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An inverse function is a function that reverses all the operations of another function. Therefore, an inverse function has all the points of another function, except that the x and y values are reversed.

Basic concepts: Domain and range of a function, Identifying functions, Function notation (Advanced),

Related concepts: Derivative of inverse trigonometric functions, Derivative of logarithmic functions,

- Introduction

• What is “inverse”, and what does “inverse” do to a function?

• Inverse: switch “x” and “y”

• Inverse: reflect the original function in the line “y = x” - 1.
**Graph an inverse**

Given the graph of $y = f\left( x \right)$ as shown,

a)Sketch the graph of the inverse $y = {f^{ - 1}}\left( x \right)$ in 2 ways:

i) by reflecting $f\left( x \right)$ in the line $y = x$

ii) by switching the x and y coordinates for each point on $f\left( x \right)$b)Is $f\left( x \right)$ a function?

Is ${f^{ - 1}}\left( x \right)$ a function? - 2.
**Inverse of a Quadratic Function**

Consider the quadratic function: $f(x) = (x+4)^2 + 2$a)Graph the function $f\left( x \right)$ and state the domain and range.b)Graph the inverse ${f^{ - 1}}\left( x \right)$ and state the domain and range.c)Is ${f^{ - 1}}\left( x \right)$ a function?

If not, describe how to restrict the domain of $f\left( x \right)$ so that the inverse of $f\left( x \right)$ can be a function. - 3.
**Determine the equation of the inverse.**

Algebraically determine the equation of the inverse ${f^{ - 1}}\left( x \right)$, given:a)$f\left( x \right) = - 5x + 4$b)$f\left( x \right) = {\left( {7x - 8} \right)^3} - 1$c)$f\left( x \right) = \frac{{3x}}{{2 + x}}$

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