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anonymous
 4 years ago
Let f(x) = x^2 – 81. Find f–1(x).
Can someone doublecheck what I have?
anonymous
 4 years ago
Let f(x) = x^2 – 81. Find f–1(x). Can someone doublecheck what I have?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay so I know first to substitute f(x) with y and then to reverse the x & y variables which would give me x=y^281. Then I use a root on both sides and get \[\pm x=y9\] and finally I add 9 on both sides to get \[\pm 9 \sqrt{x} = y\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well we have y^281, idk factoring it would be (y+9)(y9) but am I supposed to do that?

hartnn
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2no, what you did was \(\sqrt{y^281}=y9\) that is incorrect. whats to be done : let y= x^281 add 81 to both sides. then take square root of both sides...

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh okay :) so it'd be x+81= y^2 and once we square root both sides would the answer come out to \[\pm 9 \sqrt{x}=y\]

hba
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@hartnn Bache mai halka haat rakho :)

hartnn
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2taking square root on both sides of \(x+81=y^2\) will give you \(\sqrt{x+81}=\sqrt{y^2}=y\) to get the inverse function as \(\sqrt{x+81}\) got this ? hba, i didn't get you.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay I get it :) thx a ton! :)
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