Precalculus Ms Oehrlein

Name ______________________________ Math Lab #4

What happens when both of the equations are the same? Let’s find out Given:

f (x) = x + 3

g(x) = x + 3

1. Complete the table for the values of f (x) and g(x) .

x -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0

f (x) = x + 3

g(x) = x + 3

2. Sketch the graphs of f (x) and g(x) . 3. Add a heading to the third column in the table: f (x)ig(x) . Note that this is the same as [ f (x)]2 . Fill this column in. 4. Add ( x, f (x)ig(x)) to the graph. Connect the points. What shape did you make? __________________________ 5. Determine the equation for your new shape by multiplying the equation for f (x) by the equation for g(x) .

6. How are the solutions of your new function related to the x-intercepts of the two lines? How is this exercise different from all the others that we did?

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