# 1.6 Inverse functions  (Page 8/10)

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$f\left(x\right)=-3x+5$

one-to-one

$f\left(x\right)=|x-3|$

For the following exercises, use the vertical line test to determine if the relation whose graph is provided is a function.

function

function

For the following exercises, graph the functions.

$f\left(x\right)=|x+1|$

$f\left(x\right)={x}^{2}-2$

For the following exercises, use [link] to approximate the values.

$f\left(2\right)$

$f\left(-2\right)$

$2$

If $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}f\left(x\right)=-2,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ then solve for $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}x.$

If $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}f\left(x\right)=1,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ then solve for $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}x.$

or

For the following exercises, use the function $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}h\left(t\right)=-16{t}^{2}+80t\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ to find the values.

$\frac{h\left(2\right)-h\left(1\right)}{2-1}$

$\frac{h\left(a\right)-h\left(1\right)}{a-1}$

$\frac{-64+80a-16{a}^{2}}{-1+a}=-16a+64$

## Domain and Range

For the following exercises, find the domain of each function, expressing answers using interval notation.

$f\left(x\right)=\frac{2}{3x+2}$

$f\left(x\right)=\frac{x-3}{{x}^{2}-4x-12}$

$\left(-\infty ,-2\right)\cup \left(-2,6\right)\cup \left(6,\infty \right)$

$f\left(x\right)=\frac{\sqrt{x-6}}{\sqrt{x-4}}$

Graph this piecewise function:

## Rates of Change and Behavior of Graphs

For the following exercises, find the average rate of change of the functions from

$f\left(x\right)=4x-3$

$f\left(x\right)=10{x}^{2}+x$

$31$

$f\left(x\right)=-\frac{2}{{x}^{2}}$

For the following exercises, use the graphs to determine the intervals on which the functions are increasing, decreasing, or constant.

increasing $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(2,\infty \right);\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ decreasing $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(-\infty ,2\right)$

increasing $\text{}\left(-3,1\right);\text{}$ constant $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(-\infty ,-3\right)\cup \left(1,\infty \right)$

Find the local minimum of the function graphed in [link] .

Find the local extrema for the function graphed in [link] .

local minimum $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(-2,-3\right);\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ local maximum $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(1,3\right)$

For the graph in [link] , the domain of the function is $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left[-3,3\right].$ The range is $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left[-10,10\right].\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ Find the absolute minimum of the function on this interval.

Find the absolute maximum of the function graphed in [link] .

$\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(-1.8,10\right)\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$

## Composition of Functions

For the following exercises, find $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(f\circ g\right)\left(x\right)\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ and $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(g\circ f\right)\left(x\right)\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ for each pair of functions.

$f\left(x\right)=4-x,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}g\left(x\right)=-4x$

$f\left(x\right)=3x+2,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}g\left(x\right)=5-6x$

$\left(f\circ g\right)\left(x\right)=17-18x;\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(g\circ f\right)\left(x\right)=-7-18x$

$f\left(x\right)={x}^{2}+2x,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}g\left(x\right)=5x+1$

$\left(f\circ g\right)\left(x\right)=\sqrt{\frac{1}{x}+2};\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(g\circ f\right)\left(x\right)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{x+2}}$

For the following exercises, find $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(f\circ g\right)\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ and the domain for $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\left(f\circ g\right)\left(x\right)\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ for each pair of functions.

$\left(f\circ g\right)\left(x\right)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{x}},\text{\hspace{0.17em}}x>0$

For the following exercises, express each function $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}H\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ as a composition of two functions $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}f\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ and $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}g\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ where $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}H\left(x\right)=\left(f\circ g\right)\left(x\right).$

$H\left(x\right)=\sqrt{\frac{2x-1}{3x+4}}$

sample: $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}g\left(x\right)=\frac{2x-1}{3x+4};\text{\hspace{0.17em}}f\left(x\right)=\sqrt{x}$

$H\left(x\right)=\frac{1}{{\left(3{x}^{2}-4\right)}^{-3}}$

## Transformation of Functions

For the following exercises, sketch a graph of the given function.

$f\left(x\right)={\left(x-3\right)}^{2}$

$f\left(x\right)={\left(x+4\right)}^{3}$

$f\left(x\right)=\sqrt{x}+5$

$f\left(x\right)=-{x}^{3}$

$f\left(x\right)=\sqrt[3]{-x}$

$f\left(x\right)=5\sqrt{-x}-4$

$f\left(x\right)=4\left[|x-2|-6\right]$

$f\left(x\right)=-{\left(x+2\right)}^{2}-1$

For the following exercises, sketch the graph of the function $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}g\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ if the graph of the function $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}f\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ is shown in [link] .

$g\left(x\right)=f\left(x-1\right)$

$g\left(x\right)=3f\left(x\right)$

For the following exercises, write the equation for the standard function represented by each of the graphs below.

$f\left(x\right)=|x-3|$

For the following exercises, determine whether each function below is even, odd, or neither.

$f\left(x\right)=3{x}^{4}$

even

$g\left(x\right)=\sqrt{x}$

$h\left(x\right)=\frac{1}{x}+3x$

odd

For the following exercises, analyze the graph and determine whether the graphed function is even, odd, or neither.

even

## Absolute Value Functions

For the following exercises, write an equation for the transformation of $\text{\hspace{0.17em}}f\left(x\right)=|x|.$

$f\left(x\right)=\frac{1}{2}|x+2|+1$

$f\left(x\right)=-3|x-3|+3$

For the following exercises, graph the absolute value function.

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