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1x Using Graphing Calculators 4 In Problems 51–56, use the INTERSECT command on a graphing calculator to solve each equation. Round answers to two decimal places. (Hint: See Exercises 31–40) 40. 1x ϩ 5x 2 41. * (B) Graph y1 ϭ 29 Ϫ x2 and y2 ϭ Ϫ 29 Ϫ x2 in the standard viewing window of a graphing calculator. How do these graphs compare to the graph you drew in part A? (C) Apply each of the following ZOOM options to the graphs in part B and determine which options produce a curve that looks like the curve you drew in part A: ZDecimal, ZSquare, ZoomFit 51.
Qxd 11/22/2007 06:15 PM Page 22 pinnacle 110:MHIA064:mhbar3:SE:CH 01: 22 CHAPTER 1 FUNCTIONS, GRAPHS, AND MODELS Z Defining Relations and Functions What do all of the preceding examples have in common? Each of them describes the matching of elements in one set with elements in a second set. There is a special name for such a correspondence. Z DEFINITION 1 Definition of Relation A relation is a correspondence that matches up two sets of objects. The first set is called the domain, and the set of all corresponding elements is called the range.
Function G takes the square root of the sum of 4 and the square of the domain element. In Problems 71–74, translate each algebraic definition of the function into a verbal definition. 71. f (x) ϭ 2x Ϫ 3x2 73. F(x) ϭ 2x4 ϩ 9 72. g(x) ϭ 5x3 Ϫ 8x x 74. G(x) ϭ 3x Ϫ 6 In Problems 75–78, use the given information to write a verbal description of the function f and then find the equation for f(x). 75. f (x ϩ h) ϭ 2(x ϩ h)2 Ϫ 4(x ϩ h) ϩ 6 of f near x ϭ 1, by examining the numerical values of f near x ϭ 1, and by algebraically simplifying the expression used to define f.