Chapter Review Curve Sketching
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Chapter 4
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Chapter Review Curve Sketching
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For each of the following graphs, state

i) the intervals where the function is increasing

ii) the intervals where the function is decreasing

iii) the points where the tangent to the function is horizontal

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Q1a

For each of the following graphs, state

i) the intervals where the function is increasing

ii) the intervals where the function is decreasing

iii) the points where the tangent to the function is horizontal

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Q1b

Is it always true that an increasing function is concave up in shape? Explain.

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Q2

Determine the critical points for each function. Determine whether the critical point is a local maximum or local minimum and whether or not the tangent is parallel to the x-axis.

f(x)=-2x^3+9x^2+20

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Q3a

Determine the critical points for each function. Determine whether the critical point is a local maximum or local minimum and whether or not the tangent is parallel to the x-axis.

f(x)=x^4-8x^3+18x^2+6

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Q3b

Determine the critical points for each function. Determine whether the critical point is a local maximum or local minimum and whether or not the tangent is parallel to the x-axis.

h(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{x-3}{x^2+7}}

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Q3c

Determine the critical points for each function. Determine whether the critical point is a local maximum or local minimum and whether or not the tangent is parallel to the x-axis.

g(x)=(x-1)^{\displaystyle{\frac{1}{3}}}

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Q3d

The graph of the function y=f(x) has local extrema at points A, C, and E and points of inflection at B and D. If a,b,c,d, and e are the x-coordinates of the points, state the intervals on which the following conditions are true:

f'(x)>0 and f''(x)>0

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Q4a

The graph of the function y=f(x) has local extrema at points A, C, and E and points of inflection at B and D. If a,b,c,d, and e are the x-coordinates of the points, state the intervals on which the following conditions are true:

f'(x)>0 and f''(x)<0

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Q4b

The graph of the function y=f(x) has local extrema at points A, C, and E and points of inflection at B and D. If a,b,c,d, and e are the x-coordinates of the points, state the intervals on which the following conditions are true:

f'(x)<0 and f''(x)>0

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Q4c

The graph of the function y=f(x) has local extrema at points A, C, and E and points of inflection at B and D. If a,b,c,d, and e are the x-coordinates of the points, state the intervals on which the following conditions are true:

f'(x)<0 and f''(x)<0

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Q4d

For the following, check for discontinuities and state the equation of any vertical asymptotes. Conduct a limit test to determine the behaviour of the curve on either side of the asymptote.

y=\displaystyle{\frac{2x}{x-3}}

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Q5a

For the following, check for discontinuities and state the equation of any vertical asymptotes. Conduct a limit test to determine the behaviour of the curve on either side of the asymptote.

g(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{x-5}{x+5}}

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Q5b

Determine the point of inflection on the curve defined by y=x^3+5. Show that the tangent line at this point crosses the curve. Explain.

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Q6

Sketch a graph of a function that is differentiable on the interval -3\leq x \leq 5 and satisfies the following conditions:

i) There are local maxima at (-2,10) and (3,4).

ii) The function f is decreasing on the intervals -2 < x < 1 and 3\leq x \leq 5.

iii) The derivative f'(x) is positive for -3 \leq x < -2 and for 1 < x < 3.

iv) f(1)=-6

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Q7

Each of the following graphs represents the second derivative, g''(x), of a function g(x):

i) On what interval is the graph of g(x) concave up? on what interval is the graph concave down?

ii) List the x-coordinates of the points of inflection.

iii) Make a rough sketch of a possible graph for g(x), assuming that g(0)=-3.

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Q8a

Each of the following graphs represents the second derivative, g''(x), of a function g(x):

i) On what interval is the graph of g(x) concave up? on what interval is the graph concave down?

ii) List the x-coordinates of the points of inflection.

iii) Make a rough sketch of a possible graph for g(x), assuming that g(0)=-3.

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Q8b

If the graph of the function g(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{ax+b}{(x-1)(x-4)}} has a horizontal tangent at point (2,-1), determine the values of a and b.

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Q9a

a) If the graph of the function g(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{ax+b}{(x-1)(x-4)}} has a horizontal tangent at point (2,-1), determine the values of a and b.

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Q9b

Sketch each function using suitable techniques.

y=x^4-8x^2+7

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Q10a

Sketch each function using suitable techniques.

f(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{3x-1}{x+1}}

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Q10b

Sketch each function using suitable techniques.

g(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{x^2+1}{4x^2-9}}

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Q10c

Sketch each function using suitable techniques.

y=x(x-4)^3

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Q10d

Sketch each function using suitable techniques.

h(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{x}{x^2-4x+4}}

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Q10e

Sketch each function using suitable techniques.

f(t)=\displaystyle{\frac{t^2-3t+2}{t-3}}

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Q10f

Determine the conditions on parameter k such that the function f(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{2x+4}{x^2-k^2}} will have critical points.

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Q11a

When k=0, 2 for the function f(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{2x+4}{x^2-k^2}}

sketch the selection of the curve that lies in the domain |x|\leq k.

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Q11b

Determine the equation of the oblique asymptote in the form y=mx+b for each function, and then show that \lim\limits_{x\to + \infty}[y-f(x)]=0

f(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{2x^2-7x+5}{2x-1}}

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Q12a

Determine the equation of the oblique asymptote in the form y=mx+b for each function, and then show that \lim\limits_{x\to + \infty}[y-f(x)]=0

f(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{4x^3-x^2-15x-50}{x^2-3x}}

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Q12b

Determine the critical numbers and the intervals on which g(x)=(x^2-4)^2 is increasing or decreasing.

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Q13

Use the second derivative test to identify all maximum and minimum values of f(x)=x^3+\displaystyle{\frac{3}{2}}x^2-7x+5 on the interval -4\leq x \leq 3.

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Q14

Use the y-intercept, local extrema, intervals of concavity, and points of inflection to graph f(x)=4x^3+6x^2-24x-2.

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Q15

Let p(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{3x^3-5}{4x^2+1}}, q(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{3x-1}{x^2-2x-3}}, r(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{x^2-2x-8}{x^2-1}}, and s(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{x^3+2x}{x-2}}

Determine the asymptotes for each function, and identify their type (vertical, horizontal, or oblique).

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Q16a

Let p(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{3x^3-5}{4x^2+1}}, q(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{3x-1}{x^2-2x-3}}, r(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{x^2-2x-8}{x^2-1}}, and s(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{x^3+2x}{x-2}}

Graph y=r(x), showing clearly the asymptotes and the intercepts.

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Q16b

If f(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{x^3+8}{x}}, determine the domain, intercepts, asymptotes, intervals of increase and decrease, and concavity. Locate any critical points and points of inflection. Use this information to sketch the graph of f(x). Which of the following is the graph of f(x).

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Q17

Given the graph of y=f''(x), Which of the following is a possible graph of the original function, y=f(x).

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Q18

For f(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{5x}{(x-1)^2}}, show that f'(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{-5(x+1)}{(x-1)^3}} and f''(x)=\displaystyle{\frac{100(x+2)}{(x-1)^4}}. Use the function and its derivatives to determine the domain, intercepts, asymptotes, intervals of increase and decrease, and concavity, and to locate any local extrema and points of inflection. Use this information to sketch the graph of f.

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Q19

The graphs of a function and its derivatives, y=f(x), y=f'(x), and y=f''(x), are shown on each pair of axes. Which is which? Explain how you can tell.

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Q20a

The graphs of a function and its derivatives, y=f(x), y=f'(x), and y=f''(x), are shown on each pair of axes. Which is which? Explain how you can tell.

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