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Name:_________________

Find your Friend
Directions: I will hand you a function. Walk around the room and pair up with someone. You choose a
number and plug that number into their function. Then they will give you their result and you plug that result
into your function. Do you notice anything? Now do it again but have them choose the first number. When
you find someone whose function, when composed with yours gives you an interesting result, pair up and
complete the worksheet below.
Your function:__________________ Your friends function:____________________
Fill out the chart.

𝑥 0 1 4 9 −1 16
Your
function’s
output
Your friend’s
function’s
output

What relationship does your function have to your friend’s function? Explain in complete sentences.

Compose your function with theirs. Then compose theirs with yours. Ex: do f(g(x)) then g(f(x)). What do
you get both times?

Graph both functions carefully on the grid below. Use the
table above or tables on your calculator to be very precise.
What do you notice?
Functions

1
( )
𝑗 𝑥 = 𝑥+1 𝑔(𝑥 ) = 3𝑥 − 9
3

𝑥−4
𝑖 (𝑥 ) = √𝑥 − 1 𝑔(𝑥 ) =
2

1 𝑟(𝑥 ) = 2𝑥 + 4
( )
𝑔 𝑥 = 𝑥+3
2

1
𝑘(𝑥 ) = 𝑥 2 + 1 𝑘(𝑥 ) = 𝑥 + 3
3

𝑛(𝑥 ) = 𝑥 − 7 𝑞(𝑥 ) = 𝑥 + 7

𝑝(𝑥 ) = √𝑥 + 1 𝑓 (𝑥 ) = 3𝑥 + 3

ℎ(𝑥 ) = 𝑥 2 − 1 𝑚(𝑥 ) = 2𝑥 − 6

1
𝑓(𝑥 ) = 4𝑥 𝑙 (𝑥 ) = 𝑥
4