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Exam-Style Questions on Inverse Functions

Problems on Inverse Functions adapted from questions set in previous Mathematics exams.


IB Standard

Part of the graph of \(f(x) = {\log _b}(x + 4)\) for \(x > - 4\) is shown below.


The graph passes through A(4, 3) , has an x-intercept at (-3, 0) and has an asymptote at \(x = - 4\).

(a) Find the value of \(b\).

The graph of \(f(x)\) is reflected in the line \(y = x\) to give the graph of \(g(x)\).

(b) Write down the y-intercept of the graph of \(g(x)\).

(c) Sketch the graph of \(g(x)\), noting clearly any asymptotes and the image of A.

(d) Find \(g(x)\) in terms of \(x\).

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