To solve this question you need two things: (1) to know the definitions of big-O and , and (2) to actually understand them, so that they make sense to you. I remember when I first learned about big-O and similar things, the definitions were just strings of symbols. I knew what each symbol meant and I could manipulate them formally, but I had no mental picture. For example, I could not say, "Well, this function grows infinitely, so it looks like it is bounded from below by this other function. Let me now find the actual constants from the definition of ". It takes staring at the definition for some time, trying different examples, etc., before you actually "get it".

So, to start, could you write the definitions of big-O and and describe what your difficulty is?