# BLC 190 Name: Worksheet 3 ```BLC 190
Name:
Worksheet 3
1. Suppose that f (x) = x2 − 2x. Evaluate the following:
f (a + h) − f (a)
h
2. Suppose that g(x) =
√
x. Evaluate the following:
g(a + h) − g(a)
h
Rationalize the numerator of your answer, and then simplify as much as possible.
3. Suppose that f (x) = x2 + 3x and g(x) =
√
x.
(a) What is f (g(x))?
(b) What is g(f (x))?
4. For each of the following functions h(x), find functions f (x) and g(x) so that
f (g(x)) = h(x)
(a) h(x) =
√
x2 + 1
(b) h(x) = sin(3x2 )
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5. Simplify:
(a)
x3 y 2
xy
(b)
x4/5
x1/3
√
x2 y 3
(d) 1/3 −2
x y
3
(x2 y 4 )
(c)
x3 y 5
6. Evaluate each of the following:
( √ )2
(a) 3 64
(b)
(c) 813/4
(d)
3
√
5
√
32
272/3
7. Solve the following equations:
(a) x−2 =
1
4
(b) x3/2 = 27
9
1
(d) √ = √
3
x
x
(c) x−1/2 = 3
8. Find all solutions to the following equation:
x2/5 − 5x1/5 + 6 = 0
Hint: First, let a = x1/5 , and solve for a.
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9. Evaluate each of the following:
(a) log10 (1,000,000)
(b) ln(e5 )
(c) log3 (9)
(d) logb (b3 ) for b &gt; 0
10. Expand the following expressions:
( xy )
(a) log10
z
(√
(b) log3
(
(c) ln
3
x2 y
z
x−2
x+3
)
)
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11. Solve the following equations:
(a) 2x = 32
(b) 3t = 5
(c) 2 = 35x−6
(d) 10 = 2e5t
(e) log3 (x) = 4
(f) ln(3x) = 5
(g) log3 (x − 2) + log3 (x + 2) = 4
(h) ln(ln x) = 1
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