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For the equation A cos ( B x + C ) + D , what constants affect the range of the function and how do they affect the range?

The absolute value of the constant A (amplitude) increases the total range and the constant D (vertical shift) shifts the graph vertically.

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How does the range of a translated sine function relate to the equation y = A sin ( B x + C ) + D ?

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How can the unit circle be used to construct the graph of f ( t ) = sin t ?

At the point where the terminal side of t intersects the unit circle, you can determine that the sin t equals the y -coordinate of the point.

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Graphical

For the following exercises, graph two full periods of each function and state the amplitude, period, and midline. State the maximum and minimum y -values and their corresponding x -values on one period for x > 0. Round answers to two decimal places if necessary.

f ( x ) = 2 3 cos x

A graph of (2/3)cos(x). Graph has amplitude of 2/3, period of 2pi, and range of [-2/3, 2/3].

amplitude: 2 3 ; period: 2 π ; midline: y = 0 ; maximum: y = 2 3 occurs at x = 0 ; minimum: y = 2 3 occurs at x = π ; for one period, the graph starts at 0 and ends at 2 π

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f ( x ) = 3 sin x

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f ( x ) = 4 sin x

A graph of 4sin(x). Graph has amplitude of 4, period of 2pi, and range of [-4, 4].

amplitude: 4; period: 2 π ; midline: y = 0 ; maximum y = 4 occurs at x = π 2 ; minimum: y = 4 occurs at x = 3 π 2 ; one full period occurs from x = 0 to x = 2 π

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f ( x ) = cos ( 2 x )

A graph of cos(2x). Graph has amplitude of 1, period of pi, and range of [-1,1].

amplitude: 1; period: π ; midline: y = 0 ; maximum: y = 1 occurs at x = π ; minimum: y = 1 occurs at x = π 2 ; one full period is graphed from x = 0 to x = π

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f ( x ) = 2 sin ( 1 2 x )

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f ( x ) = 4 cos ( π x )

A graph of 4cos(pi*x). Grpah has amplitude of 4, period of 2, and range of [-4, 4].

amplitude: 4; period: 2; midline: y = 0 ; maximum: y = 4 occurs at x = 0 ; minimum: y = 4 occurs at x = 1

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f ( x ) = 3 cos ( 6 5 x )

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y = 3 sin ( 8 ( x + 4 ) ) + 5

A graph of 3sin(8(x+4))+5. Graph has amplitude of 3, range of [2, 8], and period of pi/4.

amplitude: 3; period: π 4 ; midline: y = 5 ; maximum: y = 8 occurs at x = 0.12 ; minimum: y = 2 occurs at x = 0.516 ; horizontal shift: 4 ; vertical translation 5; one period occurs from x = 0 to x = π 4

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y = 2 sin ( 3 x 21 ) + 4

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y = 5 sin ( 5 x + 20 ) 2

A graph of 5sin(5x+20)-2. Graph has an amplitude of 5, period of 2pi/5, and range of [-7,3].

amplitude: 5; period: 2 π 5 ; midline: y = −2 ; maximum: y = 3 occurs at x = 0.08 ; minimum: y = −7 occurs at x = 0.71; phase shift: −4 ; vertical translation: −2; one full period can be graphed on x = 0 to x = 2 π 5

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For the following exercises, graph one full period of each function, starting at x = 0. For each function, state the amplitude, period, and midline. State the maximum and minimum y -values and their corresponding x -values on one period for x > 0. State the phase shift and vertical translation, if applicable. Round answers to two decimal places if necessary.

f ( t ) = 2 sin ( t 5 π 6 )

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f ( t ) = cos ( t + π 3 ) + 1

A graph of -cos(t+pi/3)+1. Graph has amplitude of 1, period of 2pi, and range of [0,2]. Phase shifted pi/3 to the left.

amplitude: 1 ; period: 2 π ; midline: y = 1 ; maximum: y = 2 occurs at x = 2.09 ; maximum: y = 2 occurs at t = 2.09 ; minimum: y = 0 occurs at t = 5.24 ; phase shift: π 3 ; vertical translation: 1; one full period is from t = 0 to t = 2 π

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f ( t ) = 4 cos ( 2 ( t + π 4 ) ) 3

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f ( t ) = sin ( 1 2 t + 5 π 3 )

A graph of -sin((1/2)*t + 5pi/3). Graph has amplitude of 1, range of [-1,1], period of 4pi, and a phase shift of -10pi/3.

amplitude: 1; period: 4 π ; midline: y = 0 ; maximum: y = 1 occurs at t = 11.52 ; minimum: y = 1 occurs at t = 5.24 ; phase shift: 10 π 3 ; vertical shift: 0

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f ( x ) = 4 sin ( π 2 ( x 3 ) ) + 7

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Determine the amplitude, midline, period, and an equation involving the sine function for the graph shown in [link] .

A sinusoidal graph with amplitude of 2, range of [-5, -1], period of 4, and midline at y=-3.

amplitude: 2; midline: y = 3 ; period: 4; equation: f ( x ) = 2 sin ( π 2 x ) 3

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Determine the amplitude, period, midline, and an equation involving cosine for the graph shown in [link] .

