A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • 5 years ago

Could someone please explain problem 1A-4 parts a, b and c in problem set 1. Thanks.

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    a) Think of a polynomial as a sum of its components with even powers and those with odd powers. b) There might be a mistake there. All other sources I check state that the second function should be 1/2(f(x)-f(-x)). If you have that then adding the fractions cancels out to give you f(x). To prove that the functions are even or odd take each of them separately. For example, let a(x)=1/2(f(x)+f(-x)). Find a(-x) and use the definition of odd and even to test. c) Simply substitute 1/(x+a) for f(x) and 1/(-x+a) for f(-x), simplify and you will get a sum of an odd function and an even function that still equals 1/(x+a)

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    thank you so much!

  3. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.