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Exercises (Functions)

Part One

Question 1. What is a function?


(a) A mathematical expression between two variables x and y
(b) Any mathematical expression
(c) A relation between variables x and y that yields a single value of y for each
value of x.
(d) A complex formula between two variables x and y.

Question 2. What is a linear function?


(a) A polynomial function of any degree
(b) A polynomial function of degree 1
(c) A function that can be easily graphed
(d) None of the above

Question 3. Find (f . g)(x) if f(x)= x+1 and g(x) = x-1


(a) x2+1
(b) x2-1
(c) 2x
(d) x2 + x + 1

Question 4. Find (f - g)(x) if f(x)= x3+x and g(x)= x2 +1


(a) x3+x2+x+1
(b) x3-x2+x+1
(c) x3-x2+x-1
(d) x3-1

Question 5. Find the degree of the function x5+x3+x


(a) 5
(b) 3
(c) 1
(d) 9
Part Two

Find the domain and range of each of the following functions.

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3. 4.

Find the domain of each of the following functions


5. f(x) = |x| + 1 6. g(x) = (x + 1)2

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7. h(x) = x + _ 8. f(x) = -x3 -2x + 4
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Part Three

Find the inverse of the given function and specify the domains of the inverses.

1. f(x) = (x + 1)1/2, with domain [-1, + )

2. f(x) = (2x - 1)3

3. f(x) = e4x+1

4. f(x) = log3(x3 + 1), with domain (-1, + )


5. f(x) = 3(10)x+1
Part IV

Find the composition (f o g)(x) with the given functions f and g:

a) f(x) = 2x 3 + x - 1 , g(x) = x 2

b) f(x) = | x 2 - 4 | , g(x) = x - 1

c) f(x) = x 2 - 5 , g(x) = sqrt(x + 5)

d) f(x) = ln x , g(x) = sqrt(x + 5)

e) f(x) = sin x , g(x) = x – 2

Part V

The graph of the function ݂ሺ‫ݔ‬ሻ = ௘ ೣ ାଶ is shown below

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a) Find the domain and range of f.


b) Find a simplified exact value for f(a) when a = loge3.
c) Find the inverse function f-1(x) as a function of x.
d) Sketch the graph of f-1(x) and state its domain and range