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Daily Check Simplify: 1) 2) Math II UNIT QUESTION: What methods can be used to find the inverse of a function? Standard: MM2A2, MM2A5 Today’s Question:

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2 Daily Check Simplify: 1) 2)

3 Math II UNIT QUESTION: What methods can be used to find the inverse of a function? Standard: MM2A2, MM2A5 Today’s Question: How do you find the composite of two functions and the resulting domain? Standard: MM2A5.d

4 4.2 Composition of Functions

5 Objective  To form and evaluate composite functions.  To determine the domain for composite functions.

6 Composition of functions  Composition of functions is the successive application of the functions in a specific order.  Given two functions f and g, the composite function is defined by and is read “f of g of x.”  The domain of is the set of elements x in the domain of g such that g(x) is in the domain of f.  Another way to say that is to say that “the range of function g must be in the domain of function f.”

7 A composite function x g(x)g(x) f(g(x)) domain of g range of f range of g domain of f g f

8 A different way to look at it… Function Machine x Function Machine g f

9 Example 1  Evaluate and :  You can see that function composition is not commutative!

10 Example 2  Evaluate and :  Again, not the same function. What is the domain???

11 (Since a radicand can’t be negative in the set of real numbers, x must be greater than or equal to zero.) Example 3  Find the domain of and :  (Since a radicand can’t be negative in the set of real numbers, x – 1 must be greater than or equal to zero.)

12 Your turn  Evaluate and : 

13 Example 4  Find the indicated values for the following functions if: 

14 Example 5  The number of bicycle helmets produced in a factory each day is a function of the number of hours (t) the assembly line is in operation that day and is given by n = P(t) = 75t – 2t 2.  The cost C of producing the helmets is a function of the number of helmets produced and is given by C(n) = 7n Determine a function that gives the cost of producing the helmets in terms of the number of hours the assembly line is functioning on a given day. Find the cost of the bicycle helmets produced on a day when the assembly line was functioning 12 hours. (solution on next slide)

15  Determine a function that gives the cost of producing the helmets in terms of the number of hours the assembly line is functioning on a given day.   Find the cost of the bicycle helmets produced on a day when the assembly line was functioning 12 hours. Solution to Example 5:

16 Summary…  Function arithmetic – add the functions (subtract, etc)  Addition  Subtraction  Multiplication  Division  Function composition  Perform function in innermost parentheses first  Domain of “main” function must include range of “inner” function

17 Class work  Workbook Page #13-24

18 Homework  Page 114 #19-24  Page 115 #9-16


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