**The MMPT
**

The MMPT is a test used at MU to:

• place students who score

• place students who score

• place students who score

• place students who score

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• offer any student who scores

education requirement.

The MMPT is a 60-minute timed test, which consists of 40 multiple-choice questions, all

equally weighted. The maximum possible score is 40.

**MMPT OBJECTIVES
Hierarchy of Operations
**

Be able to:

• apply the proper order of operations when evaluating an arithmetic expression

• apply the proper order of operations when working with algebraic expressions.

Be able to factor polynomials over the integers:

1. By factoring the GCF

2. By regrouping of the terms

3. By applying the basic identities:

**Rational Expressions
**

Be able to:

• Simplify, multiply, divide, add and subtract rational expressions

• Simplify complex fractions.

Be able to:

• apply the laws of exponents to simplify, multiply and divide expressions involving integer and/or

rational exponents

• evaluate numbers raised to rational exponents and resulting in a rational number

• write in radical form expressions containing rational exponents and simplify the answer.

• write in exponent form a radical expression and simplify the answer.

• apply the laws of radicals to simplify, add, subtract, multiply and divide radical expressions

• rationalize numerators or denominators.

Be able to solve:

• linear equations

• quadratic equations by factoring

• quadratic equations over the complex numbers using the quadratic formula

• polynomial equations over the complex numbers by factoring

• rational equations

• absolute value equations

• equations in quadratic form

• equations that involve radicals

• exponential equations

• logarithmic equations

• literal equations

• systems of equations in two variables

• trigonometric equations

Be able to solve:

• linear inequalities in one variable

• compound inequalities

• absolute value inequalities

• quadratic inequalities

• easily factorable polynomial inequalities

• rational inequalities

Be able to:

• tell whether a given relation is also a function

• given a function f (x) , evaluate f (a) for some given value a

• given a function f (x) , simplify the expression:

• find the domain and the range of a given relation or function

• tell whether a function is even, odd or neither

• perform operations with functions (addition, subtraction,
multiplication, division & composition

of functions) stating the domain of definition of the resulting function

• find the inverse of a given function

• Apply rigid & /or non-rigid transformations on the basic functions
;

to graph related functions, or given the
graph of functions obtained

through transformations of those basic functions, determine their equation.

**Midpoint, Distance & Equations of Circles
**

Given the coordinates of two points A & B , be able to:

• determine the coordinates of the midpoint M of the segment

• determine the distance from A to B

Be able to:

• find an equation of the circle given its center and radius

• given the equation of a circle determine its center and radius

• solve problems related to midpoint, distance and equations of circles.

Be able to:

• find the slope of the line through two given points

• find the equation of a line given some of its properties or characteristics

• determine whether two lines are parallel, perpendicular, or neither

• find the equation of a line parallel or perpendicular to a given line

• find the coordinates of the point of intersection of two given lines

• find the equation and the slope (if any) of vertical or horizontal lines

• determine the x - & y - intercepts of a line, given it equation.

Be able to:

• determine the coordinates of the x - & y - intercepts of a quadratic function.

• express a quadratic function f = xax

• determine the concavity of a quadratic function

• determine the coordinates of the vertex (the max or min) of a quadratic function

• determine the maximum or minimum value of a quadratic function

• determine the domain and the range of a quadratic function

• apply ones knowledge of the role that the sign of ‘a’, 'b

parabola y = ax

• match the graph of quadratic functions with their equation.

Be able to:

• graph a given piecewise defined function.

• match the graph of a piecewise-defined function with its equation.

Be able to:

• determine the end-behavior of a given polynomial function

• find the y-intercept and the x -intercepts of polynomial functions that factor easily over the

integers

• find the multiplicity of the real zeros of a polynomial function

• match the graph of polynomial functions with their equations

• apply the factor theorems and the remainder theorem in problem solving.

Be able to:

• do a long division of a polynomial by a polynomial

• determine the horizontal and vertical asymptotes of rational functions

• determine the y - & x - intercepts of rational functions, if any

• match the graph of rational functions with their equation.

Be able to:

• determine the equation of the horizontal asymptote of such functions

• determine the y - & x -intercept(s) of such functions

• match the graph of such functions with their equation.

Be able to:

• express a logarithmic form into exponential form and an exponential form into logarithmic form.

• match the graph of logarithmic functions of the form: with their

equation.

• determine the equation of the vertical asymptote of such functions

• determine the x - & y -intercepts of such functions

• match the graph of such functions with their equations.

• apply the properties of logarithms to evaluate or simplify logarithmic expressions

**Translate from Degrees into Radians (or π-radians)
and from Radians into Degrees
Trig Ratios of the Special Angles (0°, 30°, 60°, 90°)**

Be able to:

• determine the trig ratio of angles that can be deduced from those of the special angles (0°, 30°,

60°, 90°).

• determine the inverse trig value of certain numbers such as: , etc.

Be able to:

• determine all the other five trig ratios of an angle, given the value of one of its trig ratios and the

quadrant in which the terminal side of the angle lies.

• Given one of the trig ratios of an angle x determine the trig ratios of the angles: – x, (π, − x) or

• Use the sum, difference, half-angle and double-angle formulas to determine the trig ratios of other

angles.

Be able to:

• solve a right triangle given some of the sides or angles.

• apply the law of sines and the law of cosines to solve oblique triangles.

Be able to:

Match trig functions or inverse trig functions of the form given below with their graph.

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