"some curves y=x^a has a cusp at x=0, a sharp point like the spine on a holly leaf.
give three examples of curves which have this property
If function y=x^a has a cusp, what can you say about y=x^(a)+x,x^(a)+2"
if anyone understands this question, can you please explain it to me?(Worried)
First, you are going to have to communicate better.
In particular, what does this mean: y=x^a+x
Is that or ? The latter would be assumed under normal rules.
omg im sorry. lol the second one
okay, i have found that a=2/3, a=4/5 and a=6/7 all have a cusp at x=0. im still not sure what is ment by the second part of the question.
The y = (x^a) +x
Originally Posted by scuzi
and the y = (x^a) +2
are just vertical translations of the basic y = x^a
Their graphs are almost the same except that
>>>that of the y = (x^a) +x is x higher, or x lower, than that of the y = x^a.
>>>that of the y = (x^a) +2 is always 2 units higher than that of y = x^a.