# Calculus 1 : Curves

## Example Questions

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# C         D

For which of the graphs of  above is the following statment true?

A

D

B

C

A

Explanation:

The condition reads 'the limit of f of x as x approaches three from the left'.  Note that we're not looking at x as it approached negative three.  Only A and B have infinite limites at positive 3 (C and D show limits as x approaches negative 3), so the answer must be one of these.  We can see that from the left, B approaches positive infinity at x=3 from the left, while A approaches negative infinity at x=3 from the left, so the correct answer is A.

### Example Question #4 : How To Graph Functions Of Curves

On what interval is the following function decreasing?

Explanation:

Since this is a quadratic function with a positive first coefficient, we know it only has one local minimum and no other extrema. So all we have to do is find the x coordinate corresponding to this value and we will have one endpoint of our interval, and it will be decreasing constantly as you approach this point from the left.

Recall,

So, if we take the derivative of this quadratic, we get

So this is where our interval ends. Since there are no other local extrema, we know our interval is

.

### Example Question #1 : How To Graph Functions Of Curves

Which of the following is true about the twice-differentiable function  above?

Explanation:

Since the function  is increasing at , and since  is below the x-axis, .

Furthermore, there exists an inflection point at , where the concavity of function changes.

Thus at .

### Example Question #6 : How To Graph Functions Of Curves

Which one of the following could be the integral of ?

Explanation:

Since the functions are added together, we can take each one seperately and add the results together.

The integral of  is  since you must apply for the chain rule of the .

The integral of  will be using the power rule

,

which means it will equal

, which turns into ,

so combining these gives

as the integral, making  the only equation that satisfies this quality.

### Example Question #7 : How To Graph Functions Of Curves

Exponential Function

What is the graph of the folloiwng function:

None of the above

Explanation:

Use the following values to plot the graph:

, , ,

### Example Question #8 : How To Graph Functions Of Curves

Trigonometric Function

Graph the folloiwng function: