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musiklover317
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verify that the intermediate value theorem applies to the indicated interval and find the value of c guaranteed by the theorem.
f(x) = (x^2+x)/(x1), [5/2,4], f(c) = 6
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musiklover317 Group Title
pleasee help verify that the intermediate value theorem applies to the indicated interval and find the value of c guaranteed by the theorem. f(x) = (x^2+x)/(x1), [5/2,4], f(c) = 6
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[f(x) = \frac{ x^2+x }{ x1 }\]
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
function is only discontinuous at 1, which is not in the interval theorem holds
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hmm... for the other questions, I plugged in c to x and set that number (in this case, 6) equal to the equation and solved it. but for this one, I can't
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[f(x) = \frac{ x^2+x }{ x1 }\] you need some numbers to get the second part
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh here
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you need \(f(4)\) first
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
[5/2 , 4] f(c) = 6
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the statement \(f(c)=6\) makes no sense
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well, it's given
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
mvt says under the suitable conditions there is a \(c\in (a, b)\) where \[f'(c)=\frac{f(b)f(a)}{ba}\]
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
oooh abort sorry wrong i am wrong
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh I didn't learn that yet but okay.. what should I do?
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
it thought it said mean value theorem, it says intermediate value theorem we have to start over sorry
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it's fine
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
they way you show there must be a number in \([\frac{5}{2},4]\) with \[f(c)=6\] is to compute \(f(\frac{5}{2})\) and \(f(4)\)
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
one number will be larger than 6, one number will be smaller than 6, so by the intermediate value theorem the function must be 6 somewhere in that interval
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
since the function is continuous on that interval and cannot skip values
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sorry for the interruption but
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well, in class, I learned that c has to be replaced with x and have to set that equation to 6. when I get the x values, the values between 5/2 and 4 is the answer is this right?
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you job is to solve \[f(x)=6\] but that is for the second part of the question
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
there are two parts 1) verify that the intermediate value theorem applies to the indicated interval
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the reason that you know \[f(x)=6\] for some \(x\) in the interval is because \(f(4)\) is larger than 6, and \(f(\frac{5}{2})\) is smaller than 6
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i think \(f(\frac{5}{2})=5\tfrac{5}{6}\) and \(f(4)=\frac{20}{3}\)
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how can 4 be larger than 6?
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
k lets go slow
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
it is not 4 that is larger than 6, it is \(f(4)=\frac{20}{3}\) that is larger than 6
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
in other words \[f(\frac{5}{2})<6<f(4)\]
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so since 6 lies between the two function values, there must be some \[c\in (\frac{5}{2},4)\] where \(f(c)=6\)
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
now solving it is just a matter of solving \[\frac{x^2+x}{x1}=6\]
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you would start with \[x^2+x=6(x1)\] and solve the resulting quadratic equation
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ooh okay okay I finally get it :)
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musiklover317 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thank you so much for your kind explanation! :)
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