may be assessed. Released test questions will not appea r on f ut u re tests.

For more in for mation about t he Ca lifor n ia St a nda rds Tests, visit t he Ca lifor n ia Depa r tment of Education’s Web site at htt p: //www.cde.ca.gov/t a /tg /sr/resou rces.asp.

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C A L I F O R N I A

ST A N D A R D S T E ST

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Algebra II

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Released Test Questions

THE POLYNOMIALS AND RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS REPORTING CLUSTER

T he following f ive Ca lifor n ia content st a nda rds a re included in t he Polynom ia ls a nd Rationa l Expressions repor ting cluster a nd a re represented in t h is book let by 23 test questions. T hese questions represent on ly some ways in wh ich t hese st a nda rds may be assessed on t he A lgebra I I Ca lifor n ia Mat hematics St a nda rds Test.

CALI FOR N I A CONTENT STAN DAR DS I N TH IS R EPORTI NG CLUSTER

Algebra II

1.0*

Students solve equations and inequalities involving absolute value.

2.0*

Students solve systems of linear equations and inequalities (in two or three variables) by substitution, with graphs, or with matrices.

3.0*

Students are adept at operations on polynomials, including long division.

4.0*

Students factor polynomials representing the difference of squares, perfect square trinomials, and the sum and difference of two cubes.

7.0*

Students add, subtract, multiply, divide, reduce, and evaluate rational expressions with monomial and polynomial denominators and simplif y complicated rational expressions, including those with negative exponents in the denominator.

* Denotes key st a nda rds

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C A L I F O R N I A

ST A N D A R D S T E ST

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Released Test Questions

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Algebra II

THE QUADRATICS, CONICS, AND COMPLEX NUMBERS REPORTING CLUSTER

T he following seven Ca lifor n ia content st a nda rds a re included in t he Quad ratics, Con ics, a nd Complex Numbers repor t i ng cluster a nd a re represented i n t h is book let by 20 test quest ions. T hese quest ions represent on ly some ways i n wh ich t hese st a nda rds may be assessed on t he A lgebra I I Ca l ifor n ia Mat hematics St a nda rds Test.

CALI FOR N I A CONTENT STAN DAR DS I N TH IS R EPORTI NG CLUSTER

Algebra II

5.0*

Students demonstrate knowledge of how real and complex numbers are related both arithmetically and graphically. In particular, they can plot complex numbers as points in the plane.

6.0*

Students add, subtract, multiply, and divide complex numbers.

8.0*

Students solve and graph quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, or using the quadratic formula. Students apply these techniques in solving word problems. They also solve quadratic equations in the complex number system.

9.0*

Students demonstrate and explain the effect that changing a coefficient has on the graph of quadratic functions; that is, students can determine how the graph of a parabola changes as a, b, and c vary in the equation y = a(x b) 2 + c.

10.0*

Students graph quadratic functions and determine the maxima, minima, and zeros of the function.

  • 16.0 Students demonstrate and explain how the geometry of the graph of a conic section (e.g., asymptotes, foci, eccentricity) depends on the coefficients of the quadratic equation representing it.

  • 17.0 Given a quadratic equation of the form ax 2 + by 2 + cx + dy + e = 0, students can use the method for completing the square to put the equation into standard form and can recognize whether the graph of the equation is a circle, ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola. Students can then graph the equation.

* Denotes key st a nda rds

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C A L I F O R N I A

ST A N D A R D S T E ST

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Algebra II

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Released Test Questions

THE EXPONENTS AND LOGARITHMS REPORTING CLUSTER

T he following six Ca lifor n ia content st a nda rds a re included in t he Exponents a nd Loga r it h ms repor ting cluster a nd a re represented in t h is book let by 19 test questions. T hese questions represent on ly some ways in wh ich t hese st a nda rds may be assessed on t he A lgebra I I Ca lifor n ia Mat hematics St a nda rds Test.

