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  1. #1
    Oct 2010

    Grade 12 Math Problems

    There was an issue where I was placed in the wrong class at first this year and it's only just been rectified. I'm now in my proper Math 30 Pure class. My teacher was kind enough to waive the first few cumulative reviews and tests, but I was just assigned one that is going to be weighted the same as all of those past ones combined. Fun. The problem is that I've literally been to 3 classes, so while I've got a grasp of 2 lessons (one day was assigned to work on this review), I'm at a loss for the other 20 or so that the class has covered in my absence. Here are a few problems that I'm having issues with.

    Given the function y= x^2(x+3)-6, I need to make the following transformations.
    -Stretch it horizontally by 1/3
    -Reflect about the x axis
    -Reflect about the y axis
    -Move it up 6 units, left 4.

    From just messing around with my TI-83, as well as prior knowledge, I THINK that this is the proper solution, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
    - y= 3x^2(3x+3)-6
    - y= -1(3x^2(3x+3)-6)
    - y= -1(-3x^2(-3x+3)-6)
    - y= -1(-3x^2(-3x+7))

    Like I said, feel free to eviscerate me if I'm wrong on any of these.

    Next, there's this.
    Given 1/2y= f(-3x-9)+2, I need to find out what the points
    (0,7) would change to if the equation was changed to
    I believe that this is an inverse function (like I said, could be wrong. It might be a reciprocal), which means you switch x and y, right? So
    Like I said though, not sure if it's inverse or reciprocal.

    Then there's this.
    Given f(x)=√(x)+7, determine
    X intercepts for y+f^-1(x)
    Invariant points for y=f(x) and y=f^-1(x)

    On this one I'm just lost.

    Finally, I need to find the formula for coterminal angles for
    25π/8 and

    Both of those in radians, of course. I understand the coterminal formula is and angle + n360, nEI, but that's for degrees. How do I do it for radians?

    Again, any help for any of this would be greatly appreciated. Math has never been my strongest suit, but it's even harder when I haven't had a chance to learn it.
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  2. #2
    Super Member
    Jan 2008
    Looks like you did this using trial and error. Because this seems to count towards your grade I won't give you exact answers. However, I'll tell you now that given function f(x)...Google is your friends should you need anymore help on this. There are also several good videos on youtube explaining this.

    Stretching horizontally by a a factor of c corresponds to f(x/c)

    Reflection about the y axis is f(-x)

    Reflection about the x axis is -f(x)

    Translation up by c is f(x) + c (down is f(x) - c)

    Translation b units to the right is f(x-b) (left is f(x+b))

    If it's written $\displaystyle [f(x)]^{-1}$ chances are it means reciprocal. Usually we write inverse functions like so $\displaystyle f^{-1}(x) $

    You'll just need to convert degrees into radians. Use $\displaystyle 2\pi = 180 $ degrees. The same formula applies when you have done the conversion.

    Good luck
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