Math 150
Midterm 1
Form A
Please be aware that this is a practice exam based on previous department exams.
There
may be topics from class that are not represented on this practice exam that are important.
Please refer to the information given by your professor or teaching assistant for a
complete list of topics covered on the actual midterm.
1.
Consider the function given by
2
2
( )
(
4)(
5)
f x
x
x
x
= −
−
−
(a)
Find the
-intercepts and -intercepts
x
y
(b)
Does the graph touch or cross the
x
-axis at the
x
-intercepts?
(c)
Does the graph have symmetry?
(d)
Determine the turning points on the graph.
Approximate to 2 decimal places.
(e)
Sketch the graph and label the
x
-intercepts,
y
-intercepts, and the turning
points.
(f)
Find the power function that resembles the graph of
( )
f
x
for LARGE values
values of
x
.

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