Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 9 - Sections 9.1-9.6 - Integrated Review - Functions and Properties of Logarithms: 12

Answer

$ f^{-1}(x)=\frac{x}{3}$

Work Step by Step

We are given the function, $f(x)=3x$. First, we must replace $f(x)$ with y. $y=3x$ Next, interchange x and y. $x=3y$ Next, solve for y by dividing both sides by 3. $y=\frac{x}{3}$ Finally, replace y with $f^{-1}(x)$. $ f^{-1}(x)=\frac{x}{3}$
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