1. Given two variables,F and G, where F = -2G and G> 1, which of the following list of
terms is placed in order from smallest to largest?
, F, -F2, F * G
B. F, F * G, ,-F2
C. F * G, F, , -F2
D. -F2, F * G, F,
2. Given the transformation where each point
(x, y) is mapped onto the point (y, x), what will be the slope of
the line of reflection?
3. If the area of a quadrilateral is equal to
one-half the product of its diagonal lengths, then the polygon is
best described as a _______________________?
4. Parallelogram EFGH has a perimeter of 60
units, where 2EF = FG, and angle EFG = 60°. What is the area of the EFGH?
A. 50 square units
C. 100 square units
the article titled “Hagel seeks to cut Army to pre-World War II
levels” on page A1 of the Tuesday, February 25th, Seattle
5. The Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, is
facing strong opposition to his proposal to cut the number of
active-duty soldiers by 80,000 from its current level of 520,000.If Hagel is only able to reduce the force by 2/3rds as much
as he wants to, what percent of our current number of active-duty
soldiers will remain?
military current budget is $496 billion, 30% of which is for
spending on active personnel. Hagel is also proposing cutting the
number of Army National Guard members from 355,000 to 335,000 and
the number of Army Reservists from 205,000 to 195,000. If the cuts
in personnel spending will be proportional to the cuts in the number
of active-duty, reservists and National Guard members, how much will
the military save annually from theses cuts?
A. $15.2 billion
B. $27.6 billion
C. $134 billion
D. $149 billion
the article titled “Smartphone screens are getting bigger” on page
A5 of the Saturday, March 2nd, Seattle Times
7. The 7'' Mediapad X1 is an example of the
trend in the cell-phone industry of much larger devices, sometimes
referred to as "phablets." Its rectangular screen has an aspect
ratio of 16:10 and screen that is 7 inches long measured diagonally,
compared to the typical diagonals of recent phones of 4 or 5 inches.
What is the area of the Mediapad's screen?
A. 18 square inches
B. 20 square inches
C. 22 square inches
D. 24 square inches
8. Given two devices with identical aspect
ratios, by what percent will the screen on a 7"device be larger than
the screen of a 5" device?
the article titled “Oil trains return to Northwest in big way” on
page D1 of the Sunday, March 2nd, Seattle Times
9. In 1943, oil was primarily transported by
rail, and 162 million barrels were carried across the United States.
Pipelines began to replace oil cars because of their relatively
cheap cost to operate and by the 1960's years rail transport of oil
had dropped to 5 million carloads per year. If the decrease took
place over twenty years, what was the average annual decrease in the
number of carloads of oil being transported by train during the
Oil production has been boosted in the United States by
hydraulic-fracturing, or fracking, and has climbed to 7.5 million
barrels per day. The U.S. still imports 9 million barrels per day of
petroleum products and exports 3 million barrels per day. If any oil
products not exported are consumed, how many barrels of oil were
used by the US last year?
A. 3.6 billion barrels per year
B. 4.2 billion barrels per year
C. 5.0 billion barrels per year
D. 7.1 billion barrels per year
11.Examine the graph titled "All aboard" on
page D1. What was the average annual percentage growth since 2009 in
the number of carloads of oil transported by rail in the United
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