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College algebra covers a range of topics like linear equations, quadratic equations, matrices, logarithms and polynomials. It is preferred that college level students have a sound understanding of algebra 1 and algebra 2. But even the best of us stumble at times, so there is no reason to let your apprehensions about algebra close that path for you. Help is available to all who ask and its much closer than you think. Free online college algebra solvers are readily available and cover all the topics that are covered in college algebra courses. Starting with basic refresher lessons and moving on to more advanced topics, free college algebra solvers have proven to be a great help to college students everywhere.

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Solved Examples

Question 1: The sum of the square of the two consecutive positive even integers is 164. Find the integers.
Solution:
Let two consecutive even integers, x and x + 2

Step 1:

sum of the square of the two consecutive positive even integers = 164

=> $x^2$ + $(x + 2)^2$ = 164

=> $x^2$ + $x^2$ + $2^2$ + 2 * $x$ * 2 = 164

=> 2$x^2$ + 4 + 4x = 164

=> 2$x^2$ + 4x = 164 - 4

=> 2$x^2$ + 4x = 160

=> 2$x^2$ + 4x - 160 = 0

which is quadratic equation

Step 2:

Solve for x, 2$x^2$ + 4x - 160 = 0

=> 2$x^2$ + 20x - 16x - 160 = 0

=> 2x(x + 10) - 16(x + 10) = 0

=> (2x - 16)(x + 10) = 0

Step 3:

either 2x - 16 = 0   or    x + 10 = 0

=> 2x = 16     or    x = - 10

Since integers are consecutive positive, so neglect x = -10

=> 2x = 16

=> x = 8, first integer

and second integer = 8 + 2 = 10

Hence consecutive positive integer are, 8 and 10. answer

 

Question 2: Simplify the expression
$\frac{4i}{5 - i}$ * $\frac{3 - i}{5 + i}$
Solution:
Given $\frac{4i}{5 - i}$ * $\frac{3 - i}{5 + i}$

Step 1:
Multiply numerators and denominators of both the fractions

=> $\frac{4i}{5 - i}$ * $\frac{3 - i}{5 + i}$ = $\frac{(4i)(3 - i)}{(5 - i)(5 + i)}$

= $\frac{4i * 3 - 4i * i}{5^2 - i ^2}$

= $\frac{12 i - 4 i^2}{25 + 1}$

[(a - ib)(a + ib) = $a^2$ + $b^2$]

= $\frac{12 i + 4}{26}$

[$i^2$ = - 1]
Step 2:

Reduce the fraction

=> $\frac{12 i + 4}{26}$ = $\frac{2(6 i + 2)}{2 * 13}$

= $\frac{6 i + 2}{13}$

or $\frac{ 2 + 6i}{13}$

=> $\frac{4i}{5 - i}$ * $\frac{3 - i}{5 + i}$ = $\frac{2 + 6i}{13}$
 

Question 3: The ratio of land and water area in the earth is 1 : 2. In the northern hemisphere this ratio is 2 : 3. Find the land and water area in the southern hemisphere.

Solution:
Let the area of each hemisphere be x.

Therefore total area of the earth is 2x.

Area of land in the northern hemisphere = $\frac{2}{2 + 3}$ * x = $\frac{2}{5}$x

and area of water in northern hemisphere = $\frac{3}{2 + 3}$ * x = $\frac{3}{5}$x

Area of land in the whole earth = $\frac{1}{1+2}$ 2x = $\frac{2}{3}$x

and area of water in the whole earth = $\frac{2}{1+2}$ * 2x = $\frac{4}{3}$x

Therefore area of land in the southern hemisphere = $\frac{2x}{3} - \frac{2x}{5} = \frac{4x}{15}$

and area of water in the southern hemisphere = $\frac{4x}{3} - \frac{3x}{5} = \frac{11x}{15}$

Thus the ratio of land and area of water in the southern hemisphere = $\frac{4x}{15}$ : $\frac{11x}{15}$ = 4 : 11.