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**silencecloak** *Could you all please help me get started on finding the domain and range of these 2 functions*

Mr F says: Let the domain be . The function is decreasing over the first interval and increasing over the second ......

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Mr F gives a hint: ......

Thank you

Update: i can find the domains, but the ranges are giving me trouble
There is a certain pre-requisite knowledge that a student working on questions like these is presumed to have.

You said you could get the domains. If that's the case, then you should know the value of a and b in

. From how you got the domain it should be clear that the value of g starts at zero. If you stop and think about the behaviour of g (and keep in mind my earlier remarks about g decreasing and decreasing) I hope it's clear that the range must be [0, oo). Try drawing a graph of g to see this.

For the second, the graph of g(x) is a semi-circle. It's the upper half of the circle $\displaystyle (x - 2)^2 + y^2 = 29$. Draw the semi-circle, get the range by inspection.