Evaluate the Function, Set Builder Notation...  TOPIC_SOLVED

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Evaluate the Function, Set Builder Notation...  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby Blue Leader on Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:53 pm

Greetings,

I'm having some problems, obviously, with some of my math work. There's a few different ones so hopefully this will all make sense...
Any help would be appreciated.

1. Evaluate the function for the given values:

I'm not sure where to go with that one. I'd assume I'd combine like terms (5+4=9, x+3x=4x), though I'm not sure what to do after that. Nor am I sure what to do with the ", 2".

2. Solve:

Again, I'm not really sure where to go with this. I've always struggled greatly with fractions...

3. Solve and list the answer in Set Builder Notation:

For this one I've got the equation down to...

But I'm not sure what to do from there... (I think I did my combining correctly...?)

And one last question... I've got a problem similar to number 3, however instead of it saying to list the answer in Set Builder Notation it just says to list it graphically. How would I list it graphically? I'm not entirely sure what it's asking me to do.
The problem is almost identical to number 3, just different numbers.

Thank you for your time and for your help!
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Postby stapel_eliz on Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:56 pm

Blue Leader wrote:1. Evaluate the function for the given values:

I'm not sure where to go with that one.

They're asking you to plug the given values in for the given variable.

To learn about function notation and how to evaluate functions, try here.

Blue Leader wrote:2. Solve:

Again, I'm not really sure where to go with this.

A good first step in solving this linear equation would probably be to multiply through by the common denominator of 6, as this will eliminate all the fractions.

Blue Leader wrote:3. Solve and list the answer in Set Builder Notation:

For this one I've got the equation down to...

But I'm not sure what to do from there.

You do almost the same thing as you would have done for "6 = -14x". The only different, when dealing with solving linear inequalities, is that you have to flip the inequality symbol when you multiply or divide through by a negative value.

Blue Leader wrote:I've got a problem similar to number 3, however...it just says to list it graphically.

When you study how to solve linear inequalities (in the link for the previous question), you will learn how to show the different formats of answers. :wink:
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Re: Evaluate the Function, Set Builder Notation...

Postby Blue Leader on Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:25 pm

A little late, but thank you for your assistance. :)
This is the first time I've been able to post on this forum since I posted the original message. It's been acting up on me...
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