### All GRE Subject Test: Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Imaginary Roots Of Negative Numbers

Evaluate:

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**Correct answer:**

We can set in the cube of a binomial pattern:

### Example Question #2 : Imaginary Roots Of Negative Numbers

Simplify the following product:

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**Correct answer:**

Multiply these complex numbers out in the typical way:

and recall that by definition. Then, grouping like terms we get

which is our final answer.

### Example Question #3 : Imaginary Roots Of Negative Numbers

Simplify:

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**Correct answer:**

Start by using FOIL. Which means to multiply the first terms together then the outer terms followed by the inner terms and lastly, the last terms.

Remember that , so .

Substitute in for

### Example Question #4 : Imaginary Roots Of Negative Numbers

Simplify:

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**Correct answer:**

Start by using FOIL. Which means to multiply the first terms together then the outer terms followed by the inner terms and lastly, the last terms.

Remember that , so .

Substitute in for

### Example Question #5 : Imaginary Roots Of Negative Numbers

Simplify:

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**Correct answer:**

Start by using FOIL. Which means to multiply the first terms together then the outer terms followed by the inner terms and lastly, the last terms.

Remember that , so .

Substitute in for

### Example Question #6 : Imaginary Roots Of Negative Numbers

Solve for and :

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**Correct answer:**

Remember that

So the powers of are cyclic.* *This means that when we try to figure out the value of an exponent of , we can ignore all the powers that are multiples of because they end up multiplying the end result by , and therefore do nothing.

This means that

Now, remembering the relationships of the exponents of , we can simplify this to:

Because the elements on the left and right have to correspond (no mixing and matching!), we get the relationships:

No matter how you solve it, you get the values , .

### Example Question #7 : Imaginary Roots Of Negative Numbers

Simplify:

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None of the Above

**Correct answer:**

Step 1: Split the into .

Step 2: Recall that , so let's replace it.

We now have: .

Step 3: Simplify . To do this, we look at the number on the inside.

.

Step 4: Take the factorization of and take out any pairs of numbers. For any pair of numbers that we find, we only take of the numbers out.

We have a pair of , so a is outside the radical.

We have another pair of , so one more three is put outside the radical.

We need to multiply everything that we bring outside:

Step 5: The goes with the 9...

Step 6: The last after taking out pairs gets put back into a square root and is written right after the

It will look something like this:

### Example Question #8 : Imaginary Roots Of Negative Numbers

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**Correct answer:**

There are two ways to simplify this problem:

Method 1:

Method 2:

### Example Question #9 : Imaginary Roots Of Negative Numbers

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### Example Question #10 : Imaginary Roots Of Negative Numbers

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