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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
it is not a one to one function, so it is unlikely that it has an inverse
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ajdirigBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
there are 2 inverses, depending on the chosen domain
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ajdirigBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I have the answer, I just don't understand how to get there
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok then we can solve via completing the square \[y+6=x^2+4x\]\[y+6+4=(x+2)^2\] \[y+10=(x+2)^2\] then \[x+2=\pm\sqrt{y+10}\] and so \[x=2\pm\sqrt{y+10}\]
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ajdirigBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
where did the +4 come from?
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
because \(x^2+4x\neq (x+2)^2\) however \((x+2)^2=x^2+4x+4\) so when we replace \(x^2+4x\) by \((x+2)^2\) we were adding 4 therefore you have to add 4 to the other side as well
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
aka "completing the square"
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ajdirigBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ahh, thank you, I never would have thought to complete the square
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ajdirigBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
satellite73 do you know the domains?
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
sure it is given by the plus minus part
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ajdirigBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the question is worded strangely, it asks which domains lead to the two inverses
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
vertex of the parabola \(y=x^2+4x6\) is \((2,10)\) so if \(x<2\) the "function" is decreasing, while if \(x>2\) it is increasing
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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
therefore if \(x<2\) the inverse is the one with the negative radical, if \(x>2\) use the one with the positive radical yw
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