# 1 Math 131 Week-in-Review #1 (Sections 1.1 and 1.2)

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Math 131 Week-in-Review #1 (Sections 1.1 and 1.2)
1. Classify each of the following as a power function, root function, rational function, polynomial function
(state its degree), algebraic function, trigonometric function, exponential function, or logarithmic function.
a) f (x) =
2x
c)
√
x + x9
b) h(x) =
1 − x2
d) g(x) =
1
x
2. At 8am, rain begins to fill an empty bird bath. By 10am, the bird bath is full of water, and it stops raining at
11am. At 2pm, Jerry, a blue bird, takes a dip in the bath. After 30 minutes, Jerry leaves the bath.
a) Sketch a rough graph of the volume of water in the bird bath as a function of time. Assume Jerry does not
take any water with him when he leaves the bath!
b) Would your graph change if you were to sketch the height of the water in the bird bath as a function of
time?
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3. A cell phone company has a base charge of \$20/month. The first 100 minutes are free, and the next 400
minutes cost \$0.10/minute. Any usage over 500 minutes costs \$0.15/minute. Find a function, C(x), which
gives the amount of a cell phone bill during a month when a customer uses x cell phone minutes.
4. Rewrite the function k(t) =
t 2 + |t − 6|
√
as a piecewise function and find its domain.
3
t +5
5. Determine whether the functions f (x) = x2 |x| + 2 and g(x) = x3 |x| + 2 are even, odd, or neither.
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6. Find the domain of the following functions.
√
4
2x2 − 9x − 18
.
a) h(x) =
2x−3
b) g(x) =
√
√
x+ 6−x
.
4x2 − 16
7. A rectangle is inscribed inside a circle with radius 4. Express the area of the rectangle as a function of its
width, w, and find its domain.
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8. The per capita consumption of apple juice in Appleville has increased in the past 10 years as shown in the
table.
Year
Liters per person per year
2000
1.8
2002
1.9
2004
2.2
2006
2.6
2008
3.2
2010
3.9
a) Find an appropriate model to fit the data.
b) Use your unrounded model to estimate the per capita consumption in 2012.
c) According to the unrounded model, when will per capita apple juice consumption exceed 8 liters per
person per year?
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9. 1 41 cups of pancake mix will make 2 12 7-inch pancakes. 3 43 cups of mix will make 7 21 7-inch pancakes.
a) Find a formula for the number of 7-inch pancakes, p, as a function of the amount of mix used, m, assuming the relationship is linear.
b) Interpret the slope of this function.
c) If Uncle Buck needs to make 63 7-inch pancakes for a birthday party, how many cups of mix does he
need? Round to the nearest cup, i.e., integer.
10. Find a formula for the function f shown below.
4
y
3
2
1
−4
−3
−2
−1
1
−1
−2
−3
−4
2
3
4
x
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11. If the point (a − j, s) is on the graph of an even function, what other point must also be on the graph of the
function?
12. Evaluate the difference quotient
x+2
f (a + h) − f (a)
for the function f (x) =
h
x−3
13. A function f has domain [−7, 7] and part of the graph is shown below. Complete the graph if it is known
that f is odd.
scratch work:
y
y
x
−7
7
x
−7
7
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14. Graph the following piecewise-defined function AND find its domain.
 2
 x − 2 −5 ≤ x &lt; 1
f (x) =
4
x=3

3x − 1
x&gt;3
y
x
15. Find the domain of the following function:

3x + 4x −5 &lt; x ≤ −1







x

√
−1 &lt; x &lt; 1
f (x) =
x−1






x−3


x&gt;1
x2 − 9
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