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SMN 3013 BEGINNING CALCULUS

Semester 2 Session 2012/2013


Practice Exercise 1: Functions
1. Let y = x2 2x 24: Find the values of x for which y 0: (Answer: fx j x
)
p
x. Find the value x for which y = 2: (Answer: x = 25 )
2. Let y = 3
3. Let y = 4x3 +x2 4x+1: Find the values of x for which y
1
;1 )
4
4. Let y = x2

4 or x

0: (Answer: ( 1; 1][

4: What is the minimum value of y? ( Answer:

4)

5. Let y = 4x2 8x+9: Determine at what x the graph of this equation has a minimum.
(Answer: x = 1 )
6. Find the natural domain for f (x) =

1
(x

1)2

2: (Answer: Rn f1g )

p
7. Find the natural domain and range for f (x) = 3x + 4: (Answers: [ 4=3; 1);
[0; 1) )
r
x+5
: (Answer: ( 1; 5] [ (1; 1) )
8. Find the natural domain for f (x) =
x 1
p
9. Find the natural domain for g (x) = 4 3x x2 : (Answer: [ 4; 1] )
10. Find the x

coordinate of any hole(s) in the graph of f (x) =

x = 2 only)

x2 2x
: (Answer:
x2 4

11. Determine all x values where there are holes in the graph of f (x) =
(Answer: x =

x2 + 2x 15
:
(x + 2) (x 3)2

2; 3 )

12. Suppose f (x) = 5 + (x

2)2 : Find f (3) : (Answer: f (3) = 6 )

x 9 if x 3
: Find f (2) : (Answer: f (2) = 7 )
x2
if x > 3
p
p
14. Explain how to obtain the graph of y = 1 + x + 2 from the y = x:
p
p
15. Explain how to obtain the graph of y = 3 x 2 from the y = x:
13. Suppose f (x) =

16. Explain how to obtain the graph of y = 7 + (x

2)2 from the y = x2 :

17. Use the graph of f (x) = jxj to sketch the graph of f (x) = 2
18. Let f (x) =

x2

x
x

and g (x) = x

3; nd:
1

j2

xj :

6g

(a) (f + g) (x) : (Answer:


(b) (f

g) (x) : (Answer:

19. Let f (x) =

p
x
and
g
(x)
=
x , nd
1 + x2

(a) f ( 2) : (Answer:
2

2=5 )

x2 = jxj )
p
x
g) (x). (Answer:
)
1+x

(b) g (x ) : (Answer:
(c) (f

2x

4x
x
6
)

x
x+2
(x) : (Answer:
:x 6= 0 )
x

f
g

(c)

2x2

20. Let f (x) = x3 and g (x) = x 2. Find (f


p
p
21. Let f (x) = x 5 and g (x) = x; nd
pp
(a) (f g) (x) : (Answer:
x 5)

g) (x) : (Answer: (x

2)3 )

(b) the domain of (f

g) (x) : (Answer: [25; 1) ).


p
(c) (g f ) (x) : (Answer: 4 x 5 )

(d) the domain of (g f ) (x) : (Answer: [5; 1) )


22. Let h (x) = (x + 2)6 : Find two functions f and g such that f
f (x) = x6 ; g (x) = jx + 2j )

g = h: (Answer:

23. Let f (x) = x2 + 2. Find f (f (x)) : (Answer: x4 + 4x2 + 6 )


24. Let f (x) = x2 and g (x) = x3
25. Let f (x) =px3 x2
1
13
x=
)
6

6: Find (f

)
27. Determine the vertical asymptote(s) of y =
28. If f ( ) = 2 sin + cos 2 ; nd
(a) f (0). (Answer: 1 )
3
(b) f
: (Answer: )
6
2

29. If

6) )

x + 1. For what values of x does f (x) = f (x + 1) : (Answer:

26. Determine the vertical asymptote(s) of y =

(c) f

g) (x) : (Answer: (x3

: (Answer:

1=2 )

(x) = 2 sin 2x cos 3x; nd


2

x2

x
+ 3x

18

: (Answer: x =

x 1
: (Answer: x =
x2 + 2x

6; x = 3

2; x = 0 )

(a)
(b)
(c)

: (Answer: 0 )

6
4
2

. (Answer:

p
2)

: (Answer: 0 )

30. Given that

8
<

1 if x < 0
0
if x = 0
s (x) =
:
1
if x > 0

Find s ( 1) ; s (5) ; s (0) : (Answers:


31. Given that

1; 1; 0 )

8
if
< 1
4 x if
g (x) =
: 2
x
4 if

1 x<2
2<x<9
x 9

Find s (0) ; s (2) ; s (4) : (Answers: 1; undened; 0 )


32. Let f (x) = x2

x + 1, nd

33. Let f (x) = x2 + 1, nd

f (2 + h)
h

f (x + h)
h

f (2)

f (x)

: (Answer: 3 + h )

: (Answer: 2x + h )