What is Pre calculus: Definition and 30 Discussions
In mathematics education, precalculus or college algebra is a course, or a set of courses, that includes algebra and trigonometry at a level which is designed to prepare students for the study of calculus. Schools often distinguish between algebra and trigonometry as two separate parts of the coursework.
Problem statement : I copy and paste the statement of the problem from the text.
(Given ##\boldsymbol{a+b+c=0}##)
Attempt : I am afraid I couldn't make any meaningful progress. With ##a = -(b+c)##, I substituted for ##a## in the whole of the L.H.S, both numerators and denominators. I multiplied...
I think the answer is an even function as the function ##x^2## is an even function and thus, is symmetrical w.r.t. Y axis. The question I have is how to do this problem algebraically. I tried to graph some functions on GeoGebra to verify my answer.
a) ##y = ln(x^2)##
b) ##y = sin(x^2)##...
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If an amount of $1000 is deposited in a savings account that pays 3.2% interest per year compounded monthly, the amount in the account after nmonths is given by:
The amount in the account after 2 years (rounded to one decimal point) will be??
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Identify the set of points satisfying ##1<\vert 2z-6\vert <2## such that ##z\in\Bbb{C}##.
My pre-caculus is very rusty, so I am not sure if I am doing this correctly.
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##x^2 +y^2= r^2##
##\forall z,z'\in\Bbb{C}, \vert zz'\vert =\vert z\vert\vert z'\vert##...
The graph below shows a portion of the curve defined by the quartic polynomial P(x) = x^4 + ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d. Which of the following is the smallest?
https://imgur.com/a/1VuGSiA
(A) P(-1) (B) The product of the zeros of P (C) The product of the non-real zeros of P (D) The sum of the...
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why is 'e' so important number. e^x is said to be natural language of growth. Why isn't 2^x a 100% growth.Can anyone explain me the difference between both of these and also bit more about number e which known as famous constant.please explain clearly. I will appreciate it.
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f(x) = (2x-3)/(x-1)
Solve the equation |f^-1(x)|= 1+f^-1(x)
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I'm pretty sure f^1(x) = (-3+x)/(x-2)
The Attempt at a Solution
I am not sure what solve means. Do i need to plug in values?
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I'm in need of some help to be able to determine the supremum and infimum of the following sets:A = \left\{ {mn\over 1+ m+n} \mid m, n \in \mathbb N \right\}B = \left\{ {mn\over 4m^2+m+n^2} \mid m, n \in \mathbb N \right\}C = \left\{ {m\over \vert m\vert +n} \mid m \in...
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X and Y 2 real numbers / |x| <1 and |y|<1
Prove that |x+y|<|xy+1|
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The Attempt at a Solution
|x+y|<2
I couldn't prove that |xy+1| >2
And couldn't find a way to solve the problem
Please help
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Prove the following statement:
Let f be a polynomial, which can be written in the form
fix) = a(n)X^(n) + a(n-1)X^(n-1) + • • • + a0
and also in the form
fix) = b(n)X^(n) + b(n-1)X^(n-1) + • • • + b0
Prove that a(i)=b(i) for all i=0,1,2,...,n-1,n
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3. The...
T(t) = Ts+(98.6 – Ts)e-kt
rewrite in the form t=g-1(T)
In trying to understand how to find the inverse of this but am having a hard time, please advise.
Thanks,
Kupkake303
I have re-post this forum as I should have paid closer attention to rules. I apologized for that.
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1) The expression tan^3 θ + sinθ/cosθ is equal to:
(a) cot θ (b) tan θ sec^2 θ (c) tan θ (d) sin θ tan θ (e) tan θ csc^2 θ
2) Simplify (cos θ/1+ sin θ - cosθ/sinθ-1)^-1...
Hello everyone. I'm learning Trigonometry right now with myself and at current about how to find the trigonometric ratio of the angle (90° + θ) in terms of θ. I'm quite confused in the Figure. How sin(90° + θ) become equal to sin (90° - θ) of triangle P'OM'. I know that triangle P'OM' and POM...
I'm working through the problems in the Mooculus textbook as revision for Calculus I & there seems to be something wrong with how I'm manipulating the function to find its inverse in the following example.
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The height in meters of a person off the ground as they ride a Ferris...
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In the argand plane z lies on the line segment joining # z_1 = -3 + 5i # and # z_2 = -5 - 3i # . Find the most suitable answer from the following options .
A) -3∏/4
B) ∏/4
C) 5∏/6
D) ∏/6
2. MY ATTEMPT AT THE SOLUTION
We get two points ( -3 , 5 ) & ( -5 , -3 ) => The...
I am currently in year 9 (9 grade for those in US) and I have a really rusty and a weak math background. I have 2 months of summer holidays coming up. I should be done with pre algebra in mid December. During my summer holidays I have more than 50 hours a week avalible for study and I was just...
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Hello,I have some problems with my Pre-Calculus homework. The task is:
You get paid 8$ per hour plus 0.85$ per unit you produced.
1.Set up an equation for it.
2.Find the inverse function.
3.What does each variable in the inverse function mean?
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See below...
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Prove the following trigonometric identity. The question is sin^4Ө =3/8-3/8cos(2Ө)
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I think I'm supposed to use the power reducing formulas for trigonometric identities which are
sin^2(u)= (1- cos(2u))/2
cos^2(u)=(1+cos(2u))/2
*Let u represent any...
Homework Statement
with answers given:
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use implicit differentiation
The Attempt at a Solution
I always get this answer
but not the second one
PLs explain the second answer for I am very desperate.
Thank You
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Solve for X in terms of Natural Logs;
Both my friend and I (top scores in the class) are struggling with this problem.
Homework Equations
e^ax=c*2^bx
The Attempt at a Solution
We both decided to divide both sides by 2^bx which gave us
e^ax / 2^bx = C
Then...
Hello I am in pre-calculus which is the next math class after algebra 2 and there are many scientific equations that require a knowledge of calculus to solve. For example I do science olympiad maglev and many of the equations to solve for magnetic flux or magnetic fields etc.. use derivatives...
So my semester started yesterday, and my first class on: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday is pre calculus. I walked in, sat down, and it began.
My professor is the head of the math department at the college, and within 5 minutes of the intro lecture, it's clear that he really loves math...
Hi, I am wondering if it would be better to do Pre-Calculus online with the 2nd semester Algebra 2. Or take college algebra online with 2nd semester Algebra 2.
If I go the Pre-Calculus online with 2nd semester Algebra 2, my senior year I will be taking Calculus AB 1st semester and Calculus BC...
Tomorrow I'm taking a certification exam to become a college math tutor and I have to take a proficiency test in pre calculus. A lot of the stuff I don't remember because I haven't used it in a while. Anyone got some good online resources. I studied before but I just realized yesterday after not...
hello! I am a studen from sweden and i having some troble solves this kind of problems. i have tried but the book its really bad to expleain. and i really have to know this for the comming exan, so if anyone could help me i really be so happy :)
here are some stuff i have hard time solving...
[SOLVED] Pre Calculus Homework Problem...Help!
[b]1. Homework Statement
A quadrilateral has two pairs of congruent sides and a longer diagonal of length of 6, as shown. For what value of x will the area of the shaded region be 40% of the area of the unshaded region?
[b]2. Homework...
Range of- (x)/((x^2)-9)
please explain in detail
also
the properties of exponents to simplify the expression
((16x^-2)(y^4))^1/2
A bacterial culture starts with 20,000 bacteria, and the number doubles every 40 min. Find the number T of minutes required for the culture to have...