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An object is dropped from the top of a tall building. At 2 seconds, it is 64 feet from the top of the building. At 4 seconds, it is 256 feet from the top of the building. What is the average rate the object was traveling in the interval between 2 and 4 seconds?

96 ft / s

2

For which values of k will the line y = x + k meet the parabola of the equation y = −x ^2 + 4x − 8 in two distinct points?

k < −23/4

3

What is the limit of the function in the graph at x = 4?

6

4

Determine, if it exists, limx→1 x^2−2x+1/√x+3 −2

0

5

What is the slope of the tangent line of the function f (x) = 4x ^2 − 2x + 1 at x = 3?

22

6

Consider the function y = x^ 2 − 2x + 1. What is the slope of the tangent line at x = 2?

2

7

The instantaneous rate of change of a ball (in ft/sec) is given by f′(x)=1/√x. When was the ball traveling at a rate of 1/4 ft/sec?

16 sec

8

What is f ' (x) if f (x) = x^64?

64x^63

9

Compute the derivative of the function
f(x)=x−√x / (x^3−x+3).

(1−1/2x^−1/2)(x^3−x+3)−(x−√x)(3x^2−1)/(x^3−x+3)^2

10

Find the derivative of:
P(t)=(3t^2/3−6t^1/3)^3⋅(3t^2−6t)^1/3

P′(t)=2(3t^2/3−6t^1/3)^3(3t^2−6t)^−2/3(t−1)+6(3t^2−6t)^
1/3(3t^2/3−6t^1/3)^2(t^−1/3−t^−2/3)

11

What is the value of sin (π / 4)?

√2/2

12

What is the derivative of the function
f(x) = e^x/2−tanx/x?

(e^x/2 /2−sec^2x)x−(e^x/2−tanx)/x^2

13

Evaluate the following as true or false.
(ln(−x))′=1/x

true

14

If dy / dx is undefined for a given value of x, then the line tangent to the curve y = f (x) at that value does not exist.

false

15

Find an equation of the tangent line to the curve x^2/a^2−y^2/b^2=1, where a and b are constants, at the point (x0,y0).

x0x/a^2−y0y/b^2=1

16

Below is the graph of a function f (x). Which graph could be the graph of its inverse f −1 (x)?

The graph of f −1 (x) looks like the reflection of the graph of f (x) across the line y = x. Another way to think of this is that whatever is true of the y-coordinates in the graph of f (x) must be true of the x-coordinates in the graph of f −1 (x). Because the graph of f (x) has no negative y-coordinates, the graph of f −1 (x) must not have any negative x-coordinates. Also in the original f (x) graph the y-coordinates decrease as the x-coordinates increase.

17

What is the value of d/dx[f−1(x)] when x=0, given that f(x)=x1−x, and f−1(0)=0?

1

18

Suppose I want to find an inverse to the function |cos x|. I intend to restrict the domain of the function to an interval whose left endpoint is x = 0. On which of the following intervals is |cos x| one-to one?

[0, π / 2]

19

Find the derivative d/dx[arcsec2x].

2/|2x|√4x^2−1

20

What does sech (0) equal?

1

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