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Math 1A

Practice Problems for Exam 1


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Chapter 1
1. Find the domain of the function.
(a) f ( x) = x + 2 + 1 x

(b) g ( x) = x 2 + x 2 + ln x

(d) f ( x) = 4 x 2

(e) g ( x) = sec( x)

(c) h( x) = 2e x + 1
x+4
(f) h( x) = 2
x + x2

2. Find the exact value of the expression:


(a) cos(tan 1 3)

(b) sin(sec 1 3)

3. Solve the equation for x.


(a) e x e 2 x = 8

(b) ln( x) + ln( ) = 1

4. Find a formula for the inverse function: f ( x) =

1
+1
x 1

5. Consider the function f ( x) = 1 x 2 .


(a) Sketch the graph of g ( x) = f ( x + 1) + 1 and label at least three points on the graph.
(b) Give the domain and range of g (x) .
(c) Sketch the graph of f

( x) and label at least three points on the graph.

1 , for x < 1

6. Consider the function f ( x) = x 2


for 1 x 2 .

x 6, for x > 2.

(a) Evaluate each of the value:


(i) f (1) =
(ii) f (0) =
(iii) f (3) =
(b) Find the exact value of x such that f ( x) = 7 .
(c) State the domain and range of f .
(d) On what interval(s) is f increasing?
(e) On what interval(s) is the rate of change of f decreasing?
(f) Is f one-to-one?
(g) Is f even, odd, or neither?
7. Determine whether the function is even, odd, or neither, using the definition.
(a) f ( x) = 6 x 3 + x 3

(b) g ( x) = 3(e x + e x )

8. Let f ( x) = 1 x 2 and g ( x) =
(a) Find (g ! f )(x) .

x.
(b) Find the domain of (g ! f )(x) .

9. It is known that an object dropped from a height in a vacuum will fall a distance of s ft in t
seconds according to the formula s(t ) = 16t 2 , t 0 .
(a) What is the average velocity during the time t = 2 seconds to t = 4 seconds?
(b) What is the average velocity during the time t = x seconds to t = x + h
seconds?
10. Suppose the graph of a function f (x) is given. Write the equation for the graphs that are
obtained from the graph of f as follows.
(1) Shift 2 units to the right.
(2) Reflect about y -axis.
(3) Stretch vertically by a factor of 2.
(4) Shift 3 units upward.
11. Determine whether the statement is true or false. If it is always true, explain why. If it is false,
explain why or give an example that disproves the statement.
(a) If f is a function, then f (a + b) = f (a) + f (b) ,where a and b are any real numbers.
(b) If f (a) = f (b) , then a = b .
(c) If f is a function, then f (2 x) = 2 f ( x) .
(d) If a < b and f is a decreasing function, then f (a) > f (b) .
(e) A vertical line intersects the graph of a function at most once.
(f) If f and g are functions, then f ! g = g ! f .
1
(g) If f is one-to-one, then f 1 ( x) =
.
f ( x)
(h) You can always divide by e x .
(i) If 0 < a < b , then a < ln b .
(j) If x > 0 , then (ln x) 6 = 6 ln x .
ln x
x
(k) If x > 0 and a > 1 , then
= ln .
ln a
a
3

(l) tan 1 (1) =


.
4
sin 1 x
(m) tan 1 ( x) =
.
cos 1 x

Chapter 2
1. Evaluate each limit if it exists.
(a) lim

x 3 64
x 2 16

(d) lim

x 3
x9

x 4

x 9

(e)

(h)

1 x

arcsin
lim
1 x
1

lim
x 0

(h + 2) 2 4
h3

(k) lim

(h + 2) 2 4
h 0
h
1
1
2
(f) lim x
x 1
x 1

(c) lim

2x

x 0

1
1
(g) lim 2

t + t
t 0 t
(j) lim

x+ x

(b) lim+

x 3 64
(i) lim 2
x x 16

x +9 3
x
x 3
x9

(l)

lim
x

2x 2 + 1
3x 5

2. Sketch the graph of an example of a function f that satisfies all of the given conditions.

lim f ( x) = lim f ( x) =

lim f ( x) = 1, lim f ( x) =
x

x +

x 0 +

lim f ( x) = 4, lim f ( x) = 2, lim f ( x) = 2,


x 3+

x 0

f (3) = 3,

f (2) = 1

x 2

x 3

3. Find a number such that if x 2 < , then 4x 8 < , where = 0.1 .

4. Explain why the following function is discontinuous at the given number a . Sketch the graph of the
function.

cos x

f ( x) = 0
1 x 2

if

x<0

if

x=0

if

x>0

a=0

5. Use the definition of continuity and the properties of limits of show that the following function is
Continuous at the given number a : f ( x) = x 2 + 7 x ,
a = 4.
6. For what value of the constant a is the function f continuous on ( , ) ?

ax 2 + 2 x if x < 2
f ( x) = 3
x ax if x 2

7. The graph of a function f (x) is shown on the first set of axes below.
y

x
-4

-2

-2

(a) Determine the value of each of the following limits, if it exists. If it does not exist,
explain why not.
(i)

lim f ( x)

(ii)

x 6

lim f ( x)

lim f ( x)

(iii)

x 8

x 0

(iv)

lim

f ( x)

(v)

x 12

lim

f ( x)

(vi)

lim f ( x)
x 12

x 12 +

(b) Find the value of each of the following:


(i) f (0)

(ii) f (3)

(iii) f (6)

(iv) f (8)

(v) f ' (0)

(ii) f ' (3)

(iii) f ' (6)

(c) Sketch the graph of f ' ( x ) .


y

x
-4

-2

-2

8. Find the derivative of each function, using the definition of derivative.


(a) f ( x) = 9 x

and

f ' (1)

(b) f ( x) =

1
9 x

(iv) f ' (3)