This is not from a test; I'm not cheating. It's from a sample test. I take the actual test on Friday, and I haven't seen those questions.

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- Jul 18th 2011, 06:44 PMjbwtuckerSum of two functions (graphs)
This is not from a test; I'm not cheating. It's from a sample test. I take the actual test on Friday, and I haven't seen those questions.

- Jul 18th 2011, 07:04 PMpickslidesRe: Sum of two functions (graphs)
I think option A is a pretty good answer but what is your guess? How did you arrive at it?

- Jul 18th 2011, 07:06 PMAlso sprach ZarathustraRe: Sum of two functions (graphs)
- Jul 18th 2011, 07:26 PMjbwtuckerRe: Sum of two functions (graphs)
Right. And they look like parent functions, so I'm guessing g(x)=x^2 and f(x)=x, or something close to it. So adding them together yields x^2 + x, which is still a parabola, just a steeper one.

As we head towards negative numbers, the value of y should shift down... until |x| is a big enough number that squaring it outweighs adding a negative x-value and sends it back into quadrant 2.

Which means it's A.

Thanks!