Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 12 - Section 12.1 - The Algebra of Functions - Exercise Set: 23

Answer

$(f\circ g)(x)=\sqrt{-5x+2}$ $(g\circ f)(x)=-5\sqrt{x}+2$

Work Step by Step

$f(x)=\sqrt{x}$ $;$ $g(x)=-5x+2$ $(f\circ g)(x)$ To find $(f\circ g)(x)$, substitute $x$ by $g(x)$ in $f(x)$ and simplify if possible: $(f\circ g)(x)=f(g(x))=\sqrt{-5x+2}$ $(g\circ f)(x)$ To find $(g\circ f)(x)$, substitute $x$ by $f(x)$ in $g(x)$ and simplify if possible: $(g\circ f)(x)=g(f(x))=-5\sqrt{x}+2$
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