1. ## Maximal domain

maximal domain of 1/(16-x^2)

how do i figure it out?? thanks

2. Originally Posted by tim_mannire
maximal domain of 1/(16-x^2)

how do i figure it out?? thanks
$16-x^2 \ne 0$

domain is $x \in \mathbb{R}$ , $x \ne \pm 4$

I'm not familiar with "maximal" domain.

3. Originally Posted by skeeter
$16-x^2 \ne 0$

domain is $x \in \mathbb{R}$ , $x \ne \pm 4$

I'm not familiar with "maximal" domain.
I would assume it means "largest possible domain" which is exactly what you gave.