CALI FOR N I A CONTENT STAN DAR DS I N TH IS R EPORTI NG CLUSTER

Algebra II

Standard Set 11.0* Students prove simple laws of logarithms.

11.1*

Students understand the inverse relationship between exponents and logarithms, and use this relationship to solve problems involving logarithms and exponents.

11.2*

Students judge the validity of an argument according to whether the properties of real numbers, exponents, and logarithms have been applied correctly at each step.

12.0*

Students know the laws of fractional exponents, understand exponential functions, and use these functions in problems involving exponential growth and decay.

13.0

Students use the definition of logarithms to translate between logarithms in any base.

14.0

Students understand and use the properties of logarithms to simplify logarithmic numeric expressions and to identify their approximate values.

15.0*

Students determine whether a specific algebraic statement involving rational expressions, radical expressions, or logarithmic or exponential functions is sometimes true, always true, or never true.

* Denotes key st a nda rds

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C A L I F O R N I A

ST A N D A R D S T E ST

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Released Test Questions

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Algebra II

THE SERIES, COMBINATORICS, AND PROBABILIT Y AND STATISTICS REPORTING CLUSTER

T he fol lowi ng 10 Ca l ifor n ia content st a nda rds a re i ncluded i n t he Ser ies, Combi nator ics, a nd P robabil it y a nd St at ist ics repor t i ng cluster a nd a re represented i n t h is book let by 18 test quest ions. T hese quest ions represent on ly some ways in wh ich t hese st a nda rds may be assessed on t he A lgebra I I Ca lifor n ia Mat hematics St a nda rds Test.

CALI FOR N I A CONTENT STAN DAR DS I N TH IS R EPORTI NG CLUSTER

Algebra II

18.0*

Students use fundamental counting principles to compute combinations and permutations.

19.0*

Students use combinations and permutations to compute probabilities.

20.0*

Students know the binomial theorem and use it to expand binomial expressions that are raised to positive integer powers.

  • 21.0 Students apply the method of mathematical induction to prove general statements about the positive integers.

  • 22.0 Students find the general term and the sums of arithmetic series and of both finite and infinite geometric series.

  • 24.0 Students solve problems involving functional concepts, such as composition, defining the inverse function and performing arithmetic operations on functions.

  • 25.0 Students use properties from number systems to justify steps in combining and simplifying functions.

Probability and Statistics

PS1.0

Students know the definition of the notion of independent events and can use the rules for addition, multiplication, and complementation to solve for probabilities of particular events in finite sample spaces.

PS2.0

Students know the definition of conditional probability and use it to solve for probabilities in finite sample spaces.

PS7.0

Students compute the variance and the standard deviation of a distribution of data.

* Denotes key st a nda rds

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C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R
C A L I F O R N I A
ST A N D A R D S T E ST
Algebra II
Released Test Questions
1
What is the complete solution to the equation
4
What is the solution to the system of equations
3
− 6 x = 15?
shown below?
A
x
= 2; x = 3
⎪ 2
x
− +
y
3
z
=
8
B
x
= − 2; x =
3
x
6
y
− =
z
0
C
x
=
2; x = − 3
6
x
+
3
y
9
z
=
24
⎪ ⎩
D
x
= − 2; x = − 3
A
( 044
,
,
)
CST00507
10
B
14
,,
3 ⎠
2
What are the possible values of x in
12
− x =
4
2
?
C
no solution
A
x
= − 2.5 0 or x = −3. 50
B
− 3.5 0 < x < −2. 50
D
infinitely many solutions
C
35.
> x > 2.5
CST00203
D
x
= 2.5 0 or x = 3. 50
CST20085
5
A restaurant manager bought 20 packages
of bagels. Some packages contained 6 bagels
each, and the rest contained 12 bagels each.
3
For a wedding, Shereda bought several dozen
There were 168 bagels in all. How many
roses and several dozen carnations. The roses
packages of 12 bagels did the manager buy?
cost $15 per dozen, and the carnations cost $8
per dozen. Shereda bought a total of 17 dozen
A
6
flowers and paid a total of $192. How many
B
8
roses did she buy?
C
9
A
6 dozen
D
12
B
7 dozen
CST00491
C
8 dozen
D
9 dozen
CST00099
6

