AP CALCULUS AB FINAL EXAM

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Show all your work for full credit! Write your name on every page. Present your work neatly! Problem 1 (10 points) a) For what values of x is the function f ( x)  x 2  9 differentiable? Find a formula for f '( x) . b) Sketch the graphs of f ' and f . Problem 2 (10 points) Prove that a cubic function always has exactly one point of inflection. If its graph has three x  intercepts x1 , x2 and x3 , show that the x  coordinate of the inflection point is
x1  x2  x3 . 3

Problem 3 (10 points) If p ( x) is the total value of production when there are x workers in a plant, then the average productivity of the work -force at the plant is A( x) 
p( x) . x

a) Find A '( x). Should the company hire more workers if A '( x)  0? b) Show that A '( x)  0 if p '( x) is greater than the average productivity. Problem 4 (5 points) State the property of inverse functions and use it show that f(x) and g(x) are inverses of each-other:

f ( x)  2 x 5  1 and g ( x)  5 0.5 x  0.5
Problem 5 (5 points) A polynomial P ( x) with P (0)  1 and P (1)  3 has at least one root in the closed interval [0,1] . True or False? Justify your answer. Problem 6 (10 points)
 Let f ( x) be the function defined by f ( x)  sin 2 x  sin x for 0  x  32 .

i) ii) iii)

Find the x -intercepts of the graph of f ( x) . Find the intervals on which f ( x) is increasing. Find the x -values for which the tangent to f ( x) is parallel to the horizontal axis.

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Problem 7 (15 points) Let f ( x) be the function defined by f ( x)  2 x 3  3 x 2  12 x  20 . i) ii) iii) Find the zeros of f ( x) . Write an equation of the line normal to the graph of f ( x) at x  0. . (N o te: “n o rm al” m ean s p erp en d icular to th e tan gen t lin e at th at p o in t.) Find the x  and y  coordinates of all points on the graph of f ( x) where the line tangent to the graph is parallel to the x  axis.

Problem 8 (10 points) i) Find the value of k that makes f ( x) continuous, given:

ii)

  2x  7 , x  2 f ( x)   2 x  xk , x  2  Find the value of k that makes p ( x) continuous if:

 | x  2 | k , x  4 p( x)   2  x  11x  23, x  4
Problem 9 (10 points) If lim[ f ( x)  g ( x)]  m and lim[ f ( x)  g ( x)]  n , use the properties of limits tofind
x a x a

lim[ f ( x) g ( x)] .
x a

Problem 10 (10 points) Given the equation 5 x 2  6 xy  5 y 2  16 , find At (1, -1)? Interpret the meaning of these values. Problem 11 (10 points) Use implicit differentiation to find points on the unit circle at which the tangent line has slope 1.
dy dx

. What is its value at points (2, 2)?

AP CALCULUS AB FINAL EXAM Problem 12 (5 points)

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Given the graph of f ( x) , sketch a possible graph of f '( x) on the same window.

Problem 13 (10 points) Find the first and second derivatives of f ( x)  Problem 14 (10 points) Find a cubic function f ( x)  ax3  bx 2  cx  d that has a local maximum value of 3 at -2 and a local minimum value of 0 at 1. Problem 15 (10 points) Discuss the curve f ( x)  cos 2 x  2sin x on 0  x  2 . Problem 16 (10 points) For what values of a and b does the function f ( x)  x 3  ax 2  bx  2 have a local maximum when x  3 and a local minimum when x  1 ?

sin x . cos(2 x)

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Problem 17 (10 points)

f ( x) . Fill in the missing entries in the table below using g ( x) the information about f and g given in the following table and the definitions of h and j.
Let h( x)  f ( x) g ( x) and j ( x) 

x
-2 -1 0 1 2

f (x)

f ' ( x)

g (x)

g ' ( x)

h' ( x )

j ' ( x)

1 0 -1 2 3

-1 -2 2 -2 -1

-3 1 -2 -1 2

4 1 1 2 -2 6 -2

-1/9

1

Problem 18 (5 points) Find the 213th derivative of f ( x)  sin x  cos x . Problem 19 (15 points) The position of a particle is given by the equation s  f (t )  t 3  6t 2  9t where t is measured in seconds and s in m eters. U se C alculus to d escrib e th e d etails o f th e p article’s motion for 0  t  5 . a) Find the velocity and acceleration functions. b) Graph all three functions: position, velocity, and acceleration. c) When is the particle speeding up? When is it slowing down? Problem 20 (10 points) Prove that the function f ( x)  x101  x 51  x 1 has neither a local maximum nor a local minimum.

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