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Alan has a rectangular photograph that is 20 centimeters wide by 30 centimeters long. Alan wants to reduce the area of the photograph by 264 square centimeters by decreasing the width and length by the same amount. What will be the new dimensions (width by length), in centimeters?

(A)11 by 24

(B) 12 by 22

(C) 12 by 28

(D) 14 by 24

(E) 16 by 21

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In the triangle below, the lengths of the two given sides are measured in centimeters. What is the value, in centimeters, of x?

(A) 9 sin 40° (B) 9 sin 50° (C) 9 cos 50° (D) 9 tan 40° (E) 9 tan 50°

Correct Answer: B

If a board 9 feet 6 inches in length is cut into 2 equal parts, what will be the length of each part?

(A)3 feet 8 inches (B) 4 feet 5 inches (C) 4 feet 8 inches (D) 4 feet 9 inches (E) 5 feet 2 inches

Correct Answer: D

A parabola with vertex (-3,-2) and axis of symmetry y = -2 crosses the y-axis at (0, -2 + 3). At what other point does the parabola cross the y-axis?

(A)No other point (B) (0,2 + 3) (C) (0,2 - 3) (D) (0,-2 - 3) (E) Cannot be determined from the given information

Correct Answer: D

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