but i dont know what in e means.. or did it mean square of g? Ü
just wanted to check if im correct and also wanted to know how i would do the last two...d and e
I have the answers for the first 3...
just wanted to know if im correct for those ones...and i dont know how to do the conposite functions of of d and e..how would i go on about doing those??
so what you have done is got the composite functions and then substituted one value to get another value and used that value from the table and got the answer?? because i thought it was just multitplictaion which i substitute individual values for each..
not trying to question you here but....are you sure what you have done is right because we are told the x value so wouldnt we just hold that a constant?? and use those values from the table??
You can think of h(x) as f(g(x)) where g(x) = x - 1 and f(x) = x^2.
Then h(3) = f(g(3)) ......
Now, g(3) = 2. So h(3) = f(g(3)) = f(2) = 2^2 = 4. See how it works?
If you're still not sure, show me all your working for (d) and I'll try and explain where you've gone wrong in your working. Hopefully (e), by far the trickier one, will then make sense.
i get the idea of what you have done...but i dont understand why....i know that you used....for eg...the value for g(f(x)) at x = 4 is 1 so it would be
g(f(4)) = g(1) <--- then it changes and now u need to find the value for g(1)???
sorry if that didnt make sense but i dont think i can explain it any better then that. im running out of words. my workin for d previously was...
g(f(x)) = g'(f(x)) . f'(x)
= 0(2) . (3)
It means get the value of f(3) and find g' for that value. f(3) = 1, so you want the value of g' at 1. That is, you want g'(1).
You must go back and review composite functions .......
Did you follow my previous example: The h(x) = (x - 1)^2, g(x) = x - 1, f(x) = x^2, h(3) = f(g(3)) business .......
f(g(3)) does NOT mean f(3) g(3) ...... If you did this, you'd get h(3) = 18 instead of 4 ......
Review composite functions. That concept is at the very heart of all your troubles.