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15.1. Evaluate �(−1) in the piecewise function, � (� ) = { � − 1,

3�
15.2. For which values of � will the function ℎ(� ) =

12
√8�−7

� ≤ −1 .
� > −1

be defined?

�>

��� − �

15.4. Given ℎ (� ) = √� − 3, find the value of ℎ(� 2 + 4� + 7).

15.5. What is the horizontal asymptote of the graph of �(� ) =

�+�
� 2 +2� 3+3� 4
� 4 +2�−5

15.6. Two functions, � and � are inverses of each other. Another function, ℎ is
related to � in such a way that (ℎ ∘ � )(� ) = �. What is the value of
(� − ℎ)(�)?
15.7. The function for the height of an object dropped from a 100-meter tall
platform at a time of t seconds is approximated by �(�) = −5� 2 + 100.
What is the height of the object after 4 seconds?
15.8. A triangle, a circle, a square, a circle, a pentagon, a circle... If this
pattern
continues, which nth term would correspond to a dodecagon?
15.9. Write the biconditional of the statement, “If � = �, then � is
irrational.”
15.10. The graphs of any two inverse functions, �(�) and � −1 (�), are reflections
of each other across which line?

�=�
0
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� = � iff n is
irrational

� = � or �(�) = �
identity function

�� − �

30.3. If 22 = 416 , what is �?

30.4. A fence is to enclose a rectangular vegetable farm with an area of 400
square meters. If � is the length of one side of the fence, find the function
�(�) representing the perimeter of the fencing material required.
30.5. In the Division level DAMATH competition, Matthew has won 6 out of 8
games. How many games must he win consecutively to raise his winning
percentage to 90 percent?

� ( �) =

��� + ���

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60-second Questions, [5 points each]

60.1. Let �, �, and � be three consecutive even numbers such that � > � > �.
What is the value of �2 + �2 + � 2 − �� − �� − ��?

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60.2. There are 100 people in a room. Sixty of them claim to be good at math
but only 50 are actually good at math. If 30 of them truthfully deny that
they are good at math, how many people are good at math but refuse to

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60.3. If �(� + �) = �(�) ⋅ �(�) for all positive integers �, � and �(1) = 2,

�����

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find �(2016). Hint: The answer is in exponential form.
60.4. A box with a square base is to have a volume of 8 cubic meters. Let � be
the length of the side of the square base and ℎ be the height of the box.
What are the possible measurement of the side of the square base if the
height should not be longer than the side of the square base?
60.5. If �(� ) = � 2 + 4� − 2, for what values of � will is �−1 (�) be defined?

�≥��

� ≥ −�

Clincher Questions
�−�
��

C1. Give the inverse of the function � (� ) = 12� + 3.

�−� (�) =

C2. Suppose that the half-life of a certain radioactive substance is 10 days and
there are 100 grams initially. Determine the amount of substance after 30
days.

12.5 grams

C3. What is the domain of �(� ) = √�2 −7�+12?

(−∞, �)
∪ (�, ∞)

Do-or-Die Question

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MATH QUIZ (Team-Orals)
(Quizmaster’s Copy)
15-second Questions [2 points each]
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15.1. Evaluate �(−1) in the piecewise function, � (�) = { � − 1,

3�
Read as: � of � equals � 2 − 1 if � ≤ −1 and 3x if � > −1.
15.2. For which values of � will the function ℎ(�) =

12
√8�−7

� ≤ −1 .
� > −1

be defined?

15.3. � (�) = 2� − 1 and �(�) = � 2 − 2 . Find (� ∘ �)(�).

15.4. Given ℎ(�) = √� − 3, find the value of ℎ(� 2 + 4� + 7).
15.5. What is the horizontal asymptote of the graph of �(�) =

� 2 +2� 3 +3� 4
� 4 +2�−5

15.6. Two functions, � and � are inverses of each other. Another function, ℎ is
related to � in such a way that (ℎ ∘ �)(�) = �. What is the value of (� − ℎ)(�)?
15.7. The function for the height of an object dropped from a 100-meter tall
platform at a time of t seconds is approximated by �(� ) = −5� 2 + 100. What is
the height of the object after 4 seconds?
15.8. A triangle, a circle, a square, a circle, a pentagon, a circle... If this
pattern
continues, which nth term would correspond to a dodecagon?
15.9. Write the biconditional of the statement, “If � = �, then � is irrational.”
15.10. The graphs of any two inverse functions, �(�) and � −1 (�), are reflections of
each other across which line?
30-second Questions, [3 points each]
30.1. If �(�) = � 2 − � + 1, what is � (� + 1) − �(� − 1)?
30.2. What is the remainder when2201 is divided by 3?

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30.4. A fence is to enclose a rectangular vegetable farm with an area of 400 square
meters. If � is the length of one side of the fence, find the function �(�)
representing the perimeter of the fencing material required.
30.5. In the Division level DAMATH competition, Matthew has won 6 out of 8
games. How many games must he win consecutively to raise his winning
percentage to 90 percent?
60-second Questions, [5 points each]
60.1. Let �, �, and � be three consecutive even numbers such that � > � > �. What
is the value of �2 + � 2 + � 2 − �� − �� − ��?
60.2. There are 100 people in a room. Sixty of them claim to be good at math but
only 50 are actually good at math. If 30 of them truthfully deny that they are
good at math, how many people are good at math but refuse to admit it?
60.3. If �(� + �) = �(�) ⋅ �(�) for all positive integers �, � and �(1) = 2, find
�(2016). Hint: The answer is in exponential form.
60.4. A box with a square base is to have a volume of 8 cubic meters. Let � be the
length of the side of the square base and ℎ be the height of the box. What are
the possible measurement of the side of the square base if the height should
not be longer than the side of the square base?
60.5. If �(�) = � 2 + 4� − 2, for what values of � will is �−1 (�) be defined?
Clincher Questions
C1. Give the inverse of the function � (�) = 12� + 3.
C2. Suppose that the half-life of a certain radioactive substance is 10 days and
there are 100 grams initially. Determine the amount of substance after 30 days.
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C3. What is the domain of � (�) = √� 2 −7�+12?

Do-or-Die Question
DOD1. Give the range of the function, � (�) = � 2 + 4� + 7 in interval notation.

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