







f(x + 2) 
20190226 

From a student: How do you use f(x) = 3x+1 to determine the transformed function of f(x + 2)? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Composition of functions 
20190224 

From Joshua: Let g(x)=(x)^(2)+x1
Find such a function f such that
(fog)(x)=(x)^(4)+2(x)^(3)3(x)^(2)4x+6 Answered by p. 





Function notation 
20190210 

From Paige: What is the difference between f(x+2) and f(x)+2? Answered by Penny Nom. 





y=lnx+(1+ln2)/2 and y=x^2 
20190128 

From Mike: Prove that y=lnx+(1+ln2)/2 and y=x^2 touch each other.
The course is about logarithm and root functions... how should I solve this problem? Answered by Penny Nom. 





y = f(x) 
20181230 

From yogita: What is the actual meaning of "f(x)" ? Please give me full explanation Answered by Penny Nom. 





y = x  1 
20181130 

From alexis: what does this mean y=x1 Answered by Penny Nom. 





f(x) and f(x) 
20181019 

From Simran: what is difference between f(x) compared to f(x) on graph Answered by Penny Nom. 





The domain of f(g(x)) 
20180618 

From Joshua: What are the restrictions of the domain of f(g(x))? Answered by Penny Nom. 





f(x)=x^26x find f(x2) 
20171027 

From Kenneth: f(x)=x^26x find f(x2) Answered by Penny Nom. 





y = g(x + 1) 
20170627 

From Shamsudiin: HI there i am currently doing a level maths AS
I don't understand how to graph this Question y=g(x+1) i really need help please
please respond to this problem Answered by Penny Nom. 





A linear relationship 
20161016 

From Bianca: x represents the number of hours since 8am. y represents the number of children the school nurse has seen during the school day. The nurse has seen 3 children by 8am and 27 children by noon.
How many children has the nurse seen at 2pm?
If the nurse has seen 18 children, what time is it? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The temperature inside and outside a greenhouse 
20160722 

From Mehzad: Every day, the temperature in a greenhouse is at its low temperature, 70 degrees Fahrenheit, at 2 a.m. and at its high temperature, 84 degrees Fahrenheit, at 2pm. Its temperature increases linearly between 2 am and 2pm , and decreases linearly from 2 pm and to 2am. The outside temperature follows the same linear patterns, but has a low temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit at 2 am and a high temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit at 2 pm. At which of the following times will the temperature inside and outside the greenhouse be the same?
a) 8:00 am
b) 12:00 noon
c) 4:00 pm
d) The two temperatures will never be the same Answered by Penny Nom. 





The composition of a function with itself 
20160717 

From Mel: If f(1 + 3x) = 1 * x, solve f(f(x)) Answered by Penny Nom. 





find f+g 
20160626 

From yzabelle: find f+g
f(x)=x^21
g(x)=square root of x+2 Answered by Penny Nom. 





sin 2x  sin x = 0 
20160424 

From lilly: sin 2x  sin x = 0 0 Answered by Penny Nom. 





The inverse of a function 
20160320 

From Billy: f(x) = Square root(x^2 + 2x)
What is the inverse? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Fencing around a rectangular field 
20151111 

From Darlene: Question from Darlene, a parent:
A farmer has 10,000 meters of fencing to use to create a rectangular field. He
plans on using some of the fencing to divide the rectangular field into two
plots of land by constructing a fence inside the rectangle that is parallel to one
of the sides. Let X be the width of the rectangular field. Write an equation
to express the area of the field as a function of X. Find the value of X that
maximizes the area of the field. Answered by Penny Nom. 





y=f(x) and y=3/2f(x) 
20150527 

From Kevin: Could you please show me what change y=f(x) to y=3/2f(x) has gone through and please graph.
y=f(x) points: (3,0) ,(0,2), (2,2), (3,4)
how does (0,2) change? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A stone is dropped in a lake 
20150214 

From Wendy:
Hi, I have problems solving this problem. We didn't exactly go over these kind of problems and the book doesn't have an example either. Thank you for your help!
A stone is dropped in a lake, creating a circular ripple that travels outward at a speed of 80 cm/s.
(a) Find a function g that models the radius as a function of time t.
g(t) =
(b) Find a function f that models the area of the circle as a function of the radius r.
f(r) =
(c) Find f compose g.
f compose g = Answered by Penny Nom. 





