# Math Help - Please find this inverse function

1. ## Please find this inverse function

Hi all,
could anybody find inverse function to this function:

$
f(x) = \frac{2x}{1 - x^2}
$

Please write here the whole solution.

2. Originally Posted by petike
Hi all,
could anybody find inverse function to this function:

$
f(x) = \frac{2x}{1 - x^2}
$

Please write here the whole solution.

A few have looked at this, but no takers. Let's see if I can get this thing started. First restate the function with y, then interchange the x and y.

$y = \frac{2x}{1 - x^2}$

$x = \frac{2y}{1 - y^2}$

$x(1-y^2)=2y$

$x-xy^2=2y$

$-xy^2+x-2y=0$

$xy^2+2y=x$

$y^2+\frac{2}{x}y=1$

Complete the square on the left

$y^2+\frac{2}{x}y+\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)^2=1+\fra c{1}{x^2}$

$\left(y+\frac{1}{x}\right)^2=\frac{x^2+1}{x^2}$

$y+\frac{1}{x}=\frac{\pm \sqrt{x^2+1}}{x}$

$y=\frac{-1}{x}\frac{\pm \sqrt{x^2+1}}{x}$

$y=\frac{-1\pm \sqrt{x^2+1}}{x}$

What do you think?

3. ## Soluted

Oh,
thaaank you very much.
You have really helped me.

You've got my thanks.