Polynomials and Radicals
There are certain algebraic skills from previous courses
that will be used repeatedly in this
course as new concepts are explored. A review of some topics can be found in
Appendix A of
the text. If you need a refresher for the problems in this assignment, refer to
Appendix
sections:
• A1: Evaluate expressions and Order of Operations
• A2: Pythagorean Theorem
• A3: Polynomial Operations
• A4: Factoring
• A7: Radicals and Roots
Complete the following problems on a separate sheet of paper. Demonstrate
your
understanding of the processes involved by showing all work
Evaluate
Simplify
Factor completely
Hint: use grouping
Solve
20. How long is a wire that reaches from the top of a
17ft pole to a point on the ground 8 ft
from the bottom of the pole?
