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MATH1111 Quizzes

The Logarithmic Function Quiz
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This quiz tests the work covered in Lecture 3 and corresponds to Section 1.4 of the textbook Calculus: Single and Multivariable (Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, McCallum et al.).

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Be aware that it doesn’t seem to accept the written answers so you will have to check whether your answers are correct when they print the correct answer.

There are two sections of economics quiz site that would be useful, Logarithmic and Square Root Graphs and Logarithmic Functions.

The Mathematics Learning Centre has a booklet on Introduction to Exponents and Logarithms and tutors who can help you with the concepts.

There is a further useful site at http://www.ping.be/ ping1339/exp.htm which considers both logarithmic and exponential functions, as does http://www.themathpage.com/aPreCalc/logarithmic-exponential-functions.htm. There is a useful animation at http://www.analyzemath.com/logfunction/logfunction.html which shows how logarithmic functions change with different parameters.

Which of the following statements are correct? There may be more than one correct answer. (Zero or more options can be correct)
a)
e2.35 = 10.49 ln10.49 = 2.35.
b)
e2.35 = 10.49 ln2.35 = 10.49.
c)
log1017 = 1.23 101.23 = 17.
d)
log1017 = 1.23 1710 = 1.23.

There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (a) should be True.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (b) should be False.
Note that ec = x lnx = c.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (c) should be True.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (d) should be False.
Note that log10x = c 10c = x.
Correct!
  1. True
  2. False Note that ec = x lnx = c.
  3. True
  4. False Note that log10x = c 10c = x.
Consider the equation  3e2x = 5e4x.
Which of the following solve this equation? Exactly one option must be correct)
a)
e2 = 0.6.
b)
x = 0.0766.
c)
x = 0.3065.
d)
x = 1.0217.

Choice (a) is incorrect
Try again, you have not used the index laws correctly.
Choice (b) is correct!
Rearrange the equation to become e4x e2x = 3 5 = 0.6
then e4x2x = e2x = 0.6, so we take the natural log of both sides
ln(e2x) = 2x = ln0.6 x = ln0.6 2 = 0.0766.
Choice (c) is incorrect
Try again, you may have tried to solve e0.5x = 3 5.
Choice (d) is incorrect
Try again, you may have tried to solve e2x = 5 3.
Which of the following are written correctly as simpler logarithmic quantities?
There may be more than one correct answer. (Zero or more options can be correct)
a)
ln x + 1 x + 2 = ln(x + 1) + ln(x = 2).
b)
ln 3x + 1 = 1 2ln(3x + 1).
c)
ln x2x + 1 3x + 43 = lnx2 + lnx + 1 ln3x + 43.
d)
ln x2x + 1 3x + 43 = 2lnx + 1 2ln(x + 1) + 1 3ln(3x + 4).

There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (a) should be False.
Recall ln a b = lna lnb.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (b) should be True.
3x + 1 = (3x + 1)1 2 andlnab = blna.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (c) should be True.
ln a b = lna lnbandlnab = blna.
There is at least one mistake.
For example, choice (d) should be False.
Recall ln a b = lna lnb.
Correct!
  1. False Recall ln a b = lna lnb.
  2. True 3x + 1 = (3x + 1)1 2 andlnab = blna.
  3. True ln a b = lna lnbandlnab = blna.
  4. False Recall ln a b = lna lnb.
The population of a city increases at a rate which is proportional to the current population and was 2 million in 1980 and 2.5 million in 1990.
Which of the following gives the population, P (in millions), t years after 1980? Exactly one option must be correct)
a)
P(t) = 2.5e0.022t.
b)
P(t) = 2e0.022t.
c)
P(t) = 2.5e0.022t.
d)
P(t) = 2e0.022t.

Choice (a) is incorrect
Try again, you seem to have confused the initial population and the population after 10 years.
Choice (b) is incorrect
Try again, you seem to have confused the initial population and the population after 10 years in your working.
Choice (c) is incorrect
Try again, you seem to have confused the initial population and the population after 10 years.
Choice (d) is correct!
Since P increases at a rate which is proportional to the current population
P = P0ekt where P0 = 2 million, the population in 1980.
We have that 2.5 = 2e10k since the population is 2.5 million after 10 years.
Solving this for k we have e10k = 1.25 ln(e10k) = 10k = ln1.25
So k = ln1.25 10 = 0.022 and P(t) = 2e0.022t.