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    f(x)=1/x continuous?

    Is f(x)=1/x considered continuous? A practice test I was doing said it was, but I figured it would have to be discontinuous at x=0. Does it possibly have to do with 0 not being in the domain? The simple definition of continuity given to me was if the graph could be drawn without picking up your pencil; this is why I do not see how 1/x can be continuous.
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    Re: f(x)=1/x continuous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jzon758 View Post
    Is f(x)=1/x considered continuous? A practice test I was doing said it was, but I figured it would have to be discontinuous at x=0. Does it possibly have to do with 0 not being in the domain? The simple definition of continuity given to me was if the graph could be drawn without picking up your pencil; this is why I do not see how 1/x can be continuous.
    On what set? Not on \mathbb{R}. It is continuous on (-\infty,0)\cup (0,\infty)
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    Re: f(x)=1/x continuous?

    f(x) = \frac{1}{x} is continuous over its domain.
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    Re: f(x)=1/x continuous?

    Okay good. I thought I was missing out on something regarding the definition of continuity. I think the practice test must be flawed. Thanks!
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