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1. A gas station sells regular gasoline for $2.39 per gallon and premium gasoline for $2.79 per gallon. If the gas station sold a total of 550 gallons of both types of gasoline in one day for a total of $1,344.50, how many gallons of premium gasoline were sold?
(A) 25 (B) 75 (C) 175 (D) 475
Answer: (B) 75
When asked for a specific value, try Plugging In the Answers. Label them as gallons of premium and start with the value in (B). If 75 gallons of premium were sold, the station would make 75($2.79) = $209.25 for those sales. A total of 550 gallons were sold, so the station would have sold 550 – 75 = 475 gallons of regular gasoline. The sales for regular gasoline would be 475($2.39) = $1,135.25. The total sales for both types of gasoline would be $209.25 + $1,135.25 = $1,344.50. That matches the information in the question, so (B) is correct.
2. If f(x) = 2x 2 + 4 for all real numbers x , which of the following is equal to f(3) + f(5) ?
(A) f (4) (B) f (6) (C) f (10) (D) f (15)
Answer: (B) f (6)
To find the value of f(3) + f(5), find the values of f (3) and f (5) separately: f(3) = 2(3) 2 + 4 = 22 and f(5) = 2(5) 2 + 4 = 54 . So f(3) + 5(5) = 76.You can tell that f (4) will be between 22 and 54, so you can cross out (A). If you ballpark (C) and (D), putting 10 or 15 in the function will give you a number bigger than 100, and you’re looking for 76, so (C) and (D) are too big. That means the answer is (B) by process of elimination.
Don’t use a calculator for question 3.
3. In the figure below, circle O has a radius of 8, and angle XOY measures 15 ⁄ 16 π radians. What is the measure of minor arc XY ?
A. 5/16π B. 5/2 π C. 5π D. 16π
Answer: (B) 5 ⁄ 2 π
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