Elementary Algebra

# Review Exercises

Elementary AlgebraReview Exercises

### Review Exercises

##### Solve Systems of Equations by Graphing

Determine Whether an Ordered Pair is a Solution of a System of Equations.

In the following exercises, determine if the following points are solutions to the given system of equations.

327.

${x+3y=−92x−4y=12{x+3y=−92x−4y=12$

$(−3,−2)(−3,−2)$ $(0,−3)(0,−3)$

328.

${x+y=8y=x−4{x+y=8y=x−4$

$(6,2)(6,2)$ $(9,−1)(9,−1)$

Solve a System of Linear Equations by Graphing

In the following exercises, solve the following systems of equations by graphing.

329.

${3x+y=6x+3y=−6{3x+y=6x+3y=−6$

330.

${y=x−2y=−2x−2{y=x−2y=−2x−2$

331.

${2x−y=6y=4{2x−y=6y=4$

332.

${x+4y=−1x=3{x+4y=−1x=3$

333.

${2x−y=54x−2y=10{2x−y=54x−2y=10$

334.

${−x+2y=4y=12x−3{−x+2y=4y=12x−3$

Determine the Number of Solutions of a Linear System

In the following exercises, without graphing determine the number of solutions and then classify the system of equations.

335.

${y=25x+2−2x+5y=10{y=25x+2−2x+5y=10$

336.

${3x+2y=6y=−3x+4{3x+2y=6y=−3x+4$

337.

${5x−4y=0y=54x−5{5x−4y=0y=54x−5$

338.

${y=−34x+16x+8y=8{y=−34x+16x+8y=8$

Solve Applications of Systems of Equations by Graphing

339.

LaVelle is making a pitcher of caffe mocha. For each ounce of chocolate syrup, she uses five ounces of coffee. How many ounces of chocolate syrup and how many ounces of coffee does she need to make 48 ounces of caffe mocha?

340.

Eli is making a party mix that contains pretzels and chex. For each cup of pretzels, he uses three cups of chex. How many cups of pretzels and how many cups of chex does he need to make 12 cups of party mix?

##### Solve Systems of Equations by Substitution

Solve a System of Equations by Substitution

In the following exercises, solve the systems of equations by substitution.

341.

${3x−y=−5y=2x+4{3x−y=−5y=2x+4$

342.

${3x−2y=2y=12x+3{3x−2y=2y=12x+3$

343.

${x−y=02x+5y=−14{x−y=02x+5y=−14$

344.

${y=−2x+7y=23x−1{y=−2x+7y=23x−1$

345.

${y=−5x5x+y=6{y=−5x5x+y=6$

346.

${y=−13x+2x+3y=6{y=−13x+2x+3y=6$

Solve Applications of Systems of Equations by Substitution

In the following exercises, translate to a system of equations and solve.

347.

The sum of two number is 55. One number is 11 less than the other. Find the numbers.

348.

The perimeter of a rectangle is 128. The length is 16 more than the width. Find the length and width.

349.

The measure of one of the small angles of a right triangle is 2 less than 3 times the measure of the other small angle. Find the measure of both angles.

350.

Gabriela works for an insurance company that pays her a salary of $32,000 plus a commission of$100 for each policy she sells. She is considering changing jobs to a company that would pay a salary of $40,000 plus a commission of$80 for each policy sold. How many policies would Gabriela need to sell to make the total pay the same?

##### Solve Systems of Equations by Elimination

Solve a System of Equations by Elimination In the following exercises, solve the systems of equations by elimination.

351.

${x+y=12x−y=−10{x+y=12x−y=−10$

352.

${4x+2y=2−4x−3y=−9{4x+2y=2−4x−3y=−9$

353.

${3x−8y=20x+3y=1{3x−8y=20x+3y=1$

354.

${3x−2y=64x+3y=8{3x−2y=64x+3y=8$

355.

${9x+4y=25x+3y=5{9x+4y=25x+3y=5$

356.

${−x+3y=82x−6y=−20{−x+3y=82x−6y=−20$

Solve Applications of Systems of Equations by Elimination

In the following exercises, translate to a system of equations and solve.

357.

The sum of two numbers is $−90−90$. Their difference is $1616$. Find the numbers.

358.

Omar stops at a donut shop every day on his way to work. Last week he had 8 donuts and 5 cappuccinos, which gave him a total of 3,000 calories. This week he had 6 donuts and 3 cappuccinos, which was a total of 2,160 calories. How many calories are in one donut? How many calories are in one cappuccino?

Choose the Most Convenient Method to Solve a System of Linear Equations

In the following exercises, decide whether it would be more convenient to solve the system of equations by substitution or elimination.

359.

${6x−5y=273x+10y=−24{6x−5y=273x+10y=−24$

360.

${y=3x−94x−5y=23{y=3x−94x−5y=23$

##### Solve Applications with Systems of Equations

Translate to a System of Equations

In the following exercises, translate to a system of equations. Do not solve the system.

361.

The sum of two numbers is $−32−32$. One number is two less than twice the other. Find the numbers.

362.

Four times a number plus three times a second number is $−9−9$. Twice the first number plus the second number is three. Find the numbers.

363.

Last month Jim and Debbie earned $7,200. Debbie earned$1,600 more than Jim earned. How much did they each earn?

364.