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CALIFORNIA STANDARDS TEST

CALIFORNIA STANDARDS TEST Released Test Questions Algebra II 6 What system of inequalities best represents the

Released Test Questions

CALIFORNIA STANDARDS TEST Released Test Questions Algebra II 6 What system of inequalities best represents the

Algebra II

6

What system of inequalities best represents

the graph shown below?

y 5 4 3 2 1 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4
y
5
4
3
2
1
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5

x

A

B

C

D

y

> 2

and

y

>

x

+ 1

y

> 2

and

y

<

x

+ 1

y

< 2

and

y

>

x

+ 1

y

< 2

and

y

<

x

+ 1

CST00500

7

CALIFORNIA STANDARDS TEST Released Test Questions Algebra II 6 What system of inequalities best represents the

Which point lies in the solution set for the

system

2 y x ≥≥ 6

2 y 3 x << 6

?

A (4, 1)

B (3, 1)

C

D

(0, 3)

(4, 3)

CST10059

8

Which system of linear inequalities is

represented by this graph?

y 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4
y
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
-9
-8
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9

A

B

y

y

1

2

x + 3

x 2

y

⎩⎪

y

2 x +

3

x 2

C

2 x y 3

⎩⎪

x

+ y 2

D

2 x + y 3

⎩⎪

x

y 2

CST20079

7

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C A L I F O R N I A

ST A N D A R D S T E ST

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Algebra II

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Released Test Questions

9

2 x + 7

)

2 x

4

+ 21 x

  • 3 + 35 x

2

37 x + 4 6

A

x

3

+

7

x

2

7

x

+ 6

4

2

x

+

7

B

2

x

3

+

1

4

x

2

1 4

x

+

1 2

4

2

x +

7

  • C 7

x

7

x

+

3

2

x

6 +

4

2

x

+

7

  • D 7

x

+

7

x

3

2

x

6

+ +

4

2

x

+

7

CST00109

10

Which polynomial represents

( 3 x 2 + x 4 )( 2 x 5) ?

A

B

C

D

6

x 3 13

x

2

13 x

2 0

6

x 3 13

x

2 13

x

+ 2 0

6

x 3 +

13 x 2

+

3 x

20

6

x 3 +

13 x 2

+

3 x

+ 20

CST10024

11

( 2 x 2 + 6 x + 1)2 ( 4 x 2 3 x + 1) =

A

6 x 2 1

B

C

D

10 x 2 1

6 x 2 + 12 x 1

10 x 2 + 12 x 1

CST00233

12

Which expression is equivalent to

( 6 y 2 2

)( 6 y + 2 ) ?

A

B

C

D

  • 36 y

2

4

  • 36 y

3

4

  • 36 + 12 y 4

y

+ 12

y

2

2

  • 36 y

3

+ 12 y 2 12 y 4

CST20008

13

What is the volume of the figure below?

x + 6 x + 1 x + 4
x + 6
x + 1
x + 4

A

B

C

D

x 3 + 10 x 2 + 34 x

+ 24

x 3 + 11x 2 + 34 x + 24

x 3 + 10 x 2 + 24 x

+ 24

x 3 + 11x 2 + 24 x

+ 24

CST10285

14

8 a 3 + c 3 =

A

(2 a

+ c )(2 a + c ) (2 a + c )

B

(2 a

c )( 4 a

2

+ 2 ac + c 2 )

  • C (2 a

c )( 4 a

2

+

4

ac

+

c

2

)

  • D (2 a

+

c

)( 4

a

2

2 ac

+

c

2

)

CST00118

8

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C A L I F O R N I A

ST A N D A R D S T E ST

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Released Test Questions

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Algebra II

15

The total area of a rectangle is 4 x 4 9 y

2

.

Which factors could represent the length

times width?

