What is O(x)? What is C? What is K?

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- Jul 15th 2008, 08:07 PM #1

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## Big-O

Hi everyone. Im kind of not seeing it with the follwing problem. Any suggestions is much appreciated.

Show that (x^2+1)/(x+1) is O(x)

I was thinking my first step would be

To use C= 1 and K=1

but I am stuck here

- Jul 15th 2008, 09:41 PM #2

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- Jul 15th 2008, 10:01 PM #3
It is Big Oh notation, it means that a function is bounded above by whatever. It is usually in discrete mathematics, I believe the K and C are the cosntants you must choose to show that some function is bounded by another. This might be a little bit strange if you have never seen it.

- Jul 15th 2008, 10:10 PM #4

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