1. ## functions Discrete math

I am working on this problem:

determine whether the function f(n) = n^2-1 is one-to-one, onto, or both. Prove your answer. The domain and codomain of f(n) is the set of all integers. Show all work.

This is what I have done so far:

Code:

Assume that : f(a) = f(b), then a = b

translation:

a^2 - 1 = b^2-1  add one to both sides

a^2 = n^2        take the square root of both sides

a = b     therefore, f is one-to-one
I am assuming that the function f(n) is not onto Y because f(n) does not equal Y.

but how do I prove this. In other words, how am I supposed to prove this, algebraically or a statement or does it matter?

Thanks

2. Is it not true that $f(-2)=f(2)?$