A

B

C

D

( 2

x

2

( 2

x

2

3 y )( 2 x 2 + 3 y )

+

3 y )( 2 x 2 + 3 y )

(2

x

3 y )(2 x

3 y )

(2

x

+

3 y )(2 x 3 y )

CST10028

16

Which product of factors is equivalent to

( x + 1) 2 y 2 ?

A ( x + + y ) 2

1

B

( x

+

1

y ) 2

C

D

( x

1 +

y )( x 1 y )

( x

+ 1 +

y )( x + 1 y )

CST10030

17

Which expression shows the complete

factorization of 12 x 2 147?

A ( 3 x

7 )( 4 x + 2 )

B ( 4 x 21 )(3 x + 7)

C

D

12 ( x 7 )( x + 7)

(

3 2

x 7 )(

2 x +

7)

CST20117

18

A

B

C

D

x +

3

6

x

+

10

5 + x 2 + 3 x

=

x

2

+ x

x

2

+ 3 x

10

7 x

9

x

2

+ 3 x 10

x

2

+ x + 12

x 2 + 3 x 10

x

2

+ +

x

1

x 2 + 3 x 10

CST00295

19

Which is a simplified form of 3 abc

( a

1 2

bc )

3

23

2

?

A

3a 5

35

b c

B

3ab

c

5

C

3

25

b c

D

3

35

ab c

CST00267

9

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C A L I F O R N I A

ST A N D A R D S T E ST

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Algebra II

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Released Test Questions

20

What is

20 x

4

27 y

  • 2 ÷

8 x

3

15 y

5

?

A

32

y 3

81x

B

C

32

81xy 7

25

y

3

18 x

D

25

18 xy 7

CST20321

21

Which product is equivalent to

  • 4 x 2 16 ?

2 x

A

B

C

D

4( x 2)

4( x

+ 2)

4( x 2)

4( x + 2)

CST10041

22

A

1

x 2 + 4 x

x 2 9

i

  • x + 3

x 2 + x 12

=

B

x

  • C x + 4

D

  • x + 3

  • x 3

CST10043

23

What is the simplest form of

5 xy + 20 x y + 20 xy

3

2

2

3

5 xy

?

A

B

( x

+ 2 ) 2

( x

+

2 y ) 2

  • C x

2

+ y 2

  • D x

2

+

4

y 2

CST10049

24

If i =

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

1, which point shows the location of

5 2 i on the plane?

Imaginary 9 8 7 6 A 5 4 B 3 2 1 C - - -
Imaginary
9
8
7
6
A
5
4
B
3
2
1
C
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
- 1
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
-
1
D
-
2
-
3
-
4
-
5
-
6
-
7
-
8
-
9
A
point A
B
point B

Real

  • C point C

  • D point D

CST00510

10

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C A L I F O R N I A

ST A N D A R D S T E ST

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Released Test Questions

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Algebra II

25

If i =

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

1, what is the value of i 4 ?

A

i

B i

C

D

1

1

CST00238

26

Which of the following complex numbers is

represented by the point on the graph below?

Imaginary

7 6 5 4 3 2 1 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7

Real

A

B

C

D

4

+ 3i

4

3i

3

4i

3 +

4i

CST30142

27

If i =

C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

1, then 4 i ()

6 i =

A

48

B

C

D

24

24

48

CST00512

28

What is an equivalent form of

2

?

3 + i

A

  • 3 i

4

B

  • 3 i

5

  • 4 i

  • C 4

D

  • 4 i

5

CST10040

29

What is the product of the complex numbers

( 3 + i ) and

( 3 i ) ?

