Postby **Hwy61Meg** » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:19 am

It does, thank you. The only other restriction in my example problems is a positive restriction, so it wasn't obvious that they'd "chosen" the positive radical. I had forgotten about that +/- when taking the square root. They haven't been using that notation in the problems for this section, and our instructor hasn't been using them when solving for inverses. But it makes sense now, with that restriction.

So, the graphed line for f(x) in this case is half the graph of a parabola (due to the restriction), which starts, after the transformation, at (1,0), and the inverse is the graph of a square root function, which starts, after its transformation, at (0,1) and falls below the x axis? I have a picture of the graph in my book but I can't share it. It was confusing to me because the x and y intersections aren't marked with a dot and the two lines overlap, so it looks like one continuous curve with no end points, if that makes sense. So I was having trouble reverse-engineering my problem to try and figure out what I was doing.