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Absolute Value problems Please help!

  1. Jan 2, 2005 #1

    f(x+a1) = x^2 + x + 2

    then what is


    Please help!
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  3. Jan 2, 2005 #2


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    this seems to mean that f(anything +a) = (anything)^2 + anything + 2.

    so here you have to write f(x-a) as f(something + a), and then apply the polynomial above to th something. what would the something be?
  4. Jan 3, 2005 #3


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    1. What does this have to do with absolute value?

    2. What is the difference between a and a1? What do they mean?
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