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    [SOLVED] inverse functions

    Let f(x) the function defined below, where -1 < x < 1.

    Find f^ -1(8).
    Find f(f^ -1(3)).


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    When they ask you to evaluate f^{-1}(y) and give you f, what they actually mean (and what inverses mean) is what value of x do you plug into f to get the value y, cuz inverses take the range of f to the domain of f

    So what value of x needs to be plugged into f(x) to get 8, that should be obvious (consider easy numbers)

    then the second part, you should know that functions and their inverses "undo" eachother, or in other words f(f^{-1}(x))=x and f^{-1}(f(x))=x
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyleu03 View Post
    Let f(x) the function defined below, where -1 < x < 1.

    Find f^ -1(8).
    Find f(f^ -1(3)).


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