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    Range of a relatively simple function

    f(x)=ln(2-5x)
    I know the domain is x less than 2/5 but what on earth is the range? I don't know if I'm having some sort of mental block or what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theridon View Post
    f(x)=ln(2-5x)
    I know the domain is x less than 2/5 but what on earth is the range? I don't know if I'm having some sort of mental block or what.
    Draw the graph. The range is R.
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    For some reason when I graph it on my ti83, it goes down only to a certain point-about y=-1.21109
    This is what is throwing me off. Is my calculator at fault?
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    Probably what is happening is that your calculator doesn't want to show the vertical asymptote at x= 2/5. The graph very rapidly approaches that vertical line.
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    free graphing program with better resolution than a TI ...

    Graph
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