Lesson 7 Piece Out Practice Understanding

Learning Focus

Write and graph piecewise functions efficiently and accurately.

Write and graph absolute value functions in piecewise and absolute value form.

Find inverses and graph inverse functions efficiently and accurately.

How do piecewise functions, absolute value functions, and inverse functions connect?

Open Up the Math: Launch, Explore, Discuss

In this unit, we started with piecewise functions, connected to absolute value functions, and found inverse functions. In this lesson, we are going to put all this work together by starting with a single function and building the other functions and their representations from the initial function. Think flexibly, and don’t forget to check your work!

1.

Start with

A. Find :

B. Graph the piecewise function:

a blank 17 X 17 coordinate plane

C. Write an absolute value function, in piecewise form with as one side of the function:

Write in absolute value form:

2.

Start with

A. Graph :

a blank 17 X 17 coordinate plane

B. Write the equation of the piecewise function for .

C. Find the inverse of :

3.

Start with for

A. Find :

B. Graph

a blank 17 X 17 coordinate plane

4.

Start with

A. Graph and :

a blank 17 X 17 coordinate plane

B. Graph

a blank 17 X 17 coordinate plane

C. Write in piecewise form:

Ready for More?

Let .

Write the equation of , the function you graphed in problem 4a.

Takeaways

Helpful suggestions to be more efficient, accurate, and flexible with piecewise, absolute value, or inverse functions:

Lesson Summary

In this lesson, we worked on becoming more fluent with piecewise functions, absolute value functions, and inverse functions. We learned to be more efficient in our work and to refine the details so that it is entirely correct.

Retrieval

In each situation given, find the rate of change. State the numerical value of the rate and provide a description of what it means.

1.

a coordinate plane with a horizontal axis labeled “Time in hours,” going from 0 to 10 hours. The vertical axis is labeled “Distance in miles” and goes from 0 to 400 miles. The graph is continuous beginning at (0, 50), going through (3, 200) and (7, time (hrs)555101010distance (miles)200200200400400400000

2.

A bank account receives regular deposits each month. The equation models the balance in the account starting this month.

3.

Write the equation of a piecewise function for the graph.

A segment begins at closed endpoint (-6, 5) and continues to (0, 5). From (0, 5) it descends to (4,1), where it continues to (7, 1). From (7, 1) it ascends to closed endpoint (8, 5) x–10–10–10–5–5–5555101010y–5–5–5555101010000