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    Evaluating functions

    hello,
    can someone answer and explain in detail the following question:

    (Q) Evaluate the function

    f(x)=x/
    sqrt x +1 -1

    at the points x = -0.01, -0.001, 0, 0.001, 0.0

    -the answers should be:
    1.99499 1.9996 ? 2.00050 2.00499
    what i would like to know is how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethio View Post
    hello,
    can someone answer and explain in detail the following question:

    (Q) Evaluate the function

    f(x)=x/
    sqrt x +1 -1

    at the points x = -0.01, -0.001, 0, 0.001, 0.0

    -the answers should be:
    1.99499 1.9996 ? 2.00050 2.00499
    what i would like to know is how?
    You will need to be much clearer in what the function is. Is it f(x) = \frac{x}{\sqrt{x + 1}} - 1 ?

    Be that as it may, surely you just substitute the required values of x into the function and use a calculator to get the asnwer. How are you stuck in doing this?
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    It's actually like this,
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f(x) = \frac{x}{\sqrt{x + 1-1}}<br />
    I have tried replacing the values with x but i keep getting the wrong answers..... i need to know the right way.


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    <br /> <br />
f(x) = \frac{x}{\sqrt{x + 1-1}}=\frac{x}{\sqrt{x}}=\sqrt{x}<br />

    Are you sure you've written it down correctly?
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    it's question 5 in the attached word document.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethio View Post
    it's question 5 in the attached word document.
    The function is f(x) = \frac{x}{\sqrt{x + 1} - 1}.
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    yes, that's it, so what were the answers you got?
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    If the function is meant to be as was suggested in an earlier reply (and as you appear to have confirmed), then the listed "answer" values would seem to be incorrect.
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    ohh, ok.
    well the method for evaluating this function maybe different or something, because when i worked them out i different values, that's what confused me.
    anyway here is the answer sheet...........
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    I can't find that problem anywhere in your attachment. What number is it?
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    Thread closed.

    This whole thread is turning into a shambles and is wasting time.

    To the OP: Please re-post your question in a new thread - and make very sure you have posted the equation correctly and accurately. Ideally you will learn some basic latex to format your equation - go to this subforum: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-help/latex-help/

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