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f(x)=-x^2-6x find f(x-2) 2017-10-27
From Kenneth:
f(x)=-x^2-6x find f(x-2)
Answered by Penny Nom.
y = g(x + 1) 2017-06-27
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 2016-10-16
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 2016-07-22
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 2016-07-17
From Mel:
If f(1 + 3x) = 1 * x, solve f(f(x))
Answered by Penny Nom.
find f+g 2016-06-26
From yzabelle:
find f+g
f(x)=x^2-1
g(x)=square root of x+2

Answered by Penny Nom.
sin 2x - sin x = 0 2016-04-24
From lilly:
sin 2x - sin x = 0 0
Answered by Penny Nom.
The inverse of a function 2016-03-20
From Billy:
f(x) = Square root(x^2 + 2x)

What is the inverse?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Fencing around a rectangular field 2015-11-11
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) 2015-05-27
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 2015-02-14
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 2014-03-29
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 2014-02-22
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? 2013-12-31
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 2013-05-19
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 sin-1, cos-1, tan-1. 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? 2013-04-14
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) 2013-02-17
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)? 2013-02-06
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 2012-12-16
From sidra:
find area bounded by functions:
y=x
y=2x
and y=5-x

Answered by Penny Nom.
A function problem 2012-11-18
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 (30 + x) 2012-11-07
From Saskia:
derivative of y = sin (30 + x)
Answered by Harley Weston.
Introductory algebra 2012-10-30
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 2012-10-17
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 2012-09-18
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 2012-09-18
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 2012-08-13
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 2012-08-11
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} 2012-08-10
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 2011-11-21
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 2011-09-05
From Jenna:
Let f(x)=x^2-1 and g(x)=1-2x. Find the indicated values.
1. f(g(1)) and g(f(1))

Thanks,
Jenna

Answered by Penny Nom.
tanθ=1.192 2011-01-15
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 2010-05-02
From becca:
Find the function value F(1)if f(x)=x+3
Answered by Penny Nom.
Maximizing the area of a rectangle 2009-12-17
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=2x-1 2009-08-28
From MARICELA:
Need help of how to work this problems

y=2x+1 and y=2x-1

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 2009-04-28
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 2009-04-07
From Indrajit:
how to integrate this derivative???

∫√sinx

Answered by Harley Weston.
Trig functions without geometric data 2009-02-24
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 2009-01-26
From bob:
what is a Vertical line test
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
What is f^-1(3) when f(x)=2x-1? 2009-01-03
From Peter:
how do you do functions like f^-1(3) when f(x)=2x-1?
Answered by Penny Nom.
What is the derivative of (2^sinx)/(logbase4(2x+1))? 2008-09-16
From Jesse:
What is the derivative of (2^sinx)/(logbase4(2x+1))
Answered by Harley Weston.
Composition of two functions 2008-07-04
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 2008-06-03
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 2008-05-03
From keith:
please help me find the inverse of this function:

h(t) = 2 + 4 ln(1-5t)

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Adding rational functions 2008-04-29
From Jonathon:
1/(x+3) + 1/(x^2+5x+6) =
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two function problems 2008-04-10
From keith:
find the domain: F(x)= 1/ {ln (x+5) - ln (7-x)}

find the inverse: g(t)= sqrt {2-3 ln (1-t)}

Answered by Penny Nom.
A function satisfying f(x) + 2f(1/x) = x 2008-03-25
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 2008-03-07
From sharon:
Find FoG(x)
F(x)= the square root of x-9
G(x)= x^2
and also find GoF and their domains

Answered by Penny Nom.
F( x - 2) = (x + 3)/ (x - 4) 2007-12-20
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 2007-11-29
From mary:
Is there any possible relationship between composite functions and the concept of function transformations?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Family of functions 2007-11-12
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 2007-10-01
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 2007-08-16
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 2007-07-16
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 2007-07-09
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 2007-06-17
From Aakash:
the period of the function f(x)=cos3x+sin4x+tan4x
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Composition functions 2007-06-12
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? 2007-03-29
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(x-6) 2007-03-02
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(x-6).
Answered by Penny Nom.
Composition of functions 2006-11-19
From RJ:
Let f0(x) = 2/2-x 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 2006-11-18
From Oryan:
Given f(x)=-2x^3 and g(x)-4x-5, find g(f(-1))
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Piecewise functions 2006-11-08
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 2006-09-24
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 2006-06-12
From Sky:
find all the real zeros of the function:
f(x)=2x3 + 4x2 - 2x - 4

Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Piecewise functions 2006-03-21
From Kris:
First Problem:
Southeast Electric charges .09 cents per kilowatt-hour for the first 200 kWh.The company charges .11 cents per kilowatt-hour for all electrical usage in excess of 200 kWh. How many kilowatt-hours 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 over-time 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) 2006-02-09
From Louis:
How can you set up an equation to find sinh(i/2)
Answered by Penny Nom.
fog 2005-11-12
From Janice:
I am having problem with the (fog) function

(fog) (x). Given f(x)= 2x2 ; g(x)= 3-4x

Answered by Penny Nom.
y = log(x) + x. Solve for x. 2005-08-26
From Alain:

I have the following equation:

y = ln(x) + x

How do I solve for x?


