In this page ACT practice paper1 solution2 we are going to see solution of some practice questions.

**Question 5:**

Factorize 4 (a + b)² - 9

**Solution:**

To factorize this we can write the given question in the form of square.

= 4 (a + b)² - 9

= 2² (a + b)² - 3²

= [2 (a + b)]² - 3²

This looks like the formula a² - b². Expansion of a²-b²=(a + b) (a - b)

= [2 (a + b) + 3] [2 (a + b) - 3]

**Question 6:**

Find the median of the data 78,56,22,34,45,54.39,68,54,84.

**Solution:**

To find the median first we have to arrange the numbers in ascending order.Arranging the data in the ascending order we get 22,34,39,45,54,54,56,68,78,84.

Here the total number of terms (n) = 10,and even number

Median = [(n/2)th term + (n/2)+ 1 th term]/2

n = 10

= [(10/2)th term + (10/2)+ 1 th term]/2

= (5th term + 6th term]/2

need to select the numbers from the ascending order.

5th term = 54

6th term = 54

= (5th term + 6th term]/2

= (54 + 54)/2

= 108/2

= 54

Therefore the median is 54.

**Question 7:**

A person earns $ 2,400 per month. He saves 15% of his salary. How much does he save?

**Solution:**

Earning of a person = $ 2,400

Since he is saving 15% of his salary.

his saving amount = 15% of 2400

= (15/100) x 2400

= 15 x 24

= $ 360

So he is saving $ 360 per month.

**Question 8:**

Find the slope of line 3 x + 2 y - 12 = 0.

The given equation is in the form a x + b y + c = 0. Then the required formula to find the slope of the line is m = -coefficient of x/coefficient of y

From the given equation the coefficient of x is 3 and the coefficient of y is 2

m = -3/2

Therefore the required slope is -3/2.

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