# June 2010 Integrated Algebra Regents Part IV

37. Express in simplest form:

start

multiply by the reciprocal

factor each expression

rewrite as one fraction

reduce

38. See photo.

I would recommend creating a table to show how many students in each interval:

Interval | frequency |

41 – 50 | 2 |

51 – 60 | 3 |

61 – 70 | 5 |

71 – 80 | 8 |

81 – 90 | 6 |

91 – 100 | 6 |

Number of students? 30. Could have read that from the original cumulative frequency histogram.

Higher than 70? 8+6+6 = 20

Median? That’s the 15th/16th students (from top or bottom, same person). Has to be sitting in the 71 – 80 interval (12 above, 10 below)

Same frequency? 81-90 and 91-100 both have 6.

39. On the set of axes below, solve the following system of equations graphically for all values of x and y.

I’ll describe the graphs, but I don’t know how to show the result.

The second graph is a line, slope is negative 2, passes through (0,4). Toss (1,2) and (2,0) on the graph, use a straightedge to connect them and extend to the edges of the graphing area provided.

The first graph is a downward-opening parabola. I have 4 points to start with: (0,12) (easy), (-6,0) and (2,0) (solutions) and (-2,16) (vertex). Throw in (-4,12) (from symmetry) and connect the five points. Should look ok.

We’ve got (2,0) as the first intersection. Check it if you like (good idea, even though they didn’t ask you, but we already know it works in both equations). And it looks like (-4,12) is the second point. We know it works in the parabola. Good idea to check in the line (yup, it’s good).

Circle the intersection points (I would)

Write: “The solutions are x = 2, y = 0 and x = -4, y = 12” or “… are (2,0) and (-4,12)

For the cummalative frequency graph, what I you got parts b and c wrong?

Would you lose a -2 or a-1?

lose 2

Thanks dude, and according to jd’s answers, I have a 77/87=90.. But I’m waiting for the states but thanks so much jd, I realized the stupid stuff I did!

Same here :P

I had a 99 average in algebra and got a 92 on this exam. I stupidly messed up Part B of the Histogram, the quadrant question, the distance question (probably the worst mistake I’ve ever made on a test), and the dreaded #30.

I am going to stare down Geometry questions next year until my eyes are burning from it!!!

Yea dude, I’m a 98 in algebra, so it was the #30, distance, area I forgot to half the actual circle

(I only halved the radius);#23 and the stupid frequency histogram parts b and c…that’s a total of -10; 4 MC and -2 on part 4.

STUPID MISTAKES!!

thank you

i got like two mult choice wrong and mayb two points off on the rest

If I got two wrong on the mutliple choice and got the rest of the exam correct what would be my score. Would a curve apply (negative or positive)?

Two multiple choice would be four points off, so that’s a 95 this time around.

Raw Score 83. Scaled Score 95.

Nice job presenting the test. I hope your students (and the Googling visitors) appreciate the work you put into this.

I barely had a chance to look over the test, and I didn’t take a copy home with me because the test was still going on when I left, after a day of grading Geometry tests that still aren’t totally graded and double-checked.

I appreciate that, thank you. For better or for worse, my voice comes through the explanations… there may be students out there who find it easy to follow.

I am in a fortunate (Regents grading) position – we finished geometry lightening fast, and are poised to attack this one bright and early tomorrow. I just want to be done, so I can take care of my other (scheduling) responsibilities, which are now looming large.

I might come back to A2T parts 2/3/4 later in the week, before the conversion is out. I don’t think I have much to say about Geometry, besides the question that punishes students for not using the calculator… and how simple the proof was.

if i got a 67 raw score what is that please answer

67 raw score = 84

Well, for number 38, the chart frequency thing, for part c and d i put this:

C-41-80

D: 41-90 and 41-100

Since i put liek the ending write but not in ten point intervals, how many points will i lose, 1 or 2? Thanks. BTW i got 4 wrong on multiple choice, and not sure bout this, depends on this part.

If you get a 75 raw score whats that?

is there a different scoring key if your a year ahead?

Im in eigth grade.

The conversion chart remains the same.

A 75/87 = 88

Considering you’re in 8th grade, nice work! :)

There’s no different scoring key, though your school might weight the class a little more. Good luck. :o

86 here (I’m an 8th grader too, o well) =P

I just took the Earth Sci today… does anyone have the answers to that? XD

JD, just wondering, how do you get the HTML for the expressions? What codes did you use to, say, get the rational expression from #37 into the post? Thanks. :)

WordPress, the host of this blog, supports LaTeX, a powerful typesetting program.

I’ll give some examples, formatted, and then I will show the code. Remove the #s to make them work:

It can do fractions:

— I typed $#latex \frac{3}{x}$

It can do exponents:

— I typed $#latex e^t + e^{2x} + e^{\frac{1}{y}}$

It can do roots:

— I typed $#latex \sqrt{n}$

Subscripts:

— I typed $#latex F_n = F_{n-1} + F_{n-2}$

You can use LaTeX in the comments here. And you can google it and find lots more about using it to control formatting (mathematical and otherwise)

att anonymous asking about the html

if you put your mouse pointer over the expression he put in the entry, a bubble comes up and says what he wrote for the html expression (at least on mine)

What browser do you use?

to make the code the code execute, precede it with Slatex, but type a $, not an S, and end it with a $.

Thanks :)

THIS IS A TEST.

$\frac{1}{3} \$

Hmmm, it didn’t work. :| I wonder what I’m doing wrong…

You need to start with Slatex, not just S

(of course converting the S to a dollar sign)

And you have a stray \

The \ introduces “frac”, it does not end it. The syntax is \frac{num}{den}.

Oh I see!

$#latex \frac{1}{3}$

Well, no…

$#latex \frac{3}{x}$

Almost there, just delete the # (and do not leave a space)

$latex\frac{1}{3}$

that is soo uncool how our teacher never taught how to graph or anything like that on the calculator. all we learned on the cal was trig things sine and cos and tan thats all.

Thank you all for anwering questions and thanks jd for putting all these stuff up now i have a clue of what i might get ( i didn’t do so well :(

For question 38, for part c and d, if you put 41-80 for c and 41-90, 41-100 for d, will they take off two points or one, only thing is i didn’t make it a ten point interval

For question 38, for part c and d, if you put 41-80 for c and 41-90, 41-100 for d, will they take off two points or one, only thing is i didn’t make it a ten point interval?

\frac{(x+8)}{3}

$latex\frac{(x+8)}{3}$

I am an 8th grader who just took the Algebra Regents. I had a 100 average all year, and then only got a 93 on the Regents. I am flipping out!!!!!! I feel better that others missed the Part 2 Histogram question. Thanks for showing how to do it. I am so mad I got that wrong!

what would my grade be if i only got part c and d wrng on the histogramm?

2 pts out of a possible 4

Just testing my Slatex.

I fixed it by adding a space after the x in “latex”

wow you would delete my comment

Yay! :)

I think I got it now. Thanks so much JD! :)

$latex\sqrt{9x^2}$

Does anyone know when jmap.org is going to post the exam? I want to see the rating guide. I’m curious about how the short answers were graded. Thanks! :)