Math 116: Chapter 4 Study Guide


  1. Match the exponential function with its graph. Look at problems 4.1.23 - 4.1.30*
  2. Match the logarithmic function with its graph. Look at problems 4.2.45 - 4.5.50*
  3. Match the function with its graph. Look at problems 4.5.1 - 4.5.6*
  4. Simplify the expressions without the use of a calculator. Look at problems 4.3.67 - 4.3.79, 4.4.21 - 4.4.25
  5. Write the expression as a sum, difference, and/or constant multiple of logarithms and simplify (if possible). Three parts. Look at problems 4.3.19 - 4.3.38.
  6. Write the expression as the logarithm of a single quantity. Three parts. Look at problems 4.3.41 - 4.3.54.
  7. Solve the exponential and logarithmic equations. Give an exact answer. The problems have been designed so the answers can be found without a calculator. Five parts. Look at problems 4.4.27 - 4.4.33, 4.4.39 - 4.4.49, 4.4.55 - 4.4.59, 4.4.65 - 4.4.75.
  8. Evaluate a logarithm using the change of base formula. Look at problems 4.3.11 - 4.3.18.
  9. Use the table of logarithms to approximate other logarithms. The base will be unknown, so you won't be able to use the change of base formula to double-check your answer (until you answer part c, that is). Three parts. Find the base of the logarithm used in the table. Example: if the logb 2 = 0.7565 and logb 3 = 1.1990, then the logb 6 = logb (2*3) = logb 2 + logb 3 = 0.7565 + 1.1990 = 1.9555. To find the base, rewrite in exponential form ( b0.7565 = 2) and then take the inverse power of both sides (b = 2(1/0.7565) = 2.50)
  10. Use your calculator to approximate the expression. Four parts. Look at problems 4.1.1 - 4.1.10 and 4.2.31 - 4.2.40. Be able to work with the limit definition of e - example 5 on page 320.

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