Overview of the Final Exam
The final exam is comprehensive. It has 20 questions and a 2 hour time limit.
Each question is worth 15 points, so the maximum score is 300 points. You will
need a calculator for a couple of the problems. You are allowed to start up
Excel during the exam, if you want.
Details about how to take the Final Exam are given in the Exam Policies document.
Note that the deadlines this week are on Friday afternoon at 5:00pm when the Labs are closed.
- Appendix A: Concentrate on polynomials, rules of exponents, formula
for solving quadratic equations
- Chapter 1: Review everything we covered
- Chapter 2: Review everything we covered
- Chapter 3: Review everything we covered
- Chapter 4: You can skip the graphical method, substitution method
and elimination method. Concentrate on the augmented matrix method (including
how to recognize no solution or infinitely many solutions), and working with
- Chapters 5, 6: You can skip finding the regions and the graphical method.
Concentrate on the Simplex method for maximum problems, and converting
to the dual problem for minimum problems. There will be no complete problem
on the exam, only individual pieces (setting up, finding the pivot, doing
the pivoting, reading off the solution). No word problem, either.
- Chapters 7, 8
: No questions about definitions. All the questions are about counting
things or computing probabilities or expected values.
- Chapter 11
: Same as chapters 7, 8. Practice computing the mean, median, standard deviation.
Review the Exam Policies if necessary, and take the
Final Exam . You get three tries. Don't waste them. The exam has a time limit
of two hours.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015