By Robert T Smith
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0 Ϫ2 In exercises 39–42, identify the given function as polynomial, rational, both or neither. Ϫ1 x 1 ............................................................ In exercises 35–38, use the vertical line test to determine whether the curve is the graph of a function. 39. f (x) = x 3 − 4x + 1 41. f (x) = x 2 + 2x − 1 x +1 x 3 + 4x − 1 x4 − 1 √ 42. f (x) = x 2 + 1 40. f (x) = ............................................................ In exercises 43–48, find the domain of the function. y 35. √ x +2 √ x2 − x − 6 45.
Cls CHAPTER 0 .. T1: NAI September 29, 2010 Preliminaries 0-16 these precisely, we set the two functions equal and solve for x: y x 2 − x − 5 = x + 3. 20 Subtracting (x + 3) from both sides leaves us with 0 = x 2 − 2x − 8 = (x − 4)(x + 2). 25 y = x + 3 and y = x 2 − x − 5 This says that the solutions are exactly x = −2 and x = 4. We compute the corresponding y-values from the equation of the line y = x + 3 (or the equation of the parabola). The points of intersection are then (−2, 1) and (4, 7).
24c). 41. You can make these estimates more precise by zooming in even more closely. Most graphing calculators and computer algebra systems can also find approximate zeros, using a built-in “solve” program. In Chapter 3, we present a versatile method (called Newton’s method) for obtaining accurate approximations to zeros. The only way to find the exact solutions is to factor the expression (using either long division or synthetic division). Here, we have √ √ f (x) = x 3 − x 2 − 2x + 2 = (x − 1)(x 2 − 2) = (x − 1)(x − 2)(x + 2), √ √ from which you can see that the zeros are x = 1, x = 2 and x = − 2.
Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions by Robert T Smith