Math 116 - Chapter 1 & 2 Study Guide

  1. Find the slope of the line passing through the given points. Look at problems 1.2.7-10.
  2. Find the equation of the line that passes through the given point with the indicated slope. Look at problems 1.2.25-32.
  3. State the domain of the function. Three parts. Look at problems 1.3.49-58.
  4. Given a function h, decompose it into two functions f and g. Two parts. Look at problems 1.6.57-64.
  5. Given a function, evaluate it at the specified values and simplify. Three parts. Look at problems 1.3.27-38.
  6. Determine if the equation represents y as a function of x. Three parts. Look at problems 1.3.13-24.
  7. Given two functions f and g, find f composed with g or g composed with f. If there are any necessary restrictions, be sure to state them. Look at problems 1.6.35-44.
  8. Solve the equation if possible. Look at problems 2.1.15-29.
  9. Given a table of values for x, f(x), and g(x), find the combination, composition, and inverse of functions. See example at bottom of this page. Eight parts.
  10. Consider the graph of the function y=f(x) with the given domain and range. In each case identify the translation in English and give the domain and range of the translated function. Five parts. Look at your notes or the section 1.5 online lecture notes.
  11. Use a graphing utility to approximate all solutions of the equation. Remember that you're only looking for x-values here since the y-values will be zero. Look at problems 2.2.37-50. Use the root or zero feature of the calculator, do not use the arrow / zoom keys to approximate the intercept.
  12. Use a graphing utility to approximate any points of intersection of the graphs of the equations. You need both the x-coordinate and the y-coordinate on this problem. Look at problems 2.2.59-64. Use the intersect feature of the calculator, do not use the arrow / zoom keys to approximate the intersection point.
  13. The graph of a relation is given. Indicate whether or not the graph is the graph of a function and also any symmetries about the x-axis, y-axis, or origin. Four parts. Look at problems 1.4.11-16.
  14. Solve the formula for the indicated variable. Look at problems 2.1.31-38.
  15. Find an equation having the given solutions. Leave your answer in factored form. Look at problems 2.4.113-118.
  16. Know the equations and graphs of the basic functions. Constant, Linear (identity), Quadratic (squaring), Cubic, Square Root, Absolute Value, and the Greatest Integer Function. Identify the common function and the transformation of the graph; also write the formula for the graphed function. Look at problems 1.5.15-26. Also look at your take home exam, but that only required you to find the equation. This problem also wants you to name the basic function and describe the translation.
  17. Perform the indicated operations with complex numbers and simplify. Write your answers in standard form. Look at problems 2.3.25-36, 2.3.45-50, 2.3.57-62. Five parts.
  18. Solve the quadratic equation by factoring. Look at problems 2.4.5-14.
  19. Solve the quadratic equation by extraction of roots. Look at problems 2.4.15-22.
  20. Solve the quadratic equation by completing the square. Look at problems 2.4.23-32.
  21. Solve the quadratic equation by using the quadratic formula. Look at problems 2.4.45-52.
  22. Find all solutions of the equation. Use any algebraic method, but show work. Look at problems 2.4.61-75, 2.4.83-91. Three parts.
  23. Solve the inequality and sketch on the real number line. Write your answers in interval notation. Look at problems 2.5.27-34, 2.5.45-50. Two parts.


Example for #9

x 1 2 3
f(x) -1 5 1
g(x) 3 1 -1

Points per problem

# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Total
Pts 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 4 8 10 2 3 8 3 2 6 5 4 4 4 4 9 4 100