Clearly you need .
Do you understand that
Also .
In this question it tells me to find the zeros which means that f(x) = 0. However my problem is that, I do not know how to undo the [] brackets. Lets say we were given the following square root function and we wanted to find its zero:
f(x) = sqrt(x)
0 = sqrt(x)
0^2 = (sqrt(x))^2
0 = x
x = 0
(notice how the square root was undone by squaring sqrt(x))
for the step function:
f(x) = 3[-(x-1)/2] + 6
0 = 3[-(x-1)/2] + 6
-6/3 = [-(x-1)/2]
-2 = [-(x-1)/2]
^^ Here is where I am stuck since I do not know how to undo the [] brackets.^^
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
I know that [-1.5] = -2 and that [-2] = -2 however, can you spot my mistake with the first thing you mentionned?:
[-(x-1)/2] = -2
[-(x-1)] = -4
[x-1] = 4
[x] = 5
That's the furthest I can go. is that even right? The answer seems so off compared to the ]3, 5] that I am supposed to get!
Please help!
It is NOT true that if [-(x-1)/2]= -2 then [-(x-1)]= -4. For example if x= 3.5, then -(x-1)= -(2.5)= -2.5. so -(x-1)/2= -1.25 so [-(x-1)/2]= -2. But [-(x-)]= -3, not -4.
Better to think: if [y]= -2 then . Now replace y by -(x-1)/2: so , ,
Blast you, Plato! Again, 2 minutes ahead of me!
Please help!