Graphing piecewise functions 
20140329 

From Rayven: Hi! I'm in eighth grade, taking ninth grade algebra 1. I'm confused as to how to
graph piecewise functions. I know that you have already answered a question similar to this
(I did my research first) but it didn't completely help me on my homework. I have to graph
piecewise functions for the specified domains, and create a table for the absolute values.
I know that two bars around a number means absolute value (two bars around 2 makes it +2)
, but how do I graph and chart the absolute value for the following:
f(x)= x+3  for 5≤x≤3
And then graph and chart: (on a separate graph):
f(x)= {x if x≤0
{x+1 if x <0
thank you!
~Rayven Answered by Penny Nom. 





A limit with trig functions 
20140222 

From pearl: (what is the value of limit of x as it approaches 0 of sin8x divided by cos6x) Answered by Penny Nom. 





What does y= f(x) actually mean? 
20131231 

From John:
I don't understand how to pick coordinates for y=f(x).
I took a look at your answer to a previous question here:
http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/QQ/database/QQ.09.00/monica2.html
What does y= f(x) actually mean? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Inverse trig functions 
20130519 

From ky: hello, so iv'e been asked to draw a triangle with sides of 3, 4, and 5.
And find the measure of all three angle using sin1, cos1, tan1.
I got really confuse, I'm taking the SAT pretty soon and it would be great
to get this... THANX Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do i write log_8(P) =7 in exponential form? 
20130414 

From nancy: How do i write this in exponential form log8P =7 Answered by Penny Nom. 





The continuity of f(x,y)=ln(x^2+y^2) 
20130217 

From anu: the question says we have to find the points in the plane where the function is continuous:
f(x,y)=ln(x^2+y^2) . here we aren't given a particular point (x,y) where we have to check a function's
continuity.
what is to be done if we have to check continuity over the whole domain of the function?
please help . Answered by Harley Weston. 





What is the domain of f(x)=sin(ln(x))/ln(x)? 
20130206 

From Behrooz: Hi, the following problem may be interesting:
What is the domain of f(x)=sin(ln(x))/ln(x)?
Be careful, domain is not obvious.
Best regards
Behrooz Answered by Penny Nom. 





An area bounded by lines 
20121216 

From sidra: find area bounded by functions:
y=x
y=2x
and y=5x Answered by Penny Nom. 





A function problem 
20121118 

From nahla: f: IN > IN
n > f(n)
for every n that belongs the IN : fof(x) = 4n  3
and for every n that belongs to IN f(2^n) = 2^(n+1) 1
Calculate f(993) Answered by Penny Nom. 





The derivative of y = sin (30º + x) 
20121107 

From Saskia: derivative of y = sin (30º + x) Answered by Harley Weston. 





Introductory algebra 
20121030 

From kevon: if x = 7 is used in the expression 2x + 5 what is the output Answered by Penny Nom. 





Composition of functions and one to one 
20121017 

From Ariana: If f o g are one to one function,does it follow that g is one to one? Give reasons for your answers Answered by Penny Nom. 





Functions 
20120918 

From nayeem: I tried with many functions but I am not getting the exact values please help me
A give an example of a function whose domain equals the set of real numbers and whose range equals the set the set {1,0,1}?
B Give an example of a function whose domain equals (0,1)and whose range equals [0,1]
C.Give n example of a function whose is the set of positive integers and whose range is the set of positive even integers
D. Give an example of a function whose domain is the set of positive even integers and whose range is the set of positive odd integers
E give an example of function whose domain is the set of integers and whose range is the set of positive integers.
F. Give an example of function whose domain is the set of positive integers and whose range is the set of integers.
please show me the work
Please give me the trick of finding such functions Answered by Robert Dawson and Harley Weston. 





Functions 
20120918 

From nayeem: I tried with many functions but I am not getting the exact values please help me
A give an example of a function whose domain equals the set of real numbers and whose range equals the set the set {1,0,1}?
B Give an example of a function whose domain equals (0,1)and whose range equals [0,1]
C.Give n example of a function whose is the set of positive integers and whose range is the set of positive even integers
D. Give an example of a function whose domain is the set of positive even integers and whose range is the set of positive odd integers
E give an example of function whose domain is the set of integers and whose range is the set of positive integers.
F. Give an example of function whose domain is the set of positive integers and whose range is the set of integers.
please show me the work
Please give me the trick of finding such functions Answered by Robert Dawson and Harley Weston. 





