Show your work. Full credit may not be given for an answer alone. 
Simplification is unnecessary unless specifically requested. So an answer which is (sqrt{3}+7)^{2} can be left that way instead of writing 52+14*sqrt{3} or the approximation 76.2487. The decimal number given is an approximation, and if an exact answer is requested, the approximation may be penalized. Sometimes in this exam values of certain functions (such as exp, ln, and trig functions) are supposed to be "simplified". This occurs in problems 9b), 12b), 13 and 15a). In each case, the problem statements specifically request such answers.
Other methods than are given in the "official" answers may certainly be valid strategies for these problems. The answers presented are not supposed to represent the only correct way. Valid solutions of any type will be graded in a manner similar to what is described below.
2. (12 POINTS)
a) 6 POINTS: 3 POINTS for writing correct conditions connecting A and B
with numbers (take 2 POINTS off for the first mistake in an equation),
and 3 POINTS for solving the system of equations written by the
student correctly.
b) 6 POINTS: the graph should be continuous, otherwise 2 POINTS. 2 POINTS
for the general shape (how it {in/de}creases: 1 POINT off for each error in
this behavior). If not the graph of a function (that is, it is not
"singlevalued"), 2 POINTS.
3. (8 POINTS)
a) 3 POINTS for correct algebraic manipulation, and 1 POINT for the answer.
b) 3 POINTS for algebraic analysis (e.g., dividing top and bottom by
x^{3}, or writing that the dominant terms top and bottom are the
x^{3} terms), and 1 POINT for the answer.
4. (12 POINTS)
4 POINTS for each asymptote.
2 POINTS for each answer which should be a correct equation (if the
equation should be "x= 17", then "17" alone loses 1 POINT), and 2
POINTS for showing SOME WORK. In this problem, calculator evidence,
since it is not specifically ruled out, is acceptable. But note again
the cover page's declaration: "An answer alone may not get full
credit."
5. (16 POINTS)
2 POINTS for writing a correct equation connecting X and Y. 3 POINTS
for correctly differentiating this equation or a related one (after
all, the equation can be "solved" for Y as a function of X with little
difficulty). 1 POINT for finding the correct value of Y for the given
value of X. 2 POINTS for finding the correct value of y´ "at this
time". The answer need not be simplified. 2 POINTS for writing a
correct equation relating theta to some of the variables X and Y. 3
POINTS for correctly differentiating it. 1 POINT for finding the
correct value of theta. The answer can be in degrees or radians. 2
POINTS for finding the correct value of theta´ "at this
time". The answer need not be simplified.
6. (12 POINTS) The curve sketched should be the graph of a function whose domain is all x except c (1 POINT). The curve should have asymptote +infinity as x approaches c^{} and asymptote infinity as x approaches c^{+} (2 POINTS). The curve should cross the xaxis in the appropriate 3 places (3 POINTS). It should have the correct asymptotic behavior as x approaches infinity and as x approaches +infinity (2 POINTS). Finally, the behavior in the intervals between critical numbers and asymptotic values should be appropriate (4 POINTS), which includes indication of max/min of f´ (the inflection points of f).
7. (10 POINTS)
2 POINTS for the statement of the definition of f´(x)
(leaving out "lim" in the definition loses 1 POINT). 8 POINTS for
successfully manipulating the difference quotient and getting the
derivative, but 0 POINTS for a correct answer which is not supported
by algebra. As to the other 8 POINTS: 3 POINTS for validly replacing
the definition by the specific function given, and 3 POINTS for doing
valid algebra on it, and 2 POINTS for taking the limit
correctly. POINTS to be taken off as described in the general comments
for arithmetic errors, with more taken off for algebraic errors.
8. (14 POINTS)
Parts a) and b) are each worth 4 POINTS. In each of these parts, 1
POINT for a minor error, and 2 POINTS for misuse of the
chain/product/quotient rules. The last includes incorrect
cancellations or combinations in and out of functions.
c) 6 POINTS (2 POINTS for successfully solving the differentiated
equation for the derivative, 2 POINTS each for misuse of the product
rule or chain rule). It is still possible to get 2 POINTS by solving
for y´, though, even with a "broken" equation.
9. (13 POINTS)
a) 6 POINTS: 3 POINTS for computing the function value, and 3 POINTS
for computing the value of the derivative. Arithmetic errors lose a
point each, as in the general directions.
b) 7 POINTS: writing a correct and appropriate version of the chain
rule is 5 POINTS, and getting the correct numerical answer is 2
POINTS.
10. (14 POINTS)
The graph drawn should be a graph of a continuous, smooth function (2
POINTS). The inflection points and extrema should be correctly
indicated (5 POINTS). The {in/de}creasing behavior should be correct
(3 POINTS). The concavity should be correct (4 POINTS).
11. (8 POINTS)
The answers are worth 1 POINT each and need not be simplified. The
justification is worth 6 POINTS: a computation of f´, some
discussion of its sign, and the relevance of this to the conclusion
must be given. Alternatively, the student could assert explicitly that
there is no critical number within the interval, and that therefore
extreme values must occur at the endpoints.
12. (12 POINTS)
a) 4 POINTS for getting the correct derivative.
b) 8 POINTS: 4 POINTS for using the Fundamental Theorem correctly:
basically realizing the connection between the result of a) and
this. 4 POINTS for evaluating correctly and completely. 1 POINT for
not correctly evaluating the exponential function each time.
13. (8 POINTS)
2 POINTS for the first correct antiderivative and 2 POINTS for
evaluating the first constant of integration correctly. 2 POINTS for
the second correct antiderivative and 2 POINTS for evaluating the
second constant of integration correctly. 1 POINT (up to 2 POINTS)
for not evaluating the trig functions correctly each time.
14. (20 POINTS)
a) 4 POINTS for the sketch. The parabola should open down and
intersect the xaxis correctly. The horizontal line should intersect
the parabola correctly.
b) 16 POINTS: Undoubtedly there will be many approaches to this part
of the problem. One way to do the problem is to realize it is the
difference between the area of a region with a curved boundary with
sides the xaxis and two vertical lines and a rectangular region. 12
POINTS for finding the area of the region with the curved boundary,
and 4 points for subtracting off the correct rectangular area.
15. (16 POINTS)
a) 8 POINTS: 5 POINTS for the correct antiderivative and then
3 POINTS for the correct answer.
b) 8 POINTS: 1 POINT if no "+ C" with an otherwise correct answer. If
something blatantly horrid is written (e.g., integration as a
multiplicative operation), 0 POINTS. 2 POINTS for each error of a
multiplicative constant.
16. (10 POINTS)
a) 4 POINTS. The answer need not be computed entirely, but values of R
should be inserted, otherwise 2 POINTS.
b) 4 POINTS for the answer: 2 POINTS if there is a difference of areas
(as there should be), and 2 POINTS for writing the correct answer
numerically. The answer doesn't need to be simplified.
c) 2 POINTS for the answer alone but just 1 POINT if the function
value is NOT evaluated: e.g., R(the correct number).
The grades ranged from 0 to 198, with a median grade of 103 and a mean grade of 104.54. The standard deviation was 45.34. A recommended translation from numerical final exam grade to letter final exam grade along with the percentage of the students who got these grades is as follows:
Numerical score  Letter grade equivalent 
Percentage of all grades 

Low #  High #  
0  74  F  29.7 
75  89  D  10.5 
90  109  C  14.4 
110  129  C+  12.2 
130  144  B  9.9 
145  159  B+  9.4 
160  200  A  13.9 
There were several versions of the final exam.