# Thread: Inverse of function

1. ## Inverse of function

Find the inverse of function for $f.$
$f(x) = \frac{1}{3x-2}$

Its been too long since algebra for me to remember how to properly do this.
I know how to do the inverse of functions, but I just can't figure out the steps for this one.
Any help would be much appreciated.

2. Originally Posted by windir
Find the inverse of function for $f.$
$f(x) = \frac{1}{3x-2}$

Its been too long since algebra for me to remember how to properly do this.
I know how to do the inverse of functions, but I just can't figure out the steps for this one.
Any help would be much appreciated.
First use y for f(x), it makes it easier to follow.

$y = \frac{1}{3x-2}$
$\implies y (3x-2)=1$
$\implies 3xy - 2y = 1$
$\implies 3xy = 1 +2y$

... you should be able to continue from there ...

3. Originally Posted by windir
Find the inverse of function for $f.$
$f(x) = \frac{1}{3x-2}$

Its been too long since algebra for me to remember how to properly do this.
I know how to do the inverse of functions, but I just can't figure out the steps for this one.
Any help would be much appreciated.
$y = \frac{1}{3x-2}$

swap variables ...

$x = \frac{1}{3y-2}$

solve for y ...

$3y-2 = \frac{1}{x}$

$3y = \frac{1}{x} + 2$

$y = \frac{1}{3x} + \frac{2}{3} = \frac{1+2x}{3x}$

4. thank you so much.