The exponential function form f(x)=a^x 
20120813 

From Lucy: Hi,
Why does the "a" value in the exponential function form f(x)=a^x have to be negative? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The range of h(x) = 1/x 
20120811 

From Lucy: What is the range of the function: h(x)=1/x (and can you please explain why)? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A function from {a,b} to {p,q} 
20120810 

From Lucy: How can a function relate each element of a set with exactly one element of possibly the same set? Answered by Penny Nom. 





2 + f(x) and f(x) + 2 
20111121 

From Beth: Do you do y=2+f(x) the same way as if the 2 came after the equation such as y=f(x) +2 when graphing? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Composition of functions 
20110905 

From Jenna: Let f(x)=x^21 and g(x)=12x. Find the indicated values.
1. f(g(1)) and g(f(1))
Thanks,
Jenna Answered by Penny Nom. 





tanθ=1.192 
20110115 

From Adori: Use a calculator to approximate two values of the θ (0 ≤θ≤2π) that satisfy the equation.
a) tanθ=1.192
I do not understand how to find the second value of θ. Answered by Harley Weston. 





f(x) = x + 3 
20100502 

From becca: Find the function value
F(1)if f(x)=x+3 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Maximizing the area of a rectangle 
20091217 

From rachel: A rectangular field is to be enclosed by 400m of fence. What dimensions will give a maximum area? Answered by Penny Nom. 





y=2x+1 and y=2x1 
20090828 

From MARICELA: Need help of how to work this problems
y=2x+1 and y=2x1
First of all what is the difference?
Second I think is easy just to work with the X y with the line in the middle
but how do you get the numbers for each side. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The integral of a to power x squared 
20090428 

From JIM: WHEN I ATTENDED U.OF T. (TORONTO ) MANY YEARS AGO
WE WERE TOLD THE FOLLOWING INTEGRAL COULD NOT BE
SOLVED : a to power x squared . is this still true ?
CURIOUS , JIM Answered by Robert Dawson. 





The integral of the square root of the sine function 
20090407 

From Indrajit: how to integrate this derivative???
∫√sinx Answered by Harley Weston. 





Trig functions without geometric data 
20090224 

From bob: I do not understand how it is possible to find the sine, cosine, or tangent of an angle if
there is no hypotenuse, opposite or adjacent side?! Answered by Robert Dawson. 





The vertical line test 
20090126 

From bob: what is a Vertical line test Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





What is f^1(3) when f(x)=2x1? 
20090103 

From Peter: how do you do functions like f^1(3) when f(x)=2x1? Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is the derivative of (2^sinx)/(logbase4(2x+1))? 
20080916 

From Jesse: What is the derivative of (2^sinx)/(logbase4(2x+1)) Answered by Harley Weston. 





Composition of two functions 
20080704 

From Kristian: f(x)= the square of x add to 1 and g(x)=1/x
find: (f o g)x Answered by Penny Nom. 





The number of hours of daylight 
20080603 

From Marilyn: Hi, could you please help me with this question?
In a city (in the Northern Hemisphere) the minimum
number of hours of daylight is 9.6 and the maximum
number is 14.4. If the 80th day of the year (March
21) has 12 hours of daylight, determine a sine
function which gives the number of hours of
daylight for any given day of the year. (Jan 1 = 1,
Jan 2 = 2, etc).
Thank you! Answered by Harley Weston. 





The inverse of a function 
20080503 

From keith: please help me find the inverse of this function:
h(t) = 2 + 4 ln(15t) Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Adding rational functions 
20080429 

From Jonathon: 1/(x+3) + 1/(x^2+5x+6) = Answered by Penny Nom. 





Two function problems 
20080410 

From keith: find the domain: F(x)= 1/ {ln (x+5)  ln (7x)}
find the inverse: g(t)= sqrt {23 ln (1t)} Answered by Penny Nom. 





A function satisfying f(x) + 2f(1/x) = x 
20080325 

From Joan: Let f be a function satisfying f(x) + 2f(1/x) =x for all real numbers (x does not equal 0)
a) Find f(1) justify your answer
b) Find f(2) justify your answer Answered by Penny Nom. 





