Which of the four operations on functions do you think is the easiest to perform? What is the most difficult? Explain why.
• Write a word problem involving a quadratic function. How would you explain the steps in finding the solution to someone not in this class?
Is the compound interest formula—such as would be used to calculate a car loan—an example of a function? If yes, of what type of function is it an example? Why might you identify it with that type of function?
• What is the relationship between exponents and logarithms? How would you distinguish between the two, using both a graph and a sequence?