Posted by Alicia on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 3:30am.
Use composition of functions to show that the functions f(x) = 5x + 7 and
g(x)= 1/5x-7/5 are inverse functions. That is, carefully show that (fog)(x)= x and (gof)(x)= x.
- Algebra - bobpursley, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 9:01am
g(f(x))=1/5 (5x+7) -7/5
You do the other.
- Algebra - MathMate, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 9:03am
= x-7 + 7
I do not know how your book displays the expression, but the first term of
offers two possible interpretations, namely (1/5)x or 1/(5x). You might even have been able to solve the problem if it wasn't for the ambiguity.
- Algebra - Alicia, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 1:32pm
Thank you! I got a ton more of these to do, so you helped greatly! Thanks!
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