Composition of functions 
20080307 

From sharon: Find FoG(x)
F(x)= the square root of x9
G(x)= x^2
and also find GoF and their domains Answered by Penny Nom. 





F( x  2) = (x + 3)/ (x  4) 
20071220 

From Sean: If F( x  2) = (x + 3)/ (x  4) , then F(5) = 10/3
How do you solve this problem and what section of calculus can I learn the technique to solve this type of problem? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Transformations and compositions 
20071129 

From mary: Is there any possible relationship between composite functions and the concept of function transformations? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Family of functions 
20071112 

From Russell: Consider the family of functions
f(t)= Asin3t + Acos3t +Bsin8t + Bcos8t
find exact values of parameters A and B so that f(0) = 2 and f ' (0) = 1 Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Irrational functions 
20071001 

From alicia: i have a question about irrationals functions.
i have been using them quite some time now, but i wonder where they can be found in daily life?
i hope you can help me, Answered by Harley Weston. 





Relations and functions 
20070816 

From virginia: determine whether each relation is a function provide reasons for identifying relation
(3, 4) (5, 9) (9, 9) (2, 3)
(0, 0) (0, 1) (1, 4) (2, 4)
(2, 1) (4, 5) (8, 4) (1, 0)
(8, 3) (8, 0) (7, 7) (4, 7) Answered by Steve La Rocque. 





Trig functions for angles not between 0 and 90 degrees 
20070716 

From Tim: My question: Why is the value of a trigonometric function, the same, for an angle over 90 degrees and its reference angle?
How are the angle and its reference related? Do they both form a triangle that has equal sides? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Derivative of a Function 
20070709 

From Bob: What is the derivative of the function a sub n = [n/(n+1)]^n ? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Period of a sum of trig functions 
20070617 

From Aakash: the period of the function f(x)=cos3x+sin4x+tan4x Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Composition functions 
20070612 

From Gilligan: Find functions f and g so that f(g(x)) = H.
(1) H(x) = (1 + x^2)^(3/2)
(2) H(x) = int(x^2 + 1)
I don't know where to start. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Is the inverse of a function always a function? 
20070329 

From San: Is the inverse of a function always a function? Please justify. Thank You! Answered by Penny Nom. 





y = f(x) and y = 2f(x6) 
20070302 

From carl: if P(4,5) is a point on the graph of the function y=f(x), find the corresponding point on the graph of y=2f(x6). Answered by Penny Nom. 





Composition of functions 
20061119 

From RJ: Let f0(x) = 2/2x and fn+1 = f0 o fn for n greater than or equal to 0. Find a formula for fn and prove it by mathematical induction. Recall that o represents function composition. i.e., (f o g)(x) = f(g(x)). Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Composition of functions 
20061118 

From Oryan: Given f(x)=2x^3 and g(x)4x5, find g(f(1)) Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Piecewise functions 
20061108 

From Kait: We discussed how to graph piecewise functions today and I'm very lost!! I'm sitting here staring at this problem that says: f(x){2x+1, if x <1 f(x){x+4, if x is greater than or equal to 1. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Piecewise functions 
20060924 

From Claudia: hi! i was just looking at a question by someone else about piecewise functions, but i still don't get it.
my problem is
g(x){x+2 if x <2}
g(x){2x  1 if x> or = 2} Answered by Penny Nom. 





The zeros of a function 
20060612 

From Sky: find all the real zeros of the function:
f(x)=2x^{3} + 4x^{2 } 2x  4 Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Piecewise functions 
20060321 

From Kris: First Problem:
Southeast Electric charges .09 cents per kilowatthour for the first 200 kWh.The company charges .11 cents per kilowatthour for all electrical usage in excess of 200 kWh. How many kilowatthours were used if a monthly electric bill was $57.06? The answer I came up with is 360, is that right? and also how do I set it up in an equation form?
Second Problem:
A construction worker earned $17 per hour for the first 40 hr of work and $25.50 per hour for work in excess of 40 hr. One week she earned $896.75. How much overtime did she work? I came up with 8.5 hrs overtime worked. Again I don't know how to set up the equation to come up with the answer.
I need some pointers on how to figure out story problems! If you have any suggestions that would help me out I would be very grateful. Answered by Penny Nom. 





sinh(i/2) 
20060209 

From Louis: How can you set up an equation to find sinh(i/2) Answered by Penny Nom. 





