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APPM

1235 Exam 1
September 21, 2016

Textbooks, class notes and electronic devices of any kind are NOT permitted.
Box your final answers for each question.
Start each numbered problem on a new page. All problems should be clearly numbered and in order.
You may use this exam paper as scratch paper, but only work done in your bluebook will be graded.
Exam total points: 100
For problems #1 - #3, show your work. Fully simplify all solutions. Unless otherwise noted, you must show a
complete and valid solution method for full credit for these problems.

1. [8, 8, 4 points] Answer the following concerning the function g(x) =

(a) Find the difference quotient DQ for g(x) where DQ =

3
.
x+2

g(a + h) g(a)
.
h


(b) Find and simplify g ! g .

(c) State the domain of g ! g . You may use interval notation or set-builder notation.
2. [4, 6, 4, 4 points] Suppose you are fed up with technology and you throw your mobile phone off the top of a
building. If you throw your phone straight up and it falls to the ground below, then the height of your phone is

s(t) = 16t 2 + v0t + s0


where s is the height of the phone in feet, t is the time in seconds, v0 is the initial velocity, and s0 is the initial height.
Answer questions (a) (d) assuming you throw your phone straight up with an initial velocity of 64 ft/sec and your
phone hits the ground 10 seconds later. Give your answers with the correct units as necessary.

(a) How high is a building?

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(b) Find the standard form equation of the height as a function of time. (Standard form is s(t) = a(t h) + k .)

(c) What is the maximum height your mobile phone reaches?

(d) Find the average rate of change of the balls height from t = 0 seconds to t = 2 seconds.
3. [8, 6, 6 points] These questions are not related.

7/2
(a) Find all solutions: (x 4)
16(x 4)3/2 = 0


(b) Solve the inequality

4
x . Give your answer in interval
x

notation. You must show a sign chart to justify your solution.




(c) Give the equation of the semicircle that is the top half of the circle
shown in the graph to the right. The points shown are the endpoints
of a diameter.

(Exam continues on back.)


4. [42 points total, 6 points each] These questions will be graded on your answers only. You do not need to show
work.

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(a) Consider the function p(x) = x + kx 9 . Find a value for k such that p(x) is even.

(b) Which one of the following is the function y = x x in piecewise form?

#%
2x
%& 2x

A. y = $

if x 2

if x < 2

#%

0
%& 2x

if x 2

#%

if x 0

B. y = $

if x < 2

"$
2x
$% 0

C. y = #

if x 0
if x < 0

0
%& 2x

D. y = $

if x < 0


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(c) True or false: If a > b , then a > b . If the statement is true for all real numbers a and b , state ALWAYS
TRUE. If the statement is not true for all real numbers a and b , then state FALSE and give an example of a
numerical value for a and a numerical value for b which disprove the statement.

(d) Find the value of C such that the domain of

f (x) = x 2 Cx + 3 is (,1] [3,) .


Answer questions (e), (f) and (g) referring to the graph of the function f (x) shown on x 0 below.

(e) Give the coordinates of the point A if f is transformed to
the new function m(x) = f (x) + 5 .

(f) State a new function n(x) that is a transformation of the
function f that moves point A to the coordinates (2, 4).

(g) If the function f (x) is odd and its domain is all real
numbers, what is










f (1) ?


END OF EXAM