A

8

B

C

D

10

9 – i

10 6i

CST10038

11

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C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R
C A L I F O R N I A
ST A N D A R D S T E ST
Algebra II
Released Test Questions
30
33
If
i =
−1 and a and b are non-zero real
There are two numbers with the following
1
properties.
numbers, what is
?
a + bi
1) The second number is 3 more than the
first number.
a bi
+
A
a 2 + b 2
2) The product of the two numbers is 9 more
than their sum.
a − bi
B
a 2 + b 2
Which of the following represents possible
values of these two numbers?
a bi
+
C
A −6, −3
a 2 − b 2
B −4, −1
a − bi
C
−1, 4
D
a 2 − b 2
D
−3, 6
CST10371
CST20109
31
What are the solutions to the equation
34
Jenny is solving the equation x 2 − 8 x = 9 by
x
2 + 2 x + 2 = 0 ?
completing the square. What number should be
A
x = 0; x = −2
added to both sides of the equation to complete
the square?
B
x = 0; x = −2i
C
x
= −1 + i; x = −1 − i
A
2
D
x = −12 + 2; x = −1 − 2 2
B
4
CST00114
C
8
D
16
32
What are the solutions to the equation
CST00508
1
3
1 +
=
?
x 2
x
35
3
5
3
5
Which of the following most accurately
A
x = +
; x =
describes the translation of the graph
2
2
2
2
2
y
=
( x
+ 3)
− 2 to the graph of
5
5
2
B
x = 3 +
; x
= 3 −
y
= x − 2
(
)
+ 2 ?
2
2
A
up 4 and 5 to the right
3
13
3
13
C
x = +
;
x = −
B
down 2 and 2 to the right
2
2
2
2
C
down 2 and 3 to the left
13
13
D
x = 3 +
; x = 3 −
D
up 4 and 2 to the left
2
2
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Algebra II

 

36

Which of the following sentences is true about

   

37

What are the x-intercepts of the graph of

 

the graphs of

y = 3 ( x 5) 2 + 1 and

   

y = 12 x 2 5 x 2 ?

y = 3 ( x + 5) 2

+ 1 ?

A

1 and

1

A

Their vertices are maximums.

 

6

B

The graphs have the same shape with

   

B

1 and

1

 

different vertices.

6

 

C

The graphs have different shapes with

   

2

 

1

 
 

different vertices.

 

C

and

   

3

4

 

D

One graph has a vertex that is a maximum,

   
 

while the other graph has a vertex that is a

minimum.

 

D

2

and

1

   

3

4

 

CST00297

 

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C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Released Test Questions

38

2 Which is the graph of y = − 2 ( x − 1) + 1
2
Which is the graph of y = − 2 ( x − 1) + 1 ?
y
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
x
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
12 3
4567
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
A y 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1
A
y
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
12 3
4567
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7

x

B

y 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0
y
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
12 3
4567
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7

x

C y 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1
C
y
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
-7
-6
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
12 3
4567
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7

x

D

CST10292

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C A L I F O R N I A ST A N D A R

Algebra II

39

Which ordered pair is the vertex of

f () x = x 2 + 6 x + 5 ?

A

(3, 4 )

B

(2, 3)

C

(1, 0 )

D

(0, 5)

CST10084

40

x

2

2

y

2

The graph of

⎟ − ⎟ = 1 is a hyperbola.

3

Which set of equations represents the

asymptotes of the hyperbola’s graph?

A

y =

3

2

x,

y

=

3

2

x

B

y =

2

3

x,

y

2

=

3

x

C

y =

1

2

x , y

1

=

2

x

D

1

1

y = x , y = x

3

3

CST10304

41

Which of the following represents a parabola?

A

x

2

+

y

2

=

r

2

B

2

y +

a

2

x

2

b

2

= 1

C

4 px = y

2

D

2

y

a

2

x

2

b

2

= 1

CST20065

42

4 x 2 5 y 2 16 x 30 y 9 = 0

What is the standard form of the equation

of the conic given above?

