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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
**

p( x)

average productivity of the work-force at the plant is A( 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) Find the x -intercepts of the graph of f ( x) .
**

ii) Find the intervals on which f ( x) is increasing.

iii) Find the x -values for which the tangent to f ( x) is parallel to the horizontal axis.

AP CALCULUS AB FINAL EXAM Name_______________________________

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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) Find the zeros of f ( x) .
**

ii) 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.)

iii) 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:
**

2x 7 , x 2

f ( x) 2

x xk , x 2

ii) 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 dy
**

dx

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

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.

AP CALCULUS AB FINAL EXAM Name_______________________________

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Problem 12 (5 points)

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

Problem 13 (10 points)

sin x

Find the first and second derivatives of f ( x) .

cos(2 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 ?

AP CALCULUS AB FINAL EXAM Name_______________________________

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Problem 17 (10 points)

f ( x)

Let h( x) f ( x) g ( x) and j ( 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.

x f (x) f ' ( x) g (x) g ' ( x) h' ( x ) j ' ( x)

-2 1 -1 -3 4 -1/9

-1 0 -2 1 1 -2

0 -1 2 -2 1

1 2 -2 -1 2 6

2 3 -1 2 -2 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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