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# ANSWER KEY ( HOMEWORK # 1 )

## 1.) We must satisfy three conditions, namely :

(i) 3 Kx R 0 which gives x % 3, (ii) 2K 3 Kx R 0 which gives x RK1,
(iii) 1 K 2K 3 Kx R 0 which gives x % 2 Hence the domain is K1, 2

## 3.) (a) We have f x = ln x C x2 C1

2 2 2 xC x2 C1
f Kx = ln Kx C Kx C1 =ln Kx C x C1 = ln Kx C x C1
xC x2 C1
K1
1
=ln =ln xC x2 C1 =Kln x C x2 C1 =Kf x . Hence, f x is ODD.
2
xC x C1
(b) Since we have y = f x = ln x C x2 C1 , to solve for f K1 x , first interchange x and y and then
K1 e2 x K1 1 x
solve for y. After performing some algebra, we will get f x = x
= e KeKx
2e 2

## 4.) (a) By the Pythagorean Theorem,

s = f d = d2 C36 ( d is in km. )
(b) If t is the time ( in hrs. ) that has
elapsed since noon, d = g t = 30 t
(c) f + g t = 900 t2 C36
This represents the distance between the
ship and the lighthouse after t hours since
noon.

5.) (a) FALSE - The logarithmic function loga x is a decreasing function for 0 ! a ! 1
(b) TRUE - We know h x = f g x . h Kx = f g Kx = f g x = h x . So h x is EVEN.
(c) FALSE - f 6 or g 6 may not exist [ i.e. 6 is not in the domain of the functions ] but still
lim f x \$g x can exist.
x/6
x2 Cx K6
6.) To prove that lim = 5 we want to verify that c e O 0, d δ O 0 such that whenever
x/2 x K2
x2 Cx K6
0 ! x K2 ! δ, then K5 ! e
x K2
Upon considering a small δ Kneighborhood about 2 ( here x s 2 ), we have :
x2 Cx K6 x K2 x C3
K5 = K5 = x C3 K5 = x K2 ! e
x K2 x K2
This indicates that a possible choice for δ could be e. We show that this choice for δ works.

## Proof : Let e O 0. Let us choose δ = e

Then 0 ! x K2 ! δ = e 0 x K2 ! e
x K2 x C3 x2 Cx K6
0 x K2 = x C3 K5 = K5 = K5 ! e
x K2 x K2
2
x Cx K6
Hence, this shows that lim =5
x/2 x K2

7.) We want the circumference of our circle to be within 0.1 units from 6 π. So this means that our
circumference is in the range of 6 π G0.1. We want to find the corresponding range of values for the radius
1 1
r. Now, 6 π G0.1 = 2 π r implies r = 3 G . So the radius must be within units from 3 so that
20 π 20 π
1
the circumference is within 0.1 units from 6 π ( This means that δ = )
20 π