A

( x 4 ) 2

11

( y 3)

2

4

= 1

B

( y + 3) 2

4

(

x

2 )

2

5

= 1

C

( y

3)

2

6

( x + 2 )

2

9

= 1

D

( x 4 ) 2

11

+

( y

3)

2

4

= 1

CST00146

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Released Test Questions
43
Which statement describes the graph of the
1
46
Which equation is equivalent to log 3
= x ?
9
equation x 2 + y 2 + 4 x − 6 y − 3 = 0?
3
1
A
a hyperbola with center (−2, 3) and vertices
3
A
= x
9
(4, − 3) and
(−4, 3)
B
a hyperbola with center (−2, 3) and vertices
3
1
B
(2, − 3) and
(3, − 2 )
⎟ ⎟ = x
⎝ 9 ⎠
C
a circle with center (−2, 3) and radius 8
1
C
3 x =
9
D
a circle with center (−2, 3) and radius 4
1
CST20127
9
D
3
= x
CST10151
44
x
What is the solution to the equation 5
= 17 ?
47
Which is the first incorrect step in simplifying
A
x = 2
4
log 4
?
64
B
x
=
log 10
2
4
Step
1:
log 4
=
log 4 4 − log 4 64
64
Step
2:
=
1 − 1
C
x
=
log 10 17 + log 10 5
Step
3:
= −15
log 10
17
D
x =
A
Step 1
log 10
5
B
Step 2
CST00132
C
Step 3
D
Each step is correct.
45
If log 10 x = − 2, what is the value of x ?
CST00517
1
A
x
= −
10
1
B
x =
10
1
C
x =
100
D
x = 100
CST10255
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Algebra II

48

Jeremy, Michael, Shanan, and Brenda

each worked the same math problem at

the chalkboard. Each student’s work is

shown below. Their teacher said that while

two of them had the correct answer, only

one of them had arrived at the correct

conclusion using correct steps.

Jeremy’s work

3

xx

7

=

x

3

x

7

= x 10 , x 0

Michael’s work

3

xx

7

=

x

3

x

7

= x 4 , x 0

Shanan’s work

3

xx

7

=

x

3

x

7

=

1 4 , x 0

x

Brenda’s work

3

xx

7

=

x

3

x

7

4

= xx

,

0

Which is a completely correct solution?

A

B

C

D

Jeremy’s work

Michael’s work

Shanan’s work

Brenda’s work

CST10301

49

A student showed the following steps in his

solution of the equation below, but his answer

was not correct.

log 5 ( 2 x 2

3 x + 1 ) log

5 ( x 1 ) + log 5 125 = 6

Step 1:

log

5

(

2

x 1

) (

x

1

)

log 5

(

x 1

)

+ = 6

3

Step 2:

log 5

(

2

x 1 ) (

x 1 ) log

5 ( x 1 ) = 3

Step

3:

log 5 ( x 1 ) = 3

Step

4:

x 1 = 125

Step 5: x = 126

In which step did he make his first error?

A

B

C

D

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

CST10336

50

A certain radioactive element decays over

t

1

⎜ ⎝ 2

time according to the equation y = A

300

,

where A = the number of grams present

initially and t = time in years. If 1000 grams

were present initially, how many grams will

remain after 900 years?

