Posted by **Brandon** on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 3:41am.

Show that f is strictly monotonic on the given interval and therefore has an inverse function on that interval.

f(x) = abs. val. (x + 2), [-2, infinity)

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**MathMate**, Monday, December 6, 2010 at 8:08am
Please do not change screen-names. It is easier for Erica/Brandon because reference can be made to a previous problem.

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For this problem, you do not need to find f'(x), because it consists of two straight lines that intersect. A single straight line is monotonic if it is not horizontal.

Treat f(x) as two separate parts:

f(x)=-(x+2) if x<-2, and

f(x)=x+2 if x≥-2.

So if the domain is given in [2,∞], it consists of a straight line and therefore has an inverse.

Follow the steps set out in your previous question to find the inverse, if necessary, or as practice.

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