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CALCULUS AB

REVIEW FOR FALL EXAM

NAME:_____________________________
PERIOD:_____DATE:_________________

Work the following on notebook paper. Do NOT use your calculator for problems 1-34.

Graph of g(x)

Graph of f (x)

For problems 1-9, Use the graph of f and g above to evaluate the limit, if it exists. If the limit does not exist, explain why.
1.
4.
7.

lim f ( x) =

2.

x 3+

lim [ f ( x) + g ( x )] =

lim f ( x) =

x 3

x 1

lim g ( x ) =

5.
8.

3.

lim [ g ( x )] =

lim f ( x) =

x 3

6.

x 4

lim x 3 g ( x) =

9.

x 2+

lim f ( g ( x )) =

x 1

lim 3 11 ( g ( x)) 2 =
x 4

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sin x
=
x 0 x 4 5 x
x2 + 8
13. lim
=
x 2 x 4
10.

lim

11.
14.

lim+

x 3

lim

x 3

1
=
3 x
x3 x 3
x 3

2 x 2 + x 15
=
x 3
x+3
2sin(7 x)
=
15. lim
x 0 sin(2 x )
12.

lim

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16. Given that

1
f (3) = 8 and f '(3) = , write the equation of the tangent line to the graph y = f ( x) at x = 3 .
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On problem 17:
(a) Show whether the conditions of the Intermediate Value Theorem hold.
(b) If the conditions hold, find the value(s) of c that the theorem guarantees.
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17. f ( x ) = ( x 1) 4
[a, b] = [0, 4]
k =2
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18.. Given:

f ( 5 + h ) f ( 5 ) = 7h + 4h 2 2h3 use the definition of derivative to find f ( 5 ) .

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19. Let

p ( x ) = f ( x) g ( x ) . Find p ( 4 ) .

20. Let

w ( x ) = g ( f ( x ) ) . Find w ( 1) .

21. Let

v ( x) =

f ( x)
. Find v ' ( 3) .
g ( x)

f
g

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Find the derivative. Do not leave negative exponents or complex fractions in your answers.

f ( x ) = x2 5x

22.

23.

( )

( )

y = x 4 sin x3 + tan 3 6 x 5

24.

( )

y = 3 csc 4 x5

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25. Consider the curve defined by 2 y 3 + 6 x 2 y 12 x 2 + 6 y = 1 .
(a) Show that

dy
4 x 2 xy
= 2
dx x + y 2 + 1

(b) Write an equation of each horizontal tangent line to the curve.


(c) The line through the origin with slope -1 is tangent to the curve at point P. Find the x- and y-coordinates of point P.
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26. Wheat is being poured through a chute at the rate of 10 ft 3 / min and
falls into a conical pile whose bottom radius is always half the altitude
of the pile. At what rate will the height of the pile change
when the pile is 8 ft high? (Volume of a cone =

1 2
r h )
3

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27. At x = 3, the function given by

x2 , x < 3
f ( x) =
is
6 x 9, x 3

(A) Undefined
(D) neither continuous nor differentiable
(B) continuous but not differentiable
(E) both continuous and differentiable
(C) differentiable but not continuous
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28. The absolute maximum value of f ( x) = x 3 3x 2 + 12 on the closed interval [-2, 4] occurs at x =
(A) 4
(B) 2
(C) 1
(D) 0
(E) -2
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29. An equation of the line tangent to y = x 3 + 3 x 2 + 2 at its point of inflection is
(A) y = 6 x + 6
(B) y = 3 x + 1 (C) y = 2 x + 10 (D) y = 3x 1
(E) y = 4 x + 1
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z

30. The sides of the rectangle above increase in such a way that
is the value of

(A)

1
3

dz
dx
dy
= 1 and
= 3 . At the instant when x = 4 and y = 3, what
dt
dt
dt

dx
?
dt
(B) 1

(C) 2

(D)

5 (E) 5

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31. The volume of a cylindrical tin can with a top and a bottom is to be 16 cubic inches. If a minimum amount of tin is to be used to
construct the can, what must be the height, in inches, of the can?