A

B

C

D

500 grams

250 grams

125 grams

62.5 grams

CST00367

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Released Test Questions
51
Bacteria in a culture are growing exponentially
53
Which table below correctly describes points of
−x
with time, as shown in the table below.
the exponential function f
(
x =
)
3
− 2 ?
A
Bacteria Growth
x
– 2
– 1
0
Day
Bacteria
f(x)
– 18
– 6
– 2
0
100
1
200
B
2
400
x
– 2
– 1
0
Which of the following equations expresses the
f(x)
– 4
– 5
– 2
number of bacteria, y, present at any time, t?
A
y
=
100 + 2 t
C
t
B
y =
(100 ) (2 )
i
x
– 2
– 1
0
C
y = 2 t
8
2
f(x)
– 1
–1
– 1
t
9
3
D
y =
(200 ) (2 )
i
D
CST10253
x
– 2
– 1
0
f(x)
–7
1 –
1
52
If the equation y = 2 x is graphed, which of
the following values of x would produce a point
closest to the x-axis?
CST20196
1
A
4
54
log 6 40 =
3
B
4
A
log 10
6
+
log 10
40
5
C
3
B
log 10
6 − log 10
40
8
D
3
C
(log 10 6 )(log 10 40 )
CST20145
log
10 40
D
log 10 6
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Algebra II
55
Jonathan wrote the equation log 6 ( x − 4 ) = 0
59
On a recent test, Jeremy wrote the equation
on the board. He needs one clue for problem
x 2 −
solving. Which fact provides the correct
16 = x + 4. Which of the following
x
− 4
information that he needs to solve the equation?
statements is correct about the equation
A
6 0
= 1
he wrote?
B
6 1 = 6
C
4 − 4
= 0
A
The equation is always true.
D
6 − 4 = 2
B
The equation is always true, except
when x = 4.
CST10484
C
The equation is never true.
D
The equation is sometimes true when x = 4.
56
What is the value of log 3 27?
CST10260
A
2
B
3
60
Given the equation y = x n where x > 0
C
6
and n < 0, which statement is valid for
D
9
real values of y?
CST00519
A
y > 0
B
y = 0
C
y < 0
57
If log 2 ≈ 0 .301 and log 3 ≈ 0 .477 , what is the
D
y ≤ 0
approximate value of log 72?
CST20140
A
0.051
B
0.778
C
0.861
61
If x is a real number, which best describes the
D
1.857
values of x for which the inequality
x > 0
CST10362
is true?
A
all
x > 0
B
all
x
≥ 0
58
If x is a real number, for what values of x is the
3 x − 9
C
all values of x
equation
= x − 3 true?
3
D
no values of x
A
all values of x
CST00396
B
some values of x
C
no values of x
D
impossible to determine
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62
Which of the following conclusions is true about
65
Teresa and Julia are among 10 students who
the statement below?
have applied for a trip to Washington, D.C.
Two students from the group will be selected
x 2 =
x
at random for the trip. What is the probability
A
The statement is always true.
that Teresa and Julia will be the 2 students
selected?
B
The statement is true when x is negative.
C
The statement is true when x = 0.
1
A
D
The statement is never true.
45
CST10162
2
B
45
63
Abelardo wants to create several different
1
C
7-character screen names. He wants to use
5
arrangements of the first 3 letters of his
first name (abe), followed by arrangements
2
D
of 4 digits in 1984, the year of his birth.
5
How many different screen names can
CST00071
he create in this way?
A
72
B
144
66
( 3 y − 1) 4 =
C
288
A
81y 4
− 108 y 3 +
54 y 2
− 12 y
+ 1
D
576
B
81y 4
+
108 y 3 − 54 y 2
− 12 y
+ 1
CST10401
C
81y 4 − 54 y 3 − 108 y 2 − 12 y + 1
D
81y 4
+
54 y 3 − 108 y 2 − 12 y
+ 1
64
A train is made up of a locomotive, 7 different
CST00308
cars, and a caboose. If the locomotive must
be first, and the caboose must be last, how
many different ways can the train be ordered?
67
How many terms does the binomial expansion
A
5040
of ( x 2 + 2 y 3 ) 20 contain?
B
181,440
A
20
C
362,880
B
21
D
823,543
C
40
CST10391
D
60
CST10316
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Algebra II
68
What are the first 4 terms in the expansion of
71
Which expression represents f
(
g
( ))
x
6
2
(1
)
if f
(
x
)
= x
− 1 and g ( x) = x + 3?
+
2
x
?
3
A
x
+
3 x 2 − x − 3
2
3
A
1
+ 2 x
1
+
30 x
+
40 x
2
B
x
+ + 8
6 x
B
1 + 12 x
+
24 x 2
+
48 x 3
C
x
2 + +
x
2
C
1
+ 12 x + 30 x 2
+ 120 x 3
2
D
x
+ 8
D
1
+ 12 x + 60 x 2
+ 160 x 3
CST20032
CST20022
69
72
Given that f
(
x
)
= 3 x 2 − 4 and g
(
x
)
What is the sum of the infinite geometric series
= 2 x − 6 ,
1
1
1
1
what is g ( f
(
2
)
) ?
+
+ +
+
?
2
4
8
16
A −2
B
6
A
1
C
8
B
1.5
D
10
C
2
CST30049
D
2.5
CST20167
2
73
If f
(
x
)
= x 2 + 2 x + 1
and g
(
x
)
=
3 ( x + 1)
,
which is an equivalent form of f ( x ) + g ( x )?
70
What is the nth term in the arithmetic
series below?
A
x 2 + 4 x + 2
B
4 x 2
+
2 x + 4
3 + 7 + 11 + 15 + 19 ...
2
C
4
x
+ 8 x +
4
A
4 n
D
10 x 2 + 20 x + 10
B
3 + 4 n
CST10204
C
2
n + 1
D
4
n − 1
CST10178
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74

