**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 ...

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