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f ( x ) = 3 x + 5

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

For the following exercises, graph the functions.

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

Graph of a parabola.

If f ( x ) = −2 , then solve for x .

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If f ( x ) = 1 , then solve for x .

x = 1.8   or  or  x = 1.8

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For the following exercises, use the function h ( t ) = 16 t 2 + 80 t to find the values.

h ( 2 ) h ( 1 ) 2 1

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h ( a ) h ( 1 ) a 1

64 + 80 a 16 a 2 1 + a = 16 a + 64

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Domain and Range

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

f ( x ) = x 3 x 2 4 x 12

( , 2 ) ( 2 , 6 ) ( 6 , )

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f ( x ) = x 6 x 4

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Graph this piecewise function: f ( x ) = { x + 1          x < 2 2 x 3     x 2

Graph of f(x).
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Rates of Change and Behavior of Graphs

For the following exercises, find the average rate of change of the functions from x = 1  to  x = 2.

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

Graph of a parabola.

increasing ( 2 , ) ; decreasing ( , 2 )

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Graph of a function.

increasing ( 3 , 1 ) ; constant ( , 3 ) ( 1 , )

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

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

local minimum ( 2 , 3 ) ; local maximum ( 1 , 3 )

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For the graph in [link] , the domain of the function is [ 3 , 3 ] . The range is [ 10 , 10 ] . Find the absolute minimum of the function on this interval.

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

Graph of a cubic function.

( 1.8 , 10 )

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Composition of Functions

For the following exercises, find ( f g ) ( x ) and ( g f ) ( x ) for each pair of functions.

f ( x ) = 4 x , g ( x ) = 4 x

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f ( x ) = 3 x + 2 , g ( x ) = 5 6 x

( f g ) ( x ) = 17 18 x ; ( g f ) ( x ) = 7 18 x

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f ( x ) = x 2 + 2 x , g ( x ) = 5 x + 1

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f ( x ) = x + 2 ,   g ( x ) = 1 x

( f g ) ( x ) = 1 x + 2 ; ( g f ) ( x ) = 1 x + 2

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f ( x ) = x + 3 2 ,   g ( x ) = 1 x

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For the following exercises, find ( f g ) and the domain for ( f g ) ( x ) for each pair of functions.

f ( x ) = x + 1 x + 4 ,   g ( x ) = 1 x

( f g ) ( x ) = 1 + x 1 + 4 x ,   x 0 ,   x 1 4

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f ( x ) = 1 x + 3 ,   g ( x ) = 1 x 9

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f ( x ) = 1 x ,   g ( x ) = x

( f g ) ( x ) = 1 x , x > 0

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f ( x ) = 1 x 2 1 ,   g ( x ) = x + 1

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For the following exercises, express each function H as a composition of two functions f and g where H ( x ) = ( f g ) ( x ) .

H ( x ) = 2 x 1 3 x + 4

sample: g ( x ) = 2 x 1 3 x + 4 ; f ( x ) = x

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H ( x ) = 1 ( 3 x 2 4 ) 3

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Transformation of Functions

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

f ( x ) = 4 [ | x 2 | 6 ]

Graph of f(x)
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f ( x ) = ( x + 2 ) 2 1

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For the following exercises, sketch the graph of the function g if the graph of the function f is shown in [link] .

Graph of f(x)

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

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

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

Absolute Value Functions

For the following exercises, write an equation for the transformation of f ( x ) = | x | .

Graph of f(x).

f ( x ) = 1 2 | x + 2 | + 1

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Graph of f(x).

f ( x ) = 3 | x 3 | + 3

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For the following exercises, graph the absolute value function.

Questions & Answers

The average annual population increase of a pack of wolves is 25.
Brittany Reply
how do you find the period of a sine graph
Imani Reply
Period =2π if there is a coefficient (b), just divide the coefficient by 2π to get the new period
Am
if not then how would I find it from a graph
Imani
by looking at the graph, find the distance between two consecutive maximum points (the highest points of the wave). so if the top of one wave is at point A (1,2) and the next top of the wave is at point B (6,2), then the period is 5, the difference of the x-coordinates.
Am
you could also do it with two consecutive minimum points or x-intercepts
Am
I will try that thank u
Imani
Case of Equilateral Hyperbola
Jhon Reply
ok
Zander
ok
Shella
f(x)=4x+2, find f(3)
Benetta
f(3)=4(3)+2 f(3)=14
lamoussa
14
Vedant
pre calc teacher: "Plug in Plug in...smell's good" f(x)=14
Devante
8x=40
Chris
Explain why log a x is not defined for a < 0
Baptiste Reply
the sum of any two linear polynomial is what
Esther Reply
divide simplify each answer 3/2÷5/4
Momo Reply
divide simplify each answer 25/3÷5/12
Momo
how can are find the domain and range of a relations
austin Reply
the range is twice of the natural number which is the domain
Morolake
A cell phone company offers two plans for minutes. Plan A: $15 per month and $2 for every 300 texts. Plan B: $25 per month and $0.50 for every 100 texts. How many texts would you need to send per month for plan B to save you money?
Diddy Reply
6000
Robert
more than 6000
Robert
can I see the picture
Zairen Reply
How would you find if a radical function is one to one?
Peighton Reply
how to understand calculus?
Jenica Reply
with doing calculus
SLIMANE
Thanks po.
Jenica
Hey I am new to precalculus, and wanted clarification please on what sine is as I am floored by the terms in this app? I don't mean to sound stupid but I have only completed up to college algebra.
rachel Reply
I don't know if you are looking for a deeper answer or not, but the sine of an angle in a right triangle is the length of the opposite side to the angle in question divided by the length of the hypotenuse of said triangle.
Marco
can you give me sir tips to quickly understand precalculus. Im new too in that topic. Thanks
Jenica
if you remember sine, cosine, and tangent from geometry, all the relationships are the same but they use x y and r instead (x is adjacent, y is opposite, and r is hypotenuse).
Natalie
it is better to use unit circle than triangle .triangle is only used for acute angles but you can begin with. Download any application named"unit circle" you find in it all you need. unit circle is a circle centred at origine (0;0) with radius r= 1.
SLIMANE
What is domain
johnphilip
the standard equation of the ellipse that has vertices (0,-4)&(0,4) and foci (0, -15)&(0,15) it's standard equation is x^2 + y^2/16 =1 tell my why is it only x^2? why is there no a^2?
Reena Reply
what is foci?
Reena Reply
This term is plural for a focus, it is used for conic sections. For more detail or other math questions. I recommend researching on "Khan academy" or watching "The Organic Chemistry Tutor" YouTube channel.
Chris
how to determine the vertex,focus,directrix and axis of symmetry of the parabola by equations
Bryssen Reply
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