Which of the following equations describes a circle with radius 10 that passes through the origin when graphed in the xy-plane?

Which of the following equations describes a circle with radius 10 that passes through the origin when graphed in the xy-plane?

A) (x – 5)² + (y+5)² = 10

B) (x – 5)² + (y+5)² = 100

C) (x – 10)² + (y+10)² = 10

D) (x – 5√2)² + (y+5√2)² = 100

Clearly, A) is out because that one does not have a radius of 10. What is the most time-efficient way to solve this? Sketch and eyeball?

Can you explain this algebraically (even if you also give a graphed explanation)?

Can you explain this algebraically (even if you also give a graphed explanation)?

Radioactive substances decay over time. the mass M, in grams, of a particular radioactive substance d days after the beginning of an experiment is shown in the table below:

Number of days, d Mas, M (grams)
0 120.00
30 103.21
60 88.78
90 76.36

If this relationship is modeled by the function M(d) = a • 10^bd, which of the following could be the values of a and b?

A) a = 12 and b = 0.0145

B) a = 12 and b = -0.0145

C) a = 120 and b = 0.0022

D) a = 120 and b = -0.0022

College Board Test 4, Math 4 #25 (the explanation link that you previously made does not work)

College Board Test 4, Math 4 #25 (the explanation link that you previously made does not work):

f(x) = 2x^3 + 6 x^2 + 4x
g(x) = x^2 + 3x + 2

The polynomials f(x) and g(x) are defined above. Which of the following polynomials is divisible by 2x + 3?

A) h(x) = f(x) + g(x)

B) p(x) = f(x) + 3 g(x)

C) r(x) = 2 f(x) + 3 g(x)

D) s(x) = 3 f(x) + 2 g(x)

What am I not seeing?

4x + y = 7
2x – 7y = 1

If I multiply the second equation by 2, I can stack them and subtract:

4x + y = 7
4x – 14y = 2

So, 15y = 5, —> y = 3

Then: 2x – 7(3) = 1 –> 2x – 21 = 3 —> 2x = 24 –> x = 12
But: 4x + 3 = 7 –> 4x = 4 –> x = 1

What am I not seeing? The answer should be x= 5/3.

The lengths of the sides of a rectangle are a and b…

The lengths of the sides of a rectangle are a and b, where a > b The sum of the lengths of the two shorter sides and one of the longer sides of the rectangle is 36. What value of a maximizes the area of the rectangle?

A .9
B. 12
C. 18
D. 24

The answer is C. I suspect there is an easier way to solve than completing the square and finding the vertex of the resulting quadratic function. What is your most direct, easy to understand solution to this calculator-allowed question?

The function f is defined by a polynomial…

x f(x)
____________
-5 0
-1 36
0 0
1 6
2 0

The function f is defined by a polynomial. Some values of x and f(x) are shown in the table above. Which of the following could define f?

A) (x – 5) (x + 2)
B) (x + 5)^2 (x – 2)^3
C) x^2 (x + 5) (x – 2)^2
D) x (x + 5) (x – 2)

Specifically, can you explain why C is correct but D cannot be?

In a circle with area of 120 to 124 sq inches…

In a circle with area of 120 to 124 sq inches, the area of the sector formed by an angle is between 20 and 21 sq inches. What is one possible integer value of the angle?

I came up with a low value of 60 (if area of circle is on the lowest end, 120 sq inches, and area of the sector is also on the low end, 20 inches). If both those areas are on the highest end, then I came up with 60 again. But answer is supposed to be 59 ≤ x ≤ 63. Does this make sense, and if so, can you explain it?