## anonymous 4 years ago determine if the following function is even p(x)=2x^4-6x+1

1. anonymous

hint, one of the exponents is NOT even

2. anonymous

your teacher wants you to write $p(-x)=(-x)^2-6\times (-x)+1=x^2+6x+1$ and since this is NOT $-p(x)$ the answer is no

3. campbell_st

for a function to be even the condition is f(-x) = f(x). for a function to be odd the condition is f(-x) = -f(x) if neither condition is satisfied, the function is neither odd nor even