(C) 2 3 4
(D) 4
(E) 8
2 2
3
2
32. If the graph of y = x + ax + bx 4 has a point of inflection at (1, -6), what is the value of b?
(A)

23 2

(B)

(A) -3

(B) 0

(C) 1

(D) 3

(E) It cannot be determined from the information given

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33. If

3
x
f ( x) = sin , then there exists a number c in the interval < x <
that satisfies the conclusion of the Mean Value
2
2
2

Theorem. Which of the following could be c?


(A)

2
3

(B)

3
5
(C)
(D)
4
6

(E)

3
2

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tan + h tan
34.
4
4

lim
=
h 0
h
(A)

1
2

(B)

2
2

(C) 1

(D)

2 (E) 2

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2 x x 2 for x 1
35. Let f be a function defined by f ( x) = 2
x + kx + p for x > 1
(a) For what values of k and p will f be continuous and differentiable at x = 1?
(b) For the values of k and p found in part (a), on what interval or intervals is f increasing?
(c) Using the values of k and p found in part (a), find all points of inflection of the graph of f. Support your conclusion.
36. Suppose that w is the weight, measured in pounds, of a stack of papers in an open container and that t represents time, measured in
minutes, so that w = f (t). A lighted match is thrown into the stack at time t = 0.

(a) What is the sign of

dw
in the period of time when the stack of papers is in the process of burning?
dt

(b) If f(2) = 6, explain what this equation is telling you. Be sure to include units.
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(c) If f '(2) = , explain what this equation is telling you. Be sure to include units.
2
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Use your calculator for problems 37-44.
37. The second derivative of a function is given by f ''( x) = 0.5 + cos x e x . How many points of inflection does the function f
(x) have on the interval [0, 20]?
(A) None
(B) Three
(C) Six
(D) Seven
(E) Ten
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38. Use the Candidates Test to find the absolute maximum and absolute minimum points of

f ( x ) = 8 x 3 5 x 2 4 x + 3 on the interval [ 1, 1] . Justify your answer.

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2x2 1
, then f is concave down on
x2 4
(A) ( , 2 ) ( 2, )
(B) ( 2, 0 ) ( 2, )
39. ______ 13. If

(D)

( 0, 2 )

f ( x) =

( 2, )

(E)

(C)

(0, )

( 2, 2 )

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40. Given

f '( x ) =

x
, name the x value where f has an inflection point.
4x + 1
2

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41. A particle moves along the x-axis so that at any time

0 t 4 , its velocity is given by

t2
v ( t ) = ( t + 1) sin where the velocity is measured in meters per second.
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(a) For what interval(s) is the particle moving to the right? Justify your answer. Write your answer
and your justification in a sentence.
(b) Find the acceleration of the particle when t = 3 seconds.
(c) Is the particle speeding up or slowing down at t = 3 seconds? Give a reason for your
answer.
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42. A particle moves along the x-axis so that its position at any time t, 0 t 6 , is given by

x ( t ) = t 3 7t 2 + 12t + 4 , where t is measured in seconds and s ( t ) in meters.

(a) For what value(s) of t is the particle at rest? Justify your answer.
(b) Find the displacement of the particle during the first six seconds. Explain the meaning of
your answer.
(c) Find the distance traveled by the particle during the first six seconds. Show the work that
leads to your answer.
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43. The graph of f is given.
(a) On what interval(s) is the graph of f concave down?
Justify your answer.

(b) At what value(s) of x does f have an inflection point?


Justify your answer.

Graph of f
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44. The graph of f is given.
(a) On what interval(s) is f increasing? Justify your answer.
y

(b) For what value(s) of x does f have a local minimum?


Justify your answer.
x

Graph of f
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