Hi all,

can anyone help to solve this?

Let f: R -> R defined as f(x) = 9X2. Determine whether or not the function is one-to-one and onto.

Thanks in Advance

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- November 1st 2007, 07:04 AM #1

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- November 1st 2007, 07:53 AM #2
it is not 1-1 nor onto..

not 1-1:

by def:

take f(x) = 9, then x = 1 or x = -1.

therefore not 1-1.

not onto:

for every element in the range, there must be an element in domain..

take -1 in range, does there an element in the domain that will give you -1 when mapped using your function?

- November 2nd 2007, 04:13 AM #3

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- November 2nd 2007, 05:09 AM #4
the definitions themselves:

**Def:**

A function is said to be**one-to-one**if , then .

okay, let's take your function as an example.

so, suppose

then

here, x is either y or -y which contradicts the definition. hence, is not 1-1.

another explanation is that, any value in the range corresponds to a unique value in the domain..

**Def:**

A function is said to be**onto Y**if the range of f is Y.

in your function, defined by , the range is and not**R**, therefore, f is not**onto R**.

here, it says that for**all**the values in the range must corresponds to a value in the domain.