**Final Examination**

**A. Fill in the Blanks**

In Problems 1–20, fill in the blanks.

**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 the inequality 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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