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  • one year ago

Based on the graph below, what is the total number of solutions to the equation f(x) = g(x)?

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  1. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    The number of solutions is the same as the number of points of intersections of the graphs of the two functions.

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    This is the graph... I hope it shows up. First for trying to attach a file.

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  3. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Here are some examples. |dw:1438285158183:dw|

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    and there is one intersection so... one solution?

  5. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    There is one clear intersection at x = a little more than 1, but there appears to be a point where the functions are tangent on the let side near x = -2.5. That is another intersection.

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Appears to have a tangent point and an intersection

  7. anonymous
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    So there is two solutions?

  8. mathstudent55
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    |dw:1438285494047:dw|

  9. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Yes, 2 solutions is correct.

  10. anonymous
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    A medal for you, and could I get one?

  11. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Thatnks, and I gave you one.

  12. anonymous
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    Yipee! FOUR MEDALS! Thanks for your help sir.

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