Sunday, March 19, 2017

Algebra 2 Regents Problems of the Day

The following problems were taken from the ALGEBRA II (Common Core) Regents Exam given on Friday, January 27, 2017.

Part 1

1. Relative to the graph of y = 3sin x, what is the shift of the graph of y = 3sin(x + π/3)?

(2) π/3 left.
When the value within the parentheses is added to x, the graph shifts to the left. When the value within the parentheses is subtracted from x, the graph shifts to the right.
To move up or down, the addition or subtraction would have to take place outside the parantheses.

2. A rabbit population doubles every 4 weeks. There are currently five rabbits in a restricted area. If t represents the time, in weeks, and P(t) is the population of rabbits with respect to time, about how many rabbits will there be in 98 days?

(1) 56.
The starting value is 5. The base is 2. The exponent is 98 days / 4 weeks, which is 98 / 28 after converting weeks to days.
That gives a value of approximately 56.5685424949..., which is approximately 56.
(Yes, that would round up to 57, but that is not one of the choices, leaving 56 as the closest.)

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