fog 
20051112 

From Janice: I am having problem with the (fog) function
(fog) (x). Given f(x)= 2x^{2} ; g(x)= 34x Answered by Penny Nom. 





y = log(x) + x. Solve for x. 
20050826 

From Alain:
I have the following equation:
y = ln(x) + x
How do I solve for x?
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Labour efficiency 
20050823 

From Rob:
The problem, on the surface, seems very simple and yet has created some controversy among a group of accountants. The problem itself has to do with labour efficiency rates and only involves two variables; standard working hours, and actual working hours. The difficulty lies in deriving an efficiency % from these two numbers.
Standard working hours or the targeted number of labour hours required to produce one widget, which I will represent as "s". Actual working hour or the actual number of labour hours require to produce one widget, which I will represent as "a". Labour efficiency I will represent with "E". The prevailing calculation with which I have a problem with is this:
s/a=E or if s=3000, and a=4000 then 3000/4000=75%
What bothers me about the calculation is that the standard hours get represented as a percentage of the actual hours and in my opinion changes the focus of the calculation from standard or target, where it should be, to the actual hours. I cannot define why, but this just seems inherently wrong to me.
The calculation that I use:
(1+((sa)/s))=E or if s=3000, and a=4000 then (1+((30004000)/3000))=66.67%
My calculation is like a %change from standard calculation. However, there is something that also concerns me about my calculation.
If you substitute 100 for a and 50 for s, then you come to a quandary, because if you plug those numbers into the second equation the result is of course zero % efficient which doesn't sit right with me either. If you plug them into the first calculation you get 50% efficiency which doesn't really seem to work either, because you require 100% more hours to do the same work in this case. ???
Is the first calculation correct? Am I missing something altogether? Are both calculations off base? Answered by Harley Weston. 





The range of a function 
20050821 

From Kelsey: What is the range of the function f(x) = 4x  6 when the domain is {3,1,1,3,5}? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Rational functions 
20050405 

From Nicole: My name is Nicole and I am a teacher at Weyburn Comprehensive School. I am currently teaching both Math B30 and Calculus 30 at the school and I have a question about rational functions. I know that if a rational function (by definition) has common factors in the numerator and the denominator then it is not a rational function (math b30) however in calculus this common factor creates a hole in our graph. Can you explain to me why a common factor or constant does not give us a rational function? Answered by Penny Nom and Leeanne Boehm. 





Profit 
20050110 

From Abraham: The profit a coat manufacturer makes each day is modeled by the equation P(x)=x2+120x2000, where P is the profit and x is the price for each coat sold.For what values of x does the company make a profit?
I don 't understand this problem(how to do it) and hope you can help me. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The points of intersection of two graphs 
20041105 

From Benjamin: How do I find the points of intersection of the two functions:
1) y = 2  ex
2) y = 1 + x2 Answered by Harley Weston. 





Limits and composite functions 
20040807 

From Sue: I have two questions, one about a limit and the other about a composite function. If you could help me, I'd really appreciate it.
1. Find the limit:
lim[x>0] (x*csc(x))
I converted csc(x) to cos(x)/sin(x), but I didn't know what to do after that.
2. f(g(x)) = ln(x^2 + 4), f(x) = ln(x^2) and g(x) > 0 for all real x, find g(x):
I'm having trouble with this one because x^2 + 4 isn't a perfect square.
Sue Answered by Penny Nom. 





The intersection of two graphs 
20040728 

From JJ: Is there a way to find the intersections of these graphs algebraically?
x^2 + y = 4 & 2x  y = 1
I got (1.45, 1.9) and (3.45, 7.9) with a graphing calculator.
AND THESE...
y = 3.29x & y = 5.5(x^0.5)+ 10000
I got x at 3133 with a graphing calculator.
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Polynomials 
20040125 

From Bruce:
A polynomial is defined as
Polynomial functions are functions that have this form:
f(x) = a_{n}x^{n} + a_{n1}x^{n1} + ... + a_{1}x + a_{0}
The value of n must be an nonnegative integer. That is, it must be
whole number; it is equal to zero or a positive integer.
The coefficients, as they are called, are a_{n}, a_{n1},
..., a_{1}, a_{0}. These
are real numbers.
Questions:
 why must n be positive?
 what are some historical facts
about the evolution of the definition?
Answered by Harley Weston. 





