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Can someone help me please!? Evaluate the piecewise-defined function for the given values. If f(x) = x for x ≥ 0 x2 for x < 0 , find f(5), f(6), f(−2), and f(−3).

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  1. sm101
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    x2 = x^2

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  2. mark_o.
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    @ sm101 for x>=0 what is f(x)=? then what is f(5)=? and f(6)=?

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  3. sm101
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    I don't know... ??

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  4. mark_o.
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    for x>=0 what is f(x)=? it is f(x)=x just use the formula given then what is f(5)=? and f(6)=?.... f(5)=x and f(6)=6..

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    next f(x)=x^2 for x<o use this formula for x<0 w/c is x=-2 and x=-3 therefore f(−2)=___?), and f(−3).=___?

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  6. sm101
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    ok.. I'll try

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  7. mark_o.
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    ok good just plug into the formula f(x)=x^2 right?

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    |dw:1354063436337:dw|

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    in case you had trouble reading the question ^

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  10. sm101
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    I'm not sure how to substitute the f(5) and to come up with a solution

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  11. mark_o.
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    ok the picewise prob means that for x>=0 the formula you have to use is f(x)=x and for x<0 the formula you have to use is f(x)=x^2

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    that is for the piecewise formula here If f(x) = x for x ≥ 0 =x2 for x < 0

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    . If f(x) = x for x ≥ 0, the given are x=5 and x=6, therefore f(5)=5 and f(6)=6 now for f(x) =x^2 for x < 0, the given are x=-2 and x=-3 therefore f(x) =x^2 f(-2)=___? and f(-3)=___?

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    f(-2)=-2^2 and f(-3)=-3^2 ?

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    yes correct.... :D

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    just complete the answer what is (-2)^2=__?and (-3)^2=__?

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    -2^2 = 4 and -3^2 = 9

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    right?

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    justa remember for piecewise no matter how many formula they use ,, used them all :D

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    yess correct :D

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  21. sm101
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    yes! let me see if this works

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    what is f(5) and f(6) though?

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    use the formula for f(x)>=0 ,,,f(x)=x therefore f(5)+__? and f(6)=___? look up there and read, what we have done up there before.... :D

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    I did.. but I'm confused lol f(5)+? f(6)=6

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  25. mark_o.
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    yes sorry that was f(5)=___? :D yess you are correct f(6)=6

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  26. sm101
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    ok so f(5) = 5, I know this part, but then how to i find the answer?

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    where do i plug in the 5 and 6?

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  28. mark_o.
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    yes you are correct, and that was the answer already .... :D

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  29. mark_o.
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    plug into f(x)=x therefore f(5)=__? and f(6)=__?

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