A math teacher is randomly distributing

15 rulers with centimeter labels and 10 rulers

   

76

One bag contains 2 green marbles and 4 white

marbles, and a second bag contains 3 green

without centimeter labels. What is the probability

marbles and 1 white marble. If Trent randomly

that the first ruler she hands out will have

draws one marble from each bag, what is the

centimeter labels and the second ruler will

probability that they are both green?

not have labels?

   

A

1

 

A

1

4

24

 

B

1

 

B

2

5

4

 

C

2

5

 

C

1

2

D

23

D

5

6

25

 
   

CST20181

 

CST10435

 
 
   

77

A box contains 7 large red marbles, 5 large

yellow marbles, 3 small red marbles, and

75

On a certain day the chance of rain is 80%

 

in San Francisco and 30% in Sydney. Assume

5 small yellow marbles. If a marble is drawn

that the chance of rain in the two cities is

at random, what is the probability that it is

independent. What is the probability that

yellow, given that it is one of the large marbles?

it will not rain in either city?

 

A

7%

 

A

5

   

12

B

14%

 

C

24%

 

B

7

D

50%

 

20

 

5

 

CST20180

 

C

8

   

1

 

D

5

 

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78

The probabilities that Jamie will try out for various sports and team positions are shown

in the chart below.

Jamie

Try out for basketball team Try out for baseball team Try out for guard Try out
Try out for
basketball team
Try out for
baseball team
Try out for
guard
Try out for
forward
Try out for
catcher
Try out for
pitcher
80%
20%
70%
30%

Jamie will definitely try out for either basketball or baseball, but not both. The probability that Jamie

will try out for baseball and try out for catcher is 42%. What is the probability that Jamie will try out

for basketball?

A

40%

B

60%

C

80%

D

90%

23

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79

A small-business owner must hire seasonal

   

80

3, 6, 2, 1, 7, 5

workers as the need arises. The following list

 

shows the number of employees hired monthly

for a 5-month period.

 

James found the mean and standard deviation

of the set of numbers given above. If he adds 5 to

each number, which of the following will result?

 

4, 13, 5, 6, 9

A

The mean will be multiplied by 5.

 

If the mean of these data is approximately 7,

 

B

The standard deviation will increase by 5.

what is the population standard deviation

  • C The mean will not change.

for these data? (Round the answer to the

   

nearest tenth.)

   
  • D The standard deviation will not change.

   

CSN00127

 

A

3.3

 

B

7.4

C

10.8

D

13.5

 

CST20052

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Question Number

Correct Answer

Standard

Year of Release

 

1

B

 
  • 1.0 2004

2

D

 
  • 1.0 2007

3

C

 
  • 2.0 2003

4

C

 
  • 2.0 2004

5

B

 
  • 2.0 2006

6

B

 
  • 2.0 2006

7

B

 
  • 2.0 2007

8

D

 
  • 2.0 2007

9

D

 
  • 3.0 2003

10

B

 
  • 3.0 2004

11

D

 
  • 3.0 2005

12

D

 
  • 3.0 2006

13

B

 
  • 3.0 2007

14

D

 
  • 4.0 2003

15

A

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