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Homework Help: Dom(f) and Range(f)

  1. May 10, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    g(x)=(In(x-5)/In(x-5))+sqrt(10-x). Find Dom(f) and Range(f).
    and sqrt(10-x) is decreasing.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    so The dom(f), I think, is (-infinity,5)U(5,10].
    now the range, the equation should look like this after cancelling.
    Is it right that I just plug in x values like:10,5,....
    and I tried to plug in some and I got this
    Is that right? Or am I missing something?
  2. jcsd
  3. May 11, 2010 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    First off, there is no In function, just as there is no Iog function. The names of these function are ln and log, respectively, for the natural logarithm and common logarithm functions.

    Your domain is not correct. For ln(x - 5) to be defined, x > 5, which you have. For the square root, x <= 10, which is what you have. For ln(x-5)/ln(x - 5) to be defined, however, you can't divide by zero. What value of x makes ln(x - 5) = 0?

    As already mentioned in your problem, sqrt(10 - x) is decreasing, so 1 + sqrt(10 - x) will be decreasing as well. The restricted domain will affect the graph of 1 + sqrt(10 - x), so will affect the range of your function f.
  4. May 11, 2010 #3
    Thanks for explaining.
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