Final ExaminationAnswers to all these questions are found in the *Student Resource Manual*.

Try to answer the following questions without referring back to the text.

In Problems 1–14, fill in the blank.

**1.** Completing the square in *x* for 2*x*^{2} + 6*x* + 5 gives______.

**2.** In the binomial expansion of (1 − 2*x*)^{3} the coefficient of *x*^{2} is______.

**3.** In interval notation, the solution set of is______.

**4.** If *a* − 3 is a negative number, then | *a* − 3 | = ______.

**5.** If | 5*x* | = 80, then *x* = ______.

**6.** If (*a*, *b*) is a point in the third quadrant, then (− *a*, *b*) is a point in the______ quadrant.

**7.** The point (1, 7) is on a graph in the Cartesian plane. Give the coordinates ...

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