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# Inverse Functions

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## Find the inverse of each function.

1) f ( x) = 2x

3) g( x) = x

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2) h( x) = 5 + x
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4) f ( x) = x
3

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5) f ( x) = x +
2
2

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6) f ( x) = x
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8) f ( x) =

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## 9) The function C(n) below relates the

number of bushels of apples picked at a
pick-your-own orchard to the final cost for
the apples.

## 10) The function C(t) below relates outside

temperature in degrees Fahrenheit to the
number of cricket chirps per minute.
It takes as input the temperature in degrees
Fahrenheit, and returns as output the
number of cricket chirps per minute
occuring at that time.

## It takes as input the number of bushels of

apples picked after paying an entry fee to
an orchard and returns as output the cost
of the apples (in dollars).

C(t) = 4t - 160
C(n) = 10n + 20
Write the equation for the inverse function
N(c), which takes the cost of the apples as
input and returns the number of bushels
picked as output?

## Write the equation that represents the

inverse function T(c), which takes the
cricket chirps per minute as input and
returns as output the temperature in
degrees Fahrenheit?

## 11) The function A(b) relates the area of a

trapezoid with a given height of 10 and
one base length of 7 with the length of its
other base.

## 12) The function P(m) below relates the

amount of time (measured in minutes)
Jane spent on her homework and the
number of problems completed.

## It takes as input the other base value, and

returns as output the area of the trapezoid.
A(b) = 10

## It takes as input the number of minutes

worked and returns as output the number
of problems completed.

b+7
2

P(m) =

## Write the equation that represents the

inverse function B(a), which takes the
trapezoid's area as input and returns as
output the length of the other base?

m
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## Write the equation that represents the

inverse function M(p), which takes the
number of problems completed as input
and returns the numbers of minutes
worked?

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## 13) If an inverse function undoes the work of

the original function, the original
function's range becomes the inverse
function's _____.

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( f 32) allows you
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to convert degrees Fahrenheit to degrees
Celsius. Find the inverse of the function so
that you can convert degrees Celsius back
to degrees Fahrenheit.

## 14) True or False:

If a function uses variables other than x
and y for its input and output variables,
you take the original equation and solve
for the input variable to find the inverse.

## 16) The function below allows you to convert

degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit. Use
this function to convert 20 degrees Celsius
to degrees Fahrenheit.
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F (c) = c + 32
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20C = _____ F

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