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nycmathguy

- Homework Statement
- Use the algebraic tests to check for

symmetry with respect to both axes and the origin.

- Relevant Equations
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Use the algebraic tests to check for

symmetry with respect to both axes and the origin.

y = x^4 - x^2 + 3

Let y = - y

-y = x^4 - x^2 + 3

y = (x^4 - x^2 + 3)/-1

y = -x^4 + x^2 - 3

Not symmetric with respect to the x-axis.

Let x = -x

y = (-x)^4 - (-x)^2 + 3

y = x^4 - x^2 + 3

Symmetric with respect to the y-axis.

Let x = -x and y = -y

-y = (-x)^4 - (-x)^2 + 3

y = (x^4 - x^2 + 3)/-1

y = -x^4 + x^2 - 3

Not symmetric with respect to the origin.

symmetry with respect to both axes and the origin.

y = x^4 - x^2 + 3

Let y = - y

-y = x^4 - x^2 + 3

y = (x^4 - x^2 + 3)/-1

y = -x^4 + x^2 - 3

Not symmetric with respect to the x-axis.

Let x = -x

y = (-x)^4 - (-x)^2 + 3

y = x^4 - x^2 + 3

Symmetric with respect to the y-axis.

Let x = -x and y = -y

-y = (-x)^4 - (-x)^2 + 3

y = (x^4 - x^2 + 3)/-1

y = -x^4 + x^2 - 3

Not symmetric with respect to the origin.