Finding angles 
20031202 

From Jason: I AM TRYING TO SOLVE A TRIG PROBLEM AND HAVE
FORGOT HOW TO DO IT. WHAT I HAVE IS A RIGHT TRIANGLE WITH SIDE A BEING 14
FEET AND SIDE B BEING 3 FEET, USING PYTHAGOREAMS THEOREM SIDE C SHOULD
EQUAL 14.318 FEET ON A RIGHT TRIANGLE BUT I AM TRYING TO REMEMBER HOW TO
FIND MY ANGLES OTHER THAN THE ONE THAT IS 90 DEGREES. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Graphing a piecewise function 
20030824 

From Amber: How do i begin to graph a piecewise function, absolute function or step function? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Two precalculus problems 
20030804 

From Kate:
Please help me verify the identity: cos2x(sec2x1)=sin2x Also I am having trouble withdetermining whether f(x) is odd, even, or neither f(x)=x3x Answered by Penny Nom. 





The domain of 1/g(x)  5 
20030703 

From Barbara: If the range of g(x) is ( neg. infinity,4] and the domain of g(x) is ( neg. infinity, infinity), how do I find the domain of 1/g(x)  5? Answered by Penny Nom. 





y = 1  sin(x + 60) 
20021210 

From Eman: Sketch the graph of y = 1  sin(x+60). for 0 <= x<= 360, giving the coordinates of the maximum and minimum points and the pints where the curves crosses the y axis. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Differentiating inverses 
20021120 

From Amy: f(x)= x^{3}+x+1, a=1 find g'(a) (g = f^{ 1}). I am having trouble finding g(a). Answered by Penny Nom. 





Functions and relations 
20020425 

From Erin: Here's a few math problems that might drive a person insane ;)  If 2f(x)  3f(1/x) = x^2 what is f(2)?
 What are the domain and range of the following relations?
 x^2  4y^2 = 25
 4x^2 + 9y^2 = 36
 The port of Swan Harbor is 200km away from Merry Town Inlet on a bearing of N50E from Merry Town. A ship leaves Merry Town at 8am and sails N15W at 15 km/h. At the same time, a second ship leaves Swan Harbour on a course of S80W at 20km/hour. How close, to the nearest km, are the two ships at 13:00?
 Prove the identity. 1+sinx + cosx/ 1sinx + cosx = 1+sinx / cosx
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Composition of functions 
20020406 

From Yvonne: In our new text book, the following question occurs: State the domain and range of g(f(x))given that f(x) = x^{2}  4 and g(x) = sqrt(x) The range of f(x), x<=4, is the domain of g(x). BUT, there is no solution in the Real numbers for g(f(x))= sqrt(x^{2}  4). In the solutions it says that this is not a function and therefore does not have a domain or range. Is it a relation? Is it anything? Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Composition of functions 
20011216 

From Paula:
 if f(x)= 3x1 and g(x)= 1/2x + 3 find fog(2)
 find the values of x for which tanx=0
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Some functions without numbers 
20011116 

From A student: I have a worksheet that is about functions. It doesn't only use numbers. I need help to figure out the function and the solution to how the answer is solved. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Symmetry of f(x) = ax^n 
20011018 

From Mohammed: a function of the form f(x)=ax^{n}, where a doesn't equal 0 and n is a positive integer is called a power function . how is the exponent in the equation of a power function related to the symmetry of its graph? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Inverting a function 
20010930 

From Brandie: Could you please tell me what is the basic guideline for inverting a function Example: S(R)=2PiRal V(R)=PiR(squared)bl R(V)=? Answered by Claude Tardif. 





f(x), f(x) + 2, f(x +2) 
20010404 

From Monica: Could you explain to me how one should go about graphing functions such as f(x), f(x+2), and so on. Also, how should you explain things such as constants and relationships among functions? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Domain and Range and Zeros 
20010227 

From Beth: 1. f(x)=152xx^{2} 2. g(t)=square root of 4t^{2} 3. y=t3/t^{2}t6 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Adding functions 
20010219 

From Jackie: f(x) = x^{2} + 1; g(x) = x^{2}  1 find a) ((f+g) of h)) (x) b) ((fg) of h)) (x) c) ((f of h)  (g of h)) (x) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Range of a function 
20001121 

From David Bell: Given a rational function such as f(x) = (8x3)/(4x1). How can the range be found. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Graphing F(x) = 3^{x} 
20001106 

From Jose: graph the exponential problem F(x)=3^{x} Answered by Harley Weston. 





