College Algebra

# Practice Test

College AlgebraPractice Test

For the following exercises, determine whether each of the following relations is a function.

1.

$y=2x+8 y=2x+8$

2.

${ (2,1),(3,2),(−1,1),(0,−2) } { (2,1),(3,2),(−1,1),(0,−2) }$

For the following exercises, evaluate the function$f(x)=−3 x 2 +2x f(x)=−3 x 2 +2x$ at the given input.

3.

$f(−2) f(−2)$

4.

$f(a) f(a)$

5.

Show that the function$f(x)=−2 (x−1) 2 +3 f(x)=−2 (x−1) 2 +3$is not one-to-one.

6.

Write the domain of the function$f(x)= 3−x f(x)= 3−x$in interval notation.

7.

Given$f(x)=2 x 2 −5x, f(x)=2 x 2 −5x,$find$f(a+1)−f(1) f(a+1)−f(1)$in simplest form.

8.

Graph the function

9.

Find the average rate of change of the function$f(x)=3−2 x 2 +x f(x)=3−2 x 2 +x$by finding$f(b)−f(a) b−a f(b)−f(a) b−a$in simplest form.

For the following exercises, use the functionsto find the composite functions.

10.

$( g∘f )(x) ( g∘f )(x)$

11.

$( g∘f )(1) ( g∘f )(1)$

12.

Express$H(x)= 5 x 2 −3x 3 H(x)= 5 x 2 −3x 3$as a composition of two functions,$f f$and$g, g,$where$( f∘g )(x)=H(x). ( f∘g )(x)=H(x).$

For the following exercises, graph the functions by translating, stretching, and/or compressing a toolkit function.

13.

$f(x)= x+6 −1 f(x)= x+6 −1$

14.

$f(x)= 1 x+2 −1 f(x)= 1 x+2 −1$

For the following exercises, determine whether the functions are even, odd, or neither.

15.

$f(x)=− 5 x 2 +9 x 6 f(x)=− 5 x 2 +9 x 6$

16.

$f(x)=− 5 x 3 +9 x 5 f(x)=− 5 x 3 +9 x 5$

17.

$f(x)= 1 x f(x)= 1 x$

18.

Graph the absolute value function$f(x)=−2| x−1 |+3. f(x)=−2| x−1 |+3.$

For the following exercises, find the inverse of the function.

19.

$f(x)=3x−5 f(x)=3x−5$

20.

$f(x)= 4 x+7 f(x)= 4 x+7$

For the following exercises, use the graph of$g g$shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1
21.

On what intervals is the function increasing?

22.

On what intervals is the function decreasing?

23.

Approximate the local minimum of the function. Express the answer as an ordered pair.

24.

Approximate the local maximum of the function. Express the answer as an ordered pair.

For the following exercises, use the graph of the piecewise function shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2
25.

Find$f(2). f(2).$

26.

Find$f(−2). f(−2).$

27.

Write an equation for the piecewise function.

For the following exercises, use the values listed in Table 1.

$x x$ $F(x) F(x)$
01
13
25
37
49
511
613
715
817
Table 1
28.

Find$F(6). F(6).$

29.

Solve the equation$F(x)=5. F(x)=5.$

30.

Is the graph increasing or decreasing on its domain?

31.

Is the function represented by the graph one-to-one?

32.

Find$F −1 (15). F −1 (15).$

33.

Given$f(x)=−2x+11, f(x)=−2x+11,$find$f −1 (x). f −1 (x).$