Answered by Penny Nom.
Labour efficiency 2005-08-23
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+((s-a)/s))=E or if s=3000, and a=4000 then (1+((3000-4000)/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 2005-08-21
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 2005-04-05
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 2005-01-10
From Abraham:
The profit a coat manufacturer makes each day is modeled by the equation P(x)=-x2+120x-2000, 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 2004-11-05
From Benjamin:
How do I find the points of intersection of the two functions:
1) y =
2 - e-x 2) y = 1 + x2

Answered by Harley Weston.
Limits and composite functions 2004-08-07
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 2004-07-28
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 2004-01-25
From Bruce:

A polynomial is defined as
Polynomial functions are functions that have this form:
f(x) = anxn + an-1xn-1 + ... + a1x + a0
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 an, an-1, ..., a1, a0. These are real numbers.

Questions:

  1. why must n be positive?
  2. what are some historical facts about the evolution of the definition?

Answered by Harley Weston.
Finding angles 2003-12-02
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 2003-08-24
From Amber:
How do i begin to graph a piecewise function, absolute function or step function?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two precalculus problems 2003-08-04
From Kate:

Please help me verify the identity:
cos2x(sec2x-1)=sin2x

Also I am having trouble withdetermining whether f(x) is odd, even, or neither
f(x)=x3-x


Answered by Penny Nom.
The domain of 1/g(x) - 5 2003-07-03
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) 2002-12-10
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 2002-11-20
From Amy:
f(x)= x3+x+1, a=1 find g'(a) (g = f -1). I am having trouble finding g(a).
Answered by Penny Nom.
Functions and relations 2002-04-25
From Erin:
Here's a few math problems that might drive a person insane ;)
  1. If 2f(x) - 3f(1/x) = x^2 what is f(2)?

  2. What are the domain and range of the following relations?
    • x^2 - 4y^2 = 25
    • 4x^2 + 9y^2 = 36

  3. 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?

  4. Prove the identity. 1+sinx + cosx/ 1-sinx + cosx = 1+sinx / cosx

Answered by Penny Nom.
Composition of functions 2002-04-06
From Yvonne:
In our new text book, the following question occurs: State the domain and range of g(f(x))given that f(x) = -x2 - 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(-x2 - 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 2001-12-16
From Paula:
  1. if f(x)= 3x-1 and g(x)= 1/2x + 3 find fog(2)

  2. find the values of x for which tanx=0

Answered by Penny Nom.
Some functions without numbers 2001-11-16
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 2001-10-18
From Mohammed:
a function of the form f(x)=axn, 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 2001-09-30
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) 2001-04-04
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 2001-02-27
From Beth:
1. f(x)=15-2x-x2

2. g(t)=square root of 4-t2

3. y=t-3/t2-t-6


Answered by Penny Nom.
Adding functions 2001-02-19
From Jackie:
f(x) = x2 + 1; g(x) = x2 - 1

find
a) ((f+g) of h)) (x)
b) ((f-g) of h)) (x)
c) ((f of h) - (g of h)) (x)


Answered by Penny Nom.
Range of a function 2000-11-21
From David Bell:
Given a rational function such as f(x) = (8x-3)/(4x-1). How can the range be found.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Graphing F(x) = 3x 2000-11-06
From Jose:
graph the exponential problem F(x)=3x
Answered by Harley Weston.
Graphing a linear function 2000-05-17
From Chelsea:
I need help with grahing linear functions.If you could e-mail me back the basics and how tos I would be much appriciative.
Answered by Penny Nom.
sin(7pi/12) 2000-05-04
From Kristel:
What is the exact value of sin 7pi/12?
Answered by Chris Fisher and Paul Betts.
Functions that satisfy f' = f 2000-03-16
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) = ex, f'(x) = ex

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 2000-02-21
From Bucky Cadena:
Here is the multipart problem:

Given f(x) = x-3* 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 2000-01-23
From Tara:
Hi my name is Tara, I have two math problems that I need help with in my calculus math class.

  1. If f(x)= x - 2 show that (x+3)f(x)-(x+2)f(x+1)+4=0

  2. Graph this function and use the graph to determine the range y=2x2 - 8x - 3

Answered by Harley Weston.
The limit of f(x)/x 2000-01-22
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 2000-01-06
From Tori Morris:
Consider the function f(x)=x2-3. Which of the following are true?

  1. f(1)>f(0)
  2. f(2)>f(-3)
  3. f(2)=f(-2)
  4. f(-1)=f(3).
More than one answer can be true.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Three algebra problems 1999-12-28
From Stephanie Branton:
  1. If P represents the product of all prime numbers less than 1000, what is the value of the unit's digit of P?

  2. Do any real numbers a and b exist such that: ln(a+b)=ln a + ln b? if so, what are they?

  3. Define a function by: f(x)=1/1-x where x is not equal to 0,1. what is f(f(f(a)))?

Answered by Harley Weston.
polynomial functions 1999-11-19
From Quinn:
  1. Without fully factoring the following show that they all have the same zeros:

    I: x4-x2+2x+6
    II: -x4+x2-2x-6
    III: -4x4+4x2-8x-24
    IV: 10x4-10x2+20x+60

  2. When P(x)=x3-3x2+5x+1 and G(x)=x3-2x2-x+10 are each divided by(x-a) the remainders are equal. At what coordinate point does the graph of P(x) intersect G(x)?

Answered by Walter Whiteley.
Inverses of functions 1999-11-01
From Leanne Hickey:
Let f(x) = 2x2 -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. 1999-10-20
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 1999-06-17
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 1998-10-03
From Nouver Cheung:
If the point P(-3,2) is on the graph of y=f(2x-1), what point must be on y=f(x)-3?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Polynomials 1998-01-13
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. 1997-04-23
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.

 
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