Precalculus Ms Oehrlein

Name ______________________________ Math Lab #1

Given:

f (x) = x + 2

g(x) = 1 − x

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

x -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3

f (x) = x + 2

g(x) = 1 − x

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) . Fill this column in by multiplying the values in the f (x) column by those in the g(x) column. 4. Add ( x, f (x)ig(x) ) to the graph. Connect the points. What shape did you make? __________________________ 5. What do you notice about the x-intercepts of the lines? ___________________ _________________________ 6. Determine the equation for your new shape by multiplying the equation for f (x) times the equation for g(x) .

7. Do you think this would work for any two equations of lines? Why or why not?

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