Name:    Chapter 5 Pre Test

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1.

Use the rules of exponents to simplify the expression below.

 a. b. c. d. e.

2.

Use the rules of exponents to simplify the expression using only positive exponents. Assume that no variable is zero.
 a. b. 1 c. d. e.

3.

Rewrite the expression using only positive exponents, and simplify. Assume that any variables in the expression are nonzero.

 a. b. c. d. e.

4.

Evaluate the expression when and .
 a. b. c. d. e.

5.

Write the polynomial in standard form. Find the leading coefficient of the polynomial.

6.

Which of the following polynomials is a binomial of degree 3?
 a. b. c. d. e.

7.

Find the difference .
 a. b. c. d. e.

8.

Find the difference of the polynomials.

 a. b. c. d. e.

9.

Find the difference .
 a. b. c. d. 0 e. –6

10.

Subtract .
 a. b. c. d. e.

11.

Perform the indicated operations and simplify.

 a. b. c. d. e.

12.

Multiply:
 a. b. c. d. e.

13.

Multiply and simplify.
 a. b. c. d. e.

14.

Multiply and simplify.
 a. b. c. d. e.

15.

Multiply and simplify.
 a. b. c. d. e.

16.

Multiply and simplify.
 a. b. c. d. e.

17.

Use a special product pattern to find the product .
 a. b. c. d. e.

18.

Divide by .
 a. b. c. d. e.

19.

Completely factor the polynomial given one of its factors is .
 a. b. c. d. e.

20.

Find the constant c of the expression such that the denominator divides evenly into the numerator.
 a. b. c. d. e.