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# Algebra 2/Trig                                Classwork 8‐2

Complete the numbered tasks. Read EVERYTHING. Discuss your responses with your partner/group and
be prepared to share them with the class.

1. Explain why a number divided by zero is undefined: ________________________________________________________
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f (x)
2. The graph shows two linear functions, f(x) and g(x). For each different x, calculate the quotient  .
g(x)
Graph the result on the same set of axes. Use the table to help you if you wish.

x  f(x)  g(x)  f (x)
€
g(x)
f(x)

g(x)

f (x)
3. What is the equation of our new function?   =
g(x)
Graph it in your calculator to check that your equation matches the graph.

What window should you use? Xmin:______ Xmax: ______ Ymin: ______ Ymax: ______
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Exactly what are you typing in Y= _______________________________

4. What is the domain (usable x’s) of this function?_____________________________________________________________
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5. What about the original graphs f(x) and g(x) restricted the domain (made a certain x value
impossible)? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
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6. What about the original graphs f(x) and g(x) determined where the root (x‐intercept) of the new graph
would be? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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7. Isn’t it weird that we can make a function out of linear functions and get an impossible x? Yes / No

8. If we only had the equation, and not the graph, how could we find where these impossible values of x
are located? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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9. I’m going to need you to go ahead and apply this knowledge.

What values of x make the function undefined? Find them algebraically, then check by graphing on
calculator.

4−x x +1 4
(a)     p(x) =       (b)  q(x) =      (c)  r(x) = 2
3x 2x − 5 x + 2x − 35

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10. Which habits of a successful college student did you practice today? Be honest.

______ I completed the assignment due today before class started.

______ I brought something to write with and my graphing calculator to class.

______ I was not distracted by my cell phone.

______ I focused on the task at hand.

______ I contributed to small and large group discussion.