Graphing a linear function 
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From Chelsea: I need help with grahing linear functions.If you could email me back the basics and how tos I would be much appriciative. Answered by Penny Nom. 





sin(7pi/12) 
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From Kristel: What is the exact value of sin 7pi/12? Answered by Chris Fisher and Paul Betts. 





Functions that satisfy f' = f 
20000316 

From Kevin Palmer: Recently my calculus teacher asked his students to try and find any functions whose derivatives where the exact same as the original function. The only function then I have determined that statement to be accurate in is all the natural exponential functions. Ex. f(x) = e^{x}, f'(x) = e^{x} If possible could you please email me all the functions that you can find in which the original function and its derivative is identical. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Irrational algebraic functions 
20000221 

From Bucky Cadena: Here is the multipart problem: Given f(x) = x3* squareroot of x + 4 What does the f(x) intercept equal Find the two values for which f(x) = 5 Find the one value for which f(x) = 3 Answered by Harley Weston. 





Functions 
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From Tara: Hi my name is Tara, I have two math problems that I need help with in my calculus math class.  If f(x)= x  2 show that (x+3)f(x)(x+2)f(x+1)+4=0
 Graph this function and use the graph to determine the range y=2x^{2}  8x  3
Answered by Harley Weston. 





The limit of f(x)/x 
20000122 

From Laurent Jullien: I would appreciate help to prove that a twice continuously differentiable convex function from R+ to R has the property that f(x)/x has a limit when x tends to infinity. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Functions 
20000106 

From Tori Morris: Consider the function f(x)=x^{2}3. Which of the following are true?  f(1)>f(0)
 f(2)>f(3)
 f(2)=f(2)
 f(1)=f(3).
More than one answer can be true. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Three algebra problems 
19991228 

From Stephanie Branton:
 If P represents the product of all prime numbers less than 1000, what is the value of the unit's digit of P?
 Do any real numbers a and b exist such that: ln(a+b)=ln a + ln b? if so, what are they?
 Define a function by: f(x)=1/1x where x is not equal to 0,1. what is f(f(f(a)))?
Answered by Harley Weston. 





polynomial functions 
19991119 

From Quinn:
 Without fully factoring the following show that they all have the same zeros:
I: x^{4}x^{2}+2x+6 II: x^{4}+x^{2}2x6 III: 4x^{4}+4x^{2}8x24 IV: 10x^{4}10x^{2}+20x+60  When P(x)=x^{3}3x^{2}+5x+1 and G(x)=x^{3}2x^{2}x+10 are each divided by(xa) the remainders are equal. At what coordinate point does the graph of P(x) intersect G(x)?
Answered by Walter Whiteley. 





Inverses of functions 
19991101 

From Leanne Hickey: Let f(x) = 2x^{2} 3x + 2. Find f^{1}(4) given the fact that f(2) = 4. So the question is finding the inverse of 4, he said it's easier than it looks. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Piecewise functions. 
19991020 

From Jenny: How do you figure out a piecewise function by hand? e.x. ( 2x (if x is not equal to 0) f(x)=< ( 0 (if x is not equal to 0) Answered by Harley Weston. 





Even and Odd Function 
19990617 

From Kent: There is one function with the domain of all real numbers that is both even and odd. Please give me the answer to this question before I go insane. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Points on a Graph 
19981003 

From Nouver Cheung: If the point P(3,2) is on the graph of y=f(2x1), what point must be on y=f(x)3? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Polynomials 
19980113 

From Sarah Storkey: Hi, My name is Sarah, My question is at the junior level. My question is, what is a polynomial? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Square Roots and Functions. 
19970423 

From Ed: 1. In most texts the solution to a question such as square root x = 6 is x is undefined. Yet when teaching to solve xsquared = 36 x = +6 or 6 There appears to be a contradiction here. My question is when, where and why do we use the principle square root, not both + and ? This often occurs as the extraneous root in the solution of radical equations and in stating the domain and range of functions involving square roots. 2. Are there any simple rules for determining whether equations are functions without graphing them and doing a vertical line test? Answered by Harley Weston. 

