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A2a3 3 a6 1 (ᎏ12ᎏ)2 131. (ᎏ4ᎏ)2 − (ᎏ4ᎏ)2 4x = 64 132. 4 x 212 = 8x 133. 3 x a<0 134. a 2 a9 y = 5x x is a positive integer. 135. 5x + 1 5y x>0 136. 2x2 + 5x + 4 (2x + 4)(x + 1) 137. x2 − 4x − 21 = 0 sum of the roots 138. product of the roots The prom committee orders an arch for the entrance to the dance ﬂoor. 1x2 where y is the height of the arch, in feet. maximum arch height 10 feet 27 501 Quantitative Comparison Questions Column A Column B x<0 139. x2 + 7 x(x + 7) x>0 140. (x + 3)2 x2 + 9 y = x2 + 6x + 9 141.

5, then quantity A is larger. If x = 1, then both quantities are equal (both 1). If x > 1, for example 3, then quantity B is larger. 21. b. Use the order of operations to simplify. 5 = quantity B 15 22. c. 10 = 10%. The percentage of people in the theater that are children is 10%. 23. c. 75% to a decimal by moving the decimal point two places to the left. 0075. 24. b. Use the equation 5x + 3x = 96 and solve for x. 5x + 3x = 96 8x = 96 8x ᎏ8ᎏ = ᎏ986ᎏ x = 12 5x of the animals are dogs. Since x = 12, 5x = 60.

Set up the complex fractions and then divide. Quantity A is x ᎏyᎏ y ᎏxᎏ = ᎏ1ᎏ 4 ᎏ ᎏ1ᎏ 5 = ᎏ14ᎏ ÷ ᎏ15ᎏ = ᎏ14ᎏ × ᎏ51ᎏ = ᎏ54ᎏ, so Quantity A is ᎏ54ᎏ; Quantity B is = ᎏ1ᎏ 5 ᎏ ᎏ1ᎏ 4 = ᎏ15ᎏ ÷ ᎏ14ᎏ = ᎏ15ᎏ × ᎏ41ᎏ = ᎏ45ᎏ, so Quantity B is ᎏ45ᎏ. Since quantity A is greater than 1 and quantity B is less than 1, quantity A is greater. 24 2 Algebra In this chapter, the following math concepts will be the subject of the 125 algebra-based quantitative comparison questions: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Applications Coordinate Geometry Inequalities Operations with Algebraic Expressions Rules of Exponents Solving Linear Equations Solving Quadratic Equations in One Variable Translating Words into Algebraic Expressions Some important guidelines: Numbers: All numbers used are real numbers.