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Issy14
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Let w(x) = g(g(x)). Find:
(a) w(1) (b) w(2) (c) w(3)
somebody please help, I have no idea what to do.
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Issy14 Group Title
Let w(x) = g(g(x)). Find: (a) w(1) (b) w(2) (c) w(3) somebody please help, I have no idea what to do.
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geerky42 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well, we need to know what g(x) is. were you given function of g?
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@geerky42 one second going to post the image
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dw:1404857483770:dw
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These are the directions: In Problems 57–60, use Figure 3.17 and the chain rule to estimate the derivative, or state why the chain rule does not apply. The graph of f(x) has a sharp corner at x = 2.
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If you have time , I could really use assistance on this question. @TuringTest
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@tkhunny If you have time, I could really use assistance on this question
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I think i figured out g(x) = 1x+4 f(x) is not continuous it has a breat at (0,2) therefore if i try to get the slope they are going to have the same magnitude but different signs f(x)=4x or f(x)= 4x
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I know the chain rule by heart, I don't know how to apply here. f'(x)= f'(g(x)) x g'(x)
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Help in need of a mentor please. @Taylor<3sRin @myko @ganeshie8
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help @jdoe0001
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geerky42 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\(f(x) = 2x2+4\)
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hmm, wait. exactly what do you need help with?
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Issy14 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
with the problem given
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it comes with the graph and the instructions.
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How did you find f(x). ? did you just transform it from the original function x
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geerky42 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah, that's how I figure it out
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alright, is that the usual approach?
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am I correct on g(x)?
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geerky42 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well, i don't know what's your given problems are. are you asked to take derivative of f(x) using chain rule, or state why chain rule does not apply?
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both In Problems 57–60, use Figure 3.17 and the chain rule to estimate the derivative, or state why the chain rule does not apply. The graph of f(x) has a sharp corner at x = 2. 60. Let w(x) = g(g(x)). Find: (a) w(1) (b) w(2) (c) w(3)
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that's the problem and then they give you the graph
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geerky42 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok i see. well, we managed to figure f(x) out by using transformation from parent function, so we have f(x) = 2x2+4 we can take derivative of f(x) because it is continuous. just not differentiable at break point. so we can let h(x) = 2x+4 and j(x) = x2 so we have \(f'(x) = h'(~j(x)~)~j'(x)\)
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PS: \[\large\dfrac{d}{dx}x = \dfrac{x}{x}\]
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on second thought, you was asked to estimate the derivative, but what we are doing is finding the actual derivative. hmm, not sure what to do here. do you have any idea?
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what does "estimate the derivative" mean?
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Issy14 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
basically, when they ask us to do that they want an approximate value not the absolute value
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geerky42 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
huh, i am sorry, this problem confused me, because i don't see how chain rule can be apply to estimate value from given graph? so i am not sure... sorry.
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it's ok, I'm confused as well, thank you for your help.
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i think you are thinking too hard for this one
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
from the picture we see \(g(1)=3\) and \(g(3)=1\) so \(g(g(1))=g(3)=1\)
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
similarly \(g(2)=2\) so \(g(g(2))=g(2)=2\)
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
as for the derivative, \[\left(g(g(x)\right)'=g(g(x))g'(x)\] by the chain rule
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ok that was a mistake!!
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\left(g(g(x)\right)'=g'(g(x))g'(x)\]
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
then \[w'(1)=g'(g(1))\times g'(1)=1\times 1=1\]
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dw:1404869501887:dw
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
which should not surprise you since \(g(g(x))=x\)
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then there was no need to find out the function of each one? I did that before but I thought that it was too simple. I will continue reading your answer, thank you. @satellite73 and @febylailani
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