# Domain and Range question

• Oct 16th 2011, 09:28 AM
FelixHelix
Domain and Range question
Hi,

New to this site and hoped to get some advice with a question from first year Uni.

Find the domain and range of:

y $\displaystyle \f=\sin \left( \frac1{x+1} \right) + \exp \left( \frac1{x+1} \right)$

And explain if it has an inverse or not.

We've done a over view of domains and ranges but I can't see any example quite like this in any of our notes or text books.

I think the Domain is all Real numbers except x= -1 as function would not be well defined. The range, well, sine function will be [-1,1] and not sure of the exponential and when they are combined what happends. I've graphed this on Maple and don't know how to interpret the function.

Any pointers and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Felix
• Oct 16th 2011, 10:01 AM
Siron
Re: Domain and Range question
You know that the domain of $\displaystyle \sin(x)$ is $\displaystyle \mathbb{R}$, but now you have $\displaystyle \sin\left(\frac{1}{x+1}\right)$ therefore you have to exclude the values wherefore the denominator becomes equal to 0 (same for the exp(...)).
• Oct 16th 2011, 10:13 AM
FelixHelix
Re: Domain and Range question
The only number that makes the denominators 0 is x = -1 as I mentioned. Is this not correct?
• Oct 16th 2011, 10:40 AM
prime
Re: Domain and Range question
i think the domain is R-{-1}
and the range is R-[-1 ,-infinity)
• Oct 16th 2011, 11:22 AM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by FelixHelix
Hi,

New to this site and hoped to get some advice with a question from first year Uni.

Find the domain and range of:

y $\displaystyle \f=\sin \left( \frac1{x+1} \right) + \exp \left( \frac1{x+1} \right)$

And explain if it has an inverse or not.

We've done a over view of domains and ranges but I can't see any example quite like this in any of our notes or text books.

I think the Domain is all Real numbers except x= -1 as function would not be well defined. The range, well, sine function will be [-1,1] and not sure of the exponential and when they are combined what happends. I've graphed this on Maple and don't know how to interpret the function.

Any pointers and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Felix

Your domain is correct. To get the range, I suggest you first attempt to sketch each function seperately (the sine and the exp) and then add the graphs together using addition of ordinates ....

Quote:

Originally Posted by prime
i think the domain is R-{-1}
and the range is R-[-1 ,-infinity)