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Lesson 2.

7 Piecewise-Defined Functions

Piecewise Functions
Evaluate the function at the specified values:

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3x

f x 0
2 x 2 1

if x 1

Find f 2

if x 1

Find f 1

if x 1

Find f 0

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x3
if 2 x 1
f x
3x 2 if 1 x 4

Find f 1
Find f 0
Find f 1
Find f 3

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Lesson 2.7 Piecewise-Defined Functions


C. Sketch the graph of the piecewise defined function.
a)Find the domain
d) Find the range

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b) Locate any intercepts


c) Graph the function
e) Is f continuous on its domain?

1 x
f x
5

if x 2
if x 2

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2)

if x 0
x
f x
2 x 3 if x 0

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3)

x2
f x
3

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if x 1
if x 1

Lesson 2.7 Piecewise-Defined Functions

4)

if x 0
5

f x x 2 1 if 0 x 3
x 3 if x 3

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5)

3x
f x
4

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if x 0
if x 0

Lesson 2.7 Piecewise-Defined Functions

Maxima and Minima


Use the graph to find:
(a) The values, if any, at which f has a local maximum. What are these local maxima?
(b) The values, if any at which f has a local minimum. What are these local minima?
(c) Find the absolute maximum and the absolute minimum, if it exists

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