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  1. If f(x) = 3(2)x, evaluate the expressions in parts (a) through (c) below. Then complete parts (d) and (e). 8-123 HW eTool (Desmos). Homework Help ✎

    1. f(−1)

    2. f(0)

    3. f(1)

    4. What value of x gives f(x) = 12?

    5. Where does the graph of this function cross the x‑axis? The y‑axis? Use this information to sketch the graph.

Substitute −1 for x and simplify.

f(−1) = 3(2)−1

Refer to part (a).

Refer to part (a).

Substitute 12 for f(x) and solve for x.

x = 2

A function crosses the x-axis at y = 0, and a function crosses the y-axis at x = 0.

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