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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

Solutions

Chapter 2.1, Problem 31E
To determine

To evaluate f(x)=x2+1 at a number, substitute the number for x in the definition of f(x)

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 31E

The values of the given functionare:

  f(x+2)=x2+4x+5,f(x)+f(2)=x2+6.

Explanation of Solution

Given information:consider the function f(x)=x2+1

Calculation:

Start by assume x is the variable of a function f(x) .

Evaluate the values of the function f(x)=x2+1 for the given values of the variable x

Plug the value x=x+2, in the function f(x)=x2+1 then the value of f(x+2).

  f(x+2)=(x+2)2+1f(x+2)=x2+4x+4+1f(x+2)=x2+4x+5 Use the formula (a+b)2=a2+2ab+b2

Plug the value x=2, in the function f(x)=x2+1 then the value of f(2).

  f(2)=22+1f(2)=5

And,

  f(x)+f(2)

  =(x2+1)+5         Substitute f(x)=x2+1,f(2)=5=x2+6

Thus,the given function of the values

  f(x+2)=x2+4x+5,f(x)+f(2)=x2+6.

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