Henri has $24,000 invested in stocks and bonds. The amount in stocks is$6,000 more than three times the amount in bonds. How much is each investment?

Solve Direct Translation Applications

In the following exercises, translate to a system of equations and solve.

365.

Pam is 3 years older than her sister, Jan. The sum of their ages is 99. Find their ages.

366.

Mollie wants to plant 200 bulbs in her garden. She wantsall irises and tulips. She wants to plant three times as many tulips as irises. How many irises and how many tulips should she plant?

Solve Geometry Applications

In the following exercises, translate to a system of equations and solve.

367.

The difference of two supplementary angles is 58 degrees. Find the measures of the angles.

368.

Two angles are complementary. The measure of the larger angle is five more than four times the measure of the smaller angle. Find the measures of both angles.

369.

Becca is hanging a 28 foot floral garland on the two sides and top of a pergola to prepare for a wedding. The height is four feet less than the width. Find the height and width of the pergola.

370.

The perimeter of a city rectangular park is 1428 feet. The length is 78 feet more than twice the width. Find the length and width of the park.

Solve Uniform Motion Applications

In the following exercises, translate to a system of equations and solve.

371.

Sheila and Lenore were driving to their grandmother’s house. Lenore left one hour after Sheila. Sheila drove at a rate of 45 mph, and Lenore drove at a rate of 60 mph. How long will it take for Lenore to catch up to Sheila?

372.

Bob left home, riding his bike at a rate of 10 miles per hour to go to the lake. Cheryl, his wife, left 45 minutes $(34(34$ hour) later, driving her car at a rate of 25 miles per hour. How long will it take Cheryl to catch up to Bob?

373.

Marcus can drive his boat 36 miles down the river in three hours but takes four hours to return upstream. Find the rate of the boat in still water and the rate of the current.

374.

A passenger jet can fly 804 miles in 2 hours with a tailwind but only 776 miles in 2 hours into a headwind. Find the speed of the jet in still air and the speed of the wind.

##### Solve Mixture Applications with Systems of Equations

Solve Mixture Applications

In the following exercises, translate to a system of equations and solve.

375.

Lynn paid a total of $2,780 for 261 tickets to the theater. Student tickets cost$10 and adult tickets cost $15. How many student tickets and how many adult tickets did Lynn buy? 376. Priam has dimes and pennies in a cup holder in his car. The total value of the coins is$4.21. The number of dimes is three less than four times the number of pennies. How many dimes and how many pennies are in the cup?

377.

Yumi wants to make 12 cups of party mix using candies and nuts. Her budget requires the party mix to cost her $1.29 per cup. The candies are$2.49 per cup and the nuts are $0.69 per cup. How many cups of candies and how many cups of nuts should she use? 378. A scientist needs 70 liters of a 40% solution of alcohol. He has a 30% and a 60% solution available. How many liters of the 30% and how many liters of the 60% solutions should he mix to make the 40% solution? Solve Interest Applications In the following exercises, translate to a system of equations and solve. 379. Jack has$12,000 to invest and wants to earn 7.5% interest per year. He will put some of the money into a savings account that earns 4% per year and the rest into CD account that earns 9% per year. How much money should he put into each account?

380.

When she graduates college, Linda will owe $43,000 in student loans. The interest rate on the federal loans is 4.5% and the rate on the private bank loans is 2%. The total interest she owes for one year was$1585. What is the amount of each loan?

##### Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities

Determine Whether an Ordered Pair is a Solution of a System of Linear Inequalities

In the following exercises, determine whether each ordered pair is a solution to the system.

381.

${4x+y>63x−y≤12{4x+y>63x−y≤12$

$(2,−1)(2,−1)$ $(3,−2)(3,−2)$

382.

${y>13x+2x−14y≤10{y>13x+2x−14y≤10$

$(6,5)(6,5)$ $(15,8)(15,8)$

Solve a System of Linear Inequalities by Graphing

In the following exercises, solve each system by graphing.

383.

${y<3x+1y≥−x−2{y<3x+1y≥−x−2$

384.

${x−y>−1y<13x−2{x−y>−1y<13x−2$

385.

${2x−3y<63x+4y≥12{2x−3y<63x+4y≥12$

386.

${y≤−34x+1x≥−5{y≤−34x+1x≥−5$

387.

${x+3y<5y≥−13x+6{x+3y<5y≥−13x+6$

388.

${y≥2x−5−6x+3y>−4{y≥2x−5−6x+3y>−4$

Solve Applications of Systems of Inequalities

In the following exercises, translate to a system of inequalities and solve.

389.

Roxana makes bracelets and necklaces and sells them at the farmers’ market. She sells the bracelets for $12 each and the necklaces for$18 each. At the market next weekend she will have room to display no more than 40 pieces, and she needs to sell at least $500 worth in order to earn a profit. 1. Write a system of inequalities to model this situation. 2. Graph the system. 3. Should she display 26 bracelets and 14 necklaces? 4. Should she display 39 bracelets and 1 necklace? 390. Annie has a budget of$600 to purchase paperback books and hardcover books for her classroom. She wants the number of hardcover to be at least 5 more than three times the number of paperback books. Paperback books cost $4 each and hardcover books cost$15 each.

1. Write a system of inequalities to model this situation.
2. Graph the system.
3. Can she buy 8 paperback books and 40 hardcover books?
4. Can she buy 10 paperback books and 37 hardcover books?
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