A graph with a cosine parent function, with amplitude of 3, period of pi, midline at y=-1, and range of [-4,2]
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Determine the amplitude, period, midline, and an equation involving cosine for the graph shown in [link] .

A graph with a cosine parent function with an amplitude of 2, period of 5, midline at y=3, and a range of [1,5].

amplitude: 2; period: 5; midline: y = 3 ; equation: f ( x ) = 2 cos ( 2 π 5 x ) + 3

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Determine the amplitude, period, midline, and an equation involving sine for the graph shown in [link] .

A sinusoidal graph with amplitude of 4, period of 10, midline at y=0, and range [-4,4].
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Determine the amplitude, period, midline, and an equation involving cosine for the graph shown in [link] .

A graph with cosine parent function, range of function is [-4,4], amplitude of 4, period of 2.

amplitude: 4; period: 2; midline: y = 0 ; equation: f ( x ) = 4 cos ( π ( x π 2 ) )

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Determine the amplitude, period, midline, and an equation involving sine for the graph shown in [link] .

A graph with sine parent function. Amplitude 2, period 2, midline y=0
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Determine the amplitude, period, midline, and an equation involving cosine for the graph shown in [link] .

A graph with cosine parent function. Amplitude 2, period 2, midline y=1

amplitude: 2; period: 2; midline y = 1 ; equation: f ( x ) = 2 cos ( π x ) + 1

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Determine the amplitude, period, midline, and an equation involving sine for the graph shown in [link] .

A graph with a sine parent function. Amplitude 1, period 4 and midline y=0.
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Algebraic

For the following exercises, let f ( x ) = sin x .

On [ 0 , 2 π ), solve f ( x ) = 0.

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On [ 0 , 2 π ), solve f ( x ) = 1 2 .

π 6 , 5 π 6

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Evaluate f ( π 2 ) .

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On [ 0 , 2 π ) , f ( x ) = 2 2 . Find all values of x .

π 4 , 3 π 4

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On [ 0 , 2 π ), the maximum value(s) of the function occur(s) at what x -value(s)?

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On [ 0 , 2 π ), the minimum value(s) of the function occur(s) at what x -value(s)?

3 π 2

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Show that f ( x ) = f ( x ) . This means that f ( x ) = sin x is an odd function and possesses symmetry with respect to ________________.

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For the following exercises, let f ( x ) = cos x .

On [ 0 , 2 π ), solve the equation f ( x ) = cos x = 0.

π 2 , 3 π 2

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On [ 0 , 2 π ), solve f ( x ) = 1 2 .

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On [ 0 , 2 π ), find the x -intercepts of f ( x ) = cos x .

π 2 , 3 π 2

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On [ 0 , 2 π ), find the x -values at which the function has a maximum or minimum value.

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On [ 0 , 2 π ), solve the equation f ( x ) = 3 2 .

π 6 , 11 π 6

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Technology

Graph h ( x ) = x + sin x on [ 0 , 2 π ] . Explain why the graph appears as it does.

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Graph h ( x ) = x + sin x on [ 100 , 100 ] . Did the graph appear as predicted in the previous exercise?

The graph appears linear. The linear functions dominate the shape of the graph for large values of x .

A sinusoidal graph that increases like the function y=x, shown from 0 to 100.
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Graph f ( x ) = x sin x on [ 0 , 2 π ] and verbalize how the graph varies from the graph of f ( x ) = sin x .

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Graph f ( x ) = x sin x on the window [ −10 , 10 ] and explain what the graph shows.

The graph is symmetric with respect to the y -axis and there is no amplitude because the function is not periodic.

A sinusoidal graph that has increasing peaks and decreasing lows as the absolute value of x increases.
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Graph f ( x ) = sin x x on the window [ −5 π , 5 π ] and explain what the graph shows.

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Real-world applications

A Ferris wheel is 25 meters in diameter and boarded from a platform that is 1 meter above the ground. The six o’clock position on the Ferris wheel is level with the loading platform. The wheel completes 1 full revolution in 10 minutes. The function h ( t ) gives a person’s height in meters above the ground t minutes after the wheel begins to turn.

  1. Find the amplitude, midline, and period of h ( t ) .
  2. Find a formula for the height function h ( t ) .
  3. How high off the ground is a person after 5 minutes?
  1. Amplitude: 12.5; period: 10; midline: y = 13.5 ;
  2. h ( t ) = 12.5 sin ( π 5 ( t 2.5 ) ) + 13.5 ;
  3. 26 ft
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Questions & Answers

I've run into this: x = r*cos(angle1 + angle2) Which expands to: x = r(cos(angle1)*cos(angle2) - sin(angle1)*sin(angle2)) The r value confuses me here, because distributing it makes: (r*cos(angle2))(cos(angle1) - (r*sin(angle2))(sin(angle1)) How does this make sense? Why does the r distribute once
Carlos Reply
How can you tell what type of parent function a graph is ?
Mary Reply
generally by how the graph looks and understanding what the base parent functions look like and perform on a graph
William
if you have a graphed line, you can have an idea by how the directions of the line turns, i.e. negative, positive, zero
William
y=x will obviously be a straight line with a zero slope
William
y=x^2 will have a parabolic line opening to positive infinity on both sides of the y axis vice versa with y=-x^2 you'll have both ends of the parabolic line pointing downward heading to negative infinity on both sides of the y axis
William
y=x will be a straight line, but it will have a slope of one. Remember, if y=1 then x=1, so for every unit you rise you move over positively one unit. To get a straight line with a slope of 0, set y=1 or any integer.
Aaron
yes, correction on my end, I meant slope of 1 instead of slope of 0
William
what is f(x)=
Karim Reply
I don't understand
Joe
Typically a function 'f' will take 'x' as input, and produce 'y' as output. As 'f(x)=y'. According to Google, "The range of a function is the complete set of all possible resulting values of the dependent variable (y, usually), after we have substituted the domain."
Thomas
Sorry, I don't know where the "Â"s came from. They shouldn't be there. Just ignore them. :-)
Thomas
GREAT ANSWER THOUGH!!!
Darius
Thanks.
Thomas
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Thomas
It is the  that should not be there. It doesn't seem to show if encloses in quotation marks. "Â" or 'Â' ... Â
Thomas
Now it shows, go figure?
Thomas
what is this?
unknown Reply
i do not understand anything
unknown
lol...it gets better
Darius
I've been struggling so much through all of this. my final is in four weeks 😭
Tiffany
this book is an excellent resource! have you guys ever looked at the online tutoring? there's one that is called "That Tutor Guy" and he goes over a lot of the concepts
Darius
thank you I have heard of him. I should check him out.
Tiffany
is there any question in particular?
Joe
I have always struggled with math. I get lost really easy, if you have any advice for that, it would help tremendously.
Tiffany
Sure, are you in high school or college?
Darius
Hi, apologies for the delayed response. I'm in college.
Tiffany
how to solve polynomial using a calculator
Ef Reply
So a horizontal compression by factor of 1/2 is the same as a horizontal stretch by a factor of 2, right?
KARMEL Reply
The center is at (3,4) a focus is at (3,-1), and the lenght of the major axis is 26
Rima Reply
The center is at (3,4) a focus is at (3,-1) and the lenght of the major axis is 26 what will be the answer?
Rima
I done know
Joe
What kind of answer is that😑?
Rima
I had just woken up when i got this message
Joe
Can you please help me. Tomorrow is the deadline of my assignment then I don't know how to solve that
Rima
i have a question.
Abdul
how do you find the real and complex roots of a polynomial?
Abdul
@abdul with delta maybe which is b(square)-4ac=result then the 1st root -b-radical delta over 2a and the 2nd root -b+radical delta over 2a. I am not sure if this was your question but check it up
Nare
This is the actual question: Find all roots(real and complex) of the polynomial f(x)=6x^3 + x^2 - 4x + 1
Abdul
@Nare please let me know if you can solve it.
Abdul
I have a question
juweeriya
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mustapha
The average annual population increase of a pack of wolves is 25.
Brittany Reply
how do you find the period of a sine graph
Imani Reply
Period =2π if there is a coefficient (b), just divide the coefficient by 2π to get the new period
Am
if not then how would I find it from a graph
Imani
by looking at the graph, find the distance between two consecutive maximum points (the highest points of the wave). so if the top of one wave is at point A (1,2) and the next top of the wave is at point B (6,2), then the period is 5, the difference of the x-coordinates.
Am
you could also do it with two consecutive minimum points or x-intercepts
Am
I will try that thank u
Imani
Case of Equilateral Hyperbola
Jhon Reply
ok
Zander
ok
Shella
f(x)=4x+2, find f(3)
Benetta
f(3)=4(3)+2 f(3)=14
lamoussa
14
Vedant
pre calc teacher: "Plug in Plug in...smell's good" f(x)=14
Devante
8x=40
Chris
Explain why log a x is not defined for a < 0
Baptiste Reply
the sum of any two linear polynomial is what
Esther Reply
divide simplify each answer 3/2÷5/4
Momo Reply
divide simplify each answer 25/3÷5/12
Momo
how can are find the domain and range of a relations
austin Reply
the range is twice of the natural number which is the domain
Morolake
A cell phone company offers two plans for minutes. Plan A: $15 per month and $2 for every 300 texts. Plan B: $25 per month and $0.50 for every 100 texts. How many texts would you need to send per month for plan B to save you money?
Diddy Reply
6000
Robert
more than 6000
Robert
For Plan A to reach $27/month to surpass Plan B's $26.50 monthly payment, you'll need 3,000 texts which will cost an additional $10.00. So, for the amount of texts you need to send would need to range between 1-100 texts for the 100th increment, times that by 3 for the additional amount of texts...
Gilbert
...for one text payment for 300 for Plan A. So, that means Plan A; in my opinion is for people with text messaging abilities that their fingers burn the monitor for the cell phone. While Plan B would be for loners that doesn't need their fingers to due the talking; but those texts mean more then...
Gilbert
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