# Thread: properties of continuous functions

1. ## properties of continuous functions

1) Show that 2^x = 3x for some x element in (0,1)

2) Suppose f:[a,b]-->R is continuous and that f([a,b]) is a subset of Q (the rationals). Prove that f is constant on [a,b].

2. 1: Consider $f(x)=3x-2^x$ and then apply the intermediate value theorem to the interval [0,1].

2: Suppose that f is not constant then it takes on at least 2 different values. Apply the intermediate value theorem and the fact that between any 2 real numbers there is an irrational number.