# Math Help - Inverse of rational function

1. ## Inverse of rational function

How to prove or disprove the inverse $x=f^{-1}(y)$ of the rational function $y=f(x)$ is also a rational function?

2. A simple example: $y(x)= x^{3} + x$ is rational but the inverse $x(y)$ is irrational. To prove that is sufficient to consider that the real solution of the equation $x^{3} + x -y =0$ is obtained using the Cardano's formula